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Nanotechnology: Applications in Energy, Drug and Food

  • Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
  • Gan Jet Hong Melvin
  • Md. Mizanur Rahman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zhipeng Wang, Gan Jet Hong Melvin
    Pages 1-29
  3. W. K. Muzammil, Md. Mizanur Rahman, A. Fazlizan, M. A. Ismail, H. K. Phang, M. A. Elias
    Pages 49-71
  4. Gan Jet Hong Melvin, Yaofeng Zhu, Qing-Qing Ni
    Pages 73-97
  5. Biju Mani Rajbongshi, Anil Verma
    Pages 99-133
  6. Wai Yin Wong, Nabila A. Karim
    Pages 135-174
  7. Riana Awang Saman, Mohammad Iqbal
    Pages 175-185
  8. Rabiatul Basria S. M. N. Mydin, Wan Nordiana Rahman, Rosmazihana Mat Lazim, Amirah Mohd Gazzali, Nur Hazirah Mohd Azlan, Said Moshawih
    Pages 187-207
  9. Nur Izzati Mohd Razali, Noor Syazwani Mohd Saufi, Raha Ahmad Raus, Wan Mohd Fazli Wan Nawawi, Dayang Fredalina Basri
    Pages 233-248
  10. Kholis A. Audah
    Pages 249-265
  11. Khairul Arifah Saharudin, Srimala Sreekantan, Rabiatul Basria S. M. N. Mydin, Siti Nor Qurratu Aini Abd Aziz, G. Ambarasan Govindasamy
    Pages 267-281
  12. Zamri Nurfatihah, Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
    Pages 283-293
  13. Afiqah Silon Ummi, Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
    Pages 295-308
  14. Bambang Kuswandi, Mehran Moradi
    Pages 309-344
  15. Norizah Abdul Rahman
    Pages 345-359
  16. Anwar Samsidar, Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
    Pages 361-375
  17. Mohd Hazani Mat Zaid, Jerro Saidykhan, Jaafar Abdullah
    Pages 377-422

About this book


Applications of nanotechnology are the remarkable sizes dependent on physiochemical properties of nanomaterials that have led to the developed protocols for synthesizing nanomaterials over a range of size, shapes and chemical compositions. Nanomaterials are normally powders composed of nanoparticles which exhibit properties that are different from powders. Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale with their wide applications in energy sector, including -but not limited to- energy resources, energy conversion, energy storage, and energy usage; drug delivery systems including-  safety concerns, perspective, challenges, target therapeutics for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and other human diseases, nanomaterials based tissue engineering; and food sectors including to- food safety and quality, opportunities, challenges, nanomaterials based enhancing food packing, and determination of foodborne pathogens, agro and marine food, analysis of market, regulations and future prospects. 

The utilization of nanotechnology in the energy field will be emphasized and highlighted, in accordance to their prominent and high impact in this particular field. Recent trends and significant benefits of nanotechnology in the energy field will be revealed to the readers, and their promising advanced applications will be discussed. 

The current drug discovery paradigm constantly needs to improve, enhance efficiency and reduce time to the market on the basis of designing new drug discovery, drug delivery and pharmaceutical manufacturing. In this book will be highlighted nanotechnology based drug delivery is an important aspect of medicine, as more potent and specific drugs that are particularly discussed the understanding of disease pathways. Several biomaterials can be applied to small-molecule drugs as controlled release reservoirs for drug delivery and provide new insights into disease processes, thus understanding the mechanisms of action of drugs. 

Applications of food nanotechnology are an area of emerging interest for the food industry, for the reason, in this book will be given more priority to discuss the uses of nanomaterials for food packing, food safety and quality, and to remove the contaminated or spoiled by foodborne pathogens. And also nanotechnology based food products will be discussed how making them tastier, healthier, and more nutritious such as vitamins, to reduce fat content, and to ensure they do not degrade during a product’s shelf life.

Nanotechnology is basically the uses of nanomaterials, devices and systems through the control of matter on the nanometer scale. Multidisciplinary studies are required the technology for discovery and moving so fast from concept to the reality. Nanotechnology always not only provided more benefits in energy, drugs and food products but also provided significantly benefits around multidisciplinary field applications.


Food Nanotechnology Nanomaterials Renewable Energy Solid Lipid Nanoparticles Nanosensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
    • 1
  • Gan Jet Hong Melvin
    • 2
  • Md. Mizanur Rahman
    • 3
  1. 1.Biotechnology Research InstituteUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia
  2. 2.Material and Mineral Research Unit (MMRU), Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMSKota KinabaluMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering, Energy Research Unit (ERU)Universiti MalaysiaKota KinabaluMalaysia

About the editors

Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee is a Professor in the Biotechnology Research Institute at Universiti Malaysia Sabah in Sabah, Malaysia.

Melvin Gan Jet Hong is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Malaysia in Sabah, Malaysia.

Mizanur Rahman is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Malaysia in Sabah, Malaysia.

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