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Advances in Metallic Biomaterials

Processing and Applications

  • Mitsuo Niinomi
  • Takayuki Narushima
  • Masaaki Nakai

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Processing Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hideshi Miura, Toshiko Osada, Yoshinori Itoh
      Pages 27-56
    3. Agung Purnama, Afghany Mostavan, Carlo Paternoster, Diego Mantovani
      Pages 85-100
  3. Surface Modification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Hirotaka Maeda, Toshihiro Kasuga
      Pages 103-126
    3. Noriyuki Hisamori
      Pages 143-152
    4. Masahiro Hirohashi, Kyosuke Ueda, Takeshi Wada, Takayuki Narushima, Hidemi Kato
      Pages 153-179
    5. Yoshimi Watanabe, Hisashi Sato, Eri Miura-Fujiwara
      Pages 181-209
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Manabu Ito, Tomohiro Onodera, Tadanao Funakoshi
      Pages 213-231
    3. Koichi Tsuchiya, Akiko Yamamoto
      Pages 233-250
    4. Masaaki Nakai, Mitsuo Niinomi
      Pages 251-281

About this book


This book covers the latest advances in processing techniques for producing metallic biomaterial implants. It also discusses recent developments in surface modifications using bioactive ceramics and blood-compatible polymers, as well as the adhesive strength of bioactive surface layers, before introducing the practical applications of metallic biomaterials in the fields of surgery and dentistry. As such, the book provides an essential reference guide for researchers, graduate students and clinicians working in the fields of materials, surgery, dentistry, and mechanics.

Mitsuo Niinomi, PhD, D.D.Sc., is a Professor at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

Takayuki Narushima, PhD, is a Professor at the Department of Materials Processing, Tohoku University, Japan

Masaaki Nakai, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan


Bioactive ceramics Degradable pure iron stent Dental metallic biomaterials Electroforming Functionally graded metallic biomaterials Metal injection molding (MIM) processing Orthopedic surgery Smart hot forging technique Surface modification

Editors and affiliations

  • Mitsuo Niinomi
    • 1
  • Takayuki Narushima
    • 2
  • Masaaki Nakai
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Materials ResearchTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Materials ProcessingTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Institute for Materials ResearchTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

About the editors

Prof. Mitsuo Niinomi earned his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, and Steel and Iron Engineering, Nagoya University in 1980, and his D.D.Sc. from the Department of Dentistry, Aichi-Gakuin University in 2003. From 1980 to 2005, he was a Research Associate, Associate Professor, and Professor at Toyohashi University of Technology. In 2005, he moved to the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University as a Professor, and he was elected as the director of this institute in 2009. He was a visiting Associate Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University (USA) from July 1988 to June 1989, a visiting Professor at The University of Dayton (USA) and a foreign researcher at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force from July 1997 to December 1997. He was appointed as an honorary Professor of Tianjin University, China from 2011, and a visiting Professor of Northeastern University, China from 2010-2015. He has been working in the area of fracture and microstructure relations of materials with a focus on titanium alloys for structural and biomedical applications. His recent research focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of biological and mechanical biocompatibility of titanium alloys for medical and dental applications.

Prof. Takayuki Narushima received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan, in 1985, 1987, and 1994, respectively. He joined the Department of Metallurgy at Tohoku University as a Research Associate from 1987 to 1994 and as an Associate Professor from 1994 to 2004. He was a Professor in the Tohoku University Biomedical Engineering Research Organization (TUBERO) and has been a Professor at the Department of Materials Processing at Tohoku University since 2007. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (Monbusyo Fellowship Program). His current research interests include precipitation control in biomedical Co-Cr alloys and Ni-Ti alloys, calcium phosphate coating on titanium, photocatalytic activity of oxide layers on titanium, and in vivo reactions of metallic materials.

Prof. Masaaki Nakai is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Nagoya University in 2005. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Then, he was a Research Associate and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. His research mainly focuses on the development of titanium alloys for biomedical applications.

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