The first reference on this emerging interdisciplinary research area at the interface between materials science and biomedicine is written by pioneers in the field, who address the requirements, current status and future challenges. Focusing... mehr
The first reference on this emerging interdisciplinary research area at the interface between materials science and biomedicine is written by pioneers in the field, who address the requirements, current status and future challenges. Focusing on inherently conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes and graphene, they adopt a systematic approach, covering all relevant aspects and concepts: synthesis and fabrication, properties, introduction of biological function, components of bionic devices and materials requirements. Established bionic devices, such as the bionic ear are examined, as are emerging areas of application, including use of organic bionic materials as conduits for bone re-growth, spinal cord injury repair and muscle regeneration. The whole is rounded off with a look at future prospects in sustainable energy generation and storage. Invaluable reading for materials scientists, polymer chemists, electrotechnicians, chemists, biologists, and bioengineers.
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Autoren-Porträt von Gordon G. Wallace, Simon Moulton, Robert M.I. Kapsa, Michael Higgins:
Gordon Wallace is Director of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong and Executive Research Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institute of Physics (UK), and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Wallace has received numerous awards, including a Life Time Achievement Award...
by SPIE in 2009 in recognition of his sustained contributions to the development of smart materials. Over 500 refereed publications and a monograph ?Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Polymer Systems? (3rd edition published in 2008) stand to his name. Simon E Moulton received his PhD degree in Chemistry from The University of Wollongong, Australia in 2002. He is now an ARC QEII Fellow at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. His research interests include the development of conducting biomaterials comprising of organic conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes and degradable polymers and using these to influence cellular responses in systems such as nerve and muscle as well as their use in controlled release of therapeutic drugs.