Journal of Functional Biomaterials — Editors

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Editors

Prof. Dr. Francesco Puoci

Editor-in-Chief
Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Università della Calabria, Edificio Polifunzionale, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) 87036, Italy
Website: http://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view.cfm?18749
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Interests: molecularly imprinted polymers; functional materials for biomedical applications
Contribution
Prof. Dr. Pankaj Vadgama

Associate Editor
Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Website: http://www.cmr.qmul.ac.uk/staff/staff.php?uid=18
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Interests: biosensors; interfaces; polymers; membranes

Editorial Board

Dr. Xuebin Yang

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Oral Biology, Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds, Worsley Building, Clarendon Way, Leeds LS2 9LU, UK
Website: http://lmbru.leeds.ac.uk/people/our-people/dr-xuebin-yang/
Interests: stem cell therapy; tissue engineering; multi-layer cell sheet technology; biomaterial scaffold; surface modification; biomimetics; cell-materials interaction; biological testing; in vivo models; gene therapy
Prof. Dr. Joachim B. Kohn

The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 145 Bevier Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Website: http://www.njbiomaterials.org/web/index.php?p=flabs&s=8293
Interests: biocompatibility of medical implant materials; biomedical materials; tissue engineering; design of new degradable polymers
Prof. Dr. Vladimir M. Mirsky

Faculty of Natural Sciences / Nanobiotechnology, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg, 01968 Senftenberg, Germany
Website: http://hs-lausitz.mirsky.de/
Interests: self-assembling monolayers; electrochemistry; lipid membranes; molecular imprinting; biomimetic membranes; affinity sensors; conducting polymers; surface plamsmon resonance; plasmonic nanoparticles; combinatorial methods; biosensors; chemosensors; interface
Prof. Dr. Hao Song

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, 637457 Singapore
Website: http://www.scbe.ntu.edu.sg/aboutus/centres/SyntheticBiology/Pages/Faculty.aspx
Interests: electrode materials for biofuel cells & biosensors; genetic engineering for biomaterials synthesis; cell-materials interaction; bionanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic

School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/dusan.losic
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoengineering; nanomedicine; biosensing; bioseparations; functional biomaterials; bioinspired materials; drug-releasing implants; nano-carriers for drug delivery; diatom nanotechnology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advanced Nanomaterials for Biosensors
Special Issue: Nanopore Sensors: Fabrications, Properties and Applications
Special Issue: Graphene Aerogels
Prof. Dr. Cassian Sitaru

Klinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Hauptstr. 7, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Website: http://www.uniklinik-freiburg.de/hautklinik/live/forschung/molecular-dermatology/Research.html
Interests: biomaterials; skin and subcutaneous tissue engineering; interactions of cells, extracellular matrix and materials
Prof. Dr. Chi Lee

Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Website: http://pharmacy.umkc.edu/directory/chi-h-lee/
Interests: drug delivery; bioactive polymers; tissue engineering; Cardiovascular implants
Prof. Dr. Adriana Bigi

Department of Chemistry "G. Ciamician", University of Bologna, via Selmi 2, I - 40126 Bologna, Italy
Website: http://www.ciam.unibo.it/biomimetic
Interests: biomaterials; bioceramics; functionalized calcium phosphates; bone cements; bioactive coatings; scaffolds
Prof. Dr. Daniel X.B. Chen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Dr., Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, Canada
Website: http://engineering.usask.ca/faculty-staff/mech/daniel-chen/index.php
Interests: biofabrication; tissue engineering scaffolds; mechanical properties
Contribution: Special Issue: Mechanical Properties of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
In other journals:
Special Issue: Biomaterials and Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering Applications and Cancer Therapies
Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 608 Stanton L. Young Blvd, DMEI PA-409, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
Website: http://www.mei.org/dimitris-karamichos-phd1
Interests: corneal fibrosis; dystrophies; wound healing; innovative materials; development and implementation of novel materials
Contribution: Special Issue: Corneal Disease and Biomaterials
Special Issue: Ocular Tissue Engineering
In other journals:
Special Issue: Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis
Prof. Dr. Jae-Hyung Jang

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, 120-749, Korea
Website: http://web.yonsei.ac.kr/chemeng/faculty.htm
Interests: gene delivery; gene vector engineering; gene therapy; tissue engineering scaffolds; bio-insipired materials; electrospinning; biomaterials; bio-interfaces
Prof. Dr. R. Jayakumar

Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi-682041, Kerala, India
Interests: functional biomaterials; nanoparticle; nanogels; nanofibers; hydrogels; scaffolds; drug delivery; tissue engineering; wound healing
Contribution: Special Issue: Biomedical Applications of Chitin and Chitosan
Prof. Dr. Ali Khademhosseini

Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Website: http://www.tissueeng.net/lab/
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; microfluidics; nanotechnology; hydrogels; stem cells
Prof. Dr. Mohan Edirisinghe FREng

Biomaterials Processing Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, Gower Street, London, UK
Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucemmje/
Interests: processing and forming of biomaterials and biostructures incorporating particles; bubbles; capsules and fibres at all scales
Prof. Dr. Hae-Won Kim

Department of Biomaterials Science, School of Dentistry, Dankook University, 330-714 Cheonan, South Korea
Website: http://www.itren.kr
Interests: nanomedicine; bone scaffolds; nerve regeneration; stem cell regulation; drug delivery
Prof. Dr. Masami Okamoto

Advanced Polymeric Nanostructured Materials Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, TOYOTA TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
Website: http://www.toyota-ti.ac.jp/Lab/Zairyo/5z50/okamoto.htm
Interests: nanocomposites; polymeric scaffolds; porous materials; tissue engineering; clay hydrogels; drug delivery; gene therapy
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials & TU Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Hohe Str. 06, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Website: http://www.ipfdd.de/Prof-Dr-Carsten-Werner.159.0.html
Interests: biomedical polymers; biointerfacial phenomena; hemocompatible materials; cell-instructive polymer matrices; bio-inspired materials
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Functional Polymers for Medical Applications
Dr. Antonella Sola

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Enzo Ferrari, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Pietro Vivarelli, 10/1 (MO-26), 41125 Modena, Italy
Website: http://personale.unimore.it/rubrica/dettaglio/solant
Interests: biomaterials; bioceramics; bioactive glasses; bioactive coatings; porous materials; scaffolds; glasses; ceramics; composite materials; functional coatings; sintering and thermal treatments
Contribution: Topical Collection: Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications
Special Issue: Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications 2014
Dr. Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo

Departamento de Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Website: http://idfarmausc.es/
Interests: stimuli-sensitive materials; biomimetic materials; molecularly imprinted drug delivery systems; polymeric micelles; combination products; drug-eluting medical devices
Contribution: Special Issue: Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in Biomedical Applications
Special Issue: Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in Biomedical Applications 2013
Prof. Dr. Aldo R. Boccaccini

Institute of Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany; Visiting Professor, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2BP, UK
Website: http://www.biomat.techfak.uni-erlangen.de
Interests: biomaterials; porous materials; scaffolds; tissue engineering; bioactive glasses; composite materials; waste recycling; carbon nanotubes; electrophoretic deposition; vascularization; bioceramics; biofabrication; bioactive coatings; drug delivery
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Special Issue: Biodegradability of Materials in Biomedical Applications 2011
Special Issue: Biodegradability of Materials in Biomedical Applications 2011
Prof. Dr. Francesco Cilurzo

Departiment of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Milan, Via G. Colombo, 71 20133 Milano, Italy
Website: http://www.farmacia.unimi.it/Facolta/Personale/DocentiRicercatori/CILURZO-FRANCESCO-05Q_ITA_HTML.html
Interests: biodegradable scaffold; drug eluting stent; pressure sensitive adhesive; drug delivery
Prof. Dr. Fu-Zhai Cui

Department of MS&E, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Website: http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/mseen/4025/2010/20101217164216623697462/20101217164216623697462_.html
Interests: biomaterials; bone and nerve tissue engineering; interactions of cell and materials
Prof. Dr. Qingling Feng

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Website: http://www.mse.tsinghua.edu.cn/faculty/fengql/enindex.htm
Interests: biomineralization; tissue engineering; antibacterial materials
Prof. Dr. Jianjun Guan

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2041 College Road, Columbus, OH, USA
Website: https://mse.osu.edu/people/guan.21
Interests: tissue engineering; drug delivery; bioactive polymers; hydrogels; biomaterial surface modification
Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom

Supramolecular Chemistry group, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S4, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Website: http://www.sc.ugent.be/
Interests: polymer chemistry; controlled polymerization; living cationic ring-opening polymerization; responsive polymers; hydrophilic polymers; poly(2-oxazoline)s; supramolecular materials; self-assembly
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids
Prof. Dr. Kazunori Kataoka

University of Tokyo, Department of Materials Engineering, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Website: http://www.bmw.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/index.html
Interests: block copolymers; drug delivery systems; polymeric micelles; gene delivery; biomaterials; self-assembly; smart materials; nanomedicine; gene therapy
Prof. Dr. J. Kent Leach

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Website: http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/
Interests: cell-instructive biomaterials; composites; ceramics; hydrogels; drug delivery; cell transplantation vehicles
Prof. Dr. Evangelos Manias

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
Website: http://zeus.plmsc.psu.edu/
Interests: polymer and organic materials; soft materials; nanostructures; nanocomposites
Contribution: Special Issue: Stimuli Responsive Biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Prabhas Moghe

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Jersey 08854, USA
Website: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~moghe
Interests: cell-material interactions; nanobiomaterials for cell targeted therapies; bioactive polymers
Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
Website: http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/groups/muellen/
Interests: new polymer-forming reactions including methods of organometallic chemistry; multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures; functional polymeric networks, in particular for catalytic purposes; dyes and laser writing into polymers; chemistry and physics of single molecules; molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices; materials for lithium or hydrogen storage; biosynthetic hybrids; nanocomposites
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: New Polymer Synthesis Reactions
Prof. Dr. Tanja Weil

Institute of Organic Chemistry III, Macromolecular Chemistry & Biomaterials , University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Website: http://www.uni-ulm.de/oc3/html/prof__weil.html
Interests: functional biopolymers; biomimetic materials; self-assembly smart materials; biohybrid materials; hyper branched polymers; biomaterials; drug delivery systems; nanomedicine; nanoparticles; stimuli responsive materials
Prof. Dr. Bing Xu

Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, 415 Waltham, MA 02454, USA
Website: http://people.brandeis.edu/~bxu/
Interests: biofunctional materials; nanomaterials; biomedicine; molecular drug delivery; cancer therapy; biomedical diagnostics; biomimetics
Prof. Dr. Shunsaku Kimura

Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto-Daigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
Interests: peptide materials; self-assembly; theranostic agent; solid tumor imaging; nanoparticle; immunology; tumor associated carbohydrate antigen
Prof. Dr. Savas Tasoglu

Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Website: http://tasoglulab.net/
Interests: bioprinting; micro-assembly approaches; tissue engineering; microfluidics; hydrogels
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