Journal of Functional Biomaterials — Editors

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Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Francesco Puoci
Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Università della Calabria, Edificio Polifunzionale, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) 87036, Italy
Tel. +39 0984 493151; Fax: +39 0984 493298
Website: http://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view.cfm?18749
E-Mail: francesco.puoci@unical.it
Interests: molecularly imprinted polymers; functional materials for biomedical applications

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Pankaj Vadgama
Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Tel. +44 20 7882 5151
Website: http://www.cmr.qmul.ac.uk/staff/staff.php?uid=18
E-Mail: p.vadgama@qmul.ac.uk
Interests: biosensors; interfaces; polymers; membranes

Assistant Editor
Ms. Jojo Dong
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 6280 0830
E-Mail: zhiqiao.dong@mdpi.com

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
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Editorial Board

Dr. Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo
Departamento de Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Tel. +34 981563100; Fax: +34 981547148
Website: http://www.usc.es/i+dfarma/
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. Adriana Bigi
Department of Chemistry "G. Ciamician", University of Bologna, via Selmi 2, I - 40126 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 2099551; Fax: +39 051 2099456
Website: http://www.ciam.unibo.it/biomimetic
Interests: biomaterials; bioceramics; functionalized calcium phosphates; bone cements; bioactive coatings; scaffolds

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
Tel. +49 9131 85 28601; Fax: +49 9131 85 28602
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. Daniel X.B. Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Dr., Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, Canada
Tel. +1 306 966 1267; Fax: +1 306 966 5427
Website: http://engineering.usask.ca/faculty-staff/mech/daniel-chen/index.php
Interests: biofabrication; tissue engineering scaffolds; mechanical properties

Dr. Francesco Cilurzo
Departiment of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Milan, Via G. Colombo, 71 20133 Milano, Italy
Tel. +39 2 50324635
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. Mohan Edirisinghe
Biomaterials Processing Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, Gower Street, London, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 207 6793942
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. Qingling Feng
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Tel. +86 10 62782770; Fax: +86 10 62771160
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
Tel. +1 614 2929743; Fax: +1 614 2921537
Website: http://www.ecr6.ohio-state.edu/mse/faculty/guan/
Interests: tissue engineering; drug delivery; bioactive polymers; hydrogels; biomaterial surface modification

Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom
Supramolecular Chemistry group, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S4, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tel. +31 9 264 4482
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. Jae-Hyung Jang
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, 120-749, Korea
Tel. +82 2 2123 2756; Fax: +82 2 312 6401
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
Tel. +91-9995295407
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. Dimitrios Karamichos
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 608 Stanton L. Young Blvd, DMEI PA-409, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
Tel. +1 405 271 4019
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

Prof. Dr. Kazunori Kataoka
University of Tokyo, Department of Materials Engineering, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Tel. +81 3 5841 7138; Fax: +81 3 5841 7139
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. 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. Hae-Won Kim
Department of Biomaterials Science, School of Dentistry, Dankook University, 330-714 Cheonan, South Korea
Tel. +82 41 550 3081; Fax: +82 41 550 3085
Website: http://www.itren.kr
Interests: nanomedicine; bone scaffolds; nerve regeneration; stem cell regulation; drug delivery

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. J. Kent Leach
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Tel. +1 530 7549149; Fax: +1 530 7545739
Website: http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/
Interests: cell-instructive biomaterials; composites; ceramics; hydrogels; drug delivery; cell transplantation vehicles

Prof. Dr. Chi Lee
Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Tel. +1 816 235 2408; Fax: +1 816 235 5779
Website: http://pharmacy.umkc.edu/directory/chi-h-lee/
Interests: drug delivery; bioactive polymers; tissue engineering; Cardiovascular implants

Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic
School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Tel. + 61 8 8313 4648; Fax: +61 8 8303 4373
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

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. Vladimir M. Mirsky
Faculty of Natural Sciences / Nanobiotechnology, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg, 01968 Senftenberg, Germany
Tel. +49 3573 85917; Fax: +49 3573 85809
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. Prabhas Moghe
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Jersey 08854, USA
Tel. +1 732 445 4500 X6315
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
Tel. +49 6131 379 151; Fax: +49 6131 379 350
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. Masami Okamoto
Advanced Polymeric Nanostructured Materials Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, TOYOTA TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
Tel. +81 52-809-1861; Fax: +8 52-809-1864
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. Cassian Sitaru
Klinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Hauptstr. 7, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel. +49-761 270-67690; Fax: +49-761 270-68290
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

Dr. Antonella Sola
Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41125 Modena, Italy
Tel. +39 059 2056233; Fax: +39 059 2056243
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: Special Issue: Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications
Special Issue: Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications 2014
In other journals:
Special Issue: Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications 2014

Prof. Dr. Hao Song
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, 637457 Singapore
Tel. +65 6513 8079; Fax: +65 6791 6905
Website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/SONGHAO/
Interests: electrode materials for biofuel cells & biosensors; genetic engineering for biomaterials synthesis; cell-materials interaction; bionanomaterials

Prof. Dr. Tanja Weil
Institute of Organic Chemistry III, Macromolecular Chemistry & Biomaterials , University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel. +49 731 5022870; Fax: +49 731 5022883
Website: http://www.uni-ulm.de/oc3/html/prof__weil.html
Interests: functional biopolymers; biomimetic materials; self-assembly sSmart materials; biohybrid materials; hyper branched polymers; biomaterials; drug delivery systems; nanomedicine; nanoparticles; stimuli responsive materials

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
Tel. +49 351 4658531; Fax: +49 351 4658533
Website: http://www.ipfdd.de/Prof-Dr-Carsten-Werner.159.0.html
Interests: biomaterials; biomimetic materials; biohybrid materials; colloid and interface science; drug delivery systems; electrokinetics; hemocompatibility; polymeric biomaterials; regenerative therapies; soft matter; stem cell bioengineering; tissue engineering

Prof. Dr. Bing Xu
Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, 415 Waltham, MA 02454, USA
Tel. +1 781 7365201; Fax: +1 781 7362516
Website: http://people.brandeis.edu/~bxu/
Interests: biofunctional materials; nanomaterials; biomedicine; molecular drug delivery; cancer therapy; biomedical diagnostics; biomimetics

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
Tel. +44 113 3436162
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

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