Special Issue "Biomimetic Materials"


A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kalpana S. Katti

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering North Dakota State University CIE Building, Room 201 Fargo, ND 58108-6050 USA
Website: http://www.ndsu.edu/ce/faculty/Kalpana_Katti/index.html
Phone: 7012319504

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomimetic materials have been of interest for many applications, ranging from structural and biomedical ones, to sensor technology and communications. Materials scientists and engineers have been intrigued by the inherent redundancy, self-healing properties, and stimulus-driven responsiveness of biological systems; these properties arise from their nano-composite, hierarchically-organized structures. The hierarchical organization of porosities in bone, response-driven fouling capability of barnacles, interlocked brick and mortar organization of mineral platelets in nacre, and the tiered hierarchy of the collagen molecule in human bone, are all examples of the unique and exceptional properties of biosystems, which researchers strive to both analyze and mimic. Recent advances in advanced characterization tools, as well as efforts in the multi-scale modeling of response of biological materials’, show great promise towards furthering the development of new materials that mimic the forms and/or functions of biological structures and materials.

This special issue seeks contributions regarding new advances in the structural, molecular, and organizational details of the biological world, as well as research mimicking the structures and/or functions of these biomimetic systems. Advances in novel manufacturing techniques and novel biomimetic materials design would be appropriate; studies involving advances in new characterizations and superior models of property prediction are also welcome.

Dr. Kalpana S. Katti
Guest Editor

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  • biomimetics
  • biological materials
  • nacre, bone, wood, sea urchin spine, antifouling biomimetic coatings
  • multiscale modeling

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J. Funct. Biomater. 2014, 5(2), 78-98; doi:10.3390/jfb5020078
Received: 13 March 2014 / Revised: 12 May 2014 / Accepted: 26 May 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2014, 5(2), 58-77; doi:10.3390/jfb5020058
Received: 14 March 2014 / Revised: 23 April 2014 / Accepted: 29 April 2014 / Published: 8 May 2014
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