Special Issue "Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2016)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amir A. Zadpoor
Improved performance of multi-functional biomaterials is dependent on proper design and selection of the different characteristics that determine their performance. Biomechanics is the context within which the biomaterials can be designed based on objective performance-related criteria, such as mechanical behavior, mass transport properties, mechanobiological performance, etc. Moreover, biomechanical characterization of tissues could be used for developing new bio-inspired biomaterials. These are some of the reasons why it is important to study biomaterials and tissue biomechanics simultaneously and within a unified context. This Special Issue, therefore, aims to bring the biomaterials and tissue biomechanics communities together and publish reports on the recent developments in biomaterials and tissue biomechanics as well as the interface of both disciplines. The topics of interest encompass the entire spectrum of various research areas within biomaterials and tissue biomechanics including (but not limited to):
- Biomechanics of bone, cartilage, tendon, muscle, and other soft tissues.
- Mechanical behavior of tissues and biomaterials
- Neural biomechanics
- Orthopaedic implants
- Mass transport in tissues and biomaterials including the diffusion behavior, permeability, and other mass transport properties of biomaterials and tissues.
- 3D printing and additive manufacturing in biomaterials and biomechanics
- Self-assembly in biomaterials and tissue biomechanics
- Shape-property relationships in biomaterials and tissue biomechanics including the effects of geometry, morphology, and (nano-) topography on the performance of biomaterials and development of tissues.
- Multi-scale biomechanics
- Patient-specific finite element models and implants
- Biofabrication including bioprinting
- Soft matter including hydrogels
- Metallic biomaterials
- Biomechanics at the nano-scale
- Cell mechanics including cytoskeletal mechanics
Dr. Amir A. Zadpoor
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