Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Application of Nanoparticle Synthesis and Bioprint"

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanotechnology Applications in Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 244

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zhu Hui
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Guest Editor
State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
Interests: biofabrication; 3D printing; hydrogel; nanomaterials
Dr. Zulema Vargas
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Guest Editor
FunGlass – Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Trenčín, Slovakia
Interests: nanomaterials; nanocomposites; nanoparticles; multifunctional platforms; mesoporous materials; magnetic systems; biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanoparticles have attracted considerable attention owing to their many unique biofunctional, antibacterial, magnetic, electrical, mechanical, optical, and catalytic properties different from their bulk counterparts. Those designed nanoparticles with precisely engineered properties have inspired material scientists to develop novel synthetic routes and fully exploit their use in various applications. Three-dimensional bioprinting is a rapidly evolving industry that has the potential to reshape regenerative medicine. By manipulating bioinks comprised of living cells and a variety of biomaterials, complex functional tissues can be generated. Recent studies have combined functionalized nanoparticles into bioinks to help bioprint intricate and multifunctional constructs, bringing the process one step closer to organ printing. However, both the fields of nanoparticle synthesis and bioprint expose many scientific and technological challenges. Insufficient scientific understandings and inadequate technology limit the development of advanced nanoparticles and bioprinting, therefore many promising applications are underexplored from academic and industrial perspectives. This Special Issue aims to promote and compile recent advances in the design, synthesis, characterization, manufacturing, theoretical analysis, and versatile applications of nanoparticles or bioprinting. Possible areas in both fundamental studies and potential applications of nano-synthesis or bioprint technologies, such as photonics, electronics, optics, and environmental and biomedical applications, including building blocks for advanced materials and functional nanodevices, will be considered.

This Special Issue focuses on state-of-the-art nanomaterials synthesis and bioprint strategies to solve critical challenges in engineering and medicine. Therefore, original research articles (full papers and short communications), reviews, mini reviews, perspectives, and opinions covering the latest studies and progress are highly welcomed.

Dr. Zhu Hui
Dr. Zulema Vargas
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • synthetic and natural nanoparticles
  • preparation of nanostructured materials 
  • functionalization of nanomaterials 
  • nanoparticle applications 
  • 3D printing 
  • bioprinting
  • innovative or composite bioinks 
  • bioprinting and biofabrication approaches 
  • bioprinting and biofabrication application fields 
  • nanocomposites 
  • porous nanoplatforms 
  • novel synthetic routes to produce nanoparticles

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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