Special Issue "Advances in Anisotropic and Smart Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015).
Interests: biomechanics; biomaterials; nanomaterials; computational mechanics; composite materials;
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Dear Colleagues,In recent years, the study of anisotropic and functional materials systems, and of their applications to biomedical engineering, has become increasingly popular. A functional material system is typically a composite matrix or hybrid of several distinct, material phases with embedded actuators and sensors, in which each phase performs a different but necessary function (such as structure, transport, logic, energy storage, noise control, damage control/self-healing, etc.) in response to stimuli. Such a system sometimes integrates sensors, actuators, and a control system so as to mimic the biological body in performing many desirable functions. These functions include synchronization with environmental changes, self-repair of damage, etc. More importantly, new state-of-the-art functional and reduced-scale materials will be hybridized into designing materials that can perform dramatic “tailorable” functions in large engineered systems. These performance-tailored structures will have the ability to change or adapt the performance or style of a structure on demand. Because of recent advances in biomaterials and nanotechnology, anisotropic and functional materials are emerging as a new interdisciplinary field that promises to provide a new level of functionality, adaptability, and tailorability for future engineered systems.
Professor Qinghua Qin
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- anisotropic materials
- multifunctional materials
- artificial biomaterials
- biological nanomaterials
- smart hydrogel system
- piezoelectric biomaterials