Special Issue "Biomimetic and Functional Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis
Laser and Applications division of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Vassilika Vouton Heraklion Crete, GR-700 13, Greece
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Interests: laser material interaction; nanotechnology; biofabrication; tissue engineering
The study and simulation of biological systems with desired properties is popularly known as biomimetics and involves the transformation of the ideas, concepts, and underlying principles developed by nature into manmade technology. The adaptation of methods and systems found in nature into synthetic constructs is desirable because nature provides a unique source of working solutions, which can serve as models of inspiration for synthetic paradigms. This Special Issue will cover some of the more significant advances in the field of biomimetic functional nanomaterials. In particular, the issue will provide a comprehensive overview of the different approaches that have been employed for the design and fabrication of state-of-the-art bio-inspired, artificial nanomaterials. These materials are smart, energy-efficient, agile, adaptable, fault-tolerant, eco-friendly, and multifunctional. The issue will include topics related to potential technological applications under development; the topics will come from fields as diverse as engineering, nanotechnology, and nanomedicine. Special focus will be given to the biomedical applications of biomimetic functional nanomaterials, which relate to cell tissue engineering, sensing, and diagnosis.
Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis
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- bio-inspired nanomaterials
- biomimetic functional nanomaterials
- multifunctional nanomaterials
- responsive nanomaterials