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Special Issue "Frontiers of Marine Biomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016).
Institute of Electronic and Sensor materials, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Gustav-Zeuner Str. 3, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Tel. +00493731 392867; Fax: +0049 3731 394314
Interests: marine biomaterials; biominerals; biocomposites and biomimetics
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The principal motivation for this Special Issue is to use modern knowledge about the nano- and ultrastructural organization, as well as about the physico-chemical and materials properties of biological materials of marine origin. These include a broad variety of mineralized tissues, filaments, fibers, and nanostructured networks found in marine unicellular eukaryotes, such as diatoms, radiolarians, and dinoflagellates, and in multicellular invertebrates, such as sponges, corals, worms, molluscs, echinoderms, and arthropods. Additionally, biocomposites and biopolymers isolated from, and observed in, the diverse range of marine vertebrates (fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals) are of special interest. Once we understand the origin, nature, evolution, and structure–function relationship in materials that are made in marine living systems, we can then use these principles for biomimetic fabrication, design, and self-assembly of new hybride mineralized biopolymer composites for future biomedical and technical applications.
Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehrlich
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