Biomateriomics Book


  • Author : Steven W. Cranford
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400716100

Biomateriomics Excerpt :

Biomateriomics is the holistic study of biological material systems. While such systems are undoubtedly complex, we frequently encounter similar components -- universal building blocks and hierarchical structure motifs -- which result in a diverse set of functionalities. Similar to the way music or language arises from a limited set of music notes and words, we exploit the relationships between form and function in a meaningful way by recognizing the similarities between Beethoven and bone, or Shakespeare and silk. Through the investigation of material properties, examining fundamental links between processes, structures, and properties at multiple scales and their interactions, materiomics explains system functionality from the level of building blocks. Biomateriomics specifically focuses the analysis of the role of materials in the context of biological processes, the transfer of biological material principles towards biomimetic and bioinspired applications, and the study of interfaces between living and non-living systems. The challenges of biological materials are vast, but the convergence of biology, mathematics and engineering as well as computational and experimental techniques have resulted in the toolset necessary to describe complex material systems, from nano to macro. Applying biomateriomics can unlock Nature’s secret to high performance materials such as spider silk, bone, and nacre, and elucidate the progression and diagnosis or the treatment of diseases. Similarly, it contributes to develop a de novo understanding of biological material processes and to the potential of exploiting novel concepts in innovation, material synthesis and design.

Biotremology  Studying Vibrational Behavior Book

Biotremology Studying Vibrational Behavior

  • Author : Peggy S. M. Hill
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030222932

Biotremology Studying Vibrational Behavior Excerpt :

This volume is a self-contained companion piece to Studying Vibrational Communication, published in 2014 within the same series. The field has expanded considerably since then, and has even acquired a name of its own: biotremology. In this context, the book reports on new concepts in this fascinating discipline, and features chapters on state-of-the art methods for studying behavior tied to substrate-borne vibrations, as well as an entire section on applied biotremology. Also included are a historical contribution by pioneers in the field and several chapters reviewing the advances that have been made regarding specific animal taxa. Other new topics covered are vibrational communication in vertebrates, multimodal communication, and biotremology in the classroom, as well as in art and music. Given its scope, the book will appeal to all those interested in communication and vibrational behavior, but also to those seeking to learn about an ancient mode of communication.

Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures Book
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Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures

  • Author : Stamatina Th. Rassia
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642376610

Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures Excerpt :

Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures presents works written by eminent international experts from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and related fields. Due to the ever-increasing focus on sustainable technologies, alternative energy sources, and global social and urban issues, interest in the energy systems for cities of the future has grown in a wealth of disciplines. Some of the special features of this book include new findings on the city of the future from the macro to the micro level. These range from urban sustainability to indoor urbanism, and from strategies for cities and global climate change to material properties. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers active in architecture, engineering, the social and computational sciences, building physics and related fields.

Tissue Engineering Book

Tissue Engineering

  • Author : Clemens Van Blitterswijk
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124202108

Tissue Engineering Excerpt :

Tissue Engineering is a comprehensive introduction to the engineering and biological aspects of this critical subject. With contributions from internationally renowned authors, it provides a broad perspective on tissue engineering for students coming to the subject for the first time. In addition to the key topics covered in the previous edition, this update also includes new material on the regulatory authorities, commercial considerations as well as new chapters on microfabrication, materiomics and cell/biomaterial interface. Effectively reviews major foundational topics in tissue engineering in a clear and accessible fashion Includes state of the art experiments presented in break-out boxes, chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and multiple choice questions to aid learning New edition contains material on regulatory authorities and commercial considerations in tissue engineering

Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Book

Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry

  • Author : Ewan J. M. Hamilton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128189337

Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Excerpt :

Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry: New Perspectives presents summaries of the work of some of the most creative researchers in the field. The book highlights the most novel approaches and burgeoning applications of synthetic inorganic chemistry in development. Topics include non-precious metals in catalysis, smart inorganic polymers, new inorganic therapeutics, new photocatalysts for hydrogen production, and more. As the first volume in the Developments in Inorganic Chemistry series, this work is a valuable resource for students and researchers working in inorganic chemistry and material science. Illustrates the scope and vitality of modern synthetic inorganic chemistry Shows the centrality of inorganic chemistry, addressing a variety of global challenges Serves to define the current, important and expanding roles of synthetic inorganic chemistry in interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, synthetic organic chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium  ISBS 2017  Book

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium ISBS 2017

  • Author : Seyhan Fırat
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 927
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319637099

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium ISBS 2017 Excerpt :

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Materiomics  Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials and Structures Book

Materiomics Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials and Structures

  • Author : Markus J. Buehler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9783709115749

Materiomics Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials and Structures Excerpt :

Multiscale mechanics of hierarchical materials plays a crucial role in understanding and engineering biological and bioinspired materials and systems. The mechanical science of hierarchical tissues and cells in biological systems has recently emerged as an exciting area of research and provides enormous opportunities for innovative basic research and technological advancement. Such advances could enable us to provide engineered materials and structure with properties that resemble those of biological systems, in particular the ability to self-assemble, to self-repair, to adapt and evolve, and to provide multiple functions that can be controlled through external cues. This book presents material from leading researchers in the field of mechanical sciences of biological materials and structure, with the aim to introduce methods and applications to a wider range of engineers.

Biomimicry for Materials  Design and Habitats Book

Biomimicry for Materials Design and Habitats

  • Author : Marjan Eggermont
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-02-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 590
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128210543

Biomimicry for Materials Design and Habitats Excerpt :

Biomimicry for Materials, Design and Habitats: Innovations and is a survey of the recent work of recognized experts in a variety of fields who employ biomimicry and related paradigms to solve key problems of interest within design, science, technology, and society. Topics covered include innovations from biomimicry in materials, product design, architecture, and biological sciences. The book is a useful resource for educators, designers, researchers, engineers, and materials scientists, taking them from the theory behind biomimicry to real world applications. Living systems have evolved innovative solutions to challenges that humans face on a daily basis. Nonlinear multifunctional systems that have a symbiotic relationship with their environment are the domain of nature. Morphological solutions for buildings inspired by nature can be used for skins, surfaces, and structures to facilitate environmental adaptation of buildings to increase occupant comfort and reduce energy demands. Birds can teach us to produce novel structures, 3D printing can be informed by oysters and mussels, and mycelium may show us the way to fabricate new biocomposites in architecture. Therefore, it is in nature that we seek inspiration for the solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. . presents new directions in education and the various applications of biomimicry within industry, including bio-inspired entrepreneurship discusses the role of biomimicry in education, innovation, and product design covers applications in systems engineering and design, novel materials with applications in 3D printing, and bio-inspired architecture includes perspectives on sustainability detailing the role that bio-inspiration or biomimicry plays in sustainability

Gulf Conference on Sustainable Built Environment Book

Gulf Conference on Sustainable Built Environment

  • Author : Ali Bumajdad
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030397340

Gulf Conference on Sustainable Built Environment Excerpt :

This volume brings together outstanding contributions to the Gulf Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, held at the Marina Hotel Kuwait, near Kuwait City. The Proceedings collects 29 papers on a range of engineering and materials challenges, and best practices, addressing development of new sustainable building materials, performance improvement of structures and tall buildings, developing monitoring and analysis techniques and frameworks for existing infrastructure under environmental effects, development of long-term sustainability plans for building stock, and development of energy efficient buildings in the gulf region. The Conference was organized by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and Kuwait University.

Nanotechnology and the Resource Fallacy Book

Nanotechnology and the Resource Fallacy

  • Author : Stephen L. Gillett
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351402910

Nanotechnology and the Resource Fallacy Excerpt :

Dwindling global supplies of conventional energy and materials resources are widely thought to severely constrain, or even render impossible, a "first-world" lifestyle for the bulk of Earth’s inhabitants. This bleak prospect, however, is wrong. Current energy resources are used grotesquely inefficiently as heat ("fuels," after all, are "burned"), so that well over half of the energy is simply dissipated into the environment. In turn, conventional materials resources, particularly of metals, are geologically anomalous deposits that also are typically processed by the prodigious application of raw heat. Simultaneously, rising levels of pollution worldwide are a challenge to remediate as they require the extraction of pollutants at low concentration. Nanotechnology, the structuring of matter at near-molecular scales, offers the prospect of solving all these problems at a stroke. Non-thermal use of energy, in broad emulation of what organisms do already, will not only lead to more efficient use but make practical diffuse sources such as sunlight. Pollution control and resource extraction become two aspects of the same fundamental problem, the low-energy extraction of particular substances from an arbitrary background of other substances, and this also is in emulation of what biosystems carry out already. This book sketches out approaches both for the efficient, non-thermal use of energy and the molecular extraction of solutes, primarily from aqueous solution, for purification, pollution control, and resource extraction. Some long-term implications for resource demand are also noted. In particular, defect-free fabrication at the molecular level is ultimately likely to make structural metals obsolete.

Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine Book

Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine

  • Author : Malgorzata Kloc
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319924861

Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine Excerpt :

This book highlights the potential advantages of using marine invertebrates like tunicates, echinoderms, sponges and cephalopods as models in both biological and medical research. Bioactive compounds found in marine organisms possess antibacterial, antifungal, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties, and can affect the immune and nervous systems. Despite substantial research on the medicinal attributes of various marine invertebrates, they are still very much underrepresented in scientific literature: the majority of cell, developmental and evolutionary scientific journals only publish research conducted on a few well-known model systems like Drosophila melanogaster or Xenopus laevis. Addressing that gap, this book introduces readers to new model organisms like starfish or nemertera. By showing their benefits with regard to regeneration, stem cell research and Evo-Devo, the authors provide a cross-sectional view encompassing various disciplines of biological research. As such, this book will not only appeal to scientists currently working on marine organisms, but will also inspire future generations to pursue research of their own.

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials Book

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials

  • Author : Mohd Shahir Liew
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128178553

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials Excerpt :

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement-Based Materials: Properties, Modelling and Applications explores the fundamental concepts and applications of smart nanoconcretes with self-healing, self-cleaning, photocatalytic, antibacterial, piezoelectrical, heating and conducting properties and how they are used in modern high-rise buildings, hydraulic engineering, highways, tunnels and bridges. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists and civil engineers who are looking to enhance the properties of smart nanomaterials to create stronger, more durable concrete. Explores the mechanisms through which active agents are released from nanocontainers inside concrete Shows how embedded smart nanosensors, including carbon cement-based smart sensors and micro/nano strain-sensors, are used to increase concrete performance Discusses the major challenges of integrating smart nanomaterials into concrete composites

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials  Structure and Chemistry Book

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials Structure and Chemistry

  • Author : Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-03-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119224259

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials Structure and Chemistry Excerpt :

The Handbook of Composites From Renewable Materials comprises a set of 8 individual volumes that brings an interdisciplinary perspective to accomplish a more detailed understanding of the interplay between the synthesis, structure, characterization, processing, applications and performance of these advanced materials. The handbook covers a multitude of natural polymers/ reinforcement/ fillers and biodegradable materials. Together, the 8 volumes total at least 5000 pages and offers a unique publication. Volume 1 is solely focused on the Structure and Chemistry of renewable materials. Some of the important topics include but not limited to: carbon fibers from sustainable resources; polylactic acid composites and composite foams based on natural fibres; composites materials from other than cellulosic resources; microcrystalline cellulose and related polymer composites; tannin-based foam; renewable feedstock vanillin derived polymer and composites; silk biocomposites; bio-derived adhesives and matrix polymers; biomass based formaldehyde-free bio-resin ; isolation and characterization of water soluble polysaccharide; bio-based fillers; keratin based materials in biotechnology; structure of proteins adsorbed onto bioactive glasses for sustainable composite; effect of filler properties on the antioxidant response of starch composites; composite of chitosan and its derivate; magnetic biochar from discarded agricultural biomass; biodegradable polymers for protein and peptide conjugation; polyurethanes and polyurethane composites from bio-based / recycled components.

Multiscale Biomechanical Modeling of the Brain Book

Multiscale Biomechanical Modeling of the Brain

  • Author : Mark F. Horstemeyer
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128181454

Multiscale Biomechanical Modeling of the Brain Excerpt :

Multiscale Biomechanical Modeling of the Brain discusses the constitutive modeling of the brain at various length scales (nanoscale, microscale, mesoscale, macroscale and structural scale). In each scale, the book describes the state-of-the- experimental and computational tools used to quantify critical deformational information at each length scale. Then, at the structural scale, several user-based constitutive material models are presented, along with real-world boundary value problems. Lastly, design and optimization concepts are presented for use in occupant-centric design frameworks. This book is useful for both academia and industry applications that cover basic science aspects or applied research in head and brain protection. The multiscale approach to this topic is unique, and not found in other books. It includes meticulously selected materials that aim to connect the mechanistic analysis of the brain tissue at size scales ranging from subcellular to organ levels. Presents concepts in a theoretical and thermodynamic framework for each length scale Teaches readers not only how to use an existing multiscale model for each brain but also how to develop a new multiscale model Takes an integrated experimental-computational approach and gives structured multiscale coverage of the problems

Advances in Bioceramics and Biotechnologies II Book

Advances in Bioceramics and Biotechnologies II

  • Author : McKittrick
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-02-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118771426

Advances in Bioceramics and Biotechnologies II Excerpt :

A collection of papers from the below symposia held during the10th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology(PacRim10), June 2-7, 2013, in Coronado, California 2012: • Advances in Biomineralized Ceramics, Bioceramics, andBioinspired Designs • Nanostructured Bioceramics and Ceramics for BiomedicalApplications