Abut the book: In the last couple of decades, the field of biomaterials science and tissue engineering is at the frontier of research and innovation, considering the number of scientific discoveries and their potential impact in treating human diseases. This topical area has been the focus of this textbook. This textbook has been divided into four sections. Section I provides an overview of the subject area with a focus on the application in human healthcare. Many important terms related to the field of Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering are also defined. Section II primarily focuses on discussing fundamental topics of Materials Science, including manufacturing of biomaterials, probing material structures at multiple length scales as well as mechanical properties. Section III comprehensively covers topics such as structure and properties of cell and proteins, cell-material interaction and biocompatibility, probing cell response, in vitro; bacterial growth and biofilm formation and probing tissue response, in vivo. The contents of Section III certainly make the book a unique pedagogical asset to readers without any formal knowledge in biological sciences. Section IV discusses contemporary case studies, including corrosion/wear of Ti-based alloys and calcium phosphate-based multifunctional composites for bone replacement applications. This section also closes with author’s perspectives on future growth of this societally relevant scientific field. The book offers extensive pedagogical features including multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, review questions, numerical problems and solutions to selected problems.
About the author : Bikramjit Basu, is currently a Professor at Materials Research Center and Associate faculty at Center for BioSystems Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is an elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2017), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2015) and National Academy of Sciences, India (2013). His current research integrates biomaterials and bioengineering approaches to develop new generation biomaterials and to address clinically relevant problems for human diseases. Professor Basu is the recipient of the India’s highest Science award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2013) by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars (2008) by the American Ceramic Society.