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Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications

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30 November 2023

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Chander Prakash, School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University
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Kuldeep Kumar Saxena, Department of Research Impact and Outcome, Division of Research and Development, Lovely Professional University
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Alokesh Pramanik, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University
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Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications

Biomedical industries are today faced with the urgent necessity of multiscale and multifunctional materials to repair damaged tissue or to boost the functional recovery of an organ due to the aging of modern societies and the rising occurrence of civilization-related disorders. The advancement of multiscale and multifunctional materials synthesis, production, and characterization techniques, as well as the target application in regenerative medicine, have all contributed to the field of biomedical materials’ excellent development. Due to their unique combination of mechanical and biological properties to direct and regulate their interaction with specific target molecules, cells, and tissues, multifunctional materials are attracting interest in various biomedical applications.

They thus serve as adaptable platforms for a variety of uses that have the potential to be applied in a wide range of biomedical fields, such as for the development of implants, drug- and gene-delivery systems, tissue-repair scaffolds, bioimaging, devices, instruments, and bio-sensors. This Article Collection on “Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications” focuses on research on the design, synthesis, and fabrication of multifunctional materials and their physicochemical and biological characterization.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Bioactive materials and substances (Bio-metallic alloys, polymers, ceramics)
  • Structure and properties of biological materials
  • Processing of Biomaterials
  • Bioceramics and Biocomposites
  • Inorganic Biomaterials: Natural and Synthetic Approaches
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing of biomaterials
  • Microporous, mesoporous, and nano-porous biomaterials
  • Functional surface and their performance: Wear, corrosion, Fatigue
  • Phase transitions, reconstruction, roughening and melting
  • Surface Engineering: Coatings/Deposition/Diffusion/Finishing
  • Glass-ceramics for dental restoration applications

Prof. Chander Prakash is working as the Professor and Dean, School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. His area of research is synthesis/development, surface modification, and advanced/precision machining of metallic and non-metallic biomaterials. Dr. Prakash has authored more than 320 research articles (among them >270 SCI indexed research articles) in journals, conference proceedings, and books (H-index 39, i10-index 121, Google Scholars citation 5265). In 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 he received the Research Excellence Award for publishing the highest number of publications at Lovely Professional University. He is top 1% of leading scientists in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (India Rank 38th) by He has also featured in “World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists” in 2021 and 2022 database”. He has edited 25 books and authored 3 books for various reputed publishers like Springer, Elsevier, CRC Press, and World Scientific. He is series editor of the book “Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies: Additive, Subtractive, and Hybrid’, CRC Press Taylor & Francis. He is serving editorial board member of peer reviewer intranational journals “High Temperature Materials and Processes”, “Cogent Engineering”, “Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology”, “Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering”. He is serving as Guest Editor of several peer-reviewed SCI-indexed Journals. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) vide membership no: 93713302, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) vide membership no: 1100702391 and Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) vide membership no.: L36176.

Prof. (Dr.) Kuldeep Kumar Saxena has done his B.Tech, in Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech in Material Science and Engineering from MNNIT Allahabad. He has completed his doctoral degree from IIT Roorkee. He has 12+ years of experience in academics, Research and industry. Prof. Saxena holds expertise in hot deformation behaviour of materials, microstructural characterization of materials, and micro manufacturing. He has served as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) for 2 years and 8 months on a project sponsored by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), a research unit of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai. Dr. Saxena is an author of many book chapters published by reputed publishers such as Elsevier and many more. He has authored 182+ research papers which are published in reputed international journals indexed by SCI/ Scopus. He has organised many International Conferences in India and Abroad. He is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Research Impact and Outcome (LFTS) in the Division of Research and Development, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India. He is an active member of The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and Secretary of The Indian Institute of Metals Mathura Chapter. He is also a guest editor in many reputed journals such as Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering (SAGE, SCI, IF 1.8), Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Science (CSIR, SCI, IF 0.8), International Journal of Interactive Design and Manufacturing (Springer, Scopus & ESCI), Materials today: Proceedings at Elsevier platform and many more.

Dr. Alokesh Pramanik is currently a Senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University. He completed Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore and University of Sydney respectively. Dr Pramanik has more than 15 year of research experience in the fields of manufacturing as well as composite materials at different universities. He has published more than 110 research articles which include several books, many book chapters, and many reputed journal articles. His area of research is synthesis/development, surface modification, and advanced/precision machining of metallic and non-metallic biomaterials. Synthesis and development of magnesium-based biodegradable and titanium-based alloys and composites, respectively, using innovative manufacturing techniques such as spark plasma sintering, electrospinning, and 3D printing. Surface modification of polymer, biodegradable-magnesium, and titanium-based biomaterials by electro-deposition, plasma spray deposition, friction stir processing, etc. Precise and advanced machining of biomaterials using electric discharge machining, magnetic abrasive finishing, and diamond turning processes. He has published over 150 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. His h-index of 39, i-10 index of 101, and total citations of 5831) strongly endorse his high research productivity. He has published books with Springer and CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group and edited books. He also served as Guest Editor of various international peer-reviewed Journals.

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