This contribution book is a collection of reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the multi- and interdisciplinary arena of biomaterials, ranging from their design to novel uses. From their personal experience, the readers can obtain a stimulating foresight on the potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. 21 chapters have been organized to illustrate different aspects of biomaterials science.
Gecko’s feet, lotus leaves, blue butterfly wings, spider’s silk, fireflies, mother-of-pearl…. All
these wonders of nature, which traditionally filled the pages of natural history magazines
have attracted the attention of materials scientists over the past decades. They have often
been presented as models to design and engineer optimal structures. And this renewed
interest in natural systems has undoubtedly brought about innovating strategies in
chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology....