Bioadhesion on Laser Functionalized Surfaces

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 91

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: laser surface functionalization; surface texturing; superhydrophobic surfaces; anti-biofouling; microfluidics and heat transfer; ultrafast lasers; laser micromachining; surface science and laser–material interactions

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT, UK
Interests: laser micro-processing; laser surface texturing; laser pattterning; laser polishing; laser based powder bed fusion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioadhesion denotes the intrinsic capacity of biological entities, including cells, proteins, or organisms, to adhere to various surfaces. The strategic implementation of surface texturing can exercise profound influence over the adhesion characteristics of these biological entities to a given substrate. Understanding bioadhesion is of paramount significance, serving as a unifying nexus for interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers in the domains of biology, materials science, medicine, and engineering. This collective understanding facilitates the judicious design and manufacturing of highly efficient medical devices and marine equipment. Laser processing technology has emerged as a powerful tool for the fabrication of micro and nano topographies on metals, ceramics and polymers. Laser processing techniques, such as laser direct writing, direct laser interference patterning, and two-photon polymerization, are not only used to create micro and nanoscale features but also to modify the surface properties of the substrates. Pulsed lasers can selectively modify the surface properties of materials to make them biocompatible. This is critical when developing medical devices, implants, or drug delivery systems that need to interact with biological tissues without causing adverse reactions.

This Special Issue will provide an academic and scholarly platform for the dissemination of the latest technical accomplishments and for the elucidation of pivotal concerns and complexities poised to shape the trajectory of the field's future development.

The research topics within this Special Issue will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Laser textured surfaces for anti-fouling applications.
  • Protein adsorption on laser nanotextured surfaces.
  • Cell and bacterial attachment on laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS).
  • Dynamic bioadhesion on laser micro/nano textures.
  • Biocompatibility and cytotoxicity of laser functionalised surfaces.
  • Modelling the role of surface topography and chemistry in bioadhesion.
  • Process chains involving laser surface modification for manufacturing medical devices.


Dr. Himani Sharma  <>

Dr. Anvesh Gaddam
Dr. Pavel Penchev
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  • anti-biofouling
  • biocompatibility
  • cell attachment
  • femtosecond laser
  • nanosecond laser
  • picosecond laser
  • protein adhesion
  • surface texturing
  • superhydrophilic
  • superhydrophobic.

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