Special Issue "Mechanical Properties and Numerical Modelling of Polymeric Biomaterials"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2024 | Viewed by 230

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Interests: finite-element analysis; characterization of biomaterials; bone tissue; stents; deformation and fracture of biomaterials
Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: digital manufacturing; advanced manufacturing technologies; biomedical materials; material and process interaction; process and material behaviours; finite-element modelling
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School of Engineering, Technology, and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury CT1 1QU, UK
Interests: advanced manufacturing; additive manufacturing; design; nanotechnology; biomedical engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Polymeric biomaterials have been widely used in medicine, made significant impact on biomedical research and medical devices, and played a critical role in improving human health. There is no doubt that they will continue to be the backbone of biomaterials in the twenty-first century. Synthetic and natural polymeric biomaterials are extensively used for scaffolds for tissue regeneration and other biomedical applications. 

Polymeric biomaterials have initially intended to achieve mechanical and structural compatibility and biological inertness. However, the search for ideal polymeric materials for the medical and surgical applications has led to the development of a family of biodegradable and biocompatible polymeric biomaterials. With the growing understanding of the research community of the biological response to current polymeric biomaterials, there is an increased interest in developing tailor-made polymers such as bioactive, biomimetic, and smart polymeric biomaterials. 

With the advances in manufacturing technologies, there is an increased interest in developing complex three-dimensional (3D) polymeric biomaterials using additive-manufacturing for biomedical applications. As a result, polymeric biomaterials that replicate the function, structure and properties of the real human tissues could be realised, tested, and used in clinical applications. 
This Special Issue will cover research related to the synthesis and characterisation, biodegradation, biocompatibility, finite-element analysis, mechanical properties of all types of polymeric biomaterials. 

Dr. Adel Abdel-Wahab
Prof. Dr. Khamis Essa
Dr. Hany Hassanin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • polymeric biomaterials
  • numerical modelling
  • mechanical properties
  • biodegradable medical devices
  • modelling and simulations
  • additive manufacturing
  • implants
  • biocompatibility
  • biomimetic polymeric biomaterials
  • bioactive polymeric biomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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