Editor: Amin. A. El-Meligi

The Art of Nanomaterials

eBook: US $29 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $46
Printed Copy: US $32
Library License: US $116
ISBN: 978-1-68108-971-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-970-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97816810897061220101


Nanotechnology has revolutionized many fields and applications, such as medical diagnosis and treatment, water purification, and environmental protection. There is an art behind the synthesis of nanomaterials and their use in our daily lives. The Art of Nanomaterials takes the reader on a fascinating historical journey to learn how artistic inventiveness has influenced scientific innovation, from ancient Egyptian paintings to modern uses in healthcare and engineering.

Through 6 chapters, readers will be able to appreciate the history and significance of nanomaterials in modern technology, their role in medicine, environmental protection, and their relationship with water. It serves as a quick and simple reference for anyone who has a scientific background in natural sciences, or otherwise, who is interested in nanomaterials.


Students, general readers and scholars interested in nanomaterials.


“The evolution and widespread use of nanotechnology in many facets of everyday life is a fascinating story. The unique physical and chemical properties of materials at the nanoscale allow them to be utilized in ever-growing new applications. We most likely encounter nanomaterials in our daily life unknowingly. The book by Dr. Amin El-Meligi takes the reader through the history of nanomaterials from their appearance in the arts of the ancients, methods of fabrication, and their current utility in medicine and the environment. The author dedicates a chapter to the use of nanomaterials in medicine and the side effects of their use. Dr. El-Meligi also writes on water treatment by nanomaterials as well as the contamination of the environment by nanomaterials such as nanoplastics. The book concludes with a future look into nanotechnology and how it will transform human life. The book is a good read and a reference for researchers and students alike.”

Yehia M. Ibrahim, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Biological Sciences Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory