Synthesis of Nanomaterials

Editor: Felipe López-Saucedo

Series Title: Frontiers in Nanomedicine

Synthesis of Nanomaterials

Volume 3

ISSN: 2405-9137
eISSN: 2405-9129 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-5136-93-7
eISBN: 978-981-5136-92-0 (Online)


Synthesis of Nanomaterials is a beginner’s guide to the synthesis and characterization of biomaterials for medical devices and implants. It presents 8 chapters explaining the use of biomaterials in medicine and pharmacology. The concepts are explained with the guidance of specialists who present the principal techniques and methods to obtain high-performance polymers and composite materials.

Starting with an introduction to the subject, the book explains nanomaterials synthesis and progresses towards engineering applications. The chapters also cover modern biomaterials such as stimuli-responsive biomaterials, hydrogels, and self-healing materials.

One chapter is dedicated to computational and theoretical techniques in biomedicine and a final chapter covering microencapsulation for advanced drug delivery rounds up the contents.

Synthesis of Nanomaterials is a primary reference book for undergraduate and graduate students as well as professors involved in multidisciplinary research and teaching programs.


Students, teachers and researchers in pharmacology, medicine and biomedical engineering


Frontiers in Nanomedicine Vol. 3, Synthesis of Nanomaterials is a multidisciplinary reference book that comprises some of the latest findings in nanomaterial design for biomedical applications. This volume includes introductory concepts and synthesis methods. Chapter 1 opens with the essentials of biomaterials and pharmacy. Chapter 2 is dedicated to synthesis and characterization, and chapter 3 on nanoengineering of biomaterials. Chapter 4 presents stimuli-responsive biomaterials, chapter 5 nanohydrogels, and chapter 6 self-healing and regenerative materials. While chapter 7 serves as a bridge for computational modeling applied to biomedicine. And chapter 8 covers microencapsulation techniques for drug delivery.

Advances in nanotechnology have been outstanding in the last decades; ergo, this technology will become more deeply entrenched in the lifestyle of the next generations since prolific fields such as nanoengineering, organic and inorganic synthesis, pharmacy, and computational modeling converge to achieve goals in healthcare sectors. Although nanomedicine is a broad and challenging field of the future, its progress already influences modern life. Thereby, concepts such as prevention, recovery, and rehabilitation materialize in the form of new drugs, sanitary disposables, or biomedical devices that are valuable in our daily life.

I hope you will find this book helpful in understanding the foundations and applications of nanomedicine.

Felipe López-Saucedo
Department of Radiation Chemistry and Radiochemistry
Institute of Nuclear Sciences
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México