Springer Series in Materials Science

Biomateriomics

Authors: Cranford, Steven W., Buehler, Markus J.

  • Introduces a holistic approach to the study of biological and bioinspired materials and systems
  • Discusses the development of integrated mechanical models and experiments for hierarchical biomaterials
  • Covers recent advances in understanding of multiscale deformation and failure of biomaterials
  • Endorses interdisciplinary methods of research
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Biomateriomics is the holistic study of biological material systems.  While such systems are undoubtedly complex, we frequently encounter similar components -- universal building blocks and hierarchical structure motifs -- which result in a diverse set of functionalities.  Similar to the way music or language arises from a limited set of music notes and words, we exploit the relationships between form and function in a meaningful way by recognizing the similarities between Beethoven and bone, or Shakespeare and silk.  Through the investigation of material properties, examining fundamental links between processes, structures, and properties at multiple scales and their interactions, materiomics explains system functionality from the level of building blocks. 

Biomateriomics specifically focuses the analysis of the role of materials in the context of biological processes, the transfer of biological material principles towards biomimetic and bioinspired applications, and the study of interfaces between living and non-living systems.  The challenges of biological materials are vast, but the convergence of biology, mathematics and engineering as well as computational and experimental techniques have resulted in the toolset necessary to describe complex material systems, from nano to macro. Applying biomateriomics can unlock Nature’s secret to high performance materials such as spider silk, bone, and nacre, and elucidate the progression and diagnosis or the treatment of diseases. Similarly, it contributes to develop a de novo understanding of biological material processes and to the potential of exploiting novel concepts in innovation, material synthesis and design.

About the authors

Markus J. Buehler is Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has many awards and honors to his name as well as numerous scientific papers and book chapters. He is the author of 'Atomistic Modeling of Materials Failure' published by Springer in 2008.

His research interests are in materials science and mechanics of protein materials; interaction of chemistry and mechanics; development of multi-scale simulation tools.

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“This book is a good introduction to biomateriomics and would be valuable to anyone interested in the development of new materials and molecular simulation methods.” (Ben Alcock, iom3.org, April, 2013)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cranford, Steven W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • The Materiome

    Cranford, Steven W. (et al.)

    Pages 27-60

  • The Challenges of Biological Materials

    Cranford, Steven W. (et al.)

    Pages 61-107

  • Universality-Diversity Paradigm: Music, Materiomics, and Category Theory

    Cranford, Steven W. (et al.)

    Pages 109-169

  • Experimental Approaches

    Cranford, Steven W. (et al.)

    Pages 173-211

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomateriomics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
165
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1611-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1611-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1610-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9686-7
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 440
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