Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Skin Biophysics

From Experimental Characterisation to Advanced Modelling

Editors: Limbert, Georges (Ed.)

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  • Presents state-of-the-art experimental and modelling protocols of skin
  • Identifies current and future challenges
  • Covers the basics of skin physiology, biology, microstructural and material properties
  • Introduces the reader to established experimental characterisation protocols and modelling approaches
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This book presents state-of-the-art experimental and modelling techniques for skin biophysics that are currently used in academic and industrial research. It also identifies current and future challenges, as well as a growing number of opportunities in this exciting research field. The book covers the basics of skin physiology, biology, microstructural and material properties, and progressively introduces the reader to established experimental characterisation protocols and modelling approaches. Advanced topics in modelling theories and numerical implementation are also presented.

The book focusses especially on:
1.    Basic physiology, molecular biology, microstructural and material properties of the skin.
2.    Experimental characterisation techniques for the skin (including imaging): in vivo and in vitro techniques and combination of those with in silico approaches.
3.    State-of-the-art constitutive models of the skin: elastic, anelastic and mechanobiological formulations (e.g. growth, ageing, healing).
4.    Applications: mechanics, damage, biological growth, healing, ageing and skin tribology.

This book is addressed to postgraduate students in biomedical/mechanical/civil engineering, (bio)physics and applied mathematics, postdoctoral researchers, as well as scientists and engineers working in academia and industry engaged in skin research, particularly, if at the cross-roads of physical experiments, imaging and modelling. The book is also be of interest to clinicians/biologists who wish to learn about the possibilities offered by modern engineering techniques for skin science research and, by so doing, provide them with an incentive to broaden their outlook, engage more widely with the non-clinical research communities and, ultimately, help cross-fertilising new ideas that will lead to better treatment plans and engineering solutions.

About the authors

Dr Georges Limbert is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK, and Honorary Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

His current research focus is on the constitutive modelling of biological soft tissues with special interest on skin biophysics and the non-linear mechanics and tribology of biological structures. This research aims to unravel the interplay between material and structural properties of biological tissues in health, disease and ageing.

Georges has an MSc in Solid Mechanics from the University of Bordeaux, France and a PhD in Computational Biomechanics from the University of Southampton, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £95.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13279-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13278-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Skin Biophysics
Book Subtitle
From Experimental Characterisation to Advanced Modelling
Editors
  • Georges Limbert
Series Title
Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13279-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13279-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13278-1
Series ISSN
1868-2006
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 295
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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