Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences

Exploring the Realms of Nature for Nanosynthesis

Editors: Prasad, Ram, Jha, Anal, Prasad, Kamal (Eds.)

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  • Describes nanostructure materials at work in plant part interactions and their potential utility
  • Features research on nanomaterials applicable to agriculture, food security, medicine and environmental protection
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Nature, by dint of its constitution, harbors many unassuming mysteries broadly manifested by its constituent cohorts. If physics is the pivot that holds nature and chemistry provides reasons for its existence, then the rest is just manifestation. Nanoscience and technology harbor the congruence of these two core subjects, whereby many phenomenon may be studied in the same perspective. That nature operates at nanoscale—obeying the principles of thermodynamics and supramolecular chemistry—is a well understood fact manifested in a variety of life processes: bones are restored after a fracture; clots potentially leading to cerebral strokes can be dissolved. The regeneration of new structures in our system follows a bottom-up approach. Be it a microbe (benign or pathogenic), plant (lower or higher), plant parts/organs, food beneficiaries, animal (lower), higher animal processing wastes, these all are found to deliver nanomaterials under amenable processing conditions. Identically, the molecules also seem to obey the thermodynamic principles once they get dissociated/ionized and the energy captured in the form of bonding helps in the synthesis of a myriad of nanomaterials. This edited volume explores the various green sources of nanomaterial synthesis and evaluates their industrial and biomedical applications with a scope of scaling up. It provides useful information to researchers involved in the green synthesis of nanomaterials in fields ranging from medicine to integrated agricultural management.

About the authors

Ram Prasad is associated with Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India since 2005. His research interest includes plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and microbial nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and he has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA (2014); Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; BRICPL Science Investigator Award (ICAABT-2017) and Research Excellence Award (2018). Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA and presently, working as Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Anal Kant Jha, M.Phil. (Cantab), Ph.D., FCCS (Cambridge, U.K.) is working as Assistant Professor in Aryabhatta Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna, India. He has over 60 publications to his credit including dozen of book chapters and an X-ray diffraction reference data in JCPDS-ICDD, USA. His current research interests include Embryonic Stem cells, Molecular Nanomedicine and synthesis and characterizations of advanced nanomaterials for different industrial applications using bionanotechnology approaches. Dr. Jha is currently working as participant scientist on Nanosilicon glass based Online Water purifier in order to eliminate the foul odour, hardness, and salinity and heavy metals (Newton Bhabha Foundation of the Royal Society, London and DST, India). He has successfully guided 03 M.Tech. students. He is an active peer of different internationally reckoned journals of different publishing houses. He has delivered invited lectures in innumerable national and international conferences.
K. Prasad, Ph.D. is Professor at the University Department of Physics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, India. He is having the teaching experience of twenty five years in variety of organizations such as SLIET Longowal (Punjab), Central University of Jharkhand Ranchi and Aryabhatta Knowledge University Patna – A technical university. Prof. Prasad has successfully guided twelve Ph.D. and two M.Tech. students and is working as the Editorial Board member of different journals including Colloids and Surface B. He has over 150 publications to his credit including a book, dozens of book chapters and fifteen X-ray diffraction reference data in JCPDS-ICDD, USA. His current research interests include synthesis and characterizations of eco-friendly ferroelectric/piezoelectric ceramics as well as ceramic-polymer composites and advanced nanomaterials for different industrial applications. He is an active peer of different internationally reckoned journals. He has delivered more than thirty invited lectures indifferent national and international conferences / workshops.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Mechanistic Plethora of Biogenetic Nanosynthesis: An Evaluation

    Jha, Anal K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Microbes: Nature’s Cell Factories of Nanoparticles Synthesis

    Khan, Tabeer (et al.)

    Pages 25-50

  • Myco-Nanoparticles: A Novel Approach for Inhibiting Amyloid-β Fibrillation

    Saran, Aditya (et al.)

    Pages 51-62

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Selenium Nanoparticles Using Natural Resources and Its Applications

    Rajeshkumar, S. (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

  • Nanofabrication by Cryptogams: Exploring the Unexplored

    Zamani, Sabiha (et al.)

    Pages 81-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the Realms of Nature for Nanosynthesis
Editors
  • Ram Prasad
  • Anal Jha
  • Kamal Prasad
Series Title
Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99570-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99570-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99569-4
Series ISSN
2523-8027
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 414
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 113 illustrations in colour
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