Special Issue "Advances in Anisotropic and Smart Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015)
Prof. Dr. Qinghua Qin
Dear Colleagues,In recent years, the study of anisotropic and functional materials systems, and of their applications to biomedical engineering, has become increasingly popular. A functional material system is typically a composite matrix or hybrid of several distinct, material phases with embedded actuators and sensors, in which each phase performs a different but necessary function (such as structure, transport, logic, energy storage, noise control, damage control/self-healing, etc.) in response to stimuli. Such a system sometimes integrates sensors, actuators, and a control system so as to mimic the biological body in performing many desirable functions. These functions include synchronization with environmental changes, self-repair of damage, etc. More importantly, new state-of-the-art functional and reduced-scale materials will be hybridized into designing materials that can perform dramatic “tailorable” functions in large engineered systems. These performance-tailored structures will have the ability to change or adapt the performance or style of a structure on demand. Because of recent advances in biomaterials and nanotechnology, anisotropic and functional materials are emerging as a new interdisciplinary field that promises to provide a new level of functionality, adaptability, and tailorability for future engineered systems.
Professor Qinghua Qin
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- anisotropic materials
- multifunctional materials
- artificial biomaterials
- biological nanomaterials
- smart hydrogel system
- piezoelectric biomaterials