Biomaterials science and engineering is a highly interdisciplinary
field intersecting medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, materials
science, engineering and ethics, just to name a few of key players.
UWEB offers below a series of short tutorials on key subjects
and materials impacting biomaterials science and engineering.
Additional detail can be found in introductory textbooks such
as Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine,
2nd edition (Elsevier Publishers, 2004), in short
courses and in academic courses, for example University of
Washington course BioE492 (Introduction to Biomaterials).
Some of the tutorials are still under construction at this time.
Select from the topics below to find out more about research
in these areas.
General Topics about Biomaterials:
Introduction to biomaterials
Bacteria, Infection and Biofilms
Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Applications
Devices in the Bloodstream
Wound Healing and the Foreign Body Reaction
Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials
Drug Delivery and Controlled Release
Poly(HEMA) and hydrogels
Titanium and Metals in medicine
PLA and PGA
Natural Polymers as Biomaterials (chitosan, alginate, collagen)
An Introduction to Surface Analysis
Scanning Probe Microscopies
ATR and IRRAS
Quartz Crystal Microbalance
Surface Modification Introduction