“Design, Fabrication, Properties and Applications of Smart and Advanced Materials” will be published on April 15, 2016
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by CRC Press, USA

Reference - 499 Pages - 20 Color & 125 B/W Illustrations

ISBN 9781498722483 - CAT# K25632

Language: English




•Reviews the latest research progress and the most recent developments in the field of smart materials

•Presents a new understanding of the fabrication and properties of smart, advanced, bio-inspired materials

•Showcases smart materials’ applications drawn from diagnostic medicine, renewable energy, self-healing materials, and controlled drug release

•Offers comprehensive background knowledge for a variety of readers ranging from undergraduates to scientists



This book introduces various advanced, smart, bio-inspired materials and the strategies for the design and preparation for novel uses from macro to micro or from biological, inorganic, organic to composite materials. Selecting the best material is a challenging task, requiring tradeoffs between material properties and designing functional smart materials. The development of smart, advanced materials and their potential applications is a burgeoning area of research. Exciting breakthroughs are anticipated in the future from the concepts and results reported in this book.

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Xu Hou received his B.S. degree (2006) from Sichuan University, China. His scientific interest was materials of tissue engineering. He completed his Ph.D. (2011) at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China under the direction of Prof. Lei Jiang. His scientific interests were focused on the design and fabrication of biomimetic micro/nanochannels. His current researches focus on bio-inspired microfluidics. As a researcher, Xu has published 2 Books and 30 research papers (Google scholar 2016 Total cited >1650, H-index:19), such as Nature, Chem. Soc. Rev., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Chem. Commun., Adv. Funct. Mater., and Small, etc, and highlight by Nature, Nature China, etc. In 2013, he published his first academic book at Springer for recognition of outstanding PhD research and got the Springer Theses Prize. In 2014, he received the Harvard Postdoctoral Award for Professional Development, in honor of excellence and achievement in academic research (at Aizenberg’s group). He has been awarded 2014 SciFinder Future Leader in Chemistry Program of the American Chemical Society. 

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