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Topic Title: Article: Biological Issues in Materials Science and Engineering:
Topic Summary: L.E. Murr, JOM. Interdisciplinarity and the Bio-Materials Paradigm
Created On: 7/13/2007 10:50 PM

 7/13/2007 10:50 PM

Cathy Rohrer

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Abstract: Biological systems and processes have had, and continue to have, important implications and applications in materials extraction, processing, and performance. This paper illustrates some interdisciplinary, biological issues in materials science and engineering. These include metal extraction involving bacterial catalysis, galvanic couples, bacterial-assisted corrosion and degradation of materials, biosorption and bioremediation of toxic and other heavy metals, metal and material implants and prostheses and related dental and medical biomaterials developments and applications, nanomaterials health benefits and toxicity issues, and biomimetics and biologically inspired materials developments. These and other examples provide compelling evidence and arguments for emphasizing biological sciences in materials science and engineering curricula and the implementation of a bio-materials paradigm to facilitate the emergence of innovative interdisciplinarity involving the biological sciences and materials sciences and engineering.

Citation: Murr, L.E., "Biological Issues in Materials Science and Engineering:
Interdisciplinarity and the Bio-Materials Paradigm," JOM, Vol. 58, No. 7, pp. 23-33, July 2006.

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