Mariana Fraga

MRS OnDemand Webinar Series: Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Blog Post created by Mariana Fraga on Jun 8, 2019

Nanotechnology has been responsible for an unprecedented positive impact in healthcare advances, by merging fundamental and applied sciences as complementary tools envisioning an enhanced quality of life. Recently, a broader spectrum of high performance nanomaterials and material-based nanosystems has been engineered to address challenges in medical and health-related fields. At the same time, there has been a shift in importance from designing exclusively bioinert materials to instead producing complex bioactive building blocks for mimicking targeted functions.

The June, 2019 Journal of Materials Research (JMR) Focus Issue is devoted to the latest advances in biomedical nanomaterials, including: (i) different fabrication approaches and applications, (ii) design and characterization of novel biomedical materials and devices as well as their structure-property relationships with biological responses, and (iii) novel (bio)-nanomaterials as potential candidates to integrate multifunctional devices targeting self-assembly materials.

The talks in this webinar will expand on the material presented in the Focus Issue, and an interactive Q&A session will be held with the speakers following each talk.


  • Electrochemical single-step obtention and characterization of a biomimetic TiO2-Hydroxyapatite NTs covered by chitosan
    Giovanna Machado, CETENE
  • Nanostructured surface coatings for titanium alloy implants
    Pierre Layrolle & Guy Louarn, University of Nantes
  • Assessing the Influence of Silkworm Cocoons’ age on the physico-chemical properties of silk-based materials
    Marisa Beppu, University of Campinas

Date: June 25, 2019

Time: 12:00PM - 01:30PM  (EST)