The Smart Multifunctional Materials for Nanomedicine (SM) Focus Topic brings together the most applicative aspects of hybrid bio-interface science and plasma surface engineering, in close connection with BI and PS Divisions, respectively. Covered topics include nanomaterials for theranostics (i.e., a combination of diagnostics and therapy), nanomedicine for precision drug delivery and cancer therapy; multi-component nanostructures for collective properties (such as optical, self propellent and electrocatalysis activity); plasma-based processing of biomaterials surfaces and nanofabrication; medicinal plasma; self-cleaning and photothermal active surfaces; wound healing and tissue repair; advanced point-of-care (PoC) nanobiosensors; smart (nano)materials (e.g., multifunctional and dynamic structures, able to respond to changes in their environment for self-regulating thermal and lighting systems; physical-, chemical-, and biological-responsive nanomedicine), but also nanomaterials connected to the areas of environment (e.g., biosafety and ecotoxicological challenges) and energy (e.g., energy-converting issues in photo-, radiation-, ultrasound-, magnetic field-, microwave-, electric field-, and radiofrequency-based nanomedicine).
SM1: Theranostics and Nanomedicine
- Hatice Altug, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
SM2: Plasma Chemistry (and Their Appropriate Plasma Reactors) for Multifunctional (Nano)Biomaterials
- Uroš Cvelbar, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
SM3: Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
- Yujian James Kang, Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine, UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences, “Biosynsphere – A Hydrogel Particle Enveloping Stem Cells for Wound Tissue Regeneration “
SM4: Smart Multifunctional Materials for Nanomedicine Poster Session