Recent Advances in Nanoscale Bioinspired Materials

Abdon Pena-Francesch

Assistant Professor

Arriving January 2021



Melik C Demirel, Murat Cetinkaya, Abdon Pena-Francesch, and Huihun Jung (2015)


Natural materials have been a fundamental part of human life since the dawn of civilization. However, due to exploitation of natural resources and cost issues, synthetic materials replaced bio-derived materials in the last century. Recent advances in bio- and nano-technologies pave the way for developing eco-friendly materials that could be produced easily from renewable resources at reduced cost and in a broad array of useful applications. This feature article highlights structural and functional characteristics of bio-derived materials, which will expedite the design fabrication and synthesis of eco-friendly and recyclable advanced nano-materials and devices.

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