Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications includes topics at the interface of the biomedical sciences and materials engineering. These topics include:
• Bioinspired and biomimetic materials for medical applications
• Materials of biological origin for medical applications
• Materials for "active" medical applications
• Self-assembling and self-healing materials for medical applications
• "Smart" (i.e., stimulus-response) materials for medical applications
• Ceramic, metallic, polymeric, and composite materials for medical applications
• Materials for in vivo sensing
• Materials for in vivo imaging
• Materials for delivery of pharmacologic agents and vaccines
• Novel approaches for characterizing and modeling materials for medical applications

Manuscripts on biological topics without a materials science component, or manuscripts on materials science without biological applications, will not be considered for publication in Materials Science and Engineering C. New submissions are first assessed for language, scope and originality (plagiarism check) and can be desk rejected before review if they need English language improvements, are out of scope or present excessive duplication with published sources.

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Editorial board


  • Professor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez
    University of Glasgow Division of Biomedical Engineering, Glasgow, United Kingdom


  • Dr. Qunfeng Cheng PhD
    Beihang University, School of Chemistry, China
  • Dr. Amaia Cipitria
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
  • Professor Matthew Dalby
    University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Professor Nicholas Dunne BSc, PGCHET, PhD, CEng, FIMMM
    Dublin City University, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Ireland
  • Professor Changyou Gao PhD
    Zhejiang University Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, China
  • Dr. Deok-Ho Kim PhD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
  • Professor Maria Vamvakaki
    University of Crete, Greece
  • Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang PhD
    The George Washington University, United States

Managing Editor

  • Assoc. Professor David Matthews PhD
    University of Twente Faculty of Engineering Technology, Netherlands

Editorial Board

  • Professor Eduard Arzt
    INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany
  • Professor Anthony Atala MD
    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, United States
  • Professor Gang Bao
    Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  • Dr. Thomas Barker
    University of Virginia, United States
  • Dr. Bikramjit Basu
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
  • Professor Aranzazu del Campo
    INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany
  • Dr. Boris Chichkov
    Laser Centre Hannover, Germany
  • Professor Wenguo Cui PhD
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Shanghai Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, China
  • Dr. Brian Derby
    The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Professor Elisabeth Engel
    Institute for Bioengineering in Catalonia, Spain
  • Dr. Gloria Gallego-Ferrer PhD
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Professor Andres Garcia BS, MSE, PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  • Dr. Michael Given
  • Dr. Elias Greenbaum
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
  • Dr. Hendra Hermawan PhD, PEng
    Laval University, Canada
  • Dr. Yi Hong
    University of Texas at Arlington, United States
  • Professor Rudy Juliano
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, United States
  • Dr. Cato Laurencin
    UConn Health, United States
  • Professor Kam Leong PhD
    Columbia University Department of Biomedical Engineering, United States
  • Dr. Ajay Malshe
    University of Arkansas Bookstore, United States
  • Prof. Dr. João Mano PhD
    University of Aveiro Chemistry Department, Portugal
  • Professor Marc André Meyers
    University of California San Diego Materials Science and Engineering Program, United States
  • Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere
    North Carolina State University Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics, United States
  • Dr. William Mullins
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  • Dr. Rajesh Naik
    Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, United States
  • Professor Mitsuo Niinomi
    Tohoku University Institute for Materials Research, Japan
  • Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi
    North Carolina State University, United States
  • Professor Seeram Ramakrishna
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Raju Ramanujan PhD
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr. Frederick J. Schoen MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, United States
  • Dr. Sudipta Seal
    University of Central Florida, United States
  • Dr. Donglu Shi
    University of Cincinnati, United States
  • Professor Masaru Tanaka
    Kyushu University, Japan
  • Professor Julian F.V. Vincent
    University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Professor Jackie Yi-Ru Ying PhD
    NanoBio Lab, Singapore

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