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


  • Michelle Oyen
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK


  • Q. Cheng
    Beihang University, Haidian District, Beijing, China
  • D.-H. Kim
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • M. Vamvakaki
    Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • L.G. Zhang
    The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Managing Editor

  • W. Yang
    Del Mar, CA, USA

Associate Editors

  • E. Arzt
    Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM), Saarbrücken, Germany
  • A. Atala MD
    Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
  • G. Bao
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • B. Basu
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • C. Cheng
    Beihang University, Haidian District, Beijing, China
  • B. Chichkov
    Laser Zentrum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • W. Cui
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • B. Derby
    University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
  • M. Given
  • E. Greenbaum
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • R.L. Juliano
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • C.T. Laurencin
    University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
  • A. Malshe
    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • M. A. Meyers
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, California, USA
  • N.A. Monteiro-Riviere
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • W.M. Mullins
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • R. Naik
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, USA
  • M. Niinomi
    Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan
  • B. Pourdeyhimi
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • S. Ramakrishna
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • R. Ramanujan PhD
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • T.H. Richardson
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • F.J. Schoen
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • S. Seal
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • D. Shi
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • J.F.V. Vincent
    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, England, UK
  • Y. Hong
    University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA
  • J.Y.R. Ying
    NanoBio Lab, Singapore

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