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


  • Dr. Qunfeng Cheng
    Beihang University, China
  • Dr. Deok-Ho Kim PhD
  • Professor Maria Vamvakaki
    Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas Library, Greece
  • Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang

Managing Editor

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

Associate Editors

  • 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. Bikramjit Basu
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
  • Dr. Qunfeng Cheng
    Beihang University, China
  • 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
  • Professor Brian Derby
    The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Michael Given
  • Dr. Elias Greenbaum
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
  • 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
  • Dr. Ajay Malshe
    University of Arkansas Bookstore, United States
  • Professor Marc André Meyers
    University of California San Diego Materials Science and Engineering Program, United States
  • Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere
    North Carolina State University, Ctr. for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics (CCTRP), United States
  • Dr. William Mullins
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  • Dr. Rajesh Naik
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials Engineering, 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. Tim Richardson
    The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Frederick Schoen
    Harvard Medical School, United States
  • Dr. Sudipta Seal
    University of Central Florida, United States
  • Dr. Donglu Shi
    University of Cincinnati, United States
  • Professor Julian F.V. Vincent
    University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Professor Jackie Yi-Ru Ying
    NanoBio Lab, Singapore

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