Design, Development, and Optimization of Bio-Mechatronic Engineering Products

Design, Development, and Optimization of Bio-Mechatronic Engineering Products

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Science & Engineering for 2019.

Kaushik Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology, India) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: March, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 312|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8235-9
ISBN13: 9781522582359|ISBN10: 1522582355|EISBN13: 9781522582366|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522583189
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Biomechanical engineering is involved with creating and producing a variety of products in everyday use, from environmentally safe plastics to various foods, fabrics, and medicines. A combination of engineering and biology, it is a fast-growing field with many new and exciting opportunities in genetic engineering and biotechnology. However, research surrounding biomechanical applications is scattered and often restricted, leading to the need for a comprehensive publication of the recent advances and developments in this emerging field.

Design, Development, and Optimization of Bio-Mechatronic Engineering Products provides pivotal research on the application of combining mechanical engineering with human biological systems in order to develop bio-mechatronic products like pacemakers, artificial kidney replacements, artificial hearts, and new joints or limbs to better and more accurately monitor and advance human health. While highlighting topics such as orthotic devices, inter-electrode gap, and biomaterial applications, this publication explores producing artificial material to work in sync with the human body. This book is ideally designed for engineers, health professionals, technology developers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomaterial Applications
  • Bioresorbable Composites
  • Electrochemical Micromachining
  • Inter-Electrode Gap
  • Material Enhancing
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Prosthetic Application
  • Prosthetic Components
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Turbulent Energy

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kaushik Kumar, B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering, REC [Now NIT], Warangal), MBA (Marketing, IGNOU) and Ph.D (Engineering, Jadavpur University), is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has 14 years of Teaching & Research and over 11 years of industrial experience in a manufacturing unit of Global repute. His areas of teaching and research interest are Quality Management Systems, Optimization, Non-conventional machining, CAD / CAM, Rapid Prototyping and Composites. He has 9 Patents,15 Books, 6 Edited Book 35 Book Chapters, 120 international Journal publications, 18 International and 8 National Conference publications to his credit. He is on the editorial board and review panel of 7 International and 1 National Journals of repute. He has been felicitated with many awards and honours.
J. Paulo Davim ( received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) by IET-London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He also has an interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students, as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 120 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 52+/9000+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 57+/11000+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 73+/17000+).