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  • 11 Nov 2020
    Wole Soboyejo, Leo Daniel

    Q&A with the editors of ‘Bioinspired Structures and Design’

    What inspired Bioinspired Structures and Design? This book was inspired by a course entitled “Bioinspired Structures” (16,982) that was taught by Prof. Leo Daniel at MIT. This highly successful course, which was posted on MIT’s open courseware, attracted the attention of Cambridge University Press, and led eventually to a contract with Cambridge University Press to […]

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  • 21 Oct 2020
    Electronic Structure Basic Theory and Practical Methods. Second Edition
    Richard M. Martin

    Why do we need a second edition? An Author’s Explanation

    Why would anyone write a new edition of a book that is still selling after many years? The explanations of the basic theory in the first edition are still valid, and the methods are still the ones that are most widely used. However I still felt an update was required. Richard M. Martin, author ofElectronic Structure Basic Theory and Practical Methods. Second Edition gives his personal reasons for updating the original edition (2004)

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  • 11 Jun 2020
    Bikramjit Basu

    Understanding Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering

    In 2005, when I started my move from Engineering Ceramics to Biomaterials, I was looking for a text, which covered the core principles of Biomaterials Science to a novice without any academic training in biology. I started reading the available books and those either an edited compilation on many not-so-well-aligned topics or focusing only on […]

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  • 2 Sep 2016
    Jean-Christophe Charlier, Stephan Roche, Luis E. F. Foa Torres

    More surprises in graphene-land

    When Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were preparing their first report on graphene back in 2004 [1], few would have imagined the impact that their paper would have today. Indeed, the story of graphene is remarkable for many reasons. Because of the interesting science that it allowed to explore. Because of the speed with which […]

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