Surface engineering and modification of biomaterials

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-105
Journal / PublicationThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2013


Surface engineering using plasma, grafting, and related techniques is an important area in biomaterials research and biomedical engineering. The burgeoning technology enables the modification of selected surface characteristics while the favorable bulk materials properties can be retained. In this invited mini-review, recent work related to surface modification of biomaterials by plasma-based and related techniques conducted in the Plasma Laboratory at City University of Hong Kong is described. Examples of new applications include enhancement of antimicrobial properties and cytocompatibility of plasma and surface-treated and nanostructured biomaterials, corrosion resistance of plasma-treated biodegradable metals, as well as targeted drug delivery capability and magnetic properties of surface-modified silica nanospheres and polymeric micelles. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Biomaterials, Biomedical polymers, Surface engineering: Plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition, Ti-based alloys