For M. Tech, Ph. D
This course will emphasize emerging nanotechnologies and its biomedical applications including fundamental of nanomaterials and nanoengineering, notoxicology, nanotechnology for drug delivery, regenerative medicine, imaging, and diagnostic system and translating nano-medicines into clinical investigation.

This is a highly interdisciplinary course for graduate students (M. Tech, Ph. D) who are interested in learning about the emerging field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and its application in biology and medicine. The basic rational is that the nanostructure materials have unique functional and structural properties which are discrete from their molecular or bulk counterpart. Recent advancement in the nanotechnology field allow us to develop various novel nanostructure materials such as quantum dots, nanofiber, nan-rod, dendrimer and many other nanostructure materials having comparable size with bio-macromolecules of the living system. The size comparability and further engineering of these nanostructure materials make them capable to interact and control human biological system at the molecular level and opened up a new emerging field called ‘Nano-Medicine’. To capture the excitement of this emerging field I have plan to offer the special course, where student will be familiarized with fundamentals of nanoscience and Nano-scale engineering, and their potential application in the human health care system.

Textbook and Reference: There is no specific textbook for this course. The information of the subject will be taught from current scientific literature and/or various textbook sources.

A few reference books include:
  • Jain, Kewal K. The Handbook of Nanomedicine. Humana Press, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-1-6032-7318-3.
  • Nanomedicine Design of Particles, Sensors, Motors, Implants, Robots, and Devices. Ed. Mark J. Schulz, Vesselin N. Shanov, and Yeoheung Yun. Artech House, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-1-5969-3279-1
  • Nanotechnology: Volume 5: Nanomedicine. Ed. Viola Vogel. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-3-5273-1736-3
  • Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, devices, and applications. Ed. Tuan Vo-Dinh. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-8493-2949-4
  • Tibbals, Harry F. Perspectives in Nanotechnology: Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine. Ed. Gabor L. Hornyak. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-1-4398-0874-0
  • Vladimir P.Torchilin, Nanoparticulates as Drug Carriers, Imperial College Press, North Eastern, University, USA (2006).
  • David E Reisner, Bionanotechnology, Global Preospects, CRC press (2008).
For M. Tech, Ph. D
BM 5090 : Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine

This course is for PhD and M. Tech students. The primary objective of this course is to teach the fundamental properties of different type of materials and their use in the human body. Student will learn the different material properties necessary for the use in biomedical application of the verities of materials. This course will help student to design a novel biomaterial for the specific application.

A few reference books include:
  • Biomaterials Science - Ratner, Hoffman, Schoen, Lemons (Elsevier; ISBN 0-12-582461)Biomaterials - Temenoff and Mikos (Pearson Prentice Hall; ISBN 0-13-009710-1).
  • Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction - Callister (John Wiley and Sons; ISBN 0-471-13576-3).
Course:Advanced Biomaterials
For M. Tech, Ph. D
BM5141 : Advanced Biomaterials

This course is a laboratory based practical course for PhD and M.Tech students where student will prepare biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery. In this course we will emphasize on the preparation of different type of scaffold and nanocarrier for tissue engineering and drug delivery application respectively. Students also learn the physical and biological characterization technique of these biomaterials. The biological characterization techniques include stem cells/cells base evaluation of these biomaterials.

A few reference books include:
  • Biomaterials Science - Ratner, Hoffman, Schoen, Lemons (Elsevier; ISBN 0-12-582461)Biomaterials - Temenoff and Mikos (Pearson Prentice Hall; ISBN 0-13-009710-1).
  • Relevent journal publications.