UNT materials scientists publish chapter in the ASM Handbook

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Dr. Raj Banerjee, professor of materials science and engineering, and Dr. Soumya Nag have recently published a peer-reviewed book chapter in the ASM Handbook Volume 23: Materials for Medical Devices. This authoritative reference book provides state-of-the-art information on the most common materials that are used for medical devices—namely stainless steels, cobalt-base alloys, titanium alloys, shape memory alloys, noble metals, ceramics, and polymers.

Material properties like biocompatibility, bio-tribology, corrosion, and implant wear are covered extensively along with a detailed discussion on failure analyses of implant materials. As a replacement for the Handbook of Materials for Medical Devices, edited by J.R. Davis (ASM, 2003), this new volume expands the scope and depth of coverage, including a more in-depth discussion of materials and a focus on applications. The ASM handbook series is widely read and is one of the most cited handbooks by researchers and scholars in both industry and academia worldwide.

Banerjee and Nag’s contribution in the ASM Handbook series is expected to attract widespread attention in the materials community at large. Professor Narendra Nahotre, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering said, "The department and I are very proud of Professor Banerjee and Dr. Nag's achievement. This is an excellent chapter, which is topical and popular both in academic and research communities. Its inclusion in the highly reputed and widely circulated ASM handbook is likely to provide our department and UNT with tremendous exposure.”