Lilyana Pramatarova

Associated Professor Lilyana Pramatarova was born in Bulgaria. She received BS and MS (Physics) in the University of Sofia (1986). Ph.D. in Materials Sciences, at the “A. F. Ioffe” Physico- Technical Institute of RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia, in the laboratory of Professor Z. I. Alferov, the Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 2000. (1974 – 1977). In 1977, Assoc. Prof. Pramatarova continued her research in the “Georgi Nadjakov” Institute of Solid State Physics of Bulgarian Academy of Scenes in the field of the epitaxial crystal growth technology. After the 1996 she has concentrated on the problems of biomineralization and biomaterials. At the beginning of 2008 she founded the laboratory of “Biocompatible Materials” in the same Institute and is currently leader of the newly established laboratory. She was awarded the Golden Medal for innovation from the Bulgarian Patent Agency in 2008 and has published over 100 scientific papers. She is author of the book entitled Modified Inorganic Surfaces as a Model for Hydroxyapatite Growth, published by Trans Tech Publications. She receives research grants financed from both government and industrial sources. Current research activities include: biomineralization, biomimetic materials, nanodiamond particles, bioinorganic nanocomposites, polymer-nanodiamond composites and technology of laser-liquid-solid-interaction.

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Bio-mimicry is fundamental idea "How to mimic the Nature" by various methodologies as well as new ideas or suggestions on the creation of novel materials and functions. This book comprises seven sections on various perspectives of bio-mimicry in our life; Section 1 gives an overview of modeling of biomimetic materials; Section 2 presents a processing and design of biomaterials; Section 3 presents various aspects of design and application of biomimetic polymers and composites are discussed; Section 4 presents a general characterization of biomaterials; Section 5 proposes new examples for biomimetic systems; Section 6 summarizes chapters, concerning cells behavior through mimicry; Section 7 presents various applications of biomimetic materials are presented. Aimed at physicists, chemists and biologists interested in biomineralization, biochemistry, kinetics, solution chemistry. This book is also relevant to engineers and doctors interested in research and construction of biomimetic systems.

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