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Gold Nanoparticles and Their Applications in Engineering

Safaa Najah Saud Al-Humairi

Management and Science University

Dr. Saud completed his postdoctoral and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, is registered in a number of engineering associations (ASME, IAENG), and has more than 10 years of experience in materials engineering, manufacturing, and design. He is the author of more than 110 papers editor and reviewer in well-known journals (International Journal of Materials Science and Application, Journal of Materials Research).


Gold Environmental Impacts Structure Morphology Physical Chemical Bonding Coating Nano-Structure Application Biomaterials Oxidation

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Due to their unique physicochemical features, metal nanoparticles are frequently used in various biomedical applications. The new and unique properties of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) including, biocompatibility, low cytotoxicity, and optical properties, make them valuable for applications in biomedical fields, including biosensing, bioimaging, cancer therapy of cancer, and drug delivery. Radiation and photothermal therapy using AuNPs have developed a new platform for primary cancer diagnosis and treatment. Chemical functional groups and biological molecules, such as drug molecules, can be immobilised on gold surfaces owing to AuNPs' large surface area. Therefore, AuNPs are an applicable carrier for targeted drug delivery because of their surface functionalization.

This book aims to provide an overview of gold nanoparticles extraction, processes, treatment, and coating with their mechanistic study and environmental and biological impacts. It will provide the most thorough and up-to-date information on the gold in both structures as nano and bulk and its metallurgical characteristics including physical, chemical, and biological properties.

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Safaa Najah Saud Al-Humairi

Management and Science University

Dr. Saud is a Postdoctoral and Ph.D. graduate in Mechanical/Biomaterials Engineering from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and his research focuses on the design and development of novel biomaterials and their related applications. Currently, he is working as a program coordinator at the Management and Science University, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Dr. Saud is registered as a professional engineer in a number of engineering associations and societies and has more than 10 years of experience in materials engineering, manufacturing, and design. He is the author of more than 110 research articles published in well-known and highly impacted journals. He has also been awarded with a number of gold and bronze medals in many innovations and innovative national and international engineering and technology exhibitions. He is also an editor and reviewer in several well-known journals and publishers.

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