Water covers more than 70% of the earth's surface and is an essential and major component of all living matter. However, artificially hydrated materials, including hydrophilic materials, are far fewer than one might expect. Currently, these materials are in a state of development for applications in fields such as biomedicine, environmental engineering, and industrial engineering. So what do artificially hydrated materials hold for the future? This book is a great introduction to hydrated materials for anyone unfamiliar with the topic. Readers can expect this book to be one of the first steps on the path to deepen the understanding of hydrated materials.
About the Author:
Yoshitaka Nakanishi is professor in Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan. He received his Dr.Eng. in biomedical engineering from Kyushu University. From 2005–2007, he worked as professor in the Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and as head of the Computational Biomechanics Group affiliated with the Kyushu University Hospital, Japan. He has published over 100 research papers and organized many conferences and workshops in the field of bioengineering.