Chemically Modified Nanopores and Nanochannels is devoted to chemically modified nanopores and nanochannels, and covers the fundamentals of transport in chemically modified systems, an account of the different preparation and characterization techniques of chemically modified nanopores, their applications, and case studies.
The book is designed for materials and biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers, chemists, and chemical engineers who are interested in designing and utilizing processes to synthesize, modify, characterize, use, and model nanopores. The strong chemical focus of the book differentiates it from other books published on nanopores, which traditionally focus either on physics, biophysics, and nanofabrication (solid-state nanopores) or biophysics and biology (biological ion channels and pores).
Mario Tagliazucchi received his degree in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2004 and obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the same University in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Ernesto J. Calvo. From 2010 to 2015, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Non-equilibrium Research Center at Northwestern University (USA), where he performed theoretical studies in the area of chemical modified nanopores and nanochannels working with Professors Igal Szleifer and Emily Weiss. Since 2015, he is a Staff Scientist of CONICET (Science and Technology Council of Argentina). He has been awarded with CONICET-FUDETEC and Fulbright fellowships. He has published approximately 45 papers in related to theoretical and experimental studies in soft materials. Prof. Igal Szleifer is Christina Enroth-Cugell Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, USA. He also holds professorships in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the same institution. His research is focused research is aimed at the fundamental understanding of the properties of complex molecular systems that encompass problems at the interface between medicine, biology, chemistry, physics and materials science. His research group concentrates on the development and application of molecular theoretical approaches to study biomaterials, drug delivery systems, models for cell membranes and biological processes.
1. Introduction to Chemically Modified Nanochannels and Nanopores 2. Theoretical Basis for Structure and Transport in Nanopores and Nanochannels 3. Single Ion Track-Etched Nanochannels for Analytical Applications 4. Biomimetic Smart Nanopores and Nanochannels 5. Chemically Modified Nanopores in Colloidal Crystals 6. Advanced Modeling of Ion Transport in Polymer and Polyelectrolyte-Modified Nanochannels and Nanopores