MATSE 81
Materials in Today's World

Reading Assignment

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When you read this chapter, use the following questions to guide your reading. Remember to keep the learning objectives listed on the previous page in mind as you learn from this text.

  • What is the difference between biological, biomaterials, bio-based materials, and biomimetic materials?
  • What are structural biomaterials and where are they currently being used in the body?
  • What are functional biomaterials and where are they currently being used in the body?
  • Many biomaterials are available on a limited basis, who decides who gets them and why?

Reading Assignment

Pages 316 to 339 (Chapter 15) of Materials for Today's World, Custom Edition for Penn State University. (custom e-book)