Polymers against Microorganisms
On the Race to Efficient Antimicrobial Materials
This book provides an introductory and general overview of advances in polymers towards their employment as antimicrobial materials. The author describes current approaches for avoiding microbial contamination, toward macro-molecular antibiotics, and prevention of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by use of polymers. He establishes the remaining issues and analyzes existing methodologies for treating bacterial infections and for preparing antimicrobial materials.
Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Hernandez is a tenured researcher at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC). From 2005, his research activity has been centered around the preparation of surfaces in which both the functionality and the nano-structuration can be controlled. His research group works on the rational of controlled functionalization and hierarchically structuration of polymer surfaces with different properties having interest in catalysis, friction or as antimicrobial interfaces.