"Biology for Engineers" is a book specially written for the students of engineering streams of various discipline to make them understand and appreciate the link between biological principles and engineering technology. The book is organized into four chapters - Chapter 1 discusses the significance of molecules and elements of life; Chapter 2 discusses how the living cell and the biological system in this universe work on thermodynamics principles; Chapter 3 discusses the plasma membrane and its universality across the living system and Chapter 4 gives its reader the knowledge of membrane electrical potential that has been used for devising objects that will facilitate heart beat, hearing aid, bionic eye for visually impaired. Different examples of application of anatomical features in engineering technology and how certain anatomical features have been implemented in developing devices in the engineering technology are discussed in the book.
1. Molecules and Elements of Life
2. Biological Thermodynamics
3. Membrane Biology and Engineering Principles
4. Adoption of Anatomical Principles for Engineering Design
C. Vaman Rao :- received his B. Sc. Degree in Zoology from the University of Mysore in 1977 and his postgraduate degree in Zoology with Genetics specialization in 1979 from the same University. In 1987 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry (Environmental Toxicology) from University of Mumbai. For the past forty years he has been teaching genetics, immunology, molecular biology and physiology to undergraduate students. He has previously published a book on Immunology. Dr. Rao retains his research interest in liver toxicology and is actively involved with environmental toxicology programme and has been publishing research papers in reputed toxicology journals. At present he is carrying out research on second generation biofuels and plant derived antidote for snake venoms.