Special Issue "Bioheat Transfer in Micro and Macro Scales"

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2020 (closed)
Guest Editors
Prof. Ying He, Dalian University of Technology
Prof. Gang ZHAO, the University of Science and Technology of China


Heat transfer plays a vital role in living systems as it can help us in understanding of life processes. To survive in extreme thermal environment such as in deep sea or out in space, designing a special gear for safety is of importance. Heat transfer has also many therapeutic applications that involve in either raising of lowering of temperature, such as cryosurgery, hyperthermia, hypothermia, laser ablation etc. Heat transfer analysis can be used to obtain the information about the alterations of blood flow. Many new thermal analysis techniques have been developed to detect microvessel tone from skin temperature. All of the above examples are based on bioheat transfermodeling in micro and macro scales. 

The special issue is aimed at presenting the most recent developments and research efforts in the field of bioheat transfer in micro and macro scales, in order to provide the advances of scientific knowledge in this field and pave the way for innovative clinical applications of early diagnosis and treatment. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following: 

* Hyper- and hypo-thermia in biology

* Biopreservation
* Thermal therapies
* Cryosurgery
* Thermal comfort of human body
* Tumor detections
* Heat transfer analysis for blood flow measurement
* Nanoparticles and magnetic hyperthermia 

Heat and mass transfer; mathematical modeling; human thermoregulation; nanoparticle; thermal measurement

Published Papers
  • Numerical Evaluation of Residual Water Content after Freezing during the Lyophilization of Platelets
  • Abstract Pre-freezing is an important stage in freeze-drying processes. For the lyophilization of a cell, freezing not only plays a role for primary dehydration, but it also determines the amount of residual (intracellular or extracellular) water, which in turn can influence the solution properties and the choice of operation parameters. The freezing of human platelets in lyoprotectant solution is theoretically investigated here. A two-parameter model and an Arrhenius expression are used to describe cell membrane permeability and its temperature dependency. It is assumed that the intracellular solution is composed of four components: sodium chloride, trehalose, serum protein and water, while the… More
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