visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor This book focuses on starch polymers including starch genetics biotechnological and chemical modification nanostructures processing characterization properties and applications. This books topic is in a cutting edge and emerging technology area of biomaterials nanomaterials and renewable materials and will involve international experts in diverse fields from genetic engineering to applications. Focuses on cutting edge applications of starch polymers including starch genetics and RheologyContains working examples and provides real problems and solutions in the area of biomaterials nanomaterials and renewable materialsProvides systematic and in-depth coverage and critical assessment of all starch properties and applications from top scientists in the industry Biografía del autor Professor Peter Halley is a leading international expert in bio-based polymers and translational polymer research. His initial work on Australia's first biodegradable thermoplastic starch polymers led to the establishment of spin-off company Plantic Technologies venture financing sales of commercially-viable products and a continued research provider relationship with Plantic. Professor Halley has led translational research projects in biopolymers and biofluid platforms for agrifood biomedical and high-value manufacturing sectors which have attracted both government and industry funding; and produced patents licences and new industrial know-how. Professor Halley is a fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He is on the editorial board of four journals.Professor Luc Avérous is a leading international expert in bio-based and/or biodegradable polymers. He started working on thermoplastic starch in 1996 to develop biodegradable packaging. During the two last decades his major research projects have dealt with biobased and/or biodegradable polymers for environmental and biomedical applications. On these topics he has published hundreds of scientific communications (articles books chapters patents and proceeding papers) with more than 2500 citations thanks to strong collaborations with foreign labs and international companies. He is on the editorial board of more than ten journals. He has recently co-published 2 books (2011 and 2012).