Polymer Science

Advanced Polymeric Materials for Sustainability and Innovations
Editors: Sajith Thottathil, MTech
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Didier Rouxel, PhD

Advanced Polymeric Materials for Sustainability and Innovations

In production
Pub Date: May 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886338
E-Book ISBN: 9781315102436
Pages: Approx 370p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 34 clor and 107 b/w illustrations

The informative volume discusses recent advancements in the research and development in synthesis, characterization, processing, morphology, structure, and properties of advanced polymeric materials. With contributions from leading international researchers and professors at academic, government and industrial institutions, Advanced Polymeric Materials for Sustainability and Innovations has a special focus on eco-friendly polymers, polymer composites, nanocomposites, and blends and materials for traditional and renewable energy.

In this book the relationship between processing-morphology-property-applications of polymeric materials is well established. Recent advances in the synthesis of new functional monomers has shown strong potential in generating better property polymers from renewable resources. Fundamental advances in the field of nanocomposites, blends and nanostructured polymeric materials in automotive, civil, biomedical and packaging/coating applications are the highlights of this book.


1. Still Looking for the Magic Spot: Dispersing Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles into Nanostructured Block Copolymers
I. Barandiaran and G. Kortaberria

2. Applications of Ionic Liquids in Polymeric Composites
Anjali Bishnoi, Sunil Kumar, Sandeep Rai, and Ankit Mishra

3. Role of Equine Ordure in Enhancing Physical and Mechanical Properties of Natural Bio-Active Composites
Raj Kumar Satankar, Amrita Kaurwar, Sandeep Gupta, K. Usha, Salifu T. Azeko, Winston O.
Soboyejo, Alfred B. O. Soboyejo, and Anand Plappally

4. Preparation and Characterization of Polybenzoxazine/Plasticized PVC-Based-Fumed Silica Composites
Hussein Ali, S. Radhakrishnan, and M. B. Kulkarni

5. Investigation on the Thermal Characteristics of Dry Bonding System for Tire Applications
D. Jeyabala, J. Dhanalakshmi, and C. T. Vijayakumar

6. Novel Bioactive Strontium Containing (Tetra Methacrylate Resin) Composites for Medical Applications
C. Vibha and P. P.Lizymol

7. Hybrid Natural Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite: Thermal Analysis
M. K. Gupta and R. K. Srivastava

8. Mechanical and Thermal Analysis of Unidirectional Jute Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite
M. K. Gupta and R. K. Srivastava

9. A Comparative Study of Metachromasy Induced in Acridine Orange by Anionic Polyelectrolytes
R. Nandini and B. Vishalakshi

10. Reclamation of Natural Rubber (NR) Waste
S. A. Yawalkar, P. S. Joshi, P. V. Patil, J. M. Gadgil, and H. V. Joshi

11. Preparation and Characterization of Polymer Matrix Composites with Reinforced Fly Ash and Silicon Carbide
K. Aruna, B. Sudheer Reddy, B. R. P. Nayak, and B. Haritha Bai

12. Ion Conducting Polymers
C. S. Sunandana

13. Effect of Modified Calcium Carbonate Filler on Properties of PP/LDH Composites
Mahendra R. Nevare, and Vikas V. Gite

14. Different Fabrication Techniques of Aerogels and Its Applications
Fathima Parveen and Raghvendra Kumar Mishra

15. Role of Nanodispersoids on Corrosion Inhibition Behavior of Smart Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings
Sarah B. Ulaeto, Jerin K. Pancrecious, Ramya Rajan, T. P. D. Rajan, and B. C. Pai

16. Thermal and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Jute Polypropylene Composites
Harichandra U. Chandekar, Vikas V.Chaudhari, Sachin D.Waigaonkar, and Narendra N. Ghosh


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Sajith Thottathil, MTech
Research Scholar, International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Sajith Thottathil, MTech, is a research scholar at the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering at the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India. He holds an MTech degree in nanotechnology and a BTech degree in mechanical engineering. His areas of research include nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, and polymer nanocomposites. He has written several papers presented at international conferences.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science and Technology and Honorary Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems; phase separation in polymer blends; compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends; thermoplastic elastomers; phase transitions in polymers; nanostructured polymer blends; macro-, micro- and nanocomposites; polymer rheology; recycling; reactive extrusion; processing–morphology–property relationships in multiphase polymer systems; double networking of elastomers; natural fibers and green composites; rubber vulcanization; interpenetrating polymer networks; diffusion and transport; and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. He has supervised 68 PhD theses, 40 MPhil theses, and 45 Masters thesis. He has three patents to his credit. He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008. Very recently, Professor Thomas received the MRSI and CRSI medals for his excellent work. With over 600 publications to his credit and over 23683 citations, with an h-index of 75, Dr. Thomas has been ranked fifth in India as one of the most productive scientists.

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Associate Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Physics at the School of Pure and Applied Physics, as well as the Joint Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. Dr. Kalarikkal’s research group focuses on the specialized areas of nanomultiferroics, nanosemicondustors and nanophosphors, nanocomposites, nanoferroelectrics, nanoferrites, nanomedicine, nanosenors, ion beam radiation effects and phase transitions etc. The research group has extensive exchange programs with different industries and various research and academic institutions all over world and is performing world-class collaborative research in various fields. The Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal Centre is equipped with various sophisticated instruments and has established state-of-art experimental facilities that cater to the needs of researchers within the country and abroad. He has received several award and has edited books with colleagues.

Didier Rouxel, PhD
Professor, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France; Team Leader, Micro and Nano Systems, Institut Jean Lamour, Nancy, France

Didier Rouxel, PhD, is currently full professor at the Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, and he leads the Micro and Nano Systems team at the Institut Jean Lamour, also in Nancy, France. His research has been mainly focused on physical chemistry of surfaces and thin films, piezoelectric materials, elastic properties of materials studied by Brillouin spectroscopy, and development of micro devices based on polymer-nanoparticles nanocomposite materials, in particular for biomedical applications. He was expert for the French agency ANSES for the topic “Nanomaterials and Health” and was proclaimed Member of the Year of the French Society of Nanomedicine in 2014. Dr. Rouxel received his engineering degree (five-year degree) in materials from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieur de Nancy, Vandoeuvre, France. He received his PhD in materials sciences and engineering from the University of Nancy, France.

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