Increasing interest in lightweight and high-performance materials is leading to significant research activity in the area of polymers and composites. One recent focus is to develop multifunctional materials that have more than one property tailored as per the design requirements in addition to achieving low density. The possibility of simultaneously tailoring several desired properties is attractive but very challenging, and it requires significant advancements in the science and technology of high-performance functional polymers and composites.
About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Omari V. Mukbaniani, DSc
Full Professor, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry; Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry; Director, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry & Polymeric Materials, Tbilisi, Georgia
Omari Vasilii Mukbaniani, DSc, is Professor and Head of the Macromolecular Chemistry Department of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. He is also the Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Polymeric Materials. He is a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of the Georgian Republic. For several years he was a member of the advisory board of the Journal Proceedings of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Chemical Series) and contributing editor of the journal Polymer News and the Polymers Research Journal. He is member of editorial board of the Journal of Chemistry & Chemical Technology. His research interests include polymer chemistry, polymeric materials, and chemistry of organosilicon compounds. He is an author more than 420 publication, thirteen books, four monographs, and 10 inventions. He created in the 2007s the “International Caucasian Symposium on Polymers & Advanced Materials,” ICSP, which takes place every other two years in Georgia. The next symposium, ICSP 5, will be in July 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Marc J. M. Abadie, DSc
Emeritus Professor, Institute Charles Gerhardt of Montpelier—Aggregates, Interfaces & Materials for Energy (ICGM-AIME, UMR CNRS 5253), University Montpelier, France
Professor Marc J. M. Abadie is Emeritus Professor at the University Montpellier, Institute Charles Gerhardt of Montpelier, Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials Energy (ICGM-AIME, UMR CNRS 5253), France. He was head of the Laboratory of Polymer Science and Advanced Organic Materials – LEMP/MAO. He is currently ‘’Michael Fam’’ Visiting Professor at the School of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University NTU, Singapore. His present activity concerns high performance polymers for PEMFCs, composites and nanocomposites, UV/EB coatings, and biomaterials. He has published 11 books and 11 patents. He has advised nearly 95 MS and 52 PhD students with whom he has published over 402 papers. He has more than 40 years of experience in polymer science with 10 years in the industry (IBM, USA – MOD, UK & SNPA/Total, France). He created in the 1980s the “International Symposium on Polyimides & High Temperature Polymers,’’ a.k.a. STEPI, which takes place every other three years in Montpellier, France. The next symposium, STEPI 10, will be in June 5-8, 2016.
Tamara Tatrishvili, PhD
Senior Specialist, Unite of Academic Process Management (Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; Senior Researcher,Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry & Polymeric Materials, Georgia
Tamara Tatrishvili, PhD, is Senior Specialist at the Unite of Academic Process Management (Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences) at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University as well as Senior Researcher of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Polymeric Materials in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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