This new work, Functional Polymeric Composites: Macro to Nanoscales, focuses on new challenges, findings, opportunities, and applications in the area of polymer composites. The chapters, written by prominent researchers from academia, industry, and research institutes from around the world, present contemporary research and developments on advanced polymeric materials, including polymer blends, polymer electrolytes, bio-based polymer, polymer nanocomposites, etc. Several chapters also cover the applications of the polymeric systems in current industry development and synthesis and characterization of the products.
About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Chin Hua Chia, PhD
Associate Professor, Materials Science Programme, School of Applied Physics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Chin Hua Chia, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), Malaysia. A recipient of the Young Scientist Award from the National University of Malaysia in 2012, he is a member of several professional organizations and has published several book chapters and articles in professional journals as well as has presented at many professional meetings.
Chin Han Chan, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University Teknologi MARA (MARA University of Technology), Selangor, Malaysia
Chin Han Chan, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (MARA University of Technology) in Selangor, Malaysia. She has received many research grants, has published many articles in professional journals, has published chapters in books, and has presented at many professional conferences. Her field of interest includes epoxidized natural rubber-based nanostructured blends, thermoplastic elastomer, biodegradable polyester/polyether blends and solid polymer electrolytes.
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Professor Sabu Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in polymer science and engineering, polymer nanocomposites, elastomers, polymer blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, polymer membranes, green composites and nanocomposites, nanomedicine, and green nanotechnology. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards, which include the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London; MRSI medal,; Nano Tech Medal; CRSI medal,;Distinguished Faculty Award; and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. He is placed fifth on the list of the most productive researchers in India. Recently, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France. Professor Thomas has published over 700 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, and book chapters. He has co-edited 50 books and hold five patents. He has supervised 73 PhD theses, and his H index is 76, with nearly his work being cited 24,601 times. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 plenary/inaugural and invited lectures at national and international meetings in over 30 countries.
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