Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series

Modern Physical Chemistry
Engineering Models, Materials, and Methods with Applications

Editors: Reza Haghi, PhD
Emili Besalú, PhD
Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Praveen K. M.

Modern Physical Chemistry

In production
Pub Date: July 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886437
E-Book ISBN: 9781315143118
Pages: Approx 475p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series
Notes: 24 color and 107 b/w illustrations

This volume brings together innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in the application of new tools for chemical engineers. It presents significant research, reporting on new methodologies and important applications in the field of chemical engineering. Highlighting theoretical foundations, real-world cases, and future directions, this book covers selected topics in a variety of areas, including

  • chemoinformatics and computational chemistry
  • advanced dielectric materials
  • nanotechniques
  • polymer composites
It also presents several advanced case studies.

The topics discussed in this volume will be valuable for researchers, practitioners, professionals, and students of chemistry material and chemical engineering.


1. Brownian Motion, Random Trajectory, Diffusion, Fractals, Theory of Chaos and Dialectics
Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

2. Revealing Informatics Approach and Its Impact of Physical Chemistry Innovation: RSM-Cheminformatics
Heru Susanto, Teuku Beuna Bardant, Leu Fang-Yie, Chin Kang Chen, and Andrianopsyah Mas Jaya Putra

3. Macromolecules Visualization: An Emerging Tool of Informatics Innovation
Heru Susanto, Leu Fang-Yie, Teuku Beuna Bardant, Chin Kang Chen, and Andrianopsyah Mas Jaya Putra

4. Chemical Modification of Dielectric Elastomers
Chris Ellingford, Chaoying Wan, Lukasz Figiel, and Tony McNally

5. Transparent Dielectric Materials
Luminita Ioana Buruiana, Andreea Irina Barzic, and Camelia Hulubei

6. High Tc Superconducting Bi Cuprates: Chasing the Elusive Mono Phase
T. Kannan and P. Predeep

7. Piezoelectric Materials for Nano Generators
Yunlong Zi

8. Application of Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering and Carbon Nanotubes: A Critical Overview and a Vision for the Future
Sukanchan Palit

9. Progress in Polymer Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Shielding Application
Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Sravanthi Loganathan, Jissy Jacob, Prosanjit Saha, and Sabu Thomas

10. Breakthroughs in Nanofibrous Membranes for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Premlata Ambre, Joginder Singh Paneysar, Evans Coutinho, and Sukhwinder Kaur Bhullar

11. Genotoxic Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on Marine Invertebrate
S. Vijayakumar, S. Thanigaivel, Amitava Mukherjee, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, and John Thomas

12. Green Synthetic Routes for Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles
Divya Mandial, Rajpreet Kaur, Lavnaya Tandon, and Poonam Khullar

13. Preparation, Characterization, and Application of Sustainable Polymers Composites
Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Prerna, Dinesh Goyal , and Sabu Thomas

14. Design, Fabrication and Characterization of an Electrically Active Methacrylate Based Polymer-ZnO Nanocomposites for Dielectrics
Ilangovan Pugazhenthi, Sakvai Mohammed Safiullah, and Kottur Anver Basha

15. Studies on Pathogenecity of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus and Its Control Measures
S. Thanigaivel, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Amitava Mukherjee, and John Thomas

16. Review on Anti-Infective Activity of Boric Acid: A Promising Therapeutic Approach
Sukhwinder K. Bhullar, Mehtap Ozekmekci, and Mehmet Copur

17. Control of Magnetism by Voltage in Multiferroics: Theory and Prospects
Ann Rose Abraham, Sabu Thomas, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

18. Low-Cost Materials for the Removal of Contaminants from Wastewater
Theresa O. Egbuchunam, Grace Obi, Felix E. Okieimen, and Senem Yetgin


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Reza Haghi, PhD
Research Assistant, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Reza Haghi, PhD, is a research assistant at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Dr. Haghi has published several papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published several papers in conference proceedings, technical reports, and lecture notes. Dr. Haghi is expert in the development and application of spectroscopy techniques for monitoring hydrate and corrosion risks and developed techniques for early detection of gas hydrate risks. He conducted integrated experimental modeling in his studies and extended his research to monitoring system to pH and risk of corrosion. During his PhD work at Heriot-Watt University, he has developed various novel flow assurance techniques based on spectroscopy as well as designed and operated test equipment. He received his MSc in Advanced Control Systems from the University of Salford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

Emili Besalú, PhD
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Emili Besalú, PhD, is aLecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. He has contributed more than 120 international papers and book chapters on theoretical chemistry, mainly devoted to methodologies in SAR and QSAR fields. He is referee for various journals. His preliminary interests were related to molecular quantum similarity, perturbation methods, and multilinear regression. His interests today are focused on the treatment and ranking of congeneric molecular database families and especially the interplay between statistically based and computational procedures.

Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD
Assistant Professor and Head, High Voltage Laboratory, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Head of the High Voltage Laboratory at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Wroclaw, Poland. Dr. Jaroszewski was a contractor/prime contractor/head of several national grants a contractor of a key project co-financed by the European Regional Development Foundation. His research interests include high-voltage techniques, HV equipment diagnostics, HV test techniques, degradation of ZnO varistors, EMI shielding, transformer oil insulation and dielectric spectroscopy. He is author and coauthor of more than 70 scientific publications dealing with HV insulation, ZnO arresters, dielectric spectroscopy, and EMI shielding. He has edited books and is a member of the Polish Committee of Standardization. He is reviewer, among others, for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, and Royal Society of Chemistry journals. His current research interests include high-voltage insulation and dielectric spectroscopy. He received his MS and PhD degrees in high-voltage engineering from the same university in 1993 and 1999 respectively.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
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.

Praveen K. M.
University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” Lorient, France

Praveen K. M. is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SAINTGITS College of Engineering, India. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Sciences at the University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” in Lorient, France, in the area of coir-based polypropylene micro composites and nanocomposites. He has published an international article in Applied Surface Science (Elsevier) and has also presented poster and conference papers at national and international conferences. He also has worked with the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Mahatma Gandhi University, India; and the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic. His current research interests include plasma modification of polymers, polymer composites for neutron shielding applications, and nanocellulose.

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