3D and 4D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposite Materials

3D and 4D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposite Materials

Processes, Applications, and Challenges

1st Edition - October 11, 2019

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  • Editors: Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Kalim Deshmukh, Mariam Ali S A Al-Maadeed
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128168059
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173022

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3D and 4D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposite Materials: Processing, Applications, and Challenges covers advanced 3D and 4D printing processes and the latest developments in novel polymer-based printing materials, thus enabling the reader to understand and benefit from the advantages of this groundbreaking technology. The book presents processes, materials selection, and printability issues, along with sections on the preparation of polymer composite materials for 3D and 4D printing. Across the book, advanced printing techniques are covered and discussed thoroughly, including fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), selective laser melting (SLM), electron beam melting (EBM), inkjet 3D printing (3DP), stereolithography (SLA), and 3D plotting. Finally, major applications areas are discussed, including electronic, aerospace, construction and biomedical applications, with detailed information on the design, fabrication and processing methods required in each case.

Key Features

  • Provides a thorough, clear understanding of polymer preparation techniques and 3D and 4D printing processes, with a view to specific applications
  • Examines synthesis, formation methodology, the dispersion of fillers, characterization, properties, and performance of polymer nanocomposites
  • Explores the possibilities of 4D printing, covering the usage of stimuli responsive hydrogels and shape memory polymers


Academic: Researchers, scientists, and advanced students in the areas of 3D and 4D printing, polymer matrix composites, nanocomposites, polymer processing, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, plastics engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Industry: Scientists and R&D professionals leading research into 3D and 4D printing of polymeric materials; engineers and technologists across industries (plastics engineering, aerospace, biomedical, electronics, construction); consultants in the polymer industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to 3D and 4D printing technology: State of the art and recent trends
    2. 3D and 4D printing of nanomaterials: Processing considerations for reliable printed nanocomposites
    3. Polymer-based conductive composites for 3D and 4D printing of electrical circuits
    4. 3D and 4D printing of pH-responsive and functional polymers and their composites
    5. Additive manufacturing (AM) of medical devices and scaffolds for tissue engineering based on 3D and 4D printing
    6. Shape memory polymer blends and composites for 3D and 4D printing applications
    7. Fabrication of 3D and 4D polymer micro- and nanostructures based on electrospinning
    8. Multifunctional polymer composites for 3D and 4D printing
    9. Graphene and graphene oxide-reinforced 3D and 4D printable composites
    10. 3D and 4D printing of polymer/CNTs-based conductive composites
    11. Medical and biomedical applications of 3D and 4D printed polymer nanocomposites
    12. Carbon black-reinforced 3D and 4D printable conductive polymer composites
    13. Photoactivate resin formulations and composites for optical 3D and 4D printing of functional materials and devices
    14. Hydrogels and hydrogel composites for 3D and 4D printing applications
    15. 3D and 4D printing of biomaterials and biocomposites, bioinspired composites, and related transformers
    16. 3D and 4D printed polymer composites for electronic applications
    17. Fundamentals and applications of 3D and 4D printing of polymers: Challenges in polymer processing and prospects of future research


Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: October 11, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128168059
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173022

About the Editors

Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni

Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni is currently working as a Research Assistant Professor and the group leader of SmartNanoSolutions at Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. Dr. Kishor’s research has its roots from the analytical chemistry he mastered during his Master’s degree in Andhra University, India. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of South Brittany at Lorient, France in 2012 under the supervision of the Prof. Yves Grohens and Prof. Sabu Thomas. He has to his credit a vast experience of postdoctoral research as he has been to this position firstly at the Inha University at South Korea (Professor Jeahwan Kim Supervisor, 2014) and then two times at Qatar University (Professor Mariam Al-Madeed,2015 and Dr. John-John Cabibihan,2017). He was appointed to the Center for Advanced Materials at Qatar University in 2018 as a Research Associate from which he has been promoted to his present designation as Research assistant Professor in June 2021. He has been included in the world’s top 2 % scientists according to a list compiled by Stanford University in the year 2019 and for this he was recently honored by the QU. He has enormous knowledge and valuable experience in his field owing to over 12 years of active research research experience of 12 years. Dr. Kishor has more than 250 research articles published in international peer reviewed journals with a total citation of 4850 and h-index 37. He is also the author of 20 book chapters and the editor of 8 books. His books were included in Springer Top 25 e-book download of the year 2020. Some of Dr. Kishor’s inventions are protected by 2 US patents and 2 Indian patents and presently 5 patent disclosures have been submitted by him. He is a group leader and is presently the lead principal investigator for 11 research projects, covering the NPRP, UREP, IRCC grants of Qatar National Research Fund and the Qatar University. He is also involved in other three research grants as the principal investigator, summarizing a total grant amount of 3M$. Dr. Kishor is a team player and has collaborated actively with researchers (more than 450 co-authors as evident from the Scopus data) in several disciplines of computer science, biomedical sciences, industrial engineering, and electrical engineering from all over the world (USA, France, South Korea, Oman, Spain, Italy, Australia, Malaysia). Dr. Kishor’s achievements have been recognized by several awards such as Tyre & Rubber Industry Leadership Acknowledgement Awards (TRILA); Young Research Scholar of the Year 2017.

Affiliations and Expertise

Analytical chemist, Polymer and materials scientist, Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Kalim Deshmukh

Dr. Kalim Deshmukh is a senior researcher at the New Technologies-Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic. He has over 15 years of research experience in the field of synthesis, characterization, and structure-property relationship of a wide variety of polymeric materials, polymer blends and nanocomposites for various technological applications. His research interest is mainly focused on the synthesis, characterization and property investigations of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with different nanofillers including nanoparticles and carbon allotropes such as carbon black, carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide, graphene nanoplatelets and graphene quantum dots for potential electronic applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Polymer processing and engineering, Department of Chemical Processes and Biomaterials, New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Mariam Ali S A Al-Maadeed

Professor Mariam AlAli AlMaadeed is Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt in 2001, and joined the Physics Department at Qatar University in the same year. Prof. AlMaadeed has excellent experience and a large amount of internationally recognized work in the field of polymers, characterization and structure, as well as in nanocomposites and nanotechnology. Her work is featured in more than 130 journals and conference publications. Prof. AlMaadeed has given many consultations and workshops to a diverse group of organizations, across industry, government ministries, and communities. She is currently a member in many advisory committees and editorial board bodies such as Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science, Taylor and Francis and Emergent Materials, Springer. Prof. AlMaadeed has designed and contributed to many workshops, symposiums and conferences in the field of materials science, and in teaching and learning strategies. She received the Physics State Award for 2010, the Gulf Petrochemical Association (GPCA) Plastic Excellence Award in 2014 and the ISESCO Prize in Science & Technology 2016.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Qatar

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