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3D and 4D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposite Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128168059, 9780128173022

3D and 4D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposite Materials

1st Edition

Processes, Applications, and Challenges

Editors: Kishor Sadasivuni Kalim Deshmukh Mariam AlAli AlMaadeed
Paperback ISBN: 9780128168059
eBook ISBN: 9780128173022
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th October 2019
Page Count: 592
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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



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About the Editors

Kishor Sadasivuni

Dr Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni is Group Leader of Smart Nanosolutions at the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. Dr. Sadasivuni was graduated from University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and currently he is working in Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. He has published more than 100 Journal papers, 12 book chapters and edited 7 books. He has around 10 years of experience in synthesis & characterization of nanoparticles and also in manufacturing nanocomposites for industrial applications. His areas of interest includes different types of nanocomposite fabrication, modifications, designs and their applications in lightweight technologies such as sensors, piezoelectric, actuators, energy storage, memory storage and flexible electronics. For the past ten years he has been a consultant providing solutions to numerous problems of the chemical, materials, polymer and plastic industries. He holds couple of patents in the field of engineering and material science. In 2017, he received Tyre & Rubber Industry Leadership Acknowledgement Awards (TRILA): Young Research Scholar of the Year. He has worked in many international laboratories including USA, Qatar, South Korea, Germany, Sweden, Italy and France.

Affiliations and Expertise

Qatar University, Qatar

Kalim Deshmukh

Dr. Kalim Deshmukh is a Researcher of Engineering of Special Materials at the New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic.Dr. Deshmukh completed his Ph.D degree in Polymer Nanocomposites at the Department of Physics, B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India. He has over 13 years of research experience in the field of polymeric materials, and their blends and nanocomposites for a wide range of technological applications. His research interests are mainly focused on the properties of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with different carbon allotropes such as carbon black, carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide, graphene nanoplatelets and graphene quantum dots. Dr. Deshmukh has over 50 publications in international journals and three book chapters to his credit. He has also participated in, and presented his research work at, several international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher of Engineering of Special Materials, New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic

Mariam AlAli AlMaadeed

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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