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Advances in Polymer Reaction Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128206454, 9780128215227

Advances in Polymer Reaction Engineering, Volume 56

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Davide Moscatelli Mattia Sponchioni
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128206454
eBook ISBN: 9780128215227
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th October 2020
Page Count: 348
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Table of Contents

1. Perspectives, pillars, and examples of polymer reaction engineering in the 21st century

John G. Tsavalas and Amit K. Tripathi

2. On-line monitoring and control of emulsion polymerization reactors

Shaghayegh Hamzehlou and José Maria Asua

3. Exploiting the pulsed laser polymerization-size exclusion chromatography technique to retrieve kinetic parameters in radical polymerization: State-of-the-art and future challenges

Yoshi W. Marien, Mariya Edeleva, Paul H.M. Van Steenberge and Dagmar R. D’hooge

4. 3D printing as chemical reaction engineering booster

Kristina M. Zentel, Marcel Fassbender, Werner Pauer and Gerrit A. Luinstra

5. Renewable feedstocks in emulsion polymerization: Coating and adhesive applications

Miren Aguirre, Shaghayegh Hamzehlou, Edurne González and Jose R. Leiza

6. Toward a digital polymer reaction engineering

Stefano Lazzari, Andree Lischewski, Yury Orlov, Peter Deglmann, Andreas Daiss, Eduard Schreiner and Hugo Vale

7. From batch to continuous free-radical polymerizations: Recent advances and hurdles along the industrial transfer

Juri Ilare and Mattia Sponchioni

8. Perspectives from industry

Gianmarco Polotti


Advances in Polymer Reaction Engineering, Volume 56 in the Advances in Chemical Engineering series is aimed at reporting the latest advances in the field of polymer synthesis. Chapters in this new release include Polymer reaction engineering and composition control in free radical copolymers, Reactor control and on-line process monitoring in free radical emulsion polymerization, Exploiting pulsed laser polymerization to retrieve intrinsic kinetic parameters in radical polymerization, 3D printing in chemical engineering,  Renewable source monomers in waterborne polymer dispersions, Importance of models and digitalization in Polymer Reaction Engineering, Recent Advances in Modelling of Radical Polymerization, and more.

Key Features

  • Covers recent advances in the control and monitoring of polymerization processes and in reactor configurations
  • Provides modelling of polymerization reactions and up-to-date approaches to estimate reaction rate constants
  • Includes authoritative opinions from experts in academia and industry


Sstudents and researchers active in the fields of Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Reaction Engineering for acquiring awareness on the new trends and strategies in polymer synthesis, modelling and control guided by experts of the sector. The Volume also represents a useful guide for representatives of the polymer manufacturing industry, who may be interested in the up-to-date reactor configurations and process management tools reported herein


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Davide Moscatelli

Davide Moscatelli

Davide Moscatelli received his Laurea cum laude in Chemical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 2002, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2006. He is full professor of Applied Physical Chemistry at Politecnico di Milano and he collaborates with ETH Zurich since 2007. His main research interests are in the material synthesis for technological applications, with particular emphasis on polymer materials, nanomaterials and chemical compounds for biomedical and oil&gas applications. The general aim of his research is the development of new approaches to synthesize and functionalize innovative, efficient, and tunable smart materials. Davide Moscatelli is co-author of more than 120 papers on international journals and more than 10 patents. H-index: 26. Davide Moscatelli serves as lecturer of Petroleum Technologies and Refining Processes course at Politecnico di Milano. Davide Moscatelli supervised more than 100 Bachelor thesis students in Chemical Engineering, more than 100 Master thesis students in Chemical Engineering and Material Engineering, and more than 10 PhD theses in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. He is ViceDirector of the PhD course of Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano ( and, since 2017, he is Member of the Faculty Committee for the strategic plan Polimi2040 at Politecnico di Milano. Davide Moscatelli is a member of the editorial board and advisory panel of several international scientific journals. He is co-founder of Captive Systems srl, a spin-off company of Politecnico di Milano active in use of smart nanomaterials for wastewater treatments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Mattia Sponchioni

Mattia Sponchioni

Mattia Sponchioni received his MSc cum laude in Chemical Engineering in 2015 and his PhD cum laude in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 2018, both at Politecnico di Milano. He is now working as a Research Associate at Politecnico di Milano, after having spent one year of Post-Doc at ETH Zürich. The main research interests of Mattia Sponchioni include the synthesis of thermo-responsive polymers and functional polymer nanoparticles for biomedical applications. During his career, Mattia gained expertise in the so-called controlled radical polymerization (CRP) techniques and in particular in the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization to impart highly controlled molecular architecture and chain length distribution to the polymers produced in his research. It is in this context that in 2017 Mattia spent six months as a visiting researcher at the University of Sheffield, in the group of Prof. Steven P. Armes, where he became expert in the RAFT-mediated polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) for the simultaneous synthesis of well-defined and amphiphilic block copolymers and their self-assembly into nanoparticles. Mattia Sponchioni is currently participant contact for the EU H2020 Marie-Curie innovative training network “Continuous Downstream Processing of Bioproducts” ( and teaching assistant of “Polymer Reaction Engineering” and “Applied Physical Chemistry” at Politecnico di Milano.

Affiliations and Expertise

Politecnico di Milano, Italy