Advances in Smart Coatings and Thin Films for Future Industrial Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128498705

Advances in Smart Coatings and Thin Films for Future Industrial Applications

1st Edition

Authors: Abdel Makhlouf Nedal Y. Abu-Thabit
Paperback ISBN: 9780128498705
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 592
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Advances in Smart Coatings and Thin Films for Future Industrial Applications highlights the most common methods and techniques used for synthesizing and applying smart coatings for materials protection in transportation metals and alloys. It covers the testing, characterization and performance evaluation of smart coatings in the transportation industry, providing an in-depth discussion on the challenges and limitations of scaling-up and the spreading use of these types of coatings in the industry. The book concludes with the current prospects and future trends of smart coatings in transportation industry, and includes applicable case studies.

Key Features

  • Discusses the most recent advances and innovation in smart coatings and thin films in the transportation industries
  • Highlights the synthesis methods, processing, testing and characterization of coatings and films
  • Reviews the current prospects and future trends within the industry


Material scientists, researchers, engineers, chemists, managers working in the automotive and aerospace industries; university professors, scientists, and students working in advanced materials and coatings

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals of smart coatings
1. Overview of current coatings technologies in transportation industry and their challenges
2. Introduction to smart coatings
3. Smart coatings synthesis and processing methods and technologies
4. Smart coatings characterisation, evaluation and testing
5. Feasibility studies and economics associated with smart coatings
6. Environmental consideration and recycling issues associated with the synthesis of smart coatings

Part 2: Types and synthesis, properties and characteristics of smart coatings in transportation industry
7. Smart self-healing coatings for Steel alloys
8. Smart self-healing coatings for Aluminium alloys
9. Smart self-healing coatings for Magnesium alloys
10. Smart hybrid coatings
11. Smart UV-curable anti-corrosion coatings for metallic substrates
12. Smart waterborne coatings for metallic substrates
13. Smart self-healing polymeric coatings for metallic substrates
14. Electroactive and Conductive Polymers
15. Self-assembly smart coatings
16. Corrosion resistant self-assembled monolayers and biopolymers
17. Chrome-free anti-corrosive additives for smart coatings
18. Smart conducting polymers
19. Fluorescent molecular rotors as new dopants for smart coatings
20. Polysilazanes anti-corrosion smart coatings
21. Superhydrophobic coatings
22. Stimuli responsive coatings
23. Lithium-doped organic coatings for the protection of aerospace Aluminum alloys
24. Smart Polyurethane coatings
25. Omniconjugated Polymers as smart coatings
26. Furan-based self-healing elastomer

Part 3: Applications of smart coatings in transportation industry
27. Smart self-cleaning coatings
28. Multi-functional coatings based on smart nano-containers
29. Bio-active anti-fouling hybrid coatings
30. Nanomaterial-based Antifouling Interfaces
31. Smart self-healing coatings
32. Anti-reflective and anti-radar coatings
33. Hydrophobic anti-ice Coatings
34. Active agents encapsulated in polymeric microcapsules for preparation of smart anticorrosive coatings

Part 4: Future Trends
35. Modelling of smart nanoceramic and nanocomposite coatings
36. Shape memory thin films and coatings
37. Towards eco-friendly, simple, inexpensive smart coatings
38. Smart coatings as sensors in transportation industry
39. Controlling the particle size and surface texture for smart coating manufacturing
40. Multifunction smart coatings
41. Smart coatings markets in transportation industries
42. Scaling up and manufacturing of smart coatings


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About the Author

Abdel Makhlouf

Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf was formerly a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas Pan-American, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

RGV STAR Professor, Dept. of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas Pan-American, Edinburg, TX, USA

Nedal Y. Abu-Thabit

Dr. Nedal Abu-Thabit holds a Ph.D. in chemistry with specialization in polymer chemistry. Currently, Dr. Nedal is an associate professor in the Chemical & Process Engineering Technology department at Jubail Industrial College. Since 2013, he holds the position of the Program Director for Polymer Engineering Technology major. Dr. Nedal has published more than 20 research articles and reviews in refereed journals, 5 book chapters and 2 patents. His research interests in the areas of polymer synthesis, polymer post-functionalization, synthesis of functional polyelectrolytes for fuel cells applications, water sterilization using nanomaterials, synthesis of electrically conducting polymers for sensing applications, preparation of conductive hydrogels and conductive textiles; and isolation of biopolymers from natural sources. In addition, Dr. Nedal has contributed with many articles in the area of educational polymer chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Course Director of the Polymer Division, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Technololgy, Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia

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