Applications of Nanomaterials

Applications of Nanomaterials

Advances and Key Technologies

1st Edition - June 22, 2018

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  • Editors: Sneha Mohan Bhagyaraj, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019726
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081019719

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Applications of Nanomaterials: Advances and Key Technologies discusses the latest advancements in the synthesis of various types of nanomaterials. The book's main objective is to provide a comprehensive review regarding the latest advances in synthesis protocols that includes up-to-date data records on the synthesis of all kinds of inorganic nanostructures using various physical and chemical methods. The synthesis of all important nanomaterials, such as carbon nanostructures, Core-shell Quantum dots, Metal and metal oxide nanostructures, Nanoferrites, polymer nanostructures, nanofibers, and smart nanomaterials are discussed, making this a one-stop reference resource on research accomplishments in this area. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government and private research institutions across the globe have contributed to the book. Academics, researchers, scientists, engineers and students working in the field of polymer nanocomposites will benefit from its solutions for material problems.

Key Features

  • Provides an up-to-date data record on the synthesis of all kinds of organic and inorganic nanostructures using various physical and chemical methods
  • Presents the latest advances in synthesis protocols
  • Includes the latest techniques used in the physical and chemical characterization of nanomaterials
  • Covers the characterization of all the important materials groups, such as carbon nanostructures, core-shell quantum dots, metal and metal oxide nanostructures, nanoferrites, polymer nanostructures and nanofibers


Academic and industrial researchers working in the areas of nanotechnology and materials science, and post-doctoral students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nano composites and its applications
    2. Semiconductor/graphene nanocomposites: Synthesize, Characterization, and Applications
    3. Nanomaterials as catalyst
    4. Nanoscience and its role in the Solar Collectors Future
    5. Electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using nanomaterials based cathodic systems"
    6. Green Nanotechnology – A Road Map To Safer Nanomaterials
    7. Nanobiosensors based on graphene electrodes: recent trends and future applications
    8. Applications of Nanofibers in Tissue Engineering
    9. Role of Nanomaterials in Analytical Chemistry: trace metal analysis
    10. Comparative study on effect of metallic nanoparticles in drug delivery against MCF-7 cell line
    11. Nanomaterials toxicity: A challenge to end users
    12. Biomedical applications of Magnetic nanomaterials
    13. Carbon Nanotube Tube Filled Polymer Nanocomposites and their Applications in Tissue Engineering
    14. Nanoenabled immunosensors for point-of-care diagnosis of cancer
    15. Cellulose nanocrystals for health care applications: A perspective on waste to wealth

Product details

  • No. of pages: 490
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: June 22, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019726
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081019719

About the Editors

Sneha Mohan Bhagyaraj

Dr Sneha Mohan is currently working as Research Associate in Centre for Nanomaterials Science Research, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa . She did her PhD in Chemistry with specialization in Nanomaterials from Cape Peninsula University of technology together with International and Interuniversity centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. She has more than 15 international publications and 3 book chapters in her credit. She has presented her work in various international conferences and national conferences. Her research interest includes synthesis and applications of various nanomaterials and composites including sensing and catalytic activity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Nanomaterials Science Research, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa & International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686560, India

Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi

Professor Oluwafemi is a fully-fledged academic that is involved in Teaching & Learning, Research, Community Engagement, staff and student mentorship among many other activities. His research interest is in the synthesis of binary, ternary and quaternary semiconductor nanomaterial and nanostructures such as quantum dots, metal nanomaterials, core-shells, doped nanostructures and polymer nanocomposites for different applications which includes biological, (basically for cancer treatment ie imaging, labelling, drug delivery photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy), optical (development of optical devices), environmental (sensing and determination of environmental pollutants), nanotoxicology and water treatment. He is also involved in the indigenous knowledge system (IKS) for value added chain using different South African medicinal plants. This involves isolation, extraction, biological activity testing, and synthesis of nanomaterial using the plant extract and packaging for pharmaceutical purposes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is an Associate Professor at the School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research activities involve applications of nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He is the recipient of research fellowships and associateships from prestigious government organizations such as the Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Government of India. He has active collaborations with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Australia, and the United States. He has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He also co-edited nine books of scientific interest and co-authored many book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director and Chair, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas, an outstanding Alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, is one of India’s most renowned scientists in the area of Polymers. After completing his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur (1984-1987), he joined MG University as a Lecturer in 1997 and later became its Vice Chancellor. He has taken up a large number of visiting assignments abroad. Under his leadership, the University has been ranked 713th by TIMES, 30th in NIRF and the best University inKerala. He has supervised 120 Ph.D. students, authored 1,300 publications and edited 150 books earning him a H-index of 112 and 60,000 citations. He has received Honoris Causa degrees from Russia and France and obtained grants amounting to Rs. 30 crores for research funding from India and abroad. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists and 2nd in India by the Stanford University Ranking in Polymers. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Considering his excellent contributions in teaching, research and administration, Prof. Thomas is the best candidate for the outstanding Alumnus award of IIT KGP.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Director of the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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