Encyclopedia of Smart Materials

Encyclopedia of Smart Materials

1st Edition - October 28, 2021

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Abdul-Ghani Olabi
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128157329
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128157336

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Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, Five Volume Set covers materials that have one or more property that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture or pH. Whereas smart structures have the attributes of adaptability, flexibility, and even ‘intelligence’, the active materials are the enabling factors that make smart composite structures possible. This new Major Reference Work on smart materials provides a full and comprehensive source of information for both researchers and practitioners on the fundamental and recent developments in the fields of design, development, manufacturing and application of smart materials.

Key Features

  • Includes comprehensive subject coverage across the field of smart materials in one integrated resource
  • Presents in-depth explanations on the latest developments and research topics
  • Thematically arranged to allow the user to easily find what they need


Academic researchers, teachers and postgraduate students working in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering, including but not limited to areas such as aerospace engineering and materials engineering for extreme environments, construction and environmental engineering, biomaterials and bioengineering. It also serves industry professionals and engineers including government and corporate employees

Table of Contents

  • 1. Smart Biomaterials and Bioinspired Smart Materials and Systems
    2. Energy Storage Materials and Energy Harvesting
    3. Quantum Materials
    4. Metamaterials
    5. Piezoelectrics and Piezomagnetics
    6. 3D Printing
    7. Smart Coatings and Surfaces
    8. Magnetic Materials
    9. Smart Materials for Specific Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2964
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: October 28, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128157329
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128157336

About the Editor in Chief

Abdul-Ghani Olabi

Professor Abdul-Ghani Olabi is director and founding member of the Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies (www.uws.ac.uk/ieet) at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). He received his M.Eng and Ph.D. from Dublin City University, and has worked among other places at the Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology (HIAST), the research centre of FIAT in Italy (CRF), Dublin City University and UWS. Professor Olabi has supervised postgraduate research students (10 M.Eng and 25PhD) to successful completion. He has edited 12 proceedings and published more than 135 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, in addition to presenting about 135 papers at international conferences and writing 15 book chapters. In the last 12 months Professor Olabi has patented 2 innovative projects, and is the founder of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP, www.seepconference.co.uk Professor Olabi is the Subject Editor on the Elsevier Energy Journal and board member of a few other journals. He has coordinated different National, EU and International Projects, and has produced different reports to the Irish Gov. regarding: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells and Solar Energy. Professor Olabi is assisted by large group of 35 academics (Prof., reader, SL L, PDRA) working on different aspects related to Engineering and Energy Technologies. Olabi is also Subject Editor for Research in Candidate Materials on the Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of the West of Scotland, UK

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