Functionalized Nanofibers

Functionalized Nanofibers

Synthesis and Industrial Applications

1st Edition - April 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Kalim Deshmukh, S. K. Khadheer Pasha, Ahmed Barhoum, Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323994613

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Functionalized Nanofibers: Synthesis and Industrial Applications presents the latest advances in the fabrication, design, processing, and properties of functionalized nanofibers for a range of advanced applications. Sections introduce fabrication, mechanisms, and design of functionalized nanofibers, explaining electrospinning and non-electrospinning techniques, optimization of structural designs, surface functionalization techniques, and characterization methods. Subsequent sections focus on specific application areas, highlighting preparation methods and applications of functionalized nanofibers across biomedicine, surfaces and coatings, food, environment, energy, electronics, and textiles. Finally, environmental impact and safety and legal aspects related to the utilization of functionalized nanofibers are considered. This is a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students with an interest in nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and across other disciplines such as polymer science, chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science and engineering.

Key Features

  • Integrates discussions of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science behind functionalized nanofibers
  • Opens the door to a range of applications across biomedicine, surfaces and coatings, food, environment, energy, electronics and textiles
  • Analyzes challenges and opportunities relating to environmental, health and safety issues


Researchers and advanced students in nanomaterials, nanotechnology, polymer science, chemistry, chemical engineering, and across materials science and engineering, Scientists, engineers, and R&D professionals with an interest in functionalized nanofibers, innovative nanomaterials, and industrial applications (electronics, biomedicine, environment, textiles, food, etc.)

Table of Contents

  • SECTION 1: Fabrication, Mechanisms, and Design Optimization of Functionalized Nanofibers
    1. Electrospinning and non-electrospinning techniques for the fabrication of functionalized nanofibers: Mechanisms, process parameters, and key technical challenges
    2. Optimization of structural designs: Processing, properties and applications of random, aligned, porous, core shell, and hollow nanofibers
    3. Surface functionalization techniques and characterization methods of electrospun nanofibers: Current challenges and future opportunities

    SECTION 2: Functionalized Nanofibers in Biomedical Industry
    4. Functionalized nanofibers for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine: Recent advances, prospects and challenges
    5. Functionalized nanofibers for antimicrobial applications: Current status and future directions
    6. Recent progress in functionalized nanofiber-based bio-sensing devices and drug delivery systems: Prospects and challenges
    7. Advances and perspectives of functionalized nanofibers in wound healing and wound dressing applications

    SECTION 3: Functionalized Nanofibers in Surfaces and Coatings
    8. Surface coatings of electrospun nanofibers for property enhancement: Synthesis, characterizations, and applications
    9. Recent trends in functionalized nanofiber based anticorrosive coatings
    10. Functionalized nanofibers for realization of superhydrophobic surfaces

    SECTION 4: Functionalized Nanofibers in Food Industry
    11. Advances and perspectives of functionalized nanofibers towards food packaging
    12. Recent progress in functionalized nanofibers as sensors for monitoring food quality: Prospects and challenges
    13. Current developments, perspectives, and applications of functionalized nanofibers in agriculture industry

    SECTION 5: Functionalized Nanofibers in Environmental Industry
    14. Functionalized nanofibers for adsorption of heavy metal ions: Recent advances, prospects, and challenges
    15. Functionalized nanofibers for remediation of organic pollutants and catalytic applications: Advances, challenges and future trends
    16. Recent developments in functionalized nanofibers for water treatment and purification
    17. Functionalized nanofibers for gas and volatile compounds sensing: Recent progress and challenges
    18. Functionalized nanofibrous mats for gas separation applications: Advances, challenges, and future prospects

    SECTION 6: Functionalized Nanofibers in Energy Industry
    19. Advances in functionalized nanofibers for lithium-ion battery applications
    20. Functionalized nanofibers for high performance supercapacitor applications: Recent developments and future scope
    21. Recent developments in functionalized nanofibers for hydrogen storage and conversion: Perspectives and outlook
    22. Functionalized nanofibers for piezoelectric energy harvesting applications: Current status and future directions
    23. Recent progress in functionalized nanofibers for fuel cell applications
    24. Recent trends in functionalized nanofibers for solar cell applications: Challenges, opportunities, and future directions

    SECTION 7: Functionalized Nanofibers in Electronics and Electrical Industry
    25. Advances in functionalized nanofibers for photonics, optoelectronics, and microelectronic device applications
    26. Recent advances in functionalized nanofibers for EMI shielding and microwave absorption applications

    SECTION 8: Functionalized Nanofibers in Textile Industry
    27. Functionalized nanofibers for protective clothing applications: Recent trends, opportunities, and future perspectives
    28. Advances in functionalized nanofibers as fire retardant fabrics: Opportunities and challenges

    SECTION 9: Environmental, Legal, Health and Safety Issues of Functionalized Nanofibers
    29. Environmental impact, safety, and legal aspects of functionalized nanofibers

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: April 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323994613

About the Editors

Kalim Deshmukh

Dr. Kalim Deshmukh is a senior researcher at the University of West Bohemia's New Technologies-Research Center in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He has more than 15 years of research expertise in the synthesis, characterisation, and structure-property relationship of many different polymeric materials, polymer blends, and nanocomposites for many different technological applications. His research is mainly focused with the synthesis, characterization, and property studies of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with various nanofillers, including nanoparticles and carbon allotropes like carbon black, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and its derivatives for potential electronic applications. He has co-edited two books and written over 100 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and 30 book chapters with prestigious international publications. Additionally, he actively participated in numerous international conferences where he presented his research work and has been serving as a reviewer for numerous reputable international publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

senior researcher at the University of West Bohemia's New Technologies-Research Center in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

S. K. Khadheer Pasha

Dr. S. K. Khadheer Pasha obtained his M.Sc. degree in Physics from Osmania University, followed by an MPhil degree from Anna University, and PhD degree in physics from the Department of Physics, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore-632014, TN, India. He is currently working as a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, VIT-AP University. He has about seven years of teaching and 12 years of research experience. His research is mainly focused on the synthesis of nanocomposite materials for various applications such as energy storage, gas sensors, and EMI shielding. Currently, he is guiding 5 PhD students working on different research topics. He has published over 89 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters with international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Materials scientist, Department of Physics, VIT AP University, Andhra Pradesh, India

Ahmed Barhoum

Dr. Ahmed Barhoum is an Associate Professor of nanomaterials science and Head of the Nanostruc Research Group (Helwan University). He is currently working at the DCU University (Ireland). His research interests include the synthesis of nanomaterials for catalysis, drug delivery, and biosensing. He has won several scientific awards and prizes: Helwan University Prizes (Egypt, 2020 & 2019), CAS Fellowship (China, 2019), IFE Fellowships (France, 2012 & 2018), FWO Fellowships (Belgium, 2015 & 2016), Medastar Erasmus Mundus (Belgium, 2012), Welcome Program (Italy, 2012) and many more. He serves as an expert evaluator for the National Science Centre (NCN, Poland), Czech Science Foundation (GACR, Russia), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Switzerland), and Innovators Support Fund (ISF, Egypt), among others. He is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, and editor of 10 handbooks (Elsevier and Springer Nature), PI/Co-PI of 12 projects, and co-author of 150 publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of NanoStruc. Research Group, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt; National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Prof Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD is an Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Lab Director in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA. His research is focused on Application of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, in environment and analytical chemistry and Various Industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as prolific author and editor of several scientific monographs and books in his research areas published with Elsevier and other esteemed publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Director of Chemistry and EVSc Labs, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA

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