Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials

Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials

Properties and Characterisation

1st Edition - June 3, 2017

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  • Editors: Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Asokan Pappu
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081007877
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081007884

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Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials: Properties and Characterisation presents the latest on these composite materials that can best be described as materials that are comprised of synthetic polymers and biological/inorganic/organic derived constituents. The combination of unique properties that emerge as a consequence of the particular arrangement and interactions between the different constituents provides immense opportunities for advanced material technologies. This series of four volumes brings an interdisciplinary effort to accomplish a more detailed understanding of the interplay between synthesis, structure, characterization, processing, applications, and performance of these advanced materials, with this volume focusing on their properties and characterization.

Key Features

  • Provides a clear understanding of the present state-of-the-art and the growing utility of hybrid polymer composite materials
  • Includes contributions from world renowned experts and discusses the combination of different kinds of materials procured from diverse resources
  • Discusses their synthesis, chemistry, processing, fundamental properties, and applications
  • Provides insights on the potential of hybrid polymer composite materials for advanced applications


Polymer and materials scientists, engineers, post-graduate students and industrial researchers and R & D managers who want to bring advanced polymeric material-based products to the market

Table of Contents

  • Selected mechanical properties of uniaxial Hybrid Polymer Composites Properties and characterization of Liquid crystalline polymers as fillers for polymer composites
    Properties of Hybrid Composites derived from recycled polymers
    Functional materials from polymer derivatives: properties and characterization
    Miscellaneous Properties of Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials
    Recent Applications on the polymer composites reinforced with natural fillers
    Biopolymer based hybrid composites: applications
    Polymers as matrices for arrangement of inorganic nanoparticles
    Hybrid polymer composites for applications in electronic industry
    Epoxy resin based hybrid polymer composite
    Thermal Properties and Characterization of Amorphous Polymer Materials
    Mechanical Properties of hybrid polymer composite
    Mechanical Characterization of Typical Polymer-Based Composite
    Physical Properties of Hybrid Polymer/Clay Composites
    Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Polymer Composites: Recent Advances in Mechanical Characterization
    Effects of Electron Beam Irradiation on Hybrid Polymeric Materials
    Surface and Interfacial Properties of Hybrid Polymer Composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 430
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2017
  • Published: June 3, 2017
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081007877
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081007884

About the Editors

Vijay Kumar Thakur

Vijay Kumar Thakur is Permanent Faculty in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Engineering, Cranfield University, UK. Previously he was a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, USA, Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU Taiwan. He spent his postdoctoral study in Materials Science & Engineering at Iowa State University, USA. He has extensive expertise in the synthesis of polymers, nano materials, nanocomposites, biocomposites, graft copolymers, high performance capacitors and electrochromic materials. He sits on the editorial board of several SCI journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cranfield University UK

Manju Kumari Thakur

Dr. Manju Kumar Thakur has been working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Himachal Pradesh University – Shimla, INDIA since June 2010. She received her B.Sc. in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology; M.Sc., M. Phil; in Organic Chemistry and Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the Chemistry Department at Himachal Pradesh University – Shimla, INDIA. She has rich experience in the field of organic chemistry, bio- polymers, composites/ nanocomposites, hydrogels, applications of hydrogels in the removal of toxic heavy metal ions, drug delivery etc. She has published more than 30 research papers in several international journals, co-authored five books and has also published 25 book chapters in the field of polymeric materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Himachal Pradesh University – Shimla, INDIA

Asokan Pappu

Dr. Asokan Pappu is a Senior Principal Scientist at the CSIR—Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), India. He holds a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay besides Master in Public Health Engineering and B. Tech. in Civil Engineering from India. Dr. Asokan pursued Postdoctorate research on GRP waste recycling in cement and concrete composites at the Loughborough University, United Kingdom during 2007–2008. Dr. Asokan has been a Sir CV. Raman Research Fellow and carried out advanced research on hybrid composites at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, in 2010. Dr. Asokan has received six best papers awards and two best and most cited paper awards from Elsevier Sci. publisher. He has published more than 172 research papers and delivered 87 invited/key note lectures and technical presentations and has authored 11 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Materials and Process Research Institute, India

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