Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials: Structure and Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081007914

Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials: Structure and Chemistry

1st Edition

Editors: Vijay Kumar Thakur Manju Kumari Thakur Raju Kumar Gupta
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081007914
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 17th June 2017
Page Count: 356
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Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials: Volume 1: Structure and Chemistry 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 structure and chemistry.

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

  1. Optical Structures of Hybrid Polymer Composites
    2. Structure and Chemistry of Hybrid Polymer Nanocomposites
    3. Structure and damage characteristics of hybrid composites
    4. Chitosan based Hybrid Polymer Composites: Structure and Chemistry
    5. Chemistry of Hybrid biopolymer Composites
    6. Green Hybrid Composites from Cellulose nanocrystals
    7. Electroconductive Modification of Polymers for Hybrid Composites
    8. Biopolymer Based Hybrid Polymer Composite: Isolation, and Chemistry
    9. Hybrid Polymer Composites from Bio-Based Epoxy Resins
    10. Tailoring the interface of polymer composites by controlled polymerization
    11. A review on chemistry of eco-hybrid polymer composites
    12. Biomedical Hybrid Polymer Materials
    13. Advanced Polymer Composites from fly- ash


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About the Editor

Vijay Kumar Thakur

Vijay Kumar Thakur is currently working as a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, at Washington State University-U.S.A. He has also worked in different countries around the globe. His former appointments include Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University SINGAPORE, Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU-TAIWAN and Post Doctorate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University -U.S.A. He has extensive expertise in the synthesis of polymers (natural/ synthetic), nano materials, nanocomposites, biocomposites, graft copolymers, high performance capacitors and electrochromic materials.

He has published more than 80 research papers in various high-impact factor journals as well as twenty books and several book chapters with several prestigious publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Taylor Francis CRC Press, Smithers Rapra (U.K.) and Studium Press. He is also currently working as Regional Editor (America) for Recent Patent in Materials Science, Academic Editor for British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, as well as on several other journals including Advanced Chemistry Letters, Lignocelluloses, Drug Inventions Today (Elsevier), International Journal of Energy Engineering, Journal of Textile Science & Engineering (U.S.A) and is also member of scientific bodies around the world. He is also working as Guest Editor for 1) Journal of Nanomaterials (I.F. 1.61) 2) International Journal of Polymer Science (I.F. 1.32) 3) Journal of Chemistry (I.F. 0.62) & American Journal of Applied Chemistry.

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

Raju Kumar Gupta

Raju Kumar Gupta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He graduated with a PhD from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. He has received several awards such as DST Inspire Faculty Award 2013, IAAM Young Scientist Award 2014 and IEI Young Engineer Award (2014-15). His research interests include surface chemistry, green synthesis of nanomaterials, high dielectric constant materials, polymer and polymer-inorganic hybrid materials for electric energy storage, hybrid perovskite solar cells, electrospinning of functional polymers and nanocomposites for environmental and energy applications. A member of several international journal editorial boards, Dr. Gupta has authored more than 30 research articles in SCI journals, 2 books and 7 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India