Innovations in Graphene-Based Polymer Composites

Innovations in Graphene-Based Polymer Composites

1st Edition - June 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Sanjay Rangappa, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Vinod Ayyappan, Madhu Motappa, Suchart Siengchin
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128237892

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Innovations in Graphene-Based Polymer Composites reviews recent developments in this important field of research. The book's chapters focus on processing methods, functionalization, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, applications and life cycle assessment. Leading researchers from industry, academia and government research institutions from across the globe have contributed to the book, making it a valuable reference resource for materials scientists, academic researchers and industrial engineers working on recent developments in the area of graphene-based materials, graphene-based polymer blends and composites. Readers will gain insights into what has been explored to-date, along with associated benefits and challenges for the future.

Key Features

  • Presents a strong emphasis on synthesis methods, functionalization, processing and properties
  • Includes chapters on characterization, electrical conductivity and modeling and simulation
  • Provides recent advances in applications, including drawbacks and future scope


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in the field of graphene-based composite materials. Postgraduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to graphene-based materials and their composites
    2. Synthesis of graphene
    3. Functionalization of graphene
    4. Applications, graphene-based materials
    5. Preparation of graphene-based polymer composites
    6. Mechanical properties of graphene-based composites
    7. Rheology of graphene-based composites
    8. Thermal properties of graphene-based composites
    9. Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis of graphene/polymer nanocomposites
    10. Morphology of graphene-based composites
    11. Scattering and spectroscopy studies of graphene-based composites
    12. Electrical conductivity and EMI shielding effectiveness of graphene-based composites
    13. Barrier properties of graphene-based composites
    14. Modelling and simulation of graphene-based composites
    15. Applications, drawbacks and future scope of graphene-based composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128237892

About the Editors

Sanjay Rangappa

Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa is a Senior Research Scientist at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers and a Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) (India). He serves on the review boards of over 85 international journals, has presented research papers at national and international conferences, and has published over 140 articles in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals, 40 book chapters, 1 book, and 15 books as an Editor. Natural fiber composites, polymer composites, and advanced material technology are among his current research interests.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Natural Composites Research Group Lab., King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai is a Research Director, Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla (MACFAST), Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. He has published more than 100 papers in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals on polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends and alloys, and biopolymer, and has edited five books. He received numerous awards and recognitions including prestigious Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016, INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011, Best researcher Award 2019 from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor Department of Science, Faculty of Science & Technology, Alliance University, Chandapura-Anekal Main Road, Bengaluru 562106, Karnataka, India

Vinod Ayyappan

Vinod Ayyappan is currently a research fellow at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok's Department of Materials and Production Engineering (MPE), The Sirindhorn International Thai – German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS). He is a member of the Indian Society for Technical Education as a Life Member. He serves as a reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences. He has also published more than 20 articles in SCI and Scopus indexed journals. Additive manufacturing, advanced material technology, natural fiber composites, and polymer composites are among his current research interests.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, North Bangkok, Thailand

Madhu Motappa

Dr. G M Madhu received his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Karnataka University, Dharwad India in 1996. He then went on to attain his Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Bangalore University, India in 2000, and Ph.D from Kuvempu University in 2008. He has 19 years of teaching and research experience in Chemical Engineering. He is a Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (India), Member of the Institute of Engineers (India). He is a reviewer for more than 20 international journals. Also, he has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented research papers at national/international conferences. His current research areas include Nano material synthesis and applications, Polymer Composites and water treatment technologies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India

Suchart Siengchin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. He is an author of more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, King Mongkut's University of Technology, North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand

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