Polymer-based Multifunctional Nanocomposites and their Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128150672

Polymer-based Multifunctional Nanocomposites and their Applications

1st Edition

Editors: John Zhanhu Guo Kenan Song
Paperback ISBN: 9780128150672
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 500
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Edited and written by an expert team of researchers in this field, Polymer-based Multifunctional Nanocomposites provides a practical analysis of functional polymers, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. The book integrates coverage of fundamentals, research and development, and the resulting diversity of uses for multifunctional polymers and their nanocomposites. It covers both theory and experimental results regarding the relationships between the effective properties of polymer composites and those of polymer matrices and reinforcements.

The book has significant coverage of the wide range of applications that benefit from the combination of multiple functionalities in structural nanocomposites, including transportation engineering, mechanical systems, aerospace manufacturing, construction materials, electrical components, biomedical devices, and optical assembly, just to name a few. The material processing, structural characterization, property optimization as well their applications are reviewed. Both theoretical development and experimental progresses in academia and industry are also covered.

Polymer-based Multifunctional Nanocomposites conveys the importance and practical applications of novel technology for a wide audience with various levels of understanding for different purposes. It provides an up-to-date review on the latest advances and developments in the field of polymer nanocomposites. It is intended to serve as a one-stop reference resource to showcase important research accomplishments in the area of multifunctional nanocomposites, with particular emphasis on the use of nanofillers and different functionality combinations.

Key Features

  • A thorough and up-to-date review of the latest advances and development in the field of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites
  • Integrates coverage of fundamentals, research and development, and the range of applications for multifunctional polymers and their composites, such as automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and electrical applications – among others
  • Supports further technological development by discussing both theory and real world experimental data from academia and industry


R&D scientists, engineers, and other technical staff in a variety of industry sectors, such as biomedical, automotive, aerospace, and defense. Design engineers / product designers. Academic: advanced materials science and engineering design courses

Table of Contents

1. General introduction to composite manufacturing
2. Micro and nano fillers used in composite engineering
3. Interphase engineering
4. Composite mechanics: Stimuli-responsive composites
5. Shape memory polymeric composites and the mechanisms
6. Fire-retardant composites and its applications
7. Smart composite fibers
8. Mechanically and chemically protective composite coatings for metal protections in aerospace and ocean engineering
9. Magnetic nanocomposites
10. Composites used for electrical engineering: Polymer nanocomposites used for flexible electronics
11. Polymer nanocomposites with 2D materials
12. Nanocomposites used for biomedical applications
13. 3D printed nanocomposites


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About the Editor

John Zhanhu Guo

John Zhanhu Guo is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennesee, Knoxville. Prof. Guo earned his Ph.D degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University in 2005. He received his three-year (2005–2008) postdoctoral training in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Guo directs the Integrated Composites Laboratory and Chairs the Composite Division of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE, 2010–2011). Prof. Guo has published more than 300 journal papers, with citations of more than 10903 and i10-index of 199.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, USA

Kenan Song

Kenan Song is a joint Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Dr. Song graduated with Ph.D. degree from Northeastern University in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. Dr. Song’s research interests concern the processing-structure-property relationships in nano-composites. Dr. Song’ research is also focused in the area of fabrication and characterization of advanced high-performance polymer nano-composites. Dr. Kenan Song has served as a chair for PCM 2016, CAMX 2016, and also will for Advanced Strucutre Composites session in AIChE 2017. He has been on editorial board for Structural Materials, Composite Materials, and, Nanomateirals and Nanotechnology. He has been awarded the Cabot Materials Research Forum Funding (2016), Leadership Award in Nanotechnology (2016), GCG conference funding award (2012, 3013, 2014) and POSCO Fellowship (2010).

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

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