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Polymer Applications in the Modern World: Materials, Techniques, and Future Developments introduces the science of innovative polymers and composites, their analysis via experimental techniques and simulation, and their utilization in a variety of application areas. This approach helps to unlock the potential of new materials for product design and other uses. The book also examines the role that these applications play in the human world, from pollution and health impacts, to their potential to make a positive contribution in areas including environmental remediation, medicine and healthcare, and renewable energy. Advantages, disadvantages, possibilities, and challenges relating to the utilization of polymers in human society are included.
- Presents the latest advanced applications of polymers and their composites and identifies key areas for future development
- Introduces the simulation methods and experimental techniques involved in the modification of polymer properties, supported by clear and detailed images and diagrams
- Supports an interdisciplinary approach, enabling readers across different fields to harness the power of new materials for innovative applications
Academic: Advanced students, researchers and scientists approaching polymer properties and applications from other disciplines (chemistry, physics, civil and mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, environmental science, textiles, nanotechnology).Industry: Engineers, designers, technologists, quality controllers, researchers, moving into the manufacture of polymeric materials or plastics products, as well as non-technical employees within the plastics industry
Part 1: Introduction
1. Introduction: Polymers to improve the world and lifestyle
2. Physical, mechanical and chemical needs
Part 2: Non Experimental Procedures
3. Simulation approaches
4. Theoretical approaches
Part 3: Experimental Analysis
5. Physical analysis
6. Mechanical analysis
7. Morphology analysis
8. Chemical analysis
Part 4: Common Polymers Around Us
9. Polymers in medical fields
10. Polymers in pharmaceuticals
11. Polymers in textiles
12. Polymers in electronics
13. Polymers in robotics
14. Polymers in optics
15. Polymers in space
16. Polymers in sports
17. Polymers in packaging
18. Polymers in cosmetics
Part 5: Future Outlook
19. Future needs and trends: Environment, energy, and health
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- © Elsevier 2020
- 1st May 2020
- Paperback ISBN:
Professor Mariam AlAli AlMaadeed is Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt in 2001, and joined the Physics Department at Qatar University in the same year. Prof. AlMaadeed has excellent experience and a large amount of internationally recognized work in the field of polymers, characterization and structure, as well as in nanocomposites and nanotechnology. Her work is featured in more than 130 journals and conference publications. Prof. AlMaadeed has given many consultations and workshops to a diverse group of organizations, across industry, government ministries, and communities. She is currently a member in many advisory committees and editorial board bodies such as Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science, Taylor and Francis and Emergent Materials, Springer. Prof. AlMaadeed has designed and contributed to many workshops, symposiums and conferences in the field of materials science, and in teaching and learning strategies. She received the Physics State Award for 2010, the Gulf Petrochemical Association (GPCA) Plastic Excellence Award in 2014 and the ISESCO Prize in Science & Technology 2016.
Director, Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Qatar
Dr. Deepalekshmi Ponnamma is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. She recently obtained her PhD in Material Science from the Institute of Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia, and previously worked at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She has over five years of research experience and has extensive knowledge in the field of polymer nanocomposites. Her research is focused on nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene and the significance of developing technologically applicable polymer nanocomposites. She has also studied the properties of elastomer nanocomposites with the help of spectroscopic techniques. She has written 13 publications in international journals and 10 book chapters, and has edited 4 books. She has presented many papers at international conferences and has won best poster and oral presentation awards.
Qatar University, Qatar
Dr. Marcelo Carignano received his Ph.D. in Physics from the National University of La Plata, Argentina. His research experience covers the application of computational methods to elucidate detailed structural and dynamical properties of different systems, including polymers at interfaces, colloidal and polymeric gels, aqueous solutions and interfaces, molecular crystals and hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. He joined QEERI in 2012, after spending several years at different institutions in the United States.
Senior Scientist, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar.