Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites concentrates on the composites and nanocomposites of polyurethane based materials. Polyurethane composites are a very important class of materials widely used in the biomedical and industrial field that offer numerous potential applications in many areas. This book discusses current research and identifies future research needs in the area.
- Provides an elaborate coverage of the chemistry of polyurethane, its synthesis, and properties
- Includes available characterization techniques
- Relates types of polyurethanes to their potential properties
- Discusses composites, nanocomposites options, and PU recycling
Graduates and postgraduates, engineers, research scholars (primarily in the field of chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, material science, and polymer physics), polymer engineers and polymer technologists from industries and also for those who are working in biomedical field. Professionals, researchers, industrial practitioners, graduate students, and senior undergraduates in the fields of polymer science, surface science, bioengineering and chemical engineering, and materials science
Chapter 1: PU Polymers, their composites and nanocomposites: state of the art and new challenges
Chapter 2: Micro and nanomechanics of polymer based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 3: Engineering of Inter phases in composites and nanocompsites based on PU polymers
Chapter 4: Composites and nanocomposites of PU polymers filled with spherical fillers.
Chapter 5: Composites and nanocomposites of PU polymers filled with layered clays
Chapter 6: Nanocomposites of PU polymers filled with CNTs
Chapter 7: Composites and nanocomposites of PU polymers filled with expanded graphite and graphene fillers
Chapter 8: Composites and nanocomposites of PU polymers filled with POSS fillers
Chapter 9: Composites and nanocomposites of PU polymers filled natural fibers and their nanofibers
Chapter 10: Flexible and Rigid foams foams based on PU composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 11: Nanocomposites of PU polymers with nano chitin and nano starch
Chapter 12: Self healing composites and nanocomposites based on PU polymers
Chapter 13: Microscopic Analysis of PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 14: Spectroscopic analysis of PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 15: Scattering studies of PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 16: Crystallization behavior of PU based composites and nanocomposites.
Chapter 17: Thermal properties of PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 18: Rheology of PU based composites and nano composites
Chapter 19: Stress relaxation and Creep behavior of PU based Composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 20: Transport and permeability studies on PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 21: Non Linear viscoelastic effects (Payne and Mullins effect) in PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 22: Mechanical and dynamic mechanical properties of PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 23: Ageing behavior of PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 24: Modeling and simulation in PU based Composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 25: Applications of PU based composites and nanocomposites
Chapter 26: Recycling of Polyurethanes
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- 15th June 2017
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Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
Prof. Datta is a well famous scientist in the field of polymer science and technology. He is an expert in the field of polyurethane recycling, polymer blending and composites. He has a good number of research publications in reputed journals. He is the editor of a book and written two book chapters.He is having ten patents to his credit. He is undertaking more than twenty projects. He secured his graduation and post graduation from Gdansk University, Poland and is currently working as an Asst. Professor in the same university. He supervised two PhD students and more than thirty post graduate students.
Department of Polymers Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Prof. Haponiuk is an expert in the field of polymer composites, polymer blends, thermal properties of polymers, rubbers, nanomaterials, recycling, etc. He has more than fifty publications to his credit. He is having a good number of foreign collaborations.
Professor, Head of Department, Department of Polymers Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Arunima is currently doing her doctoral research in polymer science in the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University. She has concentrated on polymer blends with recycled polyurethanes. She has Co authored a book chapter and is actively engaged in research in the group of Prof. Sabu Thomas.
International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam, Kerala, India