1st Edition

Applications of Nanocomposites

Edited By Ahalapitiya Jayatissa Copyright 2022
    272 Pages 7 Color & 98 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    272 Pages 7 Color & 98 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In this book, different applications of nanomaterials are described based on experiments, validations, and prototype manufacturing. It also covers synthesis, characterization, functionalization and coating of nanomaterials in various application-oriented investigations. The use of nanomaterials in energy storage, catalyst preparation and tribology are a few examples of improving the efficiency of future technologies. In addition, this book has also contributed to the nanomanufacturing of composites for automobile industries, glass industries, textiles and flexible electronics. This book provides knowledge on multiple related fields in applying nanomaterials, emphasizing the most updated literature, understanding applications, and consists of examples and illustrations so that readers can absorb the content rapidly.

    1. Surface Functionalized Nanoparticles

    Kabir Rishi and Gregory Beaucage

    2. Application of Nanocomposites in the Automotive Industry

    Surendra Maharjan and Ahalapitiya H. Jayatissa

    3. Oxide based Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Applications

    T. Vijayaraghavan and Anuradha Ashok

    4. Advanced Nanocomposites as Cathode Material for Li-ion Batteries

    A.S. Kornyushchenko and Ahalapitiya H. Jayatissa

    5. Graphene Nanocomposites for Pressure Sensors Applications

    Victor K. Samoei, Surendra Maharjan and Ahalapitiya H. Jayatissa

    6. Application of Nanocomposite Solid Films in Tribology

    Bodhi Ravindran Manu and Ahalapitiya H. Jayatissa

    7. Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Recycling using Biomaterials

    Keiichiro Sano

    8. Liquid Phase Deposition of Functional Nanocomposites

    Yong X. Gan, Andrew Izumi, Jeremy B. Gan and Ahalapitiya H. Jayatissa

    9. Epoxy Nanocomposites Containing Hybrid Montmorillonite/Geopolymer Filler for Piping Application

    Yusrina Mat Daud, Azlin Fazlina Osman and Mohammad Firdaus Abu Hashim

    10. The Prospect of Microcrystalline Cellulose and Nanocrystalline Cellulose Composites from Agricultural Residues in Biomedical/Pharmaceutical

    Nurul Huda Abd Kadir, Tan Ching Mig, Marshahida Mat Yashim, Aima Ramli and Masita Mohammad

    11. Recycling and Sustainability of Nanocomposites

    Salma Shaik and Matthew J. Franchetti


    Dr. Ahalapitiya H. Jayatissa (Jay) is a Professor of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering at the University of Toledo. His current research is in the application of nanomaterials in semiconductor devices, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and energy conversion and storage devices. Jay also won the outstanding faculty research award in Engineering in 2011 and Excellence in Supervision of Undergraduate Research Award in 2012. Before joining UT, he had been working at the Imaging Device Division at the Research and Technical Laboratory (STRL) of Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) in Tokyo and Materials and Chemistry Divisions in Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in the USA. He has authored/co-authored more than 120 refereed papers and 30 conference proceedings.