A great deal of progress has been made in the development of materials, their application to structures, and their adaptation to a variety of systems and integrated across a wide range of industrial applications. This encyclopedia serves the rapidly expanding demand for information on technological developments. In addition to providing information for manufacturers and assemblers of materials, components, systems. and structures, it is for use by managers responsible for technology development, research projects, R&D programs, business development and strategic planning in the various industries that are considering using these technologies.
"... an excellent collection of well-defined and common materials science and engineering terms."
—George Totten, G.E. Totten & Associates, LLC, Seattle, Washington, USA
"... scrupulously researched, vetted, and organized. ... a convenient, easy-to-access, desktop, initial reference on classical, traditional, new, or emerging materials, parts, processes, or finishes."
—Robert W. Messler, Jr., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
"... anyone who is in need of a glossary of the matters contained with the book will deem it a ‘must-have’ publication. ... people who need to know the precise meaning of an item covered in the text will find it an invaluable source of information. ... The name of the author is all I need to see to know with certainty that the content will be accurate, succinct, and relevant."
—Philip Roberts, Delphi Brazing Consultants, Congleton, UK
"... a compact but in-depth reference that will be useful to practitioners, researchers, and students in many engineering disciplines. Entries range from short paragraphs to several pages in length."
—John B. Napp, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA
"This encyclopedia and handbook explains information with high quality on materials, processes, systems, parts, finishes and coatings used in the automotive, aeronautic, computer, electronic, chemical and biomedical industries, etc. This handbook describes with accuracy and relevance great number of metallic, polymeric, ceramics, composites and other materials types, namely, nanomaterials."
—International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2016