Carbon nanotubes, with their extraordinary engineering properties, have garnered much attention in the past 10 years. Because of the broad range of potential applications, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications. Presenting up-to-date literature that presents the current state of the science, this book, Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material: Integrating Theory and Technique, fully explores the development phase of carbon nanotube-based applications. It looks at carbon nanotubes and their applications in diverse areas of science and engineering and considers environmental engineering applications as well.
This volume is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, researchers, and professionals in a wide range of disciplines whose focus remains on the power and promise of carbon nanotubes.
Table of Contents
Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications in Diverse Areas of Science and Engineering: A Critical Overview
Engineered Nanomaterials, Nanomaterials, and Carbon Nanotubes: A Vision for the Future
Surface Characteristics of Ionic Liquid Modified MWCNT-Based SBR Nanocomposites: Contact Angle Studies
Jiji Abraham, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Soney C George, and Sabu Thomas
Progress on Carbon Nanotube Pull-Out Simulation with Particular Application on Polymer Matrix via FEM Method
M. Esmaeili, R. Ansari, and A. K. Haghi
Environmental Engineering Applications of Carbon Nanotubes: A Critical Overview and a Vision for the Future
Advances in Carbon Nanotube-Based Conducting Polymer Composites
Sajid Iqbal, Anujit Ghosal, Jaydeep Bhattacharya, and Sharif Ahmad
Carbon Nanotubes Based Adsorbent: An Efficient Water Purification Technology
Rangnath Ravi, Anujit Ghosal, and Sharif Ahmad
Poly Lactic Acid/Carbon Nanotubes Based Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications
Fahmina Zafar, Eram Sharmin, Hina Zafar, and Nahid Nishat
3d Image Processing in Structural Characterization of Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes
Bentolhoda Hadavi Moghadam, Shohreh Kasaei, and A. K. Haghi
- K. Haghi, PhD , is the author and editor of 165 books, as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many International journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA), a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France).
Praveen K. M. is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the SAINTGITS College of Engineering, India. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Sciences at the University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center "Christiaan Huygens," in Lorient, France, in the area of coir-based polypropylene micro composites and nanocomposites. He has published an international article in Applied Surface Science (Elsevier) and has also presented poster and conference papers at national and international conferences. He also has worked with the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; the Mahatma Gandhi University, India; and the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic. His current research interests include plasma modification of polymers, polymer composites for neutron shielding applications, and nanocellulose.
Professor (Dr.) Sabu Thomas is the Pro Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and Founding Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has (co-)authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer science and nanotechnology. He has organized several international conferences. Professor Thomas’s research group has specialized in many areas of polymers, which includes polymer blends, fiber-filled polymer composites, particulate-filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomeric crosslinking, dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering, etc. Professor Thomas’s research group has extensive exchange programs with different industries and research and academic institutions all over the world and is performing world-class collaborative research in various fields. Professor Thomas’s Center is equipped with various sophisticated instruments and has established state-of-the-art experimental facilities, which cater to the needs of researchers within the country and abroad.
He has more than 700 publications, with citation count of 31190. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 81, and he has six patents to his credit. Prof. Thomas has edited 73 books. He is a reviewer for many international journals. He has received MRSI, CRSI, nanotech medals for his outstanding work in nanotechnology. Recently Prof. Thomas has been conferred an Honoris Causa, DSc by the University of South Brittany, France, and University Lorraine, Nancy, France.