Comprised of carefully curated chapters previously published by Prof. Ruckenstein and colleagues, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of functional and modified polymeric materials focusing on concentrated emulsion polymerization, conducting polymers, living ionic polymerization, degradable polymers, polymer membranes, and polymer-inorganic hybrid materials. The first volume presents functional and modified polymer materials prepared by concentrated emulsion polymerization approaches. The second covers functional and modified polymer materials prepared mainly through solution polymerization and surface polymerization.
Table of Contents
Volume 1. Concentrated Emulsion Polymerization. 1. Conductive Polymer Composites. 2. Core-Shell Latex Particles. 3. Enzyme/Catalyst Carriers. 4. Plastics Toughening and Compatibilization. Volume 2. Solution and Surface Polymerization. 1. Functional Polymers by Living Ionic Polymerization. 2. Degradable and Decrosslinkable Polymers. 3. Semi- and Interpenetrating Polymer Network Pervaporation Membranes. 4. Soluble Conducting Polymers. 5. Preparation and Modification of Conductive Surface by Blending, Polymerization in Swollen Surface Layers, and Graft
Eli Ruckenstein is a State University of New York (SUNY) Distinguished Professor at the SUNY at Buffalo. He has published more than 1000 papers in numerous areas of engineering science and has received a large number of awards from the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Ruckenstein has also received the Founders Gold Medal Award from the National Academy of Engineering and the National Medal of Science from President Bill Clinton. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences.
Hangquan Li earned a PhD in polymer science and engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1990. He was a visiting scientist at SUNY-Buffalo, working with Dr. Ruckenstein, from 1993 to 1996. He has been appointed as a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology since 1996. He has published over 100 papers mainly on polymer research.
Chong Cheng earned a PhD in chemistry (polymer) at City University of New York in 2003. He currently is an associate professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at SUNY-Buffalo. He has published over 60 papers on polymer synthesis and characterization as well as biomedical applications of polymers.