1st Edition

Functionalized Engineering Materials and Their Applications

    402 Pages 191 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    402 Pages 191 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    402 Pages 191 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Scientists and researchers are looking for new smart materials to replace old or conventional materials for better performance and for new applications. The use of polymeric materials and nanomaterials is increasing due to their wide-spectrum tunability and many properties. It is now easier to formulate materials for special purposes using these materials than using conventional materials and methods. Many commercial products made from polymeric materials and nanomaterials are now in use and on the market.

    This book presents a diverse selection of cutting-edge research on the development of polymeric materials and nanomaterials for new and different applications. These include electrical applications, biomedical applications, sensing applications, coating applications, and others. A few chapters dedicated to materials for construction applications are also included. Discussions include the properties, behavior, preparation, processing, and characterization of various polymeric materials, nanomaterials, and their composites. Some of the chapter authors present theoretical studies of these systems, which can help readers to develop a better understanding in this area.


    Behavior of Cement Composites with Micro and Nano Mineral Admixtures

    Amarnath Yerramala

    Smart Material for Sensing, Catalysis and Coating: Nano Bi and Trimetallic Particles

    B. Loganathan, M. Murugavelu, K. Karthick, and B. Karthikeyan

    Macroscopic and Impedance study of PVC/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposties

    Girish M. Joshi, Kalim Deshmukh, and S. Kalinathan

    Study of Morphology and Electrical Properties of Pure and Hybrid Polymer Composites

    Kalim Deshmukh, Girish M. Joshi, Akshath Sharma, Sampann Arora, Rohan Tibrawala, S. Kalainathan, and R. R. Deshmukh

    Numerical Modelling of Buckling Phenomenon on Carbon Nanotubes Filled with ZnS

    Paulo Cachim, Andre Monteiro, Pedro Costa, and David Holec

    Experimental Investigations on the Influence of Industrial By-Products on Highly Flowable High Strength Concrete

    Dhawal Desai and Prakash Nanthagopalan

    Synthesis, Characterization and Electrical Properties of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles

    Priyanka K. P., Babitha K. K. , Sheena Xaviour, Mohammed E. M., and Thomas Varghese

    Synthesis and Characterisation of Silane Modified Chitosan/Epoxy Composites

    V. Selvam, M. Suresh Chandra Kumar, and M. Vadivel

    Homogenized CAE Representation of a LD-GMT Automotive Headliner Substrate Using Rate-Dependent Plasticity Models in LS-DYNA

    Jayaraj Radhakrishnan, Bhaskar Patham, Saravanan B. N, Biswajit Tripathy, and Chin Hsu Lin

    Review of Strength Characterising Methodologies in Concretes

    George Okeke, S. Joseph Antony, and Nesibe G. Ozerkan

    Solid Particles Stabilized (Pickering) Emulsion Polymers

    Chnadrashekara R Haramagatti, Shruti Bhattacharya, and Subhadip Sikdar

    Chemical Modification of Major Milk Protein (Casein): Synthesis, Characterization and Application

    Sweta Sinha, Gautam Sen, and Sumit Mishra

    Electron Beam Deposition of Hydroxyapatite Coating on Polyamide Substrate for Biomedical Application

    Hariharan K. and Arumaikkannu G.

    Synthesis and Characterization of Templated Polyanilines: A New Class Of Polymeric Materials

    Jyothi Lakshmi Avusula, Shantanu Kallakuri, and Subbalakshmi Jayanty

    Effect of Processing Parameters on Physico-Mechanical Properties of Visible Light Cure Composites

    Lizymol P. P. and Vibha C.

    Effect of Carbon Black On Microstructure, Macromolecular Behavior of Nitrile Butadiene Rubber/Thermoplastic Polyurethane Composites

    Mohammed Sahal and G. Unnikrishnan

    Synthesis of ‘Sea Urchin’-Like Microstructure h-MoO3 by Chemical Bath Deposition

    N. D. Desai, V. V. Kondalkar, P. B. Patil, R. M. Mane, R. R. Kharade, and P. N. Bhosale

    Defect-Assembled Nanoparticles in Liquid Crystalline Matrices

    Samo Kralj, Dalija Jesenek, Marta Lavric, Maja Trcek, George Cordoyiannis, Jan Thoen, George Nounesis, and Zdravko Kutnjak

    Morphological and Dynamic Mechanical Behaviour of Graphene Oxide Filled Polyvinylidene Fluoride

    R. Rajasekar, P. Sathish Kumar, S. Mahalakshmi, and J. H. Lee

    A Theoretical Study on the -Mechanical Behavior of Polyester Composites Using Different Classes of Natural Fiber Reinforcements

    A. Mohankumar, R. Parameshwaran, M. MohanPrasath, S. M. Senthil, P. Sathish Kumar, C. Moganapriya, and R. Rajasekar

    Supramolecular Polymer (UPy-PEGMA)-based Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Battery Application

    Rajendran T. V. and Jaisankar V.


    Sabu Thomas, PhD, 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. A prolific author and researcher, Professor Thomas has over 600 publications to his credit and has been cited over 23,683 times at last count.

    Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD, is the Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as an Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has published more than 80 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-edited many books.

    Pious C. V. is a research scholar at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an MTech graduate in polymer science and engineering. His current area of research is the development of supertough thermosets from self-assembled epoxy/amphiphilic block copolymer systems.

    Zakiah Ahmad, PhD, is a Professor in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Head of Division (Structure and Materials) at the Universtiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She is currently a member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), the International Association of Concrete Technology, and the Malaysian Forest Product Association.

    Józef Tadeusz Haponiuk, PhD, is a Professor and Head of the Department of Polymer Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. The research activities of Professor Haponiuk include chemical technology; polymer engineering, polymer characterization, chemistry and technology of polymers and rubber, thermal analysis of polymers, and materials science.