1st Edition

Progress in Polymer Research for Biomedical, Energy and Specialty Applications

    441 Pages 211 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With the rapid advancements in polymer research, polymers are finding newer applications such as scaffolds for tissue engineering, wound healing, flexible displays, and energy devices. In the same spirit, this book covers the key features of recent advancements in polymeric materials and their specialty applications. Divided into two sections – Polymeric Biomaterials and Polymers from Sustainable Resources, and Polymers for Energy and Specialty Applications – this book covers biopolymers, polymer-based biomaterials, polymer-based nanohybrids, polymer nanocomposites, polymer-supported regenerative medicines, and advanced polymer device fabrication techniques.


    • Provides a comprehensive review of all different polymers for applications in tissue engineering, biomedical implants, energy storage or conversion, and so forth
    • Discusses advanced strategies in development of scaffolds for tissue engineering
    • Elaborates various advanced fabrication techniques for polymeric devices
    • Explores the nuances in polymer-based batteries and energy harvesting
    • Reviews advanced polymeric membranes for fuel cells and polymers for printed electronics applications
    • Throws light on some new polymers and polymer nanocomposites for optoelectronics, next generation tires, smart sensors and stealth technology applications

    This book is aimed at academic researchers, industry personnel, and graduate students in the interdisciplinary fields of polymer and materials technology, composite engineering, biomedical engineering, applied chemistry, chemical engineering, and advanced polymer manufacturing.

    Section I: Polymeric Biomaterials and Polymers from Sustainable Resources

    1. 3D Bioprinting for Tissue Regeneration

    Selvakumar Murugesan and Thomas Scheibel

    2. Polymeric Biomaterials and Current Trends for Advanced Applications

    Vineeth M. Vijayan, Suja Mathai, and Vinoy Thomas

    3. Sustainable Biofillers and Their Biocomposites

    M. P. Drupitha, Rajendran Muthuraj, Manjusri Misra, and Amar Kumar Mohanty

    4. Renewable Vitrimer—A Novel Route towards Reprocessable and Recyclable Thermosets from Biomass-Derived Building Block

    Arunjunai Raj Mahendran, Mohammed Khalifa, Günter Wuzella, and Herfried Lammer

    5. Recent Advances in Tree Gum Polymers for Food, Energy, and Environmental Domains

    Akshay Kumar K. P., Miroslav Černík, and Vinod V. T. Padil

    6. Dissolution of Cellulose Biopolymer Using Alkoxy Linked Dicationic Ionic Liquids

    Joshua Raj Jaganathan, Kausar Ahmad Fuad, and Eswaran Padmanabhan

    7. Swelling Studies on Hydrogel Blend Used in Biomedical Applications

    Shreyas Devanathan, Sheila Devasahayam, and Sri Bandyopadhyay

    Section II: Polymers for Energy and Specialty Applications

    8. Recent Developments of Polymer Electrolytes for Rechargeable Sodium-Ion Batteries

    S. Janakiraman, Anandhan Srinivasan, and Venimadhav Adyam

    9. Recent Developments in Aromatic Polymer-Based Proton Exchange Membranes

    Arijit Ghorai and Susanta Banerjee

    10. Recent Advances in Anion Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications

    Vijayalekshmi Vijayakumar and Sang Yong Nam

    11. Polymeric Materials for Printed Electronics Application

    Simran Sharma and Titash Mondal

    12. Polymer Nanocomposites-Based Wearable Smart Sensors

    Mohammed Khalifa, C. Shamitha, Sawan Shetty, and Anandhan Srinivasan

    13. An Insight into the Synthesis and Optoelectronic Properties of Thiophene-2,4,6- Triaryl Pyridine-Based D-A-D Type π-Conjugated Functional Materials

    Viprabha K. and Udaya Kumar D.

    14. Recent Applications of Macromolecular Gels for Environmental Remediation

    Sayantani Bhattacharya and Raja Shunmugam

    15. GeN-NxT Materials for Tire

    Partheban Manoharan and C. Harimohan

    16. Polymer Composites for Stealth Technology

    Deepthi Anna David, Vidhukrishnan Naiker, Jabeen M. J. Fatima, Thomas George, Pritam V. Dhawale, Mrudul Vijay Supekar, P. M. Sabura Begum, Vijay Kumar Thakur, and Prasanth Raghavan


    Anandhan Srinivasan