Comprising one volume of Functional and Modified Polymeric Materials, Two-Volume Set, this well-organized collection of papers by Professor Eli Ruckenstein and co-workers focuses on functional and modified polymeric materials prepared mainly through solution polymerization and surface polymerization. Although solution polymerization has been broadly utilized for the preparation of polymeric materials, the book shows significant approaches to special classes of polymeric materials including functional polymers by living ionic polymerization, degradable and decrosslinkable polymers, semi- and interpenetrating polymer network pervaporation membranes, and soluble conducting polymers. It also focuses on preparing and modifying conductive surface of polymer or polymer-based materials.
Table of Contents
1. Functional Polymers by Living Ionic Polymerization
2. Degradable and De-Cross-Linkable Polymers
3. Semi- and Interpenetrating Polymer Network Pervaporation Membranes
4. Soluble Conducting Polymers
5. Preparation and Modification of Conductive Surface
6. Miscellaneous Topics
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.