and applications of composite materials developed from the effective use of lignocellulosic fibre and
biomass. The book gathers together a wide spectrum of cutting-edge research on biomass fillers and
reinforcements used for the fabrication and synthesis of composites.
The book takes a systematic approach, investigating processing, design, characterization and
applications of biocomposites, in order to establish their important relationship as a general guideline
for end-user applications. Beginning with an introduction to biomass and its composites, a team of
leading experts in the field cover rice husk, kenaf, oil palm, alfa and doum fibres, bamboo, cork, and
many other materials, considering a range of applications, along with key issues such as performance and
sustainability. The groundbreaking research presented opens the door to obtaining advanced material
characteristics and significant enhancements in physical, mechanical, and thermal properties.
This will be become an extremely useful reference and technical guide for academic and industrial
researchers in composite materials, as well as for advanced students and industrialists working in
- Gathers together a wide spectrum of research on lignocellulosic fiber and biomass fillers and reinforcements used for the fabrication and synthesis of composites- Presents multidisciplinary work in relation to materials engineering, polymer chemistry and physics, materials processing, organic synthesis and industrial design and applications- Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from processing, design, characterization and applications of biocomposites
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1. Introduction to biomass and its composites 2. Agroindustrial wastes composites as components for rural buildings 3. Predicting the potential of biomass based composites for sustainable automotive industry using a decision making model 4. Biomass based Composites from different Sources: Properties, Characterization and Transforming Biomass with Ionic Liquids 5. Rice Husk and Kenaf Fibers Reinforced Polypropylene Biocomposites 6. Thermal properties of oil palm biomass based Composites 7. Biomass based nanocomposites for packaging applications 8. Alfa and Doum fibres based Composite materials for different applications 9. Nanocellulose from biomass and its composites for automotive applications 10. Fabrication and Characterization of Composites from agricultural biomass cellulosic materials 11. Mechanical Properties of Biomass-based Composites 12. Tribiological properties of biomass based composites 13. Bamboo biomass: Potential materials for Biocomposites 14. Design of composites from biomass 15. Synthesis and Utilization of Natural Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable Poly (lactic acid) Bio-Nanocomposites 16. PLA nanocomposites from Posidonia oceanica waste 17. Cork biomass biocomposites: lightweight and sustainable materials 18. Biocomposite from agricultural tunisian waste 19. Modified wood-based composites with improved properties and performance 20. Torrefied biomass filled polyamide biocomposites 21. Potential of using multiscale Posidonia oceanica waste: Current Status and Prospects in Material Sciences 22. Rice husk biocomposites
Mohammad Jawaid is currently working as a Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), at the Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and has also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He is also a Visiting Scholar at TEMAG Labs, Department of Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Previously he worked as a Visiting Lecturer, at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and also worked as an Expatriate Lecturer under the UNDP project with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia at Adama University, Ethiopia. He received his Ph.D. from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and with industry. His research interests include Hybrid Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Advance Materials: Graphene/Nanoclay/Fire Retardant, Lignocellulosic Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Modification and Treatment of Lignocellulosic Fibres and Solid Wood, Nano Composites and Nanocellulose fibres, and Polymer blends. So far he has published 5 books, 12 book chapters, and more than 130 International journal papers and 4 Published review papers in the Top 25 hot articles on Science Direct during 2014-2015. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Polymer Journal and Guest Editor for Current Organic Synthesis and Current Analytical Chemistry. He is the reviewer of several high impact ISI journals (44 Journals).
Md Tahir, Paridah
Paridah Md Tahir is the Director of the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, a post which she has held since 2009. She was also appointed as Professor in the Faculty of Forestry, UPM, in 2012. Dr. Tahir's research has focused on natural fibre, wood adhesives and bonding, wood/fiber composites, and surface coating, and she has had extensive involvement in the wood-based sector, particularly in the area of biocomposites. Dr. Tahir has coauthored over 120 research papers, 26 book chapters and a number of conference papers, as well as being involved in a number of consultancy projects for both government and industry.
Naheed Saba completed her PhD in Biocomposites from the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. She has published over 20 scientific and engineering articles in advanced composites, as well as one book and 8 book chapters. Dr. Saba's research interests lie in nanocellulosic materials, fire retardant materials, natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, biocomposites, hybrid composites and nanocomposites.