Synthesis and Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers examines processing techniques for nanofibers and their applications in a variety of industry sectors, including energy, agriculture and biomedicine. The book gives readers a thorough understanding of both electrospinning and interfacial polymerization techniques for their production. In addition, the book explore the use of nanofibers in a variety of industry sectors, with particular attention given to nanofibers in medicine, such as in drug and gene delivery, artificial blood vessels, artificial organs and medical facemasks, and in energy and environmental applications.
Specific topics of note include fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, solar cells, supercapacitors, energy storage materials, sensors, filtration materials, protective clothing, catalysis and electromagnetic shielding. This book will serve as an important reference resource for materials scientists, engineers and biomedical scientists who want to learn more on the uses of nanofibers.
- Describes a variety of techniques for producing nanofibers
- Shows how nanofibers are used in a range of industrial sectors, including illustrative case studies
- Discusses the pros and cons of using different fabrication techniques to produce nanofibers
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1. Introduction to electrospun nanofibers 2. Historical background of the electrospinning process 3. Electrospun nanofibers for drug delivery 4. Electrospun nanofibers for textiles 5. Electrospun nanofibers for agriculture and food industries 6. Electrospun nanofibers for energy applications 7. Electrospun nanofibers for filtration applications 8. Electrospun nanofibers for catalyst applications 9. Electrospun nanofibers for nanosensor and biosensor applications 10. Toxicity of nanofibers and recent developments in protections 11. Electrospun nanofibers for tissue engineering 12. Electrospun nanofibers for photonics and electronics applications 13. Characterization of electrospun nanofibers
Ramazan Asmatulu is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, USA. His research interests include both theoretical and experimental understanding of nanoparticles for solar cells, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and biodiesel production; laminate and sandwich composites for aircraft and wind turbine manufacturing; functionalization and crosslinking of CNT wires; modeling and simulation of solid structures; highly durable nanocomposite thin films for lightning strike prevention, EMI shielding and fire retardancy; electrospun nanofibers for scaffolding, biosensors, structural health monitoring and water splitting; nanocomposite coatings against corrosion, moisture and UV degradation; nanomembranes for waste water filtration; and nanoemulsion and hydrogel-based targeted drug delivery systems.
Khan, Waseem S.
Waseem S. Khan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Department, Dubai Men's College, United Arab Emirates. His research lies in the areas of Carbon Nanotube Wires, Nanofibers, Nanofilms, Nanoparticles, Nanocomposites and Nanotubes.
Area of Interest: Nanofiber fabrication and Characterization, Solar cells, Fuel cells, Supercapacitors, Structural health monitoring, Water splitting, Nanomembrane for water filtration, Nanocomposite coatings against corrosion and UV degradation, Nanosafety, and X-Ray Diffraction.