Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites: Theory, Modelling and Applications focuses on rheology in polymer nanocomposites. It provides readers with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of rheology, with an emphasis on recent advancements. Chapters explore potential future applications for nanocomposites and polymer blends, giving readers a thorough understanding of the specific features derived from rheology as a tool for the study of polymer blends and nanocomposites. This book is ideal for industrial and academic researchers in the field of polymer blends and nanocomposites, but is also a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the applications of rheology.
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Table of Contents
1. Rheology: An Introduction 2. Rheology of Polymer Blends 3. Interfacial Characterization using Rheology 4. Rheology of Colloids 5. Rheology of Polymer nanocomposites 6. Rheology of Polymer-Clay nanocomposites 7. Rheology of Polymer-CNT nanocomposites 8. Rheology of Polymer Blend Nanocomposites 9. Rheology of heavy crude oil and asphaltene-polymer composite blends 10. Rheology of Hydrogels 11. Rheology of Liquid Crystalline Polymers 12. Rheo-SAXS: A Critical Evaluation 13. Fourier Transform Rheology: Advancements and Future 14. MagnetoRheology Studies on Polymer Nanocomposites 15. Nonlinear Rheology 16. Electrorheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites
AuthorsSabu Thomas Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India's most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor's degree in polymer science and rubber technology.
He went on to complete his Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University.
He has guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany, France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world's best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020. Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government. Sarathchandran C. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Sciences, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. Sarathchandran C is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Sciences, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He was previously Scientist (Contract) at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum, India Nithin Chandran Researcher, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. Nithin Chandran is a Researcher at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.