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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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
Prof. Sabu Thomas is currently serving as Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, and Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Doctorate Honoris Causa from University of Southern Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate Honoris Causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published over 1,000 publications, and more than 100 books.
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.