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Polymer Science and Nanotechnology. Fundamentals and Applications

  • Book

  • June 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4850210

Polymer Science and Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications brings together the latest advances in polymer science and nanoscience. Sections explain the fundamentals of polymer science, including key aspects and methods in terms of molecular structure, synthesis, characterization, microstructure, phase structure and processing and properties before discussing the materials of particular interest and utility for novel applications, such as hydrogels, natural polymers, smart polymers and polymeric biomaterials. The second part of the book examines essential techniques in nanotechnology, with an emphasis on the utilization of advanced polymeric materials in the context of nanoscience.

Throughout the book, chapters are prepared so that materials and products can be geared towards specific applications. Two chapters cover, in detail, major application areas, including fuel and solar cells, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery, membranes, water treatment and oil recovery.

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Table of Contents

Section I 1. Brief overview of polymer science 2. Nature and molecular structure of polymers 3. Polymer synthesis 4. Copolymerization 5. Modification of polymers 6. Polymer characterization 7. Polymer degradation and stability 8. Polymer processing and rheology 9. Thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties 10. Hydrogels 11. Biopolymers and natural polymers 12. Smart Polymers 13. Polymers in medicine 14. Polymers for advanced applications

Section II 15. Nanomaterials properties 16. Nanomaterial synthesis 17. Nanomaterials characterization 18. Nanomaterials applications


Ravin Narain Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Prof Dr Ravin Narain is currently a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. He has extensive teaching experience in the field, having taught several courses related to Hydrogels in the University of Alberta - such as Chimie organique II, Special Topics in Chemical and Materials Engineering, Advanced Topics in Chemical and Materials Engineering, Advanced Biomaterials Science.He has made significant contributions to research on the design, fabrication, and characterization of novel polymers, hydrogels and nanomaterials for a wide range of applications.

His research has also covered biomaterials, nanomedicine, and regenerative medicine, with an emphasis on developing advanced materials as nucleic acid and cancer therapeutics, antifouling and antimicrobial uses, and cell/tissue engineering advances. He has published over 180 articles in peer-reviewed and high-impact journals and has edited several books.