Electrospun Polymers and Composites: Ultrafine Materials, High Performance Fibres and Wearables reviews the latest technological developments and innovations in electrospun polymers and composites, highlighting the multifunctionality of these ultrafine materials as high performance fibers. The book's chapters investigate a wide range of different electrospinning applications, including drug delivery, tissue scaffolding, fiber reinforcement and nanofiltration, with a particular focus on shape memory effect and the wearable characteristics of electrospun polymers and composites. This will be a valuable reference resource for research and for industrial communities working in the field of electrospinning.
- Covers two important material systems in electrospun materials, including electrospun polymers and composites
- Emphasizes areas in shape memory effect and wearable features of electrospun polymers and composites
- Presents a multidisciplinary work that will attract a wide spectrum of readers in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry, pharmacy, environmental science, materials science and engineering, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering
2. Emulsion electrospun multicomponent scaffolds for tissue engineering
3. Electrospun bioactive glass and organic-inorganic hybrid fibers for tissue regeneration and drug delivery
4. Electrospinning of silk fibroin based nanofibers and their applications in tissue engineering
5. Electrospun polymeric composite nanofibers with cellulose nanocrystals and their applications
6. Electrospun three-dimensional nanofibrous scaffolds based on polycaprolactone for stem cells differentiation and bone regeneration
7. Electrospinning and electrospraying technologies for food and packaging applications
8. Electrospun composite nanofibers as sensors for food analysis
9. Development of strong and tough electrospun fiber reinforced composites
10. Electrospun nanofibers for interfacial toughening and damage self-healing of polymer composites and surface coatings
11. Morphology engineering for thermoplastic nanofibers as reinforcement agents of thermoset matrices in composite systems
12. Electrospinning of luminescence nanofibers: Current and future trends on wearable light emitting devices
13. Electrospun materials for wearable sensor applications
14. Electrospun tree-like nanofiber membrane for air and water treatments
15. Application of electrospun composite materials for algal bioprocesses
16. Functionalizing nanofibrous materials for textile applications
17. Electrospun polymer nanocomposites for X-ray shielding application
18. Electrospun shape memory polymer fibers and their applications
19. Electrospun nanofibers based coating for corrosion protection of metallic surfaces
20. Modifications in metal oxide electrospun nanofibers for environmental applications
21. Electrospun carbon nanofiber electrode materials for supercapacitor applications
22. Sol-gel electrospinning of diverse ceramic nanofibers and potential applications
23. Evolvement of the spinneret in electrospinning: Toward largescale production of nanofibers
Dr. Yu Dong is currently a senior lecturer within the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. His main research interests are polymer nanocomposites, electrospun nanofibres/nanocomposites, green composites, nanomaterial processing and characterisation, micromechanical modelling, finite element analysis, statistical design of experiments and engineering education. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and 30 fully referred conference papers, written 10 book chapters and edited 3 technical books. He serves as an associate editor of Frontiers in Materials (Polymeric and Composite Materials section) and Applied Nanoscience, Springer Nature with the specialty recognition of nanomaterials and nanocomposites.
Dr. Avinash Baji is a Lecturer at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). He has authored and co-authored over 50 journal articles, with additional papers in conference proceedings and refereed abstracts. Some of these research papers are highly cited with three publications specially featured in (i) Lab Talk, nanotechweb.org on June 2, 2011; (ii) the Top 25 Hottest Articles by Composite Science and Technology; and (iii) the list of Most Downloaded Composite Science and Technology Articles. Additionally, one of his recent publication entitled, 'Gecko-inspired dry adhesive based on micro-nanoscale hierarchical arrays for application in climbing devices' has received media attention.
Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng is the Director of the Center for Nanofibres and Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. He is regarded as the modern father of electrospinning. He received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and The General Management Training from the Harvard University, USA. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is an editor of Elsevier Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.