This new volume presents leading-edge research in the rapidly changing and evolving field of polymer science as well as on chemical processing. The topics in the book reflect the diversity of research advances in the production and application of modern polymeric materials and related areas, focusing on the preparation, characterization, and applications of polymers. Also covered are various manufacturing techniques. The book will help to fill the gap between theory and practice in industry.
About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Richard A. Pethrick, PhD, DSc
Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Professor R. A. Pethrick, PhD, DSc, is currently a research professor and professor emeritus in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasglow, Scotland. He was Burmah Professor in Physical Chemistry and has been a member of the staff there since 1969. He has published over 400 papers and edited and written several books. Recently he has edited several publications concerned with the techniques for the characterization of the molar mass of polymers and also study of their morphology. He currently holds a number of EPSRC grants and is involved with Knowledge Transfer Programmes involving three local companies involved in production of articles made out of polymeric materials. He has current research which involves AWE and has acted as a consultant for BAe Systems in the area of explosives and a company involved in the production of anticorrosive coatings.
Dr. Pethrick is on the editorial boards of several polymer and adhesion journals and was on the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Board. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining. Previously he chaired the ‘Review of Science Provision 16-19’ in Scotland and the restructuring of the HND provision in Chemistry. He was involved in the creation of the revised regulations for accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry of the MSci level qualifications in Chemistry. He was for a number of years the Deputy Chair of the EPSRC IGDS panel and involved in a number of reviews of the courses developed and offered under this program. He has been a member of the review panel for polymer science in Denmark and Sweden and the National Science Foundation in the USA.
Eli M. Pearce, PhD
Former President, American Chemical Society; Former Dean, Faculty of Science and Art, Brooklyn Polytechnic University, New York, USA
Dr. Eli M. Pearce was President of American Chemical Society. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Art at Brooklyn Polytechnic University in New York, as well as a professor of chemistry and chemical engineering. He was Director of the Polymer Research Institute, also in Brooklyn. At present, he consults for the Polymer Research Institute. A prolific author and researcher, he edited the Journal of Polymer Science (Chemistry Edition) for 25 years and was an active member of many professional organizations.
Gennady E. Zaikov, DSc
Head of the Polymer Division, N. M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Professor, Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology, Russia; Professor, Kazan National Research Technological Unive
Gennady E. Zaikov, DSc, is Head of the Polymer Division at the N. M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and Professor at Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology, Russia, as well as Professor at Kazan National Research Technological University, Kazan, Russia.
He is also a prolific author, researcher, and lecturer. He has received several awards for his work, including the the Russian Federation Scholarship for Outstanding Scientists. He has been a member of many professional organizations and on the editorial boards of many international science journals.
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