Polymer Research:

Communicating Current Advances, Contributions, Applications and Educational Aspects

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Polymers are playing an increasingly important role in today’s society. Due to the diversity of molecular structures and properties, polymers can be designed for multiple applications and can be found everywhere in our daily life.

Research into polymers is perhaps one of the most multidisciplinary sciences. Chemists, biologists, physicists, engineers…, both from academia and industry, contribute to the progress of this science with so different applications: from plastics for common uses like food containers, drink bottles... to special purpose polymers like fuel cell membranes, polymer-based solar cells, drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, biodegradable packaging materials, polymer systems for OLEDs...

The aim of this book is to share the latest research advances in the field of polymer science. Chapters shall be written by active researchers, but presented in a way accessible to a public beyond those who are specialists in the topic dealt.

This book will cover a wide range of topics related to the synthesis, processing, characterization, modeling and theory of polymers, as well as practical applications in different areas such as energy, environment and sustainability, medicine and pharmacy, electronic and information and communication technologies, consumer science...

This call for papers is aimed to all those researchers who are active in any of the following themes:

  • Polymerization reactions and polymer synthesis. Modification and functionalization of polymers and surfaces
  • Advances in polymer processing
  • Polymer characterization
  • Theory and modelling of polymers
  • Practical applications of polymers
  • Formal and non-formal education on the above topics

Please, take some time to read the proposed complete list of topics for this book.

Education-oriented original research papers and mini-reviews are especially welcome, although more "regular" research papers might also be suitable if the addressed topic is clearly exposed for non-specialists. Mini-reviews can be thematic in nature, or focused on the activity of a specific research group. In this latter case, the work should provide an integrated view of the research carried out by that group across the years.

If you are interested in submitting a chapter proposal, please read the Instructions for authors section.

Extended abstract submission deadline: 16 July 2018
Chapter submission deadline: 13 September 2018

  • Book title: Polymer Research: Communicating Current Advances, Contributions, Applications and Educational Aspects
  • Editor: A. Méndez-Vilas
  • Publisher: Formatex Research Center
  • Publication date: November 2018

Most cited topic-related chapters included in publications of the same publisher:

Bacterially Produced Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA): Converting Renewable Resources into Bioplastics
Jiun-Yee Chee, Sugama-Salim Yoga, Nyok-Sean Lau, Siew-Chen Ling, Raeid M. M. Abed and Kumar Sudesh Cited 84 times

Biosynthesis, biodegradation, and application of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and its copolymers - natural polyesters produced by diazotrophic bacteria
A.P. Bonartsev, V.L. Myshkina, D.A. Nikolaeva, E.K. Furina, T.A. Makhina, V.A. Livshits, A.P. Boskhomdzhiev, E.A. Ivanov, A.L. Iordanskii, and G.A. Bonartseva Cited 69 times

Antimicrobial efficiency of functionalized cellulose fibres as potential medical textiles
Tijana Ristić, Lidija Fras Zemljič, Monika Novak, Marjetka Kralj Kunčič, Silva Sonjak, Nina Gunde Cimerman and Simona Strnad Cited 50 times

Antimicrobial polymers for textile products
A. Varesano, C. Vineis, A. Aluigi and F. Rombaldoni Cited 29 times

Morphology and surface properties of natural fiber treated with electron beam
Seong Ok Han and Hae Young Choi Cited 25 times

Polyamines in cyanobacteria: biosynthesis, transport and abiotic stress response
Aran Incharoensakdi, Saowarath Jantaro, Wuttinun Raksajit and Pirkko Mäenpää Cited 25 times

Chitin deacetylase: A comprehensive account on its role in nature and its biotechnological applications
V. Ghormade, S. Kulkarni, N. Doiphode, P.R. Rajamohanan and M.V. Deshpande Cited 24 times

Catheters: a suitable surface for biofilm formation
J. Treter and A.J. Macedo Cited 24 times

Microscopy as a tool to follow deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass
Celso Sant’Anna and Wanderley de Souza Cited 19 times

Nanoscale Structure of Cellulosic Materials: Challenges and Opportunities for AFM
A.T. Paiva, S. M. Sequeira, D. V. Evtuguin, A. L. Kholkin and I. Portugal Cited 17 times

Atomic Force Microscope Nanoindentations to Reliably Measure the Young’s Modulus of Soft Matter
D. Tranchida, Z. Kiflie, and S. Piccarolo Cited 14 times

Biodestruction of polyurethane by Staphylococcus aureus (an investigation by SEM, TEM and FIB)
L.V. Didenko, G.A. Avtandilov, N.V. Shevlyagina, T.A. Smirnova, I.Y. Lebedenko, F. Tatti, C. Savoia, G. Evans and M. Milani Cited 14 times

Antimicrobial Sutures: New Strategy in Surgical Site Infections
M.D. Chatchai Mingmalairak Cited 14 times

Chitosan as an oral antimicrobial agent
Morgana Maria Souza Gadelha de Carvalho, Thayza C Montenegro Stamford, Emerson Pereira dos Santos, Pedro Tenório and Fabio Sampaio Cited 14 times

Simple and efficient method of bacterial polysaccharides purification for vaccines production using hydrolytic enzymes and tangential flow ultrafiltration
Viviane Maimoni Gonçalves, Mickie Takagi, Talita Souza Carmo, Rodrigo Barbosa Lima, Silvia Maria Ferreira Albani, Juliano Ventura Pinto, Teresa Cristina Zangirolami, Roberto de Campos Giordano, Martha Massako Tanizaki and Joaquin Cabrera-Crespo Cited 13 times

Fluorescence and Scanning Electron Microscopy of Chitosan/DNA Nanoparticles for Biological Applications
A. Masotti, F. Marino, G. Ortaggi and Cleofe Palocci Cited 11 times