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:
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