Integrates the multidisciplinary aspects of polymer science into one unique reference work
Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference includes over 250 chapters across several key areas of Polymer Science. These include Basic Concepts and Polymer Properties, Polymer Characterization, Chain Polymerization of Vinyl Monomers, Ring-opening polymerization and special polymerization processes, Polycondensation, Macromolecular Architectures and Soft Nano-objects, Nanostructured Polymer Materials and Thin Films, Polymers for Advanced Functional Materials, Polymers in Biology and Medicine, Polymers for a Sustainable Environment and Green Energy.
Martin Moeeller is Professor of Textile and Macromolecular Chemistry and Director of DWI at RWTH Aachen University. His research interests include polymers, structure-property relationships and self organization of macromolecules, surface modification and activation, formation of functional nanostructures and organic - inorganic hybrid structures. Prior to working at RWTH Aachen University, Moeeller was professor at the University of Ulm and University of Twente. He is a member of Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech) and of the Academy of Sciences of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski is J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences and director of Center for Macromolecular Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and also Adjunct Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interests include controlled/living radical polymerization, catalysis, environmental chemistry, and advanced materials for optoelectronic and biomedical applications. Matyjaszewski is the editor of Progress in Polymer Science and Central European Journal of Chemistry and a member of US National Academy of Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences.
Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference provides complete and up-to-date coverage of the most important contemporary aspects and fundamental concepts of polymer science. It will become the indispensable reference not only for polymer scientists but also for all researchers in disciplines related to macromolecular systems. - Excerpt from Foreword, Jean-Marie Lehn, ISIS-Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry