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Inorganic nonmetallic materials
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Development and Applications of Engineering Polymers
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now
Khandaker M. Anwar Hossain, PhD, PEng
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Research Interests: Sustainable construction; blended cement and concrete; use of wastes/volcanic materials/underused materials in concrete; ductile engineered concrete; smart self-healing materials; FRP-composites; steel-concrete composite building systems; thin walled structures; computer aided design
About This Topic
Engineering polymers are a group of plastic materials that have improved mechanical and thermal properties that make them ideal for all types of engineering applications, replacing traditional materials equal or greater in weight, hardness or other properties, while being much simpler to manufacture, especially with complex shapes. These properties, in combination with the economics of thermoplastic processing has enabled engineering polymers to become substitutes for metals and alloys in a variety of applications and to be used as unique materials in electronics, thermal, medical and chemical exposure applications. The relevance of engineering polymers as substitute materials for metals and alloys rests in large part on their mechanical properties. These properties are critical to engineering applications.
In this special issue, we encourage the submission of articles related to engineering polymers and materials in its broadest sense. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.
Engineering polymers; Plastic materials; Properties; Engineering applications
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Title: Advances in Polymeric Materials for Separations
Authors: Jeffrey Urban
Affiliation: Inorganic Facility, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Title: PVP functionaluzed PLGA nanoparticles as drug delivery sistema
Authors: Roberta Cavalli*
Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, University of Turin, 10125 Turin, Italy
Title: Sustainable novolac-type phenolic resins based on carbonyl containing sugars
Author: Kenneth Ogueri *
Received: 09 December 2019; Published: 28 February 2020; doi: 10.21926/rpm.2001005
Advancements in surface engineering and material fabrication techniques have enabled the creation and replication of naturally occurring surface topographies or the extrapolation of natural patterns to become achievable targets. Polymers are used extensively in the field of biomedical sciences for containment, handling, and as cell culture [...]
by Maria Alonso-González , José Fernando Rubio-Valle , Victor Perez-Puyana , Mercedes Jiménez-Rosado and Alberto Romero
Received: 01 November 2019; Published: 26 February 2020; doi: 10.21926/rpm.2001004
The present study deals with the development of scaffolds based on gelatin (G) and/or chitosan (CH) through modifications in the central processing method. This process consists of the fabrication of a hydrogel which is, then submitted to a freeze-drying stage. To compare the effects of the different modifications, the mechanical properties [...]
Evaluation of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) for Passive Rear Projection Screen Application
Received: 24 June 2019; Published: 07 August 2019; doi: 10.21926/rpm.1903002
In the past few years, there have been many attempts to commercialize Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) for Rear Projection Screen (RPS) in electrically switchable films and glass products. This application is based on the exceptional image quality of PDLC at a wide viewing angle. However, due to the high price of conventional switchable [...]
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