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Comprising one volume ofFunctional and Modified Polymeric Materials, Two-Volume Set, this curated collection of papers by Professor Eli Ruckenstein and co-workers discusses the merits of concentrated emulsion polymerization systems, as well as their ability to yield a broad variety of products with high synthetic efficiency. Comprised of carefully curated chapters previously published by these pioneering scientists in the field, this volume offers a comprehensive view of the subject and presents functional and modified polymeric materials prepared by concentrated emulsion polymerization approaches. It covers conductive polymer composites, core-shell latex particles, enzyme/catalyst carriers, and plastics toughening and compatibilization polymerization. The authors have performed seminal studies on the preparation of functional and modified polymeric materials via concentrated emulsion polymerization. The corresponding research papers, after further selection and classification, are collected in the four chapters of this book.
Eli Ruckenstein is a State University of New York (SUNY) Distinguished Professor at the SUNY at Buffalo. He has published more than 1000 papers in numerous areas of engineering science and has received a large number of awards from the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Ruckenstein has also received the Founders Gold Medal Award from the National Academy of Engineering and the National Medal of Science from President Bill Clinton. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences.
Hangquan Li earned a PhD in polymer science and engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1990. He was a visiting scientist at SUNY-Buffalo, working with Dr. Ruckenstein, from 1993 to 1996. He has been appointed as a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology since 1996. He has published over 100 papers mainly on polymer research.
Chong Cheng earned a PhD in chemistry (polymer) at City University of New York in 2003. He currently is an associate professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at SUNY-Buffalo. He has published over 60 papers on polymer synthesis and characterization as well as biomedical applications of polymers.
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