Advances in Chemical and Materials Engineering (ACME): 71 Volumes

Advances in Chemical and Materials Engineering (ACME): 71 Volumes

Series Editor(s): J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
ISSN: 2327-5448|EISSN: 2327-5456
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The cross disciplinary approach of chemical and materials engineering is rapidly growing as it applies to the study of educational, scientific and industrial research activities by solving complex chemical problems using computational techniques and statistical methods.

The Advances in Chemical and Materials Engineering (ACME) Book Series provides research on the recent advances throughout computational and statistical methods of analysis and modeling. This series brings together collaboration between chemists, engineers, statisticians, and computer scientists and offers a wealth of knowledge and useful tools to academics, practitioners, and professionals through high quality publications.

Topics Covered

  • Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics and glasses
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Coatings and surface treatments
  • Composites
  • Computational methods
  • Ductility and Crack-Resistance
  • Electrochemical and Corrosion
  • Fatigue and Creep
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Heat Treatments
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Materials to Renewable Energies
  • Metallic Alloys
  • Multifuncional and Smart Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Numerical Techniques
  • Polymers Engineering
  • Statistical Methods
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Thermo-Chemical Treatments
  • Toxicity of Materials
  • Wear of Materials

Titles in Series

Handbook of Research on Advanced Functional Materials for Orthopedic Applications
R. Ranjith (SNS College of Technology, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 400 pages.
Scaffold bone replacements are a safe and effective way to cure bone abnormalities, and porous scaffolds can be manufactured using additive manufacturing technology....
Production, Properties, and Applications of Engineered Cementitious Composites
S. Praveenkumar (PSG College of Technology, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
Engineered cementitious composites (ECC) is a new type of fiber-reinforced bendable cementitious composite that is used in various civil engineering applications ins...
Innovative Multifunctional Nanomaterial for Photocatalysis, Sensing, and Imaging
Azad Kumar (Siddharth University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
Technology is significantly affected by a material’s ability to adapt to its environment in a beneficial way. These smart systems, in which material qualities react...
Sustainable Utilization of Nanoparticles and Nanofluids in Engineering Applications
Sampath Boopathi (Muthayammal Engineering College, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
In the present state of manufacturing industries, industrial and commercial components have been prepared for low energy consumption and high performance. Recent and...
Modeling, Characterization, and Processing of Smart Materials
Ajay . (Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Technology, JECRC University, India), Parveen . (Mechanical Engineering Department, Rawal Institute of Engineering and Technology, India), Ashish Kumar Srivastava (G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management, India), Vikas Goyat (Mechanical Engineering Department, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India)
Copyright © 2023. 320 pages.
The development, processing, and applications of smart materials presents many challenges, including performance correlations to the nature of their reinforcement an...
Innovations in Materials Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Research
Eugene de Silva (Virginia Research Institute, USA), Pramudi Abeydeera (Polymeric Ltd., USA)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
Innovations in Materials Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Research is an all-encompassing book edited by Eugene de Silva, the Head of Multi-disciplinary Research...
Fundamental and Biomedical Aspects of Redox Processes
Gheorghe Duca (Institute of Chemistry, Moldova State University, Moldova), Ashok Vaseashta (International Clean Water Institute, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 450 pages.
Redox processes represent a major advancement in water treatment technology and have other applications across environmental and technological contexts. Redox proces...
Handbook of Research on Corrosion Sciences and Engineering
Younes El Kacimi (University Ibn Tofail, Morocco), Lei Guo (Tongren University, China)
Copyright © 2023. 673 pages.
The climate change crisis presents a multi-dimensional challenge to the development of the built environment. With finite global resources and increasingly unpredict...
Diversity and Applications of New Age Nanoparticles
Suneev Anil Bansal (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology, India), Virat Khanna (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, India), Nilanthy Balakrishnan (School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Keele University, UK), Pallav Gupta (Department of Mechanical Engineering, A.S.E.T., Amity University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 419 pages.
Nanoparticles are revolutionizing and helping to improve every sector including engineering, medicine, food safety, transportation, energy, and environmental science...
Polymer-Inorganic Nanostructured Composites Based on Amorphous Silica, Layered Silicates, and Polyionenes
Kostyantyn M. Sukhyy (Ukrainian State University of Chemical Engineering, Ukraine), Elena A. Belyanovskaya (Ukrainian State University of Chemical Engineering, Ukraine)
Copyright © 2023. 304 pages.
Global trends suggest that 21st-century science and technology will be nanoscale, as traditional technologies have exhausted the potential for miniaturizing individu...
Development, Properties, and Industrial Applications of 3D Printed Polymer Composites
R. Keshavamurthy (Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, India), Vijay Tambrallimath (Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 319 pages.
Polymer composite materials are of prime importance and play a vital role in numerous applications. 3D printed polymer composites have been adopted by the aerospace,...
The Classes of Higher Dimensional Polytopes in Chemical, Physical, and Biological Systems
Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin (Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russia)
Copyright © 2022. 366 pages.
The study of the geometry of structures that arise in a variety of specific natural systems, such as chemical, physical, biological, and geological, revealed the exi...
Advances in the Modelling of Thermodynamic Systems
Elhoucine Essefi (University of Gabes, Tunisia), Ibtissem Jendoubi (Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia)
Copyright © 2022. 309 pages.
Thermodynamics is a common field of study involving many different specialties including physics, chemistry, geology, and cosmology. Thermodynamics is incredibly use...
Handbook of Research on Tribology in Coatings and Surface Treatment
Amirhossein Pakseresht (FunGlass – Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia), Omid Sharifahmadian (FunGlass – Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia)
Copyright © 2022. 470 pages.
Advances are continuously being made in applying the coatings and surface treatments by different techniques to reduce the damages from tribology. Engineers need mor...
Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for Engineering and Engineered Materials
R. Thanigaivelan (Muthayammal Engineering College, India), N. Rajan (Vinayaga Mission Kripananda Variyar Engineering College, India), T.G. Argul (St. Mary’s Engineering College, India)
Copyright © 2022. 351 pages.
As technology advances, it is imperative to stay current in the newest developments made within the engineering industry and within material sciences. Trends in manu...
Handbook of Research on Green Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials
Rajni Garg (Rayat Bahra University, India), Rishav Garg (Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, India), Nnabuk Okon Eddy (Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2022. 569 pages.
Nanomaterials can be synthesized by physical, chemical, and biological methods; however, the latter technique is preferred as it is eco-friendly, non-toxic, and cost...
Handbook of Research on Nanoemulsion Applications in Agriculture, Food, Health, and Biomedical Sciences
Karthikeyan Ramalingam (B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India)
Copyright © 2022. 671 pages.
Nanoemulsions are produced by mixing an oil phase with an aqueous phase under shear pressure. This procedure yields uniform populations of oil droplets ranging in di...
Handbook of Research on Advancements in the Processing, Characterization, and Application of Lightweight Materials
Kaushik Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology, India), B. Sridhar Babu (CMR Institute of Technology, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 458 pages.
In the automotive industry, the need to reduce vehicle weight has given rise to extensive research efforts to develop aluminum and magnesium alloys for structural ca...
Emerging Applications and Implementations of Metal-Organic Frameworks
Shimaa Mohamed Elsaeed (Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Egypt), Elsayed Zaki (Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Egypt), Abdel-Azim Abdel-Azim (Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Egypt)
Copyright © 2021. 254 pages.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are some of the most discussed materials of the last decade. Their extraordinary porosity and functionality from metals and organic l...
Normal Partitions and Hierarchical Fillings of N-Dimensional Spaces
Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin (Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russia)
Copyright © 2021. 280 pages.
In the study of the structure of substances in recent decades, phenomena in the higher dimension was discovered that was previously unknown. These include spontaneou...
Applications of Nanomaterials in Agriculture, Food Science, and Medicine
Mohd Amin Bhat (Higher Education Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, India), Irshad Ahmad Wani (Government Degree College for Boys, Anantnag, India), Shah Ashraf (National Institute of Technology Srinagar (NIT Srinagar), India)
Copyright © 2021. 442 pages.
The uses of nanotechnologies continue to rise exponentially. Due to their multifaceted nature, nanomaterials have a vast amount of potential uses in various scientif...
Technology Development for Adsorptive Heat Energy Converters: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Kostyantyn M. Sukhyy (Ukrainian State University of Chemical Engineering, Ukraine), Elena A. Belyanovskaya (Ukrainian State University of Chemical Engineering, Ukraine), Mikhailo P. Sukhyy (Ukrainian State University of Chemical Engineering, Ukraine)
Copyright © 2021. 305 pages.
Energy saving and emission reduction are two of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Heat energy storage can save fuel and effectively use renewable sourc...
Nanotechnologies and Clusters in the Spaces of Higher Dimension: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin (Independent Researcher, Russia)
Copyright © 2021. 286 pages.
Research on nanomaterials and their applications has become a trending area in various fields of study and practice. Its properties and abilities open a variety of s...
Advanced Surface Coating Techniques for Modern Industrial Applications
Supriyo Roy (Haldia Institute of Technology, India), Goutam Kumar Bose (Haldia Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright © 2021. 342 pages.
In engineering, there are often situations in which the material of the main component is unable to sustain long life or protect itself from adverse operating enviro...
Handbook of Research on Advancements in Supercritical Fluids Applications for Sustainable Energy Systems
Lin Chen (Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Copyright © 2021. 821 pages.
Supercritical fluids are increasingly being used in energy conversion and fluid dynamics studies for energy-related systems and applications. These new applications...
Inspiration and Design for Bio-Inspired Surfaces in Tribology: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Hisham Abdel-Aal (Drexel University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 367 pages.
Surface texturing has been recognized as a method for enhancing the tribological properties of surfaces for many years. Adding a controlled texture to one of two fac...
Using Lasers as Safe Alternatives for Adhesive Bonding: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Barbara Ewa Ciecińska (Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland)
Copyright © 2020. 248 pages.
Technology has brought about the age of convenience, but at a hefty cost. As a result of a growing production demand on a global scale, adhesive bonding operations a...
New Challenges and Industrial Applications for Corrosion Prevention and Control
Younes El Kacimi (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco), Savas Kaya (Cumhuriyet University, Turkey), Rachid Touir (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
Copyright © 2020. 304 pages.
Metals are used at an extremely high rate in the industrial and manufacturing fields. Exemplary properties including strength and ductility have made this material h...
Metaheuristic Approaches for Optimum Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Aylin Ece Kayabekir (Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Turkey), Gebrail Bekdaş (Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Turkey), Sinan Melih Nigdeli (Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 229 pages.
Reinforced concrete structures are one of the major structural types and must adhere to design regulation codes. It is ideal to find the best design (section dimensi...
Properties, Techniques, and Applications of Polyaniline (PANI) Thin Films: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Subhash Chander (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India), Nirmala Kumari Jangid (Banasthali University, Tonk, India)
Copyright © 2020. 236 pages.
Polyaniline (PANI) is one of the most common and widely studied conducting polymers due to its excellent electro-chemical and electrical properties and its various a...
Applications and Techniques for Experimental Stress Analysis
Karthik Selva Kumar Karuppasamy (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India), Balaji P.S. (National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India)
Copyright © 2020. 269 pages.
The design of mechanical components for various engineering applications requires the understanding of stress distribution in the materials. The need of determining...
Design of Experiments for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Industrial Applications
Eugenia Gabriela Carrillo-Cedillo (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico), José Antonio Rodríguez-Avila (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico), Karina Cecilia Arredondo-Soto (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico), José Manuel Cornejo-Bravo (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico)
Copyright © 2020. 429 pages.
Statistics is a key characteristic that assists a wide variety of professions including business, government, and factual sciences. Companies need data calculation t...
Handbook of Research on Developments and Trends in Industrial and Materials Engineering
Prasanta Sahoo (Jadavpur University, India)
Copyright © 2020. 524 pages.
In today’s modernized world, new research and empirical findings are being conducted and found within various professional industries. The field of engineering is no...
Nanocomposites for the Desulfurization of Fuels
Tawfik Abdo Saleh (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2020. 358 pages.
Research on nanotechnology has mainly focused on the aspects of synthesis of nanomaterials that have unique chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties applicable t...
Enhanced Heat Transfer Mechanism of Nanofluid MQL Cooling Grinding
Changhe Li (Qingdao University of Technology, China), Hafiz Muhammad Ali (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2020. 441 pages.
In today’s modern world, the manufacturing industry is embracing an energy-efficient initiative and adopting green techniques. One aspect that has failed to adopt th...
Advanced Catalysis Processes in Petrochemicals and Petroleum Refining: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Mohammed C. Al-Kinany (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia), Saud A. Aldrees (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2020. 257 pages.
Petroleum refining and the petrochemical industry play an important role in the current world economy. They provide the platform to convert basic raw materials into...
Nanotechnology in Aerospace and Structural Mechanics
Noureddine Ramdani (Research and Development Institute of Industry and Defense Technologies, Algeria & Harbin Engineering University, China)
Copyright © 2019. 356 pages.
The realms of aerospace and structural mechanics have been revolutionized due to a plethora of technological advances. These two important sectors most notably have...
Polymer Nanocomposites for Advanced Engineering and Military Applications
Noureddine Ramdani (Research and Development Institute of Industry and Defense Technologies, Algeria & Harbin Engineering University, China)
Copyright © 2019. 435 pages.
The field of polymer nanocomposites has become essential for engineering and military industries over the last few decades as it applies to computing, sensors, biome...
Process Analysis, Design, and Intensification in Microfluidics and Chemical Engineering
Harrson Silva Santana (University of Campinas, Brazil), João Lameu da Silva Jr (Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of South of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Osvaldir Pereira Taranto (University of Campinas, Brazil)
Copyright © 2019. 367 pages.
Microfluidics represent great potential for chemical processes design, development, optimization, and chemical engineering bolsters the project design of industrial...
Applications of Nanofluid Transportation and Heat Transfer Simulation
Mohsen Sheikholeslami (Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran)
Copyright © 2019. 692 pages.
Different numerical and analytical methods have been employed to find the solution of governing equations for nanofluid flow and heat transfer. Applications of Nanof...
Strategic Applications of Measurement Technologies and Instrumentation
Soubantika Palchoudhury (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 223 pages.
Measurement techniques form the basis of scientific, engineering, and industrial innovations. The methods and instruments of measurement for different fields are con...
The Geometry of Higher-Dimensional Polytopes
Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Copyright © 2019. 286 pages.
The majority of the chemical elements form chemical compounds with molecules of higher dimension (i.e., substantially exceeding three). This fact is very important f...
Composites and Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications
K. Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 402 pages.
The design and study of materials is a pivotal component to new discoveries in the various fields of science and technology. By better understanding the components a...
Emerging Synthesis Techniques for Luminescent Materials
Ratnesh Tiwari (Bhilai Institute of Technology, India), Vikas Dubey (Bhilai Institute of Technology, India), Sanjay J. Dhoble (Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 505 pages.
The design and study of materials is a pivotal component to new discoveries in the various fields of science and technology. By better understanding the components a...
Handbook of Research on Ergonomics and Product Design
Juan Luis Hernández Arellano (Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico), Aide Aracely Maldonado Macías (Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico), Juan Alberto Castillo Martínez (University of Rosario, Colombia), Porfirio Peinado Coronado (Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico)
Copyright © 2018. 446 pages.
Product design is an important field where ergonomics and human factors should be applied. To achieve this goal, effective strategies for process improvement must be...
Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymers: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sarah S. Gebai (International University of Beirut, Lebanon), Ali M. Hallal (International University of Beirut, Lebanon), Mohammad S. Hammoud (International University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Copyright © 2018. 228 pages.
The huge consumption of earth’s natural resources and the reliance on industrial manufactured products have produced significant impacts on the environment. As such,...
Advanced Solid Catalysts for Renewable Energy Production
Sergio González-Cortés (Oxford University, UK), Freddy Emilio Imbert (Univsersidad de Los Andes, Venezuela)
Copyright © 2018. 520 pages.
In recent years, the replacement of non-renewable crude oil by renewable sources has been addressed, particularly in developed countries. Its main driving force has...
Production, Properties, and Applications of High Temperature Coatings
Amir Hossein Pakseresht (University of Tehran, Iran & Materials and Energy Research Center, Iran)
Copyright © 2018. 557 pages.
Heat resistant layers are meant to withstand high temperatures while also protecting against all types of corrosion and oxidation. Therefore, the micro-structure and...
Energetic Materials Research, Applications, and New Technologies
Rene Francisco Boschi Goncalves (Federal University of Para, Brazil), José Atilio Fritz Fidel Rocco (Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil), Koshun Iha (Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil)
Copyright © 2018. 367 pages.
In the last decade, there has been an influx in the development of new technologies for deep space exploration. Countries all around the world are investing in resou...
Chemical Compound Structures and the Higher Dimension of Molecules: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin (Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russia)
Copyright © 2018. 221 pages.
Originally, scientists believed that molecules were three-dimensional; however, studies have proven that geometric dimensions are continuous. Therefore, molecules ar...
Emergent Research on Polymeric and Composite Materials
R. Somashekar (University of Mysore, India), Thejas Urs G. (University of Mysore, India)
Copyright © 2018. 341 pages.
Innovative textile materials are used for numerous applications. Understanding the properties of such materials is imperative to ensure proper utilization. Emergent...
3D Printing and Its Impact on the Production of Fully Functional Components: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Petar Kocovic (Union – Nikola Tesla University, Serbia)
Copyright © 2017. 115 pages.
Manufacturing processes have undergone significant developments in recent years. With the application of new technology, the productivity of companies has increased...
Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems
Lin Chen (Tohoku University, Japan & Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan), Yuhiro Iwamoto (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Copyright © 2017. 682 pages.
Supercritical fluids have been utilized for numerous scientific advancements and industrial innovations. As the concern for environmental sustainability grows, these...
Innovative Applications of Mo(W)-Based Catalysts in the Petroleum and Chemical Industry: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Hui Ge (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Xingchen Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Shanmin Wang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), Tao Yang (China University of Petroleum, China), Xiaodong Wen (Synfuels China, China)
Copyright © 2017. 162 pages.
Mo(W)-Based Catalysts have the capacity to drastically impact many different industries. Research on their most current applications is important for the success of...
Sustainable Nanosystems Development, Properties, and Applications
Mihai V. Putz (West University of Timişoara, Romania & Research and Development National Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter (INCEMC) Timişoara, Romania), Marius Constantin Mirica (Research and Development National Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter (INCEMC) Timişoara, Romania)
Copyright © 2017. 794 pages.
Global economic demands and population surges have led to dwindling resources and problematic environmental issues. As the climate and its natural resources continue...
Computational Approaches to Materials Design: Theoretical and Practical Aspects
Shubhabrata Datta (Calcutta Institute of Engineering and Management, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2016. 475 pages.
The development of new and superior materials is beneficial within industrial settings, as well as a topic of academic interest. By using computational modeling tech...
Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering
Deepak Verma (Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, India), Siddharth Jain (College of Engineering Roorkee, India and University of Alberta, Canada), Xiaolei Zhang (Queens University, Belfast, UK), Prakash Chandra Gope (College of Technology, G.B.Pant University of Agriculure and Technology, Pantnagar, India)
Copyright © 2016. 322 pages.
Industrial ecology, eco-efficiency, and green chemistry are guiding the development of the next generation of materials, products, and processes. Considerable growth...
Position-Sensitive Gaseous Photomultipliers: Research and Applications
Tom Francke (Myon, Sweden), Vladimir Peskov (CERN, Switzerland)
Copyright © 2016. 562 pages.
Gaseous photomultipliers are defined as gas-filled devices capable of recording single ultraviolet (UV) and visible photons with high position resolution. Used in a...
Research Perspectives on Functional Micro- and Nanoscale Coatings
Ana Zuzuarregui (CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain), Maria Carmen Morant-Miñana (CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain)
Copyright © 2016. 511 pages.
Just as chemistry is a part of our daily lives, functional coatings can be found in almost every object, gadget or device you can see or touch. However, in the last...
Emerging Research on Bioinspired Materials Engineering
Mohamed Bououdina (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Copyright © 2016. 439 pages.
Bioinspired materials can be defined as the organic or inorganic materials that mimic naturally occurring substances. With applications in a number of fields such as...
Petrochemical Catalyst Materials, Processes, and Emerging Technologies
Hamid Al-Megren (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia), Tiancun Xiao (Oxford University, UK)
Copyright © 2016. 539 pages.
Technological advancements are leading the way for innovation within the petrochemical industry. New materials discovery and application, process modification and au...
Applying Nanotechnology to the Desulfurization Process in Petroleum Engineering
Tawfik A. Saleh (Department of Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2016. 555 pages.
As regulations push the fossil fuel industry toward increasing standards of eco-friendliness and environmental sustainability, desulfurization (the removal of SO2 fr...
Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in Drug Design, Predictive Toxicology, and Risk Assessment
Kunal Roy (Jadavpur University, India)
Copyright © 2015. 703 pages.
Quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) represent predictive models derived from the application of statistical tools correlating biological activity o...
Handbook of Research on Recent Developments in Materials Science and Corrosion Engineering Education
Hwee Ling Lim (The Petroleum Institute, UAE)
Copyright © 2015. 493 pages.
The latest research innovations and enhanced technologies have altered the discipline of materials science and engineering. As a direct result of these developments,...
Processing Techniques and Tribological Behavior of Composite Materials
Rajnesh Tyagi (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 464 pages.
An understanding of friction and wear behavior of materials is crucial in order to improve their performance and durability. New research is providing the opportunit...
Handbook of Research on Diverse Applications of Nanotechnology in Biomedicine, Chemistry, and Engineering
Shivani Soni (Alabama State University, USA), Amandeep Salhotra (City of Hope National Medical Center, USA), Mrutyunjay Suar (KIIT University, India)
Copyright © 2015. 820 pages.
As a paradigm for the future, micro-scale technology seeks to fuse revolutionary concepts in science and engineering and then translate it into reality. Nanotechnolo...
Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors
Tom Francke (Myon, Sweden), Vladimir Peskov (CERN, Switzerland)
Copyright © 2014. 303 pages.
Study of nature and the world around us has been a primary motivation for scientists and researchers for centuries. Advanced methods in the study of elementary parti...
Handbook of Research on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Materials
Mohamed Bououdina (University of Bahrain, Bahrain), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2014. 617 pages.
The burgeoning field of nanotechnology has led to many recent technological innovations and discoveries. Understanding the impact of these technologies on business,...
Quantum and Optical Dynamics of Matter for Nanotechnology
Mihai V. Putz (West University of Timişoara, Romania & Research and Development National Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter (INCEMC) Timişoara, Romania)
Copyright © 2014. 527 pages.
With the emergence of nanoscience and technology in the 21st century, research has shifted its focus on the quantum and optical dynamical properties of matter such a...
Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation
Laurentiu Fara (Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania), Masafumi Yamaguchi (Toyota Technological Institute, Japan)
Copyright © 2013. 354 pages.
While measuring the effectiveness of solar cell materials may not always be practical once a device has been created, solar cell modeling may allow researchers to ob...
Computational Gas-Solids Flows and Reacting Systems: Theory, Methods and Practice
Sreekanth Pannala (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), Madhava Syamlal (National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA), Thomas J. O'Brien (National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 500 pages.
Gas-solids reactors, which often constitute critical steps of energy and chemical conversion processes, are in desperate need of new design methods to increase their...

Editor(s) Biography

J. Paulo Davim ( received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) by IET-London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He also has an interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students, as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 120 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 52+/9000+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 57+/11000+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 73+/17000+).