Special Issue "Advances in Polymer Processing Technologies: In Honor of Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Robert Mitchell’s 75th Birthday"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 78

Special Issue Editors

Department of Studies in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, India
Interests: materials; green economy; polymer processing
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Innovation & Technology, Borealis AB, SE-444 86 Stenungsund, Sweden
Interests: structure-property relations in amorphous and semicrystalline polymers; polymer thermodynamics; neutron & X-ray scattering; computational modelling; polymer nanocomposites; electrical conductivity mechanisms of highly insulating materials
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Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP), Politecnico de Leiria Institute, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
Interests: applications of modeling and numerical simulation in health; industry and direct digital manufacturing applied to metals; polymers and ceramics
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Dr. Fred J. Davis
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Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AD, UK
Interests: polymers; nanoafibers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This is a Special Issue in honour of Professor Geoffrey R. Mitchell’s 75th Birthday and a celebration of his research and achievements. Professor Mitchell’s research spans a wide range of polymer science and technology over the last 40 years at the University of Cambridge, University of Hokkaido, University of Reading, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic University of Leiria and the University of Karnatak. The development of diffraction methods for the understanding of polymeric structures, the continuous improvement of neutron scattering techniques for amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers, his pioneering work on the understanding of the structure–property relations of liquid crystalline and electrically conducting polymers and his important developments of additive manufacturing and 3D printing are some of the highlights of his long and highly successful career.

Prof. Dr. Mahadevappa Kariduraganavar
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gkourmpis
Dr. Paula Pascoal-Faria
Dr. Fred J. Davis
Guest Editors

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  • technologies using photoactive polymers
  • the use of electric and magnetic fields
  • stress/strain-induced transitions
  • in situ time-resolving characterisation of polymer processing
  • X-ray scattering
  • neutron scattering
  • muon spectroscopy
  • computational modelling
  • additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • stereolithography
  • selective laser melting
  • powder bed methods
  • fibre spinning
  • spin coating
  • dip coating
  • electrochemistry
  • electrostatic spraying
  • digital twins
  • digitalisation
  • injection moulding
  • hot pressing
  • sheet forming
  • vacuum forming
  • film blowing
  • uniaxial and biaxial deformation
  • shear flow
  • polymer crystallization from isotropic and anisotropic melts
  • electrospinning
  • force spinning
  • nanostructured surfaces

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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