Special Issue "Forensic Engineering of Advanced Polymer Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2021).
2. School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
Interests: biocompatible and biodegradable polymer systems; polymer mass spectrometry; bioactive oligomers; controlled drug delivery systems; ring-opening polymerization; forensic engineering of advanced polymeric materials
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Interests: biodegradable polyesters; cosmetic packages; organic recycling
Interests: polymer mass spectrometry; ring-opening polymerization of lactones; 3D printing; biocomposites; degradation of biodegradable polymers; controlled drug delivery systems
Classical forensic polymer engineering concerns the study of failure in polymer products. This area of science comprises the fracture of plastic products, or any other reason that such a product fails in service, or fails to meet its specification. A recent, novel approach, that is, the forensic engineering of advanced polymer materials (FEAPM), deals with the evaluation and understanding of the relationships between their structure, properties, and behavior before, during, and after practical applications. FEAPM provides a central driving force for the otherwise disconnected works, and should help to precisely design structured polymer materials, and to avoid potential failures of the commercial products manufactured from them.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the prediction of and case studies related to the design of precisely structured polymer materials for diverse applications (e.g., in medicine, advanced plastic technologies, cosmetic industry, utilization of plastic wastes, and agrichemistry). Both ex-ante investigations and ex-post studies are welcome, in order to increase the efficiency, and to define and minimize the potential failure of precisely structured polymer products. Reviews, full papers, and short communications highlighting the current trends in this area are expected.
Prof. Dr. Marek M. Kowalczuk
Dr. Wanda Sikorska
Dr. Khadar Duale
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