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Series: Materials Degradation and Failure

Series Editor: Atul Tiwari

Scope: Studies and investigations on materials failure are critical aspects of science and engineering. The availability of adequate information in this area is necessary to postulate the service life span of the material. The failure analysis of the existing materials and the development of new materials demands in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles involved in the deterioration of materials. Several modes of material's failure could occur during the manufacturing and processing stages. Similarly, mechanical mode failures could be due to wear, stress, or fatigue. Additionally, environmental factors such as thermal, sunlight, oxygen, corrosion, high energy radiation, catalysis and other biological actions could trigger the degradation phenomenon in materials. The degradation process, on the other hand, could be beneficial in certain areas. For example, polymer degradation is useful for controlled drug delivery application, degradation of high energy materials as propellants in combustion engines, degradation of polymeric materials in lithography plays a pivotal role in microelectronics, degradation of biomaterials and bioplastics could assist in capturing carbon credits, etc.

The Material's Degradation and Failure series encourages the publication of titles that are centered on understanding the failure in materials. Topics treating the kinetics and mechanism of degradation of materials is of particular interest. Similarly, characterization techniques that record macroscopic (e.g., tensile testing), microscopic (e.g., in-situ observation) and nanoscopic (e.g., nanoindentation) damages in materials will be of interest. Modeling studies that cover failure in materials will also be included in this series.

About the Series Editor:
Dr. Atul Tiwari is a research faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, USA. He has received Ph.D. in Polymer Materials Science along with the bestowed Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist status from the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Dr. Tiwari is an active member of several professional bodies in the UK, USA, and India. Being an organic chemist and mechanical engineer his research work tends to bridge the gap between the science and engineering. Dr. Tiwari has published more than sixty peer reviewed research publications. His area of research interest includes the development of smart materials including silicones, graphene and bio-inspired biomaterials for industrial applications. Dr. Tiwari zeal to develop new materials and has generated six international patented/pending technologies that have been transferred to the industries. He is an active consultant to renowned companies and acts as associate editor of international journals.

Submission to the series:
Atul Tiwari, PhD, CChem
Associate Researcher
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 302, Honolulu, HI, 96822, USA
Office: +1 808 956 7565
Fax: +1 808 956 9705

Published and Forthcoming Titles

Concise Encyclopedia of High Performance Silicones
Edited by Atul Tiwari and Mark D. Soucek
Copyright: 2014   |   Status: Published   |   Hardcover
A unique and indispensable one-stop encyclopedia for academicians and industrial sector scientists and engineers working on applied silicone technologies