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Series: Materials Degradation and Failure

Series Editor: Atul Tiwari and Baldev Raj

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 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 currently serves as Director, Research and Development at Pantheon Chemicals Company in Phoenix, USA. Previously, Dr. Tiwari has served as research faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Polymer Materials Science and second master degree in Mechanical Engineering 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 70 peer reviewed research publications including 15 books for renowned publishers. His area of research interest includes the development of smart materials such as silicones, graphene and bio-inspired biomaterials for industrial applications. Dr. Tiwari's zeal is to develop new materials and has developed six international patented/pending technologies that have been transferred to industry. He is an active consultant to large companies and acts as associate editor of international journals.

Dr. Baldev Raj is currently Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore; an eminent multi-disciplinary institution of India. He is a distinguished scientist and former Director of Indira Gandhi Centre of Atomic Research, India. He has pioneered the application of Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) for basic research using acoustic and electromagnetic techniques in a variety of materials and components. He is an acknowledged expert in Materials, Fast Spectrum Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle, Heritage and Education. He has been Past President, International Institute of Welding, Indian National Academy of Engineering and Past President-Research PSG Institutions, Coimbatore. Dr. Baldev Raj is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, International Nuclear Energy Academy, German Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences, etc. He is Honorary Fellow, International Medical Sciences Academy, Indian Institute of Metals, British Institute of NDT and Indian Society of NDT. He has authored more than 959 publications in refereed journals, 79 books and special journal volumes, more than 39 contributions to encyclopedia and handbooks. He is the owner of 29 patents. He has been recognized with more than 100 international and national awards which includes Padma Shri by Government of India, Distinguished Alumni of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Homi Bhabha Gold Medal and Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Nuclear Society.

Submission to the series:
Atul Tiwari, CChem
Director, R&D, Pantheon Chemicals
225 W. Deer Valley Road#4,
Phoenix, 85027, AZ, USA

Dr. Baldev Raj, FTWAS, FNAE, FNA, FASc, FNASc.
Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Indian Institute of Science Campus,
Bangalore 560 012, India

Published and Forthcoming Titles

Lifetimes and Compatibility of Synthetic Polymers
Edited by James P. Lewicki
Copyright: 2017   |   Status: Contracted   |   Expected Pub Date:June 30, 2017   |   Hardcover

Biobased and Environmentally Benign Coatings
Edited by Atul Tiwari, Anthony Galanis, and Mark D. Soucek
Copyright: 2016   |   Status: Published   |   Hardcover
Provides a concise and in-depth information on the new coating technologies that are being developed using environmental-friendly chemicals and safer routes of synthesis.

Reactions and Mechanisms in Thermal Analysis of Materials
Edited by Atul Tiwari and Baldev Raj
Copyright: 2015   |   Status: Published   |   Hardcover
Provides comprehensive and in-depth information on the reactions and their mechanisms that occur during the degradation of materials when subjected to high temperature conditions.

Materials and Failures in MEMS and NEMS
Edited by Atul Tiwari and Baldev Raj
Copyright: 2015   |   Status: Published   |   Hardcover
Provides unique and critical information for engineers to gain precise control over dimensional stability, quality, reliability, productivity and maintenance in MEMS and NEMS.