About the Author
Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a prolific researcher, with 420 international papers, 6122 total citations, 2 patents, 18 books and a total of over 625 publications to his name, and is listed as one of the most productive researchers in India by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Prof. Thomas is a recognized authority in the field of polymer-based materials, and established the state-of-the-art lab in polymer science and nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. He has been a visiting professor at many polymer research laboratories in Europe and Asia. Anu Sunny is a Research Scholar at the School of Chemical Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She has a PhD in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University and wrote a thesis on the topic 'Synthesis, characterization and physico-chemical studies of copper oxide and calcium phosphate based epoxy nanocomposites.' She has written articles and book chapters on metal oxide nanoparticles. Prajitha Velayudhan is currently working as Research Fellow at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Her research focuses on self assembling of nanomaterials such as nanosilica, graphene oxide, nanocomposites, rubber nanocomposites etc.