This first book to concentrate on providing a concise, representative overview of polymer microencapsulation for novel organic coatings and all its chemical and engineering aspects collates the literature hitherto spread out among journals in various disciplines. It covers all the important methods for carrying out microencapsulations, including in situ polymerization, phase separation, emulsification, grinding and spray drying. The result is a solid, introduction from first-hand practitioners working in industry and research institutions for newcomers to the field. It is equally vital reading for professionals already active in the area needing to stay abreast of developments.
Dr. Swapan Kumar Ghosh is Research Engineer at Arcelor Innovation R & D, OCAS N.V. in Zelzate, Belgium. His research work focuses on polymer synthesis by emulsion polymerizations, microencapsulation, organic-inorganic hybrids, nanoparticle and nanotechnology, conductive polymers and combinatorial coating technology. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 in Polymer Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, then spent two postdoc years at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Polymer Chemistry Department and Laboratory of Coating Technology, respectively. Apart from various other awards and scholarships, he received the first prize in the national essay competition of the Indian Thermal Analysis Society, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India and obtained a Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Government Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in 1999.
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