About the Author
Prof. Joseph Kuruvilla is a senior professor in chemistry and the Dean of Student Activities, Student Welfare & Outreach at the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He obtained his PhD at CSIR-NIIST (Formerly RRL), Trivandrum in 1993 and did post-doctoral work in Brazil and Sweden. He is the editor of the 3-volume book titled "Advances in Polymer Composites." Prof. Kuruvilla has authored over 180 international publications in international scientific journals, as well as several book chapters. He has an h-index of 47, and his work has been cited more than 10,000 times. His research interests include natural fiber-based composites, polymer blends and composites, green materials, polymers from renewable resources, and development of biosensors. Dr. Wilson Runcy is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, St. Cyril's College, Kerala, India. He obtained his PhD in chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He has written several publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He has also co-edited a book titled "Transport Properties of Polymeric Membranes." He has also conducted research work at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Runcy has also almost two years of industrial experience as a junior scientist at the Corporate R&D Centre, HLL Lifecare Limited, a Government of India Enterprise, in the area of synthesis of green polymers. His current research interests include polymer nanocomposites for membrane applications, synthesis of biodegradable polymers for medical applications, and development of high quality EMI shielding material. Dr. George Gejo obtained his PhD in chemistry from Kalasalingam University, Tamil Nadu, India in 2014, specializing in the area of commingled natural fiber composites. He published several articles in high-impact journals and wrote chapters for several books. He has two and a half years of experience as a junior scientist at the Corporate R&D Centre, HLL Lifecare Limited, a Government of India Enterprise, in the area of graphene/natural rubber latex nanocomposites for contraceptive applications. Dr. Gejo also completed two years of post-doctoral research in the area of EMI shielding materials during his tenure as UGC-DSKPDF at School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is a post-doctoral researcher at Division of Materials Science, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden. His present research interests include natural fiber-based composites, carbon nanocomposites for EMI shielding applications, graphene-based composites, and biomass/biochar to advanced carbon nanomaterials.