About the Author
ALEXANDER B. MORGAN has over seventeen years of experience in the areas of materials flammability, polymeric material flame retardancy, fire science, fire testing, and fire safety engineering with an emphasis on chemical structure property relationships and fire safe material design. He has helped academic, government, and industrial customers solve their flame retardant and fire safety needs in a wide range of applications. Dr. Morgan is on the editorial review boards for two fire safety journals (Fire and Materials, Journal of Fire Science), and is a member of ASTM, Sigma Xi, International Association of Fire Safety Scientists, and the American Chemical Society. CHARLES A. WILKIE is currently Professor Emeritus at Marquette University. When he retired in 2009 he held the position of Pflettchinger-Habberman Chair of Chemistry. He has worked for more than thirty-five years in fire retardancy of polymers covering many different areas of fire retardancy, including intumescence, nanocomposites, mineral hydrates, and phosphorus chemistry. He serves on the editorial boards of Polymer Degradation and Stability, Thermochimica Acta, Journal of Fire Sciences, Fire Safety Journal, and is an Editor of Polymers for Advanced Technologies.