Polymer Functionalized Graphene

Polymer Functionalized Graphene

Arun Kumar Nandi


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There is an immense variety of research on polymer functionalized graphene (PFG). Functionalization of graphene is necessary for improvement of the compatibility with polymers. Applications of these graphene polymer hybrids include in chemical and biological sensing, photovoltaic devices, supercapacitors and batteries, dielectric materials and drug/gene delivery vehicles. This book will shed light on the synthesis, properties and applications of these new materials, covering two methods (covalent and noncovalent) for producing polymer functionalized graphene. Chapters cover physical, optical, mechanical and electronic properties, applications of polymer functionalized graphene in energy harvesting and storage, and uses in biomedicine and bioengineering. Written by an expert in the field, Polymer Functionalized Graphene will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in polymer chemistry and nanoscience.


Arun Kumar Nandi:
Prof. A .K .Nandi completed Ph.D in 1986 at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) in Thermodynamics of Polymer-Polymer and Polymer-Solvent mixing and did post doc with Prof L. Mandelken on Crystallization of Polymers. He has joined at IACS in 1992 after 9 years of teaching at undergraduate and post graduate classes of different universities. So far he has published 227 research articles, four book chapters, and produced 32 Ph.Ds (+5 in progress). His research mainly involves synthesis of different graft copolymers, polymer nanocomposite, Polymer and supramolecular gelation, crystallization of polymers, polymer- biomolecular hybrids, polymer photo voltaics, polymer blends etc. In the synthesis field he grafted poly(vinylidene fluoride) and polythiophene with different thermo and pH sensitive polymers, for antifouling membrane, supertough and supergluing, optoelectronic and sensor materials, In polymer nanocomposites he improved mechanical, optoelectronic, conuctivity, dielectric and photovoltaic properties. He applied this composites in drug delivery, delectric, photovoltaic and super capacitors. In polymer and supramolecular gelation he elaborated mechanism of gelation using percolation theory, made conducting gels, hybrid gels used them in forming porous materials, opto-electronic materials, including sensors. In photovoltaics he replaced TiO2 with graphene polymer hybrids, engineered interface of perovskite solar cell and tuned band gap.