Matheus Poletto

University of Caxias Do SulBrazil

Matheus Poletto is professor and researcher at Universidade de Caxias do Sul. He is an expert in composite science, working with thermoplastic composites and cellulosic materials. He has published over 80 scientific articles and conference papers and several book chapters. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil, and his PhD in Materials Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Professor Poletto currently works with cellulosic and lignocellulosic materials, studying the effect of fiber composition on the thermal and mechanical properties of polymer composite materials. He is also member of the Polymer Laboratory Research Group at Universidade de Caxias do Sul.

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Cellulose - Fundamental Aspects and Current Trends consists of 10 chapters written by international subject matter experts investigating the characteristics and current applications of this fascinating material. This book will help the reader to develop a deeper understanding about the concepts related to cellulose and the nanocellulose structure, modification, production, dissolution, and application. Biosynthesis mechanisms and medical applications of microbial cellulose are also discussed. This book will serve as the starting point for materials science researchers, engineers, and technologists from diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and engineering who want to know and better understand the unique characteristics of the most abundant biopolymer on earth.

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