Yanfei Xu

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Yanfei Xu joined the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst as an assistant professor in 2019. She became an adjunct assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department in the fall of 2020. Before joining UMass, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before joining MIT, she passionately pursued GENIUS research funded by the European Commission and secured Marie-Curie Fellowships with major European institutions and companies. Dr. Xu received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Nankai University, China.

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Polymers have infiltrated almost every aspect of modern technology, as they have wide applications ranging from building insulation and firefighter uniforms to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and electronics packaging. However, common polymers are flammable. Inflammability and thermal insulation properties in polymers are important for specific applications. This book discusses recent advances in developing eco-friendly, flame-retardant, and thermally insulative polymer-based materials. It not only focuses on developments of high-performance flame retardants, but also examines flame retardant behaviors in polymers. Eco-friendly polymers with superior flame retardancy, extraordinary thermal insulation, and excellent mechanical strength will provide new opportunities for existing and future applications.

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