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Self-Healing Materials

Paul Sunday Nnamchi

Northumbria University


Self-Healing Materials Mechanical Properties Self-repairing Healing Characteristics Ballistic Self Repair Nano-beam Healing Repair Agent Mimicking Biological Systems Self Healing Technologies Materials Safety Polymer-Matrix Composites Autonomic Repair

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Self-healing materials (SHM’s) belong to a class of materials, which have the ability to feel the failure and respond in a self-reliant trend to repair or restore structural characteristics when damaged. SHM’s have drawn significant attention and enthusiasm in recent years in a broad range of commercial applications, due to their implications for material safety, enhanced performance and expanded material lifetime; this commercial development has been supported by fundamental and applied research studies. Polymers or elastomers are the most common types of self-healing materials however self-healing covers all classes of materials, including metals, ceramics, and cementitious materials. Healing mechanisms vary from an intrinsic repair of the material to the addition of a repair agent contained in a microscopic vessel. This book aims to provide a timely survey of recent strategies and tactics to accomplishing self-healing functionalities. Contributions addressing the attributes can also be discussed; including a historical overview, summary of current advances and new opportunities.

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Paul Sunday Nnamchi

Northumbria University

Current Employment  Materials Engineering Research Professor: Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu  Research/ Module leader: Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani, Enugu State Nigeria. Key Achievements including Academic Record  Strategic academic leadership and management experience across three universities including senior academic roles as Associate, Associate head Learning and Teaching and Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator., University of Nigeria Nsukka  Materials Science and Engineering senior researcher in end-user performance and technology in materials design to over 40 publications plus 4 under review, including top quartile journals and refereed international conference papers.  Leading expert on partnership development to open up access to higher education and improve student employability.  Editor, Associate Editor, Guest Editor and Reviewer for leading material science and engineering and education research journals  Leading contributions to the materials science discipline exemplified through journal reviewing and membership of the academic panel for the three materials science and engineering editorial board.  Financial acumen gained through the management of externally funded projects and direct responsibility for postgraduate and CPD income targets at Northumbria University.  Continual academic, personal and professional development including leadership programs, attendance and presentation at conferences and events such as HEA seminars, NACE corrosion events, annual materials research society conferences, and professional training and certification.  Successful supervision of 4 Ph.D., 2 MPhil student, and over 10 undergraduate supervisions.  Direct management experience across a range of staff including academic, technical, research and administrative teams; currently line manager for two post-doctoral researchers and 1 Professional doctorate student.  Substantial knowledge and experience of green and sustainable materials development, renewable energy modeling, waste management quality assurance and reliability, Employment History (with key achievements) Current role – Professor of Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu  Developed new technologies in engineered green materials and demonstrated their performance urban and rural development sustainability in a wide variety of service conditions including high temperature, high pressure, sour and other corrosive services Previous Roles July 2017- July 2019 lecturer / senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical & Construction Engineering Northumbria University, United Kingdom 2014 – 2016 Senior Academic, Postgraduate coordinator teaching and learning, Dept. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 2013 – 2014 Principal Research and Development Engineer II, INTECSEA Europe, Delft, The Netherlands 2011 – 2013 Research Associate – Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Sheffield University, United Kingdom 2006 – 2010 Research Engineer, Max Planck Institute for Iron & Steel Research, Dusseldorf, Germany 2008 - 2010 Lecturer 1, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. 2002 - 2004 Corrosion Engineer – Pipeline and Cathodic Protection Engineering, Shell Petroleum Development Company Ogunu-Warri, Delta State Nigeria 2000 - 2002 Trainee Engineer – Logistic and Offshore Facilities Maintenance focal office, Shell Petroleum Development Company Edjeba Warri, Delta State Nigeria Academic Qualifications 2013 Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom 2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics of Materials Science, Oxford University, United Kingdom. 2006 MSc: Materials Science and Engineering Delft University of Technology (TuDelft), The Netherlands 1999 B.Eng. with honors: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Nigeria Professional interest  Sustainable material engineering design, Environmental friendly Construction and manageability  Mentoring postdoctoral associates and graduate, undergraduate, and high school students in topics at the forefront of science and engineering  Advance innovative atomic-scale simulation methods to enable material design and discovery  Develop atomic-scale structure-property relationships for materials, with an emphasis on correlating microstructural, interfacial, and surface structures with electronic properties, chemical reactivity, mechanical properties, and stability  Develop atomic-scale structure-property relationships for materials, with an emphasis on correlating microstructural, interfacial, and surface structures with electronic properties, chemical reactivity, mechanical properties, and stability Professional Membership 2018 Member, Institute of Chartered Engineer, (C.Eng.), United Kingdom 2018 Member, Institute of Chartered Scientist, (C.Sci.), United Kingdom (C.Sci.) 2017 Fellow Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, (FIMMM), United Kingdom 2015 Member European Biomaterials Society 2015 Regional Chairman Nigeria Materials Research Society 2012 Registered COREN Professional Engineer, membership (R.2450) 2010 Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, (NACE), United States 2010 Member, American Society of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers (ASMME) 2010 Member, Materials Research Society of the U.S, (MRS) Editorial Boards Membership  Editorial Board Member: ACS Applied Bio Materials  Editorial Board Member: Nigeria Journal of Metallurgical and Material Engineering  Editorial Board Member: Current scientific research in Biomedical Sciences (CSRBS) Paper Reviews for Peer-Reviewed Journals  Journal of alloys and compounds  Materials Research Express (Institute of Physics, UK)  Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters  Nigeria Journal of Metallurgical and Material Engineering  Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH),

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