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Faheem Uddin

University of Karachi

A pioneering researcher in clay utilization in fiber and polymer, received the HEC Best Research Paper Award for clay research, Fellow of Textile Institute, and appointed as secretary ASRB, NED University, professor BUITEMS, and DIHE, and currently associated with Karachi University.


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Sustainable, and environment- friendly effects in products and materials are the current realization of the modern material world. Natural substances are perceived to provide the material, structure, and products that may offer increased acceptability in terms of sustainable performance with minimum or no hazard to the environment.

Montmorillonite, obtained from natural clay, has more recently demonstrated in many research studies to offer useful effects in material and products. Therefore, the interest in the study and evaluation of montmorillonite structure, properties, and modifications become important. Montmorillonite- polymer composites, and additive applications in paint, coating, fiber, metallurgy, and material structure, etc., are required for improved effects.

The aim of this book to provide an important source of understanding and development made in the study of montmorillonite. The book will cover topics including extraction, structure, and properties, modification (chemical and physical), applications and effects, montmorillonite- polymer composite, additive applications, and environmental issues related to the particle size, application, and usage.

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Date completed: October 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 25th 2021

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Faheem Uddin

University of Karachi

Prof. Dr. Faheem Uddin has a PhD degree in textile special finish processing from the University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. His current research and study interests are processing and utilization of fibers, textiles, clays, and their composite structures. Special technical effects including flame retardancy, heat resistance, cellulose/cotton cross-linking, and energy conservation in fiber materials processing are of particular interest. He is fellow of The Textile Institute, United Kingdom. He received the Best Research Paper Award by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, and the Research Productivity Award, PSF, Pakistan. Dr. Uddin is principal author of over 40 peer-reviewed research publications and has presented his research at several international conferences. He is member of several editorial boards of research journals and served as professor and chairperson at the Technology Department at Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (DIHE), Karachi. Previously he served as associate professor and secretary at the Advanced Study and Research Board at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, and professor at BUITEMS, Quetta.

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