Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Brajesh Kumar

TATA College, Kolhan University

A pioneering researcher in Nanoscience, Green chemistry, Spectroscopy, appointed editorial member of various journals and holder of two registered patents.


Green Synthesis Chemical Synthesis In-Situ Polymerization Transmission Electron Microscopy Infrared Spectroscopy Melting Point Viscosity Storage Devices Photocatalysts Nanoparticles Nanofibres Graphene

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Biocomposites are natural fibre-reinforced biopolymers or synthetic fibres which remain bonded together by physical or chemical interactions, but retain their individual physical or chemical identities. In other words, biocomposites are composite materials that consist of either polymer matrix or filler derived from biological resources. They have been widely used in numerous applications such as storage devices, photocatalysts, packaging, furniture, automotive, biosensors, energy, construction, and so forth due to their great versatility and satisfactory performance. The properties of biological derived composite materials are superior in many respects to those of the individual components. Its melting point and viscosity are influenced by the type of polymer matrix, while mechanical properties are governed to a large extent by the type and amount of filler. Its applications are based on their physical, mechanical, and processing properties.

These days, many investigators have been developing these materials via ecofriendly method using lignocellulose, keratin, silk, rice straw, paper sludge, coconut coir, polylactic-co-glycolic acid, alginate, chitosan, graphene, gelatin, dextran, starch, xanthum gum, etc., as an alternative to conventional materials due to their many advantages such as sustainability, nontoxic nature, biodegradability, low cost, etc.

The proposed book will focus on composites made from natural materials (natural fibres and biopolymers) and to relate the physical, mechanical, electrical, structural and biological parameters to biomedical, pharmaceutical and engineering applications. It is intended for academia, professionals, scientists and graduate as well as undergraduate students without any geographical limitations.

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Date completed: October 13th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 10th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: January 9th 2021

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Review results due: March 30th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 29th 2021

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About the editor

Brajesh Kumar

TATA College, Kolhan University

Dr. Brajesh Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor and Head in the Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, TATA College, Chaibasa, India. He received a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India. His research interest is in the development of sustainable and eco-friendly techniques for: (a) nanoparticles synthesis and their applications for environmental remediation,(b) active films of organic solar cells, (c) nanomedicine, (d) sensors, (e) natural product extraction, purification and analysis, (f) natural polymers, (g) peptide chemistry, (h) microwave and ultrasound assisted organic synthesis and (i) organic synthesis. Dr. Brajesh Kumar has been credited for different national and international fellowships and he has also worked as a faculty member in various universities of India, Ecuador, and South Korea. He has also published numerous SCI/ SCIE/ Scopus research articles and is also an active reviewer of more than 50 Journals.

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