The book gives a state-of-art overview on all aspects of micro- and nanomechanics of polymers, polymeric blends, and composites. Major issues tackled include experimental techniques to study the mechanical performance of polymer systems, especially with respect to molecular, supermolecular and filler architectures on suitable model materials; prediction methods for the mechanical performance (short and long term properties); modeling tools and approaches. All these aspects are highlighted for polymeric systems of both academic and practical relevance.
M.Sc., Technical University of Budapest,
Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Budapest,
Hungary (1969-74), Ph.D., Lomonossov Moscow University of Fine Chemical Technology, Moscow, USSR(1983),D.Sc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (1991)
Professional Experience: Sci. coworker, laboratory head (1974-83), Chief engineer (1983-87), guest scientist, professor (1987-91), Professor on Chemical Engineering (1992), Technical University of Budapest.
Awards and Recognitions: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany (1985-86), Fellow of the Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS) (1993), Honorary doctor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2004)
Editorial Board Member: Plastics, Rubber and Composites (1983-),
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials (1989 - 93), Journal of Polymer Engineering (1989 -93), Mechanics of Composite Materials (1991-2005), Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2002-), Progress in Plastics, Rubber and Recycling Technology (2004-)
M.S., Sofia University,
Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia,
Bulgaria (1954-59), Ph.D., Lomonossov State University, Moscow, USSR(1962-66),D.Sc., Sofia University, Sofia (1982)
Selected Service: Vice President, Sofia University (1987-89), Founder and Head of Laboratory on Structure and Properties of Polymers, Sofia University (1984).
Professional Experience: Assistant Professor (1960-71), Associate Professor (1972-87), Professor of Polymer Chemistry (1987), Sofia University.
Awards and Recognitions: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, (1971-72), Fellow of the Ministry of Education of: Egypt (1985), India (1989), Turkey (1993), Spain (1996), Portugal (1999), of JSPS (Japan) (1990), of USIA (USA) (1990), Fellow of the Humboldt Research Award, Germany (2000), of the NATO-Spain Award (2002).
Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Polymeric Materials (1992 -), Applied Composite Materials (1994 - 97),