Functional Polymer Films: 2 Volume Set

Functional Polymer Films: 2 Volume Set

Editor(s): Wolfgang Knoll, Rigoberto C. Advincula

Print ISBN: 9783527321902

Online ISBN: 9783527638482

DOI: 10.1002/9783527638482

Author Biography

About the Author

Wolfgang Knoll is scientific executive director of the newly founded Austrian Institute of Technology. Previously, he was one of the Directors at the MPI for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. A biophysicist by training, he spent time at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California before his habilitation at the Technical University of Munich in 1986. From 1991 to 1999, he was Head of Laboratory for Exotic Nanomaterials hosted by the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Wako, Japan. In 1992, he was also appointed Consulting Professor at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, California. He is the 2003 recipient of the Eugen and Inge Seibold Award of the German Science Foundation, receivedthe 2008 Exner Medal of the Austrian Trade Association and was elected in 2010 as a regular member to the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
. His current research interests include in particular structure-property relationships of polymeric and other organic systems in thin films and at functionalized surfaces.

Rigoberto Advincula is Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston, Texas. He obtained his chemistry degrees from the University of Florida (Ph.D.) and the University of the Philippines (B.S.). He has published some 380 papers, including 155 peer-reviewed publications, 11 patents (and pending), and has co-edited the book on Polymer Brushes (Wiley-VCH 2005). He currently serves as Editor of Reactive and Functional Polymers and is on the Editorial Boards of Chemistry of Materials, ACS-Applied Materials and Interfaces, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Research, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, and Polymer for Advance Technologies journals. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and also a Fellow of both the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) and the Polymer Chemistry Divisions of the ACS.