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Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials

Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials

Series Ed.: Kumar Thakur, Vijay

ISSN: 2367-0061

About the Series Editor:

Prior to commencing in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University, Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur was working as a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, U.S.A (2013-2016). Some of his other prior significant appointments include being a Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2009-2012) and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU–Taiwan. He did his post-doctoral study in Materials Science & Engineering at Iowa State University (USA) and received Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry (2009) at the National Institute of Technology. He received his B.Sc. (Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics); B.Ed. and M.Sc. degree in Organic Chemistry from the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.

In his academic career, he has published more than 100 SCI journal research articles

6000) in the field of chemical sciences/materials science and holds one United States patent. Among these, 10 of his research papers have been highlighted as "Highly Cited Papers” in Web of Science (less than 1% of published papers receive this ranking) while 3 papers have been highlighted as "Hot Papers" (Hot papers are selected by virtue of being cited among the top one-tenth of one percent-0.1%) in a current bimonthly period in Web of Science). He is an editorial board member of several SCI peer reviewed international journals as well as member of scientific bodies around the globe.


International Advisory Board

Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology


Rajender S. Varma, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Akon Higuchi, National Central University, Taiwan

Steven E.J. Bell,  Queen's University, UK

Vitaliy Khutorya

nskiy, University of Reading, UK

Yogendra Kumar Mishra, University of Kiel, Germany

Michael R. Kessler, North Dakota State University, USA

Kristiina Oksman, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Stephen Rimmer, University of Bradford, UK 

Carsten Werner, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research,   Germany 

Shyni Varghese, University of California, San Diego, USA

Sandra Van Vlierberghe, Ghent University, Belgium

Rinti Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Santanu Dhara, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Roberto Gazzeri, San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, Rome, Italy

Sabu Thomas, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Zhongmin Jin, University of Leeds, UK

Raju Kumar Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Dirk Kuckling, Paderborn University, Germany

Pratheep Kumar Annamalai, The University of Queensland, Australia

Youssef Ha

bibi, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,  Luxembourg 

Tom McDonald, University of Liverpool, UK

Esmaiel Jabbari, University of South Carolina, USA

Jun-ichi Kadokawa, Kagoshima University, Japan

Amit Bhatnagar, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Falk Liebner, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Michael Nugent, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland

Dilip Deepan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Katarina Novakovic, Newcastle University, UK

Slawomir Kadlubowski, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Miriam C.  Strumia, University National of Cordoba, Argentina

Diana Costa, CI

CS-UBI, Portugal

Stergios Pispas, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

Viness Pillay, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Andrei Jitianu, City University of New York, USA

Judit Borsa, Óbuda University, Budapest, Hun


Vikas Rana, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Piotr Kuśtrowski, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Wei Seong Toh, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Amit Das, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research,   Germany 

Vera Alvarez, NTEMA (CONICET-UNMdP) Argentina

Stefan Ioan Voicu, University Politehnica from Bucharest, Romania.


Sergejs Gaidukovs, Riga Technical University, Latvia


Adriana Kovalcik, Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic


Hua Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Ben B. Xu, Northumbria University , UK


Ali Ayoub, North Carolina State University, USA


Bing Xu, Brandeis University, USA


Thomas Howard, Newcastle University, UK


David Fulton, Newcastle University, UK


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