LSU Chemistry Professor Edits Groundbreaking Book in Materials Science
BATON ROUGE – John A. Pojman, professor of macromolecular science and director of graduate studies in the LSU Department of Chemistry, is co-editor of a new book from the science publisher Wiley, titled “Nonlinear Dynamics with Polymers: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications.”
Nonlinear dynamics is the study of systems that exhibit temporal and/or spatial self-organization. “In other words, nonliving systems can form patterns in space and time on their own,” said Pojman. “With insights gained from chemical and mechanical systems, scientists are using nonlinear dynamics to understand arrhythmias in the human heart and how embryos develop.”
Pojman is a pioneer in the application of nonlinear dynamics to polymers, and his research team is developing improved adhesives and coatings using approaches discussed in the book.
According to the publisher’s description, Pojman’s book is the “first comprehensive handbook on this hot topic [that] covers all aspects, including material science, biopolymers, gels, phase separating systems and frontal polymerization.”
Pojman came to LSU in 2008 after 18 years at The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information about his work, visit http://www.pojman.com/.
To learn more about the book, visit http://www.wileych.de/publish/en/books/bySubjectCH00/ISBN3-527-32529-8/?sID=8akhnbn0n9j98g0htq78tg3t14.