This reference, in its second edition, contains more than 7,500 polymeric material terms, including the names of chemicals, processes, formulae, and analytical methods that are used frequently in the polymer and engineering fields. In view of the evolving partnership between physical and life sciences, this title includes an appendix of biochemical and microbiological terms (thus offering previously unpublished material, distinct from all competitors.) Each succinct entry offers a broadly accessible definition as well as cross-references to related terms. Where appropriate to enhance clarity further, the volume's definitions may also offer equations, chemical structures, and other figures.
From a review of the first edition:
"Gooch (Georgia Inst. of Technology) here provides a very dense, broad-ranging, and sometimes surprisingly eclectic group of definitions, structural drawings, appendixes, and references. ... The ancillary tables and appendixes ... add context and provide ready reference. ... Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (S. M. Pilgrim, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (3), November, 2007)
Über den Autor
Dr. Jan W. Gooch earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Arkansas Polytechnic College and a Doctorate Degree of Philosophy in Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Gooch is currently an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an international consultant in the field of coatings technology, polymer science and engineering with twenty-seven years of research experience. Dr. Gooch was a Senior Engineer with Bechtel Group, Inc. and a Senior Scientist with Cook Paint & Varnish Company prior to joining the research faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Gooch added biomedical materials and applications to his experience by serving as a National Research Council Associate from 2001 to 2004 years at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research. Dr. Gooch has published one hundred and thirty-three journal papers and conference presentations, ten books and chapters, has been awarded fourteen patents and is affiliated with major national and international professional organizations. Dr. Gooch has assembled a comprehensive digest of scientific and engineering terms from a lengthy and successful career in polymeric materials and processing.
Title is also available as part of a set: Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (978-1-4419-6248-5)