Colloids and Colloid Assemblies: Synthesis, Modification, Organization and Utilization of Colloid Particles

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Frank Caruso
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 13, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 621 pages
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Written by outstanding experts in the colloids field, this book deals with the recent developments in the synthesis, modification, utilization and application of colloids. The types covered range from metal nanoparticles through to inorganic particles and polymer latexes. Strategies for their modification to impart new properties will be outlined and ordered assemblies derived from colloid particles and some applications for colloids are shown.
A multidisciplinary audience spread throughout academia and industry alike will certainly appreciate this first concise collection of knowledge in book form for this topic.

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About the author (2006)

Frank Caruso’s research interests are in the areas of tailored colloidal systems, polymers at interfaces, protein architectures and nonocomposites thin films.
He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons), first class, and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from The University of Melbourne, Australia (1989 and 1994). He went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the Division of Chemicals and Polymers, CSIRO, Melbourne, and then joined the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Berlin, Germany, as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in 1997. In 1999 he became Group Leader at the MPI. In 2002, he returned to The University of Melbourne (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) as Professor and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow.
Apart from his fellowships, Prof. Caruso has been awarded other prizes for his scientific achievements, including the MPICI award for research excellence (1998), a research award for young achievers in the biosciences from the German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology (1999), the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Rennie Memorial Medal (2000) and the Royal Society of Chemistry-RACI Exchange Medal (2001).
He is a member of the International Advisory Boards of the Wiley-VCH journal Advanced Functional Materials and the American Chemical Society journal Chemistry of Materials. To date, his scientific work has been published in over 115 refereed journal papers and several book chapters, and has yielded 10 patents.

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