Dr Mustafa Akay is a retired Senior Lecturer from the School of Engineering at the University of Ulster. He obtained the degrees of BSc and PhD from UMIST, and previously worked at Donald Macpherson & Co Ltd., Bury; Viking Pulp and Paper Mill, Izmir, and the Middle East Technical University, Ankar
This book covers polymerisation and polymers at a basic level, with emphasis on the delineation of the concepts and their relevance in practical terms. Highlighting the attractive features of polymers as engineering materials, it should appeal to those involved in learning and teaching as well as those working in the polymer-related industry. Topics include polymerisation, production methods for polymers and physical, mechanical and thermal properties. As a textbook it can be covered in two halves, concentrating on polymer-chemistry and polymer-physics related topics.