The field of encapsulation, especially microencapsulation, is a rapidly growing area of research and product development. Applications of Encapsulation and Controlled Release offers a broad perspective on a variety of applications and processes, including, up-to-date research, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. Written at a level comprehensible to non-experts, it is a rich source of technical information and current practices in research and industry.
Munmaya Mishra, Ph.D., is a polymer scientist who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. He has been engaged in research, management, technology innovations, and product development. He currently holds research and technical management responsibility at Altria Research Center and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of three Taylor & Francis' renowned polymer journals. He has contributed immensely to multiple aspects of polymer applications, including encapsulation and controlled release technologies. He has authored and coauthored hundreds of scientific articles, is the author or editor of eight books, and holds over 70 US patents, over 50 US patent-pending applications, and over 100 world patents. He has received numerous recognitions and awards. He is the editor-in-chief of the recently published 11-volume Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials and the Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications. He founded the International Society of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials as well as a scientific meeting titled Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering, which has gained international recognition and is under the sponsorship of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.