The Advanced Materials Series (AM series) intends to provide recent advancements of the fascinating field of advanced materials science and technology, particularly in the area of structure, synthesis and processing, characterization, advanced-state properties and applications. It has about 30 volumes till 2016. The volumes cover theoretical and experimental approaches of molecular device materials, biomimetic materials, hybrid-type composite materials, functionalized polymers, supramolecular systems, information- and energy-transfer materials, bio based and biodegradable or environmental friendly materials. Each volume is devoted to one broad subject and the multi-disciplinary aspects are drawn out in full. The books are comprehensive and represents the cutting edge of science. They are written for a broad readership including researchers and students from diverse backgrounds including chemistry, physics, materials science & engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology and biomedical engineering.