Carbonaceous Materials for Sustainable Energy and Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 561

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International Centre for Research on Innovative Bio-based Materials, ICRI-BioM, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Interests: antimicrobial food packaging/biomedical devices; CO2 conversion; green H2 production; self-cleaning coatings; energy storage devices
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Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38541, Korea
Interests: nanomaterials; energy; environmental; catalysis; chemistry
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International Centre for Research on Innovative Bio-Based Materials, ICRI-BioM, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Interests: graphene materials; upcycling of agricultural waste; CO2 conversion; electrochemical biosensors; biowaste-derived polymer hybrid scaffolds for implants and drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern science shows the significance of functional and smart materials to advance sustainable ecosystems and human well-being. Recent studies have demonstrated a great deal of interest in carbonaceous nanomaterials (CNMs) for their potential applications in green hydrogen (H2) production, energy storage, carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion and capture, and biomedical research. There are diverse morphologies and structures of CNMs, each with unique electrical, mechanical, optical, thermal, and chemical properties. Typically, CNMs include zero-dimensional (fullerenes, nanodiamonds, and graphene/carbon quantum dots), one-dimensional (carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers), and two-dimensional (graphene and its derivatives) features. The multifunctionality of CNMs offers tremendous benefits in addressing state-of-the-art challenges in the global energy, environment, and medical sectors. Moreover, these environmentally benign materials are relatively cost-effective, and they can be fabricated through sustainable strategies with minimal energy consumption. The intriguing properties of CNMs have inspired extensive research in biomedical and energy fields. Several investigations have been carried out on the next-generation CNMs to enhance the efficiency and biocompatibility and tune the functional features. The main scope of this Special Issue is to explore the recent findings of CNMs for energy and biomedical applications.

We are pleased to invite submissions in the form of original research articles, communications, prospects, and short reviews that reflect the key findings of CNMs on the following topics:

  • Hybrid energy technologies;
  • Green hydrogen;
  • Antimicrobial applications;
  • Bioderived carbonaceous nanomaterials;
  • Fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors;
  • CO2 capture and conversion;
  • Syngas conversion;
  • Biosensors;
  • Diagnosis;
  • Dentistry and gene delivery;
  • Biomedicine;
  • Tissue engineering and biomedical applications;
  • Development of novel CNMs, including functional modifications and performance evaluations.

This Special Issue is not limited to the above-mentioned topics but also welcomes manuscripts on the significance of CNMs for electrocatalysis (ORR, OER, and HER), membranes, immunogenicity, photodynamic therapy, chemotherapy, triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs), photovoltaics, 3D printing, computational studies, green synthesis, and scaffolds.

Dr. Vignesh Kumaravel
Prof. Dr. Misook Kang
Dr. Sadanand Pandey
Dr. Lekshmi Gopakumari Satheesh Chandran
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  • carbon
  • graphene
  • sustainable energy
  • CO2
  • battery
  • supercapacitors
  • electrocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • drug delivery
  • biomedical
  • bioenergy
  • biochar
  • g-C3N4

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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