Advances in Hydrophobic Surfaces, Texturing, and Coatings: Unveiling the Future of Surface Engineering

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2024 | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editors

TecNM/Instituto Tecnologico de Oaxaca, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Calz. Tecnologico #125, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca C.P. 68030, Mexico
Interests: coatings; laser surface texturing; wear of machine elements; tribology of EV; E-mobility; tribocorrosion; composite materials; natural fibers; nanoparticles; PCM materials; lubricants and additives; nanotribology
Prof. Dr. Javier Lara-Romero
Guest Editor
Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico
Interests: materials; nanomaterials; chemistry; nanotechnology; polymer chemistry; tribology
Dr. Melvyn Alvarez Vera
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial y Mecánica, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Cholula, Mexico
Interests: coating technology; deposition coating; surface engineering; surface coating; casting; texture mapping; tribology; mechanical testing; material characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Coatings explores the significance of hydrophobic surfaces, texturing techniques, and coatings in tribology, materials science, and surface engineering. Hydrophobic surfaces have immense potential across various industries. They enhance aerospace efficiency, improve energy production, and prevent infections in medical devices. Surface texturing, achieved through laser ablation and chemical etching, complements hydrophobicity by introducing self-cleaning and anti-fogging properties. Advanced coatings, composed of specialized polymers or nanoparticles, further enhance hydrophobicity and find applications in automotive and marine industries.

This Special Issue showcases the latest research in this field, highlighting its essential role in shaping future science and technology. It anticipates ground-breaking insights and applications to drive progress toward a more sustainable and technologically advanced world. Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Advanced surface engineering methods for creating hydrophobic surfaces;
  2. Nanotechnology and nanomaterials applications in hydrophobic coatings and surface texturing;
  3. Biomedical applications to expand the use of hydrophobic surfaces and coatings in the medical field;
  4. Environmental Impact and implications of hydrophobic materials and coatings;
  5. Hydrophobic surfaces in energy production, storage, and transportation;
  6. Integration of hydrophobic technologies with smart surfaces and sensors;
  7. Tribology of hydrophobic surfaces and coatings;
  8. Electrochemistry for micro and nanostructuring of hydrophobic surfaces.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

Prof. Dr. Fernando Chiñas-Castillo
Prof. Dr. Javier Lara-Romero
Dr. Melvyn Alvarez Vera
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • hydrophobic surfaces
  • laser surface texturing (LST)
  • coatings tribology
  • advanced coatings
  • advanced surface engineering
  • biomedical and engineering applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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