Recent Advances in Multifunctional Hydrogel and Its Application

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: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 81

Special Issue Editors

School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Interests: functional materials; nanotechnology; Ion fixation and separation
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Dr. Shuang Pan
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Guest Editor
The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, School of Stomatology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China
Interests: regenerative medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogel is a three-dimensional network polymer formed by chemical and/or physical crosslinking in aqueous solution. Hydrogels are often highly absorbent and water-retaining so they can be used for adjusting humidity. Modified hydrogels have many other functions such as electrical property, mechanical property, temperature sensitive property, and so on. As a result, multifunctional hydrogel shows a significant and rapidly expanding role in many research areas. Hydrogels can be used as functional coatings, envelope structures, energy storage media, soil conservation, adsorption of harmful ions, and other applications in architecture, energy, and environment. Moreover, in the field of biomedicine and pharmacy, hydrogels can serve as drug carriers, wound healing dressing, tissue engineering scaffold, and other applications. Therefore, the design of novel hydrogels and their multifunctional applications present broad research prospects and need to be studied urgently.

This Special Issue fits into this framework and aims to gather research papers and review articles exploring novel multifunctional hydrogels and their application areas. The collected research topics include but are not limited to preparation and design of hydrogel, characterization, multifunctional evaluation, applications, numerical simulation, etc.

Dr. Yushi Liu
Dr. Shuang Pan
Guest Editors

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