Advances in Antibacterial Coatings: From Materials to Applications, 2nd Edition

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: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 61

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School of Materials and Energy, Southwest University Chongqing, Chongqing 400715, China
Interests: polymer chemistry; surface engineering; antibacterial materials; antifouling/antibacterial coatings; medical implants
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Institute for Advanced Materials, Jiangsu University, Xuefu Road 301, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: peptide-based materials; antimicrobial materials; self-assembly; smart biointerface
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the successful first edition of "Advances in Antibacterial Coatings: From Materials to Applications" (, we are pleased to announce the upcoming Special Issue of Coatings, entitled "Advances in Antibacterial Coatings: From Materials to Applications, 2nd Edition".

Healthcare-acquired infections and emerging multi-drug resistance (MDR) have become an urgent global challenge that demands innovative alternative tools, technologies, and strategies to combat bacterial infections. Considering the recent advancements in materials science and nanotechnology, the formulation of novel antibacterial surface coating technology as a component of advanced functional biomaterials remains a top research goal. In particular, the surface-independent universal smart antibacterial coatings with contact-killing or on-demand antibiotics release profiles have attracted increasing attention in biomedical devices, drug delivery platforms, and implantable materials. Advanced functional antibacterial coatings consisting of natural entities, functional polymers, biomolecules, antibiotics, and nanomaterials were used to eliminate bacterial infections and biofilm formation in biomaterials. Moreover, antibacterial coatings have been applied in various platforms covering other essential topics, including antibacterial photothermal therapy (APTT), antibacterial photodynamic therapy (APDT), tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biosensors, and bioelectronics.

I invite authors to contribute original research articles and review articles that will provide a forum for sharing information on recent progress and advancements in antibacterial coatings by presenting and discussing potential topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Antibacterial formulations and coatings;
  • Bio-inspired universal antibacterial coatings;
  • Contact-killing surfaces;
  • Release-killing surfaces;
  • Hydrophillic antifouling coatings;
  • Superhydrophobic antibacterial coatings;
  • Smart interfaces;
  • Photothermal agent-integrated coatings;
  • Photosensitizer-integrated coatings.

Prof. Dr. Liqun Xu
Dr. Lei Liu
Guest Editors

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  • surface coatings
  • polymers
  • nanohybrids
  • antibacterial
  • antifouling
  • bio-inspired coatings
  • phototherapy

Published Papers

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