Special Issue "Functional Coatings: From Synthesis Challenges to Antimicrobial Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2017
Interests: laser processing of thin films; nanobiotechnologies; nanostructured thin films technology; surface physics and engineering
Interests: nanomaterials; polymer nanocomposites; 2D and 3D materials; biopolymers; drug delivery; organic/inorganic hybrids; sol–gel chemistry; polymers synthesis; 3D Bioprinting
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Polymers: Biopolymers for Biomedical Applications
Special Issue in Polymers: Biopolymers for Biomedical Applications II
Special Issue in Coatings: Advances in Thin Films and Coatings
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Antimicrobial Nanostructured Coatings: The Latest Progress and Prospect
Special Issue in Coatings: Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications
During the last decade, attention has been drawn toward the design, synthesis, and characterization of efficient antimicrobial coatings. The term “functional coatings” will cover both their intrinsic (e.g., superhydrophobicity, antimicrobial, self-stratification) and stimuli-responsive functionality (e.g., self-healing, shape-memory), with potential use in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutics, etc.
This Special Issue aims to present brief correspondence, research papers, and review articles addressing problems and recent developments in surface modifications, namely coatings which incorporate different active agents (polymers, polysaccharides, essential oils, plant extracts, antimicrobial peptides, etc.), with antibacterial and antimicrobial applications.
Of special interest for this Special Issue are the techniques (including but not limited to spin-coating, dip-coating, atomic layer deposition, and chemical or physical vapor deposition) applied for obtaining these functional coatings.
Topics of interest include:
- Coatings for specific microorganisms
- Films/coatings to reduce microbial contamination
- Organic coatings
- Nanocomposite films
- Natural materials in antimicrobial coatings
Dr. Irina Negut
Dr. Valentina Grumezescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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