Advanced Functional Coatings and Materials for Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Engineering for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2025 | Viewed by 78

Special Issue Editor

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: MXenes; carbon materials; nanomaterials; battery; supercapacitors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the pursuit of sustainable energy solutions, the critical significance of advanced functional coatings and materials is paramount, particularly within the domains of energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. The lack of comprehensive research on coatings and materials utilized in electrodes, collectors, and separators has resulted in challenges such as slow kinetic speed and low energy conversion efficiency in reactions. Thus, there exists an urgent need to enhance the efficiency of energy production processes and optimize storage capacities. This Special Issue is positioned to accelerate advancements in the development and deployment of novel materials and coatings customized for diverse applications, encompassing but not limited to solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and thermoelectric devices.

Within this Special Issue, we enthusiastically welcome research articles and reviews that delve into various facets of advanced functional coatings and materials for energy applications. Prospective topics for submissions include, but are not confined to, the following:

  • Exploration of novel materials and coatings aimed at enhancing energy conversion efficiency;
  • Utilization of advanced characterization techniques for the evaluation of functional coatings;
  • Innovations in nanomaterials and functional coatings tailored specifically for energy applications;
  • Challenges and opportunities associated with the scaling up of functional coatings.

Dr. Maiwen Zhang
Guest Editor

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.


  • energy harvesting
  • energy conversion
  • energy storage
  • functional coatings
  • advanced materials
  • advanced characterizations
  • nanomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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