Special Issue "Sustainable Bio-Based Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites Derived from Forests"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 438

Special Issue Editors

Material Science and Engineering College, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
Interests: nanocellulose; wood physics; aerogels; energy storage; water purification
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
Interests: biopolymers; polysaccharide; cellulose nanomaterials; cellulose nanofibers
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School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai 200120, China
Interests: bio-nanomaterial; silk; silk nanofiber; cellulose; bioinspired & biomimetic material
1. College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2. Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, 752 17 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: cellulose; cellulose modification; energy storage; supercapacitor; paper battery
College of Science & Mathematics, School of Health Professions, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Interests: cellulose; sustainable fabrication; electrospinning; catalysis; nanofiber
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forest resources, such as wood, are the most abundant natural bio-based polymer materials on the earth. They are sustainable and renewable, can be processed into various products such as furniture, buildings, and paper, and are widely applied in our daily life. Forest resources are mainly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. In the cell walls of wood, cellulose mainly exists as nanofibers and is embedded in hemicellulose and lignin matrixes. Thus, cellulose nanofibers can be obtained after removing the matrixes and disintegrating the wood cell walls. In addition, as natural polymers, various types of nanomaterials can be generated from cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin using different techniques such as electrospinning. With the fast development of nanoscience and nanotechnology, the pursuit for nanomaterials from forest-based resources has gained more and more attention. The as-produced bio-based nanomaterials and nanocomposites have illustrated a big potential as novel advanced materials for applications in many areas.

Hence, this Special Issue of Forests will report research and review articles to promote the development of sustainable bio-based nanomaterials and nanocomposites. We welcome high-quality papers related to forest resource-derived nanomaterials, with a specific focus on cellulose-, hemicellulose-, and lignin-derived nanomaterials and nanocomposites.

Prof. Dr. Wenshuai Chen
Prof. Dr. Min Wu
Prof. Dr. Shengjie Ling
Prof. Dr. Zhaohui Wang
Prof. Dr. Ping Lu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Forests 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.


  • wood
  • bio-based nanomaterials
  • sustainable
  • cellulose
  • hemicellulose
  • lignin
  • bionanocomposite
  • nanopaper
  • nanoparticle
  • aerogel

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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