Recent Advances in Biotribology

A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 509

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Centro de Química Estrutural, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: controlled drug release; biomaterials characterization; biotribology; adsorption of biomolecules onto biomaterials; sterilization
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Center for Product Development and Technology Transfer and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Setúbal School of Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal
Interests: aditive manufacturing; dental materials; hard coatings; tribology; tribocorrosion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of the tribological behaviour of biological systems and biomaterials designed to be used in sliding surfaces in the human body has been the target of increasing interest in recent decades. Knowledge of the involved friction, wear, and lubrication mechanisms is critical to understand not only how natural systems work and the origin of their damages, but also to develop new materials and devices with increased longevity and/or that provide greater comfort.

This Special Issue aims to gather information on the most recent works and technological advances in the field of biotribology as well as contribute to the development of this multidisciplinary discipline, letting actual challenges and opportunities be known.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper to be published in this Special Issue. Original research articles and reviews are welcome on research areas that may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Orthopaedics tribology (e.g., synovial joints, such as hip, knee, and others; interaction bone/screws/plates);
  • Oral tribology (e.g., natural teeth; tongue; mandibular joints; dental implants; and dental restorations);
  • Cardiovascular tribology (e.g., cardiac valves; artificial heart pumps; and stents);
  • Skin tribology (e.g., artificial skin; orthothesis; injuries associated with sports; cosmetics and skin care; tactile perception);
  • Ocular tribology (e.g., contact lenses, ocular surfaces, and lubricant fluids).

Dr. Ana Paula Serro
Dr. Celio Gabriel Figueiredo Pina
Guest Editors

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. Lubricants 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.

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