Membranes for Energy, Optics, and Electronics

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019) | Viewed by 358

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Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Interests: membrane; separation; barrier; permeation; diffusion; sorption; heat and mass transfer; polymer hybrid; thin film composite; CO2 capture; natural gas sweetening; hydrogen purification; biomass; renewable resources; microplastics; biodegradable; semi-conducting polymer; thermoelectric conversion; super-critical CO2
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, the role of membranes has been of growing importance in various industrial fields such as energy, optical and electronical applications. Membranes are generally required to have further functionalities and improved performance for each application. Great efforts have been made recently in research on the development of membrane materials, their applications, and their commercialization all over the world. Recent works on these applications also concentrate on green sustainable aspects, such as low carbon, green processes, energy-saving, biodegradable property, etc., to mitigate recent global environmental problems (e.g., global warming, air/ocean pollution, depletion of fossil fuels). 

This Special Issue broadly focuses on membrane applications for energy, optics and electronics. Therefore, this issue is focused on the following keywords: semiconducting materials, batteries, fuel cells, thermoelectric materials, electronic/electric materials, optical materials, separation/purification materials, barrier materials, etc. The topics of interest include not only the synthesis of novel membrane materials, membrane characterization, membrane performance and their applications, but also theoretical works.

The Guest Editor invites you to submit your original research or critical review articles to this Special Issue on “Membranes for Energy, Optics and Electronics”.

Dr. Shinji Kanehashi
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. Membranes 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 2700 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.


  • semiconducting materials
  • batteries
  • fuel cells
  • thermoelectric materials
  • electronic/electric materials
  • optical materials
  • separation/purification materials
  • barrier materials

Published Papers

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