Smart Materials and Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Textiles

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 168

Special Issue Editor

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: wearable technology; smart textiles; electromaterials; sensors; actuators; biomedical device; smart drug delivery; energy materials; carbon nanotubes; graphene; conducting polymers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Smart textiles are considered the next frontier for electronics, and recent developments in advanced technologies have led to the appearance of wearable electronics by fabricating, miniaturizing and embedding flexible smart materials into textiles. The combination of textiles and smart materials has led to the development of new capabilities in fabrics with the potential to change how athletes, patients, soldiers, first responders, and everyday consumers interact with their clothes and other textile products.

This Special Issue is motived by the observed growing interest in the design, fabrication and application of smart textiles in many fields. Textiles traditionally perform social and protective functions, but the addition of wearable electronics provides the means to produce a new generation of smart textiles. Over the years, many features have been explored regarding the functionality of smart textiles. Energy harvesting/storage, force/pressure measurement, porosity or color variation and sensors (movement, temperature, chemicals) are some of these functionalities. To build smart textiles on an industrial scale, manufacturing method and material selection are two important considerations. Such affordable smart textiles could fulfil diverse applications, ranging from work wear in specific industries to the near-infinite scenarios of personal use. However, performance, scalability, and cost problems have restricted the deployment of currently available smart textiles. The approach of new multifunctional nanocomposites materials and novel fabrication methods are essential to develop smart textiles.

Considering your prominent contribution in this interesting research field, I cordially invite you to submit a paper to this Special Issue through the journal webpage (Smart Materials and Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Textiles). Manuscripts should be submitted online before 30 November 2023. The submitted manuscripts will then be fast-track reviewed. I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know of your interest in contributing a paper at your earliest convenience. Research articles, review articles, perspectives, as well as communications and letters are invited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts are available on the journal’s website.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Javad Foroughi
Guest Editor

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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. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2900 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.


  • smart textiles
  • wearable technologies
  • smart materials
  • multifunctional nanocomposite textiles
  • e-textiles
  • smart textiles for biomedical application
  • wearable sensors
  • smart textiles for internet of things (IoT)

Published Papers

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