Smart and Advanced Coatings and Membranes for Cementitious Surfaces

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Membranes and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 6 June 2025 | Viewed by 442

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CERENA, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Rovisco Pais, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: biomass and wastes conversion and valorization; bio-based chemicals and products; bio-based polymers
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Centro de Química Estrutural, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: polyurethane composites; coatings; membranes and functional materials

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Centro de Química Estrutural, Institute of Molecular Sciences and Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: extraction; supercritical fluid extraction; physical chemistry; thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; vapor–liquid equilibrium

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Centre for Natural Resources and the Environment (CERENA), Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: coatings; membranes; materials; IER

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membranes and coatings are primary applied for the barrier protection of various substrates in their typical environments. Such materials are employed in a myriad of applications, such as concrete protection or repair, water purification, gas separation processes and emerging applications such as fuel cells and lithium batteries. Their numerous advantages are affected by several factors, such as formation and ageing processes, their life cycle and the surrounding environment, just to mention a few. It is a hot topic with a constant need for novel findings and developments. This Special Issue aims to contribute to increase the knowledge surrounding this field, assembling different works regarding protective membranes and coatings for application in cementitious substrates, which, in turn, can interact with their surroundings (i.e., pH, temperature, conductivity, self-healing, etc.).

Contributions can be submitted in the form of research papers and review articles concerning novel developments. Other contributions can also be considered upon request.

Dr. Rui Galhano dos Santos
Dr. Tânia Frade
Dr. Ana Cristino
Dr. Olga Ferreira
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. Polymers 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 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.


  • membranes
  • coatings
  • materials
  • sustainable
  • smart
  • advanced
  • cement
  • concrete

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