Special Issue "Recent Advances in Bioinspired Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 2731
Interests: nanomaterials; eco-friendly composites; nanocellulose; eco-products
Interests: polymers; catalysts; fuel cells; hydrogen; hydrogen storage
Interests: biomaterials; biocomposites; bioenergy; materials characterization; wood processing and valorization
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Mother nature a valuable source of inspiration and enthusiasm for advances in material sciences and technology. Emerging material sciences are trying to copy natural-based phenomena that have evolved in nature. Learning from bio-inspired principles empowers researchers to understand, design, and advance high-performance structures and products that are capable both of meeting current demand and addressing increasing climate change concerns. Bio-inspired lignocellulose-based nanomaterials are promising for potential applications in developing unprecedented products. The importance of these nanomaterials is tremendous, ranging from advanced applications in bionanocomposites, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and sensors, thanks to their attractive and excellent characteristics such as abundance, high aspect ratio, excellent mechanical properties, renewability, and biocompatibility. Thus, innovation via bio-inspired lignocellulosic nanomaterials has produced some great advances in multifunctional applications through applying bio-mimetic strategies. Therefore, recent advances in nanotechnology have been explored in order to isolate and engineer nanomaterials from different biological origins and to provide unprecedented features for advancing low-carbon or carbon-free nanobiocomposites. A key aspect of this Special Issue is the search for new strategies in the acquisition and use of lignocellulosic materials with an emphasis on both economic sustainability and energy efficiency.
Dr. Seyed Rahman Djafari Petroudy
Dr. Samaneh Shahgaldi
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Koubaa
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