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Special Issue "Advancements in Sustainable Composite Materials: From Innovative Technologies to Eco-Friendly Design"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 May 2024 | Viewed by 146

Special Issue Editors

1. Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Devices, School of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece
2. Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, P.O. Box 1186, GR-45110 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: sustainable material science; sustainable composites; thermal properties; crystallization; degradation; kinetics; structural characterization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, titled "Advancements in Sustainable Composite Materials: From Innovative Technologies to Eco-Friendly Design", aims to address the growing interest in innovative and high-performance materials, with a focus on polymer composite materials. Composite materials have gained attention due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and wide-ranging applications across industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, construction, packaging, and medical devices. This Special Issue emphasizes both the exploration of new techniques for composite material production and the optimization of existing processes to obtain high-performance, lightweight materials.

We invite contributions to this Special Issue which cover various aspects of polymer composite materials, innovative technologies, and manufacturing processes. Authors are encouraged to present research on established manufacturing methods as well as explore new and innovative approaches. Additionally, this Special Issue welcomes the submission of research on coating technologies, fiber treatments, and materials that play a role in creating cost-effective and sustainable composite materials. This encompasses the exploration of surface coatings and treatments that enhance the performance or sustainability of composites, as well as the investigation of new materials that exhibit eco-friendly characteristics and can be incorporated into composite structures. The mechanical, thermal, microstructural, and morphological properties of these materials will be explored too.

Submissions related to topics such as bioplastics and microplastics, their synthesis and characterization, and their applications are also welcomed. By focusing on sustainable material science and material design, this Special Issue seeks to advance research and innovation in the development of composite materials that not only possess exceptional performance characteristics, but also adhere to principles of sustainability.

The aim of this Issue is to contribute to the creation of materials that are environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable, promoting a more sustainable future across industries.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Evangelia Tarani
Prof. Dr. George Z. Papageorgiou
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. Sustainability 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 2400 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.


  • sustainable material science
  • material design
  • environmental friendliness
  • sustainable composites

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