Biomimetics — Editors


Prof. Dr. Josep Samitier
1. Nanobioengineering group, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Baldiri Reixac 10-12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
2. Department of Engineering: Electronics, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
3. Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBER), Spain
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Interests: Surface functionalization; Engineering cell–material interface; Biosensors and lab on a chips; Microfluidics; 3D Bioprinting and 3D Cell culture; Organ-on-a-chip engineering
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Andrew Adamatzky
Director of the Unconventional Computing Centre, UWE, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
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Interests: Reaction-diffusion computing; Cellular automata; Physarum computing; Massive parallel computation; Applied mathematics; Collective intelligence and robotics.
Prof. Dr. Nurit Ashkenasy
Department of Materials Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
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Interests: charge transport through peptide molecular junctions; Electron and proton transport in self-assembled peptide nanostructures; Peptide templates for the formation of inorganic materials and electronic devices; the electronic behavior of peptide- inorganic interface; nanopore fabrication and use in sensing applications; Field effect transistor biosensors
Dr. Vipul Bansal
Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility, NanoBiotechnology Research Laboratory, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia
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Interests: Biological and biomimetic synthesis of functional nanomaterials; Ionic liquids mediated synthesis and self-assembly of functional nano(bio)materials; Multifunctional nanomaterials; Structure-function relationship of nanomaterials and composites; Applications of nanomaterials in biosensing, bioimaging, drug-delivery, antimicrobials, wound-healing, (photo)catalysis and flexible electronics
Prof. Dr. Bharat Bhushan
Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1142, USA
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Interests: nanotechnology; bio/nanotechnology, biomimetics, bioinspired surfaces, nanotribology; AFM-based data recording; beauty care; aging in Li-ion batteries
Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management Politecnico di Bari Viale Japigia, 182-70126 Bari, Italy
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Interests: contact mechanics; tribology; bio-mimetics, viscoelasticity
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Micro- and Nano-Structured Bio-Inspired Surfaces
Special Issue: Viscoelastic Solids: Mechanical Behaviour, Contact Mechanics, Fracture and Wear
Dr. Federico Carpi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via di S. Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
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Interests: biomimetics, smart materials, electrical and magnetic systems
Dr. Jose Luis Chiara
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of General Organic Chemistry, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: molecular hybrid nanoparticles; new methods and strategies for organic synthesis; design, synthesis, and evaluation of glycomimetic compounds
Prof. Marco d'Ischia
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Naples, Italy
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Interests: Chemistry, properties and applications of melanins and related functional materials; bioorganic and biomimetic chemistry of phenolic compounds and their sulfur and selenium derivatives; bioinspired organic electronics and bioelectronics; free radical oxidations and antioxidants; chemistry of bioinspired heterocyclic compounds; the oxidative chemistry of catecholamine neurotransmitters; the chemical bases of oxidative stress-related pathologies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bioinspired Catechol-based Systems: Chemistry and Applications
Special Issue: Melanin Based Functional Materials
Prof. Dr. Ir. J.M.J. (Jaap) den Toonder
Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Interests: micro-electro-mechanical systems; microfluidics; organ-on-chip; biomimetics
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Special Issue: Bioinspired Microfluidics
Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehrlich
Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
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Interests: marine biomaterials; biominerals; biocomposites and biomimetics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Marine Biomaterials
Special Issue: Frontiers of Marine Biomaterials
Special Issue: Extreme Biomimetics
Special Issue: Marine Biomaterials II, 2017
Prof. Dr. Ille C. Gebeshuber
Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/134, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: tribology; nanotribology; green technology; positive technologies; systems approaches; complex systems
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Special Issue: Friction and Lubricants Related to Human Bodies
Special Issue: Biomimetic Nanotechnology
Special Issue: Green Nanotribology
Prof. Dr. Stanislav N. Gorb
Department Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute of the University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
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Interests: biological attachment; functional morphology and biomechanics; evolution of structure and functions; behaviour of arthropods, animal-plant interactions
Dr. Juan P. Hinestroza
Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4401, USA
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Interests: textiles; nanotechnology; nanofibers
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Special Issue: Textiles Nanotechnology
Prof. Dr. Zoran Jaksic
Centre of Microelectronic Technologies, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Njegoseva 12, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Interests: Mesoscopic and subwavelength electromagnetic optics / nanooptics and nanophotonics; Plasmonics; Nanophotonic and nanoplasmonic chemical and biological sensors; Optical metamaterials; Photonic band gap materials; Advanced solid-state sensors, optical sensors; Infrared photodetectors, including Auger-suppressed nonequilibrium devices; Narrow-bandgap semiconductors; Nanomembranes
Prof. Dr. Tatsuo Kaneko
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan
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Interests: high-performance polymers, Bio-based polymers, Liquid crystals, Gels, Biomolecules, Synthetic chemistry
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Special Issue: Aromatic Polymers
Prof. Dr. Gijs J.M. Krijnen
MESA+ Research Institute, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Interests: (biomimetic) transducers; nano-, micro-technology and additive manufacturing; nonlinear transduction.
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Special Issue: Biomimetic Systems
Dr. Haeshin Lee
Department of Chemistry, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea
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Interests: interface; adhesion; bio-inspired materials; polydopamine
Prof. Dr. Guoqiang Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Interests: advanced grid stiffened composites; composite joints; infrastructure composites; impact; mechanics of composite materials; particulate-filled composites; repair of composite structures; shape memory polymer; solid mechanics; smart self-healing composites
Prof. Dr. João F. Mano
Department of Chemistry, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; controlled delivery of bioactive molecules; natural-based biodegradable polymers; biomimetic and nano/micro-technology approaches
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Biomimetic Polymers
Special Issue: Advance of Polymers Applied to Biomedical Applications: Cell Scaffolds
Prof. Dr. Abraham Marmur
Albert and Anne Mansfield Chair in Water Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
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Interests: Contact Angle theory and measurement; Super-hydrophobic surfaces; Nano-bubbles on surfaces; Wetting of powders; Foam stability; Thermodynamics of non-ideal solutions
Dr. Barbara Mazzolai
Research Director, Center for Micro-BioRobotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, I-56025 Pontedera, Italy
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Interests: bioinspired soft robotics; plant inspired technologies and materials; soft actuators and sensors.
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Special Issue: Soft Robotics
Prof. Dr. Tony Prescott
Director of Sheffield Robotics, The Adaptive Behaviour Research Group (ABRG), Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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Interests: active sensing; computational models of natural action selection; layered control architecture of the vertebrate brain; robot models of biological control systems; assistive and industrial robots; societal impacts of robotics.
Dr. Bernhard Schuster
Institute for Synthetic Bioarchitectures, Department of NanoBiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Muthgasse 11, 1190 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: supported lipid membranes; nanobiotechnology; membrane protein based biosensors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Membrane Protein Based Biosensors
Special Issue: Supported Lipid Membranes
Special Issue: Membrane Protein Based Biosensors 2016
Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Schänzlestrasse 1, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
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Interests: biomimetics; biomechanics and functional morphology of plants; evolution of growth forms and other functional parameters in plants; early evolution of land-plants; eco-biomechanics of plants in tropical rainforests; movements of plants and plant organs; functional aspects of pollination biology; movement at low Reynolds-numbers
Prof. André R. Studart
ETH Zurich, Department of Materials, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 5 HCI G539, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: bio-inspired complex materials, medical implants, energy conversion systems, smart structures
Prof. Dr. Candan Tamerler
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Bioengineering Research,University of Kansas, 1530 W 15th St Learned Hall Lawrence, KS-66045, USA
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Interests: Bio-Nano Interfaces, Bio-nanotechnology, Surfaces, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Nano-Biosensors, Biocatalysis Molecular Biomimetics, Bioengineering
Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
Institute of Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Building 26, Rm. 2.64, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, D-14476 Golm, Germany
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Interests: inorganic materials synthesis in ionic liquids; functional ionic liquids-hybrid materials; ionogels; biomimetic materials; hybrid materials; calcium phosphate; silica
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Energy Technology for the 21st Century - Materials and Devices
Special Issue: Functional Materials- From Functional Hybrid Materials to Functional Polymers
Special Issue: Energy Technology for the 21st Century - Materials and Devices
Special Issue: Advances in Materials Science
Special Issue: Metal Containing Ionic Liquids
Special Issue: Ionic Liquids 2014 & Selected Papers from ILMAT 2013
Special Issue: Polymer Controlled and Bio-inspired Mineralization of Inorganic Compounds
Special Issue: Ionic Liquids 2016 and Selected Papers from ILMAT III
Special Issue: Ionic Liquids 2018 and Selected Papers from ILMAT IV
Prof. Oommen P. Varghese
Department of Chemistry, The Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Box 538, SE-75121 Uppsala, Sweden
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Interests: Tissue engineering; Hydrogels; Modified nucleic acids; Gene delivery; siRNA delivery; Drug delivery.
Dr. Paul Verschure
1. Laboratory of Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems, Center of Autonomous Systems and Neurorobotics, Pompeu Fabra University, Roc Boronat 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
2. ICREA, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Passeig Lluís Companys 23, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: Perception; Cognition; Behavior; Robotics
Dr. Silvia Vignolini
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW, UK
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Interests: biomimetic materials; bio-inspired photonics
Prof. Dr. Jianxin Xu
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, Block E4, Level 5, Room 45, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583
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Interests: Control theory; Control applications to robots, servo and drives, batch reactors, traffic systems; Applications of computational intelligence methods; Biomedical modelling, bio-feedback, and rehabilitation problems
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