Special Issue "Extreme Biomimetics"
A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
The objective of this Special Issue is to gain a solid appreciation for the special significance of the word of modern biomimetics as well as the rapid and exciting evolution and expansion of Extreme Biomimetics and its applications in modern technology and medicine. This Issue is planned as a source on extreme (psychrophilic and thermophilic) biomineralization, solvothermal and hydrothermal chemistry of metal oxides and nanostructured composites, and bioinspired materials science for research in a variety of areas. Special attention will be paid to communities of organisms which survive extreme environmental conditions such as in Antarctic waters, hydrothermal vents, geothermal pipelines. The discussion of principles of Extreme Biomimetics with respect to metallization of chemically and thermally stable biopolymers is also welcome. For the first time such current concepts as hierarchical organization of hydrothermally or psychrophilic obtained biocomposites, structural bioscaffolds, biosculpturing, biomimetism and bioinspiration as tools for the design of innovative materials can be critically analyzed from both biological and materials sciences’ point of view using numerous unique examples from nature and Lab.
Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehrlich
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biomimetics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- hydrothermal synthesis
- thermostable biopolymers
- psychrophilic organisms