Young Investigator Award 2017
We are pleased to launch the annual Coatings Award for a Young Investigator. This prize will be given to a young investigator in recognition of her/his excellence in the research field of coatings related scientific research, technology development and policy and management studies.
Nominations will be assessed by an award committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi, and composed of Editorial Board Members.
- A one-page personal statement detailing ground-breaking research and significant contribution to the advancement of the field;
- No more than 5 years since conferral of a PhD degree (by September 2017);
- Two nomination letters from established scientists;
- A two-page CV and an updated publication list.
Notes for the compilation of the application:
The candidates should be nominated by at least two established scientists. Self-nomination is not allowed. The nomination letter should highlight the young scientist’s achievements and contribution to the field, preferably confirming his/her capacity to carry out independent research. A minimum font point size of 10 should be used for the preparation of required documents. More information can be found on Coatings at: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/coatings.
The award will consist of: (1) 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs); (2) an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Coatings; (3) an engraved plaque.
The competition for 2017 Coatings Young Investigator Award will be opened in
September and closed by the end of October 2017. Please apply by clicking the button above before 31 October 2017.
Travel Award 2017
It is with great pleasure that I announce the winner of the 2017 Coatings Travel Award. After assessing an impressive selection of high quality applications, the prize has been awarded to Dr. Benham Akhavan of the University of Sidney in recognition of outstanding research achievements at his young age and the relevance of the results he will present at the 23rd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, in Canada.
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Firenze, Italy
Coatings established the Best Paper Award to recognize its best published articles each year. The prize started in 2015 and since 2016 it has been awarded in two categories:
Best Original Research Article and Best Review Paper.
Nominations were selected by the Editorial Office of Coatings among the Papers published in 2016, with a selection process based on the number of citations and the downloads from the website.
The selection committee is chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi, and supported by Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti, Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto, Prof. Dr. Miriam Rafailovich and Prof. Dr. Pedro Neto. They examined each paper and have expressed their preferences in the ranking of the “Coatings Best Paper Award” 2017.
Original Research Article Award:
Development of Antibacterial Composite Films Based on Isotactic Polypropylene and Coated ZnO Particles for Active Food Packaging
Clara Silvestre, Donatella Duraccio, Antonella Marra, Valentina Strongone and Sossio Cimmino
Coatings 2016, 6(1), 4; doi:10.3390/coatings6010004
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/1/4
The Acoustical Durability of Thin Noise Reducing Asphalt Layers Cedric Vuye, Anneleen Bergiers and Barbara Vanhooreweder
Coatings 2016, 6(2), 21; doi:10.3390/coatings6020021
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/2/21
Novel Thiol-Ene Hybrid Coating for Metal Protection
Mona Taghavikish, Surya Subianto, Naba Kumar Dutta and Namita Roy Choudhury
Coatings 2016, 6(2), 17; doi:10.3390/coatings6020017
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/2/17
Review Paper Award:
State of the Art in the Development and Properties of Protein-Based Films and Coatings and Their Applicability to Cellulose Based Products: An Extensive Review
Maria-Beatrice Coltelli, Florian Wild, Elodie Bugnicourt, Patrizia Cinelli, Martina Lindner, Markus Schmid, Verena Weckel, Kerstin Müller, Pablo Rodriguez, Andreas Staebler, Laura Rodríguez-Turienzo and Andrea Lazzeri
Coatings 2016, 6(1), 1; doi:10.3390/coatings6010001
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/1/1
These four outstanding papers are valuable contributions to Coatings. On behalf of the Prize Awarding Committee and the Editorial Board, we would like to congratulate these four teams for their excellent work. In recognition of their accomplishment, Dr. Clara Silvestre, Dr. Cedric Vuye, Dr. Naba Kumar Dutta and Dr. Namita Roy Choudhury, Dr. Maria-Beatrice Coltelli, Dr. Florian Wild and Dr. Elodie Bugnicourt will benefit from the publication of an additional paper free of charge in open access format in Coatings after the usual peer-review procedure.