Coatings — Editors


Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Interests: electrodeposition of materials for renewable energy production; surface engineering; corrosion and corrosion protection; thermal barriers coatings; electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); X-ray techniques for surface structure and composition (XPS, XRF, XRD); electroless deposition of metals and cermet’s; simulation and modelling of complex electrochemical systems
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Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti
Associate Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino , Firenze , Italy
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Interests: electroanalytical chemistry; electrodeposition; energy; fuel cells; thin film solar cells
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Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi
Former Editor-in-Chief
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, c/o Dipartimento di Chimica, Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, Università di Firenze, Via Della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Fi), Italy
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Interests: coatings and surface engineering; electrodeposition from ionic liquids, with a special view on aluminium coatings; thermal barriers manufacturing, testing, and characterization for the aerospace and energy production industry; scanning probe microscopy (SPM); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); surface composition measurements; photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS); scanning auger microscopy (SAM); low energy ion scattering (LEIS)
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Dr. Klaus Pagh Almtoft
Tribology Centre, Danish Technological Insitute, Kongsvang Allé 29, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Interests: sputter deposition; Industrial-scale sputtering; PVD coatings; surface enginering; pulsed DC sputtering; HiPIMS; HPPMS; oxides; nitrides; carbides; DLC; tribology; ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD); ion implantation; photocatalysis; X-ray diffraction (XRD, XRR, pole figures); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); Rutherford backscattering; EDX
Prof. Dr. Yasutaka Ando
Division of Renewable energy and Environment, Ashikaga Institute of Technology 268-1 Omae, Ashikaga Tochigi 326-8558, Japan
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Interests: thermal spray technology; photocatalysis; CVD; diamond; nitriding, XRD
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Special Issue: Thermal Spray Technology
Prof. Dr. Sheryl Barringer
The Ohio State University, 110 Parker Food Science Building, 2015 Fyffe Road, Columbus OH 43210, USA
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Special Issue: Food Coatings
Prof. Dr. Hadj Benkreira
Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK
Interests: coatings and surface engineering; fluid mechanics of coating flows; rheology of coating fluids; visualisation of coating flows; dynamic wetting; instabilities; nanocomposites
Dr. Jean-François Berret
Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, UMR 7057 Université Paris-Diderot/CNRS Batiment Condorcet, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
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Interests: biocompatible coating; multilayer coatings; polymeric and organic coatings; coatings in nanomedicine; particle and nanoparticle coatings
Prof. Filippo Berto
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Interests: fatigue of advanced and traditional materials; surface roughness; tribology; fracture mechanics; solid mechanics
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Special Issue: Fatigue Damage
Special Issue: Mechanical Behavior of High-Strength Low-Alloy Steels
Special Issue: Fracture Behaviour of Innovative Materials under Different Enviromental Conditions
Special Issue: Mechanical Behaviour of Aluminium Alloys
Prof. Dr. Steve Bull
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Newcastle University, Bedson Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
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Interests: mechanical characterisation of thin coatings, nanoindentation, nanoscratch, impact and fracture studies; mechanical damage of submicron coatings for electronic and optical applications, performance and reliability of thin films for energy generation and storage; tribology of functional materials
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Carneiro
Department of Physics, School of Science, University of Minho, Azurém Campus4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
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Interests: material science and nanotechnology; thin films—magnetron sputtering deposition; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; development and characterization of photocatalytic coatings (thin films, nanoparticles) with self-cleaning, anti- fogging, air-purifying and anti- antibacterial functions; structure and surface characterization by electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)
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Special Issue: Recent Aspects of Thin Films Deposited by Magnetron Sputtering and Emerging Applications
Prof. Dr. Namita Roy Choudhury
Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, South Australia
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Interests: polymer coating, hybrid coating, surface modification, self healing coating, anticorrosion coating, polymer Science
Prof. Dr. Bill Clyne
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS, UK
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Interests: plasma electrolytic oxidation; plasma spraying; residual stresses; interfacial debonding; thermal barrier coatings
Prof. Dr. Francesco Di Benedetto
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via La Pira, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy
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Special Issue: Novel Thin Film Materials for Photovoltaic Applications
Prof. Dennis Douroumis
Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwich, Chatham, ME4 4TB, UK
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Interests: Continuous manufacturing via hot melt extrusion (HME), Medical Devices, Nanotechnology
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Special Issue: Techniques in Pharmaceutical Processing and Drug Delivery
Special Issue: Nanotechnology Advances in Cancer Treatment
Prof. Dr. Philippe Dubois
Center of Innovation and Research in Materials & Polymers, University of Mons, Place du Parc, 23 7000 Mons, Belgium
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Interests: nanocomposites; polymer blends; bioplastics; biodegradation; macromolecular chemistry; catalysis, stimuli-sensitive polymers; nanostructurized coatings
Dr. Stefano Farris
Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, Packaging Division, Milan State University, via Celoria 2, Milan 20133, Italy
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Interests: biopolymer coatings; food packaging; gas barrier coatings; nanostructured coatings, nanocomposite coatings; surface activation of polymers
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Special Issue: Food and Beverage Packaging Coatings
Special Issue: Food and Beverage Packaging Coatings 2017
Prof. Dr. James M. Fitz-Gerald
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Virginia, PO Box 400745, 395 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745, USA
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Interests: processing, modeling, and behavior of nanofunctional; electronic materials and their novel contributions to the electronic and biomedical communities
Dr. Daniel Gallego-Perez
Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, 473 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1252, USA
Interests: biomaterials; micro/nanotechnology; regenerative/reparative medicine
Dr. Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti
PRE Labs Inc., Kelowna, BC V1V 2X8, Canada
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Interests: application of biomaterials for controlling drug delivery of composites, particles and coatings; preparation of composite materials and particles for energy storage and conversion; preparation of inorganic crystals in different polymeric gels, bone and cartilage tissue regeneration; surface coating of CNT with various monomers; graft polymerization on clay and kaolin minerals for applying on textiles and polymers; surface characterization of polymer composites, interaction of polymers and different additives in polymer blends, UV photocatalysis reactions on polymer nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Steven M. George
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 215 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0215, USA
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Interests: atomic layer deposition (ALD); molecular layer deposition (MLD); surface chemistry; growth and properties of thin films; nucleation of thin film growth; multilayers and nanolaminates; flexible films; various applications of ALD and MLD; gas diffusion barriers on polymers; nanostructure engineering and coating of nanoparticles
Prof. Dr. Julie M. Goddard
Department of Food Science, 364 Stocking Hall, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 607-255-8622, USA
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Dr. Silvia Gross
Istituto per l'Energetica e le Interfasi, IENI-CNR, 35131- Padova, Italy; Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, 35131- Padova, Italy
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Interests: organic-inorganic hybrid materials; inorganic materials; inorganic coatings; sol-gel; hybrid coatings; surface characterisation
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Special Issue: Advances in Functional Hybrid Materials
Special Issue: Advances in Functional Inorganic Coatings
Prof. Dr. Robert B. Heimann
Am Stadtpark 2A, D-02826 Goerlitz, Germany
Interests: surface modification of metals by thermal spraying; materials for medical application; protective coatings of metals for space-based structures; wear-resistant hard metal coatings
Prof. Dr. Peng Jiang
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
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Interests: antireflection/anti-glare coatings, organic-inorganic nanocomposites, biomimetics, photonic crystal coatings, smart coatings for energy efficient buildings, metal coatings for plasmonics, scalable nanofabrication, shape memory polymers
Prof. Dr. Jwo-Huei Jou
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
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Interests: OLED for displays and lighting; thin film stress; polymeric materials; molecular materials; thernal and residual stress determination; diffusion in thin films
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Special Issue: Organic Light Emitting Diodes
Dr. Christopher J. Kloxin
University of Delaware, Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 150 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716, USA
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Interests: photopolymerization; rheology; monomer and polymer synthesis; covalent adaptable networks; self-healing materials; and stimuli responsive polymers
Prof. Dr. James E. Krzanowski
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of New Hampshire, Kingsbury Hall, 33 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824, USA
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Interests: nitrides; carbides; sputter deposition; ion-assisted deposition; wear; friction; tool coatings
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Special Issue: Additives for Lubricants
Special Issue: Advances in Surface Coatings 2013
Special Issue: Coatings for Cutting Tools
Dr. Claudio Lantieri
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2- 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: road mainteneance; safety; road materials; skid resistance and surface characteristics of road pavement
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Special Issue: Low Environmental Impact Coatings for Road Pavements
Dr. Linshu Liu
Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 600 E. Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
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Interests: surface modification; active packaging; biopolymer; controlled release; gut microbiota
Prof. Dr. Eric Loth
Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor, Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Principal of the International Residential College, University of Virginia, 122 Engineer’s Way PO Box 400746, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4746, USA
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Interests: nano-composite spray coatings;superhydrophobic coatings
Dr. Luca Lusvarghi
Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Pietro Vivarelli, 10, Modena 41125, Italy
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Dr. Luca Magagnin
Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica "G. Natta", Politecnico di Milano,Via Mancinelli, 7 - 20131 Milano, Italy
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Prof. Dr. Ir. Anibal C. Maury-Ramirez
Civil and Industrial Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Cali, Colombia
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Interests: Green Walls and Roofs; Photocatalytic Materials; Nanomaterials; Recycling in Concrete
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Special Issue: Photocalytic Coatings for Air-Purifying, Self-Cleaning and Antimicrobial Properties
Special Issue: Biological Coatings for Buildings
Special Issue: Nanocoatings with Air-Purifying Properties
Dr. Maria Miritello
CNR-IMM MATIS, Via Santa Sofia 64, Catania I-95123, Italy
Interests: CVD and sputter deposition; thin films, structural and optical characterization; materials for Si microphotonics and energy; semiconducting nanostructures
Prof. Dr. María J. Mosquera
Departamento de Química-Física, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Cadiz, 11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
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Interests: nanostructured materials; surfactant-synthesized materials; sol-gel route; hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings; photoactive coatings with self-cleaning properties; consolidant materials; application on building materials
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Special Issue: Communications from TechnoHeritage 2017
Special Issue: Selected Papers from TechnoHeritage 2017
Dr. Günter Motz
Ceramic Materials Engineering, University of Bayreuth, D-95447 Bayreuth, Germany
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Interests: preceramic polymers based polymer and ceramic coatings; organic-inorganic hybrid materials; hybrid coatings; particle filled coatings; functionalized coatings; characterization
Prof. Dr. Pedro Neto
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, POLO II, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: coatings application technology; manufacturing; industrial robotics; AI; pattern recognition
Dr. Michael Nolan
Thin Film Simulation, Tyndall National Institute, UCC, Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork, Ireland
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Interests: density functional theory; metal oxides; TiO2; Ceria; interfaces; catalysis; photocatalysis; surfaces; thin films; defects; adsorption
Dr. Mario Pagliaro
Sicily's Solar Pole and Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR, via U. La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, PA, Italy
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Interests: nanochemistry; solar energy; heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals; sol-gel materials; glycerol; biorefinery; microencapsulation; helionomics; building integrated photovoltaics; sustainable development; LED lighting; energy management
Prof. Dr. Tayhas R. Palmore
Brown School of Engineering, Box D, 182 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
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Dr. Lluís Palou
Pathology Laboratory, Postharvest Technology Center (CTP), Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research (IVIA), Apartat Oficial, 46113 Montcada, Valencia, Spain
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Interests: fresh horticultural produce; citrus; postharvest pathology; integrated disease management; antimicrobial edible coatings
Prof. Dr. Wei Pan
State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Prof. Dr. Miriam Rafailovich
Materials Science & Engineering Department, Stony Brook University, Room 314 Old Engineering, Stony Brook, New York, 11794-2275, USA
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Interests: polymer coatings; nanocomposite coatings; biomaterials; cell surface interactions; X-ray/neutron reflectivity
Dr. Jeff Rao
Department of Manufacturing and Materials, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: material science and nanotechnology; thin films; magnetron sputtering deposition; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; self-cleaning thin film coatings; functional surfaces
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Special Issue: Surface Engineering and Nanofilms
Prof. Dr. Antonella Rossi
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, S.S. 554 bivio per Sestu, I - 09042 - Monserrato (Cagliari), Italy
Interests: surface modifications; surface chemistry; surface analysis (small-area XPS, ARXPS, AES, imaging-XPS, applied to passivation, corrosion, tribochemistry); ionic liquids; environmental chemistry and cultural heritage
Prof. Dr. Brian W. Sheldon
School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
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Interests: formation and mechanical behavior of advanced ceramic materials, particularly thin films and coatings; electrode materials for Li ion batteries; nanocomposites; protective coatings; materials for MEMS; oxides for sensors and fuel cells
Dr. Clara Silvestre
Istituto per i Polimeri, Compositi e Biomateriali (IPCB/CNR), Via Campi Flegrei, 34 - 80078 Pozzuoli, Napoli, Italy
Interests: polymers; copolymers; Polymer based systems (polymer blends, polymer composites, polymer nanocomposites); structure-properties-processing relationships; polymer micro/nanocomposites for food packaging applications
Prof. Dr. Andrea Simone
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2- 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: road mainteneance; safety; road materials; skid resistance and surface characteristics of road pavement
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Special Issue: Low Environmental Impact Coatings for Road Pavements
Prof. Dr. Charles C. Sorrell
School of Materials Sci. & Eng., UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: ceramic materials, processing, characterisation, and analyses; photocatalysis; phase equilibria; biomedical materials; cements
Prof. Dr. Mark D. Soucek
Department of Polymer Engineering, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA
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Interests: latexes; powder coatings; uv-curable powder coatings; kinetic and reaction mechanism studies of crosslinkers for coatings; protective space coatings; high solids and water-reducible alkyds; uv-curable coatings; inorganic/organic hybrid coatings; coatings from renewable resources; auto-oxidative curing mechanism of drying oils; plasma deposition of high performance coatings; corrosion resistant polyurethane coatings
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Special Issue: Coatings from Renewable Resources
Prof. Boris Straumal
1-Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ac. Ossipyan str. 2, 142432 Chernogolovka, Russia
2-National University of Science and Technology (MISiS), Leninskii prosp. 4, 119049 Moscow, Russia
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Interests: severe plastic deformation; phase transformations; grain boundaries; phase diagrams
Prof. Dr. Yuri M. Strzhemechny
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 298840, Fort Worth, TX 76129, USA
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Interests: nanoscale oxides; optoelectronic properties of surfaces and interfaces; physics and chemistry of defects; surface photovoltage spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Tanzi
Biomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering 'G. Natta', INSTM Local Unit Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
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Interests: biomaterials; polymers; scaffolds; hydrogels, surface modification; mechanical and dynamic-mechanical properties; Infrared Spectroscopy; cell-material interactions
Dr. Alexander Tolstoguzov
Association for Innovation and Development of FCT (NOVA.ID.FCT), Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: surface and microanalysis in material science and nanotechnology; coatings and surface engineering; secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) including ToF-SIMS technique; field ion microscopy (FIM) and atom probe (AP); low-energy ion scattering (LEIS); in-depth profiling with ion-beam sputtering
Dr. James Kit-hon Tsoi
Dental Materials Science, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, 4/F, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
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Interests: biomimetic materials; materials science; functional biomaterials; chemistry of materials
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Special Issue: Self-assembled Monolayers and Multilayers (SAMs/SAMTs) for Medicine and Dentistry
Topical Collection: Biocements for Medical/Dental Purposes
Special Issue: Dental Implant Surface: Science and Technology
Special Issue: Current Concepts on Erosive Tooth Wear
Prof. Dr. Krasimir Vasilev
Mawson Institute and School of Engineering, Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia
Interests: Antibacterial coatings; biomaterials; medical devices; plasma polymers; surface modification; biointerfaces; drug delivery; nanomaterials
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Special Issue: Plasma Nanoengineering and Nanofabrication
Special Issue: Antibacterial Materials and Coatings
Special Issue: Nanoengineered Interfaces, Coatings and Structures by Plasma Techniques
Prof. Dr. Andriy Voronov
Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, USA
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Interests: polymer synthesis and self-assembly; responsive polymer materials including biomaterials and bio-based renewable materials for biomedical and biotechnological applications
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Special Issue: Polymer Thin Films
Prof. Dr. Petri M.J. Vuoristo
Surface Engineering Laboratory, Department of Materials Science, Tampere University of Technology, P.O.Bx 589, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland
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Prof. Dr. Zuankai Wang
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Interests: superhydrophobic; superhydrophilic; wetting; bio-inspired materials; phase change materials; nanocomposite
Prof. Dr. S. D. Worley
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: antimicrobial polymer coatings, N-halamines, antimicrobials and biocidal materials
Prof. Dr. Limin Wu
"Changjiang" Professor of Materials Science, Director of the Advanced Coatings Research Center of Ministry of Education of China, Fudan University, 220 Handan Rd., Shanghai 200433, China
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Interests: colloidal spheres; organic-inorganic hybrid coatings; functional polymer coatings
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Zangari
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 395 McCormick Rd, P.O. Box 400745, Charlottesvile, VA 22904-4745, USA
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Interests: electrodeposition of alloys; magnetic films, micro- and nanostructures; materials for energy; electrochemical surface modification; electrochemical anodization and etching; nanoporous metals, oxides and semiconductors; self-assembled monolayers
Prof. Dr. Jesse Zhu
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 5B9, Canada
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Interests: chemical engineering; powder technology; wastewater; pharmaceutical

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