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Ms. Zhiqiao Dong

Senior Assistant Editor
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China


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
Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti

Associate Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino , Firenze , Italy
Interests: electroanalytical chemistry; elettrodeposition; energy; fuel cells; thin film solar cells
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
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)
Founding Editor-in-Chief


Editorial Board

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
Interests: thermal spray technology; photocatalysis; CVD; diamond; nitriding, XRD
Contribution: 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
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Food Coatings
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
Interests: biocompatible coating; multilayer coatings; polymeric and organic coatings; coatings in nanomedicine; particle and nanoparticle coatings
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
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)
Contribution: 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
Interests: polymer coating, hybrid coating, surface modification, self healing coating, anticorrosion coating, polymer Science
Dr. Dennis Douroumis

Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, ME4 5NG, Kent, UK
Interests: coatings and surface engineering; ink-jetting; jet-dispensing; atomic force microscopy (AFM); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); thermal techniques (MTDSC, HSM, TGA)
Prof. Dr. Philippe Dubois

Center of Innovation and Research in Materials & Polymers, University of Mons, Place du Parc, 23 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: nanocomposites; polymer blends; bioplastics; biodegradation; macromolecular chemistry; catalysis, stimuli-sensitive polymers; nanostructurized coatings
Prof. Dr. Stefano Farris

Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, Packaging Division, Milan State University, via Celoria 2, Milan 20133, Italy
Interests: biopolymer coatings; food packaging; gas barrier coatings; nanostructured coatings, nanocomposite coatings; surface activation of polymers
Contribution: Special Issue: Food and Beverage Packaging Coatings
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
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

Department of Chemistry, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
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
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
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
Interests: organic-inorganic hybrid materials; inorganic materials; inorganic coatings; sol-gel; hybrid coatings; surface characterisation
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Functional Hybrid Materials
Prof. Dr. Robert B. Heimann

Am Stadtpark 2A, D-02826 Goerlitz, Germany
Interests: thermally sprayed coatings; cold gas dynamically sprayed coatings; bioceramic coatings; wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings
Prof. Dr. Peng Jiang

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
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
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
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
Interests: nitrides; carbides; sputter deposition; ion-assisted deposition; wear; friction; tool coatings
Contribution: Special Issue: Coatings for Cutting Tools
In other journals:
Special Issue: Additives for Lubricants
Special Issue: Advances in Surface Coatings 2013
Dr. Linshu Liu

Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 600 E. Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
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
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
Dr. Luca Magagnin

Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica "G. Natta", Politecnico di Milano,Via Mancinelli, 7 - 20131 Milano, Italy
Prof. Dr. Ir. Anibal Maury-Ramirez

Civil and Industrial Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Calle 18 # 118-250, Cali, Colombia
Interests: development and characterization of photocatalytic; hydrophilic or hydrophobic coatings; with particular emphasis on coatings which can develop air-purifying and self-cleaning properties on building materials
Contribution: Special Issue: Photocalytic Coatings for Air-Purifying, Self-Cleaning and Antimicrobial 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

TEP-243 Nanomaterials Group, Physical-Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Campus Universitario, Puerto Real 11510 Cadiz, Spain
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; structure and texture characterization by TEM, SEM, AFM, nitrogen physisorption and mercury porosimetry; surface properties study (static and dynamic contact angle evaluation); durability studies (climatic chambers)
Prof. Dr. Pedro Neto

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, POLO II, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
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
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
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
Dr. Lluís Palou

Pathology Laboratory, Postharvest Technology Center (CTP), Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research (IVIA), Apartat Oficial, 46113 Montcada, Valencia, Spain
Interests: fresh horticultural produce; citrus; postharvest pathology; integrated disease management; antimicrobial edible coatings
Prof. Dr. Miriam Rafailovich

Materials Science & Engineering Department, Stony Brook University, Room 314 Old Engineering, Stony Brook, New York, 11794-2275, USA
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
Prof. Dr. Brian W. Sheldon

School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
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. 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
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Coatings from Renewable Resources
Prof. Dr. Yuri M. Strzhemechny

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 298840, Fort Worth, TX 76129, USA
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
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
Interests: biomimetic materials; materials science; functional biomaterials; chemistry of materials
Contribution: Special Issue: Self-assembled Monolayers and Multilayers (SAMs/SAMTs) for Medicine and Dentistry
In other journals:
Special Issue: Biocements for Medical/Dental Purposes
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
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Plasma Nanoengineering and Nanofabrication
Special Issue: Antibacterial Materials and Coatings
Special Issue: Nanoengineered Interfaces, Coatings and Structures by Plasma Techniques
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. Giovanni Zangari

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 395 McCormick Rd, P.O. Box 400745, Charlottesvile, VA 22904-4745, USA
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. Francesco Di Benedetto

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Firenze, Italy
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Thin Film Materials for Photovoltaic Applications
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. Julie M. Goddard

Department of Food Science, 364 Stocking Hall, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 607-255-8622, USA
Prof. Dr. Andriy Voronov

Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, USA
Interests: polymer synthesis and self-assembly; responsive polymer materials including biomaterials and bio-based renewable materials for biomedical and biotechnological applications
Contribution: 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
Prof. Dr. Andrea Simone

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2- 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: road mainteneance; safety; road materials; skid resistance and surface characteristics of road pavement
Contribution: Special Issue: Low Environmental Impact Coatings for Road Pavements
Dr. Claudio Lantieri

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2- 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: road mainteneance; safety; road materials; skid resistance and surface characteristics of road pavement
Contribution: Special Issue: Low Environmental Impact Coatings for Road Pavements
Prof. Dr. Bill Clyne

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS, UK
Interests: plasma electrolytic oxidation; plasma spraying; residual stresses; interfacial debonding; thermal barrier coatings
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