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Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Tel. +39 55 5225239; Fax: +39 55 5225203
E-Mail: lavacchi@mdpi.com
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
Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti
Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino , Firenze , Italy
Website: http://www.unifi.it/p-doc2-2013-200010-I-3f2a3d2b3b2d2a-0.html
E-Mail: minnocenti@unifi.it
Interests: electroanalytical chemistry; elettrodeposition; energy; fuel cells; thin film solar cells
Contribution
Senior Assistant Editor
Ms. Jojo Dong
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
E-Mail: zhiqiao.dong@mdpi.com
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Mr. Alistair Freeland
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
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Editorial Board

Dr. Angelo All
1) Department of Biomedical Engineering & Department of Neurology & Division of Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 701 C Traylor Building, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA; 2) Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Department of Bioengineering & Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and school of Engineering, Division of Neurology and SINAPSE Institute, National University of Singapore, 28 Medical Dr. #05-COR, Singapore
Tel. (65) 660 131 98
Website: http://www.jhu.edu/SCI
Interests: spinal cord injury; stem cell therapy: hESC, iPSC; hypothermia; electro-physiology; MRI; motor behavioral; Peripheral nerve injury
Dr. Klaus Pagh Almtoft
Tribology Centre, Danish Technological Insitute, Kongsvang Allé 29, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Tel. +45 72201589
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
Tel. +81-284-62-0605; Fax: +81 284 629802
Website: http://www2.ashitech.ac.jp/mech/ando/
Interests: thermal spray technology; photocatalysis; CVD; diamond; nitriding, XRD
Dr. Gordon Armstrong
Irish Centre for Composites Research, Materials & Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Tel. +353-61-234765; Fax: +353-61-213529
Website: http://www.ul.ie/icomp
Interests: polymers; polymer composites; polymer nanocomposites; supramolecular polymers; surface functionalisation; thermal interface materials; antimicrobial and infection control coatings; wear-resistant coatings; Raman and infrared spectroscopy; atomic force microscopy; nnaoindentation and nano-scratch testing; differential scanning calorimetry; thermogravimetric analysis; hyphenated thermal techniques.
Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi
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
Fax: +39 55 457 3120
Website: http://www.unifi.it/unifi/surfchem/solid/bardi/
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

Contribution: Special Issue: High Temperature Coatings
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
Tel. 0033157276147; Fax: +33 1 57 27 62 11
Website: http://www.msc.univ-paris-diderot.fr/spip.php?rubrique121&lang=en
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, Merz Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Fax: +44 1912 22 5292
Website: http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/s.j.bull
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
Tel. +351253510400; Fax: +351 253 510 400
Website: http://www.uminho.pt
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
Fax: + 61-8-8302-3683
Website: http://www.unisa.edu.au/Research/Ian-Wark-Research-Institute/Our-people/Staff/Professor-Namita-Roy-Choudhury/
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
Fax: +44 20 8331 9805
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
Website: http://morris.umons.ac.be/smpc/staff_detail.aspx?id=2
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
Fax: +39 0250316672
Website: http://stefanofarris.eu
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
Fax: +1 434 982 5660
Website: http://www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/fitz-gerald.html#publications
Interests: processing, modeling, and behavior of nanofunctional; electronic materials and their novel contributions to the electronic and biomedical communities
Dr. Daniel Gallego-Perez
Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Nanotech West Laboratory, The Ohio State University, 1381 Kinnear Rd. Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43212, 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
Fax: +1 303 492 5894
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/chemistry/GeorgeResearchGroup/
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
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, 35131- Padova, Italy
Fax: +39 049 8275161
Website: http://www.chimica.unipd.it/silvia.gross
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
Tel. +49(3581) 667851
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
Website: http://www.che.ufl.edu/jiang
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
Tel. +1 302 831 8670; Fax: +1 302 831 1048
Website: http://www.che.udel.edu/research_groups/cjk/
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
Tel. 1-603-862-2315; Fax: +1 603 862 1865
Website: http://www.unh.edu/mechanical-engineering/me-faculty-staff/krzanowski_james
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
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=31935
Interests: surface modification; active Packaging; biopolymer; controlled release; gut microbiota
Prof. Dr. Eric Loth
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace, University of Virginia, 122 Engineer’s Way PO Box 400746, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4746, USA
Website: http://www.mae.virginia.edu/NewMAE/mae-faculty/eric-loth/
Interests: nano-composite spray coatings;superhydrophobic coatings
Dr. Luca Lusvarghi
Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Vignolese, 905, Modena 41125, Italy
Fax: +39 059 2056243
Website: http://personale.unimore.it/rubrica/curriculum/lucalusv
Dr. Luca Magagnin
Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica "G. Natta", Politecnico di Milano,Via Mancinelli, 7 - 20131 Milano, Italy
Website: http://www.chem.polimi.it/people/faculty/luca-magagnin/
Prof. Dr. Ir. Anibal Maury-Ramirez
Civil and Industrial Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Calle 18 # 118-250, Cali, Colombia
Tel. +57 2 321 82 00 Ext:9001
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
Tel. +34956016331
Website: http://tep243.uca.es
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
Tel. +351 239 790 700; Fax: +351 239 790 701
Website: http://www2.dem.uc.pt/pedro.neto
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
Website: http://www.tyndall.ie/users/michaelnolan
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
Website: http://www.qualitas1998.net
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
Website: https://research.brown.edu/myresearch/G._Tayhas_R._Palmore
Dr. Lluís Palou
Pathology Laboratory, Postharvest Technology Center (CTP), Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research (IVIA), Apartat Oficial, 46113 Montcada, Valencia, Spain
Tel. +34 963424117; Fax: +34 963424001
Website: http://www.ivia.gva.es/
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
Tel. 5164589011
Website: http://www.matscieng.sunysb.edu/faculty/rafailovich.html
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
Tel. +44 1234 750111
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
Website: http://www.engin.brown.edu/people/Faculty/facultypage.php?id=1106969978
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
Tel. + 39 081 8675067; Fax: +39 081 8675230
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
Tel. +61 (2) 9385 4421; Fax: +61 (2) 9385 6565
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
Website: http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/faculty-research/profile.dot?id=70edc726-25c3-4f97-9aff-e34623ddb35d
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
Prof. Dr. Yuri M. Strzhemechny
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 298840, Fort Worth, TX 76129, USA
Tel. 1 (817) 257-5793
Website: http://personal.tcu.edu/ystrzhemechn/
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', Politecnico di Milano, Italy; INSTM Local Unit Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Tel. +390223993362; Fax: +390223993360
Website: http://www.chem.polimi.it/
Interests: biomaterials; polymers; scaffolds; hydrogels, surface modification; mechanical and dynamic-mechanical properties; Infrared Spectroscopy; cell-material interactions
Dr. Alexander Tolstoguzov
Centre for Physics and Technological Research Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 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
Fax: +852 2548 9464
Website: http://www.dental.hku.hk/about/academicstaff_info.php?sid=d0078
Interests: nanocoating for dental biomaterials; anti-bacterial coating; process of clinical coating
Contribution: Special Issue: Self-assembled Monolayers and Multilayers (SAMs/SAMTs) for Medicine and Dentistry
Prof. Dr. Krasimir Vasilev
Mawson Institute and School of Engineering, Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia
Tel. +61 8 8302 5697; Fax: +61 8 8302 5689
Interests: plasma polymers; antibacterial coatings; biomaterials; smart coatings; nanostructured coatings
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Plasma Nanoengineering and Nanofabrication
Prof. Dr. Andriy Voronov
Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, USA
Fax: + 1 701 231 8439
Website: http://voronovcpm.com
Interests: polymer synthesis and self-assembly; responsive polymer materials including biomaterials and biobased renewable materials for biomedical and biotechnological applications
Prof. Dr. S. D. Worley
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36832, 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
Fax: +1 434 982 5799
Website: http://www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/zangari.html
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
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