Gels — Editors


Prof. Dr. David Díaz Díaz
Institut für Organische Chemie (CH 23.2.80), Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie, Universität Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, D-93053 Regensburg, Germany
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Interests: development of advanced functional soft materials, through bio-inspired synthetic approaches, for biomedical, catalytic, sensing, coatings and energy applications

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Sharif Ahmad
Materials Research Laboratory, Department Of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi 110025, India
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Interests: nano-materials; nano-hydrogel; nano conducting polymers; anticorrosive coating materials; nano-organic/inorganic hybrid coatings; high temperature oxidation; hot corrosion
Prof. Dr. Rolando Barbucci
Interuniversity Research Centre for Advanced Medical Systems (CRISMA), Viale Matteotti 15, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Siena, Italy
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Interests: synthesis of polysaccharide hydrogels; modification of metallic materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 3rd International Congress on Biohydrogels (Biohydrogels 2011)
Special Issue: Nanoparticle-Hydrogel Composites for Biomedical Applications
Special Issue: The Role of Water in the Properties of Hydrogels
Prof. Dr. Osvaldo H. Campanella
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, United States
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Interests: food science; rheology; self-assembled nanoparticles; polymer behavior
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Rheology of Gels
Prof. Dr. Emanuela Del Gado
Department of Physics and Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
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Interests: amorphous materials gel networks; microstructure, dynamical processes and mechanics in glassy materials; cementitious gels; nano-composites; plant cell wall; tissue mechanics; assembly at interfaces
Prof. Dr. Pablo H. Di Chenna
Departamento de Química Orgánica, UMYMFOR (CONICET-FCEN), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Piso 3, pabellón 2, Ciudad Universitaria, C1428EGA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Interests: development and study of new physical gels; organogels as template for the preparation of nanoparticles; supramolecular chemistry; structure-gelating property relationship; steroid-derived physical gels; development of functional soft materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Gels as Templates for Transcription
Dr. Damien Dupin
IK4-CIDETEC Research Centre, Materials division, Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa, Pº Miramón, 196, 20009 Donostia-San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa), Spain
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Interests: dynamic hydrogels; stimuli-responsive materials; colloids; emulsions; biomaterials; tissue engineering; wound healing; drug delivery; rheology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Hydrogels Based on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Luis Esquivias Fedriani
Departamento Física de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Sevilla. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC-US), Sevilla, Spain
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Interests: preparation of gels without usisnsolvent by means of insonation of the alkoxide/water mixtures; xerogels, aerogels, and aerogel/mineral composites for CO2 sequestration; absorption capacity, kinetics and mechanical behavior of organic/inorganic hybrid gels; CNT/alumina and silica composites
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Gohy
Bio and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place Louis Pasteur, 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Interests: synthesis of polymers including "living" and “controlled” polymerization techniques; ionic polymers; liquid crystals; surfactants; supramolecular chemistry; self-associating polymers in aqueous and non-aqueous media; stimuli-responsive gels; nanomaterials; adsorption of polymers on substrates; nanopatterned surfaces; lithium-polymer batteries
Dr. Annarosa Gugliuzza
National Research Council-Institute on Membrane Technology , CNR-ITM, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Interests: responsive membranes; electromembranes; composite membranes; honeycomb membranes; polyelectrolytes; nano assembly; layer-by-layer; wetting properties; membrane transport phenomena; biosensors; labs-on-a-chip; drug-delivery systems; textiles; packaging; gas separation; membrane contactors; catalytic membrane reactors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Responsive Polymer Membranes
Special Issue: Advances in Responsive Membranes
Prof. Dr. Marc In het Panhuis
Soft Materials Group, School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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Interests: hydrogels; tough gels; mechanical characteristic; printing; additive manufacturing; soft robotics; double network; ionic-covalent entanglement gels
Prof. Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari
Biomimetic Materials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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Interests: bioinspired gels; gels for stem cell delivery; self-assembled micelles for growth factor immobilization; models gels to control cell microenvironment; composite materials with structure at multiple length scales; skeletal tissue engineering
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Polymers Applied in Tissue Engineering
Special Issue: Hydrogels in Tissue Engineering
Prof. Dr. Andrei Jitianu
Department of Chemistry, Lehman College City University of New York 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, NY, 10468, USA
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Interests: hybrid melting gels, silver nanoparticles sols, core/shell nanoparticles for hydrogen peroxide biosensors, sol-gel method
Prof. Dr. Ali Khademhosseini
Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; microfluidics; nanotechnology; hydrogels; stem cells
Prof. Dr. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy
Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 224, Reading RG6 6AD, UK
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Interests: hydrogels; drug delivery; bioadhesive polymers; nanomaterials; microencapsulation technologies
Prof. Dr. Dirk Kuckling
Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Paderborn, Warburger Str. 100, D-33098 Paderborn, Germany
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Interests: controlled polymer synthesis; polymer characterization; smart polymers; hydrolgels; actuators and sensors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Stimuli-Responsive Materials
Special Issue: Stimuli-Responsive Gels
Dr. Xian Jun Loh
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602, Singapore
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Interests: water soluble polyhydroxyalkanoates; biodegradable Thermogelling Polymers; supramolecular host–guest polymeric materials for biomedical applications
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Organogels for Biomedical Applications
Prof. Dr. Matthias P. Lutolf
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Bioengineering, Station 15, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Interests: biomolecular hydrogels; stimuli-sensitive materials; proteolytically degradable materials; novel conjugation chemistries; materials for tissue engineering and cell culture; 2D and 3D patterning of biomaterials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Microfluidic-Assisted Synthesis and Modification of Polymeric Materials
Prof. Dr. Jules Magda
50 S Central Campus Dr Rm 3290 Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
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Interests: smart polymer hydrogels; continuous sensors for bioreactors; sensors for control of diabetes; hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels; rheology
Prof. Dr. Benveniste Natan
Rocket Propulsion Center, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
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Interests: gel propellants and fuels (rheology, flow, atomization and combustion) for rocket and ramjet engines; hydrogen peroxide applications; hybrid rockets; boron combustion; combustion of metals; solid fuel ramjet engines; solid fuel supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engines
Prof. Dr. To Ngai
Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
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Interests: colloidal particle, interfacial science, polymer and soft materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers from ASEPFPM2015
Special Issue: Pickering Emulsion and Derived Materials
Prof. Dr. Gaio Paradossi
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 000133 Roma, Italy
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Interests: polymer hydrogels; networks; self assembly; soft matter; scaffolds for cell growth; synthesis and characterization methods of gels
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Micro- and Nanogels
Dr. Francoise Quignard
Institut Charles Gerhardt-Montpellier, Matériaux Avancés pour la Catalyse et la Santé, UMR5253 CNRS-ENSCM-UM2-UM1, 8 rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier, France
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Interests: polysaccharides; aerogel; textural properties; self-assembly; chemical modification; catalysis; medical devices
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Aerogels
Prof. Dr. David Schiraldi
Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
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Interests: aerogels; polyester; packaging materials; composites and flame retardants
Assoc. Prof. Alejandro Sosnik
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical, Nanomaterials Science, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, De-Jur Building, Office 607, Technion City 3200003 Haifa, Israel
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Interests: polymers; biomaterials; polymer-ceramic hybrids; nanotechnology; self-assembly; polymeric micelles; polymeric nanoparticles; drug delivery and targeting; spray-drying; cancer; HIV
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Hydrogels for Drug Delivery
Prof. Dr. Pall Thordarson
School of Chemistry, The University of New South Wales, NSW 2052 Australia
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Interests: nanomedicine (self-assembled gels for drug release, cancer cell targeting peptides, gels as 3D cell culture mimicking, AFM as a tool in drug discovery); biophysical and protein chemistry (light-activiated bioconjugates, proteins and polymer self-assembly, controlling protein self-assembly); supramolecular chemistry (supramolecular chemistry of peptides and proteins in water, non-linear interactons in supramolecular chemistry, the formation of self-assembled gels, bio-mimetic light-harvesting and donor-acceptor arrays, binding constants and statistical treatment of supramolecular binding data)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Light-Harvesting Complexes
Prof. Dr. Richard G. Weiss
Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057-1227, USA
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Interests: materials and physical organic chemistry and organic photochemistry and photophysics; syntheses and properties of thermally and chemically reversible gels; study of reaction rates and mechanisms; anisotropic solvent effects on reaction mechanisms; ionic liquid crystals as mechanistic probes and "green solvents"; molecular processes in polymers
Prof. Dr. Clemens K. Weiss
Department of Life Sciences and Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Berlinstrasse 109, 55411 Bingen, Germany
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Interests: colloidal systems; polymeric nanoparticles; self-assembly; formulation of nanosystems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Colloid Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner
Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials & TU Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Hohe Str. 06, 01069 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: biomedical polymers; biointerfacial phenomena; hemocompatible materials; cell-instructive polymer matrices; bio-inspired materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Functional Polymers for Medical Applications

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