Special Issue "Biomimetic and Functional Materials"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Material Sciences and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas - Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers, Greece
Website: http://www.iesl.forth.gr/People/person.aspx?id=64
E-Mail: stratak@iesl.forth.gr
Interests: ultrafast laser materials interaction - biomimetic biomaterials -superhydrophobicity/superhydrophilicity; organic electronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study and simulation of biological systems with desired properties is popularly known as biomimetics and involves the transformation of the ideas, concepts, and underlying principles developed by nature into manmade technology. The adaptation of methods and systems found in nature into synthetic constructs is desirable because nature provides a unique source of working solutions, which can serve as models of inspiration for synthetic paradigms. This Special Issue will cover some of the more significant advances in the field of biomimetic functional nanomaterials. In particular, the issue will provide a comprehensive overview of the different approaches that have been employed for the design and fabrication of state-of-the-art bio-inspired, artificial nanomaterials. These materials are smart, energy-efficient, agile, adaptable, fault-tolerant, eco-friendly, and multifunctional. The issue will include topics related to potential technological applications under development; the topics will come from fields as diverse as engineering, nanotechnology, and nanomedicine. Special focus will be given to the biomedical applications of biomimetic functional nanomaterials, which relate to cell tissue engineering, sensing, and diagnosis.

Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis
Guest Editor


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  • biomimetics
  • nanotechnology
  • bio-inspired nanomaterials
  • biomimetic functional nanomaterials
  • multifunctional nanomaterials
  • nanomedicine
  • responsive nanomaterials

Published Papers (5 papers)

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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 14909-14920; doi:10.3390/ijms150914909
Received: 29 June 2014; in revised form: 7 August 2014 / Accepted: 14 August 2014 / Published: 25 August 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 13681-13696; doi:10.3390/ijms150813681
Received: 18 June 2014; in revised form: 18 July 2014 / Accepted: 25 July 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(5), 7049-7063; doi:10.3390/ijms15057049
Received: 26 March 2014; in revised form: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 8 April 2014 / Published: 25 April 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(4), 6009-6018; doi:10.3390/ijms15046009
Received: 25 February 2014; in revised form: 21 March 2014 / Accepted: 31 March 2014 / Published: 9 April 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(3), 3640-3659; doi:10.3390/ijms15033640
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 20 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Last update: 23 January 2014

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