Special Issue "Biomimetic Materials"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)
Biomimetic materials have been of interest for many applications, ranging from structural and biomedical ones, to sensor technology and communications. Materials scientists and engineers have been intrigued by the inherent redundancy, self-healing properties, and stimulus-driven responsiveness of biological systems; these properties arise from their nano-composite, hierarchically-organized structures. The hierarchical organization of porosities in bone, response-driven fouling capability of barnacles, interlocked brick and mortar organization of mineral platelets in nacre, and the tiered hierarchy of the collagen molecule in human bone, are all examples of the unique and exceptional properties of biosystems, which researchers strive to both analyze and mimic. Recent advances in advanced characterization tools, as well as efforts in the multi-scale modeling of response of biological materials’, show great promise towards furthering the development of new materials that mimic the forms and/or functions of biological structures and materials.
This special issue seeks contributions regarding new advances in the structural, molecular, and organizational details of the biological world, as well as research mimicking the structures and/or functions of these biomimetic systems. Advances in novel manufacturing techniques and novel biomimetic materials design would be appropriate; studies involving advances in new characterizations and superior models of property prediction are also welcome.
Dr. Kalpana S. Katti
Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983) is an Open Access journal, which is free to access and read on the Internet. MDPI guarantees that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or buy access through pay-per-view fees to access the articles published in the journal. Hence, MDPI does not have any income from selling subscriptions to the print or online version of this journal or from pay-per-view fees. In order to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journals, and processing the manuscripts through peer-review and the editorial procedure, the journal uses a form of conditional submission fee referred to as Article Processing Charge (APC).
For Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983), authors are asked to pay a fee of 300 CHF (Swiss Francs) per processed paper, but only if the article is accepted for publication in this journal after peer-review and possible revision of the manuscript. An additional fee of 250 CHF may apply for those articles that need major editing and formatting and/or English editing. Note that many national and private research funding organizations and universities explicitly cover such fees for articles originated in funded research projects. Discounts are available for authors from institutes that participate with MDPI's membership program.
In addition to Swiss Francs (CHF), we also accept payment of the fees in Euros (EUR), US Dollars (USD) or Chinese Yuan (CNY). Current exchange rates published at XE plus 5% exchange commission apply.Please note that for papers submitted after 1 January 2017, an APC of 350 CHF applies.
- biological materials
- nacre, bone, wood, sea urchin spine, antifouling biomimetic coatings
- multiscale modeling