Special Issue "Bio and Bio-Inspired Lubricants"


A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hong Liang
Materials Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3123, USA
Website: http://liang.tamu.edu/
E-Mail: hliang@tamu.edu
Phone: +1 979 862 2623
Fax: +1 979 845 3081
Interests: surface properties-behavior relations; (nano) tribology; tribochemistry; bio-nanointerface; biomaterials; nanomanufacturing; CMP

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Discovery, design, and development of new lubricants must meet requirements of nature and engineering applications. Today’s lubricants aim to be more efficient, environmentally friendly, and possibility multi-purpose, such as protection and cleaning. In this Special Issue of Lubricants, we discuss state-of-the-art lubricants that are from nature, or inspired by nature, including biological systems. Reviews and recent developments are encouraged to be submitted. The goal is to give us an overview of where we are and help us to develop new understanding as well as new lubricants.

Prof. Dr. Hong Liang
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Lubricants is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • bio-based lubricants
  • bio-inspired lubricants
  • natural lubricants
  • food grade grease
  • biodegradable lubricants
  • eco-friendly extreme pressure greases
  • vegetable oils
  • animal fat as lubricants

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Lubricants 2014, 2(3), 124-136; doi:10.3390/lubricants2030124
Received: 6 May 2014; in revised form: 4 June 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 2 September 2014
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Last update: 20 January 2014

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