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Special Issue "Anodized Nanoporous Materials: Porous Silicon, Nanoporous Alumina, and Titania Nanotube Arrays"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Tushar Kumeria

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: nanoporous materials; electrochemical anodization; drug delivery; sensing; photonics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of /Materials/ will focus on nanoporous materials fabricated by the electrochemical anodization process. Anodization is an industrially-significant technique, which has been used for over a century to primarily protect the surface of metals. Through this process, a large variety of nanoporous materials from valve metals can be prepared, but the most common nanoporous materials made using anodization include porous silicon, nanoporous alumina, and titania nanotube arrays. These materials due to their tunable pore morphology and dimensions have become very popular for a broad range of applications. For example, porous silicon and porous alumina are suitable for development of optical and photonic sensing devices, drug delivery and molecular separation, whereas titania nanotube arrays are mainly applied in localized drug delivery systems and implants.

The aim of this Special Issue will be to cover the recent advances in both the fundamental and applied research in the field of anodized nanoporous materials. This Special Issue will cover the broad area of anodized nanoporous materials starting from the development of new nanoporous materials in terms of structure to optical, chemical, and photonic properties to the applications for anodized nanoporous materials in drug delivery, sensing, and molecular separation. Thus, we invite submissions from various research areas in chemistry, biology, materials, and so on. We encourage high-quality research articles containing original scientific results and review articles elaborating on the properties and features of anodized nanoporous materials are encouraged for submission to this Special Issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Development of novel anodized nanoporous materials.
  2. Development of nanoporous materials based optical, photonic, and electrochemical sensors.
  3. Development of nanoporous materials based drug delivery systems for systemic and localized delivery.
  4. Interaction of nanoporous materials with biological systems like cells, proteins, nucleotides, etc.
  5. Development of nanoporous materials based corrosion protection and anti-biofouling systems.
  6. Development of nanoporous membranes based molecular separation and desalination systems.

Dr. Tushar Kumeria
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • electrochemical anodization
  • porous silicon
  • nanoporous alumina
  • titania nanotube arrays

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Author: Tushar Kumeria

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