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Special Issue "Physical Anti-Bacterial Nanostructured Biomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Elena Ivanova

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Interests: planar micro-devices; bio-molecules; micro-organisms; bacterial taxonomy; bacterial interactions; macro/micro/nanostructured surfaces; surface chemistry
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Russell Crawford

Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Interests: colloid and surface science; biointerfaces; biofilms; biological; anti-bacterial; implants; surface nano-topography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antimicrobial surfaces are receiving a significant amount of interest, particularly over the last five years. Surfaces, such as those are being developed, are one method to stem the increasing prevalence of microbial contamination of medical and industrial surfaces. In recent years, certain nanostructured surfaces have been shown to exhibit high levels of biocidal action, with this behaviour arising from physical, rather than chemical, action. Such surfaces include those containing particular nanotopologies, including those that are found on some insect wing surfaces, such as those of cicadae, damselflies and dragonflies. The activity of these surfaces has been shown to arise from interactions of a physical nature, where the nanostructures on the substrates disrupt the cell wall structure of the attaching pathogenic cells. 

This Special Issue of Materials will report on recent advances being made in the identification and development of the nanostructured biomaterials that exhibit anti-bacterial behaviour, where the origin of this action arises from physical interactions at the cell–substrate interface.

Prof. Dr. Elena  Ivanova
Prof. Dr. Russell Crawford
Guest Editors

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 1500 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.


Antimicrobial Surfaces
Nanostructured Biomaterials

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