Special Issue "Advances in Bio-inspired Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)
Prof. Dr. Nicola Pugno
Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Nanomechanics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano 77, 38123 Trento, Italy
Phone: +39 0461 282525
Fax: +39 0461 282599
Interests: nanomaterials; nanomechanics; bio-inspired; fracture; strength; adhesion; toughness
Unlocking the mysteries behind the superior design and mechanical properties of natural materials, promises to bring soon decisive novelties to our lives. From the elasticity of blood vessels, to the self-healing properties of bones, the strength of nacre, the smart adhesion of gecko feet, the self-cleaning quality of the lotus leaf, the resistance of the spiderweb, biology offers endless inspiration to engineering materials.
In this special issue we focus on the most recent advances in bio-inspired materials, with an emphasis on their mechanical hierarchical design, from the nano- to the macro-scale, hoping to contribute to the advent of a new material era.
Prof. Dr. Nicola Pugno
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Article: Polyamine-Promoted Growth of One-Dimensional Nanostructure-Based Silica and Its Feature in Catalyst Design
Materials 2012, 5(10), 1787-1799; doi:10.3390/ma5101787
Received: 12 September 2012; in revised form: 23 September 2012 / Accepted: 24 September 2012 / Published: 1 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (530 KB) | Supplementary Files
Materials 2013, 6(2), 460-482; doi:10.3390/ma6020460
Received: 27 December 2012; in revised form: 16 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2242 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(2), 637-668; doi:10.3390/ma6020637
Received: 7 January 2013; in revised form: 6 February 2013 / Accepted: 16 February 2013 / Published: 22 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1160 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(2), 699-712; doi:10.3390/ma6020699
Received: 27 November 2012; in revised form: 9 January 2013 / Accepted: 15 January 2013 / Published: 22 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (669 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(5), 1803-1825; doi:10.3390/ma6051803
Received: 20 February 2013; in revised form: 22 April 2013 / Accepted: 23 April 2013 / Published: 7 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1281 KB)
Last update: 17 January 2013