Special Issue "Molecular Biomimetics and Materials Design"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)
Prof. Dr. Lyle Isaacs (Website)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Fax: +1 301 314 9121
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; molecular recognition; molecular containers; molecular clips; glycoluril; cucurbit[n]urils; self-sorting; complex systems; supramolecular catalysis
Prof. Dr. Kwang J. Kim (Website)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: electroactive polymer; ionic polymer-metal composite; metal hydride actuator
Nature is unquestionably the pre-eminent chemist. One must only consider the myriad chemical reactions and non-covalent interactions that are ongoing simultaneous with exquisite control in both space and time to be awe inspired. A large number of chemists and biochemists are involved in the dissection of these complex biological systems by understanding the precise chemical behavior of each Natural component. Another segment of the chemical and biochemical community aims to apply the understanding of natural systems to create man-made molecules, materials, machines, and systems with complex structure and function. This special issue is dedicated to the chemistry of such biomimetic systems at the molecular, macromolecular, and materials levels. As such this special issue encompasses a broad range of topics of contemporary interest in chemistry.
Prof. Dr. Lyle Isaacs
Prof. Dr. Kwang J. Kim
- biomimetic systems
- stimuli responsive materials
- molecular machines
- sensing systems
- surface chemistry
- systems chemistry