Special Issue "Biobased Nanocomposite Functional Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)
Dr. Armando Silvestre
CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: sustainable extraction and upgrading of added-value compounds from biomass addressing mainly bioactive compounds through the use benign solvents; new biobased polymers derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid; new funtional (nano)composite materials and biomaterials based on biopolymers and cellulose (nano)fibers
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pascoal Neto
The development of new biobased, nanocomposite materials is a domain that has been growing very fast in the last few years. This growth is partially attributable to their sustainable (and quite often green) connotations. However, the unique and diverse range of these materials’ features are the main reasons driving such growth. Such features include improved mechanical performance, biocompatibility, bioactivity, transparency, and conductivity. Thus, these materials allow for applications in a broad range of domains, from the biomedical to transparent electronic applications.
This Special Issue aims to receive original and innovative contributions or critical reviews concernng the development, characterization, and applications of these emerging materials.
Prof. Dr. Armando J. D. Silvestre
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pascoal Neto
Dr. Carmen S. R. Freire
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