Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Defense: From Textiles to Composites"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2022 | Viewed by 585

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Raul Fangueiro
Guest Editor
1. Fibrenamics, Institute of Innovation on Fiber-based Materials and Composites, University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
2. Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: fibrous and composite materials; nanofibers; advanced textiles; smart composites
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Prof. Dr. Francois Boussu
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Guest Editor
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles/Génie et Matériaux Textiles laboratory (ENSAIT/GEMTEX), 2 Allée Louis et Victor Champier, F-59100 Roubaix, France
Interests: 3D fabrics; textile composites; composite material; protective solution; weaving technology
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Dr. Diana Ferreira
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Guest Editor
Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: CBRN protective materials; nanofibers; natural fibers; functionalization of fibrous structures; synthesis of nanoparticles; piezoresistive materials; localized drug delivery systems; wound dressing systems; photodynamic therapy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research and development (R&D) on advanced materials for defense is being driven all over the world by the most renowned universities, research centers, military institutes, and companies, in order to meet important requirements to enhance the safety and survivability of platforms and personnel, along with requirements for enhanced maintainability and operability of platforms.

This Special Issue focuses on advanced materials research in the forward-looking R&D domain, where the intersection of key technologies in areas such as nano- and micro-technology, biotechnology, sensor technology, stealth materials, smart materials and structures, and energy generation and storage is being explored.

Hence, the aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research and review articles that address these topics and include advances, trends, challenges, and future perspectives in established and emerging areas of defense.

Note: this Special Issue has collaborated with "3rd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense".

Prof. Dr. Raul Fangueiro
Prof. Dr. Francois Boussu
Dr. Diana Ferreira
Guest Editors

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  • ballistic protection
  • signature management and adaptative camouflage
  • metamaterials
  • fibers, textiles and wearable technologies
  • personal protective equipment
  • chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear detection/protection
  • composite materials
  • radar absorbers
  • computational materials design
  • structural health monitoring
  • multifunctional coatings
  • manufacturing technology, testing and repair
  • autonomous systems
  • auxetic materials
  • blast protection
  • energy harvesting and storage
  • energy and impact absorption
  • monitoring and sensor systems
  • nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • self-healing materials
  • smart materials and structures
  • thermoregulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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