Special Issue "Green Nanotechnology: The Latest Innovations, Knowledge Gaps, and Future Perspectives"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Roberto Martins
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Guest Editor
CESAM – Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies and Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: marine nanoecotoxicology; green nanotechnology R&D; “smart” engineered nanomaterials; environmental risk assessment
Dr. Olga Barbara Kaczerewska
Guest Editor
CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials and Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: cationic surfactants; nanomaterials; controlled release applications; green chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology bringing together chemists, biologists, physicians, and materials science engineers, among others. It has been proposed for addressing societal challenges due to the vast range of applications, such as on nanomedicine, food, nanoelectronics, energy, packaging, composite materials, coatings, construction, water treatment or environmental remediation. Not surprisingly, the use of nanostructured materials has been raising health and environmental safety concerns favoring the expansion of a sub-field dedicated to green and safe-by-design solutions. Green nanotechnology aims at developing solutions that minimize environmental and human health risks of nanomaterials during their lifetime through the replacement of toxic products or current processes through suitable eco-friendly alternatives. This Special Issue seeks innovative applications, products, technologies or processes beyond the state-of-the-art in any scientific green nanotechnology-related field as well as considerations in terms of future perspectives and identification of gap knowledges. Research on sustainable production of nanomaterials, novel safer-by-design technologies or (eco)toxicological assessment of novel nanomaterials is also welcome.

Dr. Roberto Martins
Dr. Olga Barbara Kaczerewska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • green nanotechnology
  • green chemistry
  • safety-by-design
  • sustainability
  • nanomaterials
  • nanoparticles
  • nanoecotoxicology
  • environmental risk assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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