Special Issue "Ecofriendly Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Nadia Lotti
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Via Terracini 28, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: polyesters; synthesis; chemical modification; thermal properties; mechanical properties; barrier properties; biodegradability; packaging; tissue engineering; controlled nanodrug delivery systems
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Dr. Michelina Soccio
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Via Terracini 28, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: polymers; polyesters; biopolymers; copolymers; soft tissue engineering; food packaging; polymer crystallization; polymer dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanocomposites based on polymer matrix and nanoscale fillers have appeared as good candidates for a broad range of applications.

Recent trends in the nanocomposites field show bio-based/environmentally friendly materials to be among the components in these nanocomposite materials. Particular attention has been given to the use of bio-based/biodegradable polymers as a matrix component in nanocomposite applications because of their great widespread potential and advantages over other traditional synthetic materials. In this view, ecofriendly nanocomposites are becoming a subject of intensive research, owing to their inherent properties, such as nontoxicity, biocompatibility, biodegradability, as well as improved structural and functional properties.

In particular, the applicability of ecofriendly polymer nanocomposites to biomedical applications is a rapidly emerging area of development. One area of intense research involves electrospinning for the production of bioresorbable nanofiber scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Other areas concern hemodialysis membranes; diffusion-controlling membranes; membrane carriers for enzyme immobilization in biosensors; and coating materials for drugs and drug-releasing scaffolds.

Prof. Dr. Nadia Lotti
Dr. Michelina Soccio
Guest Editor

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  • Bio-based polymer 
  • Biodegradable polymer
  • Bio-nanoscale fillers 
  • Biocompatibility 
  • Biodegradability
  • Scaffold

Published Papers

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