Special Issue "Selected Papers from N.I.C.E. 2018"
A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. Frédéric Guittard
NICE Lab, Institut Méditerranéen du Risque, de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (IMREDD), Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
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Interests: surface functionalization; nanostructured materials; adhesive/anti-adhesive coatings; fluorinated materials; biobased chemicals and materials; green chemistry; special wettabilities; self healing materials; stimuli-responsive materials; renewable energy
Prof. Dr. Hernando S. Salapare III
1. University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines
2. Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
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Interests: plasma processed materials; plasma physics and chemistry; nanostructured materials; functional polymers; special wettabilities; adhesion; electronic materials and processing; surfaces and interfaces; electrical and thermal-based sensors
Prof. Josep Samitier
1. Nanobioengineering group, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Baldiri Reixac 10-12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
2. Department of Engineering: Electronics, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
3. Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBER), Spain
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Interests: Surface functionalization; Engineering cell–material interface; Biosensors and lab on a chips; Microfluidics; 3D Bioprinting and 3D Cell culture; Organ-on-a-chip engineering
Nature has developed processes and robust materials, which possess superior physical, chemical, and electromagnetic properties that can withstand the most extreme conditions. We need to take inspiration from nature to obtain a more sustainable development. By combining our knowledge of processes and the knowledge of natural systems, we can create “biomimetic” solutions to the problems that we are facing as a consequence of the over-exploitation of our natural resources.
Nice, France, the capital city of the French Riviera, once again welcomes the 4th edition of the International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials (“Nature Inspires Creativity Engineers” or N.I.C.E. 2018 Conference) from 14 to 17 of October, 2018. As in the previous editions, we are expecting hundreds of scientists and engineers to share the latest developments in the growing field of bioinspired and biobased chemistry and materials. It is a unique opportunity to understand the new challenges, to initiate new collaborations and to envisage sustainable solutions for the future.
This Special Issue is cooperating with the N.I.C.E. 2018 conference (http://www.unice.fr/nice-conference/). All speakers and registered participants at this conference are invited to submit a manuscript for publication.
Prof. Frédéric Guittard
Dr. Hernando S. Salapare III
Prof. Dr. Josep Samitier
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biomimetics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- NanoTechnology: adhesive/antiadhesive materials, fluorinated materials, nanocomposites, nanostructured materials, micro- and nanofluidics, special wettabilities, plasma processed materials
- BioTech: green chemistry, biobased chemicals and materials, biodegradable polymers, biocomposites, bioengineering, biomass, bio-sources for fuels
- SmartTech: stimuli-responsive materials, functional polymeric materials, renewable energy, 3D printing, solar cells, optical devices, self-healing materials