Special Issue "Design and Fabrication of Soft Materials"

A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Catarina Custódio
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: biomaterials; hydrogels; personalized medicine; 3D cell culture; bioengineering
Dr. Clara R. Correia
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Guest Editor
CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: 3D cell culture; biomaterials; biomimetic micro-technologies; cell encapsulation; osteoimmunology
Dr. Ana Sofia Silva
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Guest Editor
CICECO – University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: scaffold-free; nanotechnology; particle engineering; supercritical fluids, biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emerging research interests that combine information and expertise from materials science, bioengineering, chemistry, and biomedical sciences have resulted in the rapid expansion of the interdisciplinary field of soft materials. Particularly, smart soft materials, soft robotics, and innovative designing and microfabrication processes may present new opportunities and solutions for tissue engineering, biosensing, and biomaterials.

The objective of this Special Issue is to gather the latest achievements from the field of soft materials, on all aspects related to the recent advances in designing, manufacturing, and applications.

We kindly invite you to submit your research related to the subject of this issue.

Dr. Catarina Custódio
Dr. Clara R. Correia
Dr. Ana Sofia Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • soft materials
  • soft robotics
  • tissue engineering
  • hydrogels
  • biomaterials

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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