Special Issue "Role of Enzymes in Designing Self-healing Biological Based Materials"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Aydin Berenjian Website E-Mail
University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Interests: fermentation; bioprocess engineering; enzymatic reactions; self-healing materials
Guest Editor
Dr. Mostafa Seifan Website E-Mail
University of Waikato, New Zealand
Interests: Self-healing material development; Nanoconcrete; Recycled materials in concrete; Micro-structural and mechanical properties of engineered cementitious composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The persistence of many fabricated materials is costly and has a negative impact on environment. Therefore, the importance of developing new techniques to create sustainable materials that can heal themselves is of high interest. This is especially true for cementitious materials to synthetic polymers. In this fashion, enzymes play a key role in designing and fabricating a range of sustainable materials with a self-healing characteristic. This Special Issue will focus on the latest advancements and developed strategies of using enzymatic reactions to design self-healing materials.

Dr. Aydin Berenjian
Dr. Mostafa Seifan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • enzyme
  • self-healing
  • remendable
  • durability
  • design strategies
  • sustainability
  • mineral

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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