Special Issue "Selected Papers from the N.I.C.E. 2018 Conference"

A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Frederic Guittard

1. NICE Lab, Institut Méditerranéen du Risque, de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (IMREDD), Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
2. University California Riverside, department of Bioengineering, Materials Science & Engineering building, 900 University avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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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; optoelectronic and photonic sensors
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sonia Amigoni

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: nanosensors; polymer nanoparticles; material surfaces; biosensors
Guest Editor
Dr. Arnaud Zenerino

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: inorganic nanoparticles; polymer emulsion; additive manufacturing
Guest Editor
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nature has developed processes and robust materials, which possess superior physical, chemical, and electromagnetic properties, which can withstand the most extreme conditions. We need to take inspiration from nature to create new and enhanced materials that can be utilized as chemical sensors for different applications in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and smart technology. By combining our knowledge of processes and 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), 14–17 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 and its applications in the science and technology of chemical sensors. 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. Dr. Frédéric Guittard
Prof. Dr. Sonia Amigoni
Dr. Arnaud Zenerino
Dr. Hernando S. Salapare III
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.

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  • NanoTechnology: fluorinated materials, nanocomposites, nanostructured materials, micro- and nanofluidics, plasma processed materials, nanosensors
  • BioTech: green chemistry, biobased chemicals and materials, biodegradable polymers, biocomposites, bioengineering, biosensors and chemical sensor networks, biothreat agent sensing
  • SmartTech: stimuli-responsive materials, functional polymeric materials, 3D printing, solar cells, optical chemical sensors, self-healing materials, electronic sensors

Published Papers

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