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Editors (17)

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi

Editor-in-Chief
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Interests: electrodeposition of materials for renewable energy production; surface engineering; corrosion and corrosion protection; thermal barriers coatings; electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); X-ray techniques for surface structure and composition (XPS, XRF, XRD); electroless deposition of metals and cermet’s; simulation and modelling of complex electrochemical systems
Prof. Dr. Wei Pan
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State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: low thermal conductivity ceramics for gas-turbines; solid-electrolytes and nanomaterials
Dr. Rafael Comesaña *
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1. Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction, University of Vigo, Spain
2. LaserON Laser Applications Research Group, University of Vigo, Industrial Technological Research Centre - MTI, Rúa Maxwel, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: laser materials processing; laser surface modification; laser cladding; laser texturization; nanoparticle production by laser ablation; biomaterials processing and characterization
* Section: Laser Coatings
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Dr. James Kit-hon Tsoi *
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Dental Materials Science, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Interests: nanocoating for dental biomaterials; anti-bacterial coating; process of clinical coating
* Section: Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces
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Dr. Emerson Coy *
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NanoBioMedical Centre-Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, ul. Wszechnicy Piastowskiej 3, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Interests: nanomaterials for energy and information technology based in thin film nanocomposites; nanoindentation; coatings; thin films; carbides/nitrides; multiferroics; functionally graded nanomaterials; characterization (HRTEM, XPS &, XRD); PVD deposition techniques; electro/photo catalysis of nanocomposites (HER/ORR/OER/HOR)
* Section: Surface Engineering for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage
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Dr. Qi Hua Fan *
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College of Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: plasma; thin film; solar cell; chemical vapor deposition; coatings; sputtering; surface engineering
* Section: Plasma Coatings, Surfaces & Interfaces
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Dr. Michele Ferrari *
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Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technologies for Energy, National Research Council, CNR-ICMATE, Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy
Interests: wetting; surfactants; adsorption liquid interfaces; superhydrophobicity; amphiphobicity; anti-corrosion coatings; marine environment; biomedical fabrics
* Section: Environmental Aspects in Colloid and Interface Science
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Prof. Dr. Stefano Farris *
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Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS), University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: atomic force microscopy (AFM); edible coatings; food packaging; gas barrier coatings; intelligent coatings; interfaces; nanocomposite coatings; nanostructured coatings; surfaces
* Section: Coatings for Food Technology and System
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Prof. Dr. Huirong Le *
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The Future Lab, Tsinghua University, San-Cai-Tang Building, No. 160 Cheng-Fu Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: antimicrobial coatings; biotribology; mechanics and tribology of coatings; lightweight composites
* Section: Tribology
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Prof. Dr. Arũnas Ramanavičius *
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Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: biosensors; conducting polymers; physical chemistry; biochemistry; thin layers; proteins; surface plasmon resonance; electrochemistry; ellipsometry
* Section: Functional Polymer Coatings and Films
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Prof. Dr. Eduardo Guzmán *
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Department of Physical Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Interests: polyelectrolyte, colloids, emulsions, foams, interfaces, layer-by-layer, adsorption, interfacial rheology
* Section: Liquid–Fluid Coatings, Surfaces and Interfaces
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Prof. Dr. Ludmila B. Boinovich *
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Lab. on Surface Forces, A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 31 Leninsky prospect, 119071 Moscow, Russia
Interests: superhydrophobicity; superhydrophilicity; anti-icing coatings; anti-corrosion coatings; electroinsulating coatings; surface modification; wetting
* Section: Corrosion, Wear and Erosion
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Dr. Torsten Brezesinski *
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Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Bldg. 717, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Interests: Li-ion batteries; Li-S batteries; all-solid-state batteries; pseudocapacitors; thin films; materials science; mesoporous materials; self-assembled nanostructures; structure-property relationships
* Section: Thin Films
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Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai *
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Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: bio(nano)materials; synthesis methods; materials processing and design; advanced coatings; tissue engineering; drug delivery; characterization methods
* Section: Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering
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Prof. Dr. Giorgos Skordaris *
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Laboratory for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: coatings for cutting tools and machine elements, FEA modelling; superficial treatments; characterization of coated tool's strength, fatigue and adhesion properties
* Section: Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification
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Prof. Dr. Orlando Auciello
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Associate Editor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, 75080 TX, USA
Interests: science and technological applications of multifunctional oxide and diamond thin films

Editorial Board Members (625)

Dr. Ilona Oja Acik
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Laboratory of Thin Film Chemical Technologies, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086, Tallinn, Estonia
Interests: thin films; nanostructured layers; chemical deposition methods; chemical spray pyrolysis; materials science; photovoltaics; photocatalytic self- and air cleaning coatings
Prof. Dr. M. Shaheer Akhtar
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New & Renewable Energy Materials Development Center (NewREC), School of Chemical Engineering, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk 54896, Korea
Interests: thin films; metal oxide nanomaterials; electrochemical system; photocatalytic reaction; energy storage
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Prof. Dr. Joachim Albrecht
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Research Institute for Innovative Surfaces, FINO, Aalen University, Beethovenstr. 1, D-73430 Aalen, Germany
Interests: superconducting films; wear resisitve surfaces; substrate engieneering; superhydrophobic surfaces; vacuum deposition
Prof. Dr. Joël Alexis
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Laboratoire Génie de Production, INP-ENIT, 650016 Tarbes, France
Interests: coatings; mechanical properties; adhesion; additive manufacturing
Dr. Klaus Pagh Almtoft

Tribology Centre, Danish Technological Insitute, Kongsvang Allé 29, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Interests: sputter deposition; Industrial-scale sputtering; PVD coatings; surface enginering; pulsed DC sputtering; HiPIMS; HPPMS; oxides; nitrides; carbides; DLC; tribology; ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD); ion implantation; photocatalysis; X-ray diffraction (XRD, XRR, pole figures); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); Rutherford backscattering; EDX
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Dr. Qinyou An
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State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070, Hubei, China
Interests: energy storage materials and devices
Dr. Mihai Anastasescu
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Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: multifunctional nanostructured materials (thin films, oxides, semiconductors); microstructure; optical and electrical properties
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ancona
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Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies IFN, Italian National Research Council, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: laser materials processing; laser-matter interaction; ultrafast lasers; laser surface texturing; laser welding; laser ablation; laser micro/nano-structuring
Prof. Dr. Yasutaka Ando
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Division of Mechanical Engineering, Ashikaga University, 268-1 Omaecho, Ashikaga, Tochigi 326-0845, Japan
Interests: thermal spray technology; photocatalysis; CVD; diamond; nitriding, XRD
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