Special Issue "Advance in Antibacterial and Antiviruses Materials and Coatings: From Fundamental to Application"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jeon Geon Han
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Guest Editor
Emeritus Professor, School of Applied Material Sciences and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 ChunChun-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon 440 746, Republic of Korea
Interests: thin films; bio and nano films; magnetron sputtering; PECVD; plasm a surface functionalization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well known that the transmission and spread of infection have the potential to lead to global pandemics such as COVID-19, which can seriously affect both human health and the economy and lead to significant loss of human lives. Pathogens including harmful bacteria and viruses are normally active on various surfaces, such as metals, plastics, fabrics, and other combined surfaces, and are transmitted to the human body through various contacts in our daily life. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a significant increase in attention among the global community to technological developments for the mitigation and protection against pathogens, including harmful bacteria species and viruses.

Indeed, a significant amount of research has been carried out in the last few years, foucins on the protection against and control of harmful pathogens through various approaches, e.g., the development of organic and inorganic materials for killing bacteria and viruses, surface texturing protecting against the attachment of bacteria and viruses, or the release of antibiotics. Application of these approaches is also expanding to a variety of fields beyond the medical industry, such as packaging for long term storage not just for pharmaceutical medicines, but also for food and agricultural products. Advances in the development of process technology are also expected to assist in such efforts.

This Special Issue cordially invites articles focusing on recently developed organic and inorganic materials using a nano or quantum structure, thin film or bulk protecting against pathogens such as harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses, surface coating technology, and their application in the industrial fields. In addition, papers focusing on assessment of the safety or toxicity of materials for industrial application are also solicited.

Dr. Jeon Geon Han
Guest Editor

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Coatings 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 2200 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.


  • antibacterial and surface coatings
  • antiviral materials and surface coatings
  • pathogen control
  • plasma and related processes
  • application of antibacterial and antiviral coatings

Published Papers

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