Special Issue "Advances in Functional Thin Films: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Yu-Ching Huang
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Interests: organic photovoltaics; organic photodiodes; perovskite solar cells; transparent conductive films; synchrotron radiation; flexible electronics; indoor applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of thin film science and technology has been widely used in various fields, including energy, optoelectronics, environmental protection, and biomedicine. These applications require very diverse physical, chemical, optoelectronic, mechanical, abrasion, and corrosion resistance properties, which can be achieved by coating functional films on the surface of the substrate. To meet a new application requirement of functional thin film, it is necessary to fully grasp the intrinsic properties of the materials, supplemented by appropriate film fabrication technology. Therefore, the fabrication, properties, and applications of functional thin films are closely related.

This Special Issue on “Advances in Functional Thin Films: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications” will collect new original research and review papers, with special emphasis on the improved properties, innovative fabrication processes, and novel applications of functional thin films. Acceptable topics may include but not be limited to energy, flexible electronics, protective coating, biomedical materials, and other functional thin film applications. We sincerely invited researchers in this field to submit relevant manuscripts to this Special Issue of the journal Coatings.

Prof. Yu-Ching Huang
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 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. 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 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.


  • Thin film
  • Fabrication process
  • Application
  • Energy
  • Optoelectronics
  • Flexible
  • Biomedical materials
  • Protective coating
  • Physical property
  • Chemical property

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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