Special Issue "Biomimetic Approaches in Coatings Synthesis"

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: 20 March 2023 | Viewed by 225

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anita Ioana Visan
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Lasers Department, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, 077190 Magurele, Ilfov, Romania
Interests: thin coatings; biopolymers; flavonoids; antibiotics; antimicrobial peptides; drug delivery applications
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Dr. Gianina Popescu-Pelin
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National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), “Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions” Laboratory, Lasers Department, 409A Atomistilor street, 077125 Magurele, Ilfov, Romania
Interests: laser processing of materials; synthesis of thin films by different pulsed laser techniques; biomaterials; biomimetic-modified metallic implants; polymeric coatings; drug delivery applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit to a Special Issue on the “Biomimetic approach in coatings synthesis”. In order to respond to the increasing demands of medical-targeted applications, the development of new products is required and implies the attainment of new functionalized materials and permanent optimization of coating systems. Recently, research on surfaces functionalization through less invasive, biomimetic approaches has been at the forefront of optimizing biointegration, bioactivation, and biomechanics. Both physical and chemical deposition techniques could be employed for coatings and thin films synthesis for targeted medical applications. Furthermore, different wet-chemistry steps and pyrolysis/combustion methods could also be applied in composite coatings synthesis .

Significant efforts are being made to continually develop new and improved biomimetic approaches for coatings synthesis to be used in biomedical applications.

In this context, this Special Issue aims to cover the recent experimental and theoretical developments in the field of biomimetic coatings and films, with focus on their preparation, characterization, applications, and industrialization. Researchers are invited to contribute manuscripts in the form of original full-length articles and critical reviews.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Medical thin film morphology, structure, and other properties induced by the applied deposition method.
  2. Deposition/growth and characterization of nanocomposite or multicomponent thin films for medical coatings.
  3. Nanoengineering on films to form nanotextured/nanofunctionalized surfaces, with the aim of bringing novel properties or functionalities over their bulk counterparts.
  4. Biodegradable coatings and interfaces
  5. Interactions of bio(macro)molecules with surfaces and skin medical remediation
  6. Improved implant surfaces for enhanced bioactivity, and advantageous cell–surface interactions to assist in regenerating tissue.

Dr. Anita Visan
Dr. Gianina Popescu-Pelin
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 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.


  • deposition techniques
  • thin-films
  • medical devices
  • bioactivity
  • biomimicry

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