Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference (CIWC2020)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi

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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. Andriy Voronov
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Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, USA
Interests: olymer synthesis and self-assembly; responsive polymer materials including biomaterials and bio-based renewable materials for biomedical and biotechnological applications
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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
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Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Tanzi
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Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "G. Natta", INSTM Local Unit Politecnico di Milano, 20131 Milano, Italy
Interests: biomaterials; polymers; scaffolds; hydrogels, surface modification; mechanical and dynamic-mechanical properties; Infrared Spectroscopy; biocompatibility; cell-material interactions
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Prof. Dr. Chang-Hwan Choi
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
Interests: surface modification; additive manufacturing of metals; nanofabrication; nanostructured materials; interfacial phenomena (wetting, adhesion, friction, icing, corrosion, etc.)
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Prof. Dr. Vincenza Crupi
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Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: drug delivery systems; polymeric materials; FTIR-ATR spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; neutron techniques; materials characterization
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Prof. Dr. Lech Pawlowski
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University of Limoges, SPCTS, 12, rue Atlantis 87068 Limoges, France
Interests: plasma spraying; laser treatment of ceramic coatings; suspension and solution precursor plasma spraying (titania, zirconia and hydroxyapatite) for emerging applications
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Prof. Dr. Eva Pellicer
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Departament de Física, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Valles), Barcelona, Spain
Interests: electrodeposition; alloys; mesoporous films; electrocatalysis; magnetic properties
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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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Prof. Dr. James E. Krzanowski
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Mechanical Engineering Department, University of New Hampshire, Kingsbury Hall, 33 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824, USA
Interests: nitrides; carbides; sputter deposition; ion-assisted deposition; wear; friction; tool coatings
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises selected papers from the Proceedings of the Second Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference (CIWC2020), held from 15–31 May 2020, on ciwc2020.sciforum.net, an online platform for hosting scholarly e-conferences and discussion groups.

Through CIWC2020, we aim to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of surfaces, coatings, and interfaces. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Biocoating and biomaterial surfaces and interfaces;
  • Coatings and surfaces for mitigating wear, erosion, and corrosion;
  • Advances in high temperature coatings and surfaces;
  • Hybrid surface coatings and process;
  • Applications of pavement surface coatings;
  • Coatings, surfaces, and interfaces for food safety and preservation;
  • Deposition and modification on surfaces;
  • Advances in coatings and surface characterization.

Selected papers that have attracted the most interest on the web, or that provided a particularly innovative contribution, have been gathered for publication. These papers have been subjected to peer review, and are published with the aim of a rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications. We hope this Conference Series will grow rapidly in the future, and become recognized as a new way and venue by which to present new developments related to the field of coatings and interfaces.

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Prof. Dr. Andriy Voronov
Prof. Dr. Ludmila B. Boinovich
Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Tanzi
Prof. Dr. Chang-Hwan Choi
Prof. Dr. Vincenza Crupi
Prof. Dr. Lech Pawlowski
Prof. Dr. Eva Pellicer
Prof. Dr. Yasutaka Ando
Prof. Dr. James E. Krzanowski
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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