Special Issue "Intelligent Tribological and Functional Coatings"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Tribology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Shih-Chen Shi
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan
Interests: micro/nanotribology; nanomaterial; cellulose; photobiology; composite material
Prof. Yunn-Lin Hwang
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Design Engineering, National Formosa University, Huwei, Taiwan
Interests: multibody dynamics; vibration; modal analysis; computer-aided engineering; biomechanics
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Prof. Jason Hsiao Chun Yang
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Guest Editor
Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Interests: plasma processing; biomaterials; electrospinning; surface modification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today’s industry trends are moving toward achieving high speed, high precision, and sustainability in new product development. In this light, the research challenges posed by the surface friction between two components, including movement, wear, and lubrication, become extremely crucial. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in tackling the aforementioned challenges and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. The Special Issue will provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and academics to present and discuss ideas, challenges, and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in the field of engineering tribology toward achieving high speed, high precision, energy conservation, sustainable use, and advanced design in industrial tribology, in addition to issues related to application.

  • Basic friction and wear
  • Lubricants and lubrication
  • Contact mechanics and adhesion
  • Surface engineering and coating
  • Material analysis and examination
  • Tribology in machine elements
  • Tribochemistry and tribocorrosion
  • Biotribology
  • Green tribology and sustainability
  • Micro- and nanotribology
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Tribotronics and active tribology
  • Dynamic and vibration engineering
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Measurement and signal processing technology
  • Power engineering technology
  • Fire science and technology
  • System design engineering
  • Other engineering technologies

Prof. Shih-Chen Shi
Prof. Yunn-Lin Hwang
Prof. Jason Hsiao Chun Yang
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 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 1800 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.


  • tribology
  • lubricating
  • surface modification
  • wear
  • friction
  • nanomaterial
  • additive

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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