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Topic Editors (43)

Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
Istituto Per Lo Studio Dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, ISMN – CNR, Palermo, c/o Department of ChiBioFarAm, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 31, Vill. S. Agata, 98166 Messina (Me), Italy
Interests: hybrid multifunctional nanomaterials; multicomponent nanocomposites; polymeric coatings; surface properties implementation; green chemistry; supramolecular assemblies; colloidal nanoparticles; sustainability; sensing materials; sol–gel technique
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Dr. Ulf Sandberg
Website1 Website2
1. Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, 58195 Linkoping, Sweden;
2. Informex HB, Hargs gard, 59039 Kisa, Sweden
Interests: road surface properties; tyre/road noise; noise generation; measurement methods, rolling resistance, tyre/road interaction
Prof. Dr. Stephan Rudykh
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1415 Engineering Drive Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: mechanics of soft materials; elastic instabilities; micromechanics; 3D-printing of soft materials; soft biological and bio-inspired materials; acoustic/elastic metamaterials; waves in soft matter; active materials
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Dr. Liqiang Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: biomedical titanium alloys; surface modification; microstructure; mechanical properties; 3D printing
Dr. Santiago Pozo-Antonio
Department of Natural Resources Engineering and Environment, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Interests: Cultural Heritage; Cleaning; Consolidation, Water-repelling
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Prof. Dr. Andrzej Zieliński
Biomaterials Division, Department of Materials Engineering and Bonding, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: titanium and its alloys; Co–Cr alloys; stainless steels; NiTi alloys; additive manufacturing; oxide coatings; phosphate coatings; hydroxyapatite and nanohydroxyapatite coatings; carbon nanotubes’ coatings; silicate coatings and bioglasses; chitosan coatings; deposition parameters; microstructure; morphology; topography; adhesion; mechanical properties; physical properties; chemical properties; biological properties
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Prof. Danut-Ionel Vaireanu
Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
Interests: electrodeposition of advanced materials; electrochemical applications for energy storage devices; coatings; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; electrochemical engineering
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Dr. Florin Nastase
Research Centre for Integrated Systems Nanotechnologies and Carbon Based Nanomaterials (CENASIC), National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies-IMT Bucharest, 077190 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: thin films technology; atomic layer deposition (ALD); plasma processing of materials (plasma polymerization, plasma functionalization); organic semiconductors (semiconducting polymers); nanocomposites (polymer nanocomposites); polymer physics
Dr. Antony Ananth
Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
Interests: Plasma assisted nanomaterials, Atmospheric pressure and vacuum plasmas, Plasma treatments, Antimicrobial/biomedical materials, Catalysts, Polymer membranes, Thin film sensors
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Dr. Bozena Tyliszczak
Instytute of Materials Science, Cracow University of Technology, 37 Jana Pawla II, 31-864 Cracow, Poland
Interests: design of materials; colloids; polymers & microfluidics; colloid chemistry; dispersion; thin and thick films; synthesis of polymers; material characterization; functional materials; film materials; nanomaterials; nanoparticles; nanomaterials synthesis; advanced materials; sol-gel synthesis; biomaterials; composites; coatings; materials chemistry; porous materials; biodegradable polymers; hydrogel; biomimetic materials; conducting polymers
Dr. Manuela Correia
REQUIMTE/LAQV, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Environmental Chemistry; analytical chemistry; pesticides; Chromatography; Sample Preparation; food safety; micropollutants; pharmaceuticals
Dr. Andrei Vasile NASTUTA
Physics and Biophysics Education Research Laboratory (P&B-EduResLab), Biomedical Science Department, Faculty of Medical Bioengineering, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Iasi, Romania
Interests: surface characterization; plasma deposition; atmospheric pressure plasmas; appj; plasma diagnosis; atmospheric pressure plasma surface interactions; plasma-living tissue interface; Plasma Medicine
Prof. Gunchul Shin
School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ulsan, 12 Technosaneop-ro 55 beon-gil, Nam-gu, Ulsan, South Korea
Interests: Coatings for bio-medical implants, Water barrier protection, Semiconducting technology, Smart sensors, Wireless electronics, Optogenetics, Soft materials, Flexible/Stretchable electronics, Nanomaterials, Thin film technology, Functional materials, Surface modification
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Dr. Gian PIetro De Gaudenzi
FILMS SpA, OMCD Grp, Anzola Dossola, VB, Italy
Interests: tungsten, tungsten carbide, cemented carbides, hardmetal, wear, corrosion, cutting tools, high temperature, material science
Prof. Dr. hab. inż. Tomasz Lipiński
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Interests: metallurgy, modification, fatigue strength, non-metallic inclusions, corrosion, foundry, welding, stainless steels
Dr. Kosmas Ellinas
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Patriarchou Gregoriou and Neapoleos 27, 153 41, Aghia Paraskevi, Greece
Interests: wetting; interfacial phenomena; plasma processing; microfluidics; functional surfaces
Dr. Jeffrey D. Venezuela
University of Queensland
Interests: metal coatings, electroplating, biodegradable metals, hydrogen embrittlement
Dr. Fedor Vasilievich Grigoriev
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Research Computing Center, Moscow, Russia
Interests: molecular modeling; thin films deposition; simulation of thin films properties; computer-aided drug design
Dr. Rene Herrera Diaz
Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department. University of the Basque Country EHU/UPV
Interests: wood coatings; surface treatments; natural products; UV-protection; fire protection
Dr. Maria Rosaria Masullo

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INFN – Naples unit, Complesso Univ. MSA , via Cinthia, ed.6, 80127 Napoli, Italy
Interests: particle dynamics and related instabilities in particle accelerator; e.m. characterization of accelerator devices and coatings; metamaterial application in accelerator; photonic band gap structures; proton linacs for hadrontherapy
Prof. Chien-Cheng Kuo
Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, Taiwan
Interests: technology development of ultraviolet optical film; high damage threshold laser film; plasma polymer film; electron gun/magnetron sputtering/plasma polymerization/microwave plasma/atomic layer deposition and other vacuum equipment design Inspection; combine with optical monitoring and inspection to complete precision optical coating technology and high uniform coverage optical coating technology of micro-complexity structure optical elements
Dr. Francesco Bertocci
R&D Global Transducer Technology, Esaote spa, Via di Caciolle, 15, 50127 Firenze (Italy)
Interests: problem solving; failure detection; multi-layered structure; sensors; piezoelectric material; process engineering; epoxy resin; transfer technology
Dr. Ioana Daniela Dulama
Scientific Researcher III, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Science and Technology - Valahia University of Targoviste, 13 Sinaia Alley, 130004 Targoviste, Romania
Interests: surface characterization; material characterization; microstructure; nanostructure; morphology; physical properties; chemical properties; nanomaterials; nanoparticles
Dr. Biancacci Nicolò
CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Interests: Beam coupling impedance and collective effects in particle accelerators; e.m. characterisation of accelerator devices and coatings; analytical and numerical e.m. calculations; particle accelerator supervision and operation.
Prof. Dr. Christova Darinka

Laboratory of Amphiphilic and Ionogenic Polymers, Institute of Polymers - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Akad. G. Bonchev St., Bl. 103A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: copolymers and polymer networks of complex macromolecular architecture; smart polymer materials; polymeric membranes; thin polymer films; polymers for drug delivery application; biocompatible/biodegradable polymers
Dr. Anita Ioana Visan
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: Nanomaterials; Thin film technologies for bio-medical coatings: Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD); Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE); Combinatorial-MAPLE; Rapid Prototyping by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation Direct Write (MAPLE DW) & Reverse MAPLE; dip-coating; 3D printing; nanopowders fabrication and characterization
Prof. Junjun Ding
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802, USA
Interests: Nanomaterials, Nanomanufacturing, Advanced manufacturing, Nanocomposites, Flexible electronics
Dr. Rajib Paul
Department of macromolecular science and engineering, Case western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Interests: Nanomaterials and thin films for energy applications
Dr. Zhili Dong
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang technological University, Singapore
Interests: Processing of metals and alloys; Synthesis of geo-mimetic ceramic materials; Functionalities and applications of geo-mimetic ceramic materials (including apatite-type, perovskite-type, spinel-type, wurtzite-type, anatase-type, olivine-type, and layered-type); X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy of metals and ceramics
Dr. Silvia Bittolo Bon
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Perugia, 05100 Terni, Italy
Interests: development and characterization of nanostructured multifunctional hybrid materials and bionic composites
Prof. Maxim Ganchev
Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Renewable Energy Conversion, Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources–Bulgraian Academy of Sciences, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: thin films electrodeposition; solaution deposition; thin films photovoltaics
Prof. Egor B. Kashkarov

School of Nuclear Science & Engineering, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 634045 Tomsk, Russia
Interests: metallic coatings; ceramic coatings; surface modification; ion implantation; magnetron sputtering; cathodic arc deposition; titanium alloys; zirconium alloys; high-temperature oxidation; corrosion; microstructure
Dr. Meiyong Liao
National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Interests: Semiconductors thin films, magnetic thin films, ferroelectric thin films, oxides, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, electronics devices, photoelectronic devices, sensors, MEMS
Dr. Sorin Marius Avramescu
Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest
Interests: catalysis, adsorption; water/gas treatment processes; food, edible films; thin films; polymers; graphene; nanomaterials; interface phenomena; biomass valorisation
Prof. Katya Brunelli
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: coatings and surface engineering; Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation; metallurgy; electron microscopy (SEM, EBSD, TEM); X-ray diffraction; corrosion
Dr. Soaram Kim

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: graphene; ZnO; 2D materials; flexible/wearable electronics; energy harvesting and storage systems; sensors (physical, chemical, biological, radiological)
Dr. Hossein Cheraghi Bidsorkhi
Research Center for Nanotechnology Applied to Engineering of Sapienza (CNIS), Sapienza University of Roma, Roma, Italy
Interests: micro and Nano-coating; graphene; carbon-based material; biomaterials; flexible and stretchable electronic devices; transparent conductive film; sensors; piezoelectric materials; electronic textiles; nanogenerator; smart textile; energy harvesting; polymers for drug delivery application; material characterization; 3D printing; thin-film technologies
Prof. Radostina Alexandrova

Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Interests: biocompatibility of new materials
Dr. Shih-Fu Ou
Department of Mold and Die Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Interests: Surface modifications of titanium alloys; Coatings for biomedical implants; Biocompatible/biodegradable polymer coatings; Coatings for drug delivery applications; Coatings for mold and die; Shape memory alloys
Dr. Leonor Santos-Ruiz
Biomedical Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Department of Cell Biology, Genetics and Physiology, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain;
Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga (IBIMA), Malaga, Spain
Interests: tissue engineering; biomaterials; stem cells; biomimetic surfaces; material-tissue interface; nanoparticles; drug delivery; bone substitutes; orthopedics; implants; bone pathologies; skeletal dysplasias
Dr. Ivan S. Zhidkov
Electrophysics depatment, Ural Federal University, 620002 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Interests: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; X-ray spectroscopy; electronic structure; defects; luminescence; optical absorption; ion implantation; diluted magnetic semiconductors; hybrid halide perovskites; biocompatible coatings; graphene
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Dr. Esmaeil Sadeghi
Senior lecturer at Department of Engineering Science, University West
Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Electron beam-powder bed fusion, Surface Engineering, Thermal spray coating, Mechanical behavior, Fatigue, Dislocation
Dr. Santamaria-Echart Arantzazu
Mountain Research Center - Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Santa Apolónia Campus, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: Polyurethane chemistry; polyurethane dispersions; green chemistry; nano- and microencapsulation; emulsions; sustainable synthesis and process strategies; films preparation and characterization; bio-based materials; renewable entities and additives; composite materials; polymers with tailored properties; advanced materials.
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