Special Issue "Biopolymer Nanofiber"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2018
Dr. Suman Sinha Ray
Corporate Innovation Center, United States Gypsum 700 N US-45, Libertyville 60048, IL, USA
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 842 West Taylor Street, M/C 251, Room 2039ERF Chicago 60607-7022, IL, USA
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Interests: advanced manufacturing; experimental and theoretical thermal-fluid sciences at the micro/nanoscale; polymer and oxide materials; nano-structured materials; drug delivery; alternative energy; experimental and theoretical study of production methods of nonwovens (electrospinning, solution blowing and melt blowing)
Modern technology is experiencing a significant shift towards biobased polymers, caused by their biodegradablity, renewable sources, or due to their “green” agricultural biomolecular origin. The shift is driven by a necessity to reduce dependence on synthetic materials, namely on petroleum-derived polymers. In fact, according to some estimates, almost 40% of global production of petroleum is used to produce petroleum-based polymers. The recent push towards a sustainable future (e.g., the Paris Climate Accord, etc.) is also pushing industry to minimize their dependence on petroleum. As a result, significant efforts are directed toward production of biopolymers. Biopolymer-based nanofibers are going to play a significant part in this effort owing to sustainability with added functionality from biopolymers.
In this Special Issue, biopolymer-based nanofibers original research papers, as well as reviews, are welcome. The goal is to gather contributions on various aspects related to biopolymer based nanofibers, namely, manufacturing methods, functional applications (e.g., drug delivery, power storage device, filtration, etc.), molecular characterizations, numerical modeling, etc.
I hope that this Special Issue will provide the scientific community a thorough overview of the current research on “Biopolymer Nanofibers”.
Dr. Suman Sinha Ray
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- Biopolymer based nanofiber
- Manufacturing en masse
- Functional Applications
- Molecular Charachterization
- Novel production method
- Numerical modeling