Special Issue "Challenges for Gel Materials in the 21st Century"
A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019
Prof. Dr. David Díaz Díaz
1. Institut für Organische Chemie (CH 23.2.80), Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie, Universität Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, D-93053 Regensburg, Germany
2. Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología (IPNA), The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Av. Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, 3, 38296 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Interests: development of advanced functional soft materials, through bio-inspired synthetic approaches, for biomedical, catalytic, sensing, coatings and energy applications
“Challenges for Gel Materials in the 21st Century” is a Special Issue that I will edit in 2018 for the journal Gels. This is an issue upon invitation from the Guest Editor. The main objetive of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the main challenges existing in important areas within the broad field of gel-based materials. A series of key authors will address this discussion in a free format, and according to their particular areas of expertise. The issue aims to provide constructive criticism that motivates others to focus their future research in order to maximize the impact of the field across multiple disciplines. I strongly believe that the selection of articles that will be published in this Special Issue will serve as major inspiration and be a crucial reference for the growing scientific community in this fascinating field.Prof. Dr. David Díaz Díaz
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- Gel-based materials