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Special Issue "Wet Adhesion: New Chemistries, Models and Translation to Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: structure, synthesis, physicochemical properties, and reactivity of melanins; polydopamine and related bioinspired functional materials for underwater surface functionalization and hybrid nanostructures for bioelectronics and biomedical applications; design, antioxidant properties, and reactivity of bioactive phenolic and quinone compounds; free radical oxidations and nature-inspired redox-active systems for biomedical and technological applications; chemistry and physicochemical properties of natural or bioinspired heterocyclic compounds; bioorganic chemistry of organic sulphur and selenium compounds; model reactions and transformation pathways of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and derivatives of astrochemical relevance
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Interests: biomaterials; bioinspired chemistry and materials; tissue adhesives; adhesion under wet conditions; crosslinking; hydrogels; chemical reactions under physiological conditions; catechol chemistry; materials for 3D cell encapsulation; thiol-mediated coupling chemistries; bioinks for 3D bioprinting technologies
Interests: physical chemistry of polymers, colloids, and interfaces; design of soft and hybrid colloids with chemical and geometrical anisotropy; assembly; bioinspired design of soft polymer-based materials with tailored adhesion properties in complex environments (wet, icy); electrokinetic, wetting, and adhesion phenomena at soft interfaces; adhesion testing under water with AFM colloidal probe technique
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One of the fundamental challenges in materials science is the development of synthetic durable adhesives that perform under wet conditions. Despite the great progress achieved so far, most man-made adhesives deteriorate and ultimately fail in watery environments. Conversely, certain aquatic animals like mussels, sandcastle worms, and freshwater caddisfly larvae have long solved this challenge through evolution. These organisms show impressive underwater adhesion performance and, therefore, provide a source of inspiration for the development of new adhesive materials. Advancing the field of wet adhesives will certainly have a profound industrial and technological impact that spans from medicine, coating technologies, and materials for construction, to additive manufacturing.
In this Special Issue, we aim to bring together contributions from different research groups working in the field of underwater adhesion, within a multidisciplinary approach that combines fundamental chemistry and physics, materials science, and engineering. We are interested in contributions that elucidate the mechanisms of bio-adhesion, extract its main design principles as guidelines for development of synthetic adhesive materials, and promote their application to solve current and emerging challenges in aqueous adhesion.
Prof. Dr. Marco d'Ischia
Dr. Julieta Paez
Dr. habil. Alla Synytska
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- Hydrogels, coatings, and adhesives;
- Bioinspired and biomimetic adhesives;
- Structure/property/function relationships;
- Catechol chemistry, complex coacervation;
- Novel curing and polymerization mechanisms;
- Novel solutions for industrial applications (adhesive processing, storage, etc.);
- Biomedical applications;
- Adhesion on demand;
- Adhesives from renewable feedstock;
- Novel characterization techniques of wet adhesive properties;
- Biochemistry and processing of natural bioadhesives;
- Theoretical and computational studies, modeling;
- Multifunctional adhesive materials (self-healing, stimuli-responsive, cell-instructive, antifouling, antioxidant, printable, etc.);
- Additive manufacturing and biofabrication.