Special Issue "Biomimetic Organic–Inorganic Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Maja Dutour Sikirić
Guest Editor
Laboratory for biocolloids and interface chemistry, Division of Physical Chemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the world of increasing demand for novel, advanced materials, biomimetic organic–inorganic composites are emerging as promising materials for an increasing number of applications in biomedicine, pharmacy, photonics, catalysis, and environmental protection. Combining inspiration by natural materials, both in design and synthetic routes, with the newest developments not only in materials science, but also biology and nanotechnology, has opened a wide range of possibilities for tailoring materials properties while keeping them environmentally friendly and sustainable. The large variety of inorganic and organic materials that can be used in developing biomimetic organic–inorganic composites additionally contributes to their importance. However, despite the significant progress made in recent years, the rational design and synthesis of such materials can still present a challenge.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the recent developments in the field of biomimetic organic–inorganic composites, from fundamental understanding of functioning of natural materials and mechanisms of organic-inorganic interactions in complex systems, to advances in processing routes and development of multifunctional materials.

I cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Maja Dutour Sikirić
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biomimetics
  • Organic–inorganic composites
  • Organic–inorganic interactions
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Drug delivery
  • Tissue engineering
  • Membranes
  • Biosensing
  • Biocatalysis
  • Coatings

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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