Special Issue "Research of Photocatalytic, Antibacterial and Biocompatible Properties of Nanoparticles"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Miruna Silvia Stan
Guest Editor
University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: nanoparticles; photocatalysts; medical devices; oxidative stress; biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Applications of nanoparticles are widespread in all aspects of modern life, but photocatalysis has received particular attention due to its capacity to convert solar energy at low cost and high efficiency. Furthermore, on surfaces coated with a thin layer of photocatalyst, inactivation of microorganisms and mineralization of organic matter was observed following advanced oxidation processes. According to the scientific literature, the diversity of nanomaterials is huge, and moreover, approaches to their synthesis are in continuous development, thanks to efforts made to design new nanomaterials with improved properties. However, technological progress should be accompanied by a constant need to check whether these properties are safe for the environment and human health.

The aim of this Special Issue is to summarize the progress and advances in the development of new photocatalytic, antimicrobial, and biocompatible nanoparticles and their applications. We would like to invite you to submit contributions presenting your recent research articles, reviews, and brief communications revealing new trends in the research on photocatalytic, antimicrobial, and biocompatible nanoparticles.

Dr. Miruna Silvia Stan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • nanoparticles
  • photocatalysts
  • biocompatibility
  • antimicrobial biomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Novel researches on the antibacterial and biocompatibility of graphene quantum dots
Authors: Miruna S. Stan1,5, Claude Lambert2, Beatrice Sbarcea3, Bogdan Trica4
1   Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, 91-95 Spl. Independentei, 050095 Bucharest, Romania

2   Laboratory of Immunology, CHU Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France

3   Materials Characterization Department, National Institute for Research & Development in Electrical Engineering (ICPE-CA), 313 Splaiul Unirii, 030138 Bucharest, Romania

4   National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry (INCDCP-ICECHIM), 202 Spl. Independentei, 060021 Bucharest, Romania

5   Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 1-7 Gheorghe Polizu Str., 011061 Bucharest, Romania


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