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Special Issue "Design and Applications of Functional Materials, Volume II"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2023 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Evgeny V. Parfenov
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Head of Department of Materials Science and Physics of Metals, Ufa University of Science and Technology, 32 Zaki Validi Street, 450000 Ufa, Russia
Interests: functional coatings; corrosion; plasma electrolytic processes
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Dr. Elena Korznikova
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Head of Department of Metals and Alloys at Extreme Impacts, Ufa University of Science and Technology, 32 Zaki Validi Street, 450000 Ufa, Russia
Interests: metals and alloys; crystal lattices; atomistic simulations; extreme conditions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After our successful first volume of the Special Issue “Design and Applications of Functional Materials”, we decided to make the special issue as a collection on functional materials. Functional materials represent a rapidly growing set of advanced materials and composites, some properties of which (shape, electrical conductivity, mechanical properties, color, etc.) are responsive to external stimuli (thermal, electrical, mechanical, light, etc.). Functional materials are found in all classes of materials—ceramics, metals, polymers and organic molecules.

Rapid development of modern technologies creates a constant need for the design of new materials with a set of established and stable functional properties, the full list of which depends on the industrial application. For instance, in the area of engineering and advanced production technologies, such properties include high strength, fracture toughness, light weight, temperature resistance and stability in extreme conditions. New trends in digital chemistry require materials with tailorable interactivity with the environment, environmental sustainability and predictable behavior throughout the entire life cycle. The topic includes, but it is not limited to, advanced manufacturing technologies and engineering, biomedicine, digital and green chemistry, new environmental materials and so on.

The design of materials with a range of necessary functional properties for each separate area is a complex, often multidisciplinary problem, the solution to which is now being addressed by a large number of top scientific communities.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect a coherent set of papers presenting recent advances in the field of design and application of new functional materials that deepen the understanding of the topic, empirically and theoretically providing the opportunity for revealing new and developing existing trends in the field.

Prof. Dr. Evgeny V. Parfenov
Dr. Elena Korznikova
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • functional materials
  • functional coatings
  • composites
  • metals and alloys
  • polymers
  • severe strains
  • crystal lattices
  • design of materials

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