Special Issue "Structural Study and Synthesis of Hybrid Multifunctional Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
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Istituto Per Lo Studio Dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, ISMN – CNR, Palermo, c/o Department of ChiBioFarAm, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 31, Vill. S. Agata, 98166 Messina (Me), Italy
Interests: design, development, and structural characterization of hybrid multifunctional nanomaterials and nanocomposites; synthesis of polymeric coatings for surface properties implementation; green chemistry; supramolecular assemblies
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Dr. Giuseppe Rosace
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Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Bergamo viale Marconi, 5 - 24044 Dalmine (BG) – Italy
Interests: colloidal chemistry; synthesis and characterization of organic–inorganic hybrid materials; polymer surfaces functionalization; synthesis of nanostructured materials and their applications for the development of sensors with a focus on wellness and healthcare applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of hybrid functional materials is one of the most extensive multidisciplinary research areas of major importance for nanotechnologies, engineering and applied science, materials and polymers chemistry, microbiology, and earth and physical sciences.

In the last centuries, nanotechnologies have turned towards bottom-up approaches for the design and development of hybrid functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites, characterized by the presence of functional nanometric component(s) dispersed in a polymeric matrix. In particular, advanced multifunctional nano-hybrids and nanocomposites are mainly synthesized for their specific potential opto-electronic, sensing, catalysis, bio-medical, textile-industry, and environmental bioremediation applications.

The forthcoming Special Issue will focus on the synthesis and structural characterization of hybrid multifunctional nanomaterials with excellent properties such as the following:

  • Improvement of mechanical properties;
  • Resistance to external chemical/bacterial/environmental agents;
  • Electrical or thermal conductivity;
  • Selective permeability to gas and liquids;
  • Capability of encapsulation/release of active pharmaceutical substances;
  • Flame resistance.

We invite our colleagues to submit a manuscript, which can be in the form of a full paper, communication, or review to this Special Issue. The materials and topics of interest are broad and include many different aspects, including (but not limited to) those covered by the keywords below.

Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
Dr. Giuseppe Rosace
Guest Editors

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 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 nanomaterials
  • smart systems
  • controlled release
  • sol-gel technique
  • nanocomposite coatings
  • advanced materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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