Special Issue "Nanocellulose-Based Advanced Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: cellulose nanomaterials; active/smart packaging; thermoresponsive polymers; controlled release system; biomass valorization; sustainable materials processing
From towels, tissues, diapers to packaging and particle-board, cellulose-based products are ubiquitous in our daily lives. Moreover, the past two decades have been privy to the emergence of a novel type of cellulose materials, nanocelluloses or cellulose nanomaterials. In addition to being renewable, biodegradable, and biocompatible, nanocelluloses have extended cellulose utilization possibilities to arenas well beyond our imagination. Their intrinsic value for utilization lies in their high strength-to-weight ratios, large surface areas, low coefficient of thermal expansions, and versatile chemistries, amongst other unique qualities. Such qualities endow them with the realizable potential to be used for a wide spectrum of applications spanning from packaging, art preservation, rheology modifiers for food, cement, and paint, to electronics, energy-storage devices, building insulation, and biomedical applications.
This Special Issue therefore aims at capturing the most salient recent developments in nanocellulose-based advanced materials by covering (i) the use of different cellulose sources for nanocellulose production, including biomass residues and lignin-containing pulps, (ii) relevant processing techniques to produce innovative nanocellulose-based advanced materials, (iii) any implemented (novel) characterization techniques, (iv) materials functional properties, and (v) target applications. Encouraged specific topics are: Structure–processing–property relationships of nanocellulose-based materials, use of green chemistry concepts, and nanocellulose-advanced materials for mass and heat transfer related applications.
Assist. Prof. Nathalie Lavoine
Assoc. Prof. Lucian Lucia
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nanocelluloses applications
- advanced materials
- structure–function relationships
- green chemistry
- thermal properties
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.
Author: Aji Mathew
Affiliation: Stockholm University, Sweden
Author: Mehdi Tajvidi
Affiliation: University of Maine, USA
Affiliation: Virginia Tech, USA