Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Guittard
Guest Editor
NICE Lab, Institut Méditerranéen du Risque, de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (IMREDD), Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Interests: surface functionalization; nanostructured materials; adhesive/anti-adhesive coatings; fluorinated materials; biobased chemicals and materials; green chemistry; special wettabilities; self healing materials; stimuli-responsive materials; renewable energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Taking inspiration from nature, we can engineer artificial materials, bringing new solutions for industry, environment, medicine, and many other fields, in a more sustainable way. Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials is an emerging field covering materials science, chemistry, physics, and biology. It arises from the knowledge of synthesis, directed self-assembly and hierarchical organization of natural materials, and takes advantage of this understanding to engineer new artificial materials and devices for many applications ranging from medical, industrial, and military to energy sectors. These topics are organized in three sessions: SmartTech, NanoTech and BioTech.

The aim of the conference is to gather together researchers, managers, manufacturer and decision-makers with different background, to exchange ideas, to discuss problems and to develop new ideas and collaborations for finding solution to problems without compromising the natural eco-system for current and future generations.

This Special Issue aims to collect high quality research papers on the growing field of bioinspired chemistry and materials. We are cordially inviting you to submit your manuscript to the Special Issue and also join us in N.I.C.E.2016 conference.

To know more, visit the conference website www.nice2016-conference.com

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Guittard
Guest Editor

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. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.


  • Adhesive/Antiadhesive Materials
  • Nanostructured Surfaces
  • Nanotechnologies for Energy and Environment
  • Biobased Chemicals and Materials
  • Stimuli-Responsive Materials
  • Optical devices
  • Micro and Nanofluidics
  • Nanocomposites
  • Functional Polymeric Materials

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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