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Special Issue "Structural Engineering of Nanoporous Materials"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Bin Mu

Chemical Engineering, ENGRC 263, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University, USA
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Interests: porous materials; metal-organic frameworks; electrospun composites; nanofibers and nanostructured materials; adsorption; membrane separation; diffusion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanoporous materials are one of the most useful materials, and their applications can be found in a wide variety of fields, including heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, electrochemical catalysis, adsorptive separation, mixed-matrix-membrane, inorganic membrane, fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, electrochemical sensors, biosensors, and so on. With the further development and widening of applications, single-structured or single-component material systems are facing their technological limits. Thus, new nanostructured, engineered, multifunctional porous materials have attracted a great deal of attention. For example, hierarchical porosity can improve the mass transfer behavior; thus, the design and synthesis of hierarchical zeolites has been a hot research area. In another example, core-shell structures have found a great deal of potential to compensate for the properties of core and shell materials, respectively, so that unique electrical, optical, chemical, and thermodynamic properties can be obtained, which may be difficult to achieve otherwise.   

The Guest Editor looks forward to collecting a set of recent advances in the related topics, to provide a platform for researchers, and bridge the gap between new materials research and their potential applications. The topics may cover design and synthesis of composite porous materials, characterization of their engineered structures, and potential applications, in which the nanoporous materials can be presented as powder, fiber, or thin film. Both experiments and simulations are welcome.

Dr. Bin Mu
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. Molecules 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 1800 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.


  • Porous materials
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Composite porous materials
  • Core-shell structures
  • Diffusion and adsorption
  • Hierarchical porosity

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