Special Issue "Biomimetic and Bioinspired Nanomaterials/Nanostructures and Their Application"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: pulsed laser deposition, modification and characterization of nanostructured thin coatings; matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE); laser surface studies and processing; biomaterials thin layers; tissue engineering; biomimetic metallic implants; optoelectronics and sensors
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Interests: experimental optics, spectroscopy, lasers and plasma, surface studies and processing with laser, laser interactions, lasers and plasma physics; nanostructured thin films technology (PLD, MAPLE and combinatorial), surface physics and engineering, but also biophysics and biomedicine; nano- bio- technologies, gas- and bio- sensors, plasma and laser theory
The significant and continuous increase in hope for life all around the world generated a huge interest towards biomaterials for fixing or replacing damaged vivid tissues, for the controlled administration of drugs, and for new advanced biosensors. However, it became obvious very soon that the new biomaterials should reproduce the natural ones, not only in composition, but also in structure, morphology, and especially functionality. All efforts were accordingly pushed towards to new concepts of biomimetics (biomimicry) and bioinspiration. The first case is the imitation of models, systems, and elements of nature, while the design and production of novel materials, devices, and structures, inspired by solutions found in nature, is intended to be the second one.
Different from biomimicry, bioinspired products are designed starting from the origins of nature, by studying the remarkable functions of organisms, and then imitating them. The domain was potentiated by the recent progress of nanomaterials and the advent of metamaterials, which largely diversified and extended the approachable research topics.
We therefore decided to launch a Special Issue devoted to "Biomimetic and Bioinspired Nanomaterials/Nanostructures", with special emphasis on thin films and nanoparticles. The purpose is to continue the active, hot dialog on these topics. A special stimulus comes from the cancelation of all major international meetings in the field caused by the recent world sanitary crisis.
Here follows a list of suggested topics:
- Biomimetic materials and functional surfaces for biomedical applications at nanoscale
- Biomimetics and bionic engineering
- Structure and mechanics of nature bioinspired materials
- Application and performance of bioinspired materials
- Synthesis of biomimetic nanoparticles, nanocomposites, and natural products
- Biodegradability and mechanical properties of biomimetic nanostructures
- Biomimetic approach in inorganic material chemistry
Prof. Dr. Ion N. Mihailescu
Dr. Carmen Ristoscu
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