Special Issue "Advances in Food Nanotechnology"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 6 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Oscar Ramos
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Nanotechnology applied to Food Technology (nano-multilayered films and coatings, nanoparticles and nanogels as nanocomposites or nanodelivery systems, all from food-grade materials); Bioactive and smart food packaging (edible films and coatings for food products and its chemical, physical and functional characterization); valorization of industrial food co-products
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Prof. Dr. Manuela Pintado
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Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Interests: extraction; characterization; encapsulation; bioactives; functional foods
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Dr. Alessandra Braga Ribeiro
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Polymers from natural source applied to Food Science; Synthesis and characterization of hydrogels based in natural polysaccharides; Nanostructured materials applied in catalysis; valorization of saccharides and bioactive compounds from food industry
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Dr. Carla Pereira
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Co-products valorization of sugarcane industry; Smart micro- and nanostructures; Biopolymers functionalization and Delivery systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We kindly invite you to submit your contribution to the Special Issue entitled “Advances in Food Nanotechnology”. This special issue aims to cover the most recent advances made on nanoscience and nanotechnology fields, from nanomaterials design, conception and characterization to its application in a variety of food-related industries through the whole food chain, including food and food packaging. This issue will include several topics concerning innovative nanomaterials delivery added to food products or intended to be in contact to food (food packaging) to improve FOOD processing, production, nutrition, preservation (shelf life extension) and safety. Topics concerning the potential toxicity of nanomaterials upon contact to food matrices, the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of nanomaterials when incorporated in or released from food products during Gastrointestinal digestion are also very welcome.

The main goal of this issue is to showcase ground-breaking applications on the applicability of nanomaterials in food industry (food and beverages products) and food packaging (packaging intended to be in contact to food) and their possible implications for consumer safety and health. Up-to-date original research and reviews on these topics are welcome, and we look forward to receiving your interesting work.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Eco-efficiency low impact processes and materials (environmentally friendly, environmentally sustainable, waste-based, and bio-based)
  • Novel processing technologies/fabrication methods of nanomaterials
  • Innovative nano-hybrid materials
  • Physical-chemical and structural characterization of nanostructured materials
  • Engineering nanomaterials 
  • Shortcomings and undesired effects of nanomaterials upon food matrices
  • Toxicological risks and shelf life studies
  • Up-Scaling fabrication challenges

Dr. Oscar Ramos
Prof. Manuela Pintado
Dr. Alessandra Braga Ribeiro
Dr. Carla Pereira
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. Nanomaterials 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 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.

Keywords

  • Biopolymers
  • Smart coatings and films
  • Food applications
  • Hybrid nanosystems
  • Engineering nanomaterials
  • Green processes and materials
  • Nanotoxicity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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