Special Issue "Progress in Electrospun Nanofibers and Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: nanofibrous membranes; thin film composite membrane; wastewater; desalination; brine solutions; membrane distillation; forward osmosis; microfiltration; nanofiltration
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I have been asked by the Editor of Nanomaterials (MDPI) to coordinate a Special Issue entitled “Progress in Electrospun Nanofibers and Nanocomposites”.
This Special Issue is motivated by the observed growing interests on the design, fabrication, modification, and application of electrospun nanofibers and nanocomposites. Electrospinning technology has been widely used in the preparation of a wide range of nanoscale fibers for applications such as high-strength composite materials, nanoelectronics, sensors, biomedical application, drug delivery, food packaging, catalysis, membrane filtration, and energy applications (energy conversion/storage).
The rapidly developing technique of electrospinning has gained a surging research interest since its reinvention in 1990s due to its capability of yielding continuous fibers with diameters down to the nanometer scale, from a single needle spinning process to coaxial needle, multi-needle or the advanced bubble spinning technique. Electrospun nanofibers have comprehensive advantages such as continuity, diverse material choice, controlled diameter/structure, possible alignment/assembly, three-dimensional (3D) fibrous structures, mass production capability and can also be used as a platform for multifunctional, hierarchically organized nanocomposite.
In general, this Special Issue is oriented toward all types of nanofibers and nanocomposites materials, fabrication, characterization and modifications, innovations in materials, and improvements in electrospinning technology and process control to allow consistent production of nanofiber mats, and advanced multiple functionalities (physical, chemical, and biological functionalities) in order to obtain novel nanofiber and nanocomposite materials.
Considering your prominent contribution in this interesting research field, I would like to cordially invite you to submit a paper to this Special Issue through the webpage of the journal (S.I. Progress in Electrospun Nanofibers and Nanocomposites). The manuscript should be submitted online before 31 March 2021. The submitted manuscripts will then be fast-track reviewed. I would very much appreciate it if you could inform me of your interest in a paper contribution at your earliest convenience. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Carmen García-Payo
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- Hollow nanofiber/nanotube
- Surface modification
- Electrospinning process parameters
- Hybrid composites
- Functional composites
- Smart materials