Special Issue "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology against COVID-19"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Biology and Medicines".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Georgios Giannopoulos
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Peloponnese, 26334 Patras, Greece
Interests: structural analysis; fracture mechanics; contact mechanics; computational methods; materials science; nanotechnology
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Dear Colleagues,

In the near future, in the absence of an appropriate disposable vaccine for COVID-19, the emergence of further pandemic waves seems to be inevitable. Therefore, the entire research community, and especially the nanomaterial and nanotechnology scientists, should focus on providing novel solutions in the fight against the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Given that effective medicine therapy against COVID-19 is still insufficient, all possible available prevention measures are going to be of great significance.

So far, the main prevention tactics against coronavirus are “social distancing”, antiseptic hand-wash, as well as the wearing of masks, face shields, gloves, etc.

The proposed Thematic Issue aims to provide a variety of theoretical, numerical, as well as experimental studies on potential applications of advanced nanomaterial-based structures, equipment, systems, and processes for reducing the contagiousness of SARS-CoV-2.

Expectantly, the research outcomes of this Issue could contribute to the effort to minimize the COVID-19 implications such as sickness, death, and economic and social crises. 


Dr. Georgios Giannopoulos
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Nanosensors
  • Nanostructured media for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Nanomanufacturing of protective nanomaterials
  • Disinfectants based on nanomaterials
  • Nanocomposites for face shields
  • Antiviral surfaces using nanofilms
  • Smart nanostructures and nanodevices for virus detection
  • Drug delivery via nanomaterials
  • Experimental characterization at the nanoscale
  • Processing and testing
  • Computational and theoretical characterization at the nanoscale
  • Atomistic, multi-scale, and hybrid methods
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Molecular mechanics
  • Finite element method

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Recent Progress in Nanotechnology for COVID-19 Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(7), 1788; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071788 - 09 Jul 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic is currently an unprecedented public health threat. The rapid spread of infections has led to calls for alternative approaches to combat the virus. Nanotechnology is taking root against SARS-CoV-2 through prevention, diagnostics and treatment of infections. In light of the [...] Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently an unprecedented public health threat. The rapid spread of infections has led to calls for alternative approaches to combat the virus. Nanotechnology is taking root against SARS-CoV-2 through prevention, diagnostics and treatment of infections. In light of the escalating demand for managing the pandemic, a comprehensive review that highlights the role of nanomaterials in the response to the pandemic is highly desirable. This review article comprehensively discusses the use of nanotechnology for COVID-19 based on three main categories: prevention, diagnostics and treatment. We first highlight the use of various nanomaterials including metal nanoparticles, carbon-based nanoparticles and magnetic nanoparticles for COVID-19. We critically review the benefits of nanomaterials along with their applications in personal protective equipment, vaccine development, diagnostic device fabrication and therapeutic approaches. The remaining key challenges and future directions of nanomaterials for COVID-19 are briefly discussed. This review is very informative and helpful in providing guidance for developing nanomaterial-based products to fight against COVID-19. Full article
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