Special Issue "Thermal Transport in Nanoscale"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Gozde Tutuncuoglu
Guest Editor
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Interests: semiconductor nanowires; thermoelectrics; nanoelectronics; epitaxial growth

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An in-depth understanding of thermal transport in nanoscale is a critical component for a range of applications in thermoelectrics, optoelectronics, and nanoelectronics. Recent advances in materials engineering and nanofabrication enable a multitude of novel materials and structures that offer exciting thermal properties and capabilities to engineer thermal transport. These capabilities unlock exciting venues for thermal conductivity engineering, thermal rectification, and thermal switching devices. Controlled fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures with feature sizes comparable to those of phonon wavelengths and mean free paths has opened a whole new platform for thermal transport modification through different phonon engineering strategies. Recent studies on material systems such as 2D materials, carbon nanotubes, and perovskites unlock exciting phonon transport physics in these systems.

This Special Issue focuses on thermal transport in nanoscale. We invite high-quality research contributions on experimental and theoretical studies of thermal transport in nanoscale systems, including but not limited to bottom–up and top–down fabricated nanostructures, 2D materials, and thin films. A selection for topics of interest includes:

  • Addressing scientific and engineering challenges to obtain a control over phonon and thermal transport;
  • Investigating thermal properties of novel materials and structures;
  • Developing data-driven approaches for thermal transport prediction and calculation, as well as materials discovery for thermoelectrics.

We welcome full papers, communications, and review articles emphasizing the broad scope of the topic.

Dr. Gozde Tutuncuoglu
Guest Editor

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.


  • Thermal conductivity engineering
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Phonon engineering
  • Nanowires
  • Nanomembranes
  • Phonon coherence
  • Organic thermoelectrics
  • 2D materials
  • Phononic materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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