Special Issue "Bioinspired Structures and Materials"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kwek-Tze Tan
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
The University of Akron
Interests: biomimetic structures; impact dynamic response; advanced composites; metamaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomimicry is the art of learning, imitating, and adopting nature’s solutions to solve complex engineering problems. Many technological advances are made through inspiration from nature, ranging from structural applications such as lightweight honeycomb structures, king fisher-inspired high-speed trains, and whale fin-inspired wind turbine blades to functional applications, for example, gecko-inspired adhesives and lotus-inspired hydrophobic surfaces. Although there are already countless biomimetic applications being realized, the possibility for more is endless. In this Special Issue, we are calling for papers related to bioinspired structures and materials. Papers of interest include: design, testing, and modeling of bioinspired structures; biomimetic architected materials; multiscale hierarchical structures; etc. Papers involving the advanced manufacturing of polymer-based structures inspired by nature are also solicited. The aim of this Special Issue is to enhance dissemination of recent research regarding bioinspired structures and materials among researchers across interdisciplinary fields in engineering, science, and arts.

Dr. Kwek-Tze Tan
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. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.


  • biomimicry
  • biomimetic
  • bioinspired
  • biomaterials
  • biological models
  • microstructure
  • architected material
  • toughening mechanism
  • hierarchical structure
  • additive manufacturing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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