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Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Polymer Science and Technology in Italy"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Prof. Dr. Ignazio Blanco Website E-Mail
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Edificio 10, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: thermal stability; thermogravimetric analysis; differential scanning calorimetry; nanocomposites; kinetics of degradation; lifetime prediction; POSS; POSS-Based polymers
Prof. Dr. Roberto Pantani Website E-Mail
Industrial Engineering Department, University of Salerno, I-84084 Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
Interests: analysis and simulation of injection moulding of thermoplastics; structure development in polymer processing; volume accuracy and stability in polymer processing; processing and degradation of biodegradable polymers
Dr. Andrea Sorrentino Website E-Mail
Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Via Previati 1/C, 23900 Lecco, Italy
Interests: process–properties relashionships; morphology and properties of polymeric materials; polymer processing; injection and compression moulding; nanofunctionalized polymer materials for barrier and electrical applications; polymer (bio/photo)-degradation; bionanocomposites materials; thermomechanical properties; biodegradable materials; high performances composite materials; materials for sensing; materials for drug delivery; self-healing materials
Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi Website E-Mail
LERMAB, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriau Bois, Université de Lorraine, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, CS60036, 88021 Epinal, France
Interests: polycondensation; resins; adhesives; thermosetting polymers for adhesives; natural polymers for industrial use; fibrous and wood composites; polymeric wood constituents (cellulose, lignin, tannins)
Polymer Science and Technology in Italy represents a long-lasting and interdisciplinary field in which chemistry, physics, and engineering mix together to produce studies which are considered among the best in the world. Several research groups coming from very different fields often collaborate in the design of the material, of the part, and of the processing technology to obtain innovative products with outstanding, new, and smart properties. Examples of the contributions of Italian research in the field are spread out in the top Journals and Conferences throughout the world.
This Special Issue aims at collecting an overview of Polymer Science and Technology in Italy. Research topics include but are not limited to:
Polymer composites and nanocomposites;
Polymers with special properties and smart polymers;
Advanced characterization of polymers;
New and innovative polymer processes;
Modeling of polymer processing;
Polymeric materials in Additive Manufacturing;
Polymeric parts for special applications.
The only limitation is that the main part of the study has to have been carried out in Italy or by Italian researchers.
We do hope that this Special Issue can portray the state of the Polymeric Research in Italy and give the rest of the world a bright image of what is carried out in the field in our country.
Dr. Roberto Pantani
Dr. Andrea Sorrentino
Dr. Ignazio Blanco
Dr. Antonio Pizzi
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 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 1500 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.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Preparation and Characterization of UV-LED Curable Acrylic Coatings Containing Biochar from Spent Coffee Ground: Effect of the Filler Loading on the Thermal, Rheological and Dynamic-Mechanical Properties
Giulio Malucelli (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy), et al.
- Claudio De Rosa (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy), et al.
- Andrea Sorrentino (Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy), et al.
- Andrea Pucci (University of Pisa, Italy),
Esteban Alejandro Araya Hermosilla (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy),
Virgilio Mattoli (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy), et al.
- Secondary beta-Relaxation Processes in Linear Polymer Melts: Consequences for the Scaling between Vibrational Dynamics and alpha-Relaxation
Francesco Puosi, Antonio Tripodo, Simone Capaccioli, Dino Leporini (University of Pisa, Italy).