Special Issue "Multifunctional Polymer Composites Reinforced with Carbon Materials—Structure, Properties and Application"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2022 | Viewed by 215

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Urszula Szeluga
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 34 street, 41-819 Zabrze, Poland
Interests: carbon porous materials; graphene structures; metal oxide–graphene hybrids; carbon-based aerogels; polymer matrix; conductive polymer composites; carbon–polymer composites; thermomechanical characteristics; structure–properties relationship
Dr. Marcin Godzierz
Guest Editor
Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 34 street, 41-819 Zabrze, Poland
Interests: X-ray diffraction; energy harvesting; ferroelectrics; ceramic nanoparticles; polymer matrix composites; carbon–polymer composites; ceramic–polymer composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, carbon-containing polymer composites have emerged as attractive multifunctional materials for both well-known and new applications, for example, in aerospace and automotive innovations, construction industries, electronic and microelectronic devices such as electromagnetic interference shielding protection, as a potential candidate for sliding and/or high-friction tribological applications, and many others. In addition to carbon fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP), widely used in practice, special attention is focused on polymers reinforced with particulate carbon materials. All potential applications require composites characterized by a low density and high strength, resulting in a lower mass of final construction and enhanced performance. Regarding the wide applications of these materials, which are also in constant development, the performance improvements and recycling of carbon–polymer composites are strongly investigated both in academia and the industry.

This Special Issue allows research scientists, engineers and asset managers to promote their scientific and technical advancements in the field of carbon-polymer composites via the submission of papers. This Special Issue invites both original research articles and critical reviews on the most recent advancements in carbon-reinforced polymer composites. Special attention will be paid to the following topics:

  • Carbon nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanofibers for polymers;
  • Carbon fiber reinforcements;
  • Graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide and functionalized graphene structures dedicated for polymers;
  • Porous carbon materials and carbon–carbon composites as polymer filler;
  • Metal–carbon, metal oxide–carbon hybrid materials applied in polymers;
  • Composites based on thermoplastic and thermoset polymer matrix;
  • New processing techniques and optimization studies;
  • Electrically and thermally conductive polymer composites with carbon materials;
  • Polymer composites containing carbon materials dedicated for tribological applications;
  • Recycling of carbon reinforcement, e.g., carbon fibers or particles and carbon–polymer composites.

Dr. Urszula Szeluga
Dr. Marcin Godzierz
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2400 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.


  • carbon materials
  • porous carbons
  • graphene and graphene-based hybrid structures
  • graphene aerogels
  • carbon fibers
  • multifunctional carbon–polymer composites
  • composite processing
  • structure–properties relationships
  • conductive polymer composite materials
  • aerospace, automotive, construction materials
  • wear and friction properties
  • recycling procedures of carbon filled polymer composites

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop