Special Issue "RubberCon 2021: Innovative Pioneers for Smart and Sustainable Rubber Technology"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Sang-Eun Shim
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, 100 Inha-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon 22212, Korea
Interests: polymer-based hybrid materials; polymer alloy and blending; polymer nanocomposites for electronic devices; polydimethyl siloxane synthesis and applications; polymer colloids and dispersions; thermally insulative and conductive materials; water purification using functional polymers; polymer-based energy materials
Prof. Dr. Jeong Seok Oh
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Engineering and Convergence Technology, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea
Interests: elastomer recycling; biopolyurethane; biomass-derived carbon; fuel cell gasket; biodegradable polymers; seating comfort; perceived materials; automotive rubber parts; automotive interior parts
Prof. Dr. Seung Hyun Lee
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering, Hanynag University, Ansan 04763, Korea
2. Department of Bionano Engineering, Hanynag University ERICA, Ansan 04763, Korea
Interests: plasmonic hybrid nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites with carbon and boron-nitride nanomaterials for sensor and energy applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am the guest editor for a Special Issue entitled “RubberCon 2021: Innovative Pioneers for Smart and Sustainable Rubber Technology” to be published in the open access journal Polymers (IF:3.426; Citescore:3.7; ranks Q1 in the category “Polymer Science”) published by MDPI.

Given your renowned expertise and significant contribution to this field, I would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. In this regard, we would be very pleased if you would agree to contribute a short communication, research paper or a review article on this theme presented at RubberCon 2021.

Selected topics of the conferences are as follows:

- Advanced elastomer composites

- Advanced nanocomposites for smart materials

- Elastomer performance and reliability

- Smart tire technology

- Sustainability in automotive parts

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021

We look forward to your great contributions.

Prof. Dr. Sang-Eun Shim
Prof. Dr. Jeong Seok Oh
Prof. Dr. Seung Hyun Lee
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • elastomer composites
  • elastomer nanocomposites
  • wearable smart materials
  • elastomer performances
  • smart tire materials
  • smart stretchable materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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