Special Issue "Multifunctional Smart Polymers and Polymeric Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: generative design; lightweight/smart bio-inspired composites; 4D printed self-morphing structures and multi-functional materials
Interests: multifunctional composites; smart materials; composite manufacturing; composite joints; computational damage mechanics; composite repair
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
The invention of multifunctional polymers and polymeric composites (MPPC) was one of the most revolutionary steps in the field of materials. Recently, research on the underlying mechanisms of MPPC to an external stimulus (for example, heat, electricity, magnetism, light, and moisture) and structures has grown rapidly in different fields. Due to their novel properties, MPPC can address challenges in many applications such as automotive, aerospace, wind, and soft robotics. This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for communication and fast publications of high-quality original research and review papers for scientists working on different aspects of MPPC across the world. It includes but is not limited to the synthesis, processing, manufacturing, and practical applications of these materials. Different types of research (such as analytical, modeling, and experimental) on MPPC are welcomed.
Dr. Hamed Yazdani Nezhad
Dr. Mohamad Fotouhi
Dr. Han Zhang
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.
- polymers, composites
- smart materials