Special Issue "Nano-Bio-Catalysis: Fundamental Aspects, and Potential Applications"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis Enhanced Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020) | Viewed by 465

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hafiz M. N. Iqbal
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School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur, Monterrey CP 64849, N.L., Mexico
Interests: bio-catalysis; enzyme immobilization; enzymes; enzyme-based pollutant degradation; bioengineering; biomedical engineering; environmental engineering; biosensors; biomaterials; drug delivery systems; toxic heavy elements; liquid and solid waste management
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Dr. Muhammad Bilal
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School of Life Science and Food Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian 223003, China
Interests: nanotechnology; nanomaterials; nanobiocatalysis; environmental remediation; environmental biotechnology/engineering; bioremediation; bio-catalysis; enzymes; immobilization; chemical engineering; green chemistry; materials; bioenergy
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Prof. Dr. Phuong Nguyen-Tri
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1. Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physique, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Trois-Rivières, QC G8Z 4M3, Canada
2. Laboratory of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Trois-Rivières, QC G8Z 4M3, Canada
Interests: nanoconcretes; cement-based materials; nanomaterials; nanocomposites; organic coatings; polymer crystallization; functional composites
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Prof. Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen
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Department of Microanalysis Department, Institute for Tropical Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Interests: polymer composites; conducting polymers; functional composites; nanomaterials; corrosion protection
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Special Issue Information

In recent years, much focus has been shifted to engineering biocatalytic constructs at both the micro and the nano level, with perspective applications in different bio- and non-bio sectors of the modern world.

Nanotechnology can offer new opportunities to address the challenging issue of large-scale processes. The key scientific advancements in nanotechnology at large and in environmental engineering, biomedical, bioelectronics, biosensors, and bio-catalysis in particular have led to new concepts. Bio-catalysis has emerged as a sustainable technique to synthesize valuable commodity chemicals with vast applications in various industrial domains, such as agriculture, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, biosensors, biofuel cells, biochemicals, and foods. The term nano-biocatalyst refers to the integration of enzymes into nanomaterials. These enzyme-loaded nanocarriers have many advantages, such as (i) high enzyme loading, (ii) low mass transfer limitation, (iii) better stabilization, (iv) formation of single-enzyme nanoparticles. The utilization of properly designed and structured materials thus allows for the creation of well-defined prototypes that support a series of directed events. Considering these promising developments, we are pleased to launch this new Special Issue.

This Special Issue will emphasize the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nano-biocatalysts which aim to green the 21st century and which include bioconversion and/or biotransformation processes, bioelectronics, biosensor-based analyses, and therapeutic applications. All aspects of the field of nano-bio-catalysis are of great interest. The emphasis will be given to novel applications of nano-biocatalysts in relation to  environment, energy, bioelectronics, biosensors, pharmaceutics, and biomedicine. Both research and review articles are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Hafiz M. N. Iqbal
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Bilal
Prof. Dr. Phuong Nguyen-Tri
Prof. Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen
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. Processes 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 2000 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.


  • Nano-bio-catalysis
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Immobilization
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Carbon-based nanoparticles
  • Biosensors
  • Environmental
  • Biomedical
  • Environmental pollution
  • Therapeutic applications
  • Monitoring/sensing
  • Point of care
  • Electrodes
  • Bio-imaging
  • Bioconversions

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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