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Advances in Sustainable Nanocomposites

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2023) | Viewed by 1899

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Engineering School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen AB10 7GJ, UK
Interests: polymer composites; MXenes; graphene; additive manufacturing
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Innovation Unit, Universiti Kuala Lumpur-Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (UniKL MITEC), Jalan Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu, Bandar Seri Alam, Masai 81750, Johor, Malaysia
Interests: nanocomposites; energy storage; electrospinning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of sustainable materials is accelerating in response to zero-carbon policy goals. Government agencies and organizations are pushing for the use of sustainable technologies as a way to deal with both rapid climate change and rising energy demand. The implementation of urban and futuristic sustainable materials technology is critical from an environmental perspective. The high specific strength, dimensional stability, and recyclability of nanocomposite materials make them ideal for use in environmentally friendly technological applications. For instance, lightweight composites for electric vehicle structural elements decrease energy consumption and, in return, reduce emissions, proving how advanced nanocomposite materials effectively contribute to the effort for a carbon-neutral society.

The key themes of this Special Issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) of nanocomposites;
  • Nanocomposites;
  • Bioplastics and biocomposites;
  • Recycled plastics;
  • Composite manufacturing;
  • Composite materials for energy applications;
  • Fiber-reinforced polymer composite processing;
  • Modelling and simulation;
  • Coating and thin film materials;
  • Lightweight composites;
  • Tribological analysis for composite materials;
  • Multifunctional composites.

Dr. Mohd Shahneel Saharudin
Dr. R.A. Ilyas
Dr. Nuha Awang
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  • life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • sustainable composites
  • bioplastic
  • recycled plastic
  • structural and functional properties
  • modeling and simulation
  • applications
  • biocomposites
  • biodegradibility

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3 pages, 172 KiB  
Advances in Sustainable Nanocomposites
by Mohd Shahneel Saharudin, R. A. Ilyas, Nuha Awang, Syafawati Hasbi, Islam Shyha and Fawad Inam
Sustainability 2023, 15(6), 5125; - 14 Mar 2023
Cited by 3 | Viewed by 1397
Advances in Sustainable Nanocomposites is a newly opened Special Issue of Sustainability, that aims to publish original and review papers on the new scientific development of sustainable nanocomposite materials that are accelerated by zero-carbon policy goals [...] Full article
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