Frontiers in Smart Textiles

A special issue of Textiles (ISSN 2673-7248).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 720

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Faculty of Medicine, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 1407 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: dendrimers; polymers; dye chemistry; fluorescence; photophysics; textile; bioactivity; antibacterial materials and coatings; smart materials
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Head of Department of Textile, Leather and Fuels, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: textile chemistry; dyes; dendrimers; dyeing; composite textile materials; antibacterial textiles; microbial activity
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ENSAIT, University of Lille, F-59100 Roubaix, France
Interests: flexible sensors and actuators; smart and e-textiles; modelling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years the research devoted to textiles has focused mainly on
searching for and discovering new smart materials that can interact actively with the environment. In this regard, the traditional investigation has been related closely to other scientific areas, namely, nanotechnology, computer engineering electronics, microbiology, and biomedicine. Depending on the targeted applications, modern intelligent textile materials can be classified into three main groups: passive, active, and smart. These may be wearable (designed for clothing production) or non-wearable (for manufacturing domestic or industrial items such as home textiles, composite materials, etc.). Stimuli-responsive textiles are used to make workwear, medical consumables, automotive and architecture, aeronautics, and construction parts. They are also implemented in sports and leisure, environment protection, and find other emerging innovative applications.

The Special Issue of the journal Textiles aims to summarize the advances and progress achieved by researchers who have been putting much effort into developing new smart textile materials and expanding their areas of application.

You are kindly invited to submit contributions reporting on your recent scientific results in the form of articles, reviews, and brief communications revealing new trends in the research on smart textile materials and their applications.

Prof. Dr. Ivo Grabchev
Dr. Desislava Staneva
Prof. Dr. Vladan Koncar
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Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. Textiles is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.


  • Textile materials
  • Textile composites
  • Environment protection
  • Medical textiles
  • Wound dressing

Published Papers

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