Special Issue "Advances in Multifunctional Coatings for Next Generation Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)
Dr. Santanu Chaudhuri (Website)
Illinois Applied Research Institute, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2100 South Oak Street, Suite 206, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Phone: +1 217 300 9419
Interests: multifunctional coatings design; wear-resistant coatings; chem/bio active surfaces; electrochemical reactions; catalysis; fuel-cell; hydrogen storage
The special issue is dedicated to highlighting the important advances in coatings technology that promises to transform the commercial coatings of today. New ways to design coatings including novel synthesis and application, assembly of block copolymers, characterization of interfaces, and multiscale simulation methods for coatings design, all have contributed to the tremendous insight on how coatings interact with the environment. The thermodynamics of coating interfaces, morphological features, and the role of chemical constituents can now be directly measured from nano-to-microscale using novel instrumentation. There is still a gap that needs to be addressed where innovative multifunctional coatings for a range of potential applications can mature to become commercial products in next 5-10 year time-horizon. Therefore, innovative research from academia and industry needs to find a common platform where new ideas on coating synthesis, curing, characterization, and multiscale modeling can be combined to develop multifunctional coatings with greater degree of control and scalability. In particular, unique mechanical and chemical properties, scratch resistance, self-healing properties, anti-icing and super-hydrophobic coatings, and conductive coatings are at the forefront of becoming new products. The issue aimed to publish articles from leaders in multifunctional coatings research in academia and industry, and highlight the advances and potential challenges for the sustainable design of multifunction coatings.
Dr. Santanu Chaudhuri
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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