Special Issue on: "Smart and Nano Materials Applications"
Dr. Sophia Benjamin, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Dr. C. Rajan, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, India
There is an increased tendency to integrate smart materials with nanotechnology to develop novel materials or structures for the applications in sensors, actuators, biomaterials, multifunctional materials, structural health monitoring, etc. The combination of smart materials and nanotechnology provides many advantages, realises novel designs that could not be achieved in traditional engineering, and also offers greater opportunities as well as challenges. The central aim of this special issue will be to publish original results, critical reviews and technical discussion related to this compelling research field. We believe that the papers published in this journal will provide cutting edge information and instructive research guidance, encouraging more scientists to make their contribution to this dynamic research field.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Smart materials and structures
- Nano and multifunctional materials
- Autonomous materials
- Nano composites
- Bio-inspired materials and structures
- Sensors and actuators
- Structural health monitoring
- Energy harvesting
- Self-healing and self-assembly
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email Guest Editor Dr. Sophia Benjamin at email@example.com.
Manuscripts due by: 15 October, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 December, 2017
Final versions due by: 30 January, 2018