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International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation
International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation


Special Issue on: "Nanomaterials: Recent Advances, Trends and Challenges"

Guest Editors:
Professor M. Bououdina, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Professor J.M.F. Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Recently, nanoscience and nanotechnology, as emerging multidisciplinary research fields (chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, engineering, medicine, etc.) have attracted special and considerable attention. The synthesis of materials at the nanoscale has shown an exceptional improvement of the material’s properties (thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, etc) as well as the discovery of new materials with novel properties, due to the fact that at the nanometer scale the materials posses high surface area, spatial confinement, less imperfections, etc. This leads to the exploration and development of new technological applications in various domains.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to nanoscience and nanotechnology, including the synthesis and characterisations of nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanostructures); and recent developments in some major applications such as renewable energy (e.g. hydrogen storage), biological and medical (e.g. cancer diagnosis and therapy), sensors, semiconductors, electronics and photonics, functional coating, composites, etc.

Subject Coverage
Topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Synthesis routes of nanomaterials
  • Characterisation methods at the nanoscale
  • Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage
  • Nanoparticles for biomedical applications
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanobiosensors
  • Nanocoating
  • Carbon nanostructures
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured materials for nanoelectronics and photonics
  • Nanostructured thin films
  • Nanodevices
  • Nanomaterials for catalysis
  • Multiscale modelling at the nanoscale

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: 31 December 2009 (extended)