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International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials


Special Issue on: "Nanostructured Materials and Coatings"

Guest Editors:
Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, USA
Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK
Dr. Christopher A. Rego, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Professor Yingxue Yao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Professor Mileta Tomovic, Purdue University, USA

The agricultural, industrial, and information technology revolutions resulted in quantum and dramatic changes in the way in which we live throughout the world. In recent years, the frontiers of research in engineering, science and technology have been driven by developments in nanomaterials that encompass a diverse range of disciplines.

The common theme is the ability to exhibit unique new properties arising from quantum effects. The number of research themes involving biological and nanostructured materials is growing rapidly and it is widely anticipated that nanotechnology will produce products, devices, components, and smart multifunctional intelligent systems. Advanced materials inspired by biological systems and processes are likely to change almost everything from vaccines to artificial tissues and organs to quantum computers.

This special inaugural issue aims to focus on the recent developments in nano and biomaterials in the growing field of nanostructured coatings and materials.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Nanocomposite structures
  • Carbon-based materials
  • Electronic materials
  • Functional materials
  • Microscopy and materials characterisation techniques
  • Processes for nanostructured materials synthesis
  • Novel applications of nanostructured materials
  • Modelling of behaviour of nanostructured materials
Research that spans several fields is particularly welcome.

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

Deadline for submission of manuscripts : 28 February 2007

Communication of peer reviews to authors : 30 April 2007

Deadline for revised manuscripts : 30 June 2007