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Call for Papers: (Nano)-materials for Biomedical Applications

Focus Issue: Journal of Materials Research

(Nano)-materials for Biomedical Applications
Issue date: June 2019
Submission deadline: November 1, 2018

Nanotechnology has been responsible for an unprecedented positive impact in healthcare advances, by merging fundamental and applied sciences as complementary tools envisioning an enhanced quality of life. Recently, a broader spectrum of high performance nanomaterials and material-based nanosystems has been engineered to address challenges in medical and health-related fields. At the same time, there has been a shift in importance from designing exclusively bioinert materials to instead producing complex bioactive building blocks for mimicking targeted functions. This JMR Focus Issue is devoted to the latest advances in biomedical nanomaterials, including: different fabrication approaches and applications, (ii) design and characterization of novel biomedical materials and devices as well as their structure-property relationships with biological responses, and (iii) novel (bio)-nanomaterials as potential candidates to integrate multifunctional devices targeting self-assembly materials.

Contributing papers are solicited in the following areas:

• Nanotechnology and drug delivery
• Biocompatible materials
• Implants and coatings
• Tissue engineering and regenerative materials
• Fabrication of sensors and biosensors
• Biomimetics
• Materials for medical devices
• Materials in clinical dentistry
• Materials in orthopedics and biomechanics

Guest Editors:

Mariana Amorim Fraga, Universidade Brasil, Brazil
Stephen E. Saddow, University of South Florida, USA
Bruno V. Manzolli Rodrigues, Universidade Brasil, Brazil
Jorge A. de Moura Delezuk, Instituto Federal Paraná, Brazil
Rodrigo Sávio Pessoa, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Sachin Khapli, New York University,  Abu Dhabi, UAE n/jmr-focus-issues/call-for-papers-nano-…


We have been invited by Dr. Aloysius Hepp (Elsevier Consulting Editor for S&T Books, focusing on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage) to edit a book titled: “Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage”. The purpose of this book is to present the state-of-art of emerging materials for energy conversion technologies (solar cells and fuel cells) and energy storage technologies (batteries, supercapacitors and hydrogen storage).


The book will be organized into five (5) Primary Sections, namely:


(1) Emerging materials for solar cell and photovoltaic applications,


(2) Emerging materials for fuel cell applications,


(3) Emerging materials for battery electrode applications,


(4) Emerging materials for supercapacitor applications, and


(5) Emerging materials for hydrogen storage applications,


which aiming to cover aspects of fundamentals, functionalities, challenges and prospects of different classes of emerging materials, such as but not limited to, wide bandgap semiconductors, oxides, carbon-based nanostructures, advanced ceramics, chalcogenide nanostructures, and flexible organic electronics nanomaterials, for energy conversion and storage applications. The targeted audiences of this edited book are postgraduates, researchers, and practicing engineers working in this area. This edited book will be published by ELSEVIER and it is expected to be fully published in 2018.

If you are interested in contributing to this edited book, please send an email to with your chapter proposal (abstract with maximum 300 words) up to March 25, 2017. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit the full chapters by August 25, 2017. Length of each chapter is about 10,000 words. No. of illustrations of each chapter are between 5 to 7 only. Full chapter submission must be made through an on-line submission system that will be announced later. Only submissions in Word format will be considered. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by 2 or more reviewers.


Book Editors:

Kuan Yew Cheong

Giuliana Impellizzeri

Mariana Amorim Fraga