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The focus of this edited book is on the sustainable materials for solar energy technologies, such as photocatalysis, photovoltaic, hydrogen production, harvesting and storage. The topics of interest include:

- Solar Photocatalytic Materials and Technologies

- Solar Photovoltaic Materials and Technologies

- Solar Hydrogen Materials and Technologies

- Solar Thermal Materials and Technologies

- Solar Energy Storage Materials and Technologies

- Sustainability and Future Prospects in Solar Materials

- Solar Materials for Internet of Things Applications

Important Dates

Book Chapter Proposal (abstract with maximum 350 words): October 01, 2019

Accept/Reject Notification:  October 30, 2019

Full Chapter Submission: March 30, 2020

Accept/Reject Notification: May 05, 2020

Camera ready Submission:  June 30, 2020

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to mafraga80@gmail.com

Instructions on preparation and submission of manuscripts

Length of each book chapter is between 10,000 and 13,000 words, including reference list. Number of illustrations of each chapter are between 5 to 8. Only submissions in Word format will be considered. All book chapters must be submitted through an on-line submission system that will be announced later.

 

Book Editors:

Mariana Amorim Fraga, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil

Delaina A. Amos, University of Louisville, USA

Savas Sönmezoglu, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Turkey

Velumani Subramaniam, CINVESTAV, Mexico

This topical collection entitled "Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials" will be published in Springer Nature’s new journal SN Applied Sciences (www.springer.com/SNAS ). It is devoted to study the mechanical properties of advanced materials such as nanomaterials, 2D materials, advanced composites, advanced polymers, advanced ceramics, advanced coatings and thin films, biomaterials, among others. Considering the relevance of the theme, this topical collection looks for original articles and short communications focusing on the latest theoretical and experimental advances in design, characterization and application of mechanical properties of advanced materials. The interest topics include, but are not limited to:

- Theoretical calculation and simulation of mechanical properties of advanced materials.

- Experimental analysis of mechanical properties of advanced materials.

- Mechanical behaviour of advanced materials.

- Mechanical characterization for tissue engineering.

- Emerging advanced materials for mechanical applications.

- Development of nanomechanical devices.

 

Please have a look at the journal's author guidelines for more information on the journal's policies and the submission process. Manuscripts should be submitted through this link: https://www.editorialmanager.com/snas/default.aspx and when sending your article, please indicate the name of the following Topical Collection: Interdisciplinary: Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials.

 Guest Editors, 

Prof. Giuseppe Pintaude, UTFPR, Brazil

 Prof. Mariana Amorim Fraga, UNIFESP, Brazil

It was a pleasure to be one of the guest editors of the focus issue (Nano)materials for Biomedical Applications published in Journal of Materials Research:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-materials-research/issue/0096 C26A6C1CD1C9BC563075B1B02573 

Thanks to all those who contributed.

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.

The June, 2019 Journal of Materials Research (JMR) Focus Issue is devoted to the latest advances in biomedical nanomaterials, including: (i) 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.

The talks in this webinar will expand on the material presented in the Focus Issue, and an interactive Q&A session will be held with the speakers following each talk.

Talks:

  • Electrochemical single-step obtention and characterization of a biomimetic TiO2-Hydroxyapatite NTs covered by chitosan
    Giovanna Machado, CETENE
  • Nanostructured surface coatings for titanium alloy implants
    Pierre Layrolle & Guy Louarn, University of Nantes
  • Assessing the Influence of Silkworm Cocoons’ age on the physico-chemical properties of silk-based materials
    Marisa Beppu, University of Campinas

Date: June 25, 2019

Time: 12:00PM - 01:30PM  (EST)

Registration: https://mrs.digitellinc.com/mrs/live/269/page/1284

MEMS devices are found in many of today’s electronic devices and systems, from air-bag sensors in cars to smart phones, embedded systems, etc. Increasingly, the reduction in dimensions has led to nanometer-scale devices, called NEMS. The plethora of applications on the commercial market speaks for itself, and especially for the highly precise manufacturing of silicon-based MEMS and NEMS. While this is a tremendous achievement, silicon as a material has some drawbacks, mainly in the area of mechanical fatigue and thermal properties. Silicon carbide (SiC), a well-known wide-bandgap semiconductor whose adoption in commercial products is experiening exponential growth, especially in the power electronics arena. While SiC MEMS have been around for decades, in this Special Issue we seek to capture both an overview of the devices that have been demonstrated to date, as well as bring new technologies and progress in the MEMS processing area to the forefront. Thus, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on: (1) novel designs, fabrication, control, and modeling of SiC MEMS and NEMS based on all kinds of actuation mechanisms; and (2) new developments in applying SiC MEMS and NEMS in consumer electronics, optical communications, industry, medicine, agriculture, space, and defense.

Prof. Dr. Stephen Edward Saddow
Prof. Dr. Daniel Alquier
Prof. Dr. Jing Wang
Dr. Francesco La Via
Dr. Mariana Fraga
Guest Editors

 

Manuscript Submission Information: Micromachines | Special Issue : SiC based Miniaturized Devices

Our edited book Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage is now available on ScienceDirect:

 

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage | ScienceDirect

 

Table of contents

 

Part 1: Emerging materials for dye-sensitized solar cells and thermoelectrics

Chapter 1. SnTe: Structure, Synthesis and Thermoelectric properties

Chapter 2. Metal Oxide Nanoparticles as Electron Transport Layer in Third Generation Solar Cells

 

Part 2: Emerging materials for electrochemical applications

Chapter 3. Exploring the properties and fuel cell applications of atomic layer deposited metal oxide ultrathin films

Chapter 4. Development, Challenges and Prospects of Carbon-Based Electrode for Lithium Air Batteries

 

Part 3: Emerging materials for supercapacitors

Chapter 5. Emerging 2D nanomaterials for supercapacitor applications

Chapter 6. Prospective Synthesis Approaches to Emerging Materials for Supercapacitor

Chapter 7. Advances in Flexible supercapacitors for portable and wearable smart gadgets

Chapter 8. Simple Parallel-Plate Capacitors to High–Energy Density Future Supercapacitors: A Materials Review

 

Part 4: Emerging materials for multifunctional applications in energy conversion and storage

Chapter 9. Advanced nanocarbon materials for future energy application

 

Part 5: Emerging materials for hydrogen storage

Chapter 10. All-metal and Non-metal Aromatic Clusters as Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide Storage Materials

Chapter 11. Liquid Phase Chemical Hydrogen Storage: From Recent Developments to Future Objectives

Chapter 12. Recent progresses on the Mg-Co-H and Mg-Fe-H systems for hydrogen storage applications

Chapter 13. A systematic approach to the synthesis, thermal stability and hydrogen storage properties of rare earth borohydrides

 

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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

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-materials-research/informatio 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 mafraga80@gmail.com 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