Low-dimensional nanomaterials for sustainable applications

Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh, India
Dr. Ajeet Kaushik, Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, USA

Engineered nanomaterials offer significant advantages towards environmentally conscious and socially responsible technological solutions. These materials, at different scales, exhibit unique physical and chemical properties that can be harnessed to enhance the sustainability of diverse applications. When the characteristic dimensions of the materials are reduced to a low-dimensional scale (i.e., nanoscale or microscale), their properties significantly vary in comparison to their bulk counterparts. These low-dimensional materials have gained significant attention from both industry and academic sectors due to their fascinating physical, chemical, optical, electronic, biological, and mechanical properties, such as tunable bandgap, high surface area-to-volume ratio, unique crystal and electronic structure, quantum confinement effect in semiconductors, mechanical robustness, structural reliability, and varied toxicity. These materials can be engineered with different functional moieties suitable for a broad range of environmental, healthcare, agricultural, and related applications. Besides the development of different synthesis approaches, rapid advancement in computational technologies enables the design of low-dimensional materials and composites for targeted applications.

For this thematic issue, we would like to invite researchers to submit their manuscripts in the fields of low-dimensional materials and their multifarious applications, including theoretical and computational aspects. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Green nanomaterials
  • Nanostructured materials (quantum dots, nanowires, nanoparticles)
  • Exploring nanomaterials and interfaces
  • Tailored nanomaterials for advanced applications
  • Nanomaterials in healthcare & biomedical devices
  • Bioinspired nanosensors, nanorobots, and nanosystems for drug delivery
  • Nanostructures for next-generation energy storage and conversion
  • Functional nanomaterials for advanced agriculture and food applications
  • Advanced nanomaterials for water management
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) in nanomaterials technology
  • Life cycle assessment, environmental monitoring, and waste-to-wealth conversion of nanomaterials

Original research articles, reviews, perspectives, and letters will be considered.

The thematic issue is in collaboration with an international conference exploring “Engineered Materials for Sustainable Development (EMSD 2024)” in Chandigarh, India in 2024. Such synergy and support will motivate the organizers and conveners to continue this conference as a tradition to explore novel materials for advanced sustainable applications. However, the contributions are not limited to those from the conference participants.

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

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