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Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Call for Papers

Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. While nanomaterials have been a part of our everyday life for quite some time, the past two decades have witnessed a fast growth of the nanotechnology sector. Nanotechnology is being used in several applications to improve the environment and to produce more efficient and cost-effective energy, as generating less pollution during the manufacture of materials, producing solar cells that generate electricity at a competitive cost, cleaning up organic chemicals polluting groundwater, clearing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from air, and so forth.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the recent advances on the science of nanotechnology in a wide range of industrial and academic applications. We are particularly interested in articles describing the recent trends and applications of nanotechnology, namely, in building materials; preparation, properties, and characterization of nanomaterials; applications of nanotechnologies in industry, environment, energy, and biotechnology; the influence of nanomaterials to environment and health; metrology and standardization of nanomaterials; and so forth. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel nanomaterials and devices
  • Nanomaterials for building and construction
  • Nanomaterials for energy conversion
  • Nanomaterials for solar cells, fuel cells, batteries, and so forth
  • Nanostructures for phase-change materials
  • Nanomaterials for environment protection or improvement
  • Energy and environment relevant nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology for electrochemical conversion and energy storage
  • Nanotechnology for hydrogen production and storage
  • Nanotechnology for photocatalysis and environmental catalysis
  • Nanotechnology for water treatment, decontamination, in-door air purification, air pollution, and so forth
  • Environment, human health, and safety issues of nanotechnology
  • Green nanotechnology
  • Recent trends in nanotechnology

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Authors Guidelines which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/nee/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 6 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 28 February 2014
Publication DateFriday, 25 April 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • J. M. P. Q. Delgado, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Guest Editors

  • Andreas Öchsner, Department of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Malaysia
  • A. G. Barbosa de Lima, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Campina Grande, Avenida Aprígio Veloso 882, Bodocongó, 58429-900 Campina Grande, PB, Brazil