The Introduction of the Special Issue

Aerogels are very light and highly porous materials that are intriguingly and complexly networked with large internal surface area, high hydrophobicity with extremely low density.These materials present enormous opportunities in the fields of material science, engineering and biomedical. These features make them an ideal choice for applications as thermal and acoustics insulators or as optical, electrical and energy storing devices. However, their exploitation for a wider spectrum of applications is inhibited primarily by their handling, complex process parameters, methodologies and elaborate synthesis.

This Special Issue of Aerogels aims to provide a platform for the research community to discuss recent developments concerning novel methodologies, characterization and synthesis for applications in a variety of domains from super insulation and super capacitors to trapping of molecules and enzymes for drug delivery and biological entities as well as semiconductor application in the fields of sensors, catalysts and devices.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

• aerogels and aerogel composites

• textural properties

• thermal conductivity

• biomedical scaffold

• drug release

• Aerogel functionalization

• Process engineering

• Building applications

• Environmental applications

• Aerospace applications

• acoustics

• super-capacitors

• Adsorption and absorption of VOC, heavy metal ions

• specific surface, particle diameter, pore size, pore volume

• Sensors

• simulations and modelling


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1:Aerogels -Novel methodologies,synthesis and applications.

2:Advancement in aerogels -rapid synthesis and applications.

3:Bio inspired aerogels and aerogel composites

4:Aerogels -synthesis and scalability

5:Aerogels in additive manufacturing

6:Aerogels advancement in the next decade.


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Insight-Material Science submission system: http://insight.piscomed.com/index.php/lMS

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: August  , 2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Sachitanadam Mahesh

Guest Editor

Dr. Ganapathi A S - Research Fellow at University of Bristol UK

Asst Prof Nguyen Truong Son - Ho Chi Mhin City University of Technology, Vietnam.