Open Call for Papers: Carbon nanomaterials for smart applications

We are delighted to announce an open call for papers to our new themed collection on Carbon nanomaterials for smart applications.


Carbon nanomaterials with interesting properties have become more easily accessible with rapid research progress in the field, leading to their increasingly widespread use for materials development and applications. This themed collection broadly focuses on carbon nanomaterials for smart applications including (but not limited to):

  • Design and synthesis of carbon nanomaterials
  • Assembly of carbon-based smart nanostructured materials
  • Fabrication of carbon nanomaterials and polymer composites for smart textiles
  • Graphene and CNT-based smart composites for energy harvesting and storage devices
  • Smart carbon-based materials for biomedical sensors and drug release systems
  • Carbon-based thermochromic and electrochromic hybrid materials
  • Carbon-based smart materials and composites for water purification
  • Carbon nanomaterials for smart thermal management
  • Carbon nanomaterials for actuators (e.g., artificial muscles)


Submit before 1st June 2024


If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please get in touch with the Editorial Office

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This themed collection is Guest Edited by:

Photo of Guest Editor Yeye Wen.

Yeye Wen
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
ORCID: 0000-0001-6902-7234

Yeye Wen is currently an associate professor at Advanced Research Institute of Multidisciplinary Science, Beijing Institute of Technology. She obtained her PhD from Tsinghua University in 2020 and then worked in Prof Jin Zhang’s group at Peking university and Beijing Graphene institute as a postdoctoral researcher from 2020-2022. Her research interests focus on controllable synthesis and assembly of carbon nanomaterials and functional porous materials for bioseparation and biosensing applications.

Photo of Guest Editor Zhenyuan Xia.

Zhenyuan Xia
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
ORCID: 0000-0003-2227-3598

Zhenyuan Xia is currently a Senior Researcher (Docent) at Chalmers University of Technology and ISOF-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR). He obtained his PhD from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in 2010 and then worked in Dr Vincenzo Palermo’s group at ISOF-CNR (Italy) as a Marie-Curie postdoctoral researcher from 2011-2013. His research interests focus on electrochemical functionalization of graphene-related 2D materials for energy conversion and remediation of organic contaminants.

Photo of Guest Editor Muqiang Jian.

Muqiang Jian
Beijing Graphene Institute, China
ORCID: 0009-0006-5380-1962

Muqiang Jian, Associate Researcher in Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI). After graduating from Tsinghua University in 2018, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Peking University from 2018 to 2020. Then he joined BGI, with a research focus on the production and applications of nanocarbon material fibers, and has published more than 50 papers.


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