Special issue of “Materials”, entitled “Characterization and Mechanics of Soft Materials” is collecting papers

Prof. Galya Staneva from IBPhBME-BAS and Prof. Victoria Vitkova from ISPP-BAS are the guest editors of a new Special Issue for the prestigious journal “Materials” (ISSN 1996-1944), entitled “Characterization and Mechanics of Soft Materials”.

The versatility in structure and physicochemical characteristics renders soft materials indispensable in a wide range of technological applications. The unique properties featuring the ability to sustain large elastic deformations, the sensitivity of equilibrium structures to external conditions, the responsitivity to electric fields, etc. underlie the successful design and fabrication of new soft materials. The fundamental insight and observations on the behavior of soft biological materials contribute to fostering the conception of novel tools in biomedicine and pharmacology. With a particular focus on the interface between physics, chemical engineering, and biology, the research achievements in soft materials are expected to answer numerous challenging questions from theoretical, as well as from experimental point of view.

In this special issue of “Materials”, we invite original research articles and review papers in soft materials science and engineering, encouraging experimental, theoretical and computational soft matter approaches.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Lyotropic mesophases
  • Soft nanocomposites
  • Biomimetic soft materials
  • Liquid interfaces and membranes
  • Colloid delivery systems
  • Biomembrane mechanics and stability
  • Rheology of complex fluids
  • Active suspensions
  • Modeling of soft materials



Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

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