Special Issue "Green Coating and Film for Degeneration Protection"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020 (closed)
Guest Editors
Prof. Jun Hu is currently an associate professor of chemical engineering in Northwest University, Xi’an, China. He received his Bachelor and Master degree from Northwest University (NWU), China respectively in 2005 and 2008. He received his Ph.D. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China in 2012. He has also conducted postdoctoral research in the school of materials, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore for two years. His main research interest lies in genetic engineering based on the stability and activity of materials in quantum chemistry, and he has continued to carry out the related work of boundary quantum chemistry simulation and material electrochemical experiment.

Prof. Yizhou Shen is an associate professor at College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA). He obtained his Ph.D. degree at NUAA in June 2016. Afterward, he continued to take his Postdoctoral research at NUAA supported by National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents. He was also invited to work as a visiting scholar at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, for one year. His current research focuses on the experimental of self-assembled monolayer, superwettability, icephobic materials, and other functional coatings or surface engineering. Currently, he has published over 60 high-level papers including some invited long-text review articles in ACS, RSC, Wiley, and Elsevier publications.

Xin Zhao is a research staff at Nanyang Technological University. He was born in 1985 and obtained his Ph.D. in June 2014. His research area includes photocatalysis, electrochemistry, artificial photosynthesis, and photoluminescence. Currently he focuses on photoelectrochemical water splitting and solar energy application. He has published over 40 high-level papers such as Adv. Energy Mater., Appl. Catal. B, J. Mater. Chem. A, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. He was also as the guest editor of the special issue “Thin Films for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage” of the journal “Coating”.


The degeneration of materials has become increasingly prominent in petroleum, biomedicine industries, etc. One efficient approach is to apply coating and film to protect the native material. However, most of the derivatives are toxic, and it can cause dizziness, insomnia, or even liver damage to human. In view of the shortcomings, scientists and researchers have tried to exploit green and environmental-friendly materials as the film to protect the native materials. In the current state-of-art, green and environmental-friendly film are growing tremendously because of their advantageous to reduce the potentially negative impact to nature and human being. So, the editor intended for the original research and review articles in the field of green coating and film for corrosion protection in this special issue.

Degeneration; Protection; Green coating; Environmental-friendly film; No-toxic

Published Papers

  • Investigation of Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation on the Micro-Cubic Structure Superhydrophobic Surface for Enhancing Icing-Delay Performance
  • Abstract The aim of this study is to explore the heterogeneous ice nucleation behavior based on controllable micro-cubic array structure surfaces from the statistic perspective. To this end, we firstly constructed a group of micro-cubic array structures on silicon substrates by a selective plasma etching technique. After grafting low-free-energy substance, the as-constructed micro-cubic array structure surfaces exhibited higher non-wettability with the water contact angle being up to 150°. On this basis, 500 cycles of freezing and melting processes were accurately recorded to analyze the instantaneous ice nucleation behavior according to the statistical results of freezing temperature. As a consequence, the statistical… More
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  • Fabrication and Application of CeO2 Nanostructure with Different Morphologies: A Review
  • Abstract CeO2, as a significant functional material, Has a widespread application in many fields due to its excellent properties. In this review, we sum up a serious of methods to prepare and differentiate nanostructured cerium oxide with various morphologies based on dimensionality and its main applications in industry. We mainly summary the different strategies to synthetic the CeO2 with 0-D, 1-D, 2-D and 3-D and the key parameters which may affect the nanostructures. We hope that this review helps researchers master can look up CeO2 related knowledge more quickly upon the synthetic methods and comparing various morphologies or fabricating ways to… More
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