Special Issue "Nanocellulose and Nanocellulose-Derived Functional Materials-2021"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021
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Guest Editors
Haipeng Yu, Professor, Northeast Forestry University, China.
Dr. Haipeng Yu is a full professor and head of Key laboratory of Wood Science and Engineering of State Forestry Administration, Northeast Forestry University (China). He graduated and received his Ph.D. from Northeast Forestry University. He started as an assistant professor at Northeast Forestry University in 2005, and was promoted to associate professor and professor in 2007 and 2011. His research interests are focused on wood-based renewable materials and composites, nanocellulose and its nanocomposites. Special attention is dedicated to biomass refinery via green solvents & technologies.

Wenshuai Chen, Professor, Northeast Forestry University, China.
Dr. Wenshuai Chen received his BS degree (2008) and PhD degree (2013) in wood science and technology from Northeast Forestry University, China. Now he is a professor at Northeast Forestry University. His research interests include wood physics, bionanocomposites, nanocellulose, aerogels, and development of natural nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion as well as water purification.

Zhiqiang Fang, Associate Professor, South China University of Technology, China.
Zhiqiang Fang received his Ph.D. degree from South China University of Technology (SCUT) in Guangzhou, China. As a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland from 2012 to 2013, he worked on transparent paper for flexible electronics. He did his postdoctoral research in materials science and engineering at SCUT. Currently, he is an associate professor in the School of Light Industry Science and Engineering at SCUT. His research interests cover multiscale cellulose materials for flexible electronics, energy storage devices and water treatments. He has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals with total citations of 4200 (google scholar citations). He also serves as a reviewer of several Journals.


Nanocellulose is a novel type of cellulose nanomaterials that mainly synthesized by trees, cotton, or other higher plants. Owing to the intrinsic nanofiber structure and the advantageous mechanical, thermal, and optical properties, nanocellulose has become a star nanomaterial in recent material science field. Various nanofibrillaltion, modification and assemble strategies were developed for extracting nanocellulose from renewable materials, adjusting the nanocellulose surface physical/chemistry properties, and constructing advanced functional materials/devices. The Special Issue "Nanocellulose and Nanocellulose-Derived Functional Materials" covers research in fundamental and applied science of nanocellulose research. It focuses on recent progress and research studies of nanocellulose related to nanocellulose fabrication, nanocellulose modification, nanocellulose-derived functional materials and the application of nanocellulose and nanocellulose-derived materials in various fields. The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:
● Nanocellulose fabrication
● Nanocellulose smulation and characterization
● Nanocellulose modification
● Nanocellulose-derived films/nanopapers
● Nanocellulose-derived foams/aerogels
● Application of nanocellulose-derived material

Nanocellulose; Nanofibrillated cellulose; Cellulose nanocrystals; Bacterial cellulose; Modification; Nanopapers; Aerogels