Guest Editor:

Dr. Sathish Kumar Palaniappan     Email      Website

Affiliation: Natural Composites Research Laboratory, Department of Materials and Production Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Research Interests: Polymer Nanocomposites/Composites; Polymer Blends and Bio-materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Thin Film Coating; Tribology; Bio-degradable Polymers; Machining Characteristics of Ceramics and Polymer Composites; Natural and Synthetic Polymers; Multi-functional Composite Materials and Nanomaterials; Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites; Cutting Bits; Surface Modifications; 3D Printing.

Special Issue Information:

Dear Colleagues,

Since the pollutions created by petrochemical-based products and greenhouse gases have substantial effects on the global environment, eco-friendly research and development will inevitably be the key alternative to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everybody. The increasing hazard associated with environmental pollution necessitates the development of novel biodegradable materials, ecologically friendly processes, and low carbon systems. Eco-friendly composites, materials, and systems for sustainable development will be crucial in the battle against worldwide environmental degradation. Sustainable materials, composites, and systems are rapidly evolving, and this Special Issue will serve as a useful and all-encompassing platform for discussing and sharing the latest scientific ideas and empirical methods that depict and relate these many trends. This Special Issue invites papers reporting new research ideas and developments on the current development and results in sustainable eco-friendly materials and composites, as well as papers analyzing elements connected to energy systems for climate change based on one or more of the related subjects.

Dr. Sathish Kumar Palaniappan

Guest editor


  1. Bio-based materials
  2. Composites
  3. 3D printings
  4. Renewable energy
  5. Bio-based fiber modification
  6. Wood plastic composites
  7. Natural fiber-reinforced composites
  8. Nanocellulose-based polymer composites
  9. Energy harvesting technology
  10. Energy saving building materials

How to submit your manuscript?

Manuscripts should be submitted online at  by registering and logging in to this website or or sent an e-mail to for consultation. All articles will be peer-reviewed and all the accepted articles will be published in the journal on this special issue. Research articles, review articles and short communications are invited.

Submission deadline: 30 June 2023.