Topical Collection: Materials Science - Materials for Rural Applications

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The objective of this issue is to highlight the most recent advances in cutting edge research in advanced materials and related technologies for rural applications. The present materials era has witnessed an incredible growth of promising materials that can improve the performance of various advanced technologies. The scientific community is devoting many efforts to harness the potential of new materials to provide cure for emerging new diseases, maintaining safe and clean environment as well as to solve energy related issues. This issue is aimed at fostering research in process and application of advanced materials particularly in energy, environment, biomedical, agricultural and interdisciplinary sectors. The issue will welcome detailed/short review articles, feature/progress articles, detailed research articles, short communications, etc. on all aspects of materials and technology for rural applications. Topics of interest for submission include (but not limited to) are:

  • Nanomaterials for Rural Areas
  • Plasma materials for Rural Areas
  • Alternate Energy Materials 
  • Energy Storage Materials 
  • Smart and Intelligent Materials 
  • Materials for Rural IOT: Smart Villages
  • Biomaterials and Biotechnology 
  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Drug Design and Delivery
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Bioimaging
  • Sustainable Development 
  • Rural Resources and Waste Management

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Manish Kumar
  • Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Dr. Nagendra Kaushik
  • Prof. Devesh K. Avasthi

Papers must describe original research and must not be simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All submissions should follow the instructions available at:

Authors can directly submit their papers at During the submission procedure, please select the title of this Topical Collection from the section/category (drop down menu) in Editorial Manager.