Interfaces are one of the most important parameters contributing to different properties of materials towards various applications. In the case of nanomaterials, it is actually the very large interfacial surface area (high surface to volume ratio) which leads to extraordinary properties. By selecting appropriate material design and engineering their surfaces with different molecules/nanostructures, a large variety of multifunctional hybrid nanomaterials can be created for a wide range of application areas from chemistry to advanced biomedical science. Engineering the surface properties, which is actually the creation of functional interface based materials, is going to be the key aspect for the future of materials science. On one hand, these functional interfaces open new aspects in the direction of fundamental structure-property relationships of materials, but on the other hand, they exhibit significant application potential towards advanced technologies, especially when they are in three-dimensional (3D) interconnected form. This special issue in Materials Today Chemistry will cover advanced aspects of functional interface based advanced materials and their relevant applications.
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