Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Biomaterials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019

Editor-in-Chief

Hossein Hosseinkhani, PhD (Biography)

Professor, Innovation Center for Advanced Technology, Matrix, Inc., New York, USA

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Research Interests: biomaterials; nanotechnology; biomedical engineering; drug delivery; tissue engineering; biosensors
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Applications and Development of Biomaterials in Medicine

Editorial Board

Shahzada Ahmad, PhD

Professor, BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Bld. Martina Casiano, UPV/EHU Science Park, Leioa, Spain

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Research Interests: advanced materials development for energy conversion; conservation and storage materials application

Charles-Olivier Bacri, PhD

Senior Researcher, Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière (CSNSM), Orsay Campus, France

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Research Interests: ion beam analysis (IBA); effect of radiation on materials; implantation; irradiation; thin layers (target); isotopes for medical applications; synthesis & characterization using ion accelerators

Sotirios Baskoutas, PhD

Professor, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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Research Interests: design and theoretical study of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructured materials such as quantum dots, quantum wells and nanorods; synthesis (with physical methods) and characterization of semiconductor nanostructured materials
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Quantum Confinement Effects in Nano Material

Daniel Chateigner, PhD

Professor, Normandie Université, CRISMAT-UMR 6508 CNRS/ENSICAEN, Caen, France

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Research Interests: combined analysis; X-ray diffraction; neutron diffraction; EBSD; synchrotron; anisotropic properties; materials science; texture analysis; softwares/databases; reflectivity; anisotropic spectroscopies; biomineralisation/molluscs/fossils; atomic force microscopy; anisotropic elaboration techniques; tomography

Zhi-Gang Chen, PhD

Associate Professor, Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, Australia

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Research Interests: thermoelectric materials and devices; topological insulators; compound semiconductors; functional materials; nanotechnology

Jorge de Brito, PhD

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources (DECivil), University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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Research Interests: sustainable construction (recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars); bridge and building management systems; buildings service life (prediction); life cycle assessment; construction technology

Feng Ding, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, Institute for Basic Science and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Republic of Korea

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Research Interests: multi-dimensional carbon materials; 2D materials; materials’ growth mechanism; method development for multiscale modeling

Aleksey D. Drozdov, PhD

Professor, Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

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Research Interests: double-network gels with dynamic bonds; glassy polymers; macroporous temperature-sensitive gels with fast response; stimuli-responsive hydrogels; supramolecular elastomers; nanomechanics of 2D graphene-like materials; electromechanical response of Li-ion batteries

Mattias Edén, PhD

Professor, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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Research Interests/Expertise: solid state NMR; disordered materials; oxide-based glasses; glass structure; bioactive glasses; biomineralization
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Glasses: Recent Developments on Their Characterization and Applications

Vincent G. Harris, PhD

Professor, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

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Research Interests: materials design and the study of processing; structure and magnetism in a wide range of electronic materials; devices and systems used principally in high frequency applications such as sensors, radar and communication systems and platforms

Chih-Ching Huang, PhD

Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan

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Research Interests: carbon based nanomaterials; metallic nanoclusters; natural antibacterial and antiviral nanomaterials; nano-anticoagulants; nanozymes

Ho Won Jang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Research Interests: wafer-scale synthesis of oxide thin film nanostructures using physical vapor deposition and wet solution process; synthesis of 2-dimensional materials including graphene and transition metal disulfides; heteroepitaxy of complex oxide thin films by atomic layer control; chemical sensors for electronic nose and electronic tongue; photoelectrodes and catalytic electrodes for water splitting and CO₂ reduction; mott insulators for nanoelectronics and smart window; localized surface plasmon resonance for optoelectronics; low power consumption resistive switching and memristive materials
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Applications and Prospect of Chemical Sensors

Ick Soo Kim, PhD

Professor, Nano Fusion Technology Research Group, Division of Frontier Fibers, Institute for Fiber Engineering IFES- Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research ICCER, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan

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Research Interests: nano fibers; coloration of nano fibrous webs; synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles

Hansang Kwon, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Materials System Engineering, Pukyong National University, Namgu, Republic of Korea

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Research Interests: nanomaterials; nanocarbon materials; metals and ceramics matrix composites; functionally graded materials; mechanical; thermal; electrical behavior of materials; powder metallurgy; spark plasma sintering; hot extrusion

Nicolas L'Heureux, PhD

Research Director, University of Bordeaux, INSERM UMR 1026, Lab. for the Bioengineering of Tissues (BioTis), Bordeaux, France

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Research Interests: Extracellular matrix-based biomaterials; biological biomaterials; cell culture-based ECM, regenerative medicine; biomechanical engineering; tissue-engineered human blood vessel (TEBV); biological approaches for tissue repair; ;scaffold-free tissue engineering; Tissue Engineering by Self-Assembly (TESA)

Dorina Lauritano, DDS

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Centre of Neuroscience of Milan, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

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Research Interests: oral medicine; oral biology; molecular biology

Yao Li, PhD

Professor, Center for Composite Materials and Structure, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

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Research Interests: construction and preparation of advanced functional composite and the control of their optical and thermal properties; ordered structured functional materials and their applications; preparation and analysis of new high-performance polymer nanocomposites

Dong-Kwon Lim, PhD

Associate Professor, KU‐KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

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Research Interests: raman-bassed cell imaging technology; nanoscale materials for photocatalyst

Xian Jun Loh, PhD

Assistant Professor, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore, Singapore

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Research Interests: water soluble polyhydroxyalkanoates; biodegradable thermogelling polymers; supramolecular host–guest polymeric materials

Jack Luo, PhD

Professor, Institute of Renewable Energy and Environment Technology, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK

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Research Interests: biosensors, microfluidics and lab-on-chip; flexible and transparent electronics; polymer-based microactuators for biomedical applications; nanomaterials and nanodevices; energy harvesting devices and systems

Giuliana Magnacca, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

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Research Interests: synthesis and characterization of materials; materials for environmental applications (adsorbents, photocatalysts); nanofiltration systems; surface functionalization of natural fibers

Sawanta S. Mali, PhD

Professor, Polymer Energy Materials Laboratory, School of Advanced Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

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Research Interests: hydrothermal/solvothermal synthesis of 1D/3D nanomaterials and their application in hybrid and flexible perovskite solar cells and solar fuel

Theodore E. Matikas, PhD

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

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Research Interests: aging structures in aerospace, nuclear, civil, cultural heritage and biomedical engineering applications; development of smart sensing systems and advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM) methodologies (based in ultrasonics, acoustic emission, acoustic microscopy, nonlinear acoustics, IR thermography, electrical methods, diffraction techniques, interferometric techniques) for real-time evaluation of damage engineering materials and structures, including metallic alloys, shape memory alloys, coatings, metal and ceramic matrix composites, smart and multi-functional materials, nanocomposites, phononic meta-materials, nano-structured and hybrid materials and cementitious materials

Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia

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Research Interests: nanophotonics; nonlinear optics and spectroscopy; optical and photonic systems; photodetectors; optical sensors and solar cells; classical and physical optics; antennas and propagation; microwave and millimetrewave theory and technology; photonics; optoelectronics and optical communications

Alkiviadis S. Paipetis, PhD

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

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Research Interests: Composite Materials; nano and hybrid composites; Acoustic Emission non-destructive inspection; composite repair; self-healing materials; Hierarchical composites; myltifunctional materials; Interfacial Micromechanics; Eco-Friendly Brass Alloys; Structural health monitoring

Chul B. Park, PhD, P.Eng., FRSC, FCAE, FKAST, FNAEK, FAAAS, FASME, FCSME, FEIC, FSPE

Professor, Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Research Interests: plastic foaming technology; fundamental understanding of foaming phenomena; computational modelling of foaming; super high R value foams; sound insulation foams, biodegradable foams; environmentally safe blowing agents.

Antonino Recca, PhD

Professor, Department DICAR (Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture), University of Catania, Catania, Italy

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Research Interests: synthesis and characterization of engineering polymers; characterization of thermosetting mixtures; fibre-reinforced composite materials; antioxidants and flame retardants

Vincenzo M. Sglavo, PhD

Associated Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

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Research Interests: glass science & technology; ceramics processing & engineering; mechanical properties of materials; recovery & re-use of inorganic residues & materials

Kwok Wei Shah, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Research Interests: nanotechnology and nanomaterials for green building applications and energy efficiency; green building; electroluminochromic materials; polymers; textile materials
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special IssueNanomaterials for Advanced Construction and Green Building Applications

Jian Wang, PhD

Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, USA

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Research Interests: improve mechanical properties and irradiation tolerance of materials by tailoring interfaces in solids; multiscale modeling and characterization of deformation twinning in lightweight structural materials (Mg and Ti and their alloys)

Hongjun Wang, PhD

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA

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Research Interests: tissue engineering; biomimetic materials; regenerative medicine; tissue on a chip; and nanomedicine

Cuie Wen, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

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Research Interests: biomaterials engineering; surface coating/modification of biomaterials; biocompatible alloys; composites and scaffolds; nanostructured metals; alloys; composites and nanolaminates; shape memory and alloys for biomedical application

Yin Xiao, PhD

Professor, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation & the Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

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Research Interests: biomaterials; bone; bone marrow stem cell; dentistry; osteoarthritis; osteoblast; stem cell; tissue engineering

Aimin Yu, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia

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Research Interests: nanostructured materials; colloids and interface science; analytical chemistry; surface analysis; graphene

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