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
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

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Special Issue

Development and Applications of Engineering Polymers

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Khandaker M. Anwar Hossain, PhD, PEng

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

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Research Interests: Sustainable construction; blended cement and concrete; use of wastes/volcanic materials/underused materials in concrete; ductile engineered concrete; smart self-healing materials; FRP-composites; steel-concrete composite building systems; thin walled structures; computer aided design

About This Topic

Engineering polymers are a group of plastic materials that have improved mechanical and thermal properties that make them ideal for all types of engineering applications, replacing traditional materials equal or greater in weight, hardness or other properties, while being much simpler to manufacture, especially with complex shapes. These properties, in combination with the economics of thermoplastic processing has enabled engineering polymers to become substitutes for metals and alloys in a variety of applications and to be used as unique materials in electronics, thermal, medical and chemical exposure applications. The relevance of engineering polymers as substitute materials for metals and alloys rests in large part on their mechanical properties. These properties are critical to engineering applications.
In this special issue, we encourage the submission of articles related to engineering polymers and materials in its broadest sense. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.


Engineering polymers; Plastic materials; Properties; Engineering applications

Planned Paper

Title: Advances in Polymeric Materials for Separations
Authors: Jeffrey Urban
Affiliation: Inorganic Facility, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Title: PVP functionaluzed PLGA nanoparticles as drug delivery sistema
Authors: Roberta Cavalli*
Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, University of Turin, 10125 Turin, Italy

Title: Sustainable novolac-type phenolic resins based on carbonyl containing sugars
Author: Kenneth Ogueri *


Open Access Review

Biomedical Applications of Wrinkling Polymers

Received: 09 December 2019;  Published: 28 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2001005


Advancements in surface engineering and material fabrication techniques have enabled the creation and replication of naturally occurring surface topographies or the extrapolation of natural patterns to become achievable targets. Polymers are used extensively in the field of biomedical sciences for c [...]
Open Access Original Research

Assessment of the Processing Method for the Development of Hybrid Biopolymer-Based Scaffolds

Received: 01 November 2019;  Published: 26 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2001004


The present study deals with the development of scaffolds based on gelatin (G) and/or chitosan (CH) through modifications in the central processing method. This process consists of the fabrication of a hydrogel which is, then submitted to a freeze-drying stage. To compare the effects of the differen [...]
Open Access Project Report

Evaluation of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) for Passive Rear Projection Screen Application

Received: 24 June 2019;  Published: 07 August 2019;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.1903002


In the past few years, there have been many attempts to commercialize Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) for Rear Projection Screen (RPS) in electrically switchable films and glass products. This application is based on the exceptional image quality of PDLC at a wide viewing angle. However, due [...]