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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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

3D Printing of Engineering Materials

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Yifei Jin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, ‎Reno, USA.

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Research Interests: 3D bioprinting; 3D printing of engineering materials; 4D printing; Yield-stress fluid; Rheology; Polymer processing; Bioabsorbable polymer stent design and fabrication

About This Topic

Since its inception in the 1980s, additive manufacturing, commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing, has spurred tremendous interest and been widely used for various applications. One group of build materials used in 3D printing is called engineering materials which refer to the materials that construct manmade structures and components without breaking and exhibiting excessive deflection under loading. The major classifications of engineering materials include metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. In this special issue, we will seek to the articles which introduce cutting-edge 3D printing techniques for fabricating functional parts with complex 3D geometries from these engineering materials. In addition, we also encourage the submission of articles related to the innovation of printable engineering materials as well as the application of 3D printed parts in various engineering fields such as tissue engineering, aerospace, electronics, and energy, to name a few. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic.


3D printing; Engineering materials, Metals; Polymers; Ceramics; Composites


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Open Access Review

3D Printing of MXenes-Based Electrodes for Energy Storage Applications

Received: 31 January 2023;  Published: 08 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2302020


Energy storage devices (ESD) including batteries, and supercapacitors are becoming progressively imperative in the transition to a renewable energy future, as they enable the integration of intermittent renewable sources into the grid and provide backup power during outages. There are already reviews available on various energy storage materia [...]
Open Access Research Article

4D Printed Shape Memory Polymers: Morphology and Fabrication of a Functional Antenna

Received: 17 February 2022;  Published: 29 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2202009


Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are smart materials that can respond to certain thermal, chemical or electrical stimuli by inducing a structural conformation change into a temporary shape. In this work, a 3D printing process based on a Vat Photo-polymerization of a shape memory polymer (SMP) was investigated to produce customized smart and comple [...]
Open Access Review

Material Challenges and Opportunities in 3D Printing for Hip Implant Applications

Received: 16 November 2021;  Published: 23 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2201004


There is a current need for tissue and organ repairs, replacement, and regeneration for patients who suffer from diseased or damaged tissues or organs. This situation is continuously on the rise and the supply of this form of therapy does not meet the patients demand mostly due to lack of donors and biocompatibility issues which [...]
Open Access Original Research

Fabrication and Demonstration of a 3D-printing/PDMS Integrated Microfluidic Device

Received: 21 October 2021;  Published: 25 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2201002


3D printing is an attractive method to fabricate microfluidic devices due to (1) its fast and simple process without specialized equipment and cleanroom environment, and (2) its capability to create complex 3D structures. Combined with Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), it can be used to develop various microfluidic devices taking advant [...]