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

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 13 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Advanced Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Jian Dou, PhD

NC State University, Raleigh, United States

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Research Interests: nanomaterials; sustainable energy and chemistry; chemical looping; catalysis

Ruochen Wu, PhD

NC State University, Raleigh, United States

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Research Interests: sustainable energy; biomass gasification modeling and optimization; plastic waste recycling; carbon capture

Junchen Liu

NC State University, Raleigh, United States

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Research Interests: chemical looping; ethylene; aromatic dehydrogenation

About This Topic

Catalysis is an essential element of the chemical industry and the key to advanced materials and chemicals production. New technologies have enabled novel and unique catalyst synthesis, which allows for better catalyst design for efficient chemical conversions. Moreover, with the advancement of characterization methods including both ex-situ and in-situ techniques, more detailed analysis on the active sites of catalysts as well as reaction mechanisms are feasible. Both aspects lead to more sophisticated and effective design of new catalyst materials. This further intensifies the industrial chemical processes and reduces the overall energy consumption and CO2 emission for sustainable chemical production. We encourage the submission of original research articles related to, though not limited to, advanced catalyst synthesis and characterization methods for zeolites, single atom catalysts, metal/metal alloy catalysts, mixed oxide catalysts, chemical looping redox oxide materials, and catalyst-sorbent materials. Research progresses focusing on application of these catalytic materials are highly recommended for submission as well. In addition, research commentaries, short publications/ letters and review papers in the research area above are also welcomed.


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