Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) 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

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7.5 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Design, Synthesis and Development of Innovative and Green Construction Materials

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Maryam Hojati, Assistant Professor, PhD

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA 

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Research interests: Design and Development of Innovative and Green Construction Materials; Digital Construction of Concrete and Clay Materials; Development of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure; Modeling and Determining the Rheological Behavior of Fresh and Hardened Properties of Materials for Digital Construction; Design and Development of Functionally Graded Materials

Shreya Vemuganti, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., EIT

School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

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Research interests: Novel Methods for the Development of Multifunctional Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites; Structural Health Monitoring of Concretes; Design and Testing of Materials for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Applications; 3D Printing Techniques for Concrete and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Nanomodification of cementitious materials and composites for enhanced mechanical properties and strategic civil engineering applications.

About the topic

The construction sector is one of the largest industries in the world and is predicted to become a $15.5 trillion industry worldwide by 2030. One of the vital challenges of construction materials is the amount of CO2 emission from their production and implementation phases. New innovative technologies and advanced materials could bring significant changes, enhancing productivity, improving sustainability, increase effectiveness. Accordingly, the construction industry requires a new generation of lighter, smarter, more robust, durable, cost-effective, and sustainable materials to be designed, tested, and implemented in the future of building and infrastructure construction. Design, Synthesis and Development of Innovative and Green Construction Materials perspective from material design/ synthesis /development, processing, testing, implementing, and up to monitoring are essential issues in this Special Issue.

The topics of interest for publication are – but are not limited to design, study the properties in different scales, and durability of novel construction materials, including:

  • Innovative/sustainable/durable concrete mixtures
  • Low carbon binders (including alkali-activated materials)
  • Calculation of unit CO2 emissions for construction materials
  • Evaluating global warming potential of construction materials
  • Earth materials (including the application of clay or local soil)
  • Biomass composites
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Construction materials using Agricultural waste
  • Fiber-reinforced polymer composites
  • Natural fiber reinforced composites or cementitious mixtures
  • Nano scale modification in construction materials
  • 3D-Printable materials (including concrete, clay, and polymer)
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Self-reinforced materials
  • Wood (including laminated timber, Modular bamboo, Translucent wood)
  • Advances in metal materials and sustainability analysis

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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