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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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

Smart Switchable Material for Adaptive Low Energy Building’s Window

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Aritra Ghosh, PhD

Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), University of Exeter, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Research Interests: smart glazing (electrochromic, suspended particle device, liquid crystal, thermochromic, thermotropic, gasochromic); aerogel; vacuum; BIPV; perovskite; DSSC.

About This Topic

Building sector currently consumes 40% of energy and contributes a considerable amount of greenhouse gases. Thus, there is an emergency for improving the building energy by employing energy-efficient envelopes. Traditional windows are the weakest building envelopes which allow excessive heat loss, gain and light into building interior. The smart switchable material based advanced window can displace the traditional window and improve the building energy by abating the solar heat gain for hot climate and summertime and heat loss for cold climate and wintertime. Also, the variable transmission possesses comfortable daylight in the indoor interior and enhance their thermal and visual comfort. Currently, smart switchable material includes electrochromic, suspended particle device, polymer dispersed liquid crystal, thermochromic, thermotropic, gasochromic, perovskite thermochromic, phase change material. However, there is also new group of materials which are constantly under investigation stage. Newly developed material and commercially available smart switchable material based window data (overall heat transfer coefficient, solar heat gain coefficient, daylight , glare, thermal comfort , visual comfort) can be employed to building energy model to understand the potential of those material for building energy saving at the demand side.

This special issue welcomes to the articles which reflect the information on smart switchable material for low energy building. 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.


window; electrochromic (EC); Suspended Particle Device (SPD); liquid crystal (PDLC, LC); thermochromic; thermotropic; phase change material; gasochromic; thermochromic perovskite; hydrogel