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

New Advances on the Structure and Properties of Composite and Hybrid Materials

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Morteza Abouhamzeh, Ph.D.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Engineering, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

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Research Interests: Composites, airplane structures, optimization; stress analysis; finite element analysis; structural dynamics; solid mechanics; mechanics of materials

About This Topic

In the field of aerospace and automotive industries, composite and hybrid materials have proven to possess exceptional properties such as low-weight, high strength, and reliable damage tolerance. However, as we move towards more environmentally friendly designs, advancements on the properties and structural design of such components are necessary. This may include the use of thermoset-based and thermoplastic-based composite and fibre-metal laminates. For instance, clean aviation requires hydrogen tanks to be carried in the aeroplane which needs support from composite tanks to carry the loads. Additionally, recyclability and biodegradability are becoming more favourable in different industries to achieve a more sustainable design-manufacturing process. Therefore, new procedures to model such innovative material concepts are welcome for this special issue, especially if supported by experimental characterisations and/or validations. Investigations on the cure modelling and estimation of final properties after manufacturing of advanced composites and hybrid materials with an open research eye on the technical possibilities are also important. Furthermore, investigations on the feasibility of innovative composite and hybrid materials for different applications will enrich the current special issue.


Aerospace, Automotive, Wind energy, Composite, Hybrid, Bio-based materials, bio-degradable, Optimisation, Novel materials, Functional composites, Modelling, Experimental, Manufacturing

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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