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

Advanced Experimental and Theoretical Techniques in Microtechnology and Nanotechnology

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ali Farajpour Ouderji, PhD

The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

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Research Interests: advanced materials; microelectromechanical systems; nanoelectromechanical systems; nonlinear vibration; continuum mechanics; applied mechanics.

About This Topic

Recently, several micromaterials and nanomaterials have been successfully synthesised to be utilised in a wide range of applications including advanced medical instruments, promising fundamental materials in building construction, electromechanical systems, and even enhancing agricultural production. To efficiently use micromaterials and nanomaterials in these applications, understanding the biophysical, electrical, and mechanical properties of these novel materials is crucial. Several advanced experimental and theoretical techniques have been introduced and utilised to predict the size-dependent behaviour of micromaterials and nanomaterials. This special issue welcomes original studies on novel scale-dependent continuum-based approaches, molecular dynamics modelling of ultrasmall structures, and experimental measurement at microscales and nanoscales. Scale-dependent continuum-based approaches include but are not limited to nonlocal elasticity, couple stress modelling, strain gradient theoretical techniques, and integral size-dependent models. Original articles on the electromechanical behaviour of smart ultrasmall materials such as piezoelectric micromaterials are highly welcomed. In addition, this special issue will publish comprehensive review articles reasonably written on the advanced experimental and theoretical techniques at microscale and nanoscale levels.


micromaterials; nanomaterials; magneto-electromechanical coupling; piezoelectric ultrasmall structures; size-dependent continuum modeling; nonlocal elasticity theory; couple stress theory; strain gradient models; Molecular Dynamics, experimental measurement at ultrasmall levels; vibration-based energy harvesting

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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