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

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Special Issue

Recycling and Reuse of Waste Materials in Construction

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Riyadh Al-Ameri, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer --4876

School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia

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Research Interests: Structural rehabilitation using hybrid approach; Fibre reinforced polymer bars in construction; Behaviour and design of cellular and composite structures; Durability of concrete structures in marine/harsh environment; Sustainable constrcution materials and geopolymer concrete; Upgrading civil infrastructure

About This Topic

Dear Colleagues,

A growing global population and the progressive convergence in living standards across countries lead to higher consumption, thus increasing materials use. Furthermore, as economies develop, investments in construction and infrastructure increase, leading to a higher demand for materials. Technological advancements and structural changes have the potential to counterbalance the increasing demand for materials used, partially decoupling materials use from economic growth. In recent years, countries have demonstrated more interest in resource efficiency to address environmental issues and achieve economic growth, employment, and resource security objectives. A transition to a more resource-efficient, circular economy (CE) – a concept that rests on a systemic approach to resource efficiency- will significantly affect the use of resources and contribute to creating sustainability in the environment, the economy and society. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we invite researchers interested in various aspects of waste recycling and reuse in the construction industry to contribute and share their findings and achievements. The aim is to provide a platform for the research community to advance waste recovery technology and facilitate practical applications in the industry. Submissions are encouraged to focus on, but not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Sustainable and recycled building materials
  • Construction & Demolition waste recovery
  • Recycled concrete aggregate for construction
  • Innovative construction methods
  • Material efficient design
  • composite construction materials
  • BIM for waste management in construction
  • Circular economy in the built environment

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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