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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Special Issue

Additive Manufacturing Technology in Construction

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

Guest Editor

Seyed Ghaffar, PhD, CEng, MICE, MICT, FHEA

Associate Professor in Civil Engineering

Director of Additive Manufacturing Technology in Construction (AMTC) Research Group 

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Brunel University London, UK

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Research Interests: additive manufacturing of cementitious composites; concrete 3D printing; civil engineering materials; advanced functional materials; low-carbon concrete

About This Topic

Construction is an important economic engine, but also one of the largest consumers of resources and energy. The modern construction industry is undergoing a period of dramatic policy shift and priority change from a profit-charged business machine to a socio-economic and environmentally driven sector. Progress in the construction industry to implement additive manufacturing (AM) as an eco-innovative solution will be the focus of this Special issue with reference to essential parameters and the practical changes needed to realize a holistic solution that will potentially bring many benefits to the construction industry. Additive manufacturing technology has the potential to help the construction industry transition into a responsive and technically advanced sector.