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

Microstructure and Properties of Metallurgical Materials

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Abdollah Bahador, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kuala Lumpur, 54100, Malaysia

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Research interests: Shape memory alloys; metal matrix composite; light metals and alloys; welding metallurgy; additive manufacturing

Ridvan Yamanoglu, PhD

Professor, Kocaeli University, Engineering Faculty, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, Kocaeli, Turkiye

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Research interests: Powder metallurgy; sintering; hot pressing; spark plasma sintering; composites and titanium alloys

About This Topic

Precise microstructure design is imperative for achieving targeted material properties, highlighting a vital connection between the microstructure and characteristics of metallurgical materials. Metallurgists and materials scientists employ strategic microstructure manipulation through diverse processing techniques to tailor properties like strength, hardness, ductility, creep, and fatigue to specific application requirements. A refined grain structure and alloying elements contribute to enhanced mechanical strength, with crystallographic orientations impacting the material's stress response. Alloying elements further influence conductivity, corrosion resistance, and hardness. In metal matrix composites, the size and composition of reinforcing particles are pivotal for mechanical properties. The chosen materials processing method, whether casting, powder metallurgy, or additive manufacturing, significantly shapes microstructure evolution. Overall, understanding the relationship between microstructure characteristics and properties governs the design, processing, and material selection across applications—from automotive and biomedical to advanced aerospace alloys. The objective of the Special Issue is to present recent and groundbreaking research on the microstructure and mechanical properties of metallic materials, exploring factors like tensile strength, compression strength, ductility, creep resistance, fracture toughness, corrosion, and tribological properties.


Microstructure design; mechanical properties; metallic materials; advanced materials processing

Manuscript Submission Information

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