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

Recent Advances in High-Entropy Materials

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ashutosh Sharma, Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea

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Research Interests: electrochemical deposition; lead-free soldering and brazing; additive manufacturing; high entropy alloys; gas sensors; biomaterials

About This Topic

The development of high entropy alloys (HEAs) in the last few decades has advanced several, engineering, manufacturing, and academic sectors over traditional alloy products in a variety of applications. HEAs have one remarkable trait that sets them apart from conventional alloys based on one or two primary elements: an extraordinarily high entropy of mixing. The ability to produce configurationally entropy-tailored products with desirable properties opens new opportunities not only for traditional but other advanced areas such as 3D manufacturing applications in aerospace and biomedical implants. HEA development has thus evolved in different important stages such as equiatomic solid solution structures, near non-equiatomic multiphase and/or compositionally complex alloys, entropy-derived thin films, hard oxide and carbide coatings, lightweight alloys, and composites, etc., Deeper study on HEAs is desperately needed now.

This special issue provides a thorough overview of current developments in HEAs, different routes of manufacturing adopted for HEAs fabrication, microstructural evolution, and performance study correlation, novel 3D printed HEAs, for diverse engineering applications. These ground-breaking investigations will offer fresh approaches to resolving difficult issues and create fresh opportunities for learning and applying new research outcomes.


entropy; powder metallurgy; arc melting; microstructure; multicomponent; 3D printing; lightweight; solid solution; coatings; high entropy functional materials; energy storage