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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Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019

Special Issue

Sustainable Construction Materials and Structures

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Mehdi Shokouhian, PhD, Assistant Professor

Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA

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Research Interests: high performance concrete; high strength steel structures; structural stability; sustainable infrastructures; numerical methods

About This Topic

Sustainable design is a method to design the built environment by balancing social, environmental, and economic goals. Today, sustainability is recognized as an essential requirement for any human activity. The requirement to build more sustainable and affordable maintenance infrastructures has become very important due to the expected increase in building and infrastructure projects around the world and its impact on environment. To achieve the goals of sustainability in construction industry, materials and structures play a vital role and the need for developing innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions are therefore very significant. This Special Issue focuses on the performance of sustainable materials and their applications in buildings and infrastructure systems. Particular attention will be paid to the advanced and innovative design solutions, analytical models, material investigations in terms of short and long-term behavior, with their influence at structural level for new and existing constructions. recent years, the interest in new materials for applications in dentistry has increased significantly. However, the progress made so far in this area is often not satisfactory for both patients and clinicians. The properties of these materials are not always (or rather not in all respects) as good as their biological counterparts. The fact that the world's population lives longer is also important, increasing expectations as to the durability of biomaterials and the reliability of structures used in the oral cavity. The above is a significant incentive to look for new solutions in terms of the structure, properties and technology of dental biomaterials. One example is the work on active materials that have a significant role to play in relation to regenerative processes. The materials that are currently being intensively worked on include: resin composite, polymers, glassio-nomers, ceramics, endodontics materials, graft materials, bioactive glasses, graphen, titanium, zirconium and silicate cement. New possibilities of dental treatment are also brought about by additive techniques, nanomaterial technologies; and also biomimetic coatings.


• Innovative high-performance materials and techniques for new and existing structures
• Structural applications of high- and ultra-high-performance fiber reinforced concrete
• Durability of construction and building materials
• Recycled materials
• Analytical models of innovative materials at material and member levels
• Code provisions and adaptation of current available models to new materials
• Sustainable materials for roads, railways, and other transportation systems
• Performance assessment of innovative structural systems
• Life cycle analyses of sustainable technologies
• Maintenance and repair/strengthening techniques