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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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Recent Advances in Sustainable and Low-Carbon Asphalt Materials

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Shenghua Wu, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP

Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Research Interests: sustainability and resiliency; pavement material characterization; green asphalt technologies (e.g. warm/cold mix asphalt); pavement design and modeling; nondestructive and advanced performance testing; recycled and reclaimed materials; pavement rehabilitation and maintenance; smart and resilient civil engineering material design

About This Topic

This special issue is dedicated to recent advances in sustainable and low-carbon asphalt materials, which have gained significant attention in the industry and community. The issue aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest findings and share their experiences on the development, testing, and implementation of sustainable and low-carbon asphalt materials. Asphalt is a widely used material in road construction, but its production and use have significant environmental impacts. The need for sustainable and low-carbon asphalt materials has emerged as a result of the urgent need to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

The contributions to this special issue encompass a broad spectrum of topics, including the utilization of recycled and reclaimed materials, exploration of alternative binders, aggregates, and mixtures, innovative technologies in asphalt production, long-term performance evaluation, environmental assessment, and advancements in enhancing durability and resilience of asphalt materials and pavements. The goal is to promote the adoption of sustainable and low-carbon asphalt materials and encourage the development of new and innovative solutions to pave the way towards a more sustainable future.


Sustainability, recycling, alternatives to conventional asphalt, aggregates, and mixtures, low-carbon asphalt materials


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