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

The Useful Application of Sustainable Materials: From Green Construction to Water Treatment

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

Guest Editor

Gasim Hayder, CEng (Charted Engineer-UK), MIET, PTech (Ts), Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons)

  1. Associate Professor, Institute of Energy Infrastructure, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), 43000, Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  2. Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), 43000, Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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Research interests: Civil engineering; environmental engineering; nanomaterials; polymer composites

About This Topic

The adoption of sustainable materials transcends traditional boundaries, finding applications across diverse sectors ranging from green construction to water treatment. This special issue addresses the multifaceted role of sustainable materials and their transformative impact on fostering environmental sustainability and resource efficiency.

In the realm of green construction, sustainable materials serve as the cornerstone of eco-conscious building practices. These materials, characterized by responsible sourcing, minimal environmental impact, and high durability, redefine the landscape of architectural design and construction. Recycled aggregates, derived from reclaimed concrete and asphalt, reduce the demand for virgin resources while diverting construction waste from landfills. Renewable materials like bamboo and engineered wood offer structural integrity and aesthetic appeal without compromising ecological balance. By prioritizing sustainable materials, green construction endeavors to minimize carbon emissions, conserve natural resources, and create healthier indoor environments.

Also, sustainable materials play a pivotal role in revolutionizing water treatment processes and addressing water quality challenges. Rainwater harvesting from sustainable roofing materials and storage tanks. Permeable pavements constructed with porous materials facilitate groundwater recharge and reduce stormwater runoff, mitigating urban flooding and pollution. Moreover, innovative materials such as bio-based polymers and advanced filtration media offer sustainable alternatives for wastewater treatment, promoting biodegradability and enhancing water purification efficiency.

The application of sustainable materials represents a paradigm shift towards holistic sustainability, encompassing not only green construction practices but also innovative solutions for water treatment and beyond. By embracing eco-conscious materials and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, stakeholders can drive transformative change, mitigate environmental degradation, and build a more sustainable and resilient world for future generations.


Sustainable materials and technologies; green construction; water treatment; composite materials; polymer materials; biomaterials; environmental interactions; process modeling; novel applications of materials; circular economy; sustainable development

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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