This international journal publishes original articles concerned with all aspects of refractory metals and hard materials.

The refractory metals comprise selected metals with melting points around 2000°C and higher, with similar powder metallurgical production and application. This includes the following metals and their alloys: Tungsten, Molybdenum, Chromium, Tantalum, Niobium and Rhenium.

Advances in hard materials continue and the journal will continue to deal with the production, uses and properties of the carbides, nitrides and borides of these metals and those of titanium as well as tools of ceramics, the superhard boron nitrides and diamond, and related compounds.

Papers are also published on the technologies of powder production (including their precursor materials), milling, granulation, cold and hot compaction, sintering, hot isostatic pressing, pulsed and other assisted consolidation, additive manufacturing, injection molding, as well as coatings on refractory metals, hard metals and hard materials. However, this does not include intermetallics and coatings on steel substrates. The characterization, testing, quality assurance and applications are also covered.

The International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials by bridging the gap between pure research and the more practical aspects of production and properties, will continue to provide a unifying medium for material scientists, technologists, engineers, designers and manufacturers.

Editorial board


  • Z.Z. Fang
    The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Associate Editors

  • A.J. Gant
    Element Six, Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK
  • P. Rödhammer
    Plansee SE, Tyrol, Austria
  • X. Song
    Beijing University of Technology, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Emeritus Editor

  • H. Ortner

Editorial Board

  • G. Aggarwal
    Diamond Innovations, Worthington, Ohio, USA
  • F. Akhtar
    University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • H.-O. Andrén
    Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • P. Angerer
    Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH, Leoben, Austria
  • Q. Bai
    Brunel University London, Middlesex, England, UK
  • J. D. Belnap
    Schlumberger Limited, Houston, Texas, USA
  • V.P. Bondarenko
    Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Kiev, Ukraine
  • A. B. Bose
    Materials Processing, Inc., Irving, Texas, USA
  • L. Cornish
    University of the Witwatersrand, WITS, South Africa
  • R.K. Enneti
    Global Tungsten and Powders Corp., Towanda, Pennsylvania, USA
  • M. Filgueira
    Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), CAMPOS DOS GOYTACAZES, Brazil
  • J.L. Garcia
    Sandvik Machining Solutions, Stockholm, Sweden
  • R.M. German
    San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, California, USA
  • R. Haubner
    Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • J.L. Johnson
  • S. Kang
    Seoul National University (SNU), Gwanag-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • M.I. Karpov
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • H. Kestler
    Plansee SE, Reutte, Austria
  • M.S. Kovalchenko
    Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Kiev, Ukraine
  • G. Leichtfried
    University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • W. Lengauer
    Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • N. Li
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • L.M. Llanes Pitarch
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
  • D. Mari
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • S. Norgren
    Sandvik Tooling R&D, Stockholm, Sweden
  • S.J. Park
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, The Republic of Korea
  • B. Roebuck
    National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
  • M. Roy
    Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, India
  • N. Sacks
    University of the Witwatersrand, WITS, South Africa
  • H.R.Z. Sandim
    Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil
  • V.K. Sarin
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • P. Schade
    Berlin, Germany
  • J.H. Schneibel
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA
  • W.D. Schubert
    Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • J.A. Shields, Jr.
    Mill Creek Materials Consulting, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • L. Sigl
    Plansee SE, Reutte, Austria
  • G.S. Upadhyaya
    Materials Consultant, Varanansi, India
  • C. Wang
    Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials R&D, Northboro, Massachusetts, USA
  • Q. Wei
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • B. Zeiler
    International Tungsten Industry Association, London, England, UK
  • W. Zhao
    W.R. Grace & Co., Columbia, Maryland, USA