Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science aims to provide a snapshot of the latest research and advances in materials science. Every year, in six issues, Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science publishes a series of reviews covering the most exciting and developing areas of materials science. Each issue contains 2-3 sections of reviews commissioned by international researchers who are experts in their fields. The result is a journal that gives the materials scientist the opportunity to keep informed of all the current developments in their own, and related, areas of research, ensuring the cross⊣fertilization of ideas across an increasingly interdisciplinary field.

Topics covered regularly include: Electronic Materials, Solid Catalysts and Porous Solids, Synthesis and Reactivity of Solids, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Metals and Alloys, Biomaterials, Characterization Techniques, Amorphous Materials, Molecular Crystals, Surface Science, Ceramics, Composites and Intergrowths, Modelling and Simulation of Solids, Polymers. Special issues containing 'one-off' sections on other important areas will also appear.

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Editorial board

Editor in Chief

  • Professor Izabela Szlufarska
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin, United States


  • Professor Paul V. Braun
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • Professor Gerard Wong
    University of California Los Angeles, California, United States

Founding Editor

  • J.M. Thomas
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Editorial Board

  • James J. Coleman
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • George Crabtree
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, United States
  • Vincent Crespi
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • Juan De Pablo
  • Vinayak Dravid
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Andrew Gewirth
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • Steve Granick
    Institute for Basic Science Center for Soft and Living Matter, Ulsan, South Korea
  • Jeffrey C. Grossman PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Craig Hawker
    University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Yonggang Huang PhD
    Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering, Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Craig Jensen
    University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Dorte Juul Jensen
    Technical University of Denmark Wind Energy, Roskilde, Denmark
  • Kevin S. Jones
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • Richard Le Sar
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States
  • David McComb Director, CEMAS
    OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Serdar Ogut
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Monica Olvera de la Cruz
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Elsa Reichmanis
    Georgia Tech Partnership, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Angus Rockett
    Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States
  • Susan Sinnott
    The Pennsylvania State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Francesco Stellaci
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Eric Wachsman
    University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Brian Wirth
    The University of Tennessee System, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Yihui Zhang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Steven J. Zinkle
    University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA