Materials and Design publishes original research reports, review articles and express communications covering the studies of structure and properties of inorganic and organic materials, advances in synthesis, processing, characterisation and testing, design of materials and engineering systems, and applications in technology. The journal is multi-disciplinary in nature, and seeks to bring together aspects of materials science, engineering, physics, and chemistry. In exploring the themes ranging from materials to design, it also pursues the elucidation of underlying connections between natural and artificial, and experiment and modelling.Manuscripts submitted to Materials and Design are sought to contain elements of discovery and surprise that often accompany the obtention of new insights into the architecture and function of matter.

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Editorial board


  • Alexander M. M. Korsunsky DPhil, MA, CEng, FInstP
    University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science, OX1 3PJ, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom


  • Eric Le Bourhis
    P' Institute Materials Mechanics and Energy Engineering and Research, Poitiers, France
  • Alexander J. G. Lunt DPhil Oxon, MEng Oxon
    University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  • Giang D. Nguyen
    The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Marco Sebastiani PhD
    Roma Tre University, Roma, Italy
  • Xu Song
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Managing Editors

  • Kalin Dragnevski MSc, PhD, FRMS
    University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Wei Zhai
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Journal Manager

  • Vimala Anand

International Editorial Board

  • Esther Akinlabi
    University of Johannesburg Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Moataz Attallah PhD
    University of Birmingham School of Metallurgy and Materials, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Filippo Berto PhD
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Ha Hong Bui
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Alain Celzard
    University of Lorraine National Graduate School of Wood Technology and Industry, Épinal Cedex 9, France
  • Daolun Chen
    Ryerson University Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Igor P. Dolbnya PhD
    Diamond Light Source, England, United Kingdom
  • Ming Wang Fu
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Lin Geng
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • Sheng Guo
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Stephen Hallett
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Louis Hennet
    Extreme Conditions and Materials High Temperature and Irradiation, Orleans, France
  • Akio Hirose
    Osaka University School of Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka, Japan
  • Wei Huang PhD
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • David Hui
    University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
  • Surya Kalidindi
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Jozef Keckes
    University of Mining Leoben, Leoben, Austria
  • Andrei G. Kotousov PhD
    The University of Adelaide School of Mechanical Engineering, Adelaide, Australia
  • Marian Lehocky
    Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czechia
  • Yang Li PhD
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Yong-Cheng Lin Lin
    Central South University College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Changsha, China
  • Elia Marin
    Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
  • Johann Michler
    Empa Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Adrian P. Mouritz PhD, ScD
    RMIT University School of Engineering, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
  • Conchúr Ó Ó Brádaigh
    The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Joao Pedro Oliveira PhD
    NOVA University of Lisbon Faculty of Science and Technology, Caparica, Portugal
  • Xuejun Ren
    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Fabrizio Scarpa
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Luming Shen
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Hauke Springer
    Max Planck Institute for Iron Research GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Satyam Suwas PhD
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

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