Materials Characterization features original articles and state-of-the-art reviews on theoretical and practical aspects of the structure and behaviour of materials.

The Journal focuses on all characterization techniques, including all forms of microscopy (light, electron, acoustic, etc.,) and analysis (especially microanalysis and surface analytical techniques). Developments in both this wide range of techniques and their application to the quantification of the microstructure of materials are essential facets of the Journal.

The Journal provides the Materials Scientist/Engineer with up-to-date information on many types of materials with an underlying theme of explaining the behavior of materials using novel approaches. Materials covered by the journal include:

  1. Metals & alloys
  2. Ceramics
  3. Nanomaterials
  4. Biomedical materials
  5. Optical materials
  6. Composites
  7. Natural Materials
  8. Organic materials, polymers or polymer composites (Elsevier polymer titles; Composites structures)

Please note that not all topics fall within the scope of Materials Characterization. Submissions focused on the topics listed below will not be considered for publication, potential alternative journals are indicated in brackets:

Editorial board


  • I. Baker
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Associate Editors

  • David Field
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
  • Heung Nam Han
    Seoul National University (SNU), Gwanag-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • Joanna McKittrick
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, California, USA
  • Paul R. Munroe
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Aude Simar
    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Min Song
    Central South University, Hunan, China

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Bernard Bewlay
    GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York, USA
  • Harry Bhadeshia
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Krishan Chawla
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Nikhilesh Chawla
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Ursula Gibson
    Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Stephane Godet
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Chris Grovenor
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • Beverly Inkson
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, UK
  • Douglas Gordon Ivey PhD
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jacob Jones
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Ingeborg Kaus
    SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
  • David Larson
    Cameca Inc, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • David Lashmore
    University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
  • Williams Lefebvre
    Université de Rouen, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France
  • Yong Liu
    Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China
  • Eric Maire
    INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
  • Knut Marthinsen
    Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Joseph Michael
    Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Michael Moody
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • Ian Nettleship
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Anthony Rollett
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Sudhi Sant
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • Martin Saunders
    University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
  • Dominique Schryvers
    Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Douglas Van Citters
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
  • Qi (Ben) Zeng
    Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, USA
  • Zhongwu Zhang
    Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China