Materials Letters is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to rapid communications on the science, applications, and processing of materials.

Materials Letters has an open access mirror journal Materials Letters: X, which has the same aims and scope, editorial board and peer-review process. To submit to Materials Letters: X visit

Materials Letters is dedicated to publishing novel, cutting edge reports of broad interest to the materials community. The journal provides a forum for materials scientists and engineers, physicists, and chemists to rapidly communicate on the most important topics in the field of materials.

Contributions include, but are not limited to, a variety of topics such as:

  • Materials - Metals and alloys, amorphous solids, ceramics, composites, polymers, semiconductors, biomaterials and biological materials, advanced materials, metamaterials, high-entropy alloys.
  • Applications - Structural, opto-electronic, magnetic, medical, MEMS, sensors, smart materials, additive manufacturing, membranes, materials for energy systems.
  • Characterization - Analytical, microscopy, scanning probes, nanoscopic, optical, electrical, magnetic, acoustic, spectroscopic, diffraction.
  • Novel Materials - Micro and nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles), nanocomposites, thin films, superlattices, quantum dots.
  • Processing - Crystal growth, thin film processing, sol-gel processing, mechanical processing, assembly, nanocrystalline processing.
  • Properties - Mechanical, magnetic, optical, electrical, ferroelectric, thermal, interfacial, transport, thermodynamic, photoelectrochemical, photocatalytic, thermoelectric, biological.
  • Synthesis - Quenching, solid state, solidification, solution synthesis, vapor deposition, high pressure, explosive, MOVPE and LPE epitaxial processes, single crystal growth.
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence - Applied to the discovery and design of materials.

Editorial board


  • Aldo R. Boccaccini MSc, Dr.-Ing. habil.
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany


  • Raymundo Arroyave PhD
    Texas A&M University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 119 Mechanical Engineering Office Bldg, 77843-3123, College Station, Texas, United States of America
  • Michael Carboni PhD
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, ICSM, LHyS, Bât. 426, BP 17171, Bagnols/Ceze cedex,, France
  • Xanthippi Chatzistavrou PhD
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece and Michigan State University, College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Engineering Building428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 2100, 48824-1226, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
  • Olivia Graeve PhD
    University of California San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 9500 Gilman Drive, CA 92093-0411, La Jolla, California, United States of America
  • Junichi Hojo PhD
    Kyushu University Faculty of Engineering, Kasuga, 816-8580, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Vladislav Kharton PhD
    Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, 142432, Chernogolovka, Russian Federation
  • Jurij Koruza PhD
    Graz University of Technology Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials, Graz, Austria
  • Sandra E. Rodil PhD
    Autonomous National University of Mexico Materials Research Institute, Postal 70 360 cd, 04510, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Flavio Leandro de Souza PhD
    Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory, CAMPINAS, Brazil
  • Boris Straumal D.Sc
    Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, 142432, Chernogolovka, Russian Federation
  • Arthur Willoughby PhD
    University of Southampton Engineering Materials Research Group, University Road, SO17 1BJ, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Jenn-Ming Yang PhD
    University of California Los Angeles Department of Materials Science and Engineering, CA 90095-1595, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Yufeng Zheng PhD
    Peking University Department of Material Science and Engineering, No.5 Yi-He-Yuan Road, Hai-Dian District, 100871, Beijing, China

Managing Editors

  • Alessandro Polini PhD
    Institute of Nanotechnology National Research Council, Lecce, Italy
  • Laura Ciammaruchi PhD
    Renewable Energy, Magnetic Fusion and Material Science Research Center, Eni spa, Milan, Italy

Associate Editorial Board

  • Zeeshan Ahmad PhD
    De Montfort University Leicester School of Pharmacy, Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Katerina Aifantis PhD
    University of Florida Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
  • Filippo Berto PhD
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Jonny J. Blaker PhD
    The University of Manchester School of Materials, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Boris Bokstein D.Sc
    National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Department of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Ricardo H. R. Castro PhD
    University of California Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Davis, California, United States of America
  • Michael K. Cinibulk PhD
    Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Wright Patterson Afb, Ohio, United States of America
  • Paolo Colombo PhD
    University of Padova Department Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy
  • Manuel Cortez Cortez-Valadez PhD
    Universidad de Sonora Departamento de Investigación en Física, Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Nong Gao PhD
    University of Southampton Mechanical Engineering, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Sanjeev Gautam PhD
    Panjab University Dr S S Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Chandigarh, India
  • Herbert Gleiter PhD
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Alex Glezer PhD
    National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Institute for Metal Physics & Functional Materials, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Takashi Goto PhD
    Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
  • David C. Greenspan PhD
    Spinode Consulting, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
  • Atsushi Hozumi PhD
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Chubu Center Materials Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Nagoya, Japan
  • Emanuel Ionescu Privatdozent Dr. rer. nat.
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Jason S. C. Jang PhD
    National Central University, Zhongli District, Taiwan
  • Yuri Kaganovsky PhD
    Bar-Ilan University Department of Physics, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Po-We Kao PhD
    National Sun Yat-sen University Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • John Kilner PhD
    Imperial College London Department of Materials, London, United Kingdom
  • Praveen Kumar PhD
    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India
  • Michael Lanagan PhD
    The Pennsylvania State University Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Tahar Laoui
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Al Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Yongpeng Lei PhD
    Central South University, Changsha, China
  • Bin Li PhD
    University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada, United States of America
  • Xiaoguang Li PhD
    University of Science and Technology of China Department of Physics, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Yang Yang Li PhD
    City University of Hong Kong Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hong Kong, China
  • Tessy López-Goerne PhD
    Metropolitan Autonomous University - Xochimilco Campus, Coyoacan, Mexico
  • Zhaoping Lu PhD
    University of Science and Technology Beijing State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, Beijing, China
  • Xiu-Liang Ma PhD
    Institute of Metal Research Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
  • João F. Mano PhD
    University of Aveiro Chemistry Department, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Vladimir Yu. Novikov DSc
    National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • Alexander Orlov PhD
    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
  • Philippa A. S. Reed BA, PhD
    University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Michael Sayer PhD
    Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Theo Siegrist Dr. sc. nat.
    Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
  • Trilok Singh PhD
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • Yoshiyuki Sugahara PhD
    Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering Department of Applied Chemistry Polymer Chemistry, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Min Wang PhD
    The University of Hong Kong Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • William B. White PhD
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Stephan Wolf PhD
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurnberg Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Erlangen, Germany
  • Kai Zheng PhD
    Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • Cordt Zollfrank PhD
    Technical University of Munich School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

Founding Editor

  • F.F.Y. Wang

Editor Emeritus

  • J. H. Wernick