Acta Materialia provides a forum for publishing full-length, original papers and commissioned overviews that advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the processing, the structure and the properties of inorganic materials. Papers that have a high impact potential and/or substantially advance the field are sought. The structure encompasses atomic and molecular arrangements, chemical and electronic structures, and microstructure. Emphasis is on either the mechanical or functional behavior of inorganic solids at all length scales down to nanostructures.

The following aspects of the science and engineering of inorganic materials are of particular interest:
(i) Cutting-edge experiments and theory as they relate to the understanding of the properties,
(ii) Elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the synthesis and processing of materials specifically as they relate to the understanding of the properties,and
(iii) Characterization of the structure and chemistry of materials specifically as it relates to the understanding of the properties.

Acta Materialia welcomes papers that employ theory and/or simulation (or numerical methods) that substantially advance our understanding of the structure and properties of inorganic materials. Such papers should demonstrate relevance to the materials community by, for example, making a comparison with experimental results (in the literature or in the present study), making testable microstructural or property predictions or elucidating an important phenomenon. Papers that focus primarily on model parameter studies, development of methodology or those employing existing software packages to obtain standard or incremental results are discouraged.

Short communications and comments to papers published in Acta Materialia may be submitted to Scripta Materialia.

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Editorial board

Coordinating Editor

  • Professor C. A. Schuh
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States


  • Professor I. J. Beyerlein
    University of California at Santa Barbara Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Barbara, 2326 Engineering II, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070, United States
  • Professor T. Furuhara
    Tohoku University Institute for Materials Research, 2-1-1 Katahira, 980-8577, Aoba, Sendai, Japan
  • Professor K. Hono
    National Institute for Materials Science, 1 Chome-2-1 Sengen, 305-0047, Tsukuba-Shi, Japan
  • Professor C. Hutchinson
    Monash University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Victoria, Australia
  • Professor S. Jin Emeritus
    University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, CA 92093-0663, United States
  • Professor L. Lu
    Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, 110016, Shenyang, China
  • Professor C. Nan
    Tsinghua University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 30 Shuangqing Rd, Haidian Qu, 100084, Beijing, China
  • Professor N. P. Padture
    Brown University School of Engineering, Box D 182 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02912-9037, United States
  • Professor U. Ramamurty
    Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 50 Nanyang Avenue, North Spine, #N3.2-02-05, Singapore 639798, Singapore
  • Professor J. Rickman
    Lehigh University, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA. 18015, United States
  • Professor D. Rodney
    Université de Lyon, Institut Lumière Matière, 69361, Lyon, France
  • Professor G. S. Rohrer
    Carnegie Mellon University, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, United States

The Board of Governors of Acta Materialia

  • Dr. J. Ågren
  • Dr. H. Ai
  • Professor K. S. Anseth
  • Dr. E. Cole, Jr.
  • Dr. A. J. Coury
  • Professor G. Dehm
  • Professor A. Deschamps
  • Dr. G.T. Gray III
  • Professor C. Hansson
  • Professor T. Ohji
  • Dr. G. B. Olson
  • Dr. J. A. Schneider
  • Professor C. A. Schuh
  • Dr. M. Singh
  • Professor G. W. Warren