Materials Science & Engineering R: Reports publishes invited review papers covering the full spectrum of materials science and engineering. The reviews, both experimental and theoretical, provide general background information as well as a critical assessment on topics in a state of flux. The editorial policy of Materials Science & Engineering R: Reports is to serve its readership in two ways. Firstly, it provides a critical overview of the current issues in a well-defined area of immediate interest to materials scientists. Secondly, each review contains an extensive list of references thus providing an invaluable pointer to the primary research literature available on the topic. This policy is implemented by the Editorial Board which consists of outstanding scientists in their respective disciplines. The Board identifies the topics of interest and subsequently invites qualified authors. In order to ensure speedy publication, each review is published separately.

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Editorial board


  • Franky So
    NC State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America


  • T. Anthopoulos
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Q. Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-Bionics, Suzhou, China
  • S. Mallapragada
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
  • K. T. Nam
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Associate Editors

  • N. Bowman
    Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
  • J.N. Chapman
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • P.K. Chu PhD
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Y.W. Chung
    Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
  • P. Dubois
    Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • B.A. Korgel
    Austin, Texas, United States of America
  • M. Nastasi
    Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
  • A. Noy
    Livermore, California, United States of America
  • R.A. Register PhD
    Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Founding Editors

  • S.S. Lau
  • F.W. Saris