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
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


  • T. Anthopoulos
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Q. Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Suzhou, China
  • S. Mallapragada
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • B. Olsen
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Associate Editors

  • N. Bowman
    Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • J.N. Chapman
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • T. Chikyow
    Tsukuba-Shi, Japan
  • P.K. Chu
    Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  • Y.W. Chung
    Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Y. Cui
    Stanford, California, USA
  • L. Curtiss
    Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • J.J. De Pablo
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • P. Dubois
  • A.M. Kini
    Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • B.A. Korgel
    Austin, Texas, USA
  • K.F. McCarty
    Livermore, California, USA
  • I. McCulloch
    London, UK
  • M. Nastasi
    Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • S. Niki
    Tsukaba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • A. Noy
    Livermore, California, USA
  • S.J. Pearton
    Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • R.A. Register
    Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • K. Shakesheff
    Nottingham, UK
  • I. Yonenaga
    Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan

Founding Editors

  • S.S. Lau
  • F.W. Saris