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 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States


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

Associate Editors

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

Founding Editors

  • S.S. Lau
  • F.W. Saris