Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing publishes original research papers, review articles, case studies, short communications and letters from a wide variety of sources dealing with all aspects of the science and technology of composite materials, including fibrous and particulate reinforcements in polymeric, metallic and ceramic matrices, and 'natural' composites such as wood and biological materials. The range of applicable topics includes the properties, design and manufacture of reinforcing fibers and particles, novel architectures and concepts, multifunctional composites, advances in fabrication and processing of composite materials and structures, manufacturing science, process modelling, experimental mechanics, microstructural characterization of composites and their constituent phases, interfaces in composites, new approaches to prediction and measurement of mechanical, physical and chemical behaviour, and performance of composites in service. Articles are also welcomed on economic and commercial aspects of the applications of composites, design with composites and case studies. All articles are subject to rigorous peer review to ensure they make an important and novel contribution, and a high standard is set for both content and presentation. The Editors aim to conduct the review procedure with the minimum of delay so that prompt publication ensues.

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Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief and Editor for Europe and Africa (Applied Science)

  • M.R. Wisnom
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Editor for Asia and Australasia (Applied Science)

  • N. Takeda
    The University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Meguro-Ku, Japan

Editor (Manufacturing) and American Editor (Applied Science and Manufacturing)

  • S. Advani
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States

Chinese Editor (Applied Science)

  • Z. Zhang
    National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China

Editor for Nanocomposites

  • J.K. Kim
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Editor for Biocomposites

  • K. Oksman
    Lulea University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

Editorial Board

  • S. Bickerton
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • C. Binetruy Ph.D
    Central College Nantes, Nantes, France
  • P. P. Camanho
    University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • J. Costa-Balanzat
    University of Girona Polytechnic School, Girona, Spain
  • L.T. Drzal
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States
  • Q. Fu PhD
    Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Y. Hu
    University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • J. Leng PhD
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • Y. Li
    Tongji University School of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Shanghai, China
  • A. Long
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • V. Michaud
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • M. Misra PhD
    University of Guelph Department of Plant Agriculture & School of Engineering, Ontario, Canada
  • A. Mouritz PhD
    RMIT University Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Programme, Carlton, Australia
  • S. Nutt
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • T. Okabe
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • K.L. Pickering PhD
    University of Waikato School of Engineering, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • K.M. Pillai
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • K. Potter
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • A. Poursartip
    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • P. Smith
    University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
  • J. Summerscales
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • R. Talreja
    Texas A&M University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College Station, Texas, United States
  • I. Verpoest
    KU Leuven Department of Materials Science, Leuven, Belgium
  • C.H. Wang
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • J.R. Youn
    Seoul National University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwanak-gu, Korea, Republic of

Editorial Associate

  • J. Zhao
    National Center for Nanoscience and Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Laboratory of Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, China

In Memoriam, 2014

  • Tony Kelly
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom