The aim of Composites Part B: Engineering is to provide a balance between mechanics and materials science aspects, basic and applied research, and high technology and high volume (low cost) composite development.

The Journal aims to provide a forum for the prompt publication of original research on all areas of composites and nano-engineered materials, with emphasis being placed on evaluation and modelling of engineering details and concepts. Basic research papers are welcomed as well as proposals for review articles. Authors are encouraged to discuss the issues relative to application in the short or long-term in various areas, such as aerospace, automotive and other surface transportation, infrastructure, ship-building, off-shore piping, and recreational products.

Current topics of interest to readers include durability, functionally gradient materials, interfaces, interlaminar fracture, joints and adhesion, smart composites, textile composites, thermoplastics, wave propagation, and non-destructive testing.

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Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief and Editor for North America and Asia

  • D. Hui
    Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Orleans, Lake Front, New Orleans, Louisiana, LA 70138, USA

Principal Editors

  • H. Wang
    University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
  • U. K. Vaidya
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee


  • L. Feo
    Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy
  • J. H. Lee
    Chonbuk National University, Jeonbuk, The Republic of Korea
  • O.T. Thomsen
    University of Southampton, Southampton, England, UK

Editorial Board

  • A.L. Araújo
    University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • A. Arias
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Y. Bai
    Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  • D. Bhattacharya
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • V. Birman
    Missouri University of Science and Technology, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • P. Boisse
    INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
  • T. Duc Ngo
    University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Mizi Fan
    Brunel University, Middlesex, UK
  • W. Gao
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • M. Godlewski
    Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Jihua Gou
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
  • V. Gribniak
    Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • N. Gupta
    New York University, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Jiecai Han
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • N.V. Hieu
    Université Paris-Est, Créteil, France
  • M. Ionita
    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • L. Lapcik
    Tomas Bata University in Zlin, ZLIN, Czech Republic
  • A. K-T. Lau
    Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • D. Lau
    City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Leo W.M. Lau
    Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China
  • S.N. Leung
    York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Guoqiang Li
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • R. Luciano
    Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Cassino, Italy
  • A. Mosallam
    University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
  • Y.B. Park
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulju-gun Ulsan, The Republic of Korea
  • R. Penna
    University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy
  • M.J. Pindera
    The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Y.D.S. Rajapakse
    Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • K.Y. Rhee
    Kyung Hee University, Yongin, The Republic of Korea
  • T.C. Rousakis
    Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
  • J. Sankar
    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
  • A.H. Sofiyev
    Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
  • C.P. Tsui
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Shiren Wang
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
  • G. Westin
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • N. Wu
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • F. Xu
    Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  • Zuowan Zhou
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China