Composites Science and Technology publishes refereed original articles on the fundamental and applied science of composites. The focus of the journal is on polymeric matrix composites with reinforcements/fillers ranging from nano- to macro-scale. CSTE encourages manuscripts reporting unique, innovative contributions to the materials science, physics, chemistry and applied mechanics aspects of advanced composites.

Besides traditional fiber reinforced composites, novel composites with significant potential for engineering applications are encouraged. These may include, but are not limited to, nanocomposites, bio-composites, green/eco composites, energy composites, and composites mimicking natural materials. Manuscripts dealing with multi-scale and multi-functional issues and performance as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the study of new generation composite materials are welcome. Analytical work should be validated (either experimental or numerical). Experimental work should include a modelling section (numerical, analytical) suitable to clarify and justify the results presented. The journal attracts papers on modelling of materials (at different scale, from nano to macro - not composite structures). Publication of manuscripts reporting routine processing, synthesis and property characterization are not a priority of CSTE.

In order to expedite the handling of submissionsmanuscripts will be given a preliminary review prior to the full reviewing process to evaluate their suitability for CSTE. General Review articles as well as Feature articles covering topics of major interests to the readers will be presented at regular intervals, but only by invitation of the Editors. CSTE does not accept short communications or letters. It is the aim of CSTE to play an effective role in the rapid dissemination of research findings in the ever-evolving field of composite materials.

New: With each manuscript a supplementary Graphical Abstract is mandatory.

Editorial board


  • Karl Schulte
    Hamburg University of Technology, 21073, Hamburg, Germany


  • L. Asp PhD
    Chalmers University of Technology Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Göteborg, Sweden
  • J.-C. Han
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • Y.W. Mai
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • M. Quaresimin
    University of Padova Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems, Vicenza, Italy
  • W. Yang
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • M.Q. Zhang
    Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Editorial Associates

  • C. Zhang
    Hangzhou Dianzi University School of Science, J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. Eng. Ser., 38# Zheda Rd., 310028, Hangzhou, China

Honorary Editors

  • B. Harris
    Bath, United Kingdom
  • T.W. Chou
    Newark, Delaware, United States

Editorial Board

  • C.E. Bakis
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • W. Becker
    Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • L. Berglund
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • A. Bismarck
    Imperial College London, UK and University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • A.K. Bledzki
    University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany and West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland
  • V. M. A. Calado
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • W.J. Cantwell
    Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • A. Carlsson
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • J. Cavaillé
    Materials Engineering and Science, Villeurbanne, France
  • F.K. Chang
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States
  • T.W. Clyne
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • W.A. Curtin
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • S. Du
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • P. Ermanni
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • H. Fan PhD.
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
  • B. Fiedler
    Institute of Polymer and Composites of the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
  • K. Friedrich
    TU Kaiserslautern University, Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Q. Fu PhD
    Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • S.Y. Fu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • E.K. Gamstedt
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • R.F. Gibson
    University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada, United States
  • M. Gigliotti
    University of Poitiers, ISAE-ENSMA, PPRIME Institute, Poitiers, France
  • S.V. Hoa
    Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
  • M. Hojo
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • S.H. Hong
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
  • N. Hu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • X. Huang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Y. Huang
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • P. Hubert
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • T. Ishikawa
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • F.R. Jones
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • V. Kostopoulos
    University of Patras Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Patras, Greece
  • M.S. Kumosa
    University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
  • P. Ladevèze
    Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay, Cachan, France
  • L.J. Lee
    OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • W.I. Lee
    Seoul National University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • Y. Li
    Tongji University School of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Shanghai, China
  • Y. Li
    Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China
  • J. Llorca
    Polytechnic University of Madrid & IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain
  • S. V. Lomov
    KU Leuven Department of Materials Science, Leuven, Belgium
  • A.C. Loos
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States
  • W. Lu
    Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Suzhou, China
  • R. S. Mauler
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Chemistry Institute, PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil
  • S.T. Mileiko
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • A.N. Netravali PhD
    Cornell University, Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • T. Ogasawara
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Japan
  • W. van Paepegem
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • C.R. Park
    Seoul National University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwanak-gu, Korea, Republic of
  • H. Peng
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • S.L. Phoenix
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • S. Pinho
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • N.R. Sottos
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • C. Soutis
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • C.T. Sun
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • N.H. Tai
    National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • T. Tang
    Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China
  • A. Waas
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • H.D. Wagner
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • M. Wang
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • C.H. Wang
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • H. Wang
    Zhejiang University Institute of Applied Mechanics, Hangzhou, China
  • B.L. Wardle
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • X.-L. Xie
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan, China
  • L. Ye
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • M. Zappalorto
    University of Padova Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems, Vicenza, Italy
  • D. Zhang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, Shanghai, China
  • L. Zhang PhD
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology Centre of Advanced Elastomer Materials, Beijing, China
  • Z. Zhang
    National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China