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 submissions, manuscripts 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. E. 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 Padua Department of Management and Engineering, Vicenza, Italy
  • W. Yang
    Zhejiang University Library, 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 Editor

  • T.W. Chou
    Newark, Delaware, United States of America

Honorary Editorial Board Members

  • A.K. Bledzki
    Kassel, Germany
  • L. A. Carlsson
    Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America
  • T. Ishikawa
    Nagoya, Japan
  • S.T. Mileiko
    Moskva, Russian Federation
  • S.L. Phoenix
    Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Editorial Board

  • C.E. Bakis
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • W. Becker
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • L. Berglund
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • A. Bismarck
    Imperial College London, UK and University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • V. M. A. Calado
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • W.J. Cantwell
    Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • J. Cavaillé
    Materials Engineering and Science, Villeurbanne, France
  • C. Dransfeld
    Delft University of Technology Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, Delft, Netherlands
  • S. Du
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • P. Ermanni
    ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • B. G. Falzon PhD
    Queen's University Belfast School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • H. Fan PhD.
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
  • J. C. Feng PhD
    Fudan University Department of Macromolecular Science, Shanghai, China
  • B. Fiedler
    Institute of Polymer and Composites of the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
  • S.Y. Fu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • E.K. Gamstedt
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • M. Gigliotti
    University of Poitiers, ISAE-ENSMA, PPRIME Institute, Poitiers, France
  • J. Gu PhD
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xi'an, China
  • 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
  • H. Kim PhD
    University of California San Diego Department of Structural Engineering, San Diego, California, United States of America
  • V. Kostopoulos
    University of Patras Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Patras, Greece
  • M.S. Kumosa
    University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
  • P. Ladevèze
    Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay, Cachan, France
  • Y. Li PhD
    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
  • W. Lu
    Chinese Academy of Sciences 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
  • A.N. Netravali PhD
    Cornell University, Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
  • T. Ogasawara
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Japan
  • H. Peng
    Zhejiang University Library, Hangzhou, China
  • S. Pimenta PhD
    Imperial College London Department of Mechanical Engineering, London, United Kingdom
  • S. Pinho
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • N.R. Sottos
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States of America
  • C. Soutis
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • L. Sun PhD
    University of Connecticut Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mansfield, Connecticut, United States of America
  • T. Tang
    Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China
  • A. Waas
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
  • H.D. Wagner
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • C.H. Wang
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • B.L. Wardle
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • 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
  • T. Yokozeki PhD
    The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bunkyo-Ku, Japan
  • Z.-Z. Yu PhD
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing, China
  • M. Zappalorto
    University of Padua Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems, Vicenza, Italy
  • L. Zhang PhD
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology Centre of Advanced Elastomer Materials, Beijing, China
  • Z. Zhang
    National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Haidian District, China