Mechanics of Materials, a journal in the field of solid mechanics and materials, aims to disseminate quality research work in the broad spectrum of engineering and natural materials. It reports original research with a mechanically oriented description of substructures from nano- to macro-scales encompassing time-dependent and time-independent behaviors, material instabilities, damage and fracture mechanisms, and interactions between mechanics and electricity, chemistry and optics. Particular emphasis is placed on the inspection of strain rates, spatio-temporal scales, inception of microstructural features and their evolution, and couplings between mechanics and transport phenomena.

The journal also focusses on the thermo-mechanical constitutive response of metals, polymers, soft materials, bio-materials, natural materials, ceramics, metallic glasses, granular materials, composites, shape-memory alloys, nanostructured materials, etc. Mechanics-based investigations on emerging areas such as 3D printing, additive manufacturing, bio-inspired materials, 2D materials, e.g., graphene and thin films, are encouraged. Articles that describe combined experimental/computational/analytical approaches in the above fields are also of interest.

To foster interest and promote discussion among researchers on new mechanics concepts or new material mechanisms, short articles which will undergo fast-track review for rapid dissemination are solicited. Special issues on topical research areas by guest editors, review articles and surveys by experts in emerging research fields are also welcome upon approval by the editorial board.

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Editorial board

Editors-in-Chief

  • Professor Ghatu Subhash
    University of Florida Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
  • Professor Jean-Francois Molinari PhD
    ENAC School of Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland

Editors

  • Professor Frederic Barlat
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea
  • Professor Vikram Deshpande
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Professor Eliot Fried
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan
  • Professor Lori Graham-Brady
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Professor Thao (Vicky) Nguyen
    Johns Hopkins University Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Professor Daniel Rittel
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Haifa, Israel

Associate Editors

  • Professor Alireza Vakil Amirkhizi
    University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lowell, United States of America
  • Professor Francois Barthelat
    University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration, Boulder, United States of America
  • Professor Shengqiang Cai
    University of California San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, La Jolla, United States of America
  • Professor Xin-Lin Gao
    Southern Methodist University Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dallas, United States of America
  • Professor Hamid Garmestani
    Georgia Institute of Technology School of Materials Science and Engineering, Atlanta, United States of America
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Hellmich
    TU Wien University, Vienna, Austria
  • Professor Shailendra Joshi
    University of Houston Department of Mechanical Engineering, Houston, United States of America
  • Professor Addis A. Kidane
    University of South Carolina Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia, United States of America
  • Professor Xiaoyan Li
    Tsinghua University Department of Engineering Mechanics, Beijing, China
  • Professor Sébastien Mercier
    Laboratory for the Study of Microstructures and Materials Mechanics, METZ, France
  • Professor Lucia Nicola
    University of Padova Department Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy
  • Professor Damiano Pasini
    McGill University Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montréal, Canada
  • Professor Narasimhan Ramarathinam
    Indian Institute of Science Division of Mechanical Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Dr. Bo Song
    Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, United States of America
  • Professor Douglas E. Spearot
    University of Florida Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Gainesville, United States of America
  • Professor Ankit Srivastava
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States of America
  • Professor Stanisław Stupkiewicz
    Polish Academy of Sciences Department of Mechanics of Materials, Warszawa, Poland
  • Professor Vincent Tan
    National University of Singapore Department of Mechanical Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Kerstin Weinberg
    University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
  • Professor Shuman Xia
    Georgia Institute of Technology The George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta, United States of America
  • Professor Yihui Zhang
    Tsinghua University Department of Engineering Mechanics, Beijing, China
  • Professor Mohammed Zikry
    NC State University, Raleigh, United States of America

Social Media Editor

  • Dr. Yifan Wang
    Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Singapore, Singapore