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


  • Benjamin Loret
    Grenoble Alpes University Soil Solids Structures Risks Laboratory, Grenoble, France
  • Ghatu Subhash
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Founding Editor

  • Siavouche (Sia) Nemat-Nasser
    University of California San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, La Jolla, California, United States

Associate Editors

  • Alireza Vakil Amirkhizi PhD
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
  • Frederic Barlat
    Pohang University of Science and Technology Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, Pohang, Korea, Republic of
  • Shengqiang Cai
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States
  • Samantha Daly
    University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Christian Franck
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Eliot Fried
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan
  • Hamid Garmestani
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Shailendra Joshi PhD
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Ajit .K. Mal
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Damiano Pasini
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Narasimhan Ramarathinam PhD
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
  • Daniel Rittel
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Bo Song PhD
    Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Ankit Srivastava
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Kerstin Weinberg
    University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
  • Chee How Wong PhD
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • Shuman Xia
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Yihui Zhang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Mohammed A. Zikry
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States