Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

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Special Issue

Biochar Based Composite Materials

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Mattia Bartoli, Ph.D

Postdoc research fellow, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy.

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Research Interests: pyrolysis; material science; biochar; carbon

About This Topic

Reinforced plastic materials represent one of the largest global markets in the polymer sector and carbon-containing reinforced plastic is one of the most relevant material. In this global scenario, biochar is a rising star and it is going to consolidate itself as a trustworthy commodity with its production flexibility and property tunability. This special issue will be provide a comprehensive overview of the composite applications of biochar to prove its feasibility as a replacement for traditional carbon materials and as a solid competitor with high-tech reinforced plastics. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.


biochar; reinforced plastics; thermoset composites; thermoplastic composites