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Materials runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Bioinspired Approaches to Produce and Repair Greener Concrete
edited by Manuel I. Guerra-Romero and
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1420
Keywords: bioinspired solutions; healing products; bacteria; PHA; algae; self-healing; repair; concrete; mortar; characterization methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Material Research in Monument Conservation submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1011
Keywords: cultural heritage; materials of cultural heritage objects; heritage science; preventive conservation; conservation; restoration; paper; textile; synthetic polymers; glass; ceramics; metals; artworks; historical pigments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Development and Exploitation of Technologies to Recycling Waste Composites submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 599
Keywords: composites; waste; fiber-reinforced composite; recycling; technologies; exploitation; mechanical recycling; chemical recycling; thermal recycling; thermochemical recycling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Design and Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Structures
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1337
Keywords: inorganic-organic structures; MOFs; hybrid layers; crytals engineering; materials chemistry; luminescence; optomaterials; personalized medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Advances in Electromagnetic Properties of Materials and Related Nondestructive Testing
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3506
Keywords: dielectric properties; polymer dielectrics; dielectric spectroscopy; magnetic properties; ferromagnetic resonance; electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces; composite structures; terahertz spectroscopy; electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation; electromagnetic properties sensors; electromagnetic properties of biomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Advanced Polymer Matrix Nanocomposite Materials
edited by and Józef Tadeusz Haponiuk
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3787
Keywords: polymers; nanocomposites; graphene; carbon nanotubes; montmorillonites; thermal analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Physical and Numerical Modeling of Process Metallurgy
edited by Mikael Ersson
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 5390
Keywords: Process metallurgy; CFD; Steelmaking; Ironmaking
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Biomaterials in Conservative Dentistry
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1140
Keywords: biomaterials; bioactive materials; bioresorbable materials; tissue regeneration; bioinert; ceramics; bioglass; hydroxyapatite mineral trioxide aggregate; biodentine; dental hypersensitivity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Surface Topography and Design of Scaffolds and Implant Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1937
Keywords: Surface topography; Implant fabrication; Scaffold design; Biomaterials engineering; Tissue engineering; Tissue regeneration; Cell viability; Biocompatibility
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Advanced Energy Conversion Materials and Devices
edited by Chunlei Wan and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 252
Keywords: thermoelectric; optoelectronic; piezoelectric; triboelectric; ferroelectric; cells; devices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Materials)
Thin Films for Transistors
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 121
Keywords: thin film materials science; ultra-precise film deposition process; characterization of film property; transistor; transparent and flexible device; atomic layer deposition; high-k gate dielectrics; metal films for electrode; oxide semiconductor materials; passivation film materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electronic Materials)
Advances in Electroless Metal Deposition
edited by Eugenijus Norkus and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3903
Keywords: electroless metal deposition; electrocatalysis; kinetics of autocatalytic metal ion reduction; anodic oxidation of reducing agents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Fiber Spinning: Materials & Techniques
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 7035
Keywords: Fiber spinning; Polymer processing; Polymer physical chemistry; Colloid chemistry; Rheology; Ccomposite Fibers; Functional additives
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Structure, Properties and Application of Metal and Composite Materials in Various Industries
edited by Oleg Tolochko
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 6610
Keywords: composite materials; coatings and their properties; metals and alloys; their processing and properties; polymaterials for different applications; modeling of the structure and properties of materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Functional Materials/Surfaces in Biomedical Applications
edited by Rumen Krastev and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6150
Keywords: functional materials; characterization; surface functionalization; biomedical application; cellular/tissue responses; biological systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Metal Organic Frameworks: Chemistry and Applications
edited by Ricardo F. Mendes and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 319
Keywords: metal-organic frameworks; nano-MOFs; MOF composites; post-synthesis modification; porous coordination polymer; porosity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
Influence of Nanomaterials on Biological Processes In Vitro and In Vivo
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3655
Keywords: Nanoelectrets; Nanocomposites; Nanolayers; Nanoceramics; Nanohydroxyapatite; Metal ions-doped alloys; Material-laser interaction; Material-electromagnetic field interaction; Nanomaterials biocompatibility; Graphene applications; Antimicrobial properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Fabrication, Characterization, and Application of Coatings and Thin Films
edited by Annett Dorner-Reisel
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6489
Keywords: wear; friction; micropatterning; nanostructured surfaces; smart coatings and thin films; percursor and powder design; film and coating characterisation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Micromechanical Characterisation and Structures of Materials
edited by Alexander J G Lunt
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4145
Keywords: Microscale characterisation; Mechanical testing; Nano/microscale materials; Technique optimization; Electron microscopy; Focused ion beam (FIB) techniques; Nanoindentation; Atomic force microscopy (AFM); Diffraction methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Performance and Properties of Reinforced-Cement-Based Materials in Aggressive Environments
edited by and Gustavo Tonoli
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 305
Keywords: nanocellulose as reinforcement; flocculation; properties; fiber cement; reinforcement; alkalinity; fiber treatment; weathering; durability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Design and Applications of Functional Materials
edited by and Elena Korznikova
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1969
Keywords: functional materials; functional coatings; composites; metals and alloys; polymers; severe strains; crystal lattices; design of materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Experiment and Computer Simulations with Concrete and Granular Materials submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2629
Keywords: multiscale modeling of concrete; mesoscale computational modeling of concrete; numerical simulation of concrete; aggregate packing; discrete element modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Application of Selective Laser Sintering in Biomaterials
edited by Alida Mazzoli
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 325
Keywords: selective laser sintering; custom-made prostheses; additive manufacturing; degradable; partially degradable; and non-degradable scaffolds; tissue engineering; biomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Asphalt Road Paving Materials
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 22 articles | Viewed by 20841
Keywords: asphalt materials; bitumen; rheology; performance evaluation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Metal Additive Manufacturing Application: Technological Advances, Metal Design and Process Optimization
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2110
Keywords: metal additive manufacturing; AM technologies; new metal alloys for AM; process modeling; process monitoring and control; process optimization; AM applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Dental Materials Applied in Oral Health and Systemic Diseases submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4723
Keywords: dental materials; biomaterials; mechanical properties; biological properties; implants; oral cavity; oral diseases; oral health; oral pathogens
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Mechanical and Metallurgical Characterizations of Advanced Alloys
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 5489
Keywords: alloy design and manufacturing; materials processing and joining; advanced materials characterization techniques; microstructure and mechanical properties; residual stress; material properties under various testing conditions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Zeolitic Materials: Structure, Properties, and Applications
edited by , , Abner Colella and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5181
Keywords: Zeolite structure; Ion exchange; Adsorption; Thermodynamic and kinetic studies; Thermodynamic and kinetic modeling; Environmental applications; Building materials; Energy storage; Sustained drug release; Catalysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterization
edited by Mihaela Albu
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6201
Keywords: Microstructure characterization; High resolution characterization; SEM & TEM; EDX; EELS; X-ray; X-ray-; electron- and neutron- diffraction; In-situ measurements; 3D reconstruction; Alloys; Steels; Functional materials; Metallic glasses; Amorphous materials; Responsive materials; Composites
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Anodizing of Metals: From Corrosion Protection to Advances in Nanotechnology and Emerging Applications
edited by and Małgorzata Norek
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3926
Keywords: Anodization; Corrosion; Oxides; Anodic films; Nanofabrication; Catalysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Corrosion)
Synthesis and Applications of Ferroelectric Thin Films
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1303
Keywords: lead-free ferroelectrics; thin films; synthesis methods; novel functionalities and applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Design, Properties and Processing of Novel Composites
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4277
Keywords: Novel materials; Composites; Synthesis; Materials properties; Materials testing; Materials processing and manufacturing; Novel fabrication technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Recent Advances in Polymer and Polymer Composite Membranes submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1066
Keywords: Polymers; Biopolymers; Composite membranes; Polymer membranes; Characterization of membranes; Membrane processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Cement submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 718
Keywords: fiber-reinforced cement; high-performance reinforced cement; composite processing; mechanical properties; durability; pull-out energy; strength; surface energy; cracking; toughness
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Photocatalytic Properties and Kinetics of Materials
edited by Diana Sannino
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3298
Keywords: Photocatalysis; Innovative semiconducting materials; Environmental photocatalysis; Photocatalytic syntheses; Kinetics evaluation; Advanced photocatalytic materials; Structured materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Catalytic Materials)
The Nature of the Passive Layer (and Spalled Corrosion Products) on Non-ferrous Alloys in Aqueous Corrosive Media
edited by Herman Potgieter
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2822
Keywords: Non-ferrous alloys and metals; Aqueous corrosion; Passive films; Corrosion products; Surface analysis techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Corrosion)
Electronic Structure Theory of Low Dimensional Materials
edited by Ravi Pandey and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1388
Keywords: low-dimensional materials; nanoclusters; nanowires; 2D nanomaterials; quantum dots; density functional theory; tight binding method; Hartree– Fock method; VASP
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Physics)
Properties and Applications of Cement-based Composites
edited by Hyeong-Ki Kim
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 8148
Keywords: Portland cement; Alternative cementitious binders; Structural and nonstructural members; Conventional and novel use of cement composite; Multifunctional cement composite
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Microstructure and Performance Evolution Behavior of Materials under Non-equilibrium Solidification Conditions
edited by Liang Wang and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 559
Keywords: solidification behavior; structure evolution; phase and substructure; mechanical properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Functional Nanomaterials and Biopolymers for Precision Medicine
edited by Nicolò Mauro
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4993
Keywords: carbon nanomaterials; graphene oxide; carbon nanodots; smart nanomedicine; cancer theranostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Monitoring and Control in Additive Manufacturing Processes
edited by Brian T. Gibson
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4798
Keywords: Additive manufacturing; Sensors; Feedback; Closed-loop control; Slicing; Machine control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Feature Paper in Section Optics and Photonics
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4477
Keywords: Lasers; LEDs; Fibers; UV; Terahertz; Nanostructured materials; Plasmonic nanoparticles; Tissues; Tissue phantoms; Optical Imaging; Contrast agents; Optical clearing; Drug delivery; Biomolecule self-assembly; Exosomes; Photoacoustics; Optogenetics; Implants; Regenerative materials; Molecule diffusion; Tissue regeneration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optics and Photonics)
Nanomaterial Interfaces: From Fundamentals to Applications submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 623
Keywords: solid– liquid interface; nanoscale interfaces; naon-biointerfaces; chemical functionalization; interfacial phenomena; nanoscale characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
Design, Characterization and Novel Applications of Shape Memory Alloys submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8536
Keywords: shape memory alloys; microstructure; sensors— actuators; applications; new developments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Smart Materials)
Metal-Organic Frameworks for Gas Adsorption
edited by Miroslav Almasi
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 214
Keywords: metal– organic frameworks; gas storage; gas separation; mixed gas adsorption; isosteric heats of adsorption; hydrogen; carbon oxides; nitrogen oxides; hydrocarbons; water
(This special issue belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
Advances in Perovskite Quantum Dots and Their Devices
edited by and Shuangyi Zhao
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 178
Keywords: perovskite; quantum dots; preparation; doping; ligand exchange and coating; photoluminescence; light-emitting diodes (LEDs); structure; optical performance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optics and Photonics)
Mechanical Alloying and Powder Compaction of Crystalline and Amorphous Composites
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 653
Keywords: Mechanical alloying; Mechanical milling; Mechanochemical reactions; Amorphous and nanocrystalline powders; Bulk amorphous and nanostructured alloys; Metallic composites; Ceramic composites; Powder compaction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Silver Nanoparticles: Design, Synthesis, and Applications submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4628
Keywords: Design and synthesis methods of silver nanoparticles; Description mechanism of silver nanoparticle formation; Nanostructure laser desorption/ionization; Mechanism of ionization; Surface plasmon resonance; Biomedical properties of AgNPs; Action mechanism; Flow cytometry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
Novel Materials Synthesis by Mechanical Alloying/Milling (Volume II) submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 564
Keywords: advanced materials; functional properties; powder metallurgy; new materials synthesis; modelling; milling devices; simulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Advanced Ecofriendly Nanocomposite Materials
edited by , Luca Pierantoni and Davide Mencarelli
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 325
Keywords: nanocomposite; functional materials; green chemistry; modeling; spectroscopic characterization; microscopic characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
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