Ceramics — Editors


Prof. Gilbert Fantozzi
University of Lyon, INSA de Lyon, MATEIS, UMR 5510, France
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Interests: ceramic processing, thermomechanical behaviour, shaping, sintering, SPS, cermets, Ceramic Matrix Composites

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Rajiv Asthana
Department of Engineering and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751, USA
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Interests: ceramic-metal composites, ceramic-matrix composites, high-temperature capillarity, ceramic brazing, reactive melt infiltration, powder compaction and sintering
Prof. Dr. Enrico Bernardo
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Padova, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Interests: cellular glasses and glass-ceramics; glass sintering; glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites; polymer-derived ceramics; silicate bioceramics; phosphate ceramics; additive manufacturing of ceramics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bioceramics 2016
Prof. Dr. Thierry Cabioch
Institut P',UPR 3346 CNRS Université de Poitiers ENSMA, Département de Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux, Bât. SP2MI, téléport 2, 11 Bd Marie et Pierre Curie, BP 30179, F-86962 Futuroscope Chasseneuil Cedex, France.
Interests: Nanostructured ceramics; thin films deposition (PVD); X-ray diffractionm microstructural characterization; Carbides and nitrides; MAX phases
Prof. Francis Cambier
Belgian Ceramic Research Centre, Member of EMRA, Avenue Gouverneur Cornez 4, 7000 Mons, Belgium
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Interests: biomaterial engineering; biocompatible materials; scaffold development; biomaterials; microfabrication; ceramics; composites; sintering; material characterization
Prof. Narendra Dahotre
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #305310 Denton, TX 76203-5017, USA
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Interests: Structural Ceramics, Lase Machining of Ceramics, Ceramic Coatings, Bioceramics, Laser Based Additive Manufacturing
Prof. Konstantinos Dassios
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR-45110, Greece
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Interests: ceramic composites; nanocomposites; fracture; carbon nanotubes; thermography
Dr. Dominik Dorosz
Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
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Interests: glass; glass-ceramics; luminescence; optical fibers; rare-earths; lanthanide
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Special Issue: Rare-Earth Doping for Optical Applications
Prof. Dr. Mari-Ann Einarsrud
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Interests: powder synthesis, sol-gel, sintering, texturing, microstructural development, piezoelectrics, thermoelectrics, ionic conductors
Dr. Mehdi Estili
Ceramics Processing Group, Research Center for Functional Materials (RCFM), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan
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Interests: Powder processing; ceramic matrix composites; layered materials; CNT and graphene-reinforced composites; two-dimensional nanostructures; thermometric materials; mechanical properties; ultrahigh temperature ceramics.
Dr. Claude Estournes
Université de Toulouse, CIRIMAT, UMR CNRS-INPT-UPS, Université Toulouse III Paul-Sabatier, 118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
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Interests: spark plasma sintering, densification mechanisms, nanostructured ceramics, nanocomposites, CNT and graphene-reinforced composites, coatings, multimaterials, mechanical properties
Dr. Maurizio Ferrari
CNR-IFN, CSMFO Lab. and FBK Photonics Unit, via alla Cascata 56/C, Povo, 38123 Trento, Italy & Enrico Fermi Center Piazza del Viminale 1 00184 Roma, Italy
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Interests: glass photonics: properties, structure and processing of glasses, crystals and film for optical applications and photonics; energy transfer, optical and spectroscopic properties; integrated optics; nanocomposites materials and confined structures including photonic crystals, waveguides, microcavities, and microresonators
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Special Issue: Nanosized Luminescent Materials: Advances and Applications
Special Issue: Design, Fabrication and Assessment of Nanostructured Materials and Systems for Advanced Optical Applications
Prof. Jose M.F. Ferreira
Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: synthesis of powders by different techniques; structural (oxide- and non-oxide-based) ceramics; functional (piezoelectric, ferroelectric, magnetic, etc.) materials; development of materials for optical and energy related applications; development and processing of materials for applications in biomedicine, especially in dentistry, orthopedics and tissue engineering
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Special Issue: Scaffold Materials for Tissue Engineering
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Rainer Gadow
Universitaet Stuttgart, Institut fuer Fertigungstechnologie keramischer Bauteile (IFKB), D- 70567 Stuttgart, Germany
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Interests: manufacturing and process engineering; ceramic coatings; composites; multiphase ceramics; nano technologies
Prof. Dr. Tor Grande
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Interests: ceramics processing, chemical solution deposition, phase transitions, piezoelectric ceramics, ferroelastic ceramics, solid state ionic conductors, thermodynamics
Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo
Department for Materials Science and Engineering, Technische Universitat Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: sensors, polymer-derived ceramics, membranes, bioglass, thermoelectrics, bioceramics, Li-ion batteries, freeze-casting
Prof. Dr. John W. Halloran
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Interests: ultra-high temperature ceramics; solid free form fabrication by stereolithography;magnetic and dielectric composites; carbon materials and hydrogen by fossil fuel pyrolysis
Prof. Mohamed Hamidouche
Research Unit on Emerging Materials (RUEM), University Ferhat Abbas Setif l, Setif 19000, Algeria
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Interests: glass; glass erosion; glass strengthening; ceramics technology; powder engineering; thermomechanical characterization; clays valorisation
Prof. Stuart Hampshire
Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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Interests: Fabrication and Properties of porous ceramics, especially non-oxide materials. Fabrication, sintering and microstructural development in Silicon Nitride and Sialon ceramics and relationship with properties. Formation, characterisation and properties of Oxynitride Glasses. Crystallisation studies in Oxynitride Glasses to form Glass-ceramics Processing - Microstructure - Property relationships in Nanocomposite Ceramics (Silicon Nitride, Alumina) Processing - Microstructure - Property relationships in Zinc Oxide Varistor Ceramics
Dr. Ling Bing Kong
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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Interests: functional ceramics; ceramic processing; transparent ceramics; nanocomposites; ferrite ceramics; ferroelectric ceramics; piezoelectric/triboelectric mechanical energy harvesting
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Special Issue: Waste Energy Harvesting
Special Issue: Materials and Devices for Waste Energy Harvesting 2017
Special Issue: Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Krstic
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, ONTARIO K7L 3N6, Canada
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Interests: processing, microstructure mechanical properties of ceramics and particulate composites; high electrical and thermal conductivity ceramics for solid oxide fuel cells; single layer capacitors for high frequency microwave applications; electrostrictive ceramics and lead-free piezoelectric ceramics; ceramic thin films
Prof. Anne Leriche
Laboratoire des Matériaux Céramiques et Procédés Associés – LMCPA, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, Pôle universitaire de Maubeuge, Boulevard Charles de Gaulle, 59600 Maubeuge, France
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Interests: microstructure; ceramic composite; bioceramic processings; porous ceramic processing; transparent ceramics
Dr. Anna Lukowiak
Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50-422 Wroclaw, Poland
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Interests: nanocrystals, glass and glassceramic, nanoceramic, biomaterials, photonics, optical and structural characterization, photoluminescence spectroscopy
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Special Issue: Design, Fabrication and Assessment of Nanostructured Materials and Systems for Advanced Optical Applications
Prof. Dr. Joanna McKittrick
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0411, USA
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Interests: structure/properties of biological materials, impact resistance, bone models, bioinspired designs, 3D printing, luminescence, solid-state lighting
Prof. Laura Montanaro
Politecnico di Torino, DISAT, corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Interests: ceramics; ceramic processing; ceramic composites; concrete technology; material characterization; powder engineering; powder synthesis; porosity; sintering; Sol-Gel
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Special Issue: Advances in the Field of Nanostructured Ceramic Composites
Dr. Koji Morita
National Institute for Materials Science Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
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Interests: structural ceramics; creep; superplasticity; sintering; spark-plasma-sintering (SPS); transparent ceramics
Prof. José Serafín Moya
CSIC - Centro de investigacion en Nanomateriales y Nanotecnologia (CINN), Llanera, Spain
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Interests: nanobiotechnology; composites; polymeric materials; biomaterials; materials chemistry; materials processing; biomaterial science; ceramics; ceramic and composite; ceramic materials; casting; sintering; mechanical properties
Prof. Dr. Angel L. Ortiz
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Materials Engineering, University of Extremadura, Badajoz 06006, Spain
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Interests: ceramics; ceramic composites; ceramic thin-films and coatings; processing and sintering; mechanical properties; tribology; X-ray diffraction theory and methods; microstructural characterization; severe plastic deformation
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Special Issue: Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites
Prof. Dr. Kevin Plucknett
Department of MDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada
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Interests: coatings; powder metallurgy; tribology; advanced structural and functional ceramics; composites (including fibre-reinforced); inorganic foams and porous materials; materials processing; mechanical behavior; electron microscopy; oxidation and corrosion; biopolymers
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Special Issue: Cermets and Hardmetals
Dr. Rob Pullar
Dept. Engenharia de Materiais e Cerâmica, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: hexaferrite (hexagonal ferrite), photocatalyst, sustainable, valorisation, magnetic, microwave, dielectric, niobate, fibre, biomorphic/biomimetic
Prof. Marcello Romagnoli
Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena 41125, Italy
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Interests: ceramic materials; rheology; material characterization; ceramic engineering; thin films and nanotechnology; nanomaterials; nanocomposites; nanostructured materials
Prof. Malika Saadaoui
Université Mohamed V, EMI, LERSIM, Avenue Ibn Sina, B.P. 765, Rabat, Morocco
Interests: ceramics; ceramic composites; mechanical characterization; thermomechanical behavior; microstructure-property relations
Prof. Francesco Scotognella
Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano, piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133, Milano, Italy
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Interests: photonic structures; metal oxides for photonics; doped metal oxides for plasmonics; optical properties of inorganic nanostructures; optical properties of inorganic/organic nanostructures; ultrafast spectroscopy; photon-to-energy conversion processes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Design, Fabrication and Assessment of Nanostructured Materials and Systems for Advanced Optical Applications
Prof. Dr. Yung C. Shin
School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
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Interests: laser-based manufacturing, mechanics of ceramics, laser assisted machining of ceramics,multiscale modeling, crack propagation
Prof. Cristina Siligardi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria "Enzo Ferrari", Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via P. Vivarelli 10/1 - 41125 Modena, Italy
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Interests: glass, glassceramic, glaze, enamel, cool roof, traditional ceramics, raw materials, thermal and microstructural characterization
Prof. Dr. Morten M. Smedskjaer
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
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Interests: glasses; oxide glass chemistry; structure-property relations; topological modeling; mechanical properties; glass relaxation; high-pressure processing
Prof. Ramon Torrecillas
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Centre (CINN), CSIC-University of Oviedo (UO), Avda. de la Vega 4-6, El Entrego, San-Martín del Rey Aurelio 33940, Spain
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Interests: nanomaterials synthesis; sintering; thin films and nanotechnology; biomaterials engineering; biomedical devices; nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Wenjea J. Tseng
Department of Material Science & Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City, Taiwan
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Interests: Colloids; Dispersion and Rheology; Porous Ceramics; Catalysis; Gas Sensor
Prof. Dr. Kyle Webber
Department of Materials Science, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
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Interests: lead-free ferroelectrics; piezoelectricity; ferroelasticity; fracture of ferroelectrics; relaxors; single crystal ferroelectrics
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