Journal of Composites Science — Editors


Prof. Dr. Francesco Tornabene
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: theory of shells, plates, arches and beams; generalized differential quadrature; FEM; SFEM; WFEM; IGA; SFIGA; WFIGA; advanced composite materials; functionally graded materials; nanomaterials and nanotechnology; variable angle tow composites
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Prof. Dr. Thanasis Triantafillou
Associate Editor
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Patras GR-26504, Greece
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Interests: advanced structural materials; strengthening and seismic retrofitting of structures using composites; lightweight construction; steel-concrete composite structures

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Jandro L. Abot
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064, USA
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Interests: experimental stress mechanics; polymeric composite materials; carbon nanotube fibers; integrated and distributed structural health monitoring in composite materials; piezoresistive sensors
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Special Issue in Sensors: Integrated Structural Health Monitoring in Polymeric Composites
Special Issue in C: Carbon-Based Sensors
Special Issue in Sensors: Structural Health Monitoring Using Carbon Nanotube Yarn-Based Sensors
Prof. Dr. Jacob Aboudi
School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel
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Interests: micromechanical modeling; smart Composites; multi-scale analysis; piezoelectric composites; electrostrictive composites; magnetostrictive composites; damage in composites
Prof. Dr. Olivier Allix
Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris-Saclay, 61 avenue du président Wilson, 94230 Cachan, France
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Interests: damage mechanics; multi-scale analysis; virtual testing; composite and defects; inverse analysis; verification and validation; micromechanical modeling.
Prof. Dr. M. Cengiz Altan
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
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Interests: manufacturing of composite materials; vacuum infusion; laminate mechanics; cure kinetics; polymer processing; polymer rheology; nanocomposites; defect characterization; environmental effects on composites
Prof. Dr. Ignazio Blanco
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Interests: process technology of polymeric fibre-reinforced composites; comparative kinetic study of the thermal degradation of composite and nanocomposites; physico-chemical characterization of organic molecules; materials life-time prediction; synthesis and characterization of POSS nanoparticles and POSS/polymers nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Josip Brnić
Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Rijeka, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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Interests: material testing; creep; fracture mechanics; material mechanical properties; FEM, theory of elasticity and plasticity
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Cavallaro
Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
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Interests: nanoclay; halloysite nanotubes; biopolymers; bionanocomposites; colloids; drug delivery; cultural heritage; calorimetry; thermal analysis; scattering techniques
Prof. Dr. Carlos Chastre
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: composite materials; materials and durability; repair and retrofitting of reinforced concrete and masonry structures; precast concrete structures
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Special Issue in Journal of Composites Science: FRP Composites in Structural Concrete
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Cicala
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Catania 95125,Italy
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Interests: fiber reinforced composites; electrospinning; additive manufacturing; polymer blends; nanocomposites; green composites
Prof. Dr. Xavier Colin
ENSAM, Laboratory PIMM, 151 boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France
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Interests: organic matrix composites; polymers; ageing and durability; kinetic analysis and modeling; embrittlement; lifetime prediction
Dr. Yu Dong
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University Perth, WA 6845, Australia
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Interests: polymer nanocomposites; green composites and biocomposites; electrospun nanofibres/nanocomposites; composite characterisation and modelling; nanomaterials and nanofillers; additive manufacturing for composite materials
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Special Issue in Journal of Composites Science: Manufacturing, Characterisation and Properties of Advanced Nanocomposites
Dr. Sergey V. Dorozhkin
Kudrinskaja sq. 1 - 155 123242 Moscow D-242 Russia
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Interests: hydroxyapatite; calcium phosphates; bioceramics; biomaterials; biocomposites
Dr. Jeffrey W. Gilman
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
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Interests: interphase; Nanocellulose; fluorescence; effects of water; biomimicry
Dr. Kheng-Lim Goh
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Newcastle University, Singapore 599493, Singapore
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Interests: physical properties of natural and synthetic materials; engineer composite materials; repair damaged composite materials
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Special Issue in Journal of Composites Science: Current Research and Development in Composite Materials
Prof. Dr. Carlos González
Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM); Composite Materials Group at IMDEA Materials, 28906 Getafe, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: structural composites; micromechanics; computational mechanics; composite processing; virtual testing; virtual processing; multifunctional composites
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Special Issue in Journal of Composites Science: Towards Predictive Modelling of Composite Materials Behavior by Micro and Mesomechanics
Prof. Dr. Hendrik Heinz
University of Colorado at Boulder, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
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Interests: composites modeling; polymer/clay composites; carbon nanomaterials; layered compounds
Prof. Dr. Soon Hyung Hong
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Korea
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Interests: multi-functional nanocomposites; nanomaterials filled nanocomposites; metal matrix composites
Prof. Dr. hab. eng. Marcin Kamiński
Chair of Structural Safety, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
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Interests: homogenization; Finite Element Method; probabilistic mechanics; structural safety
Dr. Constantina Lekakou
Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK
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Interests: composites manufacturing; additive manufacturing; electrospinning; inkjet printing; nanocomposites; electrofunctional composites; energy storage; actuating composites and nanocomposites; process modelling
Prof. Dr. Alfonso Maffezzoli
Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
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Interests: processing of thermoplastic and thermosetting composite materials; process modeling; synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites; bio-based composites: devolpment and characterization
Prof. Dr. Jose Merodio
Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Structures, Technical University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: continuum mechanics; constitutive modelling (solids) for coupled fields; material and structural instability; biomechanics of soft tissue; wave propagation
Prof. Dr. Joaquim António Oliveira de Barros
ISISE, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Minho Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
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Interests: structural strengthening; composite materials; fiber reinforced concrete and the development of constitutive models for the simulation of the behavior of cement based and polymer based materials; and their implementation in software based on the finite element method
Prof. Dr. Tim A. Osswald
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
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Interests: short fiber composites; long fiber composites; fiber orientation, fiber attrition; failure criteria
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Special Issue in Journal of Composites Science: Discontinuous Fiber Composites
Dr. Togay Ozbakkaloglu
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia
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Interests: composite materials and structures; novel and eco-efficient construction materials; use of advanced composite materials in design, repair, and strengthening of structures; seismic resistant design of structures; large-scale experimental testing of reinforced concrete and composite structures and their components; high-performance fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP)-concrete composite columns; constitutive modelling of concrete under lateral confinement
Prof. Dr. Mutlu Özcan
Dental Biomaterials Unit, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, University of Zurich, CH-8032, Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: dental biomaterials; translational research; reconstructive dentistry
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pegoretti
Department of Industrial Engineering and INSTM Research Unit, University of Trento, 38123 Trento, Italy
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Interests: polymer nanocomposites, nanostructured interfaces, functional materials, sustainable materials, mechanics of polymer composites
Prof. Dr. Ton Peijs
School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London, UK
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Interests: multifunctional composites; nanocomposites, structure-processing-property relationships; bioinspired composites; self-reinforced polymer composites; biobased composites; polymer fibres; conductive polymer composites
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Special Issue in Polymers: Electrospinning Techniques and Novel Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers
Prof. Dr. Kim L. Pickering
School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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Interests: natual-fiber; composites; semi-structural/structural applications
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Special Issue in Materials: Bio- and Natural-Fiber Composites
Dr. Srikanth Pilla
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Greenville, S.C. 29607, USA
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Interests: synthesis, processing, characterization, mechanics and modeling of multifunctional composites; FRP composites; nanocomposites; sustainable materials; green composites
Prof. Dr. Pietro Russo
Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, National Council of Research of Italy, Via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli (NA), Italy
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Interests: thermoplastic composites; composite laminates; green composites; mechanical properties; functional materials
Prof. Dr. Roberto Scaffaro
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Italy
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Interests: (bio)polymers and (bio)polymer processing; physical characterization; chemical characterization; (bio)polymer nanocomposites; carbon based nanoparticles; degradation and stabilization of (bio)polymers; porous structures
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Special Issue in Polymers: Degradation and Stabilization of Polymer-Based Materials
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: synthesis and surface functionalization of carbon based materials and polymer/nanomaterials; nanostructured carbon materials (graphene, nanotubes, nanofibers, and nano diamond); bio-based polymers and composites; dielectric/electronic materials; engineered nanomaterials; hydrogels; polymer electrolytes; mechanical properties; polymer nanocomposites and advanced applications in automotive, aerospace, energy storage and biomedical field
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Special Issue in C: Surface Modification of Carbon Nanotubes
Special Issue in C: Graphene Nanocomposite for Advanced Applications
Special Issue in Energies: Dielectric Materials for Energy Storage
Special Issue in C: Carbon Nanotube and Applications
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Carbon nanostructure for energy storage and conversion
Special Issue in Journal of Composites Science: Self-Repairing Composites
Special Issue in Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing: Manufacturing of Polymer Composites
Prof. Dr. François Trochu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, 2900 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit, Montréal, QC H3T 1J4, Canada
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Interests: high performance composites; liquid composite molding (LCM); process simulation; finite element analysis; kriging; stochastic partial differential equations
Dr. Thuc P. Vo
Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
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Interests: finite element model (FEM); isogeometric analysis (IGA); theory of beams and plates; thin-walled structures; nano/micro structures; composite laminated materials; functionally graded materials
Prof. Dr. Chih-Ping Wu
Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
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Interests: computational mechanics; functionally graded plates and shells; laminated composite plates and shells; three-dimensional elasticity/piezoelectricity theories; nonlocal continuum mechanics; finite element methods; meshless methods
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