Special Issues

Journal of Composites Science 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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Hydrogel and Biomaterials
edited by Yan Han
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 107
Recent Advancements in Mechanical Drilling of Composite Laminates
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1500
Keywords: Composite laminates (CFRP; GFRP; AFRP); Fiber-Metal Laminates (FML) and FRP/metal stacks; Conventional drilling and orthogonal cutting; Non-traditional drilling processes (e.g. vibration-assisted drilling; orbital drilling; … ); Drilled-hole quality (delamination; roughness; diameter… ); Chip formation and removal mechanisms; Drill wear mechanisms and tool life; Tribological behavior and friction tool-chip interface modeling; Numerical simulation and FE analysis; Mechanistic and analytical modeling of thrust force and heat generation
Sustainable Biocomposites submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 8654
Keywords: Biocomposites; Processing; Rheology; Properties; End-use; Sustainability; Environmental impact
Multifunctional Composite Structures
edited by Thanasis Triantafillou and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1713
Keywords: nanomaterials; carbon fibres; composites materials; self-sensing properties; simulation; recycling
Multiscale Composite Materials Characterization – Manufacturing, Testing and Structural Integrity Analysis
edited by , Ana Pavlovic, Olha Zvirko and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 126
Keywords: Multiscale modeling; Composites; Damage; Layered structures; Numerical analysis; Manufacturing technology; Mechanical behaviour; Degradation; Additive manufactuirng in composites; 3D printing; Polymer based on AM; Measurements and Quality Control
Composite Materials in Water Treatment for Sustainable Green Environment
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 84
Keywords: biocomposites; synthetic composites; metal oxide catalyst; graphene; adsorption; photocatalysis; nanocomposites; green environment
Nanotechnology Enhanced Smart Cementitious Materials for Green Buildings submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 128
Keywords: nanotechnology; smart cementitious materials; green buildings; binder; mechanical properties; durability; concrete; green materials; sustainability; micro-structure
Through Thickness-Reinforced Composites
edited by , Stephen R. Hallett and Giuliano Allegri
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1287
Keywords: Z-pinning; Tufting; Stitching; 3D weaving; Automated manufacturing; Mechanical performance; Simulation
Manufacturing of Fibrous Composites for Engineering Applications
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2262
Keywords: fibrous composites; composite structures; CFRPs; GFRPs; KFRPs; fabrication; processing; machining; surface quality; experiments; numerical simulation
Progress in Polymer Composites, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 812
Keywords: synthesis of polymer composites (micro/nano) ranging from natural to synthetic; mechanical properties; different composites manufacturing processes; characterisation; modelling of polymer composites; natural/synthetic fibre hybrid composites; additives in polymer composites; green hybrid polymer composites; testing and characterisation of natural/synthetic fibre hybrid polymer composites; mechanics theory of hybrid polymer composites; modelling and simulation of hybrid polymer composites; future directions for developing hybrid polymer composites
Discontinuous Fiber Composites, Volume III
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 941
Keywords: discontinuous fibers; chopped fibers; short fiber reinforced thermoplastics (SFT); long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFT); sheet molding compound (SMC); bulk Molding Compound (BMC); fiber orientation distributions; fiber length distributions; fiber density distributions; fiber attrition; micro computed tomography; compression molding; injection molding; compounding; fiber reinforced composites; processing of thermoplastics and thermosets; sustainable material; functional polymers; hybrid/multi-material composites; process simulation; additive manufacturing
Polymeric Composites Reinforced with Natural Fibers and Nanofillers
edited by and Virupaxi Auradi
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 952
Keywords: Natural fibers; Nanofillers; Thermosetting polymers; Reinforcement; Thermal properties; Mechanical properties; Nanocomposites; Epoxy resins; Wettability; Moisture Absorption
Architected Composites for Novel Properties, Multifunctionality and Sustainability
edited by Zian Jia
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 79
Keywords: architected composites: enhanced and unusual properties; functional composites: bioinspired; electrical; thermal; acoustic; phononic; radar-absorbing; self-healing; self-monitoring; or other functions; sustainable composites: cheap; biodegradable; and low carbon footprint; novel fabrication methods
Large-Scale Composite Structures – Challenges and Opportunities submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 978
Keywords: Large-scale manufacturing; Composite structures; Design for manufacturability; Sustainable technologies and processes; Design methodologies; Renewable materials
Particulate Aluminum Matrix Composites: From Fundamentals to Applications, Volume II submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 616
Keywords: aluminum matrix composites; nanoparticle reinforcements; functionally graded composites; in situ reinforcement synthesis; powder metallurgy; wear-resistant composites; reinforcement wettability; reinforcement reactivity; nanomechanical properties
Manufacturing, Characterization and Biomedical Applications of Advanced Micro/Nanocomposites
edited by and Wang Yi
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2542
Keywords: Micro/nanocomposites; Optical properties; Mechanical properties; Biological properties; Stimuli-responsive; Biomaterials; Drug delivery; Bioactivity; Dynamic materials; Micro/nanosensor; Advanced synthesis; Nanostructures; Biosensing; Bioimaging and regenerative medicine
Probabilistic Entropy in Analysis of Composite Materials
edited by Marcin Kamiński
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 65
Keywords: probabilistic entropy; relative entropy; uncertainty analysis; stochastic composite materials; stochastic ageing of composites; composite materials reliability; stochastic finite element method; homogenization method
Polymer Composites and Fibers
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 21 articles | Viewed by 19657
Keywords: Polymer matrix composites (PMCs); Self-healing composites; Biodegradable composites; Natural fiber-reinforced composites; Multifunctional composites; Fibrous materials; Micro/nanofibers; Interface toughening; Surface treatment of fibers; Mechanical properties; Composite processing; Modelling
Composites: Biomaterials in Dental Fields, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 950
Keywords: biomaterial; dental composite; application in dentistry; microscopic analysis; gap formation; mechanical property
Laser Fabrication of Composites submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3117
Keywords: Laser processing; Laser additive manufacturing; Laser ablation; Nanocomposites; Nanoparticles; Graphene; 2D materials; Fibers; Magnetic composites; Natural materials; Laser beam– material interaction
Processing, Characterization and Properties of Particulate Composite Materials
edited by and J. K. Sonber
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 243
Keywords: particulate; composite; powder metallurgy; ceramic; polymer; MMC; cermet
Carbon Fiber Composites
edited by , and Lixing Kang
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 23 articles | Viewed by 21157
Keywords: Carbon fibers; Carbon nanofibers; Composites; Filtration; Energy; Environment
Carbon Fiber Composites, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4368
Keywords: carbon fibers; carbon nanofibers; composites; filtration; energy; environment
Additive Manufacturing of Composites and Nanocomposites
edited by Yingtao Liu and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1477
Keywords: additive manufacturing; artificial intelligence; composites; machine learning; modeling; nanomaterials; processing optimization
Recycled Polymer Composites: Futuristic Sustainable Material submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 962
Keywords: Thermoplastic; Recycling; Nanocomposites; Nanomaterials; Molding; Extrusion; Mechanical and thermal properties; Morphological study; Chemical characterization; Dispersion; Blending
Carbon-Based Polymer Nanocomposites submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 15450
Keywords: Polymer nanocomposites; Carbon nanofillers; Processing; Electrical properties; Thermal conductivity; Multifunctional materials; Thermal management; Sensors; Piezoresistivity
From Waste to Advance Composite Materials
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 7803
Keywords: Cleaner production; Sustainable materials; Advance composite; Waste to value; Circular economy; Recycling; Waste as resources
Modelling Environmental Ageing & Degradation of Composite Materials submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 168
Keywords: environmental aging; durability; degradation; modelling; mathematical modelling; kinetics; physical chemistry; computer modelling; multiscale models; accelerated aging; accelerated testing methodology; lifetime prediction; cross-coupled effects; polymer composites; fibre-reinforced composites; composite materials; quantitative structure– property relationships; finite element analysis; molecular dynamics; machine learning; bayesian networks; computational property prediction and modelling
Lightweight Composites Materials: Sustainability and Applications
edited by Mourad Nachtane, and Ahmed El Moumen
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 226
Keywords: composites; nanocomposite; biocomposite; tidal energy; additive manufacturing; nanoparticles; natural fibers; reinforced composites; carbon nanotubes; graphene composites; multi-scale damage; micromechanics; homogenization; thermoplastics; renewable energy; composites recycling; hygrothermal degradation; impact and dynamic response
Metal Composites submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 20 articles | Viewed by 17068
Keywords: Metal matrix composites; Reinforcement; Casting; Powder metallurgy; Additive manufacturing microstructure and properties
Sustainable Construction Composite Materials
edited by and G. Beulah Gnana Ananthi
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 639
Keywords: Cold-formed steel composite structures; Analytical modelling for optimizing; Energy efficient buildings; Modular buildings; Prefabricated building systems; Hybrid construction; Pre-Engineered buildings; Managing the available facility; Composite cold-formed steel flooring systems using timber; concrete; light weight concrete; Flexural behaviour of composite beams made of cold-formed steel sections; Energy efficiency of hybrid cold formed steel sections; Light weight housing using cold formed composite sections; Efficiency of CFS composite connectors in floor system; Structural Performance of CFS composite structures under dynamic loadings; Quick construction techniques using CFS composite members; Behaviour of connectors between cfs composite floors or composite members; Alternative approach to pre-engineered CFS composite frames; Behaviour of composite columns of CFS members with different material infill
Feature Papers in Journal of Composites Science in 2022 submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 24 articles | Viewed by 13399
Composite Materials for Environmental Applications submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 722
Keywords: sustainable composite materials; water purification; soil remediation; recycling; sustainability; environmental impact
Wood-Polymer Composites
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4939
Keywords: Wood– polymer composites; Lignocellulose fillers; Structure– property relationships; Interfacial interactions; Filler modifications; Waste raw materials; Recycling; Biodegradation.
Composite Carbon Fibers, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1538
Keywords: composite carbon fiber; processing method; manufacturing technology; activated composite carbon fiber; particle-containing carbon fiber; nanotube-added carbon fiber; coating on carbon fiber; energy storage; mechanical property; failure mechanisms; sensing; energy conversion; environment protection; water purification; high temperature resistance; oxidation prevention; catalysis; biomedical applications; photovoltaics; thermoelectricity; flexible electronics
Biomedical Composites: Material Science and Corrosion Resistance Aspects
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 76
Keywords: biomedical; composites; metal composites; biocorrosion
Machine Learning in Composites submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 50
Keywords: advanced composites; composites manufacturing; polymer composites; engineered multiscale composites; data boosting; machine learning; deep learning; neural network; prognostics
Dynamic Performance and Response of Composite Based Structures submission deadline 30 Apr 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 927
Keywords: Damping; Dynamic response; Numerical models; Testing methods; Vibro-acoustic
Green Composite Electrolytes and Electrodes for Energy Storage and Conversion, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2023 | Viewed by 24
Keywords: green materials; polymers; composites; energy conversion; fuel cell; supercapacitors; batteries
Recent Progress and Future of Composite Materials
edited by , and Beibei Chen
submission deadline 1 May 2023 | Viewed by 7
Keywords: composite; intercalation; exfoliation; polymer– matrix composites; interphase; multiscale modeling; carbon nanotubes
Radiation Effects in Polymer Hybrids
edited by
submission deadline 10 May 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 667
Keywords: Hybrids; Irradiation; Stability; Structural modifications; Interaction; Improved properties; Mechanistic analysis; Radiation processing
Repair of Composite Aero-Structures, Volume II submission deadline 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 6
Keywords: composite; repair; FE Modeling; optimization; NDT; automation
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