Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Societal Implementation"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Suzuka College, Mie, Japan
Interests: Biofilm engineering; Environmental friendly surface engineering; Creative engineering
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Prof. Yoshikazu Todaka
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi, Japan
Interests: lattice defect; grain refinement; severe plastic deformation
Prof. Takaya Sato
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Guest Editor
National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Tokyo, Japan
Interests: ionic liquids; polymer electrolytes; soft materials for tribology; electric double layer capacitor; polymer brush

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Materials science is the fundamental base for all engineering disciplines. From mechanical engineering to medical science, electrical engineering, and chemical engineering, to information technology, every discipline requires knowledge and information about materials science and engineering. Actually, we can say everything is material. In Japan, the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), one of the biggest higher education organizations, started an extensive research project throughout the country.  NIT KOSEN was the first established network in the islands of Japan. The 51 colleges of KOSEN are established everywhere in Japan, and they were consolidated into one big organization almost 17 years ago. Now, it is actively pursuing an industrial–academia partnership in order to carry out joint experiments, to develop collaboration products, and also to cultivate young engineers in the future through these joint projects. KOSEN started their new nationwide research project called GEAR 5.0 in May 2020. This basically a research and education project to train young students heading into industrial fields in KOSEN, so that they can adjust themselves to a new smart society (Society 5.0 in Japan or Industry 4.0 in Germany) and can actively make significant contributions to these societies. In this large national project for KOSEN, certain main engineering disciplines were chosen and their research hubs were established in particular areas. Currently, research activities are taking place to boost industrial and economic situations. Materials science and engineering are some of the key disciplines selected for the GEAR 5.0 project. In this Special Issue, we broadly call for papers relating to materials science and engineering. As mentioned above, topics of interest are not restricted to basic and conventional topics for materials science and engineering. We instead welcome papers dealing with versatile applications of materials science and engineering in various industrial fields. Originally, many papers targeted for this Special Issue constituted the core for the international conference of ISATE 2021 held in Finland. However, nowadays, because of COVID-19, international conferences are challenging to attend, and instead, we are focused on national conferences. 

The International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) 2021 will be held in Turku, Finland, on 17–20 August 2021, and will provide special symposiums on “Health Technology and Medical Engineering” and “Functional Engineering Materials” in order to publish the research achievements of the GEAR5.0 project carried out by the National Institute of Technology, Japan. This Special Issue will be published as a collection of some of the outstanding studies published at ISATE 2021. However, more than that, we want to discover new advanced materials from scientists from all over the world.

In addition, we would like to formalize new and innovative technological and scientific knowledge through competitive environments. Therefore, we are now calling for papers on materials science and engineering, particularly on the practical application. Please do not hesitate to submit your valuable ideas as potential papers for this Special Issue.

We look forward to your submissions.

Prof. Hideyuki Kanematsu
Prof. Yoshikazu Todaka
Prof. Takaya Sato
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mechanical materials
  • electronic materials
  • polymer
  • ceramics
  • materials informatics
  • environmental-friendly materials
  • materials for buildings
  • antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fouling materials
  • advanced materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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