Special Issue "Functional and Architected Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Stephan Rudykh
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Investigation of functional and architecture materials has rapidly advanced in the last decade. The multi-physics nature of functional materials poses multiple challenges in modelling, simulation and designing architected materials with new functionalities.

Recent advances in material manufacturing, such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing, open an exciting opportunity to realize the pre-designed materials with desirable functionalities.

This Special Issue aims to report recent advances in modelling, simulation, manufacturing and experimental investigation in the field of functional and architected materials.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Rudykh
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • 3D printing of architecture materials and composites
  • Topology optimization of material architecture
  • Electro- and magneto-active materials
  • Mechanical and acoustic metamaterials
  • Responsive gels; Shape-memory and light-sensitive materials
  • Microstructural and material instabilities
  • Bio-inspired and biological materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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