Special Issue "Material Science in Transportation and Construction Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.
Interests: material design; eco-innovations; alkali activation; sustainable construction; recycled materials; life cycle assessment
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The increase of the world population goes hand in hand with increased demands on the production of new materials, and the current linear model of the economy results in immense consumption of natural resources and dumping of pollutants at the end of materials’ life cycle. Considering the environmental impact of the construction sector, the transition to a more efficient circular model of economics has ambitions to overcome these issues, including a decrease in energy consumption and pollutant emissions. In this sense, materials developed for transportation and construction engineering based on sustainability principles with improved performance are highly required. This Special Issue of Materials is aimed at current challenges in materials science, with a particular focus on transportation and construction engineering.
Research papers would ideally address the following topics:
- Construction of infrastructure projects;
- Airports and highway pavement maintenance and performance;
- High-performance materials for construction;
- Green construction materials;
- Economic and environmental aspects of materials engineering.
Dr. Jan Fořt
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable construction
- asphalt materials
- self-healing concrete
- sustainable construction
- recycled materials
- circular economy