Special Issue "Advances in Innovative Engineering Materials and Processes"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Res. Prof. Arkady Zhukov
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University of Basque Country, UPV/EHU and Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain
Interests: advanced magnetic materials; amorphous, nanocrystalline and granular magnetic materials; hysteretic magnetic properties; magnetic wires; magneto-electric effects; giant magnetoimpedance effect; magneto-resistance effect; applications
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Prof. Sergei Alexandrov
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Beihang University, China & Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Interests: plasticity theory, fracture mechanics, and their applications in metal forming and structural mechanics
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Ass. Prof. Valeria Rodionova
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Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia
Interests: thin films and nanostructures; amorphous and soft magnetic materials; magnetic shape memory materials; magnetic methods in biology; ecology and medicine
Dr. Res. Assoc. Valentina Zhukova
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University of Basque Country, UPV/EHU
Interests: advanced magnetic materials; amorphous; nanocrystalline and granular magnetic materials; post-processing of magnetic materials

Special Issue Information

Recent advances in technology and engineering are greatly associated with the development of advanced innovated materials with improved properties. Certain industrial sectors, such as construction, automobile and aerospace industries, microelectronics, sensors, medicine, and security, demand cost-effective materials with tuneable and optimized properties (i.e., enhanced physical (magnetic or mechanical) or chemical, biocompatible, etc.). 

On the other hand, insecure supplies of critical materials (i.e., rare-earth or Co) could hinder the development of new technologies related to massive applications. Another issue is related to the miniaturization of modern magnetoelectronic devices that tend to stimulate the rapid development of nanoscale magnetic materials, including nanostructured thin films, nanowires, nano-dots, and nanoparticle assemblies. However, most of materials need post-processing in order to exhibit physical and chemical properties suitable for technological progress. Process engineering is intrinsically related to the understanding and application of the fundamental principles and laws of nature, allowing one to transform raw material and energy into products that are useful to society, at an industrial level. Process engineering therefore focuses on the design, operation, control, optimization, and intensification of chemical, physical, and biological processes. Consequently, the development of processes and post-processing allowing improvement of physical properties of materials has become crucial for large-scale applications.

The overall goal of this Special Issue is to provide most up-to-date information about recent developments in the processing of innovative materials for the achievement of advanced functional properties, making them suitable for technological applications. Both reviews and original research papers will be considered. Reviews should provide an up-to-date, well-balanced overview of the current state-of-the-art in a particular application and the include main results from other groups.

This Special Issue on “Advances in Innovative Engineering Materials and Processes” aims to  promote research and developmental activities in innovative engineering materials and process engineering. We hope this Issue “Advances in Innovative Engineering Materials and Processes” will stimulate further interest in materials and processes research.

Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

New advanced functional materials;
Development of innovating post-processing and materials;
Properties optimization techniques;
Process design and optimization;
Process synthesis and design;
Process control and operations;
Process safety management;
Chemical and physical engineering fundamentals;
Chemical and physical engineering equipment design and process design;
Process system, instrumentation, and control;
Environmental engineering and sustainable development;
Multiscale modeling.

Res. Prof. Arkady Zhukov
Prof. Sergei Alexandrov
Ass. Prof. Valeria Rodionova
Dr. Res. Assoc. Valentina Zhukova
Guest Editor

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. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2020 an APC of 1500 CHF applies. 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.


  • advanced materials
  • innovating post-processing and materials
  • properties optimization techniques
  • process engineering
  • chemical and physical properties
  • biological processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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