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JMR Focus Issues

Although each regular issue of JMR covers a wide range of materials research topics, special Focus Issues devoted entirely or in part to a single topic are published several times a year. These Focus Issues allow the journal to provide a comprehensive look at the current research in a particular area of interest to JMR readers.

Call for Papers | Upcoming Focus Issues | Published Focus Issues | Call for Proposals


Call for Papers

Microstructural Characterization for Emerging Photovoltaic Materials
May 2017
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016

Guest Editors:

Moritz Riede, University of Oxford, United Kingdom;
Chris Nicklin, Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom;
Dean M. DeLongchamp, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Advertising Space and Materials Deadline: April 1, 2017

Upcoming Focus issues

October 2016—Reinventing Boron Chemistry for the 21st Century

Guest Editors:

Scott Beckman, Iowa State University, USA;
Tina Salguero, University of Georgia, USA;
Eric Wuchina, Office of Naval Research, USA;
Bill Fahrenholtz, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Advertising Space and Materials Deadline: September 1, 2016


March 2017—Aberration Corrected Transmission Electron Microscopy

Guest Editors:

Thomas Walther, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom;
Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Ernst Ruska-Centre, Research Centre Jülich, Germany;
Jean-Luc Rouviere, CEA Grenoble, France

Advertising Space and Materials Deadline: February 1, 2017


Published Focus Issues

The following JMR Focus Issues have been published and are available online to JMR subscribers and subscribing institutions:

July 2016—Advances and Challenges in Carbon-based Tribomaterials

Guest Editors:

Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia;
Noritsugu Umehara, Nagoya University, Japan;
Mariyam Jameelah Binti Ghazali, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia;
Mohamed El Mansori, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France


June 2016—Advanced Materials and Structures for Solar Fuels

Guest Editors:

Heli Wang, SABIC Technology Center, USA;
Artur Braun, EMPA, Switzerland; Nicolas Gaillard, University of Hawaii, USA;
Eric Miller
, Department of Energy, USA


April 2016—Two-Dimensional Heterostructure Materials

Guest Editors:

Joshua A. Robinson, The Pennsylvania State University, USA;
Chakrapani Varanasi, U.S. Army Research Office, USA;
Andrey A. Voevodin, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA;
Lain-Jong Li, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudia Arabia;
Jeremy T. Robinson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA; Jun Lou, Rice University, USA


October 2015—Nitrides and Oxynitride Materials

Guest Editors:

Zoltan Lences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia;
Tania Paskova, North Carolina State University, USA;
Joan Redwing, The Pennsylvania State University, USA;
Rong-Jun Xie, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan


September 2015—Advances in Thermoelectric Materials II

Guest Editors:

    Terry M. Tritt, Clemson University, USA;
    Harald Böttner, Fraunhofer Institute IPM, Germany;
    Ryoji Funahashi, National Institute of AIST, Japan


May 2015—Characterization and Modeling of Radiation Damage on Materials: State of the Art, Challenges, and Protocols

Guest Editors:

    Djamel Kaoumi, University of South Carolina, USA;
    William J. Weber, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA;
    Khalid Hattar, Sandia National Laboratory, USA;
    Joel Ribis, CEA Saclay, France


February 2015—In-situ and Operando Characterization of Materials

Guest Editors:

Scott T. Misture, Alfred University, USA;
Eric A. Stach, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA;
Bryan D. Huey, University of Connecticut, USA;
Vanessa K. Peterson, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australia


January 2015—Soft Nanomaterials

Guest Editors:

Nicola M. Pugno, University of Trento, Italy;
Xuanhe Zhao, Duke University, USA;
Markus J. Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


October 2014—Optical Ceramics Science

Guest Editors:

Romain Gaume, University of Central Florida, USA;
Yiquan Wu, Alfred University, USA;
Thomas Hartnett, Raytheon Company, USA


September 2014—The Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing

Guest Editors:

Todd A. Palmer, The Pennsylvania State University, USA;
Jens Günster, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany;
Daniel Günther, voxeljet AG, Germany


February 2014—Graphene and Beyond

Guest Editors:

Joshua A. Robinson, The Pennsylvania State University, USA;
Mauricio Terrones, The Pennsylvania State University, USA;
John Boeckl, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA;
Joshua Goldberger, The Ohio State University, USA;
Chakrapani Varanasi, U.S. Army Research Office, USA


January 2014—Synthesis of Nanostructured Functional Oxides

Guest Editors:

Edson Roberto Leite, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil;
Markus Niederberger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland;
Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne, Germany


September 2013—Advances in the Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of Bulk Porous Materials

Guest Editors:

Paolo Colombo, University of Padova, Italy, and The Pennsylvania State University, USA;
David C. Dunand
, Northwestern University, USA;
Vipin Kumar
, University of Washington, USA


July 2013—Frontiers in Thin-Film Epitaxy and Nanostructured Materials

Guest Editors:

Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, North Carolina State University, USA;
Justin Schwartz, North Carolina State University, USA;
Amit Goyal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA;
Haiyan Wang, Texas A&M University, USA;
Sungho Jin, University of California, San Diego, USA;
Xiaozhou Liao, University of Sydney, Australia


April 2013—De Novo Carbon Nanomaterials: Opportunities and Challenges in a Flat World

Guest Editors:

Cengiz S. Ozcan, University of California, Riverside, USA;
Markus J. Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA;
Kang Wang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA;
Nicola Pugno, Università di Trento, Italy


February 2013—Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials

Guest Editors:

Xiaobo Chen, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA;
Can Li, Dalian Institute Of Chemical Physics, China;
Tijana Rajh, Argonne National Laboratory, USA;
Gregory Kimmel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA


January 2013—Silicon-based Nanoparticles for Biosensing and Biomedical Applications

Guest Editors:

Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and The Pennsylvania State University, USA; and
Michael J. Sailor, University of California, San Diego, USA


January 2013—Silicon Carbide—Materials, Processing, and Devices

Guest Editors:

Stephen Saddow, University of South Florida, USA;
Yaroslav Koshka, Mississippi State University, USA;
Francesco La Via, CNR-IMM, Italy;
Edward Sanchez, Dow Corning Compound Semiconductor Solutions, USA;
Hidekazu Tsuchida, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan;
Feng Zhao, Washington State University, USA


September 2012—Oxide Semiconductors

Guest Editors:

Steve Durbin, University at Buffalo, USA;
Tim Veal, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom;
Marius Grundmann, Universität Leipzig, Germany;
Jamie Phillips, University of Michigan, USA


August 2012—Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells

Guest Editors:

Joshua L. Hertz, University of Delaware, USA;
Maria Luisa Di Vona
, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy;
Philippe Knauth, Aix-Marseille, France;
Harry L. Tuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


May 2012—Crystallization Processes in Polymer-based Materials

Guest Editors: Mircea Chipara, The University of Texas Pan American; USA

Principal Editors
:

Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rice University, USA;
Hendrik Meyer, Institute Charles Sadron, France;
Sanat K. Kumar, Columbia University, USA;
Lei Zhu, Case Western University, USA


March 2012—Plasma and Ion-Beam Assisted Materials Processing

Guest Editors:

José Luis Endrino, Cranfield University, United Kingdom;
André Anders, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA;
Joakim Andersson, National University of Singapore, Singapore;
David Horwat, Institut Jean Lamour, France;
Mykola Vinnichenko, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany


February 2012—One-Dimensional Micro/Nanomaterials

Guest Editors:

Katerina E. Aifantis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece;
Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Michigan Technological University, USA;
Seung Min Jane Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea


January 2012—Instrumented Indentation

Guest Editors:

Dongil Kwon, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea;
M. Munawar Chaudhri, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom;
Yang-Tse Cheng, University of Kentucky, USA;
Oliver Kraft, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany


September 2011—Nanowires: Fundamentals and Applications

Guest Editors:

Paul C. McIntyre, Stanford University, USA;
Volker Schmidt, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Principal Editors:

Tom Picraux, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA;
Nathaniel Quitoriano
, McGill University, Canada;
Heike Riel, IBM Research, Switzerland;
Claes Thelander, Lund University, Sweden;
Carl Thompson
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


August 2011—Advances in Thermoelectric Materials

Guest Editors:

Terry M. Tritt, Clemson University, USA;
Harald Böttner, Fraunhofer Institut für Physikalische Messtechnik IPM, Germany


January 2011—Self-Assembly and Directed Assembly of Advanced Materials

Guest Editors:

Amit Goyal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA;
Jay Narayan, North Carolina State University, USA;
Qinghuang Lin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Principal Editors:

David H. Gracias, Johns Hopkins University, USA;
Yanfei Gao, University of Tennessee, USA;
James J. Watkins, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA;
Alberto Saiani, University of Manchester, United Kingdom;
Zhiqun Lin, Iowa State University, USA


August 2010—Materials for Electrical Energy Storage

Guest Editors:

Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA;
M. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University, USA

Principal Editors:

John R. Miller, JME, Inc., USA;
Katsuhiko Naoi, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan;
Yang Shao-Horn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA;
Bruno Scrosati, University of Rome, Italy


January 2010—Photocatalysis for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Guest Editors:

Artur Braun, EMPA, Switzerland;
Jan Augustynski, University of Warsaw, Poland;
Elaine A. Chandler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA;
Samuel S. Mao, University of California, Berkeley, USA;
Eric L. Miller, University of Hawaii, USA;
John A. Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA;
Jinhua Ye, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan

March 2009—Indentation Methods in Advanced Materials Research

    Guest Editors:

    George M. Pharr, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA;
    Yang-Tse Cheng, University of Kentucky, USA;
    Ian M. Hutchings, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom;
    Mototsugu Sakai, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan;
    Neville R. Moody, Sandia National Laboratories, USA;
    G. Sundararajan, ARCI, India;
    Michael V. Swain, University of Sydney, Australia


December 2008—Biomimetic and Bio-enabled Materials Science and Engineering

    Guest Editors:

    Adrian B. Mann, Rutgers University, USA;
    Rajesh Naik, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA;
    Hugh C. DeLong, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA;
    Kenneth H. Sandhage, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


August 2007—Multiferroics

    Guest Editors:

    Mohammed Es-Souni, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany;
    S. Pamir Alpay, University of Connecticut, USA;
    Thirumany Sritharan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;
    Wilfrid Prellier, Laboratoir CRISMAT, CNRS UMR, France;
    Umesh V. Waghmare, J. Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India


February 2007—Mechanical Properties of Metallic Glasses and Applications

    Guest Editors:

    Mo Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA;
    Jürgen Eckert, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany;
    Laszlo Kecskes, U.S Army Research Laboratory, USA


November 2006—Nanotubes and Nanowires

    Guest Editors:

    Reshef Tenne, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel;
    Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA;
    Zhong L. Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA;
    Yadong Li, Tsinghua University, China;
    Peidong Yang, University of California, Berkeley, USA


August 2006—Mechanics of Biological and Biomimetic Materials at Small Length-Scales

    Guest Editors:

    Michelle L. Oyen, University of Virginia, USA;
    Andrew J. Bushby, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom;
    Adrian Mann, Rutgers University, USA;
    Christine Ortiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


December 2005—Energy and the Environment

    Guest Editors:

    Anne C. Dillon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA;
    David S. Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA;
    Ahsan Habib, GM Research & Development Center, USA;
    Sulay D. Jhaveri, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, USA;
    Michael D. McGhee, Stanford University, USA


July 2005—In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy

    Guest Editors:

    Ian M. Robertson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA;
    Mark Kirk, Argonne National Laboratory, USA;
    Ulrich Messerschmidt, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany;
    Judith Yang, University of Pittsburgh, USA;
    Robert Hull, University of Virginia, USA


July 2004—Organic Electronics

    Guest Editors:

    Franz Faupel, Kiel University, Germany;
    Christos Dimitrakopoulous, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA;
    Antoine Kahn, Princeton University, USA;
    Christof Wöll, Ruhr University Bochem, Germany


January 2004—Fundamentals and Applications of Instrumented Indentation in Multidisciplinary Research

    Guest Editors:

    Yang-Tse Cheng, University of Kentucky, USA;
    Trevor Page, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom;
    George M. Pharr, University of Tennessee, USA;
    Michael V. Swain, University of Sydney, Australia;
    Kathryn J. Wahl, Naval Research Laboratory; USA

June 1999—Nanoindentation: From Angstroms to Microns

    Guest Editors:

Adrian B. Mann, The Johns Hopkins University, USA;
Robert C. Cammarata, The Johns Hopkins University, USA;
Michael A. Nastasi, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA


October 1998—Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

    Guest Editors:

    Paul Siffert, CNRS, Laboratoire PHASE, France;
    Fritz V. Wald, ASE Americas Inc., USA;
    Richard O. Bell, ASE Americas Inc., USA


September 1998—Carbon Nanotubes

    Guest Editor: M.S. Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


April 1998—Soft Solution Processing

    Guest Editor: Yasumichi Matsumoto, Kumamoto University, Japan


January 1998—Materials and the Environment: Towards Sustainable Development

    Guest Editor: Donald Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


November 1997—High Temperature Superconducting Materials—The First Ten Years

    Guest Editors:

    Julia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, USA;
    Koichi Kugimiya, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., Japan;
    Shoji Tanaka, SRL-ISTEC, Japan;
    Yuh Shiohara, SRL-ISTEC, Japan


April 1996—Materials Synthesis and Processing

    Guest Editor: Peter Esherick, Sandia National Laboratories, USA


March 1995—Environmentally Benign Materials and Processes

    Guest Editor: Julian Szekely, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


November 1990—Diamond and Diamond-like Materials