International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Zhishen Wu
ISSN online: 2043-863X
ISSN print: 2043-8621
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IJSMSS promotes and fosters discussion involving sustainable materials, components, structures, and infrastructural systems, with emphasis on technical advances in sustainable materials and structural systems. The journal covers both basic and applied research in physics, engineering and materials science over different time and space scales and also industrial applications. Published with the support and cooperation of Southeast University.


 Topics covered include

  • High performances, long life cycles, low life cycle costs
  • High resource productivity/recyclability/energy efficiency/multifunctionality
  • Smart/environmentally-adaptable materials, green composites/materials
  • Eco-friendly/biodiversity-natural/healthy/recyclable materials
  • Molecular/nano/micro/macro-structures/processability/characterisation/evaluation
  • Eco/life cycle approaches, incl. policy, standards, regulations
  • Alternative material/microstructure control, nanocomposite technologies
  • Material/structural reliability/durability, applications
  • Life assessment under composite/severe environmental loading
  • Intelligent, nature-mimicking, biological, bio/life-inspired materials etc
  • Design concepts/technologies, carbon reduction, environment adaption
  • Environmental/disaster impact monitoring/control, damage implications
  • Risk/vulnerability modelling/quantification/analysis/criteria/decision support
  • Structural acoustic/distributed/feedback control, adaptive structural stability
  • Sustainable repair/strengthening/rehabilitation/maintenance/management

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The primary goal of IJSMSS is to provide a permanent record of achievement in the science, technology and engineering application of sustainable materials, structures, and infrastructure systems.


IJSMSS is intended for an audience of researchers, educators, practitioners, infrastructure management stakeholders and policy makers world-wide working in developing sustainable materials, structures and infrastructure systems with a background in material, chemical, civil, environmental, aerospace, mechanical, petrochemical, marine and automotive engineering.


The central aim of the IJSMSS is to publish a broad blend of scientific, technical and practical papers, current literature reviews, technical and interpretive notes, brief communications, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in scientific and technological advances, very important case studies and conference reports will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Wu, Zhishen, Ibaraki University, Japan and Southeast University, China

Executive Editor

  • Noori, Mohammad, California Polytechnic State University, USA

Managing Editor

  • Yuan, Fuh-Gwo, North Carolina State University, USA

Associate Editors

  • Giurgiutiu, Victor, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Keller, Thomas, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Ou, Jinping, Dalian University of Technology, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Balageas, Daniel L., French Aerospace Lab (ONERA), France
  • Banthia, Nemkumar, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Bazant, Zdenek P., Northwestern University, USA
  • Brownjohn, James M.W., University of Sheffield, UK
  • Buyukozturk, Oral, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • De Stefano, Alessandro, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Formisano, Antonio, University of Naples, Italy
  • Fujino, Yozo, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ge, Hanbin, Meijo University, Japan
  • Ge, Yaojun, Tongji University, China
  • Ghasemi, Hamid, Federal Highway Administration, USA
  • Hori, Muneo, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Im, Seyoung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, KAIST, South Korea
  • Kageyama, Kazuro, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Kanehira, Minoru, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Karbhari, Vistasp M., University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
  • Kasai, Kazuhiko, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Kim, Jeong-Tae, Pukyong National University, South Korea
  • Li, Hui, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Liang, Yung C., National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Lu, Zhitao, Southeast University, China
  • Lynch, Jerome, University of Michigan, USA
  • Maher, Ali, Rutgers University, USA
  • Motavalli, Masoud, University of Tehran, ETH Zürich and EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Switzerland
  • Nie, Jian-Guo, Tsinghua University, China
  • Reinhardt, Hans W., University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Rizkalla, Sami H., North Carolina State University, USA
  • Spencer, Jr., Bill F., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Sun, Wei, Southeast University, China
  • Taerwe, Luc R., Ghent University, Belgium
  • Teng, Jin-Guang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Triantafillou, Thanasis C., University of Patras, Greece
  • Wu, Felix, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Wu, Peter, Spirit Aerospace Systems, USA
  • Xuhong, Zhou, Lanzhou University, China
  • You, Zhong, Oxford University, UK


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