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International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation
International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation


Special Issue on: "Materials and Design for Renewable Energy"

Editor: Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

It is common define renewable energy as “energy generated from natural resources – such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat – which are renewable”. This form of non-conventional energy includes all natural energy sources that minimise environmental impacts relative to conventional hydrocarbon resources. This special issue emphases research and development in materials, nanomaterials, design and multi scale manufacture for renewable energy devices.

The issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to materials and design for renewable energy. Special interest will be on applications of renewable energy devices, such as energy solar systems, fuel cell systems, photovoltaic systems, etc. This issue accepts original research articles or any other original contribution review papers, short communications on new concepts.

Subject Coverage
Topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to, following sources of renewable energy:
  • Photovoltaic technology conversion
  • Solar thermal applications
  • Biomass conversion
  • Biofuels
  • Water power; hydropower
  • Geothermal energy
  • Wind energy technology
  • Tidal/wave energy

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: 30 June 2010