Calls for papers


International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology


Special Issue on: "Advanced Ceramics: Innovative Strategies for Their Preparation, Characterisation and Modelling"

Guest Editor: Professor Valeria Cannillo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Ceramics are widely used as high-performance materials for several applications. Structural and functional ceramic materials are increasingly utilised to work under new demanding conditions. Advanced ceramics are being used in several fields such as engineering materials (e.g. composites), biomaterials (e.g. orthopaedic prostheses such as hip implants and dentistry), coatings (e.g. for wear applications and as thermal barrier coatings), just to mention a few examples. Moreover, with the advent of nanoscience and nanotechnology, ceramic nanostructured materials have drawn significant attention to their potential applications.

Papers related to all aspects of advanced ceramics are invited. Emphasis will be given to novel processing routes, characterisation techniques and models able to predict the material behaviour. This special issue is intended to be a forum for discussing all the aspects related to the current state of the art of the development and investigation of innovative ceramics, future trends and challenges.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Functional and structural ceramics for innovative applications
  • High performance ceramics
  • Engineering ceramics
  • Glass and glass-ceramics
  • Ceramic matrix composites and ceramic reinforced composites
  • Ceramic fibres and reinforcements
  • Ceramic biomaterials and biocomposites
  • Nanostructured ceramics and nanocomposites
  • Ceramic coatings: thermal barrier coatings, wear and tribological loading resisting coatings
  • Porous ceramics
  • Innovative processing and fabrication methods
  • Innovative characterisation techniques
  • Mechanical behaviour, crack propagation
  • Relationships among processing, microstructure, properties and performance
  • Modelling of all aspects related to ceramics: structure-property relationships, atomistic approaches, microstructural modelling, finite element methods (FEM), etc.

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

Deadline for submission : 1 May 2007