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Virtual and Physical Prototyping

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New Directions in Structurally Engineered Materials

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30 September 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Zhonggang Wang, Central South University
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Dr. Wei Zhai, National University of Singapore
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New Directions in Structurally Engineered Materials

Structurally engineered materials are artificially designed to achieve unique and customizable responses in a certain physical environment, surpassing the conventional materials composed of atomic-scale unit cells. These structurally engineered materials are driven by a design-centered approach, allowing for precise control over the desired properties and transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries and fostering boundless creativity. Initially, the focus was on unconventional electromagnetic properties, but the field has since expanded to encompass various disciplines, such as mechanical, acoustic, thermal, and so forth.

This collection showcases the latest advancements in the design, fabrication, and characterization of structurally engineered materials, covering mechanical, acoustic, thermal, magnetic, and other applications. Researchers and experts have been pushing the boundaries of what is possible by manipulating internal structures and unlocking new and exciting capabilities in materials science.

In this Article Collection, we delve into the design approaches, underlying mechanisms, and exceptional properties of structurally engineered materials, including but not limited to the following subtopics:

  1. Novel Design Paradigm, Mechanisms, and Superior Properties
  2. Tunable, Adaptive, and Reconfigurable Metamaterials
  3. AI Approaches to Materials Discovery
  4. Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  5. Topological and Unconventional Dynamics
  6. Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Approaches
  7. Control and Characterization

We believe that this Article Collection will serve as an invaluable resource for researchers, engineers, and scientists, fostering a deeper comprehension of structurally engineered materials.

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is September 30, 2024.

Please contact Zhan Yu at [email protected] with any queries and discount codes regarding this Article Collection.

Please be sure to select "New Directions in Structurally Engineered Materials" from the drop-down menu in the submission system.

Dr. Zhonggang Wang is a professor at Central South University. He leads a research group on advanced functional materials, impact dynamics, multi-physics coupling and control, novel composites, hierarchical materials, etc.

Dr. Wei Zhai is an assistant professor at National University of Singapore. She leads a research group on nature-inspired advanced materials engineering via multiscale and multi-material advanced manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, freeze casting, template replication, etc. She has developed advanced materials for lightweight, acoustic, electromagnetic, flexible electronics, and biomedical device applications.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.