Call for papers: Nanotechnology enabled metallurgy

Scientific Reports is welcoming original primary research articles for a special Guest Edited Collection in metallurgy.

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The field of metallurgy has made tremendous contributions to human civilization over thousands of years, but conventional metallurgical methods have limitations. Nanotechnology enabled metallurgy is an emerging interdisciplinary domain exploring how nanophases – both ex-situ and in-situ – can be engineered to significantly improve the physical, chemical and mechanical behaviors of metals and alloys.

Scientific Reports, a journal from the Nature Research family, is proud to welcome original primary research articles for our upcoming “Nanotechnology enabled metallurgy” Collection. 

This Collection will present original research investigating how nanotechnologies can be applied to enable unprecedented micro- and nano-structure control and property tuning to improve the processing and manufacturing of metals and alloys.


The submission deadline for this Collection has been extended and will be open through the end of November 2019. More information and details about this Collection and how to submit a manuscript can be found here.

The Collection is Guest Edited by Prof Xiaochun Li, who is the Raytheon Endowed Chair in Manufacturing Engineering at the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA, USA. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2001 and was awarded many distinctions for his research, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2002. His research interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of innovative manufacturing and materials processing, applied physics and nanoscience. In 2018 he joined the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports. Prof Li has been elected as a Fellow of ASME and the International Society for Nanomanufacturing.

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Robbie Roe

Editorial Projects Coordinator, Scientific Reports, Nature Research

After graduating from the University of Leicester with a BSc in Natural Sciences, I joined Scientific Reports in September 2016 as a Publishing Assistant, before becoming a Senior Publishing Assistant in early 2018. Since March 2019, I have been the Editorial Projects Coordinator working on projects such as our Guest Edited Collections with members of our editorial board.

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