Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 4th International Conference on Light Materials LightMAT 2021"

LightMAT is pleased to publish a Special Issue again this year, in collaboration with Metals by MDPI magazine. This Special Issue on light materials is set to publish selected works presented at this event, in order to share recent progress and new achievements in this emerging field with broader scientific and industrial communities.

Manuscript Submission Information

All authors have the opportunity to submit a manuscript of their contribution of LightMAT2021 for the Special Issue. Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022

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Further information about the Special Issue

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Blanka Lenczowski
Airbus, Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse 1, Taufkirchen, Germany

Interests: lightweight materials and processes; technology upscaling approaches; multifunctional material technologies; thermal management; ICME (integrated compotation materials engineering); green material and sustainable technologies; recyclability; eco design and LCA; circular economy and E2E.

Prof. Dr. Ida Westermann
Head of the Physical Metallurgy Group, Department of materials science and engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Alfred Getz v. 2, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Interests: physical metallurgy; thermo-mechanical processing of aluminum alloys and the interplay between microstructure and mechanical properties; solid-state joining and additive manufacturing of multi-materials; microstructure characterization using in-situ SEM in combination with digital image correlation.

Prof. Dr. Axel von Hehl
Head of Chair of Materials Science and Testing, Institute for Materials Engineering, University of Siegen, Paul-Bonatz-Straße 9-11, 57076 Siegen, Germany

Interests: lightweight materials; alloy development for additive manufacturing; multi-material-design and hybrid materials; processing; forming; selective laser melting; heat treatment; interface engineering; joining; modeling; testing and characterization; differential scanning calorimetry; x-ray microscopy; failure mechanisms; survival probability models

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