American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Materials science and nanotechnologies


This special issue devoted to the integrated study of nanotechnologies and materials (from earliest times to the present day) will be published to give researchers appreciation of where the discipline has come from. We aim to provide an advanced forum for studies related to the proposed fields with all topics below. The objective of this special issue is to present recent advances and emerging cross-disciplinary approaches in the field of nanotechnologies and materials engineering. Nanoscale science and technology, often spoken of as "nanoscience" or "nanotechnology", are simply science and engineering carried out on the nanometer scale, that is, 10E-9 meters. In the last two decades, researchers began developing the ability to manipulate matter at the level of single atoms and small groups of atoms and to characterize the properties of materials and systems at that scale. This capability has led to the astonishing discovery that clusters of small numbers of atoms or molecules-nanoscale clusters-often have properties (such as strength, electrical resistivity and conductivity, and optical absorption) that are significantly different from the properties of the same matter at either the single-molecule scale or the bulk scale. For example, carbon nanotubes are much less chemically reactive than carbon atoms and combine the characteristics of the two naturally occurring bulk forms of carbon, strength (diamond) and electrical conductivity (graphite). The editors also would like to encourage studies that outline the general development of the main branches of physics as we know them today and even to discuss principal figures in each area. Articles discussing methodology, and reviews of the current state of knowledge and possibilities for future research, are especially welcome.

Moreover, this issue will publish reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers or colors. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided, and the special issue will be supported by American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences ( AJEAS is an open access peer-reviewed technical journal which publishes original research contributions and is an unparalleled resource for key advances in the field of engineering. Scope of the journal includes but not limited to applied physics and applied mathematics, automation and control, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, data engineering and software engineering, earth and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and operations research, information technology and informatics, materials science, measurement and metrology, mechanical engineering, medical physics, power engineering, signal processing and telecommunications.

Manuscripts regarding original research proposals and research ideas highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and actual and future projects (as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users.

This special issue aims to provide an opportunity for partnerships among engineers, architects, material scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and social scientists to contribute to the knowledge and innovations in building materials, models, theories, and systems and to accelerate the advancement of science in energy and environmental design for buildings for the next generation of advanced sustainable building systems.

Recent advances in material sciences, information technologies, computational tools and intelligent systems have provided new incentives and opportunities to make fundamental advances in the design, construction, and operation of residential and commercial buildings for future generations. These advances along with the rapid advances in nanotechnology could open up new paths for designing novel materials with the desired physical and chemical properties, and lead to the development of sustainable buildings that will address a number of our needs such as reducing the consumption of natural resources, reducing the amount of fossil fuels needed to operate our buildings, and reducing the public health risks associated with poor indoor air quality. This special issue will provide the opportunity to bring together engineers, material scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists and others with interests overlapping with those areas mentioned above to collaborate in the topics of designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and retiring buildings that will minimize fossil fuel consumption and adverse environmental effects.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Building materials
  2. Material science and technology
  3. Nanotechnology
  4. Environmental engineering and materials
  5. Glass materials
  6. Micro and nanomanufacturing techniques
  7. Nanocomposites
  8. Novel nanomaterials and applications
  9. Nanostructures
  10. Nanophysics
  11. Metamaterials
  12. Carbon nanotubes
  13. Smart materials
  14. Nanobiophotonics
  15. Nanomedicine

Guest Editors

Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh Associate Professor
North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Francisco M. Marquez Professor
University of Turabo, United States
Aleksandar Anđelković Assistant Professor
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Manmohan Dass Goel Assistant Professor
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India
Lucia Figuli Senior Lecturer
University of Žilina, Slovakia