Emerging investigators in materials science 2017-2018
Frank W. DelRio, Robert Riggleman
Materials Research Express is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing cutting-edge experimental and theoretical research on the processing, structure, properties, and performance of all classes of materials, with an emphasis on the following categories: nanomaterials and nanostructures, organic materials, glasses and amorphous materials, polymers, biological and biomedical materials, energy and environment materials, carbon materials, smart materials, metamaterials, semiconductors, superconductors, magnetic materials, photonic materials, electronic materials, metals and alloys, and surface, interfaces, and thin films. In this special issue on Emerging Investigators, this diversity is captured in a set of invited contributions featuring two reviews and six original research articles. This was an invitation-only issue for rising stars with independent research positions, but less than 12 years of experience beyond their doctoral degrees.