Elsevier Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Materials Science and Engineering: A

Amsterdam, February 8, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the appointment of Dr. Enrique J. Lavernia as Editor-in-Chief of Materials Science and Engineering: A. He has been a principal editor of the journal since 1998.

Dr. Lavernia is Dean and Distinguished Professor at the College of Engineering, University of California, Davis. He holds a Master's Degree and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's Degree from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Lavernia is known for his research in the synthesis and mechanical behavior of nanostructured and multi-scale materials as well as for his work on fundamental phenomena underlying spray atomization and other powder processes for a broad range of structural materials, publishing 480 research papers and over 200 conference proceedings. He has been elected Fellow of ASM, ASME and AAAS and was recently named the ASM 2013 Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecturer and honored with the 2013 ASM Gold Medal Award. In 2011, he was also named one of the Top 200 Influential Hispanics in Technology. 

Materials Science and Engineering: A has a long and rich tradition of publishing results from seminal studies related to the interrelationship amongst microstructure, properties, processing and performance. It has been a privilege to be associated with the journal all these years, and I look forward to working with my fellow editors and the journal’s community in this new capacity,” Dr. Lavernia said of his appointment.

"We are seeing continued growth in submissions to the journal, including some from leading research in structural materials,” said Allyn Molina, Publisher at Elsevier. “Enrique’s far reaching scientific activities in the academic world have provided an inestimable impact for the journal and we are confident that he will strengthen the position of the journal in the scientific community.”

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About Materials Science and Engineering: A
Materials Science and Engineering: A provides an international medium for the publication of theoretical and experimental studies related to the load-bearing capacity of materials as influenced by their basic properties, processing history, microstructure and operating environment. Appropriate submissions to Materials Science and Engineering: A should include scientific and/or engineering factors which affect the microstructure - strength relationships of materials and report the changes to mechanical behavior. The journal does not seek or publish papers on concrete and cement-based systems nor on polymeric and polymer-based materials.

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