Publishes original research articles, letters, case reports, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to smart materials. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from China
Aims and Scope
Current Chinese Science: Smart Materials publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to smart materials. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from China.
The scope covers contemporary and future smart materials e.g. alloys, polymers, self-healing, photovoltaic materials, shape memory alloys, dielectric elastomers, smart inorganic polymers, thermoelectric, magnetocaloric & magnetostrictive, photomechanical, halochromic, chromogenic, chemoresponsive, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials. Coverage also includes applications to sensors and actuators and other smart material systems applied to a range of disciplines.
Honorary Senior Advisors
Prof. Ferid Murad
Co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman FRS
UNESCO Science Laureate
Academician (Foreign Member), Chinese Academy of Sciences
Co-Chairman UN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (UNESCAP)
International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences
University of Karachi
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry (Cambridge University, 1968), has over 1,055 international publications including 210 books. He won the UNESCO Science Prize (1999) and was elected Fellow of Royal Society (London, 2006). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Cambridge University and many others. Furthermore, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, and the Austrian government honoured him with its high civil award “Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande" (2007). He is the only scientist from the Muslim world to be Foreign Fellow (“Academician”) of Chinese and Korean Academies of Sciences. The University of Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia, has established “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery” in his honour. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was the Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Pakistan, and he is Chairman of UN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation for UNESCAP region covering 62 countries.
2019 China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award Recipient
Academician (Foreign Member) Chinese Academy of Sciences