The Introduction of the Special Issue

Due to the amount of waste and environmental effects of using standard building and manufacturing material, a push to use sustainable and/or renewable materials in on the rise. The question is: will these materials be able to perform as well as the current standard materials used in the environments  those materials are employed in?   

The viability and reliability of these new and untested materials needs to be ascertained and ensure these materials of the same quality and capabilities of the materials they are replacing.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

·Sustainable Materials

·Renewable Materials

·LEED Certification Materials


·Effects on Sustainable Materials

·Effects of Stress and Corrosion on Sustainable Materials


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1.Evaluation of Sustainable Materials Replacing Standard Materials Used in Construction

2.Comparison of Sustainable and Renewable Materials to Standard Materials Used in Ma

3.Analysis of LEED Materials Used in Manufacturing for Reliability and Viability

4.Studies of Sustainable and Renewable Materials in Terms of Strength and Environment

5.Corrosion of LEED Certification Materials in Various Environments

6.Determination of Environmental Effects on Sustainable and Renewable Materials in Co

7.Feasibility of Sustainable and Renewable Materials in LEED Certification for Construction


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Insight-Material Science submission system: http://insight.piscomed.com/index.php/IMS

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due:April 31 , 2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Joseph Rogelio Fernandez

Professor Joseph Rogelio Fernandez obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University in 2000, worked at GE for around 10 years, then returned to academia to obtain a Master’s of Science in Material Science and Engineering and PhD studies in the field of Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida.
Professor Fernandez is currently teaching chemistry at Saint Petersburg College. He has presented at the NACE Corrosion conferences as well as AiChE conferences. He has also published in numerous peer review journals, such as Materials and Corrosion and Journal of Material Science Research.