Materials Research Foundations / MRF

Volume 17: Recent Advances in Photovoltaic
The search for new materials and/or new structures such as multi-junctions, nanostructures, photoelectrochemical cells, organic solar cells etc. for improved performance is discussed. The experimental investigations on certain materials and modelling for better results are also described in the book.

Volume 16: Inorganic Pollutants in Wastewater
The book extensively investigates the most recent improvements in the area of inorganic pollutants analysis, removal and treatment of wastewater by utilizing different materials such as natural polymers, husks, graphene and carbon nanotube composites, fruit cortex etc. It covers photocatalysis, adsorption, desalination and electrochemical technologies used for the analysis and treatment of inorganic pollutants.

Volume 15: Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Waste Water Treatment
The book “Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Waste Water Treatment” has been edited with contributions from well know experts in the field, who have been working on different ion-exchange materials and technologies for many years.

Volume 14: Elemental Graphene Analogues
The present monograph summarizes all of the work carried out on such monolayer materials up to the beginning of 2017, with attention being restricted to those, like graphene, being composed of a single element. Most of the work done so far on these ‘elemental graphene analogues’ has been theoretical, but the existing experimental data suggest that they may well become as useful as graphene.

Volume 13: Innovation in Smart Materials and Structural Health Monitoring for Composite Applications
Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an automated approach to determine any changes in the integrity of mechanical system. The SHM system gives information in real time and online. Hence it provides advantages in damage detection, damage localization, damage assessment, and life prediction as well compare to Non-destructive test (NDT) which is conducted offline.

Volume 12: Recent Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices
Lithium Ion Batteries, Cathode Materials, Anode Materials, Nanostructured Materials, Electrolytes, Ion Conductive Ceramics, All-Solid-State Li Batteries, Redox Flow Lithium Batteries, Advanced Supercapacitors, Carbon Nanotubes

Volume 11: Study of biocompatible and biological materials
The book gives an overview on biomineralization, biological, biocompatible and biomimetic materials. It reveals the use of biomaterials alone or in composites, how their performance can be improved by tailoring their surface properties by external factors and how standard surface modification techniques can be applied in the area of biomaterials to beneficially influence their growth on surfaces.

Volume 10: Point defects in group IV semiconductors
Aim of this book is to focus on the properties of defects in semiconductors of the fourth group under a physico-chemical approach, capable to demonstrate whether the full acknowledgement of their chemical nature could account for several problems encountered in practice or would suggest further experimental or theoretical accomplishments.

Volume 9: Optical Furnaces for Crystal Growth
This monograph is devoted to the growth of crystals using optical furnaces. Optical furnaces can be understood and designed making recurrence to concepts that stem from analytical geometry.

Volume 8: Current Trends on Lanthanide Glasses and Materials
This book entitled ‘Current Trends on Lanthanide Glasses and Materials’ is an innovative monograph covering the latest developments in lanthanide doped glasses and phosphors materials.

Volume 7: Contemporary Dielectric Materials
This book deals with experimental results of the physical characterization of several important, dielectric materials of great current interest. The experimental tools used for the analysis of these materials include X-ray diffraction, dielectric measurements, magnetic measurements using a vibrating sample magnetometer, optical measurements using a UV-Visible spectrometer etc.

Volume 6: Radiation Effects in Silicon Carbide
The book reviews the most interesting, in the author’s opinion, publications concerned with radiation defects formed in 6H-, 4H-, and 3C-SiC under irradiation with electrons, neutrons, and some kinds of ions. At the beginning, the SiC electrical parameters making this material promising for application in modern electronics are discussed.

Volume 5: New Polymeric Composite Materials
Polymeric and composite materials are in high demand and their continuing development is making our life style more comfortable.
This book, ‘New Polymeric Composite Materials – Environmental, Biomedical, Actuator and Fuel Cell Applications’ brings together and broadly explores the latest developments and applications of polymeric and composite materials in the areas such as shape memory polymers, green composites for artificial organs, geomembranes for the safe disposal of waste, removal of heavy metals and dyes, adhesives, sensors and actuators, fuel cells, membrane and environmental sustainability, etc.

Volume 4: Hexaferrite Permanent Magnetic Materials
This concise book is intended to provide an overview of the basic concepts of magnetism and magnetic properties pertinent to permanent magnetic materials. Emphasis is placed on hexaferrite materials for permanent magnet applications, with M-type ferrites as the focal point. The discussion is kept brief, in an attempt to provide a wide spectrum of knowledge for quick reference to specialized scientists and engineers in this ever increasing industry.

Volume 3: Nano Semiconductor Materials
The main focus of the present book is the characterization of a number of nano-semiconducting materials, using such techniques as powder X-ray diffraction, UV-visible spectrophotometry, Raman spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and vibrating sample magnetometry. The materials studied include ZnS, TiO2, NiO, Ga doped ZnO, Mn doped SnO2, Mn doped CeO2 and Mn doped ZrO2.

Volume 2: Novel Ceramic Materials
The book presents a number of novel ceramic materials that have great potential for advanced technological applications, such as microwave devices, communication instruments and memory devices.

Volume 1: Charge Density and Structural Characterization of Thermoelectric Materials
In addition to providing an introduction to the field, the main objective of this book is to present the results of the growth and structural characterization of thermoelectric materials that are of high current interest.


Materials Research Foundations / MRF

(A monograph and special topic series for highly focused books and booklets)

ISSN 2471-8890, Print
ISSN 2471-8904, Online


Materials Research Foundations publishes materials research related monograph type books, multi-authored and edited chapter style special topic volumes.

The series also publishes booklets with less than 100 pages for very specific topics.

Our authors and editors will enjoy highly individualized services such as excellent editing, digital typesetting, help with figures, expedited book publishing, worldwide marketing, etc. We can also offer our author and editors significantly higher royalties than larger Publishers.

Authors retain full copyright. Volumes are made available for indexing in the Book Citation Index which is part of the Web of Science.

Volumes are published very rapidly and made available 4-8 weeks after final acceptance.
All authors retain full copyright and are free to publish an extended and significantly updated version in another periodical/series of their choice.

We are always looking for new authors and guest editors. Please contact Mr. Thomas Wohlbier (President) via for details.



Erian Armanios, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Chelsey Z. Hargather, New Mexico Tech, USA
Golam M. Newaz, Wayne State University, USA
Efstathios I. Meletis, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Rahmi Ozisik, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Yongho Sohn, University of Central Florida, USA
Gleb Yushin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Farhad Aslani, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Graeme E. Murch, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Andreas Oechsner, Griffith University, Australia
Yuri Estrin, Monash University, Australia

Emilia Pecheva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Pentti Karjalainen, University of Oulu, Finland

Evangelos Hristoforou, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

K.V.R Murthy, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
S.V.S. Narayana Murty, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, India
G.S. Upadhyaya, IIT Kanpur, India

Januarti Jaya Ekaputri, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Khairurrijal, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Joshua Pelleg, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Dora Foti, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Dmitri V. Louzguine, Tohoku University, Japan

Sami H. Mahmood, The University of Jordan, Jordan

Akii Ibhadode, University of Benin, Nigeria

Shiquan Liu, University of Jinan, P.R. China

Bożena Łosiewicz, University of Silesia, Poland
Radek Zaleski
, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland

Liviu Marșavina, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Vasco Manuel Pinto Teixeira, University of Minho, Portugal

Alexander Lebedev, Ioffe Institute, Russia
M.D. Starostenkov, Altai State Technical University, Russia
Rodionova Valeria, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia

Manoj Gupta, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Igor Medved, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia

Hyungsun Kim, Inha University, South Korea

Terence G. Langdon, University of Southampton, U.K.
Katarina Novakovic, Newcastle University, UK