The Journal of Materials Science publishes reviews, full-length papers, and short Communications recording original research results on, or techniques for studying the relationship between structure, properties, and uses of materials. The subjects are seen from international and interdisciplinary perspectives covering areas including metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, electrical materials, composite materials, fibers, nanostructured materials, nanocomposites, and biological and biomedical materials. The Journal of Materials Science is now firmly established as the leading source of primary communication for scientists investigating the structure and properties of all engineering materials

The Journals reports principally the achievements of materials science and engineering all over the world, putting the stress on the original research papers, review articles invited by editor, letters, research notes with novelty as well as brief of scientific achievement, covering a broad spectrum of materials science and technology, encompassing:

• metallic materials 
• inorganic nonmetallic materials 
• composite materials




Halil Zafer Alibaba

Associate Professor

Halil Z. Alibaba (M. Arch) was born in Nicosia at 1973. He finished preliminary, secondary and Lycee education in Nicosia as well.

He took ‘English Certificate’ of Brighton University in United Kingdom via preparatory school in Europen University of Lefke (EUL) in 1991. He took ‘Foundation Year Certificate  of Architecture’ from Brighton University via faculty of architecture in EUL in 1992.

He went for studying architecture in Brighton University via student exchange program in 1995. He is graduated from EUL faculty of architecture ‘Bachelor of Architecture’ with high honor in 1996.

His Ph.D. was titled as ‘An expert system for the selection of building elements during architectural design’in 2003 and Master Thesis was titles as ‘An analysis of material supplier organizations in the construction sector of Northern Cyprus’ in 1998.

Halil Z. Alibaba is Assoc. Prof. Dr. in Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Architecture. He finished six SCI type indexed original research articles, thirty five other indexed articles and eleven international conference proceeding publications.

He supervised ten master theses. Furthermore, there are three PhD studies going on.

He worked and finished two research projects in 2010 and 2003 years. He is currently making researches on energy efficient buildings, zero energy buildings, building physics, environmental science, building construction, sustainable construction, energy issues in design, solar architecture, room acoustics and expert systems in architecture. Halil Z. Alibaba he is married and has two sons. He can speak frequent English language.

Current Research

  • Energy efficient atriums
  • Double skin behaviors in hot climate

Interested topics

  • Thermal Comfort in Buildings
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Building Construction
  • Room Acoustics
  • Solar Control
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Expert Systems in Architecture
  • Hardi K. Abdullah and Halil Z. Alibaba., Retrofits for Energy Efficient Office Buildings: Integration of Optimized Photovoltaics in the Form of Responsive Shading Devices. Sustainability, 9 (11), 2096. (doi: 10.3390/su9112096), (ISSN: 2071-1050), November 2017.
  • Mohammad Y. AbuGrain and Halil Z. Alibaba., Optimizing Existing Multistory Building Designs towards Net-Zero Energy. Sustainability, 9 (3), 399. (doi: 10.3390/su9030399), (ISSN: 2071-1050), March 2017.
  • H.Z.ALIBABA and Mesut B. OZDENIZ., Energy Performance and Thermal Comfort of Double-Skin and Single-Skin Facades in Warm-Climate Offices. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 15, (3), 635-642. (ISSN: 1346-7581), 2016.
  • P. LOTFABADI, H.Z.ALIBABA and A. ARFAEI., Sustainability; as a Combination of Parametric Patterns and Bionic Strategies. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 57, 1337-1346. (ISSN: 1364-0321), 2016.
  • H. ALIBABA., Determination of Optimum Window to External Wall Ratio for Offices in a Hot and Humid Climate.Sustainability, 8 (2), 187. (doi: 10.3390/su8020187), (ISSN: 2071-1050), 2016.
  • H.Z.ALIBABA and M.B.OZDENIZ., A Building Elements Selection System for Architects. Building and Environment, 39  (3), 307-316. (ISSN: 0360-1323), 2004.