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





Associate Professor

Dr. Pengrong Ren, 32 years old, is anassociate professor working in School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, P.R. China. He received his Master and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science in 2008 and in 2013, respectively. During his PhD period, he has focused her research on the defect chemistry and impedance characterization of BaTiO3-based ceramics. From 2014 to now, he was focused his research on dielectrics for high temperature capacitors andPb-free piezoelectric ceramics

Current Research

  • Dielectrics for high temperature capacitors
  • Pb-free piezoelectric ceramics
  • Relaxors and antiferroelectrics for energy harvest

Interested topics

  • Temperature insensitive dielectric and piezoelectric materials
  • Piezoelectric ceramics with large strain and low hysteresis
  • Relaxors and antiferroelectrics with large energy density and efficiency
  • Prof. JürgenRödel (Technische Universität Darmstadt,Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Pb-free piezoelectric ceramics


Conference Organization

  • 2016 National Symposium on Piezoelectric and Acoustic Theory and Device Applications,Xi’an, China, Branch Chair