Stan represents Argonne on board of new Materials Theory journal
The editor of the new journal Materials Theory, Anter El-Azab of Purdue University, has selected Argonne Senior Computational Scientist Marius Stan (EGS) to join the journal’s prestigious editorial board.
“The creation of the journal is the result of a re-evaluation of the critical role played by theory in science and engineering in general, and in the physics and chemistry of materials in particular,” Stan said. “Theory is an important component of the scientific method; it provides a logical explanation of a large class of natural phenomena, it is rigorously tested, and must be falsifiable — that is proven wrong in some instances by more comprehensive theories.”
Launched by SpringerOpen publishing, Materials Theory publishes outstanding, original research articles, review articles, letters to the editor, and rapid communications in all areas of theoretical materials science and related mathematical and computational methods. The scope of the journal covers problems of mechanics, physics, and chemistry of all forms of materials (metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, functional and biological materials) at all length and time scales and concerning the structure, synthesis, design, and performance of materials, including materials under extreme conditions. Containing novel theoretical concepts, models, and/or mathematical and computational formalisms that advance the state-of-the-art is an essential factor in accepting manuscripts submitted to Materials Theory.
“I trust that the theoretical and computational analysis of the large and complex scientific data created at Argonne will generate in the next decade improved models of material properties that include and go beyond the periodic table of elements,” Stan said.
More information about the journal, including instructions for article submission, is available online.