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Welcome to Functional Composite Materials

Being both strong and lightweight, composite materials have already found wide-ranging uses in structural and engineering contexts. Through advancements in materials science and engineering the potential for further applications of composite materials can be achieved by introducing functionality. Functional Composite Materials focuses on this exciting new generation of materials. Sitting at the intersection of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, we welcome contributions on all types of composite materials — the only caveat is that composite functionality must be clearly demonstrated.

Read the full Aims & Scope for examples of functionality.

Special collections in the journal

Functional Composite Materials publishes special collections on hot topics in the field. 

To find out what collections we have published and those that are accepting papers, please click the link. 


The Asia Australasia Regional Meeting of Polymer Processing Society, PPS-2023

Functional Composite Materials collaborated with PPS 2023 to sponsor the poster prize at the Asia Australasia Regional Conference 2023 held at Uday Samudra Kovalam, Kerala, India during 29th November – 2nd December 2023. 

Read more here.

International Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites

Functional Composite Materials is collaborating with the 11th ECNP International Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites to sponsor the poster prize at this year's conference in Lodz, Poland. We are going to publish a special collection of research work presented at the 11th ECNP Conference. The general theme of the collection is ‘Frontiers in Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites’ reflecting the highlights of the 11th ECNP program. 

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Article collection
Poster awards

The scope and topics of the conference and the special collection include, among others: progress in the synthesis and processing of polymer nanocomposites; graphene-based materials; polymers for biomedical and environmental applications; modeling of polymer synthesis and processing; advanced characterization techniques of polymer composites; printed and wearable organic electronics; industrial applications of multifunctional polymeric materials; ADL materials.

Nanotechnology From Academia to Industry

Functional Composite Materials collaborated with NTAI-2023 to sponsor the poster prize at the 6th international symposium in Holon, Israel. 

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ECCM20 poster awards and article collection

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Functional Composite Materials is pleased to have collaborated with 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20) to sponsor the poster prize at this year's conference in Lausanne. We are also hosting a collection of research presented at the conference. 

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Poster awards
Article collection

Benefit from our free funding service

We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding.

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Annual Journal Metrics

2023 Speed
19 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
109 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
4 Altmetric mentions