Welcome to Accounts of Materials Research！
If I could go back in time and tell my old self just one thing I learned in materials science and engineering, it would be the paradigm of the microstructure–properties relationships, where “structure” is an incredibly broad and diverse concept that often requires one to see the discontinuum within the apparent continuum, to think across different length scales and even different time scales.
The excitement of materials research is endless!
Accounts of Materials Research wishes to capture recent exciting developments in materials and provide a platform to promote excellence and learning among all aspects of materials science and engineering, as well as to promote materials researchers, especially those at a critical stage of their careers.
I hope readers enjoy perusing these rather concise articles, even for topics they are not familiar with, because this is not only a quick way to learn about a new subject but also a way to “know” those researchers, in a socially and temporally distanced way.
Materials research is diverse and inclusive by nature. We believe in the strength of diversity in all its forms because inclusion of and respect for diverse people, experiences, and ideas lead to superior materials solutions to societal challenges and advancement of materials research itself globally.
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