Highlights in Materials Science 2017

Looking back at the past year to inspire the future

Materials Science in 2017

2017 was a year filled with groundbreaking research and technological advances.

As we start 2018, we would like to take a look back and reflect on some of the most popular research from 2017, sourced from our Book and Journal portfolio to inspire us for 2018. 

Read on to find the most downloaded research of 2017

Senior Editors Mayra & Sara Kate on the Materials Science Program

Our book and eBook portfolio in Materials Science comprises major reference works, monographs, textbooks, conference proceedings and book series from the world’s most distinguished authors. We also publish over 70 journals in the field, some of them in association with respected societies like TMS and ASM.

Our Materials Science program covers evolving fields such as energy materials, organic electronics, renewable polymers, smart building materials, regenerative and self-healing materials for artificial organs and wound healing. We also welcome books and articles on more traditional materials science topics.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with your publication ideas in these fields!

Senior Editors Mayra Castro and Sara Kate Heukerott coordinate the Materials Science activities within the Springer Research Group. Mayra is based in the Heidelberg office in Germany, while Sara Kate is based in the New York office.


Dr. Mayra Castro 

Sara Kate Heukerott​​​​​

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