Dear Readers,

I am honored to be named, the Editor in Chief for the ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. The journal has been in existence since 1973, and it is associated with the Materials Division of ASME. It has been providing top-quality research papers on contemporary issues of engineering materials and technology, for a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to experimental, computational, and theoretical investigations of the mechanical behavior of materials with a mechanics of materials perspective, at physical scales ranging from the nano to the macro for materials, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials, and nanostructured materials.

I am indebted to the selfless service of all the previous editors, and especially, my predecessor, Professor Hussein Zbib, who have all guided the journal to the highest standards. The journal’s aim now is to continue to publish research of the highest quality and of lasting significance in areas...

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