Dr Zengbao Jiao, Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award 2020 by the journals of Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia. This award recognizes the excellence of his contributions as a reviewer for the two journals. The Acta Journals annually choose a list of reviewers who have contributed the most significant reviews. Dr Jiao was one of the three recipients in Hong Kong of the 2021 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2020.

Acta Materialia is one of the premier journals in materials science with an impact factor of 7.656 and a ranking of 1/79 in the field “metallurgy and metallurgical engineering” in 2019 JCR Science Edition. This journal was established in 1953 as Acta Metallurgica and renamed to Acta Metallurgica et Materialia in 1990, before obtaining its current name in 1996. It provides a forum for publishing papers and overviews that advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the processing, the structure and the properties of inorganic materials. Scripta Materialia is a LETTERS journal of Acta Materialia, providing a forum for the rapid publication of short communications on the relationship between the structure and the properties of inorganic materials.

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