Special Section “Syntactic and Composite Foams” published in J. Mater. Science

The special section “Syntactic and Composite Foams” co-edited by Dr G. M. Gladysz (Trelleborg Offshore, USA), Prof. K. K. Chawla (University of Alabama, USA) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, has been published in J. Mater. Sci. Volume 47, Number 15, 2012. This special section contains 8 papers written by invited authors based on their respective presentations at the “3rd International Conference on Syntactic and Composite Foams“, held in May/June 2011 in Cetraro (Calabria), Italy.
The papers cover a wide range of advanced foam structures for applications in the maritime, energy, biomedical and construction sectors. Prof. Boccaccini acted as co-chair of the conference.