Advancement on modeling, microstructure characterization, property measurement, and processing in polymer based advanced materials raised interest to integrated computational materials engineering. How to advance computational materials science to guide the processing of advanced materials is an emerging field, reflected in the mission of Materials Genome Initiative recently announced by White House.

The papers collected in this special issue emphasize significant challenges, current approaches, and future strategies necessary to advance the development of polymer based materials. They were partly presented at the symposium of “Bridging microstructure, properties, and processing of polymer based advanced materials” in the TMS 2011 annual conference meeting, which was held in San Diego, US, on February 28 to March 3, 2011. This symposium was organized by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA) and the Institute of Mechanics of Fluids and Solids of the University of Strasbourg (France). The organizers were D.S. Li, S. Ahzi, and M. Khaleel....

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