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Introducing our New Associate Editor – Joel Pedersen

We are delighted to announce that Professor Joel Pedersen  joins the Environmental Science: Nano team as an Associate Editor.

 

Professor Pedersen joins Greg Lowry, Iseult Lynch, Kristin Schirmer and Wei-Guo Song as Associate Editors handling the peer review of submissions to the journal. More information about his research interests is given below:

Professor Pedersen holds appointments in the Departments of Soil Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he serves as a Research Theme Leader in the NSF-funded Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. His research focuses primarily on environmental interfacial chemistry, in particular the interfacial processes affecting the behavior of nanoparticles, biomacromolecules, and organic microcontaminants in natural and engineered environments.

 

Submit your high impact work to Professor Pedersen’s office:

 mc.manuscriptcentral.com/esn


Read a recent Open Access paper by Joel Pedersen published in Environmental Science: Nano:

Formation of supported lipid bilayers containing phase-segregated domains and their interaction with gold nanoparticles
Eric S. Melby, Arielle C. Mensch, Samuel E. Lohse, Dehong Hu, Galya Orr, Catherine J. Murphy, Robert J. Hamers and Joel A. Pedersen

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New Editorial Board members for Environmental Science: Nano

We are delighted to announce three new members are joining the Environmental Science: Nano Editorial Board!

Dr. Zhang Lin is a Professor in School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology. Her research group focuses on the crystal growth kinetics of nanoparticles and the relevant environmental applications. More specifically, she is interested in recycling of heavy metal from nanowaste, especially from industrial sludge or from nano-adsorbents after usage. She is also interested in studying the bio-mineralization processes of heavy metals by indigenous microorganism, the structure, properties, and transformation of biogenic nanoparticles.
Dr Jerome Rose is CNRS Senior Scientist at the CEREGE Laboratory and serves as adjunct faculty at Rice and Duke Universities (USA). His research focuses on the behaviour and toxicity of colloids and contaminants from laboratory to field scale. He is employing intensively synchrotron and Lab Xray-based techniques to study mechanisms at a molecular level. Since 2001 he has been involved in research on the environmental and health implications of nanotechnologies. His group determined the molecular and thermodynamic mechanisms responsible of the enhanced reactivity of iron nanoparticles smaller than 10 nm and discovered double wall Ge-imogolite nanotubes. More recently the team unravelled the environmental exposure level and mechanisms to nanoparticles from various commercial products by taking into account the various stages of their life cycle.
Nathalie Tufenkji earned the Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Yale University in 2005. She is presently Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University where she holds the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Biocolloids and Surfaces. She works in the area of (bio)colloid-surface interactions with applications in protection of water resources, antimicrobial materials, and sustainable nanotechnologies for use in environmental remediation, agriculture and medicine.

Read some of the high-impact research published in Environmental Science: Nano by our new Editorial Board members below:

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii displays aversive swimming response to silver nanoparticles
Michael R. Mitzel, Nicholas Lin, Joann K. Whalen and Nathalie Tufenkji

Enhanced removal of roxarsone by Fe3O4@3D graphene nanocomposites: synergistic adsorption and mechanism
Chen Tian, Jian Zhao, Jing Zhang, Shengqi Chu, Zhi Dang, Zhang Lin and Baoshan Xing

Structural and physical–chemical behavior of a CeOnanoparticle based diesel additive during combustion and environmental release
M. Auffan, M. Tella, W. Liu, A. Pariat, M. Cabié, D. Borschneck, B. Angeletti, G. Landrot, C. Mouneyrac, L. Giambérini and J. Rose

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Emerging Investigator Series in Environmental Science: Nano

Environmental Science: Nano is pleased to announce the launch of an Emerging Investigator Series, aimed at highlighting some of the best research being conducted by early career scientists in the field of environmental nanotechnology. This Series complements the Emerging Investigator Series in our sister journals, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology and Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, which are already providing early career environmental scientists with a high-quality, society platform to showcase their best research to a broad audience.

Articles published in the Series will be heavily advertised, including an interview with the lead author on our blog, highlighting in our table of contents alerts and further publicity. The Series is ongoing, with articles being published once they are accepted and collated online, meaning that there are no submission deadlines.

To be eligible for the Emerging Investigator Series you will need to have completed your PhD (or equivalent degree) within the last 10 years*, have in independent career and appear as corresponding author on the manuscript. If you are interested in contributing to the Series please contact the Editorial Office (esnano-rsc@rsc.org) and provide the following information:

  • Your up-to-date CV (no longer than 2 pages), which should include a summary of education and career, a list of relevant publications, any notable awards, honours or professional activities in the field, and a website URL;
  • A synopsis or abstract of the article intended to be submitted to the Series, including a tentative submission date. This can be an original research or review article. Please visit the journal website for more details on article types. All articles submitted to the journal for the Series will undergo the usual peer-review process.

Keep up to date with the latest papers added to this Series on our twitter feed (@EnvSciRSC) with the hashtags #EmergingInvestigators #ESNano

*Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path

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Welcome our new Editor-in-Chief – Peter Vikesland

We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Vikesland joins the Environmental Science: Nano team as Editor-in-Chief from 1st January 2018

Peter Vikesland is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, USA. His  research interests include nanomaterials in the environment and improved sensors for drinking water. His research on the environmental implications of nanotechnology examines the effects of solution chemistry on the aggregation and dissolution of environmentally relevant nanoparticles.

Peter says: “It is truly an honor for me to be named the second Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Nano. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with our outstanding group of Associate Editors, our Editorial Board, our Advisory Board, and all of the wonderful people at the Royal Society of Chemistry who manage the day to day operation of Environmental Science: Nano and its sister journals Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

Since launch, the journal has been led by inaugural Editor-in-Chief Professor Vicki Grassian (UC San Diego) whose term as Editor-in-Chief finishes at the end of 2017, as is Royal Society of Chemistry policy. Professor Grassian says: “I was really excited to see the community embrace the journal and work hard as authors, reviewers and editorial board members to insure its success. It has been my honour to be the inaugural Editor-in-Chief and I am so pleased to be passing this position on to Peter.”

Read this recent Open Access paper by Professor Vikesland in Environmental Science: Nano:

Waste not want not: life cycle implications of gold recovery and recycling from nanowaste
Paramjeet Pati, Sean McGinnis and Peter J. Vikesland

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Pannano- 2017

The 1st Pan American Congress of Nanotechnology Fundamentals and Applications to Shape the Future​ (Pannano-2017) is taking place in Guarujá, Brazil on 27th – 30th November 2017. This conference will provide a venue for understanding nanotechnology and nanoparticles behavior in biological, chemical and environmental systems with the purpose to develop useful and sustainable applications of nanotechnologies throughout the Pan-American region. This conference will be the single best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from all over the globe. Learn more about Nanotechnology and nanomaterials, networking and build relationships and partnerships in the field.

The conference has a wide range of themes, including:

  • Biological-nano interations
  • Chemical-nano interactions
  • Ecological-nano interactions
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Nanoinformatics and Modeling
  • Sustainability
  • Education and entrepreneurship

Keynote speakers include Environmental Science: Nano Editor-in-Chief, Vicki Grassian (University of California San Diego, USA) and Associate Editor, Greg Lowry (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), as well as Mike Roco, Jorge Gardea-TorresdeyNelson Durán and Marcelo J. Kogan.

Key Dates:

Early Bird Registration: 1st September 2017

Abstract Submission: 30th September 2017

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8th International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health

The 8th International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health will be taking place in Elsinore, Denmark on 29th May to 1st June 2017

The aim of the NanOEH Conference 2017 is to provide a platform for presentation of the current knowledge on nanosafety in the working environment as well as in the general environment and of the current state of the art for strategies for exposure assessment, hazard evaluation and risk assessment. The theme of this years conference is ‘Closing the gaps in nanosafety’. It is set to have a great program, including: keynote speakers, thematic sessions, oral sessions, and poster sessions. In addition there will be a special initiative for early career researchers including an Early Career Researcher Award.

Early Bird registration Deadline is 23rd April, so register now to avoid disappointment!

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