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Welcoming new members to the MSDE Editorial Board

We are delighted to welcome Linda Broadbelt, Luke Connal, Andrew Ferguson, Niveen Khashab and Patrick Stayton to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Editorial Board.

Linda Broadbelt is Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Associate Dean for Research of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.

Her honors include selection as the winner of the R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering from AIChE, the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial Chemistry and Engineering from the American Chemical Society, the Dorothy Ann and Clarence Ver Steeg Award, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and an AIChE Women’s Initiative Committee Mentorship Excellence Award, selection as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of AIChE, and a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, appointment to the Defense Science Study Group of the Institute for Defense Analyses, and selection as the Su Distinguished Lecturer at University of Rochester, Ernest W. Thiele Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame and the Allan P. Colburn Lecturer at the University of Delaware.

Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of multiscale modeling, complex kinetics modeling, environmental catalysis, novel biochemical pathways, and polymerization/depolymerization kinetics.

 

Luke Connal is a Senior Lecturer at the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU) where he is an ANU Futures Fellow.

He received a bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a PhD in polymer chemistry both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2009 he completed a post-doctoral position with Frank Caruso developing new techniques for the self-assembly of polymers. He was then a joint Sir Keith Murdoch postdoctoral Fellow and Australian Linkage International Fellow at University of California Santa Barbra with Prof Craig Hawker. In 2013 Luke returned to the University of Melbourne as a veski Innovation Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In 2017 he moved his group to the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University.

His research program is in the design of advanced polymeric materials for applied systems. He has been recognised by numerous awards such as the ACS Chemical and Engineering News Talented 12.

Luke’s MSDE paper 2D and 3D-printing of self-healing gels: design and extrusion of self-rolling objects won the IChemE Senior Moulton Medal in 2017.

 

 

Andrew Ferguson is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.

He earned an M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University in 2010 where he worked with Thanos Panagiotopoulos, Pablo Debenedetti, and Yannis Kevrekidis. From 2010 to 2012 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT working with Arup Chakraborty. He commenced his independent career in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2012, and was promoted to Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in January 2018. He joined the IME in July 2018.

His research uses computation and theory to understand and design self-assembling materials, macromolecular folding, and antiviral therapies.

Andrew is the recipient of a 2017 UIUC College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, 2016 AIChE CoMSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling & Simulation, 2015 ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2014 NSF CAREER Award, 2014 ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator, and was named the Institution of Chemical Engineers North America 2013 Young Chemical Engineer of the Year.

Andrew’s MSDE paper Rational design of patchy colloids via landscape engineering won the Best Paper by an Emerging Investigator Award at the Frontiers of Molecular Engineering Symposium in Chicago in September 2018.

 

Niveen M. Khashab is an Associate Professor at the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

During her doctoral studies at the University of Florida, Prof. Khashab trained in organic chemistry in the laboratory of Prof. Alan R. Katritzky. During her post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and then at Northwestern University, Prof. Khashab continued her training in Sir Fraser Stoddart’s laboratory, where she worked on designing and making mechanized silica nanoparticles and molecular switches. Prof. Khashab has received the Crow award for organic innovation in 2006 and AlMarai award for excellence in nanotechnology in the Middle East region in 2013. She is also the 2017 recipient of the L’Oreal-Unesco international women in science award.

Her current efforts focus on the design, synthesis, and applications of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that are porous and dynamically controlled by stimuli (pH, light, magnet, enzymes….). Her lab aims to develop systems that can be triggered on demand using molecular self-assembly and supramolecular tools.

 

Patrick Stayton serves as Distinguished Career Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. He is the founding Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Sciences.

He received his B.S. in Biology (summa cum laude) from Illinois State University, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, also at the University of Illinois. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and has been the recipient of the Clemson Award from the Society For Biomaterials and the CRS-Cygnus Recognition Award from the Controlled Release Society.

His research group works at the interface of fundamental molecular science and applied molecular bioengineering in the drug delivery, diagnostics, and regenerative medicine fields. Dr Stayton has a strong interest in translating the group’s research, and is a co-founder of the company Jewel Biotherapeutics based on drugamer and cell therapy work, PhaseRx Inc. based on RNA delivery, and Nexgenia Inc. based on pharma bioprocessing.

 

 

Please join us in warmly welcoming the new members of the MSDE Editorial Board!

 

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Welcoming Andrew deMello to the MSDE Editorial Board

We are delighted to welcome Professor Andrew deMello (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Editorial Board.

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Andrew is currently Professor of Biochemical Engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich and Head of the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering. Prior to his arrival in Zurich he was Professor of Chemical Nanosciences and Head of the Nanostructured Materials and Devices Section in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London.

He obtained a 1st Class Degree in Chemistry and PhD in Molecular Photophysics from Imperial College London in 1995 and subsequently held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley working with professor Richard Mathies.

His research interests cover a broad range of activities in the general area of microfluidics and nanoscale science. Primary specializations include the development of microfluidic devices for high-throughput biological and chemical analysis, ultra-sensitive optical detection techniques, nanofluidic reaction systems for chemical synthesis, novel methods for nanoparticle synthesis, the exploitation of semiconducting materials in diagnostic applications, the development of intelligent microfluidics and the processing of living organisms.

Please join us in warmly welcoming Professor deMello to the MSDE Editorial Board!

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Top 10 Most-read Molecular Systems Design & Engineering articles – Q1 2018

This month sees the following articles in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering that are in the top ten most read from January – March 2018.

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Insights from molecular dynamics simulations for computational protein design
Matthew Carter Childers and Valerie Daggett
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 9-33
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00083E

A road towards 25% efficiency and beyond: perovskite tandem solar cells
T. TodorovO. Gunawan and S. Guha
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 370-376
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00041J

Evaluating the friction of rotary joints in molecular machines
Tad HoggMatthew S. Moses and Damian G. Allis
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 235-252
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00021A

Beyond native block copolymer morphologies
Gregory S. Doerk and Kevin G. Yager
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 518-538
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00069C

A solution-processable dissymmetric porous organic cage
A. G. Slater, M. A. Little, M. E. Briggs, K. E. Jelfs and A. I. Cooper
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2018, 3, 223-227
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00090A

Elucidating multi-physics interactions in suspensions for the design of polymeric dispersants: a hierarchical machine learning approach
Aditya MenonChetali GuptaKedar M. PerkinsBrian L. DeCostNikita BudwalRenee T. RiosKun ZhangBarnabás Póczos and Newell R. Washburn
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 263-273
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00027H

Designing multi-layer graphene-based assemblies for enhanced toughness in nacre-inspired nanocomposites
Wenjie XiaJake SongZhaoxu MengChen Shao and Sinan Keten
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 40-47
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00022C

Targeted drug delivery using iRGD peptide for solid cancer treatment
Xiangsheng Liu, Jinhong Jiang, Ying Ji, Jianqin Lu, Ryan Chan and Huan Meng
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 370-379
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00050B

Design and engineering of high-performance photocatalytic systems based on metal oxide–graphene–noble metal nanocomposites
Narendra SinghJai Prakash and Raju Kumar Gupta
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 422-439
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00038C

Molecular devices based on reversible singlet oxygen binding in optical and photomedical applications
Mikhail A. Filatov and Mathias O. Senge
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 258-272
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00042H

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Welcoming Kristi Kiick to the MSDE Editorial Board

We are delighted to welcome Professor Kristi Kiick (University of Delaware, USA) to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Editorial Board.

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Kristi Kiick is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Deputy Dean of the University of Delaware College of Engineering. Following a BS in chemistry at the University of Delaware, Professor Kiick received MS in chemistry from the University of Georgia, USA then an MS and PhD in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA before returning to join the faculty of the University of Delaware in 2001.

Professor Kiick has been awarded several honours, including the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, the DuPont Young Professor Award, and the Delaware Biosciences Academic Research Award.

The Kiick Research Group current research programs are focused on combining biosynthetic techniques, chemical methods, and bioinspired assembly strategies for the production of advanced multifunctional biomaterials.

Please join us in warmly welcoming Professor Kiick to the MSDE Editorial Board!

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Molecular Systems Design & Engineering welcomes new Editorial Board member Yongye Liang and new Advisory Board members!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Yongye Liang (Southern University of Science and Technology, China) to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Editorial Board, and the new members of our Advisory Board.

Yongye is Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology, China. Following a BS in chemistry at Nanjing University, he received an MS and PhD in chemistry at the University of Chigago, then carried out postdoctoral research at Stanford University until joining Southern University of Science and Technology in 2012. Professor Liang was named by Thomson Reuters as a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher.

His primary research interest is molecular engineering, which combines chemical design and synthesis with device studies to develop advanced functional materials for organic electronics, electrocatalysis, and bioimaging. His current research focuses on:

  • Improving the performance of polymer solar cells by developing new materials for active layer and interlayer
  • Designing and synthesizing non-precious metal based electrocatalysts for electrochemical energy conversion
  • Developing organic based electrode materials and conducting organic binders for sustainable electrical storage
  • Making new fluorophores with emission in the NIR region, high brightness and good biocompatibility

We also warmly welcome new Advisory Board members to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering team, joining the full Advisory Board as follows:

  • Alfredo Alexander-Katz, MIT, USA
  • Helena Azevedo, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Andre Bardow, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Neil Champness, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Jennifer Cochran, Stanford University, USA
  • Marc-Olivier Coppens, UCL, UK
  • Graeme Day, University of Southampton, UK
  • Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University, USA
  • Robert Falconer, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Andrew Ferguson, University of Illinois, USA
  • C. Daniel Frisbie, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Arthi Jayaraman, University of Delaware, USA
  • Takashi Kato, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ludwik Liebler, ESPCI Paris, France
  • Sang Ouk Kim, KAIST, Korea
  • Heidi Mansour, University of Arizona, USA
  • Bert Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Axel Mueller, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • Ki Tae Nam, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Mark Olson, Tianjin University, China
  • Ho Bum Park, Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Jon Parquette, Ohio State University, USA
  • Boaz Pokroy, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston, USA
  • Shu Seki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Randy Snurr, Northwestern University, USA
  • Doros Theodorou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Matthew Tirrell, University of Chicago, USA
  • Bernhardt L. Trout, MIT, USA
  • Raymond W. Y. Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Kim Woodrow, University of Washington, USA
  • Jia Zhu, Nanjing University, China

The full Molecular Systems Design & Engineering team cam be found on our website.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day in MSDE

As part of International Women’s Day, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate research led by women and published in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering. With a big thank you to these researchers, and to all women that have contributed to work published in the journal, we encourage you to read their excellent work!


  • Professor Heidi Mansour, University of Arizona, USA and Advisory Board member for Molecular Systems Design & Engineering

Microparticulate/nanoparticulate powders of a novel Nrf2 activator and an aerosol performance enhancer for pulmonary

delivery targeting the lung Nrf2/Keap-1 pathway
Priya Muralidharan, Don Hayes, Stephen M. Black and Heidi M. Mansour
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 48-65
DOI: 10.1039/C5ME00004A

Solid-state respirable particle engineering design, physicochemical characterization, & in vitro aerosolization of advanced microparticulate/nanoparticulate dry powder inhalers targeting the lung Nrf2/Keap-1 pathway.

 


Deracemisations under kinetic and thermodynamic control
A. R. A. Palmans
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 34-46
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00088F

Various methods of deracemising mixtures of enantiomers are discussed that permit to isolate one of the enantiomers in essentially quantitative yield.

 


Activity-based assessment of an engineered hyperthermophilic protein as a capture agent in paper-based diagnostic tests
E. A. Miller, M. W. Traxlmayr, J. Shen and H. D. Sikes
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 377-381
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00032K

The minimalist protein scaffold rcSso7d is endowed with a non-native analyte-binding face and assessed as an alternative to antibodies in an in vitro point-of-care diagnostic test format.

Engineering affinity agents for the detection of hemi-methylated CpG sites in DNA
B. E. Tam, K. Sung and H. D. Sikes
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 273-277
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00073H

A methyl-binding domain protein was engineered to bind to hemi-methylated DNA and tested in a biochip-based methylation detection assay.

 


Molecular engineering of cyanine dyes to design a panchromatic response in co-sensitized dye-sensitized solar cells
Giulio Pepe, Jacqueline M. Cole, Paul G. Waddell and Scott McKechnie
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 86-98
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00014B

Cyanines are optically tunable dyes with high molar extinction coefficients, suitable for applications in co-sensitized dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs); yet, barely thus applied.

Molecular engineering of fluorescein dyes as complementary absorbers in dye co-sensitized solar cells
Giulio Pepe, Jacqueline M. Cole, Paul G. Waddell and Joseph R. D. Griffiths
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 402-415
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00075D

Fluoresceins are molecularly engineered to extend their optical absorption to lower wavelengths, allowing their use in dye co-sensitized solar cells.

 

Rationalizing the suitability of rhodamines as chromophores in dye-sensitized solar cells: a systematic
molecular design study

Giulio Pepe, Jacqueline M. Cole, Paul G. Waddell and James I. Perry
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 416-435
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00076B

Rhodamines are analyzed to judge their suitability in dye sensitized solar cells, revealing their predominant auxiliary role with DSC-functional co-sensitizers.

 


Hierarchical design of synthetic gel composites optimized to mimic the impact energy dissipation response of brain tissue
Bo Qing and Krystyn J. Van Vliet
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 290-300
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00051G

Bilayered polymer design significantly enhances mechanical tunability, allowing the composite to replicate the impact energy dissipation response of brain tissue.

 


The construction and application of Markov state models for colloidal self-assembly process control
Xun Tang, Michael A. Bevan and Martha A. Grover
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 78-88
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00092D

Markov state models have been widely applied to study time sequential events in a variety of disciplines.

 


Insights from molecular dynamics simulations for computational protein design

Matthew Carter Childers and Valerie Daggett
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 9-33
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00083E

A grand challenge in the field of structural biology is to design and engineer proteins that exhibit targeted functions.

 


Design of block copolymer membranes using segregation strength trend lines
Burhannudin Sutisna, Georgios Polymeropoulos, Valentina Musteata, Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Nikos Hadjichristidis and Suzana P. Nunes
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 278-289
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00033A

A trend line method to facilitate the design of new block copolymer membranes, based on self-assembly and non-solvent induced phase separation is proposed.

 


Enabling method to design versatile biomaterial systems from colloidal building blocks
S. Saxena and L. A. Lyon
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 189-201
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00026F

Soft microgels, hard spheres, and live cells can be centrifuged with polyelectrolytes to develop complex biomaterial systems.

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ICMAT 2017: 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies

The Molecular Systems Design & Engineering team is proud to announce our sponsorship of the upcoming Materials Research Society of Singapore event ICMAT 2017: 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, which will be taking place on 18–23 June 2017 at Suntec Singapore.

At ICMAT 2017 there will be 29 Symposia covering contemporary topics of importance for the science, engineering and technology of materials. The meeting will be a multidisciplinary forum providing over 2,000 research scientists and engineers a first-hand learning platform, as well as the opportunity to share and exchange ideas with some of the best minds in the field.

Abstract submission closes on 27 January

In addition to public lectures from Nobel laureates Hiroshi Amano (Physics, 2014) and Andre Geim (Physics, 2010), there will be plenary lectures from:

  • Hiroshi Amano (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Andre Geim (University of Manchester, UK)
  • C. N. R. Rao (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India)
  • George Whitesides (Harvard University, USA)
  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Ben Zhong Tang (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China)
  • Qi-Kun Xue (Tsinghua University, China)

Registration opens 10 February!

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European Materials Research Society 2017 Spring Meeting

The 2017 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held in the extended and modernized Convention Centre of Strasbourg (France), from May 22 to 26, 2017.

The conference will consist of 26 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science. The conference will be augmented by an exhibition of products and services of interest to the conference participants.

In particular, Semiconductors Symposium M, Novel transport phenomena in organic electronic devices: heat, spin and thermoelectricity, will review our physical understanding of such processes and the state-of-the-art for devices.

Abstract submission closes on 18 January – submit yours today!

Invited speakers for this symposium:

  • Sir Richard Friend (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Zhigang Shuai (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Valy Vardeny (University of Utah, USA)
  • Mariano Campoy-Quiles (ICMAB, Spain)
  • Henning Sirringhaus (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Peter Bobbert (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
  • (TBC) Rachel Segalman (UCSB, USA)
  • Stefano Sanvito (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Xavier Crispin (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Martijn Kemerink (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Alek Dediu (CNR Bologna, Italy)
  • Jairo Sinova (Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany)

For more information, including the Scientific Committee and hot topics to be covered, please see the symposium page on the MRS 2017 website.

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Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce that Molecular Systems Design & Engineering will be sponsoring the 2017 Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics Conference (AP-HOPV17), to be held at Yokohama, Japan on 3–4 February 2017.

Organised by Chair Tsutomo Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama, Japan) and co-Chairs Hiroshi Segawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Ivan Mora-Seró (Universitat Jaume I, Spain) and building upon the success of previous HOPV conferences, AP-HOPV17 will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange information and discussions on the latest developments in photovoltaics.

Poster abstract submission deadline: 9 January 2017

Invited speakers include:

  • (Keynote) Martin Green, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • (Keynote) Anders Hagfeldt, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Chris Case, Oxford PV Ltd, UK
  • Yi-Bing Cheng, Monash University, Australia
  • James Durrant, Imperial College London, UK
  • Liyuan Han, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London, UK
  • Nam-Gyu Park, Sunkyunwan University, Korea
  • Sang Il Seok, UNIST, Korea
  • Tze-Chien Sum, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Koichi Yamashita, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Kai Zhu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Atsushi Wakamiya, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Peter C. Y. Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Annamaria Petrozza, Istituto Italiano de Tecnologia, Italy
  • Qing Shen, University of Electrocommunications, Japan
  • Elizabeth von Hauff, Amsterdam University, The Netherlands
  • Yanfa Yan, University of Toledo, USA

 

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Congratulations to the ANNIC 2016 award winners!

We are delighted to announce the winners of prizes sponsored by Molecular Systems Design & Engineering awarded at the ANNIC 2016 conference, recently held in Barcelona, Spain.

  • The outstanding ANNIC 2016 abstract was awarded to Prof. Won-Gun Koh from Yonsei University, Korea for the abstract “Hydrogel Micropattern Incorporating Nanostructures for Fluorescence-based Biosensing”
  • The best ANNIC 2016 student abstract was awarded to Mr Armandas Balcytis from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia for the abstract “Mode control in SOI microring resonators through sub-wavelength modifications”
  • The best ANNIC 2016 poster presentation was awarded to Dr Sergey Dubkov from the National Research University of Electronic Technology, Russia for the abstract “CVD-growth of MWCNT arrays on Me-Ct-N-(O) thin films”

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Koh, Mr Balcytis and Dr Dubkov! The winners’ abstracts can be read in the ANNIC 2016 Book of Abstracts, available from the conference website.

ANNIC 2016 General Chair Prof. Joan Ramon Morante of the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) presenting the awards to (left) Prof. Won-Gun Koh, (centre) Mr Armandas Balcytis and (right) Dr Sergey Dubkov

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