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Professor Miqin Zhang joins our Editorial Board

We are delighted to welcome Professor Miqin Zhang to the Nanoscale Horizons Editorial Board!

Miqin is Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and adjunct Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Bioengineering, and Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, at the University of Washington. Dr Zhang received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the University of Washington in 1999. She has been a full Professor since 2008.

Dr Zhang’s research focuses on nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis and therapy, biomaterials for regenerative medicine and stem cell research, and cell-based biosensors for anti-cancer drug screening and toxin detection.

 

Check out some of her recent work (free to access until the end of August)

Mesoporous carbon nanoshells for high hydrophobic drug loading, multimodal optical imaging, controlled drug release, and synergistic therapy, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 1434-1442. (HOT article)

Chitosan–poly(caprolactone) nanofibers for skin repair, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 1822-1833.

Modeling the tumor microenvironment using chitosan-alginate scaffolds to control the stem-like state of glioblastoma cells, Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 610-613.#

 


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Welcome Eric Detsi – new Community Board member

Nanoscale Horizons is delighted to welcome Professor Eric Detsi to the Community Board!

 

Dr Eric Detsi is Stephenson Term Assistant Professor at The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Eric’s primary research interests involve the novel design and synthesis of metal-based 3D nanostructured materials with enhanced properties for structural and functional applications. His approach is to apply the natural sciences, primarily physics and chemistry, to solve engineering problems. In particular, Eric exploits the crystal structure of multiphase non-precious metal alloys to engineer nanoporous materials with hierarchical porosity after selective leaching. Hierarchical porous structures are attractive as alloy-type anode materials in alkali and alkaline-earth metals batteries, because the macropores (50-1000 nm) are needed for long range electrolyte diffusion through the material, while the mesopores (2-50 nm) and micropores (< 2 nm) are needed to create high-surface area and short diffusion paths for alkali or alkaline-earth metals. More importantly, micro and mesopores are needed to accommodate the large volume changes taking place in high-capacity alloy-type battery anodes during their alloying reactions with alkali or alkaline-earth metals. Eric also takes advantage of state-of-the-art thin film deposition techniques such as plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition, combined with his expertise in top-down nanofabrication by selective leaching, to engineer novel 3D nanocomposites for critical energy applications. Please see his research website for further details.

 

 

The Nanoscale Horizons Community Board is made up of  international researchers who are all at different stages in their early careers, from PhD students and postdocs to early career professors. These scientists are fundamental in the future development of the nanoscience field. Since 2016, Community Board members have provided invaluable feedback regarding journal activities, as well as being ambassadors for the journal both at meetings and through the journal blog.

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Welcome Qing Dai – new Community Board member

Nanoscale Horizons is delighted to welcome Professor Qing Dai to the Community Board!

Dr. Qing Dai is a professor in nanophotonics at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), China. He received his MEng degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, before coming to the University of Cambridge to pursue a PhD in nanophotonics at the Department of Engineering. After completing his PhD in 2011, Qing was elected as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and continued as a Research Associate at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE). He received an award from the thousand talents program of China in 2012 and joined NCNST. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals (including Nature Communications, Nanoscale, and Advanced Materials). He is a regular reviewer of various high-impact journals, such as Nature Materials and Nanoscale.

His research interests include: the fabrication of low dimensional nanomaterials (such as carbon nanotubes and graphene) for electronics and optoelectronics; graphene plasmonics; surface enhanced infrared absorption; nanophotonics characterization based on scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy; and ultrafast electron emission from carbon nanotubes.

 

 

The Nanoscale Horizons Community Board is made up of  international researchers who are all at different stages in their early careers, from PhD students and postdocs to early career professors. These scientists are fundamental in the future development of the nanoscience field. Since 2016, Community Board members have provided invaluable feedback regarding journal activities, as well as being ambassadors for the journal both at meetings and through the journal blog.

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Congratulations to our Highly Cited nanoscience commmunity!

We are delighted to have many world-leading researchers in our community, helping to guide Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale as high impact journals publishing first reports of exceptional significance and high quality research respectively across nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Many of our authors and Board members have been recognized in Clarivate Analytics’ recently published 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list!

Congratulations from the Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale teams to…

Click on their names to check out some of their published work in Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale.

If you think you might have some work that represents a brand new concept of exceptional significance then get in touch on nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org.

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Introducing the Nanoscale Horizons Community Board

After the successes of the Materials Horizons Community Board launched last year, we have created a Community Board for Nanoscale Horizons. These Board members will provide invaluable feedback regarding journal activities, as well as being ambassadors for the journal.

We requested nominations from our Board members, as well as from the wider academic community over the summer, and were thrilled with the high calibre of candidates nominated.

We are now delighted to announce the members of the Nanoscale Horizons Community Board. The Board consists of 32 international researchers at different stages of their early careers, ranging from PhD candidates to Associate Professors.

Read more about our Board members below. We have also expanded the Materials Horizons Community Board, find out more here.

Julian Bergueiro Álvarez
Dr Julian Bergueiro received his BS and MS in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2007 and 2008, respectively. In 2013 he received his PhD from USC under the supervision of Prof. S. Lopez. In 2012 he joined the group of Prof. R. Riguera to work on the synthesis and characterization of stimuli-response helical polymers and poly(phenylacetylene)s@gold nanoparticle nanocomposites. He joined Prof. M. Calderon group in 2013 to carry out his postdoctoral research at Freie Universität Berlin. He was awarded with a Dahlem International Net-work Postdocs Fellowship to develop gold based thermoresponsive nanogels as nanocarriers.
Simone Bertolazzi
Simone is postdoctoral researcher (Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow) at the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires in Strasbourg, France, working with Prof. Paolo Samorì. He received a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Politecnico di Milano (2007) and M.S. degrees from Politecnico di Milano (2010) and École Polytechnique de Montréal (2011). He then obtained a PhD in Physics from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, where he conducted his doctoral work in the group of Prof. Andras Kis. His current research activities focus on hybrid multifunctional materials based on two-dimensional crystals and molecular systems.
Randy Carney
Dr. Randy Carney is a postdoctoral scholar working in the lab of Prof. Kit Lam at the University of California Davis Medical Center, where he leads the extracellular vesicle research team. He specializes in nano-characterization schemes and exosome isolation. Recently, Dr. Carney and his team have developed methods for optical trapping and Raman characterization of single vesicles derived from a variety of tumor biofluids. Dr. Carney also has an extensive background in gold nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and cell delivery, all topics of his Ph.D. work with Prof. Francesco Stellacci (MIT/EPFL).
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Nominations to Nanoscale Horizons Community Board now open!

Last year, our sister journal, Materials Horizons, announced the first ever early career researcher board – a Community Board. This Board is unique in that it is made up of early career researchers, such as PhD students and postdocs, who are fundamental in the future development of the materials field.

Since then, the members of the Community Board have provided invaluable feedback and advice to the Materials Horizons Editorial Office.

Based on its success so far, we are now creating a Community Board for Nanoscale Horizons.

Are you interested in helping shape a journal publishing cutting-edge research of exceptional significance? Do you have ideas on how high impact journals can engage and support early career researchers? If so, please get in touch!

Simply ask your Principal Investigator to submit your nomination with the information outlined in the documents below to nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org.

If you have any questions at all, please contact nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nanoscale Horizons Community Board – Call for Nominations

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