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Introducing our new Associate Editor

We are delighted to introduce Iseult Lynch as a new Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Nano.

Iseult joins Greg Lowry and Kristin Schirmer as Associate Editors handling submissions to the journal.

Iseult Lynch is a physical chemist specialising in understanding the interface between engineered nanomaterials and the environment (biotic and abiotic components) and how this determines their ultimate fate and behaviour.

Dr Lynch has been actively involved in research to elucidate the mechanisms involved in potential toxicity of nanomaterials, including being centrally involved in the pioneering studies regarding the nanoparticle-protein corona, for which she received the US National Academy of Sciences Cozzarelli Prize for 2007 (with her co-authors).

She is currently applying these concepts to assessing nanomaterial behaviour in more complex environments and whole organisms, looking for example at the role of secreted proteins and polysaccharides as well as dissolved organic matter in determining nanomaterials environmental fate, transformation and biouptake. Her expertise spans nanomaterials synthesis, characterisation and environmental interactions (biomolecules, cells, organisms).

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Please join us in welcoming Iseult to Environmental Science: Nano.

Iseult has recently published a review in Environmental Science: Nano, read it here.

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Vicki Grassian moves to UC San Diego

We are delighted to share with our community that our Editor-in-Chief Professor Vicki Grassian has joined the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nanoengineering and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA.

Vicki Grassian, Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Chair of Physical Chemistry, left the University of Iowa, where she held appointments in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Occupational and Environmental Health.

Prof Grassian’s research focuses on fundamental molecular-based laboratory studies that provide a better molecular understanding of the surface chemistry of complex environmental interfaces.

Her projects include understanding the molecular level details of the heterogeneous chemistry of trace gases with particulate matter such as mineral dust in the atmosphere, dissolution and mobilization of Fe-containing particles, optical properties of atmospheric aerosol and applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health.

In the past five years, Vicki has received several awards for her research including the American Chemical Society National Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology (2012), the Midwest American Chemical Society Award (2014) and the Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award (2014).

Her appointment at UC San Diego began on the 1st January 2016.

Please join us in wishing Vicki all the best in her new position in UC San Diego!

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Introducing Advisory Board Member, Omowunmi Sadik

We are delighted to introduce Omowunmi Sadik as an Advisory Board Member for our journal Environmental Science: Nano.

Omowunmi Sadik

Wunmi is a Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Director of the Center for Advanced Sensors & Environmental Systems and President of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.

Professor Sadik received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wollongong in Australia and did her postdoctoral research at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has held appointments at Harvard University, Cornell University and Naval Research Laboratories in Washington, DC.

Sadik’s research currently centers on the interfacial molecular recognition processes, sensors and biomaterials, and immunochemistry with tandem instrumental techniques. Her work utilizes electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques to study human exposure assessment, endocrine disrupters, and toxicity of naturally occurring chemical compounds.

Wunmi’s research:

The driving force behind my biosensor research is the need to build sensor systems that quantitatively measure target species in a complex system.

Omowunmi Sadik, Advisory Board Member, Environmental Science: Nano

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Introducing Advisory Board Member, Ki-Bum Kim

We are delighted to introduce Ki-Bum Kim as an Advisory Board Member for our journal Environmental Science: Nano.

Ki-Bum Kim
Professor Kim is the supervisor of the Nano Fabrication Laboratory in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University.

Ki-Bum’s exciting research is focused on the fabrication of novel nanoscale materials and devices such as graphene, transparent conducting oxide, nanopore and nanochannel structures for manipulation of ions, biomolecules and DNA.

His team at the Nano Fabrication Laboratory has conducted a broad range of researches on thin film deposition, characterisation, nanoscale fabrication, and evaluation of emerging nanodevices, and they have particular interest in nanofluidic systems.

He has a broad interest on the structure and property relationship in thin film materials. In particular, he has actively worked on the development of metallisation processes for the next generation of Integrated Circuits (ICs), including the development of silicides, diffusion barriers, and interconnecting of materials and processes.

Ki Bum’s laboratory:

We are always open to creative research topics which give a new insight into novel emerging devices and nanoscale phenomena.

Ki-Bum Kim, Advisory Board Member, Environmental Science: Nano

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Introducing Advisory Board Member, Vincent Hackley

We are delighted to introduce Vincent Hackley as an Advisory Board Member for our journal Environmental Science: Nano.

Vincent Hackley
Dr. Hackley is a Project Leader of the Materials Measurement Science Division at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Vince’s exciting research is focused on development of methods, protocols, and standards related to the metrology of nanoscale materials and the assessment of their transformations and fate in biological and environmental systems.

He is active in a broad range of nanomaterial science & technology related efforts, including development of reference materials, international standards, environmental implications, biomedical applications, development of novel analytical techniques, and application of optical, x-ray and neutron scattering methods to materials characterisation problems.

His project team has tackled a substantial range of metrologically challenging issues relevant to key areas of nanotechnology, including nano-enabled consumer products, nanomedicine, nanotoxicology and nanomanufacturing. Specific challenges include quantifying surface-bound functional and bioactive ligands, competitive ligand adsorption, size-dependent elemental analysis, fractionation of complex multi-component systems, photo- and redox induced transformations of silver nanoparticles, and dimensional metrology for asymmetric nano-objects, among others.

Vince’s research:

We conduct research on the development of innovative metrologies and measurement protocols for micro/nano-scale heterosystems analysis.

Vincent Hackley, Advisory Board Member, Environmental Science: Nano

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Introducing Advisory Board Member, Greg Goss

We are delighted to introduce Greg Goss as an Advisory Board Member for our journal Environmental Science: Nano.

Greg G. Goss
Professor Goss is Research Director of the Office of Environmental Nanosafety at the University of Alberta and works jointly with industry and the National Institute of Nanotechnology on research projects to develop new materials for environmental clean technologies. He is also the Executive Director of the newly forming University of Alberta Water Initiative, providing innovative solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s water problems.

The Goss lab has two primary research interests: comparative physiology and aquatic toxicology. His research focuses on the genomic and proteomic responses of zebrafish to environmental toxins and the development of the zebrafish as a model for use in toxicology.

Greg’s research covers the areas of toxicology and toxigenomics, using a combination of approaches to understanding the mechanism of toxicity of these compounds including advanced microscopy, proteomics and genomics, cellular and whole animal physiology.

Greg’s philosophy:

My research philosophy is to encourage students to learn and research in areas that they find interesting.

Greg G. Goss, Advisory Board Member, Environmental Science: Nano

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Introducing Advisory Board Member, Kenneth A. Dawson

We are delighted to introduce Kenneth A. Dawson as an Advisory Board Member for our journal Environmental Science: Nano.

Kenneth A. Dawson
Kenneth is the Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions and a lead investigator of the bionanoscience activities in University College Dublin, and Chair of Physical Chemistry.

Professor Dawson’s research interests are focused on the interactions between living systems and nanoparticles. Through the combination of physical chemical approaches with state of the art biological technologies, Prof. Dawson’s research is framing and developing quantitative bionanoscience. Good proof of this fact is one of his projects, aimed to developing a kinetic model of nanoparticle uptake by cells.

Other research interests are protein-nanoparticle interactions, new responsive and smart delivery nanoparticles, or the development of a framework for understanding relationship between gene expression profiles and cancer onset.

Kenneth’s goal:

The long-term goal of my research is the development of a rational framework to understand the interactions of nanoparticles with living systems.

Kenneth A. Dawson, Advisory Board Member, Environmental Science: Nano

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Introducing Advisory Board Member, Rajender S. Varma

We are delighted to introduce Rajender S. Varma as an Advisory Board Member for our journal Environmental Science: Nano.

Rajender S. Varma
Raj is a Senior Scientist in the Sustainable Technology Division of the US Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati.

Raj’s research expertise covers a number of multi-disciplinary topics, including development of environmentally benign synthetic methods and chemical protocols using alternate energy input. He is also an expert in greener synthesis of nanomaterials and nanocomposites and their applications in catalysis, as well as in sustainable remediation of hazardous pollutants

His long term goals are to contribute broad expertise in chemistry to evaluate novel and safer environmental protocols in industrial chemistry and its impact in human health and environmental sciences.

Raj’s passion:

I have a passion for research, especially for a sustainable way of thinking to address research problems.

Rajender S. Varma, Advisory Board Member, Environmental Science: Nano

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Modelling in Environmental Nanotechnology

Modelling in Environmental Nanotechnology – an Environmental Science:Nano themed issue!


We invite you to contribute your exciting research to our special issue on Modelling in Environmental Nanotechnology.

Guest Edited by Mohammed Baalousha, Jamie Lead, Panos G. Georgopoulos and Dave Spurgeon, this themed issue will include a set of papers presenting state-of-the-art models for the fate, behavior, exposure, uptake and toxicity of nanomaterials in the environment and in organisms. This will include a wide range of model types for environmental and biological processes affecting nanomaterial behavior and effects. Review papers on the state of the science for particular model subsets, e.g. computational toxicology or bio-uptake modelling are also desired.

For more information on the scope of Environmental Science: Nano, our article types and author guidelines, please visit our website or email us esnano-rsc@rsc.org. Please note that all submitted manuscripts will be subject to peer review in accordance to the journals high quality standards.

Submission Deadline: 15th March 2015

We hope to receive a manuscript from you or your group soon.
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Vicki Grassian is the 2014 John Jeyes Award Winner

John Jeyes 2014 Award WinnerProfessor Vicki Grassian, Chair of Environmental Science: Nano has won the 2014 John Jeyes Award for her pioneering contributions to the chemistry of environmental interfaces, heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry and the environmental implications of nanomaterials.

It is truly an honor to receive this award Grassian said.

The John Jeyes Award, founded in 1975, is a biennial award for chemistry in relation to the environment. Vicki Grassian, Founding Director of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Iowa, has mentored over one hundred students and postdocs in her laboratory, many of them now having their own research programs focused on energy and the environment.

The John Jeyes Award is wonderful recognition of the research that has been done by the students and postdoctoral associates who have worked in my laboratoryGrassian said.

We would like to congratulate Vicki on her achievement and take this opportunity to thank Vicki for her pioneering contributions to Environmental Science: Nano, bringing together a variety of communities to publish their work on nanoscience and the implications for the environment, health and sustainability.

Vicki’s latest Environmental Science: Nano paper Iron oxide nanoparticles induce Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth, induce biofilm formation and inhibit antimicrobial peptide function (C3EN00029J) is included in a dedicated themed collection of papers celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award winners. All articles in this collection are free* to access until 6th June.

*Access is free through a registered RSC account – click here to register

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