We are very pleased to announce that Dr Luke Connal has joined MSDE as an Associate Editor

Luke Connal is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU) where he is an ANU Futures Fellow.  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. You can follow him on Twitter @LukeConnal.


Quote from Luke: I love the term molecular engineering - I believe this is at the heart of new matreials and applications. To design new materials with interesting properties you need to start from the molecular level. Molecular engineering is a great term that describes the intersection of different fields, including chemistry, materials engineering and biology. In the future I hope these traditional silos break down and we are thinking about molecular engineering in a general way to achieve our desired outcomes.


Luke’s favourite MSDE articles

Here are three publications that Luke has chosen as his favourite recent articles in MSDE.


Optimum in ligand density for conductivity in polymer electrolytes
Nicole Schauser, Peter Richardson, Andrei Nikolaev, Piper Cooke, Gabrielle Kliegle, Ethan Susca, Keith Johnson, Hengbin Wang, Javier Read de Alaniz, Raphaële Clément and Rachel Segalman

MSDE, 2021, 10.1039/D1ME00089F





SARS-Cov-2 spike protein N501Y mutation causes differential species transmissibility and antibody sensitivity: a molecular dynamics and alchemical free energy study
Xudong Hou, Zhilin Zhang, Jiali Gao and Yingjie Wang

MSDE, 2021, 10.1039/D1ME00086A




Controlling polymer architecture to design dynamic network materials with multiple dynamic linkers
Jafer Vakil, Nethmi De Alwis Watuthanthrige, Zachary Digby, Borui Zhang, Hannah Lacy, Jessica Sparks and Dominik Konkolewicz

MSDE, 2020, 5, 1267-1276



All these articles are currently FREE to read until 15 November 2021!

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