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Welcome to our new Community Board members

Introducing two new members to the Nanoscale Horizons Community Board

Welcome to the team!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jungki Ryu, UNIST, South Korea, and Dr Yanlong Wang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, to the Community Board of Nanoscale Horizons.

Jungki Ryu is an associate professor in the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, South Korea. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Yonsei University in 2006 and KAIST in 2011, respectively. Before joining UNIST in 2014, he spent 3 years for his postdoctoral research about bio-inspired functional materials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently interested in (1) the synthesis of electrocatalysts for water splitting, biomass conversion, and CO2 utilization, (2) the development of efficient electrochemical and photoelectrochemical systems, and (3) the design of bio-inspired functional materials for energy conversion and storage.

 

 

Dr Yanlong Wang received his B.Sc. degree from Jilin University (China) in 2011 and Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (Singapore) in 2016. After working at NTU as a postdoctoral fellow for one year, he joined the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences as a researcher in 2017. His current research interests include optical properties of 2D materials and functional properties of optical thin films.

 

 

 

 

We look forward to working with Dr Ryu and Dr Wang as they provide us with the valuable feedback and insights needed to continue the success of the journal in future

Please join us in welcoming our new Community Board members.

 

With best wishes,

Dr Charlotte Marshall

Managing Editor, Nanoscale Horizons

 

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Introducing our new Advisory Board members

Introducing the new members of the Nanoscale Horizons Advisory Board

Welcome to the team!

The Nanoscale Horizons Advisory Board consists of 50 expert scientists working across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology. We are delighted to welcome the following new members.

Professor Uri BaninThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The Banin lab study the chemistry, physics and application of nanocrystals. A special focus is given to semiconductor nanocrystals and to hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles.
Professor Frank CarusoThe University of Melbourne, Australia. The Caruso lab research interests focus on developing advanced nano- and biomaterials for biotechnology and medicine.
Professor Paola CeroniUniversity of Bologna, Italy. The Ceroni lab research activity can be placed in the field of photochemistry of supramolecular systems and photoactive nanocrystals for imaging and energy conversion (luminescent solar concentrators, artificial photosynthesis and photocatalysis).
Professor Shuai DongSoutheast University, China. The Dong lab research is related to electronic physics and materials, including multiferroic oxide, magnetoelectric coupling effect; related electronic heterojunction, field effect device; new energy materials; superconducting materials.
Professor Laura FabrisRutgers University, USA. The Fabris lab works on integrating novel nanomaterials chemistry and characterization approaches to computational tools for the design of new plasmonic nanoparticles, with biology and medicine applications.
Dr David LeongNational University of Singapore, Singapore. The Leong lab is interested in discovering novel nano-biology of nanomaterials.
Professor Paul MulvaneyUniversity of Melbourne, Australia. The Mulvaney lab is interested in the optical properties of single quantum dots, surface plasmon spectroscopy of single metal particles, nanocrystal based electronics, nanomechanics and solar energy conversion.
Professor Ester SegalTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. The Segal lab is interested in nanostructured materials such as porous silicon and their interface with soft matter e.g. hydrogels, biomolecules, and living cells.
Professor Sharon WeissVanderbilt University, USA. The Weiss group engages in research involving photonics, optoelectronics, nanoscience and technology, and material interfaces.
Professor Stefan ZauscherDuke University, USA. The Zauscher lab research lies at the intersection of surface and colloid science, polymer materials engineering, and biointerface science.

Check out a selection of the nanoscience research carried out by the Advisory Board and published in the nanoscale journal family

Advisory Board research selection

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Welcome Wenlong Cheng, Zhiyong Tang, Jinlan Wang – new Scientific Editors

We are delighted to welcome three new Scientific Editors to Nanoscale Horizons! Their varied expertise will support us to better inform editorial decisions on Nanoscale Horizons.

 

Professor Wenlong Cheng

Monash University, Australia

Wenlong Cheng is a professor and director of research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, Australia. He is also an Ambassador Tech Fellow in Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. He earned his PhD from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005 and his BS from Jilin University, China in 1999. He held positions in the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering of Cornell University before joining the Monash University in 2010. His research interest focuses on the rational design and assembly of noble nanocrystals (particularly gold) for various applications in nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology, including DNA-based nanoassemblies, soft wearable electronic skin sensors, soft energy devices, targeted cancer theranostics, and soft plasmonic metamaterials.

 

Check out some of his recent articles:

High-adhesion vertically aligned gold nanowire stretchable electrodes via a thin-layer soft nailing strategy, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019

Site-specific Ag coating on concave Au nanoarrows by controlling the surfactant concentration, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019

A location- and sharpness-specific tactile electronic skin based on staircase-like nanowire patches, Nanoscale Horiz., 2018 – Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Paper runner-up 2018

 

Professor Zhiyong Tang

National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Zhiyong is a Professor at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in China. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Department of Environmental Chemistry at Wuhan University before receiving his PhD from the Changchu Institute of Applied Chemistry in Dr Erkang Wang’s group. Zhiyong was a research Fellow in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University and University of Michigan, respectively, working with Nicholas Kotov. He joined the National Center for Nanoscience and technology in 2008 and his research interests are centered on the fabrication and application of functional inorganic nanomaterials in the fields of energy and the environment.

Zhiyong joined the Nanoscale Horizons Editorial Board back in 2016 and is now increasing his involvement with the journal by taking on a Scientific Editor role.

 

Check out some of his recent articles:

Detecting electronic structure evolution of semiconductor nanocrystals by magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy, Nanoscale, 2019

MOF-derived nitrogen-doped nanoporous carbon for electroreduction of CO2 to CO: the calcining temperature effect and the mechanism, Nanoscale, 2019

Interfacial coupling between noble metal nanoparticles and metal–organic frameworks for enhanced catalytic activity, Nanoscale, 2018

 

Professor Jinlan Wang

Southeast University, China

Jinlan Wang got her Ph. D from Department of Physics, Nanjing University, China in 2002. Then, she had three-year Postdoctoral experience at Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA. In 2006, she joined Southeast University in China as a full professor and developed the computational physics and chemistry group. She is currently a distinguished professor of Southeast University. She has published over 200 papers in high-impact journals and was the recipient of the Distinguished Young Scholars award of National Science Foundation of China (2015). Her current research interest mainly focuses on computational studies and the design of two-dimensional materials and clean energy materials. Involved techniques range from machine learning to classical molecular dynamics to different level first-principles methods.

 

Check out some of her recent articles:

High Curie temperature and intrinsic ferromagnetic half-metallicity in two-dimensional Cr3X4 (X = S, Se, Te) nanosheets, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019

MnX (X = P, As) monolayers: a new type of two-dimensional intrinsic room temperature ferromagnetic half-metallic material with large magnetic anisotropy, Nanoscale, 2019

Copper(i) sulfide: a two-dimensional semiconductor with superior oxidation resistance and high carrier mobility, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019

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Welcome Yves Dufrene and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral – New Scientific Editors

We are delighted to welcome two new Scientific Editors to the journal: Yves Dufrêne from Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Yves Dufrêne

Yves Dufrêne

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Professor Yves Dufrêne is a Research Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research and a Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium. He obtained his Bioengineering degree and Ph.D at UCL, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Naval Research Laboratory, USA, before returning to UCL. He is interested in nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology, specifically in the development and use of advanced nanoscale techniques for analysing biological systems. His research focuses on studying the nanoscale surface architecture, biophysical properties and molecular interactions of living cells – particularly microbial pathogens – using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The goals are to further understand key cellular functions, like cell adhesion, and to contribute to the development of nanoscopy techniques for the life sciences. He is also an Associate Editor for our sister journals Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

 

 

Recent articles:

Nanoscale antiadhesion properties of sophorolipid-coated surfaces against pathogenic bacteria, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019, Advance Article

Nanoscale membrane architecture of healthy and pathological red blood cells, Nanoscale Horiz., 2018, 3, 293-304

Forces between Staphylococcus aureus and human skin, Nanoscale Horiz., 2016, 1, 298-303

 

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Anna is an Associate Professor at the Institut des Matériaux, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Anna received her BA in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona and went on to receive her PhD in Materials Science from École Polytechnique in France working with Pere Roca i Cabarrocas. She then moved to work with Harry Atwater at Caltech as a postdoctoral fellow, where she also co-founded the company Aonex Technologies. She was also a group leader in the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University of Munich. Anna joined the faculty at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2008. Her research activities are centered on the materials science and engineering of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically nanowires.

 

 

 

Recent articles:

Optimizing the yield of A-polar GaAs nanowires to achieve defect-free zinc blende structure and enhanced optical functionality, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 17080-17091

Photophysics behind highly luminescent two-dimensional hybrid perovskite (CH3(CH2)2NH3)2(CH3NH3)2Pb3Br10 thin films, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 6216-6221

Towards higher electron mobility in modulation doped GaAs/AlGaAs core shell nanowires, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 7839-7846

 

 

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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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