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Introducing new members of the Advisory Board

Introducing the new members of the Advisory Board

Welcome to the team!

We are delighted to welcome the following new members to the joint Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Advisory Board! The board consists of 44 expert scientists working across the breadth of nanoscience & nanotechnology.


Professor Stephanie Brock, Wayne State, USA. The Brock group’s research is centered on the synthesis and characterization of novel inorganic/solid state materials with unique and tunable properties, particularly nanomaterials.
Professor Raffaella Buonsanti, EPFL, Switzerland. Through the core expertise in colloidal synthesis, her team develops novel approaches to complex materials to drive chemical transformations.
Professor Jingyi Chen, University of Arkansas, USA. The Chen group focuses on rational design and synthesis of functional materials towards optimal properties and performance for energy conversion, tribology, and human-health applications.
Professor Kristen Fichthorn, Pennsylvania State University, USA. Professor Fichthorn’s research is primarily in atomic-scale simulation of fluid-solid interfaces, with applications in thin-film and crystal growth, colloidal assembly and stability, catalysis at surfaces, wetting and spreading, lubrication, and separations.
Professor Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota, USA. The Haynes group focuses on applications of analytical chemistry in the fields of immunology and toxicology, with much expertise in the area of single cell analysis.
Professor Jesse Jokerst, UCSD, USA. The Jokerst group works to improve the contrast of ultrasound images via nanoscale contrast agents, which can often double as drug delivery vehicles.
Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, University of New South Wales, Australia. The Kalantar-Zadeh group works on sensors, nanotechnology, liquid metals, materials science, electronics, gastroenterology, and medical devices.
Professor Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The Lee group develop high energy capacitors, energy saving electrochromic coatings, novel transparent conductors, flexible and stretchable devices.
Professor Laura Na Liu, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany. The Liu group focuses on developing sophisticated and smart nanomaterials to answer structural biology questions and to answer catalytic chemistry questions in local environments
Professor Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Prof Ostrikov is widely recognized as a pioneer and leading authority in low temperature plasma applications in nanoscale materials processing and discovery of fundamental mechanisms of nanoscale matter structuring and activation using plasmas and related processes.
Professor Dong Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. The Qin group researches bimetallic nanocrystals, understanding heterogeneous nucleation in nanocrystal growth with molecular probes, and colloidal silver nanocrystals.
Professor Ventsislav K. Valev, University of Bath, UK. The Valev group focuses on the interaction between powerful laser light and nanostructured materials.
Professor Miriam Vitiello, CNR-Nano, Italy. The Vitiello group researches THz Quantum cascade lasers, THz nanodetectors, graphene and 2D materials for nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, THz near-field optics, THz metrology, and high resolutions spectroscopy and imaging.
Professor Xiaojun Wu, University of Science and Technology of China, China. The research interests of the Wu group include materials design methods, the design and computational simulation of spintronics materials, (photo)catalytic materials for energy, and other low-dimensional functional materials.
Professor Yujie Xiong, University of Science and Technology of China, China. The Xiong group research centers on solar-driven artificial carbon cycle through the combination of four routes: photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, photoelectrochemical system and plasmonic catalysis, based on the rationally designed inorganic materials and devices.
Professor Lin Xu, Nanjing Normal University, China. The Xu group is interested in functional nanomaterials, nanocatalysts for fuel cells, electrocatalysis and electrode materials for batteries.
Professor Ya Yang, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The Ya group focus on the development of micro-nano energy and sensing research, building high-performance composite nano-generators and high-precision self-driving sensor arrays through research in material design and controllable preparation.
Professor Gang Zhang, Institute of High Performance Computing, ASTAR, Singapore. The Zhang group focuses on using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics to simulate electronic, thermal, and optical properties of novel materials and structures in important engineering problems.

 

Please join us in welcoming these new Advisory Board members to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

Best wishes,

Dr Charlotte Marshall                          Dr Ania Rulka

Managing Editor, Nanoscale                  Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances

 

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Editor’s Choice: Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

A collection of articles selected by Cinzia Casiraghi

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester, UK and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring her highlights of the latest research published in the journals on optical spectroscopy of 2D materials.

“Characterization of nanomaterials is of crucial importance as it allows us to get insights on the fundamental properties of novel materials and to tailor them for applications. Optical spectroscopy, amongst all techniques, allows simple and quick inspection of such properties, hence it has been widely applied to nanomaterials.

In this online collection, we have selected an array of two-dimensional (2D) materials related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale, providing examples on use of a wide range of optical characterization techniques, ranging from Raman spectroscopy to absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy.

In addition to traditional characterization techniques, we have also selected manuscripts reporting emerging techniques, such as near-field spectroscopy and optical trapping, which could further improve the characterization of 2D materials, by providing higher sensitivity and spatial resolution. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

Professor Casiraghi was recently awarded the 2020 Gibson-Fawcett Award for the development of practical biocompatible inks made of 2D materials and their applications in the biomedical field and in printed electronics.

 

Read the collection

 

We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi

University of Manchester, UK

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Editor’s Choice: 2D materials for energy storage and conversion

2D materials for energy storage and conversion

A collection of articles selected by Renzhi Ma

Professor Renzhi Ma, NIMS Japan and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring his highlights of the latest research published in the journals on 2D materials for energy conversion and storage.

“The ever-growing two-dimensional (2D) material family, including graphene, phosphorene, metal oxides and hydroxides, transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes), transition metal borides (MBenes), metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and so on, have garnered increasing attention due to their molecular thickness, high specific surface area and tunable physicochemical properties dependent on the structure, composition and functionalization. 2D materials and their composites have been extensively exploited to fabricate efficient electrochemical energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries) and energy conversion (fuel cells, thermoelectric devices) systems.

In this online collection, we have selected an array of 2D-energy related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances. In addition to providing a concrete experimental demonstration for the outstanding performance, we also paid attention in picking up theoretical results forecasting the extraordinary potential of some emerging 2D materials in energy-related applications. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

 

Read the collection

 

We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Renzhi Ma

NIMS, Japan

 

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Looking back at 2019

Thank you for sharing our 10th Anniversary year.

As 2019 comes to an end, we look back at some of the exciting events and activities that have happened in the last year.

International Year of the Periodic Table

Nanoscale has featured in a series of online article collections celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table, guest edited by Editorial Board Members from across the materials and nano journals.

10th Anniversary

We celebrated out 10th Anniversary Year with a number of online collections to highlight the fantastic support that our authors, reviewers, and readers have given us over the last ten years.

Themed issues

Nanoscale published two themed issues in 2019, and we have many more exciting themed issues planned. Watch this space!

  • Halide perovskite nanocrystals, guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Qiao Zhang, Soochow University, and Roman Krahne, Italian Institute of Technology.
  • Nanocarbons, guest edited by Nianjun Yang, University of Siegen, Dai-Wen Pang, Wuhan University, and Yasuaki Einaga, Keio University.

HOT articles

Finally, check out the 2019 HOT article collection, featuring work from Morteza Mahmoudi, Paolo Samori, Martin Pumera, Xun Wang, and more.

2019 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection

 

The Nanoscale team wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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NALS 2020

The 2nd International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences 2020 (NALS 2020) is being organized by IMDEA Nanociencia to be held in the Excellence Campus of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid,Spain) on 29th-31st January 2020. The first NALS meeting took place in Gijon (Spain) on December 2017 gathering 135 participants coming from 24 countries. NALS events are promoted by the NanoBioAp Cluster, which consists of more than 70 researchers from different Spanish Research Institutions. The NanoBioAp Cluster is chaired by Prof. Carmen Blanco and Prof. Montserrat Rivas, from Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).The relentless advances made in nanotechnology during the last years call for a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional approach, from the design of new materials to their final application. NALS 2020 intends to establish synergies, foster long-lasting collaborations, and contribute to a fruit-full academia-industry liaison, to work together on the development of disruptive nanomaterials based techniques and devices for applications in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Environment, among others.

The exciting and lively city of Madrid constitutes a vibrant venue to frame this event due to the excellent communications and leisure offer.

NALS 2020 will bring together academia and industrial researchers in materials science, chemistry, engineering,  medicine, and biology, to establish synergies, strengthen initiated collaborations and create new ones

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission extended to 25th November 2019
  • Abstract Notification: 9th December 2019.
  • Early Registration Deadline : 23th December 2019.
  • NALS 2020 meeting: from 29th to 31st January 2020.

List of Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. María José Alonso, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Dr. Christian Dose, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
  • Prof. Claire Wilhelm, Paris Diderot University (Paris, France)
  • Prof. Kenneth A. Dawson, University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

Topics

  • Nanomaterials for therapy: optical/magnetic hyperthermia; drug delivery; tissue regeneration; gene and cell therapies.
  • Nanomaterials for detection and diagnosis: magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic particle imaging; magneto-encephalography; magnetic, optic, electromagnetic, and electrochemical sensing actuators; magnetic cell/exosome/protein pre-concentration and isolation.
  • Nanomaterials for environmental applications: water and air treatment, soil remediation.
  •  In silico testing: computer modelling of nanomaterials and their application in medicine and biology.
  • Lab on-a-chip, and organ on-a-chip.
  • Metrology and standardisation of nanomaterials.
  • Synthesis, functionalization, bioconjugation, and surface engineering of nanomaterials.
  • Biocompatibility and toxicity of nanomaterials.
  • Nanomaterials for translational applications.

Themed Collection

Papers Related to the International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences 2020 (NALS 2020) in Nanoscale Advances.
We are delighted to offer invited speakers and selected attendees of NALS 2020 the opportunity to contribute some of their new high quality work to Nanoscale Advances as part of an invited online article collection with a theme ‘nanomaterials applied to life sciences’.Nanoscale Advances is gold open access, but all publication charges are waived until 2021 so it is free to read and free for authors to publish in the journal. The journal has also been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and it is indexed in the Emerging Sources Index on Web of Science as well as Scopus.

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Nanoscale 10th Anniversary at ChinaNANO 2019

The 8th China International Nanoscience and Technology Conference (ChinaNANO 2019) was successfully held in Beijing on August 17-19. The Royal Society of Chemistry not only set up a booth at the conference, but also held a number of events during the meeting including a certificate presentation ceremony, Nanoscale 10th anniversary birthday cake celebration ceremony, a Nanoscale journal symposium, face-to-face journal editors and other activities.

Cake-cutting Ceremony

Professor Chunli Bai and Professor Dirk Guldi cut the celebration cake while Dr Michaela Muehlberg, Managing Editor, watched on.

To celebrate 10 years of publishing Nanoscale, we held a cake-cutting celebration featuring Professor Chunli Bai and Professor Dirk Guldi – the founding and current Editors-in-chief of the journal. Professor Bai shared his thoughts on how Nanoscale has developed over the last decade, growing into the largest high-impact nanoscience and nanotechnology journal.

Dr Helen Pain and Professor Chunli Bai celebrate the growth and success of Nanoscale since it launched in 2009.

Nanoscale journal family symposium

The RSC Nanoscale Journals Symposium was held in collaboration with the National Nanoscience Center. A number of Associate Editors who handle manuscripts for the nanoscale journal family, as well as outstanding young scholars selected by the journal, presented their latest research. Dr. Michaela Muehlberg, Managing Editor, also gave a talk about the writing and submission of papers.

 

 

Celebrating our authors

Prior to the cake celebration ceremony, Professor Chunli Bai, Dr. Helen Pain, Professor Dirk Guldi, and Dr Michaela Muehlberg presented certificates to some of Nanoscale‘s most highly cited authors and most prolific authors. We were delighted to be able to thank our authors in person and present them with certificates to commemorate their incredible support of the journal.

Amanda Barnard, Australian Federal Institute of Science

Qian Zhang picked up the award for Daxiang Cui, Shangahi Jiaotong University

Liming Ding, NCNST

Mingdong Dong, Aarhus University

Youxing Fang picked up with award for Shaojun Dong, Changchun Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Baibiao Huang, Shandong University

Xingyu Jiang, Southern University of Science and Technology and former Nanoscale Associate Editor

A student picked up the award on behalf of Hong Liu, Shandong University

Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE Research Center

Xiongwen Lou, Nanyang Technological University

Thalappil Pradeep, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Xianbin Li picked up the award on behalf of Hongbo Sun, Jilin University

Feng Ding, South Korea Ulsan University of Science and Technology

Zhuang Liu, Suzhou University

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our celebrations! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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ANNIC 2019

Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference – ANNIC 2019

The Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference is an annual event. It hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits, and afterworks. This event is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network. Come to share about nanotechnology and nanoscience during this fifth edition.

The nanoscale journal family is delighted to support a student poster prize at the event!

 

CHAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Prof. Nicola Pinna, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Prof. Liberato Manna, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Prof. Jordi Arbiol, ICREA, ICN2, CSIC and BIST, Spain

PLENARY SPEAKERS

  • Dr. Sara Bals, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Prof. Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan, United States
  • Prof. Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Osman Bakr, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Luisa De Cola, University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Dr. Nadine Nassif, Sorbonne Université, France
  • Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Maria Francesca Casula, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Dr. Neus Bastus, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
  • Dr. Gabriel Sánchez-Santolino, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Prof. Simone Schuerle, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Prof. Sara Skrabalak, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Dr. Eva Hemmer, University of Ottawa, Canada

TOPICS

Nanoelectronics
Nanophotonics & Nano-optics
Nanomaterials
Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment
Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine & Nanosafety
Nanocharacterization & Nanomanufacturing

DEADLINES

Early bird submission – June 18, 2019

Early bird registration – July 18, 2019

Regular submission – September 18, 2019

Regular registration – October 18, 2019

Conference – November 18 – 20, 2019

More information can be found on the conference website: https://premc.org/conferences/annic-nanotechnology-nanoscience/ 
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Congratulations to the prize winners from AST 2019!

AST 2019 the 3rd Internationa Symposium on Anodizing Science and Technology took place in June 2019 at Hyogo, Japan. The event was successful with 130 participants and 91 valuable presentations given.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the poster prize awards!

Laras Fadillah (Hokkaido University, Japan) was awarded the Nanoscale poster prize for a poster entitled “Growth of Anodic Nanotubular Films on Sputter-Deposited Fe-W Alloy” coauthored by Damian Kowalski, Chunyu Zhu, Yoshitaka Aoki, and Hiroki Habazaki.

 

Mikimasa Matsumoto (Kogakuin University, Japan) was ar=warded the Nanoscale Advances poster prize for a poster entitled “Efficiency of Anodic Alumina Formation in Sulfuric Acid with Ethanol Addition” coauthored by Hideki Hashimoto and Hidetaka Asoh

 

More poster prize winners and photographs of the meeting can be found on the conference webpage: http://ars.sfj.or.jp/ast2019/

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Congratulations to the prize winners from NT19

NT19 the 20th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials took place at the end of July in Würzburg, Germany. The conference was a great success with 420 attendees from 31 countries, lively poster sessions and many, many stimulating interactions between young and more experienced researchers.

Congratulations to the winners of the poster prize awards!

Dr. Lyuleeva, Alina (Rice University, Houston) was awarded the Nanoscale Horizons best poster prize for her work entitled “Mechanism of Global Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes during Vacuum Filtration”.

Inoue, Taiki (University of Tokyo, Tokyo) was awarded a Nanoscale poster prize for his work entitled “Growth process of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes analyzed by isotope labelling”

Dr. Freddi, Sonia (Univeristà Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia) was awarded a Nanoscale Advances poster prize for her work entitled “A highly selective array of sensors based on NPs-decorated CNT for medical applications”

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Nanoscale activities at ChinaNANO 2019

China International Nanoscience and Technology Conference (ChinaNANO 2019) will be held at the Beijing International Convention Center on August 17-19 this year.

The Royal Society of Chemistry not only has a booth at the conference, but will also host a Nanoscale symposium, the Nanoscale 10th Anniversary Birthday Cake Celebration Ceremony, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet our Managing Editor Michaela Mühlberg.



Nanoscale Symposium

The Nanoscale series of journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in collaboration with the NCNST will organize the ” RSC Nanoscale Journals Symposium ” at ChinaNANO 2019. With talks from distinguished board members of Nanoscale HorizonsNanoscale, and Nanoscale Advances this symposium will showcase high quality and exciting work across the broad scope of nanoscience and nanotechnology. In addition, the winner of the 2018 Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Paper award will deliver a talk about their exceptional research. Dr. Michaela Mühlberg, Managing Editor of the Nanoscale series of journals, will give a “how to publish” talk which will be especially interesting for early-career researchers.

Information

All details, including the program, can be found on the event webpage here.

  • Time:
    August 17th 14:00-16:45
    August 18th 9:00-11:30
  • Meeting Room:
    Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Beijing Wuzhou Hotel (next to the main venue of the conference).

Speakers

Chen Chunying, NCNST China.

Wojciech Chrzanowski, University of Sydney Australia.

Dirk Guldi, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany.

Dong Ha Kim, Korea Ewha Womans University South Korea.

Li Quan, Chinese University of Hong Kong China.

Michaela Muehlberg, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.

Paolo Samori University of Strasbourg, France.

Sun Lingdong, Beijing University China.

Nanoscale 10th Anniversary Cake Cutting Ceremony and Top Author Presentation

Nanoscale was launched in 2009 and is now the largest high-impact journal in nanoscience and technology.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Nanoscale’s launch, and to celebrate the Royal Society of Chemistry will be hosting a “Cake Cutting” celebration at ChinaNANO 2019. Nanoscale founding Editor-in-chief Bai Chunli, Editor-in-chief Dirk Guldi, and deputy CEO of the Royal Society of Chemistry Helen Pain will attend the event. You are very welcome to participate and share Nanoscale‘s cake (first come first served!).
In addition, Bai Chunli and Helen Pain will also present certificates to some of our most highly cited and most prolific authors who have supported Nanoscale over the last ten years.

Information

  • Time:
    August 17th 13:20-13:50
  • Venue:
    Booth of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Booth 227-228 on the second floor of the main venue , which can be seen from the main staircase).

 

Meet the Editor

During the coffee break on the afternoon of August 18th, Dr. Michaela Mühlberg (Managing Editor of Nanoscale Horizons , Nanoscale , and Nanoscale Advances ) will come to the RSC booth (Booth 227-228 on the second floor of the conference center, which can be seen from the main staircase). Everyone is welcome to pop over and ask her anything related to the publication of journals and papers.

Come to the RSC Booth

The booth of the Royal Society of Chemistry at the conference is located at booth 227-228 on the second floor of the main conference venue. The design atmosphere is striking and facing the main staircase, you will not miss it. Participants who visit our booth have the opportunity to receive a beautiful gift (a limited number, first come first served). In addition, we have tables, chairs and snacks. You are welcome to take a break and chat with us.

 

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