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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2019, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Prof Dr Liqiang Mai, Wuhan University of Technology
Professor Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University,
Dr David Lou, Nanyang Technological University
Prof Dr Hui Wei, Nanjing University,
Dr Xuping Sun, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China,
Dr Huiyu Liu, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Dr Yu Chen, Shaanxi Normal University,
Dr Zhanhu Guo, The University of Tennessee Knoxville,
Prof. Xiaoji Xie, Nanjing Tech University,
Dr Yu-Jin Chen, Harbin Engineering University,
Dr Bohayra Mortazavi, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar,
Dr Xiaosi Zhou, Nanjing Normal University,
Dr Shichun Mu, Wuhan University of Technology,
Professor Jinghong Li, Tsinghua University,
Dr Bin Dong, China University of Petroleum,
Dr Zhiyong Tang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology,
Prof. Han Zhang, Shenzhen University,
Dr Rong Cai, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology,
Prof. Zhong Jin, Nanjing University,
Dr Yusuke Yamauchi, The University of Queensland,
Dr Wenping Sun, University of Wollongong,
Z. J. Gu, Institute of high energy physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Dr Yun Zong, Agency for Science Technology and Research,
Prof. Timon Rabczuk, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Dr Vincenzo Caligiuri, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia


We would also like to thank the Nanoscale board and the nanoscience community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Welcome Renzhi Ma, Cinzia Casiraghi, Xing Yi Ling, Jonathan Veinot – new Associate Editors

We are delighted to welcome four new Associate Editors, working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!


Professor Cinzia Casiraghi

University of Manchester, UK. Homepage.

Prof Cinzia Casiraghi has a Chair in nanoscience, at the Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK since 2016. She received her BSc and MSc in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK). In 2005 she was awarded with an Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship, followed by the Humboldt Research Fellowship and the prestigious Kovalevskaja Award (1.5M Euro). Her current research work is focused on the development of biocompatible 2D inks and their use in printed electronics and biomedical applications. She is leading expert on Raman spectroscopy, used to characterise a wide range of carbon-based nanomaterials. She is recipient of the Leverhulme Award in Engineering (2016), the Marlow Award (2014), given by the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of her work on Raman spectroscopy, and an ERC Consolidator grant (2015).

Check out some of her recent articles:

Charge-tunable graphene dispersions in water made with amphoteric pyrene derivatives Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019

Aqueous dispersions of nanostructures formed through the self-assembly of iminolipids with exchangeable hydrophobic termini Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017

Self-catalytic membrane photo-reactor made of carbon nitride nanosheets J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016


Professor Renzhi Ma

NIMS, Japan. Homepage.

Renzhi Ma is group leader of the Functional Nanomaterials Group at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He is also a Professor (concurrent position) of Waseda-NIMS Joint Graduate Research Program at the Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D in Materials Processing Engineering both from Beijing Tsinghua University. He pursued his postdoctoral research at NIMS. Since 2004, he has been a staff scientist at NIMS. He was a visiting researcher at the Pennsylvania State University during 2007~2008. His research focuses on developing 1D/2D nanostructures and their hierarchical nanoarchitectures through various synthetic techniques, chemical transformation and self-assembly; as well as probing novel functionalities and potential applications in electronics, electrochemistry, energy storage/conversion and catalysis, etc.

Check out some of his recent articles:

Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements Nanoscale Horiz., 2019

Post-synthesis isomorphous substitution of layered Co–Mn hydroxide nanocones with graphene oxide as high-performance supercapacitor electrodes Nanoscale, 2019

All solid-state lithium–oxygen batteries with MOF-derived nickel cobaltate nanoflake arrays as high-performance oxygen cathodes Chem. Commun., 2019


Professor Xing Yi Ling

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Homepage.

Xing Yi Ling received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2009. She then did a postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley between 2009 -2011 under the Rubicon Fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Xing Yi Ling joined the Chemistry and Biological Chemistry division at Nanyang Technological University in 2011, where she was promoted to associate professor in 2016. She is the recipient of the Lectureship Awardee at the Chemical Society Japan Annual Meeting (2016), L’ORÉAL Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowship (2015), the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association prize for Young Scientist (2014), Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship (2012), Rubicon Fellowship by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2009), and IUPAC Young Chemist award (2009). Her research group focuses on nanoparticle synthesis, surface chemistry, self-assembly, nanopatterning, nanofabrication, materials and device characterization. In particular, her group uses molecule-specific surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for fundamental studies and applications in catalysis, sensing, and diagnosis.

Check out some of her recent articles:

Designing surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platforms beyond hotspot engineering: emerging opportunities in analyte manipulations and hybrid materials, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019

Shape-dependent thermo-plasmonic effect of nanoporous gold at the nanoscale for ultrasensitive heat-mediated remote actuation, Nanoscale, 2018

Quantitative prediction of the position and orientation for an octahedral nanoparticle at liquid/liquid interfaces, Nanoscale, 2017


Professor Jonathan Veinot

University of Alberta, Canada. Homepage.

Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Veinot received his BSc from the University of Western Ontario and PhD from York University (Toronto, Canada).  He then took up an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Tobin Marks at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).  He is now Professor and Associate Chair (Research) in Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta and Canadian Director of the “Alberta-Technical University of Munich International Graduate for Hybrid Functional Materials (ATUMS)”.  He was awarded the 2017 Award for Excellence in Materials Chemistry from the Chemical Society of Canada (Materials Chemistry Division) and the 2016 DIACHEM Award from the Burghausen Chemical Industry and City of Burghausen, Bavaria. His research team explores topics including super-hydrophobic/self-cleaning surfaces, metal oxide nanomaterials and polymers for organic electronic devices, their primary focus lies in the development of Group 14 (i.e., Si and Ge) nanomaterials (e.g., quantum dots, nanosheets, etc.) and their applications (e.g., bio/medical imaging, batteries, display technologies, solar cells).

Check out some of his recent articles:

Interfacing enzymes with silicon nanocrystals through the thiol–ene reaction, Nanoscale, 2018

The influence of surface functionalization methods on the performance of silicon nanocrystal LEDs, Nanoscale, 2018

In situ IR-spectroscopy as a tool for monitoring the radical hydrosilylation process on silicon nanocrystal surfaces, Nanoscale, 2017


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2019 KJF International Conference on Organic Materials for Electronics and Photonics (KJF-ICOMEP 2019)

Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances are delighted to provide student poster prizes at 2019 KJF International Conference on Organic Materials or Electronics and Photonics (KJF-ICOMEP 2019).

The conference will be held on August 27 to 30, 2019 in Jeju island, Korea.

Conference Scope

  • Organic Transistors, Memories, and Photovoltaics
  • Molecular Photonics
  • OLED Materials and Devices
  • Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices
  • Electrochromic Materials and Devices
  • Molecular Recognition
  • Sensors and Bioelectronics
  • Other Related Topics

Key dates

Early Registration due 31st Jul 2019
Abstract submission due 25th Jul 2019
More information available on the conference website:


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