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Professor Manzhou Zhu joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Manzhou Zhu joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Manzhou Zhu, Anhui University, China, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

 

 

 

 

 

What attracted you to pursue a career in nanoscience and how did you get to where you are now?

I had been engaged in natural product chemistry and organic chemistry before I conducted postdoctoral research in Prof. Rongchao Jin’s group at Carnegie Mellon University. Since then, my research has been focused on metal nanoclusters, and I am always deeply attracted by the intriguing findings and unexplored areas in the nanocluster science. I am fascinated by how materials can behave so differently at the nanoscale.  Such an interest motivates me to fill myself with nanoscience arts, and I really enjoy it.

 

Why did you choose to specialize in your specific research field?

My research focusses on metal nanoclusters. Metal nanoclusters occupy the gap between discrete atoms and plasmonic nanomaterials, and are an emerging class of atomically precise nanomaterials. And the precise nature of nanocluster structures enables the elucidation of their structure-property relationships, which is essential if cluster-based nanomaterials with enhanced performances are to be rationally designed. I’m extremely interested in the precise nature of nanoclusters that we can see and control at the atomic level.

 

What do you see as the biggest challenges facing researchers who work in your field?

For the nanocluster science, in my opinion, we have gradually known about nanoclusters at the atomic level and controlled them in dictated structures and properties in the past few decades Therefore, the biggest challenges ahead of researchers are the applications of nanoclusters or nanocluster-based nanomaterials.

 

What is your biggest passion outside of science?

My biggest passion outside of science is cooking. Cooking gives me a chance to be creative outside of lab. I love to create my own recipes. It is interesting to try out different combinations of ingredients. I also feel fulfilled when I make something delicious that my family love to eat.

 

What career would you have chosen if you had not taken this career path?

Maybe I would choose to be a builder if I had not taken my current career. I grew up in the countryside and many people there went to the city to seek for jobs. The most common job for people like us from the countryside is to be a builder. If I had not gone to college, I would become a builder like my peers. Now, instead of building houses out of bricks I am building new materials out of atoms and molecules. So I always regard myself as a nano-builder by considering that there are many parallels between the building construction and the nanocluster construction.

 

What do you see as the most important scientific achievement of the last decade?

The last decade has witnessed lots of exciting scientific breakthroughs, such as gene editing, cell reprogramming, metamaterial development, nano-technology development, and so on. To me, the significantly developed nano-technologies that help us to directly “see” the nanoscience are the most exciting, such as cryo-electron microscopy (the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and lattice light-sheet microscope (seeing the cells at high spatiotemporal resolution; e.g., Science, 2014, 1257998).

 

Why should young people study chemistry?

Everything that happens around us is associated with chemistry. Chemistry is one of the most important science and is closely associated with our life. Studying chemistry means learning how to find, understand, and solve problems in our life. Chemistry also teaches us to discover the essence of materials, and thus comprehend their existence and further control them. By studying chemistry, young people can better understand the world, and have the chance to unravel these mysteries and make a difference to the world.

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Zhu to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

Best wishes,

Dr Charlotte Marshall                          Dr Ania Rulka

Managing Editor, Nanoscale                  Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances

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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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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

 

Submit your latest work to their Editor Centres now at Nanoscale (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr) or Nanoscale Advances (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr).

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Welcome Chunying Chen, Dong Ha Kim, and Umesh Waghmare – new Associate Editors

We are delighted to welcome three new Associate Editors, working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances: Chunying Chen from NCNST, China, Dong Ha Kim from Ewha Women’s University, South Korea, and Umesh Waghmare from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India.

 

Professor Chunying Chen

Professor Chunying Chen, NCNST, China

NCNST, China

 

Prof. Chen received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (1991) and obtained her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China in 1996. She joined the CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety. She has been awarded the Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award in 2018, Outstanding Female Awards of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017, Chinese Young Female Scientists Award in 2014 and supported by the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. Her research focuses on the potential toxicity of nanoparticles, transformation and fate of nanomaterials in biological systems, therapies for malignant tumors using theranostic nanomedicine systems, with an emphasis on understanding the underlying mechanism of bio-nano interactions.

 

Recent articles:

Chemical reduction of graphene enhances in vivo translocation and photosynthetic inhibition in pea plants, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2019, Advance Article

Gd@C82(OH)22 harnesses inflammatory regeneration for osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells through JNK/STAT3 signaling pathway, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, 6, 5802-5811

Synergistic combination chemotherapy using carrier-free celastrol and doxorubicin nanocrystals for overcoming drug resistance, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 12639-12649

 

Professor Dong Ha Kim

Professor Dong Ha Kim, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Ewha Womans University, South Korea

 

Prof. Dong Ha Kim received Ph.D. degree in the Department of Fiber and Polymer Science at Seoul National University in 2000. He carried out postdoctoral research activities in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (from 2000 to 2003) with Prof. Thomas P. Russell and in the Materials Science Department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (from 2003 to 2005) with Prof. Wolfgang Knoll. Then, he joined the Samsung Electronics Co. in the Memory Division of Semiconductor R & D Center as a senior scientist. He assumed a faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Nano Science at Ewha Womans University in 2006, and currently is a Full Professor and Ewha Fellow. His research interests include development of hybrid nanostructures for energy storage and conversion, environmental remediation, non-volatile memory devices, display devices, and biomedical diagnosis/therapy.

 

Recent articles:

Arising synergetic and antagonistic effects in the design of Ni- and Ru-based water splitting electrocatalysts, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 639-646

From CO2 methanation to ambitious long-chain hydrocarbons: alternative fuels paving the path to sustainability, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019, 48, 205-259

Viable stretchable plasmonics based on unidirectional nanoprisms, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 4105-4112

 

Professor Umesh Waghmare

Professor Umesh Waghmare, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

 

Prof. Umesh Waghmare received a BTech (with institute silver medal) in Engineering Physics from the IIT, Bombay (1990) and a PhD in Applied Physics from Yale University (1996). He worked as a post-doctoral research associate in physics department at Harvard University before joining Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in 2000, where he is presently a Professor in the Theoretical Sciences Unit and the Dean of Academic Affairs. His work has resulted in over 280 publications. He is a recipient of various awards as well as a GE unrestricted-grant for research (2011). He received the India Citation Award-2012 from the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence, and a JC Bose National Fellowship in 2012. He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and the Indian National Science Academy, and presently a Secretary of the Indian Academy of Sciences. His research interests include ab initio modeling and simulations of multifunctional materials, mechanical behavior, nanostructures, topological insulators and materials for energy and environment.

 

Recent articles:

Engineering ferroelectric instability to achieve ultralow thermal conductivity and high thermoelectric performance in Sn1−xGexTe, Energy Environ. Sci., 2019, 12, 589-595

Phonons and thermal conducting properties of borocarbonitride (BCN) nanosheets, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 22148-22154

Cd2NF, an analogue of CdO, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 9303-9309

 

Submit your latest work to their Editor Centres now at Nanoscale (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr) or Nanoscale Advances (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr).

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Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Editorial Board Update

We have several exciting new appointments to our Editorial Board that we would like to share with you.

Co-Editor-in-Chief

First, we are delighted to announce that Professor Dirk Guldi (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) has been appointed as the Co-Editor-in-chief of Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

He will provide hands-on support and guidance to the Editorial Board and team, working alongside with and assisting the Editor-in-chief in the promotion and development of both journals.

Having previously served as Chair of the Chemical Society Reviews Editorial Board, Dirk is experienced in leading and guiding an editorial team, and with his close involvement and familiarity with Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, as well as being a Scientific Editor for Nanoscale Horizons, he also holds a unique and valuable editorial perspective over the entire nanoscale journal family.

Check out some of Dirk’s recent work:

Interfacing porphyrins and carbon nanotubes through mechanical links, Chemical Science, 2018, Advance Article

Improving charge injection and charge transport in CuO-based p-type DSSCs – a quick and simple precipitation method for small CuO nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2018, 6, 5176-5180

Tuning pentacene based dye-sensitized solar cells, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 8515-8525

 

New Associate Editors

Two new Associate Editors have joined the Nanoscale team!

Qing Dai received PhD degree in Nanophotonics at the Department of Engineering from University of Cambridge, after obtained MEng degree on Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London. Following postdoctoral appointments at Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at University of Cambridge, he joined the faculty of National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, located in Beijing) in 2012. Now he is a professor at NCNST and serving as the director of Division of Nanophotonics.

His research interests include low dimensional nanomaterials, plasmonics, nearfield optical characterization and ultrafast electron emissions.

Check out some of his recent work:

Higher order Fano graphene metamaterials for nanoscale optical sensingNanoscale, 2017, 9, 14998-15004

High performance boronic acid-containing hydrogel for biocompatible continuous glucose monitoringRSC Advances, 2017, 7, 41384-41390

Study of graphene plasmons in graphene–MoS2 heterostructures for optoelectronic integrated devicesNanoscale, 2017, 9, 208-215

 

Liberato Manna received his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the same university in 2001. During his Ph.D. and later as a postdoctoral fellow, he worked at the University of California Berkeley (U.S.A.). In 2003, he moved back to Italy as staff scientist at the National Nanotechnology Lab of CNR-INFM in Lecce (Italy) where he later became responsible for the Nanochemistry Division in 2006. In April 2009, he moved to the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova as head of the Nanochemistry Department. Since 2015 he is Deputy Director of IIT for the materials and nanotechnology programs.

His areas of expertise include; functional inorganic materials and devices, functional nanostructured materials, and surfaces, interfaces, and applications.

Check out some of his recent work:

Selective antimony reduction initiating the nucleation and growth of InSb quantum dotsNanoscale, 2018, 10, 11110-11116

Generating plasmonic heterostructures by cation exchange and redox reactions of covellite CuS nanocrystals with Au3+ ionsNanoscale, 2018, 10, 2781-2789

Manipulating the morphology of the nano oxide domain in AuCu–iron oxide dumbbell-like nanocomposites as a tool to modify magnetic propertiesRSC Advances, 2018, 8, 22411-22421

 

Finally, you may have seen that the 2017 Impact Factor for Nanoscale has been revealed as 7.233*. We are very happy to see the continued support from our community and thank you for publishing your high quality nanoscience work with us.

*2017 Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics June 2018.

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Meet our new Associate Editors

We are delighted to welcome five new Associate Editors for Nanoscale!

Quan Li

 

Quan Li is Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. She obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from Beijing University, China in 1997 and then her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, USA, in 2001. Her research interests focus on functional materials and structures for energy and biomedical applications, as well as quantum sensing. In particular, developing energy storage materials such as electrode materials/architectures for Li- and Na- ion batteries. In investigating nano-bio interfaces, her group works on manipulating the interplay of nanoparticles of biological systems, and nanoparticles for vaccination applications. Her work of quantum sensing focus on sensor development and application in condense matter physics and biomedicine.

 

Paolo Samori

 

Paolo Samorì is Distinguished Professor at the Université de Strasbourg (UNISTRA), Director of the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) and Director of the Nanochemistry Laboratory. He is also Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), Member of the Academia Europaea and Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). He obtained a Laurea in Industrial Chemistry at University of Bologna in 1995. In 2000 he received his PhD in Chemistry from the Humboldt University of Berlin. He has been awarded various prizes, including the Spanish-French “Catalán-Sabatier” Prize (2017) and the German-French “Georg Wittig – Victor Grignard” Prize (2017). He has published over 270 papers in the areas of nanoscience/nanotechnology and materials sciences with a specific focus on graphene and other 2D materials and self-assembled nanostructures, and more generally on (multi)functional nanomaterials for applications in opto-electronics, energy and sensing. He is also expert on hierarchical self-assembly of hybrid systems and on the use of scanning probe microscopies to unravel structures and dynamics of molecules at surfaces and interfaces.

 

Elena Shevchenko

 

Elena Shevchenko received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Belorussian State University in 1998 and PhD from the University of Hamburg in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, she was a joint postdoctoral fellow between Columbia University and the T. J. Watson Research Center. In 2005 she became a staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since 2007, she has been a staff scientist at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. Her work has been recognized by Technology Review 35, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40. Research in Elena’s group focuses on the understanding of the mechanism of nucleation and growth of nanomaterials using in-situ techniques, exploring the structure-property correlation at the nanoscale, nanoparticle self-assembly and design of nanoscale functional materials for application in energy storage and energy conversion.

 

Lingdong Sun

 

Lingdong Sun is Professor at State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, Peking University, China. She obtained her PhD from Changchun Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1996 before completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at Peking University in 1998. She has been a JSPS Senior Visiting Scholar at Keio University, Japan, since 2001. Her research is directed towards outstanding phenomena related with nanostructures including, excitonic transition and localized plasmonic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals; luminescent rare earth nanomaterials, bio-detection and imaging; materials chemistry in preparation and integration of individual nanostructures into functional assemblies.

 

Benjamin Wiley

 

Benjamin J. Wiley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2007. From 2007-2009, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Prof. Wiley is the recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, the CAREER award from the Nation Science Foundation, the Beilby Metal from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and has been recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters, His current research focuses on sustainable, economical synthesis of nanostructures, understanding the processes that drive anisotropic growth of nanostructures, and understanding the structure-property relationship of nanostructures and nanostructured-composites for applications in optics, electronics, medicine, and electrochemistry.

 

 

 

All of our new Associate Editors are now handling papers for the journal, so we welcome you to submit to their Editor Centres if you feel that your manuscript fits with their area of expertise.

To read more exciting research articles visit our Nanoscale website and our blog. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Congratulations to our Highly Cited Nanoscale community!

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 Board members and authors have been recognized in Clarivate Analytics’ recently published 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list!

Congratulations from the Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale teams to…

…Editorial Board members

…and Advisory Board members

  • Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA
  • Rodney Ruoff, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, USA
  • Yunqi Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Click on their names to check out some of their published work in 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 our new Associate Editors: Xiaogang Liu, Hongxing Xu and Yves Dufrêne

We are pleased to introduce three new Associate Editors for Nanoscale: Xiaogang Liu, Hongxing Xu and Yves Dufrêne.

Professor Xiaogang Liu

Xiaogang is Dean’s Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his B. Eng from the Beijing Technology and Business University in China, and MS degree in Chemistry from East Carolina University, US. After completing his PhD at Northwestern University in the US, Professor Liu worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before joining the National University of Singapore. His research interests encompass supramolecular chemistry, materials science, and bioinorganic chemistry, specifically controlling assemblies of dynamically interacting biological molecules and understanding the relationship between structure and physical properties.

Xiaogang says: “I’m thrilled to take on a new role as an Associate Editor for Nanoscale, a forum that enables researchers to share their exciting work in the diverse field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. I look forward to working with members of our community and do hope to continue to improve the quality of the journal.”

Professor Hongxing Xu

Hongxing is Professor, the director of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and the Vice Dean of the School of Physics and Technology and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Wuhan University. His research is focused on surface enhanced spectroscopy and nanoplasmonics, in particular, phenomena, mechanisms, devices and applications based on surface plasmon resonances in novel metal nanostructure systems.

Professor Yves Dufrêne

Yves 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 PhD at UCL, 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 analyzing 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.

We are delighted to welcome Yves to the Nanoscale Editorial Board. He comments: “I am very honored and excited to become Associate Editor of such a great journal, definitely one of the very best in nanoscience. My main mission will be to promote publication of top-quality research in the fast moving area of nanobioscience and nanomedicine.”

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New Nanoscale Editor: Dr Xiaodong Chen

Nanoscale is delighted to welcome Dr Xiaodong Chen as a new Associate Editor.

Dr Chen is an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research focuses on developing integrated sytems at the nano-bio interface for monitoring, manipulating, and mimicking biological processes at the nanoscale and exploring programmable nanoscale modules for energy conversion.

So you can see for yourself the quality of work in Nanoscale, we have collected together some recent articles in Dr Chen’s exciting research fields, with a selection available to read for free for a limited period.

The nano-bio interface

Bio-inspired magnetic swimming microrobots for biomedical applications
Kathrin E. Peyer, Li Zhang and Bradley J. Nelson
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32554C, Feature Article

Supramolecular self-assemblies as functional nanomaterials
Eric Busseron, Yves Ruff, Emilie Moulin and Nicolas Giuseppone
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02176A, Review Article

Biomimetic graphene films and their properties
Yong-Lai Zhang, Qi-Dai Chen, Zhi Jin, Eunkyoung Kim and Hong-Bo Sun
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30813D, Feature Article

Lanthanide-doped luminescent nano-bioprobes: from fundamentals to biodetection
Yongsheng Liu, Datao Tu, Haomiao Zhu, En Ma and Xueyuan Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR33239F, Feature Article

Bioinspired design and macroscopic assembly of poly(vinyl alcohol)-coated graphene into kilometers-long fibers
Liang Kou and Chao Gao
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR00455D, Paper

Plasmon enhanced upconversion luminescence of NaYF4:Yb,Er@SiO2@Ag core–shell nanocomposites for cell imaging
Peiyan Yuan, Yih Hong Lee, Muthu Kumara Gnanasammandhan, Zhenping Guan, Yong Zhang and Qing-Hua Xu
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31241G, Paper

Photo-switched self-assembly of a gemini α-helical peptide into supramolecular architectures
Chang-Sheng Chen, Xiao-Ding Xu, Shi-Ying Li, Ren-Xi Zhuo and Xian-Zheng Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01967E, Communication

Energy Conversion

Free-standing one-dimensional plasmonic nanostructures
Lin Jiang, Yinghui Sun, Fengwei Huo, Hua Zhang, Lidong Qin, Shuzhou Li and Xiaodong Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11445J, Feature Article

Recent advances in solar cells based on one-dimensional nanostructure arrays
Miao Yu, Yun-Ze Long, Bin Sun and Zhiyong Fan
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30437F, Review Article

Power conversion efficiency enhancement based on the bio-inspired hierarchical antireflection layer in dye sensitized solar cells
Hyo-Jin Ahn, Sun-I Kim, Jong-Chul Yoon, Jung-Soo Lee and Ji-Hyun Jang
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31214J, Communication

Bio-inspired Antireflective Hetero-nanojunctions with Enhanced Photoactivity
Dianpeng Qi, Liyan Zheng, Xue Cao, Yueyue Jiang, Hongbo Xu, Zhang YanYan, Bingjie Yang, Yinghui Sun, Huey Hoon Hng, Nan Lu, Lifeng Chi and Xiaodong Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04011A, Paper

Bio-nanohybrids of quantum dots and photoproteins facilitating strong nonradiative energy transfer
Urartu Ozgur Safak Seker, Evren Mutlugun, Pedro Ludwig Hernandez-Martinez, Vijay K. Sharma, Vladimir Lesnyak, Nikolai Gaponik, Alexander Eychmüller and Hilmi Volkan Demir
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01417G, Paper

Functionalization of nanomaterials by non-thermal large area atmospheric pressure plasmas: application to flexible dye-sensitized solar cells
Heesoo Jung, Jaeyoung Park, Eun Sang Yoo, Gill-Sang Han, Hyun Suk Jung, Min Jae Ko, Sanghoo Park and Wonho Choe
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01889J, Paper

Spherical TiO2 aggregates with different building units for dye-sensitized solar cells
Zhaohui Liu, Xunjia Su, Genliang Hou, Song Bi, Zhou Xiao and Haipeng Jia
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01767B, Paper

Nanorainforest solar cells based on multi-junction hierarchical p-Si/n-CdS/n-ZnOnanoheterostructures
Wei Wang, Qing Zhao, Kevin Laurent, Y. Leprince-Wang, Zhi-Min Liao and Dapeng Yu
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11123J, Paper

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Yamuna Krishnan wins Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

Dr Yamuna Krishnan has received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Chemical Sciences.  The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards are India’s top awards for excellence in science and technology and are given annually to young scientists below the age of 45 who have made outstanding contributions in any field of science and technology.

The Award was instituted in 1957 in the honour of late Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, an eminent scientist, founder director and principal architect of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This year, eight scientists received awards on the 71st Foundation day of CSIR. Dr Krishnan was the only recipient in the Chemical Sciences Category. A full list of winners can be found here.

Yamuna Krishnan is a scientist at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, India. Her research involves understanding the structure and dynamics of unusual forms of DNA and translating this knowledge to create DNA-based nanodevices for applications in bionanotechnology.

Dr Krishnan is a Nanoscale Associate Editor. You can submit your best research to her Editorial Office at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr.

Here is one of Dr Krishnan’s recent articles in Chemical Communications:

Tunable, colorimetric DNA-based pH sensors mediated by A-motif formation
Sonali Saha, Kasturi Chakraborty and Yamuna Krishnan
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 2513-2515
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16347K

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