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Professor Gianaurelio (Giovanni) Cuniberti joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Gianaurelio (Giovanni) Cuniberti joins the Associate Editor team

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Professor Gianaurelio (Giovanni) Cuniberti

We are delighted to welcome Professor Gianaurelio (Giovanni) Cuniberti, TU Dresden, Germany, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

Gianaurelio Cuniberti has been the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at TU Dresden since 2007 and is the founding director of the Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials. He is an Honorary Professor at the Division of IT Convergence Engineering of POSTECH and the Pohang University of Science and Technology, is Adjunct Professor for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama, and a Guest Professor at SJTU. In 2018 he became a faculty member of the transcampus between TU Dresden and King’s College London.

His research interests include a wide range of areas from quantum dots, nanowires and nanotubes to biosystems, molecular and organic electronics, addressing transport phenomena, structural stability and the theory and modelling of electronic and structural properties of bottom-up nanoscale materials.

 

Submit your latest research to Professor Cuniberti’s Editorial Office

Read some of his recent papers below.

A wafer-scale two-dimensional platinum monosulfide ultrathin film via metal sulfurization for high performance photoelectronics
Jinbo Pang, Yanhao Wang, Xiaoxin Yang, Lei Zhang, Yufen Li, Yu Zhang, Jiali Yang, Feng Yang, Xiao Wang, Gianaurelio Cuniberti, Hong Liu and Mark H. Rümmeli
Mater. Adv., 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00757B

One-way rotation of a chemically anchored single molecule-rotor
Frank Eisenhut, Tim Kühne, Jorge Monsalve, Saurabh Srivastava, Dmitry A. Ryndyk, Gianaurelio Cuniberti, Oumaima Aiboudi, Franziska Lissel, Vladimír Zobač, Roberto Robles, Nicolás Lorente, Christian Joachim and Francesca Moresco
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR04583K

Predicting the bulk modulus of single-layer covalent organic frameworks with square-lattice topology from molecular building-block properties
Antonios Raptakis, Arezoo Dianat, Alexander Croy and Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR07666J

Enhanced visible-light photodegradation of fluoroquinolone-based antibiotics and E. coli growth inhibition using Ag–TiO2 nanoparticles
Jiao Wang, Ladislav Svoboda, Zuzana Němečková, Massimo Sgarzi, Jiří Henych, Nadia Licciardello and Gianaurelio Cuniberti
RSC Adv., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0RA10403E

Coexistence of fluorescent Escherichia coli strains in millifluidic droplet reactors
Xinne Zhao, Rico Illing, Philip Ruelens, Michael Bachmann, Gianaurelio Cuniberti, J. Arjan G. M. de Visser and Larysa Baraban
Lab Chip, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0LC01204A

STM induced manipulation of azulene-based molecules and nanostructures: the role of the dipole moment
Tim Kühne, Kwan Ho Au-Yeung, Frank Eisenhut, Oumaima Aiboudi, Dmitry A. Ryndyk, Gianaurelio Cuniberti, Franziska Lissel and Francesca Moresco
Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06809H

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

Best wishes,

Dr Heather Montgomery Dr Jeremy Allen
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances
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Professor Christian Klinke joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Christian Klinke joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

Professor Christian Klinke

We are delighted to welcome Professor Christian Klinke, University of Rostock, Germany and Swansea University, UK, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

Christian Klinke studied physics at the University of Würzburg and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he also obtained his diploma degree. In 2017 he joined the Chemistry Department of Swansea University, UK, as an associate professor and since 2019 he has also held a position of full professor at the University of Rostock, Germany.

His research concerns the colloidal synthesis of nanomaterials and the optoelectronic characterization of these materials.

 

 

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Read some of his recent papers below.

Two-dimensional halide perovskites: synthesis, optoelectronic properties, stability, and applications
Sushant Ghimire and Christian Klinke
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR02769G

Anisotropic circular photogalvanic effect in colloidal tin sulfide nanosheets
Mohammad Mehdi Ramin Moayed, Fu Li, Philip Beck, Jan-Christian Schober and Christian Klinke
Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR01189D

Photoexcitation of PbS nanosheets leads to highly mobile charge carriers and stable excitons
Jannika Lauth, Michele Failla, Eugen Klein, Christian Klinke, Sachin Kinge and Laurens D. A. Siebbeles
Nanoscale, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07927K

Preparation of high-yield and ultra-pure Au25 nanoclusters: towards their implementation in real-world applications
Michael Galchenko, Raphael Schuster, Andres Black, Maria Riedner and Christian Klinke
Nanoscale, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C8NR08200F

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

Best wishes,

Dr Heather Montgomery Dr Jeremy Allen
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances
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Professor Janet Macdonald joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Janet Macdonald joins the Associate Editor team

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Professor Janet Macdonald

We are delighted to welcome Professor Janet Macdonald, Vanderbilt University, USA, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

Janet Macdonald received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from McGill University, followed by a PhD from the University of Alberta in 2008. She joined the chemistry faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2011, where she is an associate professor of chemistry and a member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Her research focuses on the phase selective synthesis of nanocrystalline materials, especially preparing non-natural phases of metal chalcogenides. Her group also studies fundamental charge transfer phenomena from semiconductor nanocrystals for solar-to-fuel technologies and photovoltaics, including specialized ligand synthesis to aid charge transfer.

 

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Read some of her recent papers below.

Alkyl selenol reactivity with common solvents and ligands: influences on phase control in nanocrystal synthesis
Eric A. Ho, Antony R. Peng and Janet E. Macdonald
Nanoscale, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR06282D

Synthesis of vulcanite (CuTe) and metastable Cu1.5Te nanocrystals using a dialkyl ditelluride precursor
Evan H. Robinson, Kaelyn M. Dwyer, Alexandra C. Koziel, Ahmed Y. Nuriye and Janet. E. Macdonald
Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06910H

Photo-induced copper mediated copolymerization of activated-ester methacrylate polymers and their use as reactive precursors to prepare multi-dentate ligands for the water transfer of inorganic nanoparticles
Binh T. Mai, Markus J. Barthel, Aidin Lak, Tommaso Avellini, Ana Maria Panaite, Emille M. Rodrigues, Luca Goldoni and Teresa Pellegrino
Polym. Chem., 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00212G

Ligand cleavage enables formation of 1,2-ethanedithiol capped colloidal quantum dot solids
James Z. Fan, Andrew D. La Croix, Zhenyu Yang, Emma Howard, Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, Larissa Levina, Nicole M. Jenkinson, Nathan J. Spear, Yiying Li, Olivier Ouellette, Zheng-Hong Lu, Edward H. Sargent and Janet E. Macdonald
Nanoscale, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9NR02708D

 

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

Best wishes,

Dr Heather Montgomery Dr Jeremy Allen
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances
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Professor Teresa Pellegrino joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Teresa Pellegrino joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

Professor Teresa Pellegrino

We are delighted to welcome Professor Teresa Pellegrino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

Teresa Pellegrino received her Master’s in Chemistry in 2000 and her PhD in Chemical Synthesis and Applied Enzymatic Chemistry in 2005 from the University of Bari, Italy. In 2014 she became a tenured Team Leader of the Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications Group at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy.

Her current research interests focus on the synthesis of inorganic nanocrystals with an emphasis on magnetic materials and organic-inorganic nanostructured materials for drug delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, photo-thermal treatment and radiotherapy.

 

Submit your latest research to Professor Pellegrino’s Editorial Office

 

Read some of her recent papers below.

Magnetic nanoparticles and clusters for magnetic hyperthermia: optimizing their heat performance and developing combinatorial therapies to tackle cancer
Helena Gavilán, Sahitya Kumar Avugadda, Tamara Fernández-Cabada, Nisarg Soni, Marco Cassani, Binh T. Mai, Roy Chantrell and Teresa Pellegrino
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1CS00427A

Di- and tri-component spinel ferrite nanocubes: synthesis and their comparative characterization for theranostic applications
Niccolò Silvestri, Helena Gavilán, Pablo Guardia, Rosaria Brescia, Soraia Fernandes, Anna Cristina S. Samia, Francisco J. Teran and Teresa Pellegrino
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR01044A

Photo-induced copper mediated copolymerization of activated-ester methacrylate polymers and their use as reactive precursors to prepare multi-dentate ligands for the water transfer of inorganic nanoparticles
Binh T. Mai, Markus J. Barthel, Aidin Lak, Tommaso Avellini, Ana Maria Panaite, Emille M. Rodrigues, Luca Goldoni and Teresa Pellegrino
Polym. Chem., 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00212G

Novel synthesis of platinum complexes and their intracellular delivery to tumor cells by means of magnetic nanoparticles
Alessandra Quarta, Manuel Amorín, María José Aldegunde, Laura Blasi, Andrea Ragusa, Simone Nitti, Giammarino Pugliese, Giuseppe Gigli, Juan R. Granja and Teresa Pellegrino
Nanoscale, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07015J

Dually responsive gold–iron oxide heterodimers: merging stimuli-responsive surface properties with intrinsic inorganic material features
Hamilton Kakwere, Maria Elena Materia, Alberto Curcio, Mirko Prato, Ayyappan Sathya, Simone Nitti and Teresa Pellegrino
Nanoscale, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06726G

Unraveling viscosity effects on the hysteresis losses of magnetic nanocubes
D. Cabrera, A. Lak, T. Yoshida, M. E. Materia, D. Ortega, F. Ludwig, P. Guardia, A. Sathya, T. Pellegrino and F. J. Teran
Nanoscale, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00810D

 

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

Best wishes,

Dr Heather Montgomery Dr Jeremy Allen
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances
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Professor Zhiqun Lin joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Zhiqun Lin joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

Professor Zhiqun Lin

We are delighted to welcome Professor Zhiqun Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

Zhiqun Lin received his Ph.D in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2002. He is currently a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

His research interests include solar cells, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, batteries, quantum dots (rods), multifunctional nanocrystals, Janus nanostructures, conjugated polymers, semiconductor organic-inorganic nanocomposites, block copolymers, polymer blends, hierarchical structure formation and assembly, and surface and interfacial properties.

 

Submit your latest research to Professor Lin’s Editorial Office

 

Read some of his recent papers below.

Piezo-phototronic effect on photocatalysis, solar cells, photodetectors and light-emitting diodes
Baoying Dai, Gill M. Biesold, Meng Zhang, Haiyang Zou, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang and Zhiqun Lin
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1CS00506E

Tailoring oxygen evolution reaction activity of metal-oxide spinel nanoparticles via judiciously regulating surface-capping polymers
Christopher D. Sewell, Zewei Wang, Yeu-Wei Harn, Shuang Liang, Likun Gao, Xun Cui and Zhiqun Lin
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1TA04511C

Continuous production of ultrathin organic–inorganic Ruddlesden–Popper perovskite nanoplatelets via a flow reactor
Gill M. Biesold, Shuang Liang, Brent K. Wagner, Zhitao Kang and Zhiqun Lin
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR03239A

Stimuli-responsive Janus mesoporous nanosheets towards robust interfacial emulsification and catalysis
Jiangyan Yang, Jialin Wang, Yijiang Liu, Huaming Li and Zhiqun Lin
Mater. Horiz. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0MH01260B

Tailoring carrier dynamics in perovskite solar cells via precise dimension and architecture control and interfacial positioning of plasmonic nanoparticles
Xun Cui, Yihuang Chen, Meng Zhang, Yeu Wei Harn, Jiabin Qi, Likun Gao, Zhong Lin Wang, Jinsong Huang, Yingkui Yang and Zhiqun Lin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2020, DOI: 10.1039/C9EE03937F

An integrated experimental and theoretical study on the optical properties of uniform hairy noble metal nanoparticles
Di Yang, Yihuang Chen, Hongshang Peng, Gengxiang Chen and Zhiqun Lin
Nanoscale, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8NR07115B

 

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

Best wishes,

Dr Heather Montgomery Dr Jeremy Allen
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances
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Professor Jinlan Wang joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Jinlan Wang joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

Professor Jinlan Wang

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jinlan Wang, Southeast University, China, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

Jinlan Wang received her Ph.D from Nanjing University, China, in 2002. She subsequently spent three years at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, before joining Southeast University in China in 2006 as a full Professor. She has since developed the computational physics and chemistry group there and is currently a Chief Professor of Southeast University.

Her current research mainly focuses on computational studies and design of two-dimensional materials and clean energy materials, using techniques ranging from machine learning to classical molecular dynamics or different level first-principles methods.

 

Submit your latest research to Professor Wang’s Editorial Office

 

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

Best wishes,

Dr Heather Montgomery Dr Anna Rulka
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances
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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

 

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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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