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Professor Chunli Bai


Professor Chunli Bai is Executive Vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and President of the Graduate School of CAS with more than 30,000 students. He graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Peking University in 1978 and received his MS and PhD degrees from CAS Institute of Chemistry in 1981 and 1985, respectively. From 1985-1987, he was at Caltech, US, for advanced study, conducting research work in the field of physical chemistry as a post-doctorate associate and visiting scholar. After his return home in 1987, he continued his research at CAS Institute of Chemistry. From 1991 to 1992, he was a visiting professor at Tohoku University in Japan. His research areas involve the structure and properties of polymer catalysts, X-ray crystallography of organic compounds, molecular mechanics and EXAFS research on electro-conducting polymers. In the mid-1980s, he shifted his research orientation to the field of scanning tunneling microscopy, and molecular nanotechnology.

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Professor Jie Liu

Associate Editor

Professor Jie Liu is the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Chemistry at Duke University, NC, USA. Professor Liu received his BS degree from Shandong University in 1987 and completed his PhD at Harvard University before undertaking a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rice University between 1996 and 1999. His research interests include controlled growth of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) for nanoelectronics, the synthesis, purification and applications of few walled carbon nanotubes (FWNTs), the optical properties of ZnO nanostructures and the study of microporous carbon (MPC) materials for energy applications.

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Professor Xiaogang Liu

Associate Editor

Professor Xiaogang Liu 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.

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Professor Wei Lu

Associate Editor

Professor Wei Lu is an associate professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He received B.S. degree in physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996, and Ph.D. in physics from Rice University, Houston, TX in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He joined the faculty of UM in 2005. His research interest includes high-density memory and logic devices based on two-terminal resistive switches (memristors), growth and applications of semiconductor nanowires and nanowire heterostructures, and electrical transport in low-dimensional systems. He is a member of the ITRS Emerging Research Device working group and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.

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Professor Francesco Stellacci

Associate Editor

Professor Francesco Stellacci heads the Supramolecular NanoMaterials and Interfaces Laboratory (SuNMil) at EPFL, Switzerland. Professor Stellacci has research interests in nanoscience and nanotechnology, specifically in the investigation of the structure-property relationships that exist between nanostructured molecular assemblies and their surface properties. His research focuses on the generation of new understanding on the assembly of molecules in spatially defined arrangements and their interactions with organic and bio molecules and with inorganic surfaces. The goal is to apply this knowledge toward the development and the efficient fabrication of original nano-size molecular-based materials and devices for a wealth of applications. In order to build such devices, Stellacci's group is developing new materials (organic ligand coated nanoparticles and nanotubes), and new soft-materials fabrication techniques (based on molecular recognition and self-assembly). A specific example is the discovery of novel materials whose outside shell spontaneously assembles in ways that resemble the structuring of domains on viruses' capsids. Another example is the development of a nature-inspired stamping technique able to transfer DNA patterns from a surface onto another. This method has been tailored for the efficient production of inexpensive DNA micro- and nano-arrays. A special emphasis in the group is placed on the understanding of the nanoscale limitation of present thermodynamic modeling of surface interactions.

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Dr Xiaodong Chen

Associate Editor

Dr Xiaodong Chen is a Nanyang Associate Professor and Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Dr Chen obtained his BS degree in chemistry from Fuzhou University in China and his MS degree in physical chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After that, he moved to University of Münster in Germany and obtained his PhD degree in biochemistry. Before joining NTU in 2009, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. His research focusses on integrated sytems at the nano-bio interface, nanobioelectronics, bioinspired assembly and programmable materials for energy conversion. 

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Dr Serena Corr

Associate Editor

Serena Corr is a lecturer in physical chemistry at the University of Glasgow.  Serena graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin in 2007, before going on to carry out postdoctoral work in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2007 - 2009).  After an academic appointment at the University of Kent, she joined the faculty at the University of Glasgow in 2013. Her research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterisation of functional nanomaterials whose applications include insertion electrodes for energy storage, biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics and electronically responsive materials.  Using a variety of synthetic approaches and a range of characterisation techniques spanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, physical property measurements and local structure probes, her group are particularly interested in understanding the intimate structure-property interplay in functional nanomaterials.

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Professor Yves Dufrêne

Associate Editor

Professor Yves Dufrêne is a Research Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research and a Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium. He obtained his Bioengineering degree and 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.

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Professor Dirk Guldi

Associate Editor

Dirk Guldi is a Professor at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His scientific career began at the University of Köln, from where he graduated in Chemistry (1988) and from where he received his PhD (1990).  After a postdoctoral stay at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg/USA (1991/1992), he took a position at the Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin (1992-1994).  Following a brief stay as a Feodor-Lynen Fellow at Syracuse University/USA he joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory/USA (1995).  After nearly a decade in the USA, he joined University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. His research is focussed on charge-separation in nanocarbon based electron donor-acceptor materials and the construction of nanostructured thin films for solar energy conversion.

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Professor Xingyu Jiang

Associate Editor

Xingyu Jiang is a Professor at the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China (NCNST, located in Beijing), which is an affiliate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his BS at the University of Chicago and PhD at Harvard University. He joined the NCNST in 2005 and has remained there since.  His current research interests include gold nanoparticle-based materials for applications in molecular analysis and medicine, microfluidics and its application in biomedicine. Prof. Jiang's work was recognized by the Human Frontier Science Program (Young Scientist Award) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (National Distinguished Young Scholar Award).

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Professor RongChao Jin

Associate Editor

RongChao Jin is Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA and previously served on the Nanoscale Advisory Board. Professor Jin's research covers the synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanoparticles. His group develop chemical methods for synthesizing new types of inorganic nanoclusters and nanocrystals, hybrid nano-architectures, and inorganic/polymer nanocomposites. He is also very interested in the applications of nanoparticles in catalysis, optics, chemo- and bio-sensing, and photovoltaics.

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Dr Yamuna Krishnan

Associate Editor

Yamuna Krishnan is a Reader at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India.   Dr Krishnan obtained her BSc (Chemistry) from the University of Madras, and graduated with a PhD in organic chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Between 2001 and 2004 she was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, before taking up a position as an assistant professor at NCBS. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious 1851 Research Fellowship award. Dr Krishnan's 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.

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Professor Shouheng Sun

Associate Editor

Professor Sun is Professor of Chemistry at Brown University and has been the Associate Director of Brown's Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation since 2008. Professor Sun's research in nanomaterials involves two related areas: (1) chemical synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticles; (2) construction and elaboration of functional nanoparticles and their assemblies for applications in biomedicine, catalysis, and information storage.

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Professor Jianfang Wang

Associate Editor

Jianfang Wang is Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and received his MS and PhD degrees from Peking University (1996) and Harvard University (2002), respectively. Jianfang was appointed Associate Editor of Nanoscale in September 2009.

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Professor Hongxing Xu

Associate Editor

Professor Hongxing Xu 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.

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Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng

Associate Editor

Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng is the Ameritas Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA. He received his bachelor degree in Physics from Peking University in 1984 and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1989. He pursued his postdoctoral research in physical chemistry at the University of Chicago and UCLA from 1989 to 1993. A faculty member for 19 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Professor Zeng has supervised 20 graduate students and 20 postdoctoral fellows. He has published 293 scientific papers in refereed journals. Professor Zeng is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and has also held a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship and a fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Professor Zeng was a recipient of the American Chemical Society Midwest Award in 2011 and University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award in 2010. His research interests include computational and theoretical study of liquids (water in particular), confined fluids, two-phase interfaces, and nanoclusters, as well as nanocatalysts and computer-aided design and study of nanostructured materials.

Editorial Board

Andrea Ferrari

University of Cambridge, UK

Advisory Board

Zhenan Bao

Stanford University, USA

Amanda Barnard

CSIRO, Australia

Lennart Bergström

Stockholm University, Sweden

Arun Chattopadhyay

IIT Guwahati, India

Claus Feldmann

University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Sharon Glotzer

The University of Michigan, USA

Hiroaki Imai

Keio University, Japan

Song Jin

University of Wisconsin, USA

Graham Leggett

The University of Sheffield, UK

Changming Li

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Zhiqun Lin

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Yunqi Liu

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Catherine Murphy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

T. Pradeep

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Roberto Salvarezza

Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas, Argentina

Paolo Samori

Université de Strasbourg, France

Zhigang Shuai

Tsinghua University, China

Hong-Bo Sun

Jilin University, China

Dmitri Talapin

University of Chicago, USA

Zhiyong Tang

National Center for NanoScience and Technology of China, China

Jan van Ruitenbeek

Leiden Institute of Physics, Netherlands

G. Julius Vancso

University of Twente, Netherlands

Daniel Vanmaekelbergh

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Zhong Lin Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Sishen Xie

Laboratory Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Shu Yang

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Hua Zhang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Yuliang Zhao

National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, China