University of Twente, The Netherlands
Jeroen Cornelissen is a Professor in Biomolecular Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, Enschede, and the Netherlands. He studied chemistry in The Netherlands with a minor in polymer chemistry carried out at the Eindhoven University of Technology with Professor E.W. Meijer and a major in Supramolecular Chemistry and Catalysis at the University of Nijmegen with Professor R.J.M. Nolte.
He received his PhD (cum laude) from the University of Nijmegen in 2001. After postdoctoral work at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, USA. he returned to Nijmegen, where he was appointed as an Assistant Professor until 2009. His current research interests are in well-defined polymer architectures, hybrid systems of synthetic macromolecules and biopolymers and the use of viruses as building blocks in functional materials.
Jiang Chang, Associate editor
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
Jiang Chang is a Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Fellow of International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, (FRSC) and Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He earned his PhD in 1991 in Chemistry from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany and worked as a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Medical University of Luebeck in Germany.
Since 2000 Jiang has been a Professor and Director of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Center at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, and Adjunct Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Biomedical Engineering/Med-X Research Institute. Jiang is the Vice President of the Interdisciplinary Research Society for Bone and Joint Injectable Biomaterials. His research focuses on bioactive materials for tissue regeneration and tissue engineering and mechanisms of cell-biomaterial interaction.
Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Associate editor
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the L.B. (Preach) Meaders Professorship in Engineering. She received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University under the guidance of Professors Anne Hiltner and Jim Anderson.
She then completed a UT-TORCH Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor Tony Mikos at Rice University with a focus in orthopaedic tissue engineering. Dr. Cosgriff-Hernandez joined the faculty of at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Her laboratory specializes in the synthesis of hybrid biomaterials with targeted integrin interactions and scaffold fabrication strategies.
Gemma-Louise Davies, Associate editor
University College London, UK
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1831-0627
Dr Gemma-Louise graduated from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) with a Degree in Natural Sciences (Mod. Chemistry) and remained there to undertake a PhD in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry (awarded in 2011). Following a brief industry-supported Postdoctoral Fellowship in Trinity College Dublin, Gemma-Louise moved to the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Research Associate before she was awarded a Global Research Fellowship at the University of Warwick in 2013.
She joined the Department of Chemistry at University College London as Lecturer in Materials Chemistry and Director of the MSc in Materials for Energy and the Environment in July 2017. Gemma-Louise’s interdisciplinary research focusses on the design and development of nanostructured materials for medical imaging, diagnostic and healthcare applications, industrial application and also investigates the role and fate of nanomaterials in the environment.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Claus Feldmann studied chemistry at the University of Bonn (Germany) and remained there to do his doctorate in solid-state chemistry under Martin Jansen (in 1994). After post-doctoral studies with Hans-Georg von Schnering at the Max Planck Institute of Solid-State Research, Stuttgart (Germany), he moved to industry (1995-2003). He joined the Philips Research Laboratories (Germany/The Netherlands), where he was engaged in luminescent materials. Simultaneously, he habilitated at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) on nanomaterials (2003). In 2003, he was also appointed at the University of Karlsruhe, the present Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research interests address solid-state chemistry and functional nanomaterials. Specifically, this includes polyhalides, clusters and carbonyls, metal and metal nitride nanoparticles as well as photocatalysts, hollow nanospheres and hybrid materials for imaging and drug delivery.
Zhejiang University, China
Professor Ji Jian is a professor at Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Zhejiang University. He received his PhD in the chemistry and physics of polymers from Zhejiang University in 1991. His research focuses on interfacial phenomena for biomedical implant, tissue engineering and nanomedicine.
He has published 320 publications and 36 patents. He received several award including the Distinguished Young Scholars Award of the National Science Foundation of China (2010), Chang Jiang Scholars by Ministry of Education (2015) and the fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (2016). Since 2017，he has been the director of Institute of Biomedical Macromolecule in Zhejiang University.
Shaoqin Liu, Associate editor
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Professor Shaoqin Liu received her Bachelor degree and Ph. D degree from Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering in 1994 and from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Science) in 1999, respectively. She started her chemistry research career under Professor Shaojun Dong group at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry to develop polyoxometalates-based thin film.
After her Ph. D degree, she moved to Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interface as Humboldt Fellow. She developed polyoxometalates-based functional materials. In 2004, she joined National Research Council of Canada as NESRC fellow to study direct methanol fuel cells. In 2007, she started her academic career as a Full Professor in Harbin Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include preparation of nanostructured materials and their applications in energy, biosensing and cancer therapy.
Marc in het Panhuis, Associate editor
University of Wollongong, Australia
Marc in het Panhuis is a Professor of Materials Science, the Associate Dean International for the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Head of the Soft Materials Group, and Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He obtained his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Twente (the Netherlands), his PhD in Physics from The University of Dublin, Trinity College (Ireland) and carried out post-doctoral research in Chemistry at UMIST (now University of Manchester, UK). His research laboratories are located in the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials and his activities are focused on tough hydrogels, their mechanical (including self-healing/self-recovery) and electrical characterization, interactions with living cells and their processing using Additive Manufacturing (3D/4D printing) for applications in tissue engineering, edible electronics and soft robotics.
Yoshiko Miura, Associate editor
Kyushu University, Japan
Yoshiko Miura is currently Professor in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Chemistry at Kyushu University, Japan. She studied polymer chemistry and biopolymer chemistry at Kyoto University under Prof. Yukio Imanishi and Prof. Shiro Kobayashi, and received PhD in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, She spent her postdoctoral period at the University of Pennsylvania in Professor Virgil Percec’s group. In 2001, she then returned to Japan and was appointed as Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology at Nagoya University. Then in 2005, she was appointed as associate professor at the School of Materials Science in Japan Advanced Institute of Technology. From 2010 to the present, she is a professor at Kyushu University. Her current research interests include the development of bio-based polymers of glycopolymers, biofunctional nanogels, porous polymers, and biomimetic materials.
Xiaogang Qu, Associate editor
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaogang Qu received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1995 with CAS President's Award. He moved to the USA afterwards and worked with Professor J. B. Chaires at the Mississippi Medical Center and Nobel Laureate Professor Ahmed. H. Zewail at the California Institute of Technology. Since late 2002, he is a professor at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS. From 12/2006 to 05/2007, he visited the group of Nobel Laureate Professor Alan J. Heeger at the UCSB. His current research is focused on ligand-nucleic acids or related protein interactions, and bio-functional materials for advanced medical technology.
Jessica Winter, Associate editor
Ohio State University, USA
Jessica Winter is a Professor in the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Director of the MRSEC Center for Emergent Materials at the Ohio State University, and Past Chair of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Innovative Visual Rehabilitation at the Boston VA Hospital in 2006. Her research interests include nanomaterials for cancer imaging, diagnostics, drug delivery; and cell migration in the brain tumor microenvironment. She is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Core Quantum Technologies, a company commercializing nanoparticle reagents for leukemia diagnostics. She has received the American Chemical Society Rising Star Award and the Golden Mouse Trap Engineering Rising Star Award; she was named to Top 25 STEM professors in Ohio; and is a fellow of the AAAS, AIMBE, and senior member of the IEEE and AIChE.