Natalie Stingelin, Editor-in-chief
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Natalie Stingelin (Stutzmann) is a Full Professor of Materials Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with prior positions at Imperial College London; the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; Queen Mary University of London, the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven; and ETH Zürich. She is the Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech and Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal, the ‘Journal of Materials Chemistry C’.
She has been elected to the class of 2019 MRS Fellows, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2012.
She was awarded, among other things, a Chaire Internationale Associée by the Excellence Initiative of the Université de Bordeaux in 2016, the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining's Rosenhain Medal and Prize in 2014, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Award for Visiting Scientists in 2015. While at Imperial College, she was recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, as well as an ERC Proof of Concept grant.
She was, among others, the Chair of the 2016 Gordon Conference on 'Electronic Processes in Organic Materials' and the Zing conference on ‘Organic Semiconductors’. In 2018, she organized the 14th edition of the International Conference of Organic Electronics (ICOE). She has published >180 papers in the area of organic electronics & photonics, bioelectronics, physical chemistry of organic functional materials, and smart inorganic/organic hybrid systems.
A. S. Achalkumar, Associate editor
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India
Achalkumar Ammathnadu Sudhakar is working as a full professor at the Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati from 2019, where he leads the Soft Matter Research Group. He is also associated with the Centre for Sustainable Polymers at IIT Guwahati. He received his PhD from Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) Bengaluru. He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Molecular Nano Sciences, University of Leeds, UK (2007 to 2009) and at RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wakoshi, Japan (2009 to 2011), before joining IIT Guwahati. He has been the recipient of Indian Liquid Crystal Society Silver Medal 2019 for his research achievements.
His research interests fall in the broad area of liquid crystals, supramolecular chemistry, functional polymers, organogels and self-assembled organic semiconductors. He has published around 90 papers and 3 patents. He has several invited articles and hot articles to his credit. He is also serving as a Dean of Outreach Education Program at IIT Guwahati to popularise science and maths among school children. He is the life member of Indian Liquid Crystal Society, Chemical Research Society and Society for Polymer Science in India.
Rachel Crespo-Otero, Associate editor
University College London, UK
Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero obtained a PhD in Chemistry through a collaborative programme between the University of Havana and the Autonomous University of Madrid. Following two postdoctoral positions at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and the University of Bath, she joined the Chemistry department at Queen Mary University of London as a Lecturer in January 2015 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2019. In May 2023, Rachel moved to the Department of Chemistry at University College London as an Associate Professor.
Her research focuses on developing and applying computational techniques to understand excited states and nonadiabatic processes in organic materials with applications in photochemistry, solid-state lasers, OLEDs, and energy materials. She is particularly interested in combining modelling and experiments to aid the design of efficient materials.
Renaud Demadrille, Associate editor
Renaud Demadrille is a senior research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG) at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in France. He received his PhD in organic chemistry in 2000 from the University of Aix-Marseille II in France where he was a fellowship of PPG Industries and Essilor International.
After obtaining PhD, he worked as a junior research engineer in the R&D center of an international chemical company. Then he joined in 2002 the CEA as a postdoctoral fellow to develop semiconducting polymers for organic photovoltaics before being appointed in 2005 as a permanent researcher at CEA-Grenoble in the Fundamental Research Division.
His research focuses on the synthesis and the characterisation of new pi-conjugated molecules and macromolecules for organic and hybrid photovoltaics, optoelectronics and thermoelectricity. In 2018, he received the prize of "Innovation in chemistry for energy" by the French Society of Chemistry (SCF) and in 2019 he was recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.
Antonio Facchetti, Associate Editor
Northwestern University and Flexterra Corporation, USA
Antonio Facchetti obtained his Laurea degree in Chemistry cum laude and a Ph.D in Chemical Sciences from the University of Milan. In 2002 he joined Northwestern University where he is currently a Research Full Professor. He is a co-founder and currently the Chief Technology Officer of Flexterra Corporation.
Dr. Facchetti has published more than 560 research articles, 16 book chapters, and holds more than 120 patents. He received the ACS Award for Creative Invention, the Giulio Natta Gold Medal of the Italian Chemical Society, the team IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe Award, and the corporate Flextech Award.
He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, European Academy of Science, MRS, AAAS, ACS-PMSE, Kavli, and RSC Fellow. He was selected among the "Top 100 Materials Scientists of the past decade (2000-2010)" and recognized as a Highly Cited Scientist by Clarivate.
Unyong Jeong, Associate editor
POSTECH, South Korea
Unyong Jeong received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea (1998). He received a M.A. degree (2000) and a Ph.D. degree (2003) in polymer physics in the same department. He joined Younan Xia’s group as a postdoctoral fellow to study the synthesis and applications of inorganic nanostructured materials.
Then, he joined Yonsei University in Korea (2006) and he moved to Dept. Materials Science and Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in 2015. He is a young Se-Ah distinguished professor in POSTECH and a member of Korea academy of science and technology. His research aims to understand the mechanical electrical properties of conductive materials and to fabricate flexible stretchable electronic devices for use in healthcare and electronic skin for robots. His work also includes solution-based synthesis of nanomaterials and their applications.
Oana Jurchescu, Associate editor
Wake Forest University, USA
Prof. Oana Jurchescu joined the Physics department at Wake Forest University (WFU) in 2009, where she is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair. She received her PhD in 2006 from University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD, USA (2007 – 2009).
Her expertise is in charge of transport in organic semiconductors, device physics, and structure-property relationships in organic and hybrid functional materials. She won the National Science Foundation CAREER award, several university-wide teaching and mentoring awards, the WFU Award for Excellence in Research and the Wake Forest Innovation award. She is a member of the executive committee of the Division of Materials Research within APS.
Mingzhu Li, Associate editor
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Mingzhu Li received her PhD degree in Chemistry from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in 2008. She joined the CAS Key Laboratory of Green Printing, ICCAS in 2008 and has been a full Professor since 2016.
Her research interests focus on self-assembly and functionalization of optical materials for photonics and optoelectrics, such as optical sensors, anti-counterfeiting, lasers, photodetectors and solar cells. She has received several awards including the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the first prize of Beijing Science and Technology Award, and the outstanding member of the Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Martyn McLachlan, Associate editor
Imperial College London, UK
Dr Martyn McLachlan is a Reader (Associate Professor) and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London. Previously he held a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPRSC Research Fellowship (2007-2012) at the same institute. His research interests focus on the development of solution processed interlayer and electrode materials for photovoltaic and light emitting devices.
Of particular interest to him are the correlation of processing-structure-performance relationships of solution processed organic, inorganic and hybrid devices and the characterisation of their surfaces and buried interfaces. His research is aimed at the integration of the materials and techniques developed into large volume manufacturing of plastic electronics.
Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Associate editor
Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
Kasper Moth-Poulsen studied organic chemistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he obtained the Cand. Scient. (2003) and PhD (2007) degrees under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Bjørnholm. In 2009, he continued his career abroad as a post-doctoral scholar at U.C. Berkeley, with Professors Rachel Segalman and Peter Vollhardt.
In 2011 KMP joined Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, as an Assistant Professor. In 2014 he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017 to Professor and in 2019 Full Professor in nanomaterials chemistry. In 2021 he joined Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC as an ICREA research professor. He is currently affiliated with Chalmers as well as ICMAB-CSIC.
He has received several prestigious grants and awards, including the Arnbergska Prize and the Göran Gustafson Award from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Norblad-Ekstrand Medal from the Swedish Chemical Society as well as Starting and Consolidator grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
Kasper's research is focusing on organic materials for energy storage, synthesis of nanoparticles and self-assembly. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an elected fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Ana Flávia Nogueira, Associate editor
University of Campinas, Brazil
Prof. Ana Flávia Nogueira obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (1996) and Master (1998) and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the University of Campinas (2001). She worked as a post-doctorate fellow at the Imperial College, UK, from 2001-2002 and as visiting researcher at Stanford University from 2017-2018.
At the moment, Ana Flávia is a Full Professor at the Chemistry Institute at UNICAMP and Director of the Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE, www.cine.org.br). Prof. Nogueira’s research focuses on the development of functional (nano)materials and their application in solar energy conversion.
She has experience in the field of perovskite solar cells, perovskite quantum materials and dense energy carriers (generation of solar fuels through photoelectrocatalytic systems using water, CO2 and other low-added values substrates).
She has published more than 170 papers, seven book chapters, one book and 3 patents. Her h index is 40. The Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar (LNES) founded in 2005 has leadership in dye sensitized, organic solar cells and perovskite solar research in Brazil and Latin America. In 2020 she was awarded with the ACS Leadership in Academia Award.
Erin Ratcliff, Associate editor
University of Arizona, USA
Prof. Erin Ratcliff in an Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona, with courtesy appointments in Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry. She also holds a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. At UArizona, Prof. Ratcliff is the Director of the Laboratory for Interface Science of Printable Electronic Materials and co-Director of the Institute for Energy Solutions.
She received a PhD in Physical Chemistry at Iowa State University in 2007, where she established her love of electrochemical methods and interface science. Her research focuses on mechanisms of electron transfer and transport across interfaces, including semiconductor/electrolyte interfaces and durability of printable electronic materials, including organic semiconductors and metal halide perovskites.
Neil Robertson, Associate editor
University of Edinburgh, UK
Neil Robertson graduated from the University of Edinburgh with his BSc and PhD degrees, and then worked at the Freie Universität Berlin, University of Wales Bangor and Imperial College London before returning to Edinburgh where he has remained since 2001. His research is focused on the design, synthesis, characterisation and application of new molecules for electronic materials, including dye-sensitised and perovskite solar cells, and multifunctional molecular semiconductors incorporating optical and magnetic properties.
He has acted as Deputy Director of the Supergen Excitonic Solar Cells Consortium (UK) and Director of the Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research and Energy Technology Partnership. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has initiated the Solar Spark project promoting low-cost solar energy to the wider public, which now links to Royal Society of Chemistry "Learn Chemistry".
Federico Rosei, Associate editor
University of Trieste, Italy
Federico Rosei received MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996 and 2001, respectively. He joined the University of Trieste (Italy) as Professor of Industrial Chemistry in March 2023.
Previously he was Professor and Former Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Varennes (QC) Canada.
He has held the Junior Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003-2013) and the Senior Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Materials (2016-2023). He also held the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (2013-2023).
Yana Vaynzof, Associate editor
Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Prof. Dr. Yana Vaynzof is the Chair for Emerging Electronic Technologies at the Integrated Centre for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials and the Centre for Advancing Electronics Dresden at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany). She received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Israel) in 2006 and a M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University (USA) in 2008.
In 2011, she received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK). Prior to commencing her current position in 2019, Yana was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge (UK) and an Assistant Professor at Heidelberg University (Germany).
Yana Vaynzof is the recipient of a number of fellowships and awards, including the ERC Starting Grant, Gordon Wu Fellowship, Henry Kressel Fellowship, Fulbright-Cottrell Award and the Walter Kalkhof-Rose Memorial Prize. Her research interests lie in the field of emerging photovoltaics focusing on the study of material and device physics of organic, quantum dot and perovskite solar cells by integrating device fabrication and characterisation with the application and development of advanced spectroscopic methods.
Zhiguo Xia, Associate editor
South China University of Technology, China
Zhiguo Xia obtained his bachelor degree in 2002 and master degree in 2005 from Beijing Technology and Business University, and he received his PhD degree in chemistry from Tsinghua University in 2008. Zhiguo worked at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing from 2008 to 2014 as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. He has been a full Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing since 2014. In 2018, he moved to South China University of Technology and worked as a full professor at The State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices. His research interest focuses on the structural design of inorganic luminescence materials including the rare earth phosphors and luminescent metal halides for emerging photonics applications, such as light-emitting diodes, scintillators and sensors.
Hao-Li Zhang, Associate editor
Lanzhou University, China
Hao-Li Zhang received his BSc and PhD from Lanzhou University in 1994 and 1999, respectively. After his postdoctoral work at University of Leeds in 1999 with Professor Stephen D. Evans., he worked at the University of Oxford in 2002 as a research associate with Professors Andrew Briggs and David Bucknall. In 2004, he joined the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (SKLAOC) at Lanzhou University as a professor of chemistry. His research mainly focus on the development of new organic functional materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications, including transistors, single-molecule devices and nonlinear optics. He was the recipient of several prizes and awards, including Asian Rising Stars by Asian Chemical Congress and Distinguished Young Scholar by NSFC. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry.
Ni Zhao, Associate editor
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ni Zhao is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2008. From 2008-2010 she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her recent research interests include optoelectronic devices, wearable biomedical devices and optical spectroscopy.