Katharina Landfester, Editorial Board Chair
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Katharina Landfester received her doctoral degree in 1995. After a postdoctoral stay at the Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA), she worked at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany) leading the miniemulsion group. From 2003 to 2008, she was full professor at the University of Ulm. She joined the Max Planck Society in 2008 as one of the directors of the MPIP. She was awarded the Reimund Stadler prize of the German Chemical Society and the prize of the Dr. Hermann Schnell Foundation, followed by the Bruno Werdelmann Lecturer in 2012 and the Bayer Lecturer in 2014. Her research focusses on creating functional colloids for new material and biomaterial applications. She has published more than 600 papers in international journals, 30 reviews and holds more than 50 patents.
Katsuhiko Ariga, Scientific editor
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga is the Leader of the Supermolecules Group and Principal Investigator of the World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). He was born in 1962 and received his BEng, MEng, and PhD Degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT). He was an Assistant Professor at TIT, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and then served as a group leader in the Supermolecules Project at Japan Science and Technology (JST) agency. Thereafter, he worked as an Associate Professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology and then got involved with the ERATO Aida Nanospace Project at JST. In January 2004, he moved to NIMS. He was also appointed as a Professor at the University of Tokyo in 2017. His research field is based on supramolecular chemistry and surface science, including the boundary research areas of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and materials chemistry. His major interests are the fabrication of novel functional nanostructures with nanoarchitectonics based on molecular recognition and self-assembly including Langmuir–Blodgett films, layer-by-layer films, and mesoporous materials.
Wenlong Cheng, Scientific editor
Monash University, Australia
Wenlong Cheng is a professor and director of research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, Australia. He is also an Ambassador Tech Fellow in Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. He earned his PhD from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005 and his BS from Jilin University, China in 1999. He held positions in the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering of Cornell University before joining the Monash University in 2010. His research interest focuses rational design and assembly of noble nanocrystals (particularly gold) for various applications in nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology, including DNA-based nanoassemblies, soft wearable electronic skin sensors, soft energy devices, targeted cancer theranostics, and soft plasmonic metamaterials.
Miaofang Chi, Editorial board member
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Miaofang Chi is a Distinguished Scientist and Microscopist at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Prior to joining ORNL in 2008, she was a research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2004-2006) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2006-2008). She serves as the committee chair of Educational Resources for Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and was named a Fellow of MSA in 2022. Her primary research interests are understanding interfacial charge transfer and ion transport behaviour in energy and quantum materials by advancing and employing novel electron microscopy techniques.
Yves Dufrêne, Scientific editor
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
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 Ph.D at UCL, and 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 analysing 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.
Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Scientific editor
Anna is an Associate Professor at the Institut des Matériaux, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Anna received her BA in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona and went on to receive her PhD in Materials Science from École Polytechnique in France working with Pere Roca i Cabarrocas. She then moved to work with Harry Atwater at Caltech as a postdoctoral fellow, where she also co-founded the company Aonex Technologies. She was also a group leader at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University of Munich. Anna joined the faculty at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2008. Her research activities are centered on the materials science and engineering of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically nanowires.
Dirk Guldi, Scientific editor
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Dirk completed both his undergraduate studies (1988) and PhD (1990) at the University of Cologne (Germany). Following postdoctoral appointments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA), the Hahn-Meitner Institute Berlin (1992), and Syracuse University, he joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory in 1995. Since 2004, he has been Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen. In his current position, Dirk is one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of charge transfer and nanocarbons. His group is involved in the designing, devising, synthesizing, and testing of novel nanometer scale structures as integrative components for photoelectrochemical devices.
Jin-Hong Park, Editorial board member
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Jin-Hong Park has been a professor at the Department of Semiconductor Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) since 2023. Prior to this, he served as an assistant, associate, and full professor at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano Technology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) from 2011 to 2023. He also worked as an assistant professor at Kyung-Hee University and as a postdoctoral researcher at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, from 2009 to 2011. Park has authored or co-authored more than 145 technical journal papers for international journals. He has also been granted over 40 international patents. He received his MS/PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2006 and 2009 for his work on the physics and technology of low-temperature germanium MOSFETs for monolithic 3D-ICs. In 2004, he received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University. Park's current research focuses on developing next-generation devices based on 2D vdW and oxide semiconductor materials, such as GAA-FET, C-FET, NDR/NDT devices, and 3D DRAM cell transistors, as well as process technologies for new channel materials such as 2D vdW and oxide semiconductors.
Zhiyong Tang, Scientific editor
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China
Zhiyong is a Professor at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in China. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Department of Environmental Chemistry at Wuhan University before receiving his PhD from the Changchu Institute of Applied Chemistry in Dr Erkang Wang’s group. Zhiyong was a research Fellow in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University and University of Michigan, respectively, working with Nicholas Kotov. He joinged the National Center for Nanoscience and technology in 2008 and his research interests are centred on the fabrication and application of functional inorganic nanomaterials in the fields of energy and the environment.
Jinlan Wang, Scientific editor
Southeast University, China
Jinlan Wang got her Ph. D from Department of Physics, Nanjing University, China in 2002. Then, she had three-year Postdoctoral experience at Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA. Since 2006, she has joined in Southeast University in China as a full professor and developed the computational physics and chemistry group. She currently is a distinguished professor of Southeast University. Her current research interest mainly focuses on computational studies and design of two-dimensional materials and clean energy materials. The techniques involves from machine learning to classical molecular dynamics to different level first-principles methods. She published over 200 papers in high-impact journals, including Science, Nat. Commun, JACS, Angew Chem, Adv. Mater.,with the total citations over 7000 times and H-index of 44. She was also the recipient of the Distinguished Young Scholars award of National Science Foundation of China (2015).
Miqin Zhang, Editorial board member
University of Washington, USA
Miqin is Kyocera Professor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor in Department of Neurological Surgery, and adjunct Professor in Departments of Radiology, Bioengineering, and Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, University of Washington. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California at Berkeley and joined the University of Washington in 1999, and has been a full Professor since 2008. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis and therapy, biomaterials for regenerative medicine and stem cell research, and cell-based biosensors for anti-cancer drug screening and toxin detection.