Chunli Bai, Editor-in-chief
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Professor Chunli Bai graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Peking University in 1978 and received his M.S and Ph.D degrees from CAS Institute of Chemistry in 1981 and 1985, respectively. From 1985-1987, he was at Caltech, USA, for advanced study, conducting research in the field of physical chemistry as a post-doctorate associate and visiting scholar.
After his return home in 1987, Chunli 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 tunnelling microscopy, and molecular nanotechnology.
Dirk Guldi, Editor-in-chief
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Dirk M. Guldi completed both his undergraduate studies (1988) and Ph.D (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. He was promoted a year later from assistant to associate professional specialist, and remained affiliated to Notre Dame until 2004.
Since 2004, he has been a 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. In particular, he is well-known for his outstanding contributions to the areas of charge-separation in donor-acceptor materials and the construction of nanostructured thin films for solar energy conversion.
Dirk's group is involved in the designing, devising, synthesizing, and testing of novel nanometer scale structures as integrative components for photoelectrochemical devices. The charge transfer behavior of nanocarbon materials is also studied, in solution, as transparent films or at electrode surfaces.
Cinzia Casiraghi, Associate editor
University of Manchester, UK
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).
Cinzia's 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).
Gianaurelio (Giovanni) Cuniberti, Associate editor
TU Dresden, Germany
Professor Gianaurelio Cuniberti holds since 2007 the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the TU Dresden, Germany and is the founding director of the Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials. His research activity is internationally recognized in more than 450 scientific journal papers to date with lasting contributions to the theory, modeling and engineering of molecular materials in electronic devices. He is an Honorary Professor at the Division of IT Convergence Engineering of POSTECH, the Pohang University of Science and Technology since 2009, since 2011 Adjunct Professor for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama, and since 2019 Guest Professor at SJTU. In 2018 he became a faculty member of the transcampus between TU Dresden and King’s College London. Professor Cuniberti is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and of the Academia Europaea.
Qing Dai, Associate editor
Qing Dai received PhD degree in Nanophotonics at the Department of Engineering from University of Cambridge, after obtained MEng degree on Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London. Following postdoctoral appointments at Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at University of Cambridge, he joined the faculty of National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, located in Beijing) in 2012. Now he is a professor at NCNST and serving as the director of Division of Nanophotonics.
Qing's research interests include low dimensional nanomaterials, plasmonics, nearfield optical characterization and ultrafast electron emissions. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals, including Nature Communications, Nanoscale and Advanced Materials. He is a regular reviewer of various high-impact journals such as Nature Materials, Nanoscale, Advanced Materials and Nano Letters.
Yves Dufrêne, Associate 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.
Yves' 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.
Andrea Ferrari, Associate editor
University of Cambridge, UK
Andrea C. Ferrari earned a Ph.D in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Professor of Nanotechnology. He is the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. He is the Science and Technology Officer and Chair of the Management Panel of the European Graphene Flagship. He is Fellow of Pembroke College, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and Fellow of the Materials Research Society.
Andrea's research interests include nanomaterials growth, modelling, characterization, and devices. He was awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, The EU-40 Materials Prize, and The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
Dong Ha Kim, Associate editor
Ewha Womans University, 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. He has authored 165 SCI publications and holds 32 Korean and 2 US patents. Currently, he is Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Associate Editor of Nanoscale/Nanoscale Advances, Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports and Advisory Board Member of Nanoscale Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Christian Klinke, Associate editor
University of Rostock, Germany
Swansea University, UK
Christian Klinke studied physics at the University of Würzburg and the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) where he also obtained his diploma degree. In March 2000, he joined the Institute of Experimental Physics of the EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland). Then from 2003 on, he worked as Post-Doc at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, USA). In 2006, he became member of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and in 2007, he started as assistant professor at the University of Hamburg.
Christian's research was supported by an ERC Starting Grant and a Heisenberg fellowship of the German Funding Agency DFG. Since 2017 he is an associate professor at the Chemistry Department of the Swansea University and since 2019 full professor at the Institute of Physics of the University of Rostock. His research concerns the colloidal synthesis of nanomaterials and the optoelectronic characterization of these materials.
Quan Li, Associate editor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Quan Li is Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. She obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from Beijing University, China in 1997 and then her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, USA, in 2001.
Her research interests focus on functional materials and structures for energy and biomedical applications, as well as quantum sensing. In particular, developing energy storage materials such as electrode materials/architectures for Li- and Na- ion batteries.
In investigating nano-bio interfaces, her group works on manipulating the interplay of nanoparticles of biological systems, and nanoparticles for vaccination applications. Her work of quantum sensing focus on sensor development and application in condense matter physics and biomedicine.
Zhiqun Lin, Associate editor
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Zhiqun Lin is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2002. 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.
Xing Yi Ling, Associate editor
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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 Chemistry and Biological Chemistry division at Nanyang Technological University in 2011, where she was promoted to associate professor in 2016.
Xing 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 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.
Xiaogang Liu, Associate editor
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xiaogang Liu was born in Jiangxi, China. He earned his BE degree in Chemical Engineering from Beijing Technology and Business University, China. He received his M.S degree in Chemistry from East Carolina University and completed his Ph.D at Northwestern University. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT for two years before joining the faculty of the National University of Singapore
Xiaogang holds a joint appointment with the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering. His interests include luminescent materials synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, transition metal-based catalysis, and surface science for sensing, optoelectronic and biomedical applications.
Renzhi Ma, Associate editor
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Renzhi Ma is a group leader of 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 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.
Renzhi's 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.
Janet Macdonald, Associate editor
Vanderbilt University, USA
Janet Macdonald is an associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Her research program 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.
Janet received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from McGill University, followed by a PhD from the University of Alberta in 2008. After postdoctoral research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she joined the chemistry faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2011.
Teresa Pellegrino, Associate editor
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Teresa Pellegrino received her M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Bari (Italy) in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the same university in 2005. She started working in nanoscience, after the Masters, when she was a visiting student for 18 months in the group of Prof. P. Alivisatos at the University of Berkeley (California).
Later, still during her PhD, she moved for an additional 18 months to the group of Prof. W. J. Parak at the Center for Nanoscience in Munich (Germany). In 2005, she moved back to Italy as a Post Doc at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory in Lecce (Italy). In 2010 she became a permanent staff scientist at the Nanotech Center of CNR-Lecce and she was affiliated with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa (Italy) as an external collaborator.
Since 2014, she has been a tenured team leader of the Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications group at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (Italy). Her research group at IIT covers topics from the synthesis of inorganic nanocrystals with emphasis on magnetic materials, the development of organic-inorganic nanostructured materials, and their cellular in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies for applications ranging from drug delivery to magnetic hyperthermia, photo-thermal ablation, and radiotherapy.
In 2016 she was the recipient of an ERC starting grant named ICARO (contract number 678109) and in 2020 she was the recipient of an ERC-POC named Hypercube (contract number 89966). She was also the recipient of two individual investigator grants by the Italian Association of Cancer Research (AIRC) for the years 2014–2016 and 2018–2023. She was also the project coordinator of the FP7 project Magnifyco.
Elena Shevchenko, Associate editor
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
I received my undergraduate degree in chemistry at Belorussian State University in 1998 and my Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, I was a joint postdoctoral fellow between Columbia University and the T. J. Watson Research Center. In 2005 I became a staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Since 2007, I have been a staff scientist at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. My work has been recognized by Technology Review 35, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40.
My research interests focus on understanding the mechanism of nucleation and growth of nanomaterials using in-situ techniques, exploring the structure-property correlation at the nanoscale, nanoparticle self-assembly, and design of nanoscale functional materials for application in energy storage and energy conversion.
Jonathan Veinot, Associate editor
University of Alberta, Canada
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.
Umesh Waghmare, Associate editor
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research , India
Umesh Waghmare received a B Tech (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.
He is a recipient of DuPont Young Faculty grant award (2003), MRSI medal (2004), a B M Birla award for Physics (2005), a DAE outstanding research investigator award (2009), IBM Faculty Award (2009), SS Bhatnagar award in Physical Sciences (2010) and a GE unrestricted-grant for research (2011).
Umesh received the India Citation Award-2012 from the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence, and a JC Bose National Fellowship in 2012.
In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science. 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 enviornment. His work has resulted in over 280 publications.
Jinlan Wang, Associate editor
Southeast University, China
Jinlan Wang received her Ph.D from the Department of Physics, Nanjing University, China, in 2002. Then she had three years of postdoctoral experience in the Chemistry Division of Argonne National Laboratory, USA. In 2006 she joined Southeast University in China as a full professor and has since developed the computational physics and chemistry group. She currently is a Chief Professor of Southeast University.
Her current research interest mainly focuses on computational studies and design of two-dimensional materials and clean energy materials. Techniques used range from machine learning to classical molecular dynamics to different level first-principles methods. She has published over 200 papers in high-impact journals, including Science, Nat. Nanotechnol., Nat. Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., with a total of over 14000 citations and H-index of 54. She was also the recipient of the Distinguished Young Scholars award of the National Science Foundation of China (2015) and became an RSC Fellow in 2021.
Manzhou Zhu, Associate editor
Anhui University, China
Manzhou Zhu is currently the Changjiang Chair Professor of Chemistry, director of Key Lab of Structure and Functional Regulation of Hybrid Materials of Ministry of Education, and director of Centre for Atomic Engineering of Advanced Materials at Anhui University (Anhui, China). He received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Anhui, China) in 1988, M.S degree in natural product chemistry from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (Liaoning, China) in 1994.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2000. He then conducted postdoctoral research at USTC between 2001-2006 and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU, Pittsburgh, USA) from 2007 to 2009. He joined the chemistry faculty of Anhui University in 2010. His current research focuses on controlled synthesis, structure, property, and application of metal nanoclusters.
Jin Zou, Associate editor
University of Queensland, Australia
Jin Zou is a Chair in Nanoscience at the University of Queensland. He earned his PhD (Materials Physics major) from the University of Sydney, and worked there for 10 years with various prestigious fellowships, including Australia Research Council’s Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship and Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship. In 2003, Jin moved to the University of Queensland, and won an inaugural Future Fellowship from the Australia Research Council in 2009 (professor level).
Jin’s research interest has been focused on nanocharaterization (specialized in electron microscopy) for understanding the evolution of nanomaterials and their demonstrated properties, and on the fabrication of high-performance functional nanomaterials for energy applications.