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Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences

Applied Optics and Lasers

Applied Acoustics

Applied Chemistry

Applied Materials

Applied Energy


Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi
Advanced Ultrafast Laser Research Center, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1, Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
Interests: ultrafast and nonlinear optical processes; quantum optics; quantum photobiology
Prof. Dr. Philippe Lambin *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Physics Department, University of Namur, Rue de Bruxelles 61, B-5000 Namur, Belgium
Interests: theoretical solid-state physics; nanosciences; structural; mechanical and electronic properties of carbon nanomaterials
* EiC of Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences
Prof. Dr. Totaro Imasaka *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Interests: analytical chemistry; analytical instrumentation; analytical science; trace analysis; lasers; non-linear optics; spectrometry
* Section EiC of Applied Optics and Lasers

Editorial Board

Dr. Hung-Yu Wang
Department of Electronic Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Interests: analog circuits design, signal processing, sensor and applied electronics
Prof. Dr. Philippe Lambin
Physics Department, University of Namur, Rue de Bruxelles 61, B-5000 Namur, Belgium
Interests: theoretical solid-state physics; nanosciences; structural; mechanical and electronic properties of carbon nanomaterials
Contribution: Special Issue: Towards Applications of Graphene
Dr. Paul Schaffer
Head, Nuclear Medicine, TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A3
Interests: radiochemistry; radiopharmaceutical development; molecular imaging; positron emission tomography, radioisotope production and applications
Contribution: Special Issue: Radioisotope Production and Applications
In other journals:
Special Issue: PET Chemistry in Molecular Imaging
Prof. Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez
Head of Group of Solar Energy Materials and Systems at Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), Jardins de les Dones de Negre 1, 08930 Sant Adria del Besos (Barcelona), Spain; University of Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Raman scattering analysis of semiconductors; thin film photovoltaic technologies; chalcogenide compounds for advanced solar cells
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2nd Spring International School and Workshop of Nanotechnology for the Next Generation High Efficiency Photovoltaics
Prof. Dr. Yoshimasa Kawata
Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Johoku, Naka, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
Interests: laser microscopy, three-dimesinsional imaging theory, photorefractive optics, three-dimensional memory, nonlinear optics Contribution: Special Issue: Optical Memory
Contribution: Special Issue: Optical Memory
Prof. Dr. Christoph Peter Hauri
Head of SwissFEL laser group Paul Scherrer Institut/Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, OVGA/324, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
Interests: high-harmonic generation; Terahertz spectroscopy; ultrafast magnetization dynamics; electron photoemission; electron fieldemission; ultrafast and nonlinear optics
Contribution: Special Issue: Frontiers in Terahertz Science and Technology
Prof. Dr. Thomas J.J. Müller
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Universitätsstrasse 1, D-40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: organic synthesis; catalysis; heterocycles; chromophores; multi-component; domino reactions
Dr. Raed Abu-Reziq
Institute of Chemistry and Casali Center of Applied Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: nanochemistry; sol-gel chemistry; organometallic chemistry; catalysis; green chemistry; micro- and nanoencapsulation
Contribution: Special Issue: Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
Special Issue: Bridging Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
Prof. Dr. Miguel Yus Astiz
Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Institute of Organic Synthesis (ISO), University of Alicante, Apdo.99, 03080 Alicante, Spain
Interests: organic synthesis; asymmetric catalysis; active metals; enantioselective reactions
Prof. Dr. Hidenori Otsuka
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
Interests: colloid and interface science; biointerface; nanoparticle; drug delivery system; biomaterial; three dimensional cell culture for drug screening; tissue engineering
Prof. Dr. Mikio Nakamura
Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Toho University, Funabashi 274-8510, Japan
Interests: electronic structures; iron porphyrins; iron chlorins; deformed porphyrins; heme proteins; heme models; high-valent iron; porphyrin radical; paramagnetic NMR
Prof. Dr. Chien-Hung Liu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Rd., Taichung 402, Taiwan
Interests: high precision instrument design; laser engineering; smart sensors and actuators; optical device; optical measurement; metrology; automatic control; nanotechnology
Contribution: Special Issue: Intelligence Computational and Control Approaches for Multi-Physic Coupling Engineering Systems
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2015 International Conference on Inventions
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2016 International Conference on Inventions
In other journals:
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Smart System
Special Issue: Nanomaterials for Flexible and Stretchable Devices: Synthesis, Processes, and Applications
Special Issue: Innovation and Inventions of Electro-Optical Materials and Devices and their Application
Special Issue: Selected Material Related Papers from ICI2016
Prof. Dr. Serafim Kalliadasis
Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, UK
Interests: general applied mathematics; micro-scale fluid mechanics and interfacial phenomena; pattern formation driven by coupled hydrodynamic and reaction-diffusion instabilities
Dr. Huey Hoon Hng
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Interests: thermoelectric materials; energy storage materials; energetic materials; nanomaterials
Dr. Petr Heneberg
Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Ruska 87, CZ-10000 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: signal transduction, asthma and allergy, diabetes, phylogenetics, zoology
Prof. Dr. Samuel B. Adeloju
School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia; Guest Professor of Nanomaterials and Nanosensors, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
Interests: nanobiosensors; nanomaterials; conducting polymers; electroanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; microbial fuel cells
Contribution: Special Issue: Environmental Pollution Research and Monitoring
In other journals:
Special Issue: Novel Nanobiosensors for Environmental, Food and Clinical Analyses
Dr. Bettina Albrecht
Tüllinger Strasse 48 B, 79541 Lörrach, Germany
Interests: chemical sensors; nanobiosensors; DNA and protein immobilization techniques; development of rapid detection systems for environmental monitoring; development of rapid detection systems for early monitoring of mold in food and feed rapid detection systems for food allergens; fish-species identification
Dr. Giorgio Biasiol
AMD - Advanced Material and Devices group, CNR-IOM, TASC Laboratory Laboratory, S.S. 14, Km 163.5 in Area Science Park, 34149 Basovizza (Trieste), Italy
Interests: compound semiconductor thin films and nanostructures; crystal growth and epitaxy; kinetics of epitaxial growth; photoemission spectroscopy and microscopy; coherent transport
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Epitaxial Materials
Prof. Dr. Agustín Bueno-López
Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of Alicante, Ap. 99, E03080, Alicante, Spain
Interests: materials science; catalysis; gas pollution control; deNOx; deSoot; deN2O; zeolytes; mixed oxides; monoliths
Prof. Dr. Stanislaw M. Dubiel
Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, PL-30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: experimental solid state physics; iron-alloys and compounds; magnetism; electronic structure; spin-density waves; sigma-phase; phase decomposition; iron in living organisms; Moessbauer spectroscopy
Contribution: Special Issue: Frank-Kasper Phases
Prof. Dr. Antonio Fernández-Caballero
Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos, Escuela de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario s/n, 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: image processing; cognitive vision; robot vision; multisensor fusion; multimodal interfaces; ambient intelligence
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence in Image Processing
Prof. Dr. Chih-Ching Huang
Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2 Pei-Ning Road,Keelung ,20224, Taiwan
Interests: DNA separation; protein analysis; enzyme assays; biosensors; biomolecules assays; synthesis and applications (sensor, catalysis, and separation) of nanoparticles; fabrication of nanodevices
Dr. Helmut Martin Hügel
School of Applied Sciences (Chemistry), RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 3001, PO Box 2476V, Australia
Interests: clinical and medicinal chemistry; chinese herbal medicine; chemical synthesis of natural and bioactive products; greener chemistry; sustainable chemistry; fragrance chemistry; microwave chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Organo-Fluorine Chemical Science
Dr. Lennart Y. Ljungberg
Integrated Product Development, University of Skövde, P.O. Box 408, SE-541 28 Skövde, Sweden
Interests: materials science; sustainable engineering; product development; design; vacuum brazing; chemical interactions between ceramics and metals; wetting of metals; microscopy; corrosion; welding; production engineering; mechanical engineering in general
Prof. Dr. Andrea Paglietti
Department of Structural Engineering, University of Cagliari, Piazza D’armi, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: strength of materials; mechanical engineering; structures; dynamics of structures; seismic engineering; elasticity; inelasticity and plasticity; classical mechanics; classical thermodynamics (macroscopic); continuum mechanics; continuum thermodynamics; applied physics; biophysics; living system theories
Prof. Dr. Felipe Rosa
Department of Energy Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Seville, Avenida Camino de los Descubrimientos, 41092 Seville, Spain
Interests: integration of renewable energies and hydrogen production; hydrogen as energy vector; fuel cells; reformer for hydrogen production; concentrated solar energy; use of solar energy for cooling purposes
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells
Dr. José Santamaria
Department of Informática, University de Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Interests: evolutionary computation; computer vision and computer graphics; applications of soft computing to real-world problems
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayet
Department of Applied Physics I, Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040, Madrid, Spain
Interests: polymeric membrane modification; polymeric membrane processes and theoretical models; polymeric nano-fibers and hollow fibers; polymer nanocomposites; phase separation; fabrication, modification and characterization of polymeric membranes for liquid and gas separations; flat-sheet membranes; hollow-fiber membranes; nano-fiber membranes; composite membranes; membrane processes: ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, membrane distillation, pervaporation, gas separation, etc.; different membrane characterization techniques (SEM, AFM, etc.)
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Polymeric Fibers
Prof. Dr. Fan-Gang Tseng
Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, #101, Sec. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, 30013 Hsinchu, Taiwan
Interests: MEMS; BioNEMS; Micro/Nanofluidic Systems; Micro Fuel Cell Technology; Hydrogen Energy
Contribution: Special Issue: Miniaturized Fuel Cell Systems for Portable or Wearable Applications
In other journals:
Special Issue: Micro/Nanofluidic Devices for Single Cell Analysis
Special Issue: Single Cell Analysis in Biotechnology and Systems Biology
Special Issue: Micro/Nano Fluidics and Bio-MEMS
Special Issue: Biomicrofluidics
Dr. Rajender S. Varma
Sustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
Interests: Nano-catalysts; magnetic nano-catalysts; greener synthesis; sustainable chemistry; continuous flow chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Greener and Sustainable Chemistry
Special Issue: Nano-Catalysts and Their Applications
Dr. César M. A. Vasques
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Interests: dynamics, vibration and damping; smart materials and structures;computational and experimental mechanics; mechatronics and structural control; structural acoustics; structural health monitoring; impact and wave propagation; composite structures; machine design; power transformers design
Dr. Christos Verikoukis
Senior Researcher Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 08860 Castelldefels Spain
Interests: ARQ schemes; MAC protocols; RRM algorithms; cross-layer techniques and cooperative communications in wireless communications systems such as WLAN, WiMax and Wireless Sensor Networks
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare and Pervasive Applications
Prof. Dr. Peter Walla
School of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308 NSW, Newcastle, Australia
Interests: applied neuroscience; sub- and unconscious information processing in the human brain; emotion; cognition; memory; olfaction; product evaluation; consumer behavior; decision making
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: The Brain Knows More than It Admits: The Control of Cognition and Emotion by Non-Conscious Processes
Prof. Dr. Yang Kuang
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Interests: mathematical and computational biology and medicine; delay differential equations; mathematical models; applied mathematics
Contribution: Special Issue: Dynamical Models of Biology and Medicine
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Spagnolo
Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica (Department of Physics) Politecnico di Bari, Via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: optoacoustic gas sensing; Quantum Cascade lasers; spectroscopic techniques for real-time device monitoring; thermal modeling of optoelectronic devices
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Infrared and THz Sensing and Imaging
Dr. Magnus Rydén
Dept. of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Interests: chemical-looping combustion; fluidized bed combustion; hydrogen generation; biomass as fuel and resource; carbon capture and storage
Dr. Giuseppe Lacidogna
Associate Professor of Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building, Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 - 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: Structural Mechanics; Static and dynamic analysis of high-rise buildings; Fracture Mechanics; Damage Analysis in Structures and Quasi-brittle Materials (Concrete, Masonry and Rocks); Critical Phenomena in Structural Mechanics; Critical Phenomena in Geophysics; Non-destructive testing (NDT); Acoustic Emission; Electromagnetic Emission; Neutron Emission; Opto-Acoustic Methods; Raman Spectroscopy; Bioengineering
Dr. Carlo S. Casari
Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan, Italy
Interests: nanostructured material growth; carbon nanostructures; structure, vibrational and electronic properties; nanostructured oxides for energy applications
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Kiefer
Technische Thermodynamik, Universität Bremen, Badgasteiner Str. 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
Interests: spectroscopy; process analysis; material characterization; ionic liquids; combustion
Contribution: Special Issue: Optics and Spectroscopy for Fluid Characterization
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo J. Tardón
Head of Application of Information and Communication Technologies (ATIC) Research Group, ETSI Telecomunicacion, Campus Universitario de Teatinos s/n, 29071 Malaga, Spain
Interests: serious games; digital audio and image processing; pattern analysis and recognition and applications of signal processing techniques and methods
Prof. Dr. Christos Bouras
University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Interests: Analysis of Performance of Networking and Computer Systems; Computer Networks and Protocols, Mobile and Wireless Communications
Dr. Alessandro Chiolerio
Center for Sustainable Futures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Corso Trento, Turin, Italy
Interests: nanocomposites; resistive switching devices; functional printing; space applications
Prof. Dr. Yuyuan Zhao
School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, The Quadrangle, Brownlow Hill L69 3GH, United Kingdom
Interests: porous metals; metal foams; fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media; powder metallurgy
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