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Dr. Joyce Zhou

Managing Editor
MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China
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Dr. Palmiro Poltronieri

National Research Council of Italy, AgroFood Department, Institute of Sciences of Food Productions, Lecce, Italy
Interests: biotechnologies for the quality and safety of food productions; microbiology and quality of food productions
Prof. Dr. Andreas Manz

Former Editor-in-Chief
Korea Institute of Science and Technolgy (KIST), KIST Europe Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Universität des Saarlandes, Campus E 71, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Interests: multidisciplinary project and brainstorming; Lab on a Chip; micro total analysis systems
Dr. Sofoklis Makridis

Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies (IREET) University of Bolton Greater Manchester BL3 5AB UK
Interests: hydrides; hydrogen storage and compression; nanocomposite intermetallics in polymer matrices; CFD modeling; permanent magnetic materials; carbon dioxide transport and capture; thermoelectrics

Editorial Board

Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TJ, UK
Interests: internet of things; smart cities; citizen participation; agent based modelling
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: The Internet of Things
Special Issue: Digital Personhood & Networked Emotions
Dr. Robert G. DelCampo

Department of Organizational Studies, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, MSC05 3090 Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
Interests: diversity; discrimination; underrepresented workforce issues; organizational behavior
Prof. Dr. James Albright

School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: school reform; professional development; secondary English education; multiliteracies; curriculum; bourdieu and education
Prof. Dr. Alexander Fish

Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 52900, Israel
Interests: low power electronics; ultra low power VLSI circuits and systems; sub/near-threshold digital logic; low power memory arrays; low power CMOS image sensors; sub-threshold asynchronous design; low power applications; analog and digital on-chip image processing
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Low Power Design Methodologies and Applications
Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer

Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Greinstraße 6, D-50939 Köln, Germany
Interests: rare-earth and transition metal; solid state; coordination chemistry
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature Paper
Prof. Dr. Spas D. Kolev

School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: electrochemical sensors; optodes; gas sensors; flow analysis; membrane studies; environmental monitoring; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane mass transfer
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Sensors in Flow Analysis
Prof. Dr. Les Copeland

Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: agricultural chemistry and biochemistry; cereals; food grains
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Soil Biology and Its Importance in Soil Fertility
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias

Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, SPAIN
Interests: planetary geology; astrobiology; natural resources of near earth space and sustainability; geo and biomarkers; extreme environments and planetary habitability; geodiversity and biodiversity; natural hazards and planetary ecosystems; mineralogy; geoethics in earth and space sciences; geoeducation; science and technology for development; emerging sciences, cultural implications; new paradigms
Contribution: Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology
Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology II
In other journals:
Special Issue: Astrobiology and Sustainability
Special Issue: Planetary Geosciences and Space Exploration
Special Issue: Meteorites and Cosmic Mineralogy
Special Issue: Geosciences and Future Earth
Prof. Dr. Leo Depuydt

Department of Egyptology and Ancient West Asian Studies, Brown University, Box 1899, Providence, RI 02912-1899, USA
Interests: language; thought; linguistics; Boolean algebra; digitalization of language thought analysis; ancient science and mathematics; languages and history of ancient and medieval Egypt and related ancient civilizations; history of Egyptian, the world\'s longest attested language
Contribution: Special Issue: The Digital-mathematical Analysis of Rational Human Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Perrie

Chair in Drug Delivery, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0RE, UK
Interests: liposomes; gene therapy; vaccines; colloidal systems; pharmaceutics; pharmaceutical education; drug delivery
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: What's on Board in Pharmaceutics
Special Issue: Gene Therapy
Special Issue: Feature Papers: Emerging Processes, Analytics and Dosage Forms in Pharmaceutical Processing and Drug Delivery
Prof. Dr. Eric J. Jokela

School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, 353 Newins-Ziegler Hall, PO Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA
Interests: tree nutrition; production ecology; nutrient cycling; forest soil carbon management; silvicultural management systems
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature papers (2013)
Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, MI 39217, USA
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chemical-Induced Toxicity and Carcinogenesis
Special Issue: Proceedings from the 12th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research
Special Issue: Proceedings from the 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference (MHHDGC)
Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
Interests: sustainable development; energy; exergy; efficiency; environmental impact; economics; ecology; sustainable engineering and design
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Exergy: Analysis and Applications
Special Issue: Advanced Forum for Sustainable Development
Special Issue: Advances in Sustainability: Selected Papers from 1st World Sustainability Forum
Special Issue: Advances in Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Second World Sustainability Forum (2012)
Special Issue: Towards Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Third World Sustainability Forum (2013)
Special Issue: Towards Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Fourth World Sustainability Forum (2014)
Prof. Dr. Kurt A. Jellinger

Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, Alberichgasse 5/13, A1150 Wien, Austria
Interests: alzheimer disease; classification of proteinopathies; dementia; dementia with Lewy bodies; immunohistochemistry; Lewy bodies; mild cognitve impairment; movement disorders; multiple system atrophy; neurodegeneration; neuropathology; Parkinson disease; pathogenesis of dementia and movement disorders; pathology and diagnosis of dementia and movement disorders; tau-pathology; vascular dementia; α-synuclein pathology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Neuropathology
Special Issue: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Prof. Dr. Michael Wink

Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: molecular systematics and phylogeny of birds; reptiles; fish; insects and plants (genetic diversity); plant secondary metabolites (phytochemistry, biochemistry and molecular pharmacology): diversity of natural products
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Plant Natural Products against Human Parasites
Special Issue: Diversity of Alkaloids
Professor Claire Hellio

President of ESMB; Head of a bioprospection corefacility (Biodimar) at the University of Brest; Course leader for a master in Biotechnology at the University of Brest, Brest, France
Interests: new non-toxic antifouling solutions; new biocides; marine natural products; ethnobotany; marine biochemistry
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Green Antifouling
Special Issue: Green Biocides
Special Issue: Marine Algae
Prof. Dr. Miko Elwenspoek

MESA+ Institute, University of Twente, PO box 217, NL 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: MEMS; wet etching of silicon; micro- and nano fluid handling
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Self-Assembly
Prof. Dr. Jürg Bähler

Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment and UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: gene regulation; genomics; transcriptomics; next-generation sequencing; non-coding RNAs; genome evolution; fission yeast; oxidative stress response; cellular quiescence and ageing
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature Papers
Special Issue: Focus Update in Biomolecules
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