Challenges — Editors

Editors

Dr. Palmiro Poltronieri
Editor-in-Chief
National Research Council of Italy, AgroFood Department, Institute of Sciences of Food Productions, Lecce, Italy
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Interests: biotechnologies for the quality and safety of food productions; microbiology and quality of food productions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
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
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Interests: multidisciplinary project and brainstorming; Lab on a Chip; micro total analysis systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Dr. Sofoklis Makridis
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management University of Patras, Greece
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Interests: hydrides; hydrogen storage and compression; nanocomposite intermetallics in polymer matrices; CFD modeling; permanent magnetic materials; carbon dioxide transport and capture; thermoelectrics

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. James Albright
School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
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Interests: school reform; professional development; secondary English education; multiliteracies; curriculum; bourdieu and education
Dr. Anders S. G. Andrae
Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, Skalholtsgatan 9, 16494 Kista, Sweden
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Interests: life cycle assessment, forecasting, energy efficiency, material efficiency, electronic devices, communication systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Challenges: Using Blockchain Technologies and Automized Digitalization for Data Collection in the Upstream Supply Chain
Prof. Dr. Jürg Bähler
Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment and UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
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Interests: gene regulation; genomics; transcriptomics; next-generation sequencing; non-coding RNAs; genome evolution; fission yeast; oxidative stress response; cellular quiescence and ageing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Biomolecules: Feature Papers
Special Issue in Biomolecules: Focus Update in Biomolecules
Prof. Dr. Les Copeland
Sydney Institute of Agriculture, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Interests: agricultural chemistry and biochemistry; cereals; food grains
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Agriculture: Soil Biology and Its Importance in Soil Fertility
Dr. Robert G. DelCampo
Department of Organizational Studies, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, MSC05 3090 Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
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Interests: diversity; discrimination; underrepresented workforce issues; organizational behavior
Prof. Dr. Leo Depuydt
Department of Egyptology and Ancient West Asian Studies, Brown University, Box 1899, Providence, RI 02912-1899, USA
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Challenges: The Digital-mathematical Analysis of Rational Human Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Miko Elwenspoek
MESA+ Institute, University of Twente, PO box 217, NL 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Interests: MEMS; wet etching of silicon; micro- and nano fluid handling
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Micromachines: Self-Assembly
Prof. Dr. Alexander Fish
Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 52900, Israel
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications: Low Power Design Methodologies and Applications
Special Issue in Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications: Design Methodologies for Power Reduction in Consumer Electronics
Prof. Dr. 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
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Interests: new non-toxic antifouling solutions; new biocides; marine natural products; ethnobotany; marine biochemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Green Antifouling
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Green Biocides
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Algae
Prof. 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
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Interests: internet of things; smart cities; citizen participation; agent based modelling
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Future Internet: The Internet of Things
Special Issue in Future Internet: Digital Personhood & Networked Emotions
Prof. Dr. Kurt A. Jellinger
Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, Alberichgasse 5/13, A1150 Wien, Austria
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Advances in Molecular Neuropathology
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Prof. Spas D. Kolev
School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Interests: electrochemical sensors; optodes; gas sensors; flow analysis; membrane studies; environmental monitoring; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane mass transfer
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sensors: Sensors in Flow Analysis
Special Issue in Membranes: Membrane Transport Modeling
Special Issue in Membranes: Feature Papers
Special Issue in Sensors: Sensing in Flow Analysis 2017
Special Issue in Membranes: Seven Years of Membranes: Feature Paper 2017
Special Issue in Sensors: ESTS 2018 - Recent Advances and Developments in Sensor Technologies
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Application of Sensors to Environmental, Food and Clinical Analyses
Dr. Alan C. Logan
inVIVO Planetary Health, Research, Group of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
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Interests: planetary health; natural environments; nature relatedness; mind–body medicine; nutrition; social and ecological justice; placebo; microbiota; history of medicine; philosophy of biology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Challenges: The Emerging Concept of Planetary Health: Connecting People, Place, Purpose and Planet
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM), C/ Del Doctor Severo Ochoa 7, Facultad de Medicina (Edificio Entrepabellones 7 y 8), 28040 Madrid, Spain
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Astrobiology and Sustainability
Special Issue in Challenges: Challenges in Astrobiology
Special Issue in Geosciences: Planetary Geosciences and Space Exploration
Special Issue in Challenges: Challenges in Astrobiology II
Special Issue in Minerals: Meteorites and Cosmic Mineralogy
Special Issue in Geosciences: Geosciences and Future Earth
Special Issue in Geosciences: Ethics and Geoethics in Geosciences
Special Issue in Geosciences: Detection and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets
Special Issue in Geosciences: Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences
Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Greinstraße 6, D-50939 Köln, Germany
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Interests: rare-earth and transition metal; solid state; coordination chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Crystals: Feature Paper
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
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Interests: liposomes; gene therapy; vaccines; colloidal systems; pharmaceutics; pharmaceutical education; drug delivery
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: What's on Board in Pharmaceutics
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Gene Therapy
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Feature Papers: Emerging Processes, Analytics and Dosage Forms in Pharmaceutical Processing and Drug Delivery
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Selected papers from 7th APS International PharmSci Conference
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Feature Papers for 10th Anniversary of Pharmaceutics
Prof. Dr. Susan Prescott
Founding Director of the inVIVO Planetary Health; Director of The ORIGINS Project, Telethon Kids Institute; Founding President, DOHaD (Development Origins of Health and Disease) Society of Australia and New Zealand; Professor of Paediatrics, School of Medicine at University of Western Australia; Paediatric Immunologist, Perth Children's Hospital
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Interests: planetary health; ecological and social justice; immunology and inflammation; microbiome science; NCDs (non-communicable diseases); nutrition; life-course wellness and ‘DOHaD’ (development origins of health and disease); integrative approaches to wellness and disease prevention
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Challenges: The Emerging Concept of Planetary Health: Connecting People, Place, Purpose and Planet
Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
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Interests: sustainability; sustainable development; energy; efficiency; environmental impact; economics; ecology; sustainable engineering and design
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Entropy: Exergy: Analysis and Applications
Special Issue in Sustainability: Advanced Forum for Sustainable Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: Advances in Sustainability: Selected Papers from 1st World Sustainability Forum
Special Issue in Sustainability: Advances in Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Second World Sustainability Forum (2012)
Special Issue in Sustainability: Towards Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Third World Sustainability Forum (2013)
Special Issue in Sustainability: Towards Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Fourth World Sustainability Forum (2014)
Special Issue in Sustainability: 10th Anniversary of Sustainability—Recent Advances in Sustainability Studies
Dr. Franca Rossi
Istituto Zooprofilattico dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale", Teramo, Italy; Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
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Interests: food safety; food microbiology, microbial genetics and physiology, gene cloning, antibiotic resistance, foodborne pathogens, bacteriocins, food microbial ecology, fermentation and ripening, gene expression
Prof. Dr. Pier Luigi Sacco
Department of Humanities, IULM University Milan, Via Carlo Bo, 1, 20143 Milano Italy; RLL Department, Harvard University Cambridge MA, Boylston Hall, Cambridge MA 02138 USA; FBK-IRVAPP, Via S. Croce 77, 38122 Trento, Italy
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Interests: Cultural economics and policy; Behavioral sicence and public policy; Evolutionary game theory and social behavior; Social cognition; Social neuroscience and economics.; Computaitonal social sciences
Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou
Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, MS 39217, USA
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chemical-Induced Toxicity and Carcinogenesis
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Proceedings from the 12th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Proceedings from the 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference (MHHDGC)
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Proceedings from the 13th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Selected Paper from the 14th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: IJERPH: 15th Anniversary
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Environment Science and Health
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Proceedings of Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Science 2017 Conference
Prof. Dr. Michael Wink
Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Plant Natural Products against Human Parasites
Special Issue in Molecules: Diversity of Alkaloids
Special Issue in Diversity: Feature Papers for Celebrating the tenth Founding Year of Diversity
Special Issue in Diversity: Genomic Analyses of Avian Evolution
Special Issue in Diversity: Selected Papers from International Eurasian Ornithology Congress (IEOC 2018)
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