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Ms. Huimin Lin
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Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen
Physical Chemistry, Universität Konstanz, Universitätsstraße 10, Box 714, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany
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Interests: nucleation; nanoparticle self organization; non classical crystallization; mesocrystals; biomineralization; nanoparticle analysis by fractionating methods
Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer *
Former Editor-in-Chief
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
* Founding Editor-in-Chief
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Prof. Dr. Ronald W. Armstrong
Department of Mechanical Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Interests: crystal dislocations; x-ray diffraction imaging
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Special Issue: Crystal Dislocations
Dr. Alberta Bonanni
Institute for Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenbergerstr. 69, A4040 Linz, Austria
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Interests: crystal growth; synchrotron radiation-based characterization techniques; advanced microscopy; magnetic semiconductors; III-V semiconductors; spintronics
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Special Issue: Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Prof. Dr. Karl S. Coleman
Department of Chemistry, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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Interests: carbon nanotubes; graphene; nano-carbon; nano-patterned functional surfaces; inorganic fullerenes; nano-composites
Prof. Dr. Glen Deacon
School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Vic 3800, Australia
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Interests: synthesis andnstructures of rare earth, precious metals (Pt,Pd), heavy main group metal (inhcluding alkaline earths) organometallic, organoamide, and organo-oxometallic compounds
Dr. Gianluca Di Profio
National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM), Via P. Bucci c/o Università della Calabria, Cubo 17/C, Rende, (CS), Italy
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Interests: membrane science and technology; crystallization: fundamentals and operations; water treatment processes; membranes materials: design and development
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Special Issue: Membrane-Assisted Crystallization
Dr. Ivana R. Evans
Department of Chemistry, University Science Laboratories, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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Interests: single crystal and powder X-ray and neutron diffraction; functional oxides; hydrogen bonding; polymorphism
Prof. Dr. Sławomir J. Grabowski
Kimika Fakultatea, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), P.K. 1072, 20080, Donostia, Euskadi, Spain
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Interests: hydrogen bond; Lewis acid–Lewis base interactions; atoms in molecules theory; ab initio calculations
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Special Issue: Analysis of Hydrogen Bonds in Crystals
Prof. Dr. James A. Ibers
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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Interests: crystal structures; X-ray diffraction; chalcogenides; actinides
Prof. Dr. Susan Kauzlarich
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Interests: Zintl phases; intermetallics; superconductors; group IV nanomaterials.
Prof. Dr. Iwan Kityk
Department of Electrical Engineering, Czestochowa Univeristy Technology, PL-42201, Armii Krajoej 17, Czestochowa, Poland
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Interests: nonlinear optical crystals and nanocrystals; laser stimulated effects in crystals; nanophotonic and optoelecronic crystals
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Special Issue: Multiferroics Crystals
Prof. Dr. Yuri Kivshar
Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
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Interests: lattice vibrations; nonlinear dynamics; localized modes; solitons; photonic crystals; metamaterials
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Special Issue: Photonic Crystals
Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke
Department of Chemistry, Energetic Materials Research, Ludwig-Maximilian Universityof Munich, Butenandtstrasse 5-13, Haus D, 81377 München, Germany
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Interests: advanced materials, explosives, high-energy-density materials (HEDM); oxidizers (HEDO), nitrogen-halogen chemistry, nitro chemistry, halogen chemistry; computational chemistry (semiempirical, ab initio, DFT); structural characterization (ED and X-ray); chalcogen-nitrogen chemistry, azide chemistry, fluorine chemistry; primary explosives; propellants (solid & liquid); ionic liquids; pyrotechnics (colorants, IR emitter); energetic polymers; agent defeat materials
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Special Issue: Energetic Materials
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Korber
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universitaet Regensburg, 93040, Regensburg, Germany
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Interests: Main group chemistry, chemistry in liquid ammonia, low temperature techniques, solvate crystals, hydrogen bonding, Zintl ions, homoatomic polyanions
Dr. Gerhard Laus
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: heterocyclic chemistry, ionic liquids, NMR spectroscopy, nitrogen-rich salts, hydrogen bonding, halogen interactions in the solid state.
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Special Issue: Nitrogen-Rich Salts
Prof. Dr. Philip Lightfoot
School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, KY16 9ST, UK
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Interests: Functional mixed metal oxides, fluorides and hybrid materials, structure-property relationships, powder diffraction, neutron diffraction
Prof. Dr. Cefe López
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, C/ Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: nano-photonics materials
Dr. Piero Macchi
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Berne, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Berne, Switzerland
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Interests: charge density; high pressure; phase transitions; optical materials
Prof. Dr. Andrónico Neira-Carrillo
Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Chile. Av. Santa Rosa 11735, La Pintana, Santiago, Chile
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Interests: crystal growth; nucleation; crystallization techniques, polymorphism, advanced materials, nanotechnology; functional materials; electrospun fibers and biomaterials, structure-property relationships
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Special Issue: Polymer to Biomineralized Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials
Prof. Dr. Rainer Niewa
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Interests: solid state chemistry; materials chemistry; synthesis; crystal growth; structure-property relationships
Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt *
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USA
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Interests: liquid crystals and complex fluids (electric and magnetic field effects, interfaces, phase transitions, colloidal inclusions); fluid interface instabilities; microgravity
* Section "Liquid Crystals"
Dr. Paul J. Simmonds
Department of Physics, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1570, USA
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Interests: molecular beam epitaxy; III-V semiconductors; self-assembled nanostructures; quantum dots; tensile strain; epitaxial 2D materials
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Special Issue: Current and Future Directions in Crystal Growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)
Prof. Dr. Sitaram Velaga
Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
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Interests: pharmaceutical materials; polymorphs; physical stability; solubility; salts; cocrystals; crystallization; phase diagrams; drug formulation
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Special Issue: Pharmaceutical Cocrystals
Prof. Dr. Epifanio G. Virga
Università di Pavia, Dipartimento di Matematica, via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: soft matter mathematical modelling
Prof. Dr. Shanpeng Wang
State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
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Interests: crystal growth; nonlinear optical materials; solid state chemistry; chalcogenides; 2D materials; THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Nonlinear Optical Crystals 2017—Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Chuangtian Chen on the Occasion of his 80th Anniversary
Prof. Dr. Diederik Sybolt Wiersma
European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, National Institute for Optics, CNR, Via Nello Carrara, 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
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Interests: fundamental optical properties of photonic materials; in particular materials with periodic, random or quasi-crystalline structure
Prof. Dr. Chick Wilson
Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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Interests: Structural Chemistry for Function; Crystallisation for Manufacturing; Dynamic Switchable Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Gu Xu
1 Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
2 Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)
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Interests: crystalline materials; X-ray diffraction methods; electronic organic/polymeric materials/devices; fuel cells
Prof. Dr. Eli Yablonovitch
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1770, USA
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Interests: optoelectronics; high speed optical communications; high efficiency light-emitting diodes and nano-cavity lasers; photonic crystals at optical and microwave frequencies; quantum computing and quantum communication
Prof. Dr. Shu-Hong Yu
Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, Anhui, China
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Interests: biomass-based carbon nanomaterials (carbon dots, graphene, carbon nanofibers, nanoporous carbons); carbon-based materials (aerogels, hydrogels, nanocomposites) for energy conversion and storage and environmental protection; bio-inspired synthesis and self-assembly of new nanoscale building blocks and nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang
1 Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, N-333 Millennium Science Complex, University Park, PA 16802, USA
2 ISEM, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
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Interests: Single Crystal Growth of optical, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials; High temperature and high power ferroelectric materials; Lead free materials; Material characterization; Material processing, microstructure and property relationships
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Special Issue: Piezoelectric Crystals
Dr. Jinwei Zhang
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 50 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Interests: noncoding RNA; riboswitch; RNA structure; RNA-protein interaction; nucleic acid crystallography
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Nucleic Acid Crystallography

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