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Liquid Crystals


Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen

Physical Chemistry, Universität Konstanz, Universitätsstraße 10, Box 714, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany
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
Interests: rare-earth and transition metal; solid state; coordination chemistry
* Founding Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Board

Dr. Paul J. Simmonds

Department of Physics, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1570, USA
Interests: molecular beam epitaxy; III-V semiconductors; self-assembled nanostructures; quantum dots; tensile strain; epitaxial 2D materials
Contribution: Special Issue: Current and Future Directions in Crystal Growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)
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
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Piezoelectric Crystals
Prof. Dr. Rainer Niewa

Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: solid state chemistry; materials chemistry; synthesis; crystal growth; structure-property relationships
Prof. Dr. James A. Ibers

Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Interests: crystal structures; X-ray diffraction; chalcogenides; actinides
Dr. Piero Macchi

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Berne, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Berne, Switzerland
Interests: charge density; high pressure; phase transitions; optical materials
Prof. Dr. Philip Lightfoot

School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, KY16 9ST, UK
Interests: Functional mixed metal oxides, fluorides and hybrid materials, structure-property relationships, powder diffraction, neutron diffraction
Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke

Department of Chemistry, Energetic Materials Research, Ludwig-Maximilian Universityof Munich, Butenandtstrasse 5-13, Haus D, 81377 München, Germany
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Energetic Materials
Prof. Dr. Susan Kauzlarich

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: Zintl phases; intermetallics; superconductors; group IV nanomaterials.
Dr. Gerhard Laus

Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: heterocyclic chemistry, ionic liquids, NMR spectroscopy, nitrogen-rich salts, hydrogen bonding, halogen interactions in the solid state.
Contribution: Special Issue: Nitrogen-Rich Salts
Prof. Dr. Glen Deacon

School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Vic 3800, Australia
Interests: synthesis andnstructures of rare earth, precious metals (Pt,Pd), heavy main group metal (inhcluding alkaline earths) organometallic, organoamide, and organo-oxometallic compounds
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Korber

Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universitaet Regensburg, 93040, Regensburg, Germany
Interests: Main group chemistry, chemistry in liquid ammonia, low temperature techniques, solvate crystals, hydrogen bonding, Zintl ions, homoatomic polyanions
Prof. Dr. Chick Wilson

Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Interests: Structural Chemistry for Function; Crystallisation for Manufacturing; Dynamic Switchable Chemistry
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
Interests: fundamental optical properties of photonic materials; in particular materials with periodic, random or quasi-crystalline structure
Prof. Dr. Cefe López

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, C/ Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: nano-photonics materials
Dr. Alexandros Vanakaras

Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece
Interests: soft matter molecular theory and simulations; fullerene containing liquid crystals; massive molecular flexibility and mesomorphism; liquid crystal dendrimers
Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt

Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USA
Interests: liquid crystals and complex fluids (electric and magnetic field effects, interfaces, phase transitions, colloidal inclusions); fluid interface instabilities; microgravity
Prof. Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich

Trustees Research Professor, Liquid Crystal Institute, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242, USA
Interests: physical properties of liquid crystals; topological defects in liquid crystals
Prof. Dr. Gu Xu

1 Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
2 Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)
Interests: crystalline materials; X-ray diffraction methods; electronic organic/polymeric materials/devices; fuel cells
Prof. Dr. Karl S. Coleman

Department of Chemistry, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Interests: carbon nanotubes; graphene; nano-carbon; nano-patterned functional surfaces; inorganic fullerenes; nano-composites
Prof. Dr. Satyendra Kumar

Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Interests: bulk and interfacial structure and morphology; electro-optical studies and applications of liquid crystals; elastomers; and biomaterials
Dr. Ivana R. Evans

Department of Chemistry, University Science Laboratories, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Interests: single crystal and powder X-ray and neutron diffraction; functional oxides; hydrogen bonding; polymorphism
Prof. Dr. Eli Yablonovitch

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1770, USA
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
Dr. Alberta Bonanni

Institute for Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenbergerstr. 69, A4040 Linz, Austria
Interests: crystal growth; synchrotron radiation-based characterization techniques; advanced microscopy; magnetic semiconductors; III-V semiconductors; spintronics
Contribution: Special Issue: Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Prof. Dr. George Nounesis

Director of Research, Biomolecular Physics Laboratory, NCSR "Demokritos" , 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi , Greece
Interests: biomolecular physics; mass spectroscopy; radiobiology and immunosensors; liquid crystal
Prof. Dr. Epifanio G. Virga

Università di Pavia, Dipartimento di Matematica, via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: soft matter mathematical modelling
Prof. Dr. Yuri Kivshar

Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: lattice vibrations; nonlinear dynamics; localized modes; solitons; photonic crystals; metamaterials
Contribution: Special Issue: Photonic Crystals
Prof. Dr. Sitaram Velaga

Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Interests: pharmaceutical materials; polymorphs; physical stability; solubility; salts; cocrystals; crystallization; phase diagrams; drug formulation
Contribution: Special Issue: Pharmaceutical Cocrystals
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Nucleic Acid Crystallography
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
Interests: membrane science and technology; crystallization: fundamentals and operations; water treatment processes; membranes materials: design and development
Contribution: Special Issue: Membrane-Assisted Crystallization
Prof. Dr. Sławomir J. Grabowski

Kimika Fakultatea, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), P.K. 1072, 20080, Donostia, Euskadi, Spain
Interests: hydrogen bond; Lewis acid–Lewis base interactions; atoms in molecules theory; ab initio calculations
Contribution: Special Issue: Analysis of Hydrogen Bonds in Crystals
Prof. Dr. Ronald W. Armstrong

Department of Mechanical Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: crystal dislocations; x-ray diffraction imaging
Contribution: Special Issue: Crystal Dislocations
Prof. Dr. Iwan Kityk

Department of Electrical Engineering, Czestochowa Univeristy Technology, PL-42201, Armii Krajoej 17, Czestochowa, Poland
Interests: nonlinear optical crystals and nanocrystals; laser stimulated effects in crystals; nanophotonic and optoelecronic crystals
Contribution: Special Issue: Multiferroics Crystals
Prof. Dr. Shanpeng Wang

State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
Interests: crystal growth; nonlinear optical materials; solid state chemistry; chalcogenides; 2D materials; THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS)
Contribution: Special Issue: Nonlinear Optical Crystals 2017—Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Chuangtian Chen on the Occasion of his 80th Anniversary
Prof. Dr. Shu-Hong Yu

Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, Anhui, China
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. Andrónico Neira-Carrillo

Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Chile. Av. Santa Rosa 11735, La Pintana, Santiago, Chile
Interests: crystal growth; nucleation; crystallization techniques, polymorphism, advanced materials, nanotechnology; functional materials; electrospun fibers and biomaterials, structure-property relationships
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymer to Biomineralized Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials
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