Crystals — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Crystal Engineering'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang
Section Editor-in-Chief
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 in Crystals: Piezoelectric Crystals
Dr. Stevin Snellius Pramana
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Merz Court, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
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Interests: crystallography; structure refinement; ionic conductor
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Special Issue in Crystals: Crystal Structure of Electroceramics
Dr. Jacob Overgaard
Department of Chemistry, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
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Interests: electron density analysis; molecular magnetism; single-crystal diffraction; polarized neutron diffraction
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Special Issue in Crystals: Experimental and Theoretical Electron Density Analysis of Crystals
Dr. Michele Iafisco
Istituto Di Scienza E Tecnologia Dei Materiali Ceramici, Faenza, Faenza, Italy
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Interests: biomaterials; biomineralization; nanomedicine; calcium phosphates; bioceramics
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Special Issue in Crystals: Biomimetic Growth of Calcium Phosphate Crystals
Prof. Dr. Claudio Cazorla
School of Materials Science and Engineering UNSW Australia
Tel. +61 (0)9385 5918; Fax: +61 (0)9385 6565
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Interests: multiferroics, oxide materials, fast-ion conductors, density functional theory, simulation methods, quantum crystals, caloric materials
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Special Issue in Crystals: Quantum Crystals
Prof. Dr. Guanying Chen
1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2. Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics,University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260-3000, USA
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Interests: lanthanide; crystals and nanocrystals; nonlinear; biophotonics; solar cells
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Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Nanostructured Solar Cells
Prof. Dr. Claudia Graiff
Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Università di Parma, 43124 Parma, Italy
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Interests: X ray diffraction; coordination complexes; nanostructured functional materials; crystalline nanocellulose
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Special Issue in Crystals: Crystal Structures of Compounds Containing Ions Selenite
Dr. Mohamed Balli
Institut Quantique & Department of Physics, University of Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard de l’Université, J1K 2R1, Québec, Canada
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Interests: magnetic materials; magnetocaloric materials; caloric materials; magnetic refrigeration; multiferroics; nanomagnetic materials; thin films; single crystals; frustrated magnetism; permanent magnets; soft magnetic materials; structural and physical properties; energy conversion
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Special Issue in Crystals: Advances in Caloric Materials
Dr. Yuri N. Palyanov
1. VS Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
2. Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia
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Interests: synthetic and natural diamond, diamond synthesis and growth, high pressure high temperature, experimental modelling of natural diamond formation, diamond mineralogy, diamond properties and applications.
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Special Issue in Crystals: Diamond Crystals
Prof. Dr. Sinisa Dj. Mesarovic
School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Washington State University, PO Box 642920, Pullman, Washington 99164-2920, USA
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Interests: plasticity of crystals and interfaces; granular materials; coupled problems with moving boundaries; multiscale/multiphysics models
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Special Issue in Crystals: Plasticity of Crystals and Interfaces
Special Issue in Materials: Granular Materials
Prof. Dr. Vadim Yu. Kukushkin
Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
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Interests: crystal engineering; metal-organic materials; platinum group metal chemistry; weak interactions; halogen bonding; chalcogen bonding
Dr. Indranil Chakraborty
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, MMC campus, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Interests: inorganic chemistry
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Special Issue in Crystals: Photoactive Transition Metal Carbonyls and Nitrosyls: Structures, Properties and Sustainable Delivery of the Gasotransmitters Towards Biological Targets
Prof. Dr. Ullich Englert
Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Aachen, Germany
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Interests: coordination polymers; ditopic ligands; phase transitions; high resolution studies; experimental charge density; sigma hole interactions; neutron diffraction; chirality in the solid state
Prof. Dr. Anna Painelli
Dipartimento di Chimica, Parma University, Italy
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Interests: molecular functional materials; organic dyes and aggregates; linear and non-linear optical spectroscopy; charge-transfer crystals; electron and energy transfer; multistability and phase transitions
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Special Issue in Crystals: The Neutral–Ionic Phase Transition
Prof. Dr. Ray-Hua Horng
Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan
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Interests: optoelectronic device; LEDs; solar cells; power devices; epilayer transfer; wafer bonding
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Special Issue in Crystals: Thin Film Transistor
Dr. Efrem Curcio
Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Calabria, via P. Bucci CUBO 45A, 87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy
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Interests: Membrane systems for desalination, Membrane Distillation, Reverse Electrodialysis, Salinity Gradient Power, Membrane Contactors, Membrane Bioreactors
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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Topical Collection in Crystals: Nanocrystals
Prof. Dr. Edward R.T. Tiekink
Distinguished Professor and Head, Research Centre for Crystalline Materials, School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, No 5 Jalan Universiti, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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Interests: molecular crystallography; crystal engineering; intermolecular interactions; metal-organic materials; coordination polymers; co-crystals; metal-based drugs
Prof. Dr. Chien-Jung Huang
Department of Applied Physics, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Interests: organic solar cell; organic light-emitting diode; nano technology
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Special Issue in Crystals: Selected Papers from Taiwan Association for Academic Innovation, TAAI 2018
Prof. Dr. Changquan Calvin Sun
Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Interests: formulation; solid-state chemistry; Powder technology; crystal engineering; materials science and engineering; drug solubilization; mechanical properties
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Special Issue in Crystals: David Grant Solid-State Science
Prof. Dr. Peter Moeck
Nano-Crystallography Group, Department of Physics, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207-0751, USA
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Interests: crystallographic image processing; electron crystallography; open-access crystallographic databases; crystalline materials
Prof. Dr. Koichi Kakimoto
Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasuga-koen, Kasuga Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan
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Interests: Fluid dynamics, Quantum mechanics, Molecular dinamics, Monte Carlo simulation, Solution growth
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Special Issue in Crystals: Growth and Evaluation of Multicrystalline Silicon
Dr. Venu Vangala
School of Pharmacy Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK
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Interests: crystal engineering; supramolecular chemistry; crystallisation; X-ray diffraction; pharmaceutical technology; cocrystals; polymorphs; hydrates; salts; amorphous materials; pre-formulation; physicochemical stability; drug formulation
Prof. Dr. Arkady Zhukov
Dpto. de Fís. Mater., UPV/EHU San Sebastián 20018 and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
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Interests: magnetic materials; hysteretic magnetic properties; magnetic wires; amorphous nano-crystalline and granular magnetic materials; magneto-electric effects; transport properties; giant magneto-impedance effect; magneto-resistance effect; magnetic sensors
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Special Issue in Crystals: Advance in Crystalline Thin Wires
Dr. Wolfram Miller
Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ, Max-Born-Str. 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: crystal growth; epitaxial growth; numerical modelling; growth kinetics; crystal growth engineering
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Special Issue in Crystals: Papers from the 1st German-Austrian Conference on Crystal Growth (GACCG/DKT2018)
Prof. Dr. Yongsheng Han
State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
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Interests: Shape control of crystals, Growth kinetics, Mechanism of crystal growth, Diffusion controlled growth, Reaction controlled growth, Interface concentration gradient, Interface temperature gradient, Metal particles, Oxide particles
Prof. Dr. Rui M. Almeida
Departamento de Engenharia Química/CQE, Instituto Superior Técnico/UL, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: sol-gel films; photonic materials; frequency conversion; rare-earth luminescence; glass surfaces; glass crystallization; bioactive glasses
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Special Issue in Crystals: Crystallization of Sol-Gel Derived Glasses
Dr. Hugo K. Christenson
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, U. K
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Interests: crystal growth; nucleation; wetting; adsorption; surface forces; bubble interactions; cavitation
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Special Issue in Crystals: Effects of Confinement and Topography on Crystallization
Dr. Roberto Comparelli
CNR-IPCF Division of Bari, Italy
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Interests: inorganic nanocrystals; hybrid nanocomposites, photocatalysis; plasmonics nanoparticles; nanocrystal functionalization; nanoscale microscopy
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Special Issue in Crystals: Colloidal Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Characterization and Application
Topical Collection in Crystals: Nanocrystals
Special Issue in Molecules: Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles
Prof. Dr. Michel Ferriol
Université de Lorraine, LMOPS E.A. 4423, Metz, F-57070, France
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Interests: crystal growth; crystal fibers; phase equilibria for high-order oxides systems; nonlinear optical materials; structural and physical characterization of optical crystal fibers
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Special Issue in Crystals: Advances in Optical Crystal Fibers
Prof. Dr. Alberto Girlando
Dipartimento di Chimica, Parma University, Italy
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Interests: molecular functional materials; organic semiconductors; organic superconductors; charge-transfer crystals; neutral–ionic phase transition; optical spectroscopy; chemical physics of organic solid state
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Special Issue in Crystals: Selected Papers from "The 1st International Electronic Conference on Crystals"
Prof. Dr. Ikai Lo
Department of Physics, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Sun Yat-Sen University
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Interests: Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE); Metal–Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD); crystal characterization; GaN-based nanostructures/devices/applications
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Special Issue in Crystals: Advances in GaN Crystals and Their Applications
Dr. Qingfeng Yan
Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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Interests: colloidal self-assembly; block copolymer self-assembly; piezoelectric and ferroelectric single crystals; organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite single crystals; black phosphorus single crystals
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Special Issue in Crystals: Colloidal Crystals
Special Issue in Crystals: Nonlinear Optical Crystals 2017—Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Chuangtian Chen on the Occasion of his 80th Anniversary
Dr. Yuan Jiang
College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
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Interests: (bio)mineralization; nanoparticle assembly; thin film; polymer crystallization; mineral liquid crystals; complex materials; self-organization
Dr. Alberta Bonanni
Institute for Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenbergerstr. 69, A4040 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43 732 2468 9664; Fax: +43 732 2468 9696
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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 in Crystals: 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 in Crystals: Membrane-Assisted Crystallization
Prof. Susan Kauzlarich
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA
Tel. 530-752-4756
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials and solid state chemistry for emerging technologies
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Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Zintl Phases
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; polycrystalline microstructures; mechanical properties; constitutive equations
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Special Issue in Crystals: Crystal Dislocations
Special Issue in Crystals: Crystal Indentation Hardness
Prof. Dr. Yuri Kivshar
Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Tel. 61261253081
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Interests: lattice vibrations; nonlinear dynamics; localized modes; solitons; photonic crystals; metamaterials
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Special Issue in Crystals: 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
Tel. 004989218077491
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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 in Crystals: Energetic Materials
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
Tel. 562-29785674
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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 in Crystals: Polymer to Biomineralized Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials
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 in Crystals: 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 in Crystals: Pharmaceutical Cocrystals
Special Issue in Crystals: Ionic Liquids in Drug Delivery
Prof. Dr. Epifanio G. Virga
Università di Pavia, Dipartimento di Matematica, via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
Fax: +39 0382 985602
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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)
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Special Issue in Crystals: 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
Fax: +39 554572451
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Interests: fundamental optical properties of photonic materials; in particular materials with periodic, random or quasi-crystalline structure
Prof. Dr. Eli Yablonovitch
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1770, USA
Fax: +1 510 6663409
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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. Gu Xu
1 Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
2 Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)
Tel. 905-525-9140
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Interests: crystalline materials; X-ray diffraction methods; electronic organic/polymeric materials/devices; fuel cells
Dr. Martin T. Lemaire
Department of Chemistry, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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Interests: synthesis; redox-active ligands; stable radicals; molecule-based magnets; spin-crossover; high-spin molecules
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Special Issue in Crystals: High Spin Molecules
Special Issue in Magnetochemistry: Selected Papers from the ICCC-43 Conference
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. 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
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