Fibers — Editors


Prof. Dr. Stephen C. Bondy
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Department of Medicine University of California, Irvine 100 Theory, Suite 100 Irvine California 92617-1830, USA
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Interests: neurotoxicology; nutririon; aging; protein aggregates
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Editorial Board

Dr. Umesh P. Agarwal
Fiber and Chemical Sciences Research, USDA FS, Forest Products Laboratory,1 Gifford Pinchot Drive Madison, WI, 53726-2398, USA
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Interests: Cellulose nanomaterials; Understanding roles of lignin and cellulose-crystallinity in the enzyme hydrolysis of wood; Wood cell wall nanostructure; Advancing Raman spectroscopy for characterzation of nanocelluloses, nanocellulose-composites, wood, and lignocelluloses; Methods for estimating crystallinity of cellulose-containing materials; Surface Enhanced Raman in lignin analysis; Cellulose interactions with water; Raman database of lignin models and interpretation of spectra
Dr. Francesco Bencardino
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Cosenza, Italy
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Interests: innovative materials for structural applications; strengthening, repair and seismic retrofitting of structures; based-concrete materials in civil engineering
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Special Issue: Fibers and Techniques for Upgrading of Concrete and Masonry Constructions
Dr. Arezoo Campbell
Western University of Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, 309 E. Second Street, Pomona, California 91766-1854, USA
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Interests: nanoparticles; neurotoxicology; neuroinflammation; aluminum toxicity; copper toxicity
Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Interests: structural health monitoring; design of integrated structures; smart structures; design and damage tolerance of composites structures; multi-functional materials
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from IWSHM 2017
Special Issue: Selected Papers from IWSHM 2017
Dr. Fanqing Frank Chen
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory MS 977, 1 Cyclotron Rd. Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Interests: nanotechnology; toxicology; genomics; proteomics; photonics; medical device
Prof. Dr. Andrew Churg
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Rm. G227 - 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 2B5 , Canada
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Interests: asbestos; man-made mineral fibers; mesothelioma
Dr. Martin J. D. Clift
Institute of Life Sciences, College of Medicine, Singleton Park Campus, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales, United Kingdom
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Interests: nanotoxicology; genotoxicology; immunology; inflammation; cancer; cell signalling; in vitro analysis; cellular entry mechanisms; protein-nanoparticle interactions; nanoparticle-cell interactions; nanofibres; nanoparticles
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Special Issue: Nanofibres: Friend or Foe?
Special Issue: Medical Application of Nanofibers
Prof. Dr. Alain Dufresne
The International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials, Grenoble Institute of Technology, CS10065, 38402 Saint Martin d'Heres cedex, France
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Interests: cellulose; starch; biobased materials; cellulose nanomaterials; nanocomposites; polymer composites; structure/processing/properties relationships of polymer composites
Prof. Dr. Alke Fink
Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Rte de l'Ancienne Papeterie, PO Box 209, 1723 Marly 1, Switzerland
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Interests: nanoparticles; synthesis; surface; colloidal properties; particle-cell interactions; magnetic materials
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Special Issue: Nanofibres: Friend or Foe?
Dr. Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti
PRE Labs Inc., Kelowna, BC V1V 2X8, Canada
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Interests: application of biomaterials for controlling drug delivery of composites, particles and coatings; preparation of composite materials and particles for energy storage and conversion; preparation of inorganic crystals in different polymeric gels, bone and cartilage tissue regeneration; surface coating of CNT with various monomers; graft polymerization on clay and kaolin minerals for applying on textiles and polymers; surface characterization of polymer composites, interaction of polymers and different additives in polymer blends, UV photocatalysis reactions on polymer nanocomposites
Dr. Sushanta Ghoshal
Polymer Scientist, R&D Division, Voith Paper Fabric and Roll Systems Inc. (Syn Strand Inc.), Summerville, SC 29483, USA
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Interests: innovative materials for fiber applications; nanocomposites; structure-properties relationship; nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); polymer films; bio-composites; polymer characterizations; high performance fibers and their composites, industrial fibers
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Special Issue: Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites or Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites
Special Issue: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites
Prof. Dr. John W. Gillespie
Center for Composite Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental, Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
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Interests: composites; materials; processing; joining
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Special Issue: Polymer Fibers
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucuresti, CP 060042, Romania
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Interests: nanbiomaterials; nanofibers; biofibers; drug delivery and targeting; 3D printed materials
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Special Issue: Nanobiosensors in Food Industry
Special Issue: Fibers and Textiles in Medical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Jinlian Hu
Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: Smart polymers; shape memory fibers; textiles; apparel; composites; digital evaluation; testing devices; textile engineering
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Special Issue: Smart Textiles
Special Issue: Functionally Responsive Polymeric Materials
Special Issue: Shape Memory Polymers
Prof. Dr. Wayne E. Jones Jr.
Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Durham, NH 03824, USA
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Interests: photo-induced electron; energy transfer processes in inorganic and polymer systems; polymer sensors; photovoltaics and electronic nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Frank K. Ko
The University of British Columbia, Department of Materials Engineering, Frank Forward Building, 309-6350 Stores Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Interests: nanofiber technology; biomaterials; textile structural composites
Prof. Dr. Maciej S. Kumosa
John Evans Professor, University of Denver, Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Denver, 2390 S. York St., Clarence M. Knudson Hall Room 200, Denver, CO 80208, USA
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Prof. Dr. Alan K. T. Lau
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology John Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
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Interests: natural and animal fibres; mechanical properties; composites; structural properties
Dr. Koon-Yang Lee
The Composites Centre, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
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Interests: Cellulose and nanocellulose engineering;Design and fabrication of renewable polymer composites and cellulose nanocomposites; Surface and interface engineering to improve performance of high performance polymer (nano)composites; Life-cycle assessment of composite materials; Particle-stabilised emulsions and foams; Novel manufacturing techniques for polymer foams; Reuse, recycle and up-cycle waste materials
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Falk Liebner
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Department of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources, BMC Biopolymer Material Chemistry Group
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Interests: Bio-based novel functional materials, bio-inspired and bio-mimetic hydrogels, aerogels, and carbon aerogels, anisotropic and isotropic ultra-lightweight cellulosic aerogels for biomedical and sensing applications, utilization of supercritical CO2 for biopolymer processing, nitrogen bonding in artificial and natural humic substances
Prof. Dr. Steffen Loft
University of Copenhagen, Faculty Of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Section of Environmental Health, Room 5.2.04, CSS, Øster Farimagsgade 5, DK-1014 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Interests: toxiocology; particles; oxidative stress; genotoxicity; cardiovascular toxicity; biomarkers
Prof. Dr. Lucian Lucia
Department of Forest Biomaterials, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina​, USA
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Interests: smart materials; drug delivery; self-healing and tissue engineering scaffolds
Dr. Enzo Martinelli
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Pallo II, 132 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Interests: structural mechanics, steel, concrete, composites, sustainable materials.
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Special Issue: Recycled Fibers in Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites: Experimental Results and Numerical Modelling
Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Milasius
Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Department of Materials Engineering, Studentu Str. 56, LT-51424 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Interests: mechanics of textiles; manufacturing of electrospun nanofibres; flameretardancy of textiles; woven fabrics structure estimation; textiles properties investigation and prediction
Prof. Dr. Anil N. Netravali
Fiber Science & Apparel Design, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
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Interests: green composites; green materials; composites; resins; bioresins; biocomposites; nanofibers; green nanofibers; sustainable materials; fiber/resin interface
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Special Issue: Nanofibers
Assist. Prof. Dr. Tiina Nypelö
Division of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg 41296, Sweden
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Interests: Her research is concentrated on engineering materials from particles and compounds from wood. Her focus is on compounds and materials originating from wood for engineered structures. The core is to build from liquid-rich state, gels, emulsions, dispersions, solutions, toward solid organizations. She combines forest products technology, materials science and renewable resources for advancing sustainable materials engineering in the form of films and fibers. The research efforts involve cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignins with emphasis on surface, interface, and intermolecular interactions
Prof. Dr. Amod A. Ogale
Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
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Interests: polymer fibers, films, and composites
Prof. Dr. Ning Pan
Division of Textiles and Clothing, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California at Davis, 1 Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Interests: physics of fibrous soft materials; biophysics and biomechanics in human-textile interactions; transport phenomena in porous media; nanotechnology in energy storage; thermodynamics in heat transfer optimization
Prof. Dr. Ton Peijs
School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London, UK
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Interests: multifunctional composites; nanocomposites, structure-processing-property relationships; bioinspired composites; self-reinforced polymer composites; biobased composites; polymer fibres; conductive polymer composites
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Special Issue: Electrospinning Techniques and Novel Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Phillips
Department of Physics, Spanagel Hall, Room 203, 833 Dyer Road, Monterey, CA 93943-5216, USA
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysts; carbon materials; plasma generated materials; dielectrics metal particle synthesis; material-radical interactions; energy storage; microcalorimetry; mossbauer spectroscopy; quantum mechanics; plasma physics
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Special Issue: Carbon Fibers
Special Issue: Carbon Fibers
Special Issue: Carbon Fiber
Prof. Dr. Arthur J. Ragauskas
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37996-2200, USA
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Interests: biofuels; cellulose; nanocellulose composites; lignin
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nima Rahbar
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609, USA
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Interests: bioinspired design of materials; contact mechanics and adhesion; mechanics of biological materials; nanomechanics and nanostructures; toughening mechanisms at mutlipe scales
Prof. Dr. Martin C. Richardson
Townes Laser Institute, College of Optics & Photonics, CREOL Building Room 127, University of Central Florida, 4000, Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, USA
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Dr. Giancarlo C. Righini
Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics, National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
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Interests: optical fibers; optical fiber sensors; biomedical applications of micro- and nano-tips of optical fibers
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances on Optical Fibers
Prof. Dr. Orlando J. Rojas
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, P.O. Box 16300, 00076 Espoo, Finland
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Interests: materials and sustainable use of natural resources; colloidal self-assembly; nanotechnology; surface chemistry; polymer physics; soft matter; nanocelluloses
Prof. Dr. Valerio Romano
1. Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface Technologies ALPS, Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH - Engineering and Information Technology TI, Pestalozzistrasse 20 - CH 3400 Burgdorf, Switzerland
2. Institute of Applied Physics IAP, University of Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5 - CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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Interests: Optical Fibers, Laser
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rosenau *
1.Full professor at BOKU University, holding the Chair of Wood, Pulp and Fiber Chemistry and heading the Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources
2.Adjunct professor of fiber science at Shinshu University, Japan
3.Adjunct professor at the Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Center at Abo Akademi Turku, Finland
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Interests: chemistry of renewable resources, green chemistry and biorefineries, with a focus on cellulose and lignin analysis, chemistry and utilization
* He is elected fellow of the International Academy of Wood, Science, the Japanese Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. As in 2017, he has published more than 320 peer-reviewed scientific articles, several book chapters, and 14 patents.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Spirk
Institute for Paper, Pulp and Fibre Technology, Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Interests: composite fibers, viscose process, nanoparticles, biopolymer coatings, surface characterization
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Reda Taha
Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070, USA
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Interests: smart materials and structures and emerging construction technologies to enable resilient and sustainable infrastructure
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for Infrastructure Applications
Prof. Dr. Nyan-Hwa Tai
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
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Interests: synthesis of carbon nanotubes and graphene and their applications on composites; field emission; EMI; thermal transfer
Dr. Takunori Taira
Department of Photo-Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science, 38 Nishigo-Naka, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8585, Japan
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Interests: micro solid-state photonics; solid-state lasers; nonlinear optics; laser ceramics; spectroscopy; laser ignition
Prof. Dr. Atsushi Takahara
Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry, Institute for Materials, Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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Interests: polymer nanofiber; inorganic nanofiber; polymer composites
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Volkov
A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119991, Russia
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Interests: Polymeric membranes (flat and hollow fibers), catalytic membranes, high-free-volume glassy polymers, gas separation, pervaporation, hydrophobic pervaporation membranes, membrane bioreactors, high pressure membrane gas absorption, low temperature catalytic membrane reactors, membrane contactors, nanoporous materials and membranes, solvent resistant nanofiltration membranes, organic solvent nanofiltration, membrane nanopore structure characterization, gas and vapor sorption, polymer nanocomposites.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Wabnitz
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy
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Interests: optical fibers; photonic crystal fibers; optical communications; nonlinear optics in fibers; fiber optic devices
Dr. Pisula Wojciech
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
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Interests: self-assembly; supramolecular organization; organic electronics; nano- and microfibers; conjugated polymers; liquid crystals; X-ray scattering
Prof. Dr. Joseba Zubia Zaballa
Department of Communications Engineering, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Engineering School of Bilbao, Plaza Ingeniero Torres Quevedo, 1, E-48013 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: Plastic optical fiber, optical sensors, multimode fiber, photonics
Dr. Xiangwu Zhang
North Carolina State University, Fiber and Polymer Science, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, 2401 Research Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-8301, USA
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Interests: nanosciences, surface modification, fibers and polymers; energy, environment and sustainability; health and safety
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