Gels — Editors


Prof. Dr. David Díaz Díaz
Institut für Organische Chemie (CH 23.2.80), Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie, Universität Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, D-93053 Regensburg, Germany
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Interests: development of advanced functional soft materials, through bio-inspired synthetic approaches, for biomedical, catalytic, sensing, coatings and energy applications
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Prof. Dr. Dave Adams
Associate Editor
School of Chemistry, WESTChem, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
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Interests: self-assembled low molecular weight gelators (LMWG); multicomponent gels; gels with reproducible, controlled properties; electrochemical gelation approaches
Prof. Dr. Dirk Kuckling
Associate Editor
Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Paderborn, Warburger Str. 100, D-33098 Paderborn, Germany
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Interests: controlled polymer synthesis; polymer characterization; smart polymers; hydrolgels; actuators and sensors
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Prof. Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari
Associate Editor
Biomimetic Materials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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Interests: bioinspired gels; gels for stem cell delivery; self-assembled micelles for growth factor immobilization; models gels to control cell microenvironment; composite materials with structure at multiple length scales; skeletal tissue engineering
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Sharif Ahmad
Materials Research Laboratory, Department Of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi 110025, India
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Interests: nano-materials; nano-hydrogel; nano conducting polymers; anticorrosive coating materials; nano-organic/inorganic hybrid coatings; high temperature oxidation; hot corrosion
Assistant Prof. Nasim Annabi
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California--Los Angeles, United States
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Interests: biomaterials, tissue engineering, tissue adhesives, sealants, surgical glues, nanomaterials, regenerative medicine, hydrogels, scaffolds, elastin like polypeptides, elastic biomaterials, photocrossliking
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Special Issue in Bioengineering: Advanced Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Applications
Prof. Dr. Rolando Barbucci
Interun. CRISMA Colle di val d'Elsa, Siena, Italy
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Interests: synthesis of polysaccharide hydrogels; modification of metallic materials
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Special Issue in Polymers: Selected Papers from the 3rd International Congress on Biohydrogels (Biohydrogels 2011)
Special Issue in Gels: Nanoparticle-Hydrogel Composites for Biomedical Applications
Special Issue in Gels: The Role of Water in the Properties of Hydrogels
Assoc. Prof. Georgios Bokias
Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, GR-26504 Patras, Greece and Visiting Faculty Member, Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), Stadiou Street, P.O. Box 1414, GR-26504, Rio-Patras, Greece
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Interests: stimuli-responsive and functional polymeric materials; synthetic and reversible hydrogels; optically-labelled polymers; hybrid inorganic/organic soft materials
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Special Issue in Polymers: Hybrid Polymeric Materials
Prof. Dr. Osvaldo H. Campanella
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, United States
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Interests: food science; rheology; self-assembled nanoparticles; polymer behavior
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Special Issue in Gels: Rheology of Gels
Prof. Dr. Patricia Y.W. Dankers
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Interests: supramolecular chemistry; regenerative medicine; supramolecular polymers; surface bioactivation; physical and supramolecular hydrogels
Prof. Dr. Emanuela Del Gado
Department of Physics and Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
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Interests: amorphous materials gel networks; microstructure, dynamical processes and mechanics in glassy materials; cementitious gels; nano-composites; plant cell wall; tissue mechanics; assembly at interfaces
Prof. Dr. Pablo H. Di Chenna
Departamento de Química Orgánica, UMYMFOR (CONICET-FCEN), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Piso 3, pabellón 2, Ciudad Universitaria, C1428EGA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Interests: development and study of new physical gels; organogels as template for the preparation of nanoparticles; supramolecular chemistry; structure-gelating property relationship; steroid-derived physical gels; development of functional soft materials
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Special Issue in Gels: Gels as Templates for Transcription
Dr. Damien Dupin
CIDETEC Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa Pº Miramón, 196 20014 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
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Interests: dynamic hydrogels; stimuli-responsive materials; colloids; emulsions; biomaterials; tissue engineering; wound healing; drug delivery; rheology
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Special Issue in Gels: Hydrogels Based on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
Assoc. Prof. Thomas Dziubla
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
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Interests: active polymeric biomaterials, drug delivery, functionalized polymer nanocarriers, hydrogels, postsurgical adhesions, pro/antioxidant biomaterials, wound healing
Prof. Dr. Luis Esquivias Fedriani
Departamento Física de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Sevilla. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC-US), Sevilla, Spain
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Interests: preparation of gels without usisnsolvent by means of insonation of the alkoxide/water mixtures; xerogels, aerogels, and aerogel/mineral composites for CO2 sequestration; absorption capacity, kinetics and mechanical behavior of organic/inorganic hybrid gels; CNT/alumina and silica composites
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Gohy
Bio and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place Louis Pasteur, 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Interests: synthesis of polymers including "living" and “controlled” polymerization techniques; ionic polymers; liquid crystals; surfactants; supramolecular chemistry; self-associating polymers in aqueous and non-aqueous media; stimuli-responsive gels; nanomaterials; adsorption of polymers on substrates; nanopatterned surfaces; lithium-polymer batteries
Prof. Dr. Michael Gradzielski
Stranski Laboratorium für Institut für Physikalische & Theoretische Chemie, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universitat Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 124, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: self-assembly, surfactants, copolymers, materials science, physical chemistry, soft condensed matter, characterisation of mesoscopic structure, scattering techniques, nanomaterial and nanoparticle synthesis
Dr. Annarosa Gugliuzza
National Research Council-Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Interests: responsive membranes; electromembranes; composite membranes; honeycomb membranes; polyelectrolytes; nano assembly; layer-by-layer; wetting properties; membrane transport phenomena; biosensors; labs-on-a-chip; drug-delivery systems; textiles; packaging; gas separation; membrane contactors; catalytic membrane reactors
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Special Issue in Membranes: Responsive Polymer Membranes
Special Issue in Membranes: Advances in Responsive Membranes
Special Issue in Gels: Aerogels Membranes Based on 2D Materials
Prof. Dr. Pavel Gurikov
Institute of Thermal Separation Processes, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
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Interests: aerogels; polysaccharides; processes in supercritical fluids and their thermodynamics; biomedical applications; coarse-grained modeling; thermodynamics of fluid phase equilibria
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Special Issue in Gels: Cryogelation and Cryogels
Prof. Dr. Ferenc Horkay
Section on Quantitative Imaging and Tissue Sciences, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Interests: To understand the fundamental principles that govern molecular interactions and define structural hierarchy in complex synthetic and biopolymer systems, such as biological tissues, gels, soft materials, self-assemblies and functional nanostructures; To develop multiscale characterization approaches by combining microscopic (small angle scattering, static and dynamic light scattering, atomic force microscopy, etc.) and macroscopic (osmotic pressure measurements, rheology, etc.) methods probing the static and dynamic properties of gels and polymer solutions over a broad range of length and time scales
Prof. Dr. Marc In het Panhuis
Soft Materials Group, School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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Interests: hydrogels; tough gels; mechanical characteristic; printing; additive manufacturing; soft robotics; double network; ionic-covalent entanglement gels
Prof. Dr. Leonid Ionov
Professor of Biofabrication, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
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Interests: hydrogels; actuators; 3D printing; biofabrication
Prof. Dr. Andrei Jitianu
Department of Chemistry, Lehman College City University of New York 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, NY, 10468, USA
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Interests: hybrid melting gels, silver nanoparticles sols, core/shell nanoparticles for hydrogen peroxide biosensors, sol-gel method
Prof. Dr. Ali Khademhosseini Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Departments of Bioengineering, Radiology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California - Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Interests: micro- and nanoscale biomaterials for tissue engineering; ‘organ-on-a-chip’ systems; formation of vascularized tissues with appropriate microarchitectures as well as regulating stem cell differentiation within microengineered systems; biomaterials for medical applications
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Special Issue in Materials: Materials: 10th Anniversary
Prof. Dr. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy
Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 224, Reading RG6 6AD, UK
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Interests: polymers for pharmaceutical applications; mucoadhesive drug delivery systems; transmucosal drug delivery; water-soluble and amphiphilic polymers; hydrogels, biomaterials; functionalised nanoparticles and stimuli-responsive polymer technologies
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Special Issue in Polymers: Advances in Mucoadhesive Polymers and Formulations for Transmucosal Drug Delivery
Special Issue in Polymers: Interpolymer Complexes
Assoc. Prof. Yakov Lapitsky
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo, 3056 Nitschke Hall, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606, USA
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Interests: design, formation, characterization and application of polyelectrolyte-based soft materials: ionically crosslinked micro- and nanoparticles, gels and coacervates; directed assembly of polyelectrolyte complexes; surfactant-polyelectrolyte mixtures; controlled release systems
Prof. Dr. Chien-Chi Lin
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
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Interests: Dynamic hydrogels; photopolymerization; click chemistry; drug delivery
Dr. Xian Jun Loh
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602, Singapore
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Interests: water soluble polyhydroxyalkanoates; biodegradable Thermogelling Polymers; supramolecular host–guest polymeric materials for biomedical applications
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Special Issue in Gels: Organogels for Biomedical Applications
Prof. Dr. Matthias P. Lutolf
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Bioengineering, Station 15, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Interests: biomolecular hydrogels; stimuli-sensitive materials; proteolytically degradable materials; novel conjugation chemistries; materials for tissue engineering and cell culture; 2D and 3D patterning of biomaterials
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Special Issue in Polymers: Microfluidic-Assisted Synthesis and Modification of Polymeric Materials
Prof. Dr. Benveniste Natan
Rocket Propulsion Center, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
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Interests: gel propellants and fuels (rheology, flow, atomization and combustion) for rocket and ramjet engines; hydrogen peroxide applications; hybrid rockets; boron combustion; combustion of metals; solid fuel ramjet engines; solid fuel supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engines
Prof. Dr. To Ngai
Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
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Interests: colloidal particle; interfacial science; polymer and soft materials
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Special Issue in Polymers: Selected Papers from ASEPFPM2015
Special Issue in Materials: Pickering Emulsion and Derived Materials
Special Issue in Colloids and Interfaces: Selected Papers from the 16th Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS 2018)
Prof. Dr. Gaio Paradossi
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 000133 Roma, Italy
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Interests: polymer hydrogels; networks; self assembly; soft matter; scaffolds for cell growth; synthesis and characterization methods of gels
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Special Issue in Gels: Micro- and Nanogels
Prof. Dr. Jordi Puiggalí
Chemical Engineering Department. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, c/Eduard Maristany, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: structure of synthetic polymers; development of biodegradable polymers; study of nanocomposites; polymer physics; polymer crystallization
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Biodegradable and Biocompatible Nanoparticles
Special Issue in Fibers: Antimicrobial Electrospun Fibers
Special Issue in Gels: Gels from the Self-Assembling of Peptide-Based Compounds
Dr. Francoise Quignard
Institut Charles Gerhardt-Montpellier, Matériaux Avancés pour la Catalyse et la Santé, UMR5253 CNRS-ENSCM-UM2-UM1, 8 rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier, France
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Interests: polysaccharides; aerogel; textural properties; self-assembly; chemical modification; catalysis; medical devices
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Special Issue in Gels: Aerogels
Prof. Dr. Srinivasa R. Raghavan
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, United States
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Interests: polymer and colloidal gels; self-assembled systems; containers for drug delivery; "smart" fluids; scattering techniques/rheology; polymer-CNT nanocomposites
Assist. Prof. Filippo Rossi
Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, via Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milan, Italy
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Interests: colloids, drug delivery, nanogels, tissue engineering, transport phenomena
Prof. Dr. David Schiraldi
Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
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Interests: aerogels; polyester; packaging materials; composites and flame retardants
Assoc. Prof. Elke Scholten
Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods, Wageningen University, Bornse weilanden 9, 6700 PG Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Interests: food Science; oleogels for food applications; rheology of hydrogels; tribology of hydrogels; emulsion gels
Prof. Dr. Michael Serpe
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2G2 Canada
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Interests: responsive polymers, hydrogels, microgels; sensing and biosensing; controlled/triggered drug delivery; artificial muscles; photonic materials
Prof. Dr. Mitsuhiro Shibayama
Neutron Science Laboratory, Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
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Interests: polymer gels, micelles and surfactant, block copolymers, small angle neutron scattering, dynamic light scattering
Assoc. Prof. Alejandro Sosnik
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical, Nanomaterials Science, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, De-Jur Building, Office 607, Technion City 3200003 Haifa, Israel
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Interests: polymers; biomaterials; polymer-ceramic hybrids; nanotechnology; self-assembly; polymeric micelles; polymeric nanoparticles; drug delivery and targeting; spray-drying; cancer; HIV
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Special Issue in Gels: Hydrogels for Drug Delivery
Dr. Nathalie Tanchoux
Charles Gerhardt-Montpellier, Matériaux Avancés pour la Catalyse et la Santé, UMR5253 CNRS-ENSCM-UM2-UM1, 8 rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier, France
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Special Issue in Gels: Aerogels
Special Issue in Gels: Aerogels 2018
Assoc. Prof. Claudia Tomasini
Dipartimento di Chimica “Giacomo Ciamician”—Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna—Via Selmi, 2-40126 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: conformational analysis; foldamers; peptides; peptidomimetics; formation of supramolecular materials derived from small pseudopeptides; biomaterials; preparation of hydrogels and organogels through self-assembly of low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs); application of biocompatible hydrogels to regenerative medicine; graphene doped hydrogels
Prof. Dr. Richard G. Weiss
Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057-1227, USA
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Interests: materials and physical organic chemistry and organic photochemistry and photophysics; syntheses and properties of thermally and chemically reversible gels; study of reaction rates and mechanisms; anisotropic solvent effects on reaction mechanisms; ionic liquid crystals as mechanistic probes and "green solvents"; molecular processes in polymers
Prof. Dr. Clemens K. Weiss
Department of Life Sciences and Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Berlinstrasse 109, 55411 Bingen, Germany
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Interests: colloidal systems; polymeric nanoparticles; self-assembly; formulation of nanosystems
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Special Issue in Gels: Colloid Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner
Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials & TU Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Hohe Str. 06, 01069 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: biomedical polymers; biointerfacial phenomena; hemocompatible materials; cell-instructive polymer matrices; bio-inspired materials
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Special Issue in Polymers: Functional Polymers for Medical Applications
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