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Section Board for 'Materials Science'

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Building 26, Rm. 2.64, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, D-14476 Golm, Germany
Fax: +49 331 977 5055
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Interests: inorganic materials synthesis in ionic liquids; functional ionic liquids-hybrid materials; ionogels; biomimetic materials; hybrid materials; calcium phosphate; silica
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Energy Technology for the 21st Century - Materials and Devices
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Functional Materials- From Functional Hybrid Materials to Functional Polymers
Special Issue in Materials: Energy Technology for the 21st Century - Materials and Devices
Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Materials Science
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Metal Containing Ionic Liquids
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Ionic Liquids 2014 & Selected Papers from ILMAT 2013
Special Issue in Inorganics: Polymer Controlled and Bio-inspired Mineralization of Inorganic Compounds
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Ionic Liquids 2016 and Selected Papers from ILMAT III
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Ionic Liquids 2018 and Selected Papers from ILMAT IV
Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Belfield
College of Science and Liberal Arts, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 504 Cullimore Hall, 323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Newark, NJ 07102
Tel. +1 973-596-3676; Fax: +1 973-596-6063
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Interests: multiphoton absorbing materials; two-photon photochemistry; in vivo and ex vivo two-photon fluorescence bioimaging; magnetic polymeric and sol-gel nanocomposites; site-specific fluorophore labeling; fluorescent-based sensors and bioimaging probes; photodynamic therapy agents; nanostructured functional organic and polymeric materials; two-photon based 3D high density optical data storage
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Liquid Crystals
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Liquid Crystals
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers for Bioimaging
Special Issue in Molecules: Fluorescent Probes
Prof. Dr. Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Institute for Materials Science and Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials, Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science (DCMS), TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: molecular electronics; quantum transport from mesoscopic to molecular systems; bottom-up assembly and biological physics; computational materials science
Dr. Iolanda Francolini
Department of Chemistry, University “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy
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Interests: antimicrobial polymers; polyurethanes; drug delivery systems; functionalization of polymers; microbial biofilms; nanocomposites
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Antimicrobial Polymers 2016
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Polymeric Systems as Antimicrobial or Antifouling Agents
Dr. John G. Hardy
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Institute, Faraday Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB, UK
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Interests: bioelectronics, electricity, light, magnetism, stimuli-responsive materials, silk, drug delivery, neuromodulation, tissue engineering
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Silk-Based Materials: From Production to Characterization
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: New P-Conjugated Oligomers for Organic Electronics
Special Issue in Gels: Supramolecular Gels
Dr. Antonella Piozzi
Department of Chemistry, Sapienza, University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy
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Interests: antimicrobial polymers; polyurethanes; drug delivery systems; functionalization of polymers; microbial biofilms; nanocomposites
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Antimicrobial Polymers
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Antimicrobial Polymers 2016
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Polymeric Systems as Antimicrobial or Antifouling Agents
Prof. Dr. Nicola Pugno
Universita degli Studi di Trento, Department of Civil, Trento, Italy
Tel. +39-0461-282525; Fax: +39 0461 282599
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Interests: nanomechanics; nanomaterials; bioinspired materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Bio-inspired Materials
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Mechanics, Electrical and Optical Properties of Nano-Thin Films
Prof. Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 223 McNutt Hall, 1400 N. Bishop Avenue, Rolla, Missouri 65409-0340, USA
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Interests: biomaterials and tissue engineering — bioactive ceramics and glasses, scaffolds for tissue engineering; musculoskeletal tissue engineering — bone, cartilage, articular joints; calcium phosphate-based drug delivery devices; bioceramics for total joint arthroplasty; processing of advanced ceramics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Composite Materials in Skeletal Engineering
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Three-dimensional (3D) Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs
Dr. Ihtesham ur Rehman
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Kroto Research Institute, Room SO7, 2nd floor, The University of Sheffield, North Campus, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom
Tel. ++44 (0) 114 222 5946
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Interests: dental materials; biomaterials; FTIR and Raman spectroscopy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Dental Materials
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Research on Dental Materials and Biomaterials
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Research on Dental Materials and Biomaterials 2018
Prof. Dr. Bing Yan
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
Fax: 86-0531-88380029
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Interests: nanomedicine; nanotoxicity; cancer therapy; drug discovery; drug resistance; combinatorial chemistry; analytical sciences
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Nanoparticles (special issue)
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Nanoparticles 2012
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Nanoparticles 2013
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Nanoparticles 2014
Topical Collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Nanoparticles
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Cellular Toxicity of Nanoparticles
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Impacts of Nanomaterial Modifications
Prof. Dr. Graeme Cooke
Glasgow Centre for Physical Organic Chemistry, WestCHEM, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
Fax: +441413304888
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Interests: design; synthesis and characterization of functional Molecules; macromolecules and nanoparticles and their assemblies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Supramolecular Polymers and Their Assemblies
Dr. Mihriban O. Pekguleryuz
Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Interests: light metals; aluminum, magnesium; alloy development; biodegradable magnesium implants
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys and Implants
Prof. Dr. Qinghua Qin
Research School of Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
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Interests: boundary element method; functional materials and structures; fracture and damage mechanics; biomechanics and biomaterials; composite materials; nanomaterials; cell biomechanics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Advances in Anisotropic and Smart Materials
Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa
Kaneka Co., Ltd, 5-1-1 Torikai-Nishi, Settsu, Osaka 566-0072 Japan
Tel. +81-72-653-8333
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Interests: chemical modification of chitin and chitosan and their biomedical applications; biodegradable polymer; bio-based polymer
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Chitins
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins 2015
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan II, 2017
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins 2016
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Biodegradable Polymers
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Chitin
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins 2018
Prof. Masaru Tanaka
Soft Materials Chemistry, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan Frontier Center for Organic Materials, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan
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Interests: biomaterials; polymer science; biointerface; tissue engineering; medical devices
Prof. Dr. María Vallet-Regí
Department of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University. 28040 Madrid, Spain
Tel. + 3491 394 1843; Fax: + 3491 394 1786
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Interests: Biomaterials for bone regeneration,Bioceramics with antimicrobial applications, Stimulus-response systems for gene transfer, osteoporosis treatments and solid tumors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Selected papers from EUROMAT 2017 Conference—Biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Peter F. M. Choong
Department of Surgery, and Department of Orthopaedics, University of Melbourne, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Level 2, Clinical Sciences Building 29 Regent Street, Fitzroy 3065, Victoria, Australia
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Interests: cartilage; bone; muscle; nerve; tissue engineering; 3D printing; additive manufacturing
Prof. Feng-Huei Lin
Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nano-medicine, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County 35053, Taiwan
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Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine
Prof. Dong-Woo Cho
Pohang University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang, Korea
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Interests: 3D Cell printing,biofabrication, organ printing, tissue printing Organ chip
Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra
Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: bioceramics; bone regeneration; calcium phosphate; drug delivery matrices; biomimetic ceramics; tissue engineering; biological interactions of calcium phosphates; osteoinduction
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering
Prof. Dr. Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez
BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Building 500 – 1st. Floor, Bizkaia Science and Technology Park, 48160 Derio, Spain
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Interests: smart materials; multifunctional materials; electroactive materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Electronic Skin and Its Strain Sensing Application
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Actuator
Special Issue in Materials: Advanced Strain and Deformation Sensing Materials and Applications
Prof. Dr. João F. Mano
Department of Chemistry, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Tel. +351 234 370 733; Fax: +351 253 510 909
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Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; controlled delivery of bioactive molecules; natural-based biodegradable polymers; biomimetic and nano/micro-technology approaches
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Polymers: Biomimetic Polymers
Special Issue in Polymers: Advance of Polymers Applied to Biomedical Applications: Cell Scaffolds
Prof. Vincent Rotello
Department of Chemistry, 710 North Pleasant St., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA
Fax: +1 413 545 4490
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Interests: nanotechnology; nanoparticles; supramolecular chemistry; nanomedicine
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Self-Assembly
Dr. Abhijit Chatterjee
BIOVIA Materials Science Principal Scientist, Dassault Systems Biovia K.K.; ThinkPark Tower 21F, 2-1-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku; 141-6020 TOKYO; Japan
Tel. +81-3-5532-3860; Fax: +81-3-5532-3802
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Interests: density functional theory; material designing; computational chemistry; inorganic catalytic material; catalytic reactions; inorganic membrane;  transition state calculation; atomistic simulation; ab initio first principle calculation; reactivity index
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Application of Density Functional Theory
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Applications of Density Functional Theory
Prof. Dr. Armando Silvestre
CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Tel. c; Fax: +351 234 370 084
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Interests: sustainable extraction and upgrading of added-value compounds from biomass, addressing mainly bioactive compounds through the use benign solvents; new biobased polymers derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and new functional (nano)composite materials and biomaterials based on biopolymers and cellulose (nano)fibers
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Cellulosic Materials
Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Cellulosic Materials 2014
Special Issue in Materials: Biobased Nanocomposite Functional Materials
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Bacterial Cellulose Composites
Prof. Dr. H. Eugene Stanley
Department of Physics, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Fax: +1 617 353 9393
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Interests: the anomalous behavior of liquid water in bulk, nanoconfined, and biological environments; a range of other topics in complex systems, such as quantifying correlations among the constituents of the Alzheimer brain, and quantifying fluctuations in noncoding and coding DNA sequences, interbeat intervals of the healthy and diseased heart
Dr. Henry Chermette
Université Claude Bernard de Lyon et UMR CNRS 5280, Chimie Physique Theorique, bat 210, 43 bd du 11 novembre 1918, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Fax: +33 (0) 4 72 44 53 99
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Interests: density functional; theory (DFT); applications of DFT to chemical propertie; electronic structure of molecules and materials
Prof. Dr. Ana Proykova
Deptartment of Atomic Physics, University of Sofia, 5 James Bourchier Blv., Sofia-1126, Bulgaria
Tel. +359 2 8161 828
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Interests: computational; physics; scientific visualisation and animations; nanotubes; optimization of molecular structures
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: From Nanoclusters to Proteins
Dr. Dr.-Habil. Mihai V. Putz
Associate Professor of Theoretical Physical Chemistry, Biology-Chemistry Department & PhD School of Chemistry - West University of Timisoara, Str. Pestalozzi No. 16, Timisoara, RO-300115, Romania & Principal Investigator of Nanochemistry, Laboratory of Renewable Energy – Photovoltaics, National Institute of Research and Development in Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter Timișoara (INCEMC), Romania; Str. Dr. A. Păunescu Podeanu, no.144, Timişoara RO-300569, Romania
Fax: +40 256 592620
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Interests: quantum physical chemistry; nanochemistry; reactivity indices and principles; electronegativity; density functional theory; path integrals; enzyme kinetics; QSAR; epistemology and philosophy of science
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Atoms in Molecules and in Nanostructures
Special Issue in Molecules: Quantum Information in Molecular Structures and Nanosystems
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chemical Bond and Bonding 2015
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chemical Bond and Bonding 2016
Topical Collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chemical Bond and Bonding
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Computational Eco, Bio, and Pharmaco-Toxicity 2016
Prof. Dr. Avelino Corma
Instituto de Tecnología Química, UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Avda. de los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Fax: +34 96 3879444
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; solid acid and basic catalysis; metal and oxides; nanoparticles as catalysts; heterogeneous transition metal complexes; catalytic cascade reactions
Prof. Dr. Hermenegildo García
Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Química CSIC‐UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. De los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fax: +34 96 387 7809
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Interests: catalysis; solar fuels; graphene
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Nanoparticles for Catalysis
Prof. Dr. Toshiyuki Itoh
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101 Koyama-minami, Tottori 680-8552, Japan
Tel. +81-857-31-5259; Fax: +81 857 31 5259
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Interests: ionic liquids; biotransformation; asymmetric synthesis; iron; fluorine
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