Polymers — Editors

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Polymers Editorial Office
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: polymers@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18

Editorial Office

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker *
DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien, Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Materialien und Oberflächen, RWTH Aachen University, Forckenbeckstrasse 50, D-52056 Aachen, Germany
Tel. +49 241 80 23304; Fax: +49 241 80 23317
Website: http://www.ipc.rwth-aachen.de/index.php?id=359
E-Mail: boker@mdpi.com
Interests: guided block copolymer assembly; orientation and phase behavior of block copolymers in electric fields; block copolymer/nanoparticle composites; self-assembly of nanoparticles at interfaces; Pickering-Emulsions; template directed nanoparticle assembly; pattern transfer
* Founding Editor-in-Chief of Polymers

Managing Editor
Ms. Lynn Huang
MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road, 5.5 Creative Industry Park, Floor 25th. 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Tel. +86 27 8780 8658; Fax: +86 27 8761 2588
E-Mail: lynn.huang@mdpi.com

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: rittman@mdpi.com

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Paschalis Alexandridis
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 14260-4200, USA
Tel. +1 716 6451183
Website: http://www.cbe.buffalo.edu/alexandridis
Interests: self-assembly of block copolymers; solvent quality effects on polymer structure; associating polymers and polymer-surfactant interactions in aqueous solutions; polymer-templated nanoparticle synthesis and organization
Contribution: Special Issue: Waterborne Polymers

Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik *
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie, Lehrstuhl für Präparative Makromolekulare Chemie, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Engesser Str. 18 , Geb. 11.23, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel. +49 721 608 5641
Website: http://www.macroarc.de/
Interests: precision macromolecular design; novel conjugation chemistries; novel controlling protocols; kinetics and mechanism of polymerizations; high resolution mass spectrometry
* Advisory Board Member

Prof. Dr. Gary L. Bowlin
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 401 West Main St., Room E1254, P.O. Box 843067, Richmond, VA 23284-9002, USA
Tel. +1 804 828 2592; Fax: +1 804 828 4454
Website: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~glbowlin/
Interests: electrospinning; tissue engineering; scaffolds; vascular tissue engineering; bone tissue engineering; in situ regeneration, angiogenesis

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Carpentier
Institute of Chemistry, Organometallics: Materials and Catalysis Group, UMR 6226, University of Rennes, 1 – 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
Tel. +33 223 235 950; Fax: +33 223 236 939
Website: http://scienceschimiques.univ-rennes1.fr/catalyse/carpentier/index.html
Interests: metal-based polymerization catalysis; coordination-insertion polymerization; metallocenes; post metallocene catalysts; stereoselective polymerization; polyolefins; ring-opening polymerization; chemical modification of polymers

Prof. Dr. Walter Remo Caseri
Department of Materials, HCI H 509, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 632 22 18; Fax: +41 44 632 10 96
Website: http://www.polytech.mat.ethz.ch/people/staff/wcaseri
Interests: inorganic polymers; organometallic polymers; nanocomposites
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymer-Inorganic Hybrids and Their Applications
Special Issue: Polymer-Inorganic Hybrids and Their Applications 2014
In other journals:
Special Issue: Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles

Prof. Dr. Carlo Cavallotti
Politecnico di Milano, Departement of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical > Engineering, via Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milano, Italy
Interests: polymerization kinetics; ab initio and DFT estimation of rate constants; KMC simulation of reactive systems; molecular dynamics; bioseparation matarials; polymer-protein interactions

Dr. Seth B. Darling
Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439, USA
Tel. +1 630 252 4580; Fax: +1 630 252 4646
Website: http://nano.anl.gov
Interests: block copolymers; organic photovoltaics; hybrid photovoltaics; hybrid organic/inorganic nanomaterials; self-assembly

Prof. Dr. Matthew G. Davidson
Director of the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Head of Inorganic Chemistry Group Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Tel. +44 122 538 6443; Fax: +44 122 538 6231
Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/chemistry/contacts/academics/matthew_davidson/
Interests: sustainable chemistry; ring-opening polymerization; stereoselective polymerization; renewable polymers; organometallic chemistry

Prof. Dr. Ernesto Di Mauro
Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin", Università "La Sapienza", P.le Aldo Moro, 5 00185 Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 4991 2880; Fax: +39 06 4991 2500
Interests: abiotic polymerization; DNA structure; DNA topology; RNA structure; evolution of macromolecules; biological evolution

Prof. Dr. Paul Dubin
Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, 710 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01003 USA
Tel. +1 413 577 4167
Website: http://www.chem.umass.edu/faculty/dubin.html
Interests: polyelectrolyte-protein complexation, including interactions of glycosaminoglycans and proteins; polyelectrolyte-micelle interactions; complex coacervation; electrostatically-driven protein aggregation; protein separation by selective coacervation

Prof. Dr. Benny D. Freeman
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, 10100 Burnet Road, Building 133, Room 1.308B, Austin, TX 78758, USA
Tel. +1 (512) 232-2803; Fax: +1 (512) 232-2807
Website: http://membrane.ces.utexas.edu
Interests: gas separation materials; gas/vapor barrier materials; membranes for water purification; membrane module modeling

Prof. Dr. Ruth Freitag
Chair for Process Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Tel. +49 921 55 7370; Fax: +49 921 55 7375
Website: http://www.bioprozesstechnik.uni-bayreuth.de/
Interests: stimuli-responsive; materials; bioconjugates; synthetic biodelivery systems; bioseparation engineering; scaffolds for tissue engineering; encapsulation; monolithic stationary phases for chromatography and electrochromatography

Prof. Dr. Kurt E. Geckeler
Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics (DNE), World-Class University Program (WCU), and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu Gwangju 500-712, Korea
Tel. +82-62-970-2316; Fax: +82-62-970-2338
Website: http://mse.gist.ac.kr/~mseamc/
Interests: bionanomaterials; inorganic nanotubes and nanoparticles; nanomedicine; nanostructured polymers; nanosized molecular architectures; supramolecular polymers; biomedical and biocompatible polymers; drug delivery systems; functional polymers; polymer-metal complexes; conducting polymers; stimuli-sensitive materials; chemosensors; polymers for environmental remediation

Dr. Russell E. Gorga
Textile Engineering, Fiber and Polymer Science, NC State University, Campus Box 8301 Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Tel. +1 919 515 6553; Fax: +1 919 515 6532
Website: http://www.tx.ncsu.edu/rgorga
Interests: composite nanofibers; structure property relationships of fibrous materials; mechanical and electrical properties of polymeric materials; tissue engineering scaffolds; antimicrobial scaffolds

Dr. Michael D. Guiver
National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R6, Canada
Interests: membrane gas separation polymers; fuel cell membranes; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; click chemistry polymers
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymers for Fuel Cells & Solar Energy

Prof. Dr. Stephen Harding
School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, NCMH Building, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD, UK
Tel. +44 115 951 6148; Fax: +44 115 951 6142
Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ncmh
Interests: hydrodynamics; solutions; natural polymers; mass; shape; heterogeneity; interactions

Prof. Dr. Gürkan Hizal
Istanbul Technical University, Department of Chemistry, Maslak, 34469, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel. +90 212 2856047; Fax: +90 212 2856386
Website: http://www.kimya.itu.edu.tr/polimer
Interests: controlled radical polymerizations; photoinduced radical or cationic polymerization; synthesis and modification of polymers

Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom
Supramolecular Chemistry group, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S4, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tel. +31 9 264 4482
Website: http://www.sc.ugent.be/
Interests: polymer chemistry; controlled polymerization; living cationic ring-opening polymerization; responsive polymers; hydrophilic polymers; poly(2-oxazoline)s; supramolecular materials; self-assembly
Contribution: Special Issue: Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids

Dr. Wei Min Huang
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798 Singapore
Tel. +65 67 904 859; Fax: +65 67 924 062
Website: http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/mwmhuang/
Interests: shape-memory polymers; shape memory hybrids; shape-memory composites; conductive polymers; polymer nanocomposites
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Stimuli-Responsive (co)Polymers
Special Issue: Shape-Memory Polymers

Prof. Dr. Scott M. Husson
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0909, USA
Tel. +1 (864) 656-4502; Fax: +1 (864) 656-0784
Website: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/departments/chbe/faculty_staff/husson_s.html
Interests: adsorptive membranes; bioseparations; confocal microscopy; electrospinning; membrane chromatography; polymer thin films; surface modification; thin-film composite membranes; water purification

Prof. Dr. Søren Hvilsted
Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Danish Polymer Centre, Søltofts Plads, Building 227, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Tel. +45 4525 2965; Fax: +45 4588 2161
Website: http://www.kt.dtu.dk/English.aspx
Interests: ATRP; click on polymers; fuel cell polymers; azobenzene containing polymers for holographic storage; biomedical polymers

Prof. Dr. Do-Hoon Hwang
Department of Chemistry, Pusan National University, 30 Jangjeon-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 609-735, Korea
Tel. +82-51-510-2232; Fax: +82-51-516-7421
Interests: polymer synthesis; organic electronic materials; polymer light-emitting diodes; organic thin film transistors; organic photovoltaic devices; dye-sensitized solar cells, organic memory devices; photo-curable polymers; organic insulators; photo-resists
Contribution: Special Issue: Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Electronic Devices

Dr. Patrick Ilg
1 Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
2 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 220, RG6 6AX, UK
Tel. +41 44 632 08 39; Fax: +41 44 632 10 76
Website: http://www.polyphys.mat.ethz.ch/people/senior_researchers/pilg
Interests: structure and rheology of soft matter (polymer solutions and melts, liquid crystals and liquid crystalline polymers, colloidal magnetic fluids, supercooled liquids and glasses); polymer dynamics in flow; multiscale modeling and simulation; coarse-graining methods; nonequilibrium statistical physics and thermodynamics

Prof. Dr. Hatsuo Ishida
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7202, USA
Tel. +1 216 368 4285; Fax: +1 216 368 4164
Interests: benzoxazine; polybenzoxazine; composite interfaces; surface treatment of fillers and fibers; nanocomposite; vibrational spectroscopy (IR, Raman) of polymers

Prof. Dr. Thomas Junkers
Polymer Reaction Design Group, Instiute of Materials Research (IMO), University of Hasselt, Agoralaan, D 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Website: http://www.polymatter.net/
Interests: controlled radical polymerization; polymerization kinetics; polymer conjugation; radical spin traps; novel polymerization protocols; mass spectrometry of polymers; microreactor applications
Contribution: Special Issue: Precision Polymer Synthesis

Prof. Dr. Kazunori Kataoka
University of Tokyo, Department of Materials Engineering, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Tel. +81 3 5841 7138; Fax: +81 3 5841 7139
Website: http://www.bmw.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/index.html
Interests: block copolymers; drug delivery systems; polymeric micelles; gene delivery; biomaterials; self-assembly; smart materials; nanomedicine; gene therapy

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayet
Department of Applied Physics I, Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040, Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 394 5185; Fax: +34 91 394 5191
Website: http://www.ucm.es
Interests: polymeric membrane modification; polymeric membrane processes and theoretical models; polymeric nano-fibers and hollow fibers; polymer nanocomposites; phase separation; fabrication, modification and characterization of polymeric membranes for liquid and gas separations; flat-sheet membranes; hollow-fiber membranes; nano-fiber membranes; composite membranes; membrane processes: ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, membrane distillation, pervaporation, gas separation, etc.; different membrane characterization techniques (SEM, AFM, etc.)

Prof. Dr. Martin Kröger
Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 632 66 22; Fax: +41 44 632 10 76
Website: http://www.complexfluids.ethz.ch
Interests: computational polymer physics; complex liquids; anisotropic liquids; coarse-graining issues; new simulation methods; nonequilibrium phenomena; polymer brushes, melts, solutions, gels, and networks; dendritic structures; scaling concepts; topology; pattern recognition; molecular dynamics
Contribution: Special Issue: Multiscale Simulations in Soft Matter

Prof. Dr. Sebastien Lecommandoux
Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO), UMR CNRS 5629, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, de Biologie et de Physique de Bordeaux (ENSCBP-IPB), Université de Bordeaux, 16 Avenue Pey Berland, 33607 Pessac cedex, France
Tel. +33 5 40 00 22 41; Fax: +33 5 40 00 84 87
Website: http://www.lcpo.fr/
Interests: block copolymer self-assembly; stimuli-responsive nanostructures; polymersomes; hybrid polymer/nanoparticles structures; therapeutic applications; drug delivery systems; theranostics

Prof. Dr. Kang Li
Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College London London SW7 2AZ, UK
Tel. +44 207 594 5676
Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/kang.li
Interests: preparation and characterisation of polymeric membranes; fluid separations using membranes; membrane reactor design

Prof. Dr. Robert J. Linhardt
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Biology and Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Biotech. Center 4005 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA
Tel. +1 518 276 3404; Fax: +1 518 276 3405
Website: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/chem/chem_faculty/profiles/linhardt.html
Interests: chemoenzymatic synthesis of acidic oligosaccharides; samarium-catalyzed carbon glycoside synthesis; synthesis of UDP-sugars; synthesis of nanomaterial-carbohydrate conjugates

Prof. Dr. Shiyong Liu
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui Province 230026, China
Tel. +86 551 63607348; Fax: +86 551 63607348
Website: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~sliu
Interests: responsive polymers; supramolecular functional materials; polymer chemistry; biomaterials; chemosensors and biosensors; kinetics in complex fluids

Prof. Dr. Katja Loos
Department of Polymer Chemistry, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Tel. +31-50-3636867; Fax: +31-84-2236001
Website: http://www.rug.nl/zernike/loos
Interests: biocatalysis in polymer chemistry; enzymatic polymerizations; green polymer chemistry; biocatalytic monomer synthesis; biocatalytic polymer modification; enzyme immobilization; unraveling the mechanism of biocatalytic polymerizations; biobased monomers and polymers; sustainability; polysaccharides; starch; anionic polymerization; block copolymer synthesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis

Prof. Dr. Andrew B. Lowe
Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Tel. +61 293 856 031; Fax: +61 293 855 966
Website: http://www.camd.unsw.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=296%3Aandrew-lowe&catid=37%3Astaff&Itemid=1
Interests: RAFT; ROMP; thiol-ene; click chemistry; water-soluble polymers; stimulus responsive polymers
Contribution: Special Issue: Click Chemistry in Polymer Science
Special Issue: Water-Soluble Polymers

Prof. Dr. João F. Mano
3B's Research Group—Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Minho, AvePark, Zona Industrial da Gandra, S. Cláudio do Barco, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães, Portugal
Tel. +351 253 510 900; Fax: +351 253 510 909
Website: http://www.3bs.uminho.pt/users/jfmano
Interests: tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; drug delivery systems; nanomedicine; biomaterials from biodegradable polymers and composites; biomimetics; nanobiomaterials; smart/stimuli-responsive systems
Contribution: Special Issue: Biomimetic Polymers

Prof. Dr. Toshio Masuda
Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, Fukui University of Technology, Gakuen 3-6-1, Fukui 910-8505, Japan
Tel. +81 776 29 2714; Fax: +81 776 29 2714
Interests: polymer synthesis; transition metal-catalyzed polymerization; functional polymers; conjugated polymers; gas separation membranes

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Meier
Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 80, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)61 267 38 02; Fax: +41 (0)61 267 38 55
Website: http://www.chemie.unibas.ch/~meier/index.html
Interests: interactions between synthetic polymers and model colloids; polymerization of hydrophobic monomers in lipid bilayers; hollow polymer particles with dimensions in the submicrometer range; polymerizable amphiphilic block copolymers; reconstitution of membrane proteins in superstructures formed by amphiphilic block copolymers

Prof. Dr. Goerg H. Michler
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Physics, 06099 Halle/S., Germany
Tel. +49 345 5525541; Fax: +49 345 5527149
Website: http://www.physik.uni-halle.de/aww/index.htm
Interests: electron microscopy (including SEM, TEM); atomic force microscopy (AFM); morphology of polymers; micromechanical poperties; nanostructured polymers; toughness enhancement; nanocomposites; biomedical polymers

Dr. Graeme Moad
CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Bag 10, Clayton South, Victoria 3169, Australia
Tel. +61 395 452 509; Fax: +61 395 452 446
Website: http://www.csiro.au/people/Graeme.Moad.html
Interests: polymer design and synthesis; polymerization kinetics and mechanism; reversible deactivation radical polymerization (e.g., RAFT, NMP); reactive extrusion
Contribution: Special Issue: Living Polymerization Techniques

Dr. Alexander B. Morgan
Applied Combustion and Energy Group, Energy Technology and Materials Division, University of Dayton Research Institute, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0170, USA
Tel. +1 937 229 3079; Fax: +1 937 229 3433
Website: http://www.udri.udayton.edu/ContactUs/People/Pages/AlexanderMorgan.aspx
Interests: materials science; polymer decomposition; polymer flammability; flame retardancy; polymer nanocomposites

Dr. Yasuhiro Morisaki
Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
Tel. +81 75 383 2610; Fax: +81 75 383 2607
Website: http://chujo.synchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/index.cgi?page=Assistant+Professor+Yasuhiro+Morisaki
Interests: conjugated polymer; optically active polymer; hetero-atom containing polymer; macrocycle; single molecular wire
Contribution: Special Issue: Single Molecular Wire

Prof. Dr. Kell Mortensen
University of Copenhagen, The Niels Bohr Institute, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel. +45 3532 0464
Website: http://igm.fys.ku.dk/~kell
Interests: materials sciences; biomolecules and polymers; molecular self-assembly; soft matter science; biomembrane; synthetic biology; X-ray and neutron scattering

Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
Tel. +49 6131 379 151; Fax: +49 6131 379 350
Website: http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/groups/muellen/
Interests: new polymer-forming reactions including methods of organometallic chemistry; multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures; functional polymeric networks, in particular for catalytic purposes; dyes and laser writing into polymers; chemistry and physics of single molecules; molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices; materials for lithium or hydrogen storage; biosynthetic hybrids; nanocomposites
Contribution: Special Issue: New Polymer Synthesis Reactions

Prof. Dr. George R. Newkome
Departments of Polymer Science & Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-4717, USA
Tel. +1 (330) 972-6458
Website: http://www2.uakron.edu/cpspe/DPS/newkome.php
Interests: synthetic and structural studies in diverse areas of chemistry, supramolecular, and nanotechnology; dendrimers; metallosuperstructures
Contribution: Special Issue: Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers

Prof. Dr. Jung Kwon (John) Oh
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, SP275.09 Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6, Canada
Tel. +1 514 848 2424
Website: http://chem.concordia.ca/people/faculty/Oh.php
Interests: design and processing of nanoscale macromolecular biomaterials for biomedical applications
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Nanoscale Biomaterials

Prof. Dr. Ton Peijs
School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London, UK
Tel. +44 20 7882 8865; Fax: +44 20 8981 9804
Website: http://www.cmr.qmul.ac.uk/
Interests: nanocomposites; polymer composites; structure/processing/properties relationships of polymer composites; polymer fibres; conductive polymer composites; self-reinforced polymers; cellulose; biobased materials
Contribution: Special Issue: Electrospinning Techniques and Novel Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers

Dr. Sébastien Perrier
Key Centre for Polymers & Colloids, School of Chemistry, Building F11, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Tel. +61 (2) 9351 3366; Fax: +61 (2) 9351 3329
Website: http://www.kcpc.usyd.edu.au/
Interests: RAFT polymerization; living radical polymerization; self-assembly; supramolecular chemistry; block copolymers; peptides; nanostructures

Prof. Dr. Polycarpos Pissis
National Technical University of Athens, Department of Physics, Zografou Campus, 157 80 Athens, Greece
Tel. +30 210 772 2986; Fax: +30 210 772 2932
Website: http://www.physics.ntua.gr
Interests: dielectric spectroscopy techniques; dynamic and equilibrium water sorption measurements; conducting polymers and composites; polymer nanocomposites; glass transition and confinement; polymer dynamics; hydration properties of polymers and biopolymers; glass transition in biological systems

Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi
ENSTIB, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Technologies des Industries du Bois, Université de Lorraine, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, BP 1041, F-88051 Epinal, France
Tel. +33 329 296 117; Fax: +33 329 296 138
Website: http://www.enstib.uhp-nancy.fr
Interests: polycondensation; resins; adhesives; thermosetting polymers for adhesives; natural polymers for industrial use; fibrous and wood composites; polymeric wood constituents (cellulose, lignin, tannins)

Dr. Marguerite Rinaudo
ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Tel. +33 611 434 806
Interests: physical properties and chemical modification of polysaccharides; steric exclusion chromatography; rheology of water soluble polymers; polyelectrolytes

Prof. Dr. Lloyd M. Robeson
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
Tel. +1 610 481 0117
Interests: polymer blends; polymer composites; polymer membranes and membrane separations; gas permeability; polymer structure/property relationships; polymers for emerging technologies
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymer Blends

Dr. Gregory T. Russell
Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel. +64 33 642 458; Fax: +64 33 642 110
Website: http://www.chem.canterbury.ac.nz/people/russell.shtml
Interests: kinetics, modeling and theory of radical polymerization; emulsion polymerization; cyclodextrins

Prof. Dr. Helmut Schlaad
1 University of Potsdam, Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
2 Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam, Germany
Tel. +49 331 567 9514; Fax: +49 331 567 9502
Website: http://www.mpikg.mpg.de/70648/employee_page?c=146519&employee_id=22134
Interests: methods of living/controlled ionic polymerization and ring-opening polymerization of heterocycles; polymer modification, "thio-click" chemistry; size-exclusion chromatography; polymer colloids and films, composite materials; bioinspired structure formation of polymers, hierarchical structures, polymer complexes
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioinspired Polymers
Special Issue: Bioconjugates/Biohybrid Polymers

Prof. Dr. Christine E. Schmidt
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, BMSB JG-42, P.O. Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Tel. +1 352-273-9222; Fax: +1 352-273-9221
Interests: biomaterials; scaffolds; natural polymers; electrically conducting polymers
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Polymers
Special Issue: Natural Polymers 2014

Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert
Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC) Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Website: http://www.schubert-group.com
Interests: tailor-made macromolecules; living polymerizations; supramolecular polymers; inkjet printing; mass spectrometry

Prof. Dr. Eric Shaqfeh
Departments of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5025, USA
Tel. +1 (650) 723-3764; Fax: +1 (650) 725-3525
Website: http://antares.stanford.edu/
Interests: transport mechanics of complex fluids; turbulent drag reduction; dynamics of suspensions of anistropic and deformable particles in suspension; DNA dynamics in mixed flows and in micro- and macro- devices; DNA dynamics in microfluidic devices; polymer dynamics in concentrated solutions; polymer conformational hysteresis in mixed flows

Prof. Dr. John T. Sheridan
UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel. +353 1 716 1927; Fax: +353 1 283 0921
Website: http://ee.ucd.ie/~jsheridan/
Interests: photo-polymeristion; photo-polymers; dye sensitised polymers; PQ/PMMA; optical applications of polymers including: holography, waveguides, gratings

Dr. Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk
Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry and Soft Matter CryoTEM Research Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 40 247 5870
Website: http://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/chemical-engineering-and-chemistry/research/experts-expertise/detail/ep/e/d/19991173/
Interests: biomimetic materials; biomineralization; polymer self-assembly; cryoTEM; cryo-electron tomography

Prof. Dr. Geoffrey M. Spinks
1 School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
2 Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
Tel. +61 2 4221 3010
Website: http://www.uow.edu.au/eng/mmm/staffl/index.html
Interests: conjugated polymers; carbon nanotubes; hydrogels; polymer nano-composites; mechanical behaviour; mechanical actuation
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Conjugated Polymers
Special Issue: Conjugated Polymers

Dr. Andrzej Stasiak
Center for Integrative Genomic, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 42 82; Fax: +14 21 692 42 85
Website: http://www.unil.ch/cig/page50667.html
Interests: DNA structure and topology; DNA recombination; DNA replication; DNA repair; knotted and catenated polymers

Dr. Gila E. Stein
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, S222 Engineering Building 1, 4800 Calhoun Rd. Houston, TX 77204-4004, USA
Website: http://www2.egr.uh.edu/~gestein/
Interests: polymer thin films; block copolymers; directed self assembly; lithography; organic photovoltaics

Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
Institute of Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Building 26, Rm. 2.64, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, D-14476 Golm, Germany
Tel. +49 331 977 5773; Fax: +49 331 977 5055
Website: http://www.chem.uni-potsdam.de/atb/index.htm
Interests: inorganic materials synthesis in ionic liquids; functional ionic liquids-hybrid materials; self-assembling polymers, peptides & nanoparticles; calcium phosphate materials; silica hybrid materials; iron oxide materials; metal-peptide frameworks; materials for metallic implants
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Energy Technology for the 21st Century - Materials and Devices
Special Issue: Functional Materials- From Functional Hybrid Materials to Functional Polymers
Special Issue: Energy Technology for the 21st Century - Materials and Devices
Special Issue: Advances in Materials Science
Special Issue: Metal Containing Ionic Liquids
Special Issue: Ionic Liquids 2014 & Selected Papers from ILMAT 2013

Dr. Naozumi Teramoto
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
Tel. +81 47 478 0406; Fax: +81 47 478 0406
Website: http://www.le.it-chiba.ac.jp/env-org/index.html
Interests: biomaterial; bio-based polymer; bioplastics; biodegradable polymer; biopolymer; composite material comprising a polymer matrix

Dr. Theo A. Tervoort
Department of Materials, Polymer Technology, ETH Zurich, HCI H513, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 632 61 88; Fax: +41 44 632 11 78
Website: http://www.polytech.mat.ethz.ch/people/staff/tervoort
Interests: solid mechanics and micromechanics of polymers; structure/processing/properties relationships of polymers; polymer-assisted processing of metals and ceramics; optics of polymers

Prof. Dr. Patrick Theato
Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 45, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
Tel. +49 40 42838 6009; Fax: +49 40 42838 6008
Website: http://www.theato.net
Interests: precision macromolecular design; controlled polymerization techniques; post-polymerization functionalization; hybrid polymers; polymer thin films; surface coatings; templating; polymers for optoelectronics; stimuli-responsive polymers; microfluidics

Dr. Patrick van Rijn
Department of BioMedical Engineering FB-40, University of Groningen/University Medical Center Groningen, A. Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands. Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.bme-umcg.nl
Interests: biohybrid systems; polymeric microgels; surface chemistry; biomaterials; self-assembly

Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana
Makromolekulare Chemie, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Tammannstraße 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Tel. +49 551 391 2753; Fax: +49 551 391 2709
Website: http://www.mmc.chemie.uni-goettingen.de
Interests: controlled radical RAFT polymerization; synthesis of complex macromolecular; architectures and functional polymers; biomimetic polymer design; polymerizations from surfaces; organic-inorganic hybrid materials; kinetics and mechanism of radical polymerizations; mechanical properties of polymers, modeling and simulation of polymerization processes; electrospray Ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry
Contribution: Special Issue: Complex Macromolecular Architectures

Prof. Dr. Ernst Wagner
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Munich Center for System-based Drug Research, Center for Nanoscience, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Butenandtstr. 5-13, Building D, Room 3.030 D-81377 Munich, Germany
Tel. +49 89 2180 77841; Fax: +49 89 2180 77798
Website: http://www.cup.uni-muenchen.de/pb/aks/ewagner/
Interests: therapeutic protein delivery; therapeutic gene delivery; siRNA, oligonucleotide, RNA, pDNA delivery; polymer-based programmed drug delivery

Dr. Christine Wandrey
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Merck Serono Chair in Drug Delivery, station 15, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 693 96 61; Fax: +41 21 693 96 85
Website: http://people.epfl.ch/christine.wandrey
Interests: water-soluble polymers; polyelectrolytes; polyelectrolyte complexes; hydrogels; biomaterials; radical polymerization/copolymerization; characterization of charged macromolecule; analytical ultracentrifugation
Contribution: Special Issue: Polyelectrolytes

Dr. Hsing-Lin Wang
C-PCS, Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Tel. +1 505 667 9944; Fax: +1 505 667 0851
Interests: polymer synthesis (conjugated polymers and fullerenes); processing and applications of conjugated polymers; polymer nanofibers and colloids; polymer/metal composites; polymeric sensors and actuators; polyeletrolyte (supramolecular) self-assembly
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymer Colloids

Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock
PCCL - Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria
Tel. +43 3842 42962 42
Interests: functional polymers; ring-opening polymerizations; crosslinked polymers; biopolyesters; polymeranalogous modifications

Prof. Dr. Roland G. Winkler
Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
Tel. +49 246 161 4220; Fax: +49 246 161 2850
Website: http://www2.fz-juelich.de/iff/Winkler_R/
Interests: structure, dynamics, rheology of complex fluids (DNA, ultrasoft colloids, flexible and semiflexible polymers, actin filaments); dynamics of soft matter in microfluidic devices; polyelectrolytes; polyelectrolyte-colloid complexation; non-equilibrium phenomena; hydrodynamics; molecular dynamics simulations; mesoscale hydrodynamic simulations; coarse-grained simulations

Prof. Dr. Francoise M. Winnik
1 Faculte de Pharmacie et Departement de Chimie, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128 Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal QC H3C 3J7, Canada
2 National Institute for Materials Science, WPI International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
3 Faculty of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +1 514 340 5179
Interests: synthesis and modification of polymers; biopolymers; polysaccharides; amphiphilic polymers; fluorescence spectroscopy; self-assembly

Prof. Dr. Ji Ho Youk
Department of Applied Organic Material Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
Tel. +82 328 607 498; Fax: +82 328 730 181
Website: http://www.inha.ac.kr/college/engineering_nano_fiber.asp
Interests: controlled radical polymerizations; amphiphilic block copolymers; biodegradable block copolymers; polymeric nanoparticles; shape memory polymers

Dr. Shin-ichi Yusa
Department of Materials Science and Chemistry, University of Hyogo, 2167 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
Tel. +81 79 267 4954; Fax: +81 79 266 8868
Website: http://www.eng.u-hyogo.ac.jp/msc/yusa/index.html
Interests: controlled/living radical polymerization; RAFT; TERP; water-soluble polymer; self-organization; polymer micelle; bioconjugate polymer

Prof. Dr. Yue Zhao
Department of Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1K 2R1 Canada
Tel. +1 819 821 7090; Fax: +1 819 821 8017
Website: http://pages.usherbrooke.ca/yzhao
Interests: photosensitive polymers; azobenzene polymers; liquid crystalline polymers; liquid crystal gels; polymer synthesis; self-assembly; multi-functional materials

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