Polymers — Editors

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Polymers Editorial Office
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Ms. Lynn Huang

Assistant Managing Editor
MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road, 5.5 Creative Industry Park, Floor 25th. 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
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Mr. Tian Li

Assistant Editor
MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road, 5.5 Creative Industry Park, Floor 25th. 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker *

Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung, Lehrstuhl für Polymermaterialien und Polymertechnologie, Universität Potsdam, Geiselbergstraße 69, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
Website: http://www.iap.fraunhofer.de/
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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
Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock

Associate Editor
PCCL - Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria
Website: http://www.pccl.at/en/
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Interests: functional polymers; ring-opening polymerizations; crosslinked polymers; biopolyesters; polymeranalogous modifications
Dr. Shin-ichi Yusa *

Associate Editor
Department of Materials Science and Chemistry, University of Hyogo, 2167 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
Website: http://www.eng.u-hyogo.ac.jp/msc/yusa/index.html
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Interests: controlled/living radical polymerization; RAFT; TERP; water-soluble polymer; self-organization; polymer micelle; bioconjugate polymer
* Topics: Biomacromolecules and complex polymer systems
Dr. Patrick van Rijn *

Topic Editor
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
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Interests: biohybrid systems; polymeric microgels; surface chemistry; biomaterials; self-assembly
* Topics: Functional polymer systems - Biological activity
Dr. Wei Min Huang *

Topic Editor
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798 Singapore
Website: http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/mwmhuang/
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Interests: shape-memory polymers; shape memory hybrids; shape-memory composites; conductive polymers; polymer nanocomposites
* Topics: Functional polymer systems - Responsiveness
Prof. Dr. Thomas Junkers *

Topic Editor
Polymer Reaction Design Group, Instiute of Materials Research (IMO), University of Hasselt, Agoralaan, D 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Website: http://www.polymatter.net/
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Interests: controlled radical polymerization; polymerization kinetics; polymer conjugation; radical spin traps; novel polymerization protocols; mass spectrometry of polymers; microreactor applications
* Topics: Controlled and living Polymerization

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Carpentier

Institute of Chemistry, Organometallics: Materials and Catalysis Group, UMR 6226, University of Rennes, 1 – 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
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. Wolfgang Meier

Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 80, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
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. Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk

Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry and Soft Matter CryoTEM Research Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, and Institute for Complex Molecular Systems Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.Biomineralization.nl | http://www.cryoTEM.com
Interests: biomimetic materials; biomineralization; polymer self-assembly; cryoTEM; cryo-electron tomography
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
Website: http://www.macroarc.de/
Interests: precision macromolecular design; novel conjugation chemistries; novel controlling protocols; kinetics and mechanism of polymerizations; high resolution mass spectrometry
Prof. Dr. Sebastien Lecommandoux

Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO), Bordeaux-INP, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS, 16 avenue Pey Berland, 33607 Pessac cedex, France
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. Andreas Taubert

Institute of Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Building 26, Rm. 2.64, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, D-14476 Golm, Germany
Website: http://www.taubert-lab.net/
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
Special Issue: Polymer Controlled and Bio-inspired Mineralization of Inorganic Compounds
Special Issue: Ionic Liquids 2016 and Selected Papers from ILMAT III
Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
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. 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
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
Website: http://www.udri.udayton.edu/ContactUs/People/Pages/AlexanderMorgan.aspx
Interests: materials science; polymer decomposition; polymer flammability; flame retardancy; polymer nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. John T. Sheridan

UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Website: http://www.ucd.ie/biomedicalengineering/people/engineeringprincipalinvestigators/sheridanprofjohn/
Interests: photo-polymeristion; photo-polymers; dye sensitised polymers; PQ/PMMA; optical applications of polymers including: holography, waveguides, gratings
Prof. Dr. Ian Manners

School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BS8 1TS, UK
Website: http://www.inchm.bris.ac.uk/people/manners/home.html
Interests: catalysis; self-assembly; nanoscience; inorganic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Eric Shaqfeh

Departments of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5025, USA
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. Kell Mortensen

University of Copenhagen, The Niels Bohr Institute, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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. Goerg H. Michler

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Physics, 06099 Halle/S., Germany
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
Prof. Dr. Polycarpos Pissis

National Technical University of Athens, Department of Physics, Zografou Campus, 157 80 Athens, Greece
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. Ernesto Di Mauro

Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin", Università "La Sapienza", P.le Aldo Moro, 5 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: abiotic polymerization; DNA structure; DNA topology; RNA structure; evolution of macromolecules; biological evolution

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Gary L. Bowlin

Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, 119D Engineering Technology, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
Website: http://www.memphis.edu/bme/faculty/profile.php
Interests: tissue engineering; electrospinning; scaffolds; vascular tissue engineering; bone tissue engineering; in situ regeneration, angiogenesis
Dr. Xianqiao Wang

College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Website: http://xqwang.engr.uga.edu
Interests: computational nanomechanics, computational nanomaterials. bio/inorganic interfaces, modeling and simulations.
Contribution: Special Issue: Computational Modeling and Simulation in Polymer
In other journals:
Special Issue: Computational Modeling and Simulations of Carbon Nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom

Supramolecular Chemistry group, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S4, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
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
Prof. Dr. Changle Chen

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China, Jinzhai Rd 96, Hefei, China
Website: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~changle/
Interests: metal based polymerization catalysts; olefin polymerization; polar monomers; conversion of CO2; ring-opening polymerization; carbon-based nano-materials; industrial engineering polymers
Contribution: Special Issue: Metal-Mediated Polymer Synthesis
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
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. Katja Loos

Macromolecular Chemistry and New Polymeric Materials, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.rug.nl/research/polymer-chemistry
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; controlled radical polymerization; block copolymer synthesis; supramolecular assembly; block copolymer self-assembly
Contribution: Special Issue: Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis
Special Issue: Enzymatic Polymer Synthesis
Prof. Dr. Walter Remo Caseri

Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, HCI F 515, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 5, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Website: https://www.bi.id.ethz.ch/personensuche/detail.do | ps-sessionid=m9SQWMsCrKv7vf4vbwZhz09HYb9SsBdnnpT9WZLhXHl26bT4skJ1!1625476074?lang=en&pid=7029&suchart=2&funktion=5&schnellsuche=Caseri+Walter&sortKey=default&seitenTyp=0
Interests: inorganic polymers; organometallic polymers; nanocomposites
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymer-Inorganic Hybrids and Their Applications
Special Issue: Polymer-Inorganic Hybrids and Their Applications 2014
Special Issue: Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2016
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
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
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. Paul Dubin

Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, 710 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01003 USA
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
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
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
Contribution: Topical Collection: Polyelectrolytes
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
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kurt_Geckeler
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. Michael D. Guiver

State Key Laboratory of Engines, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Interests: membrane gas separation polymers; fuel cell membranes; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; click chemistry polymers
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymers for Fuel Cells & Solar Energy
Dr. Russell E. Gorga

Textile Engineering, Fiber and Polymer Science, NC State University, Campus Box 8301 Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Website: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/blog/team/russell-gorga/
Interests: composite nanofibers; structure property relationships of fibrous materials; mechanical and electrical properties of polymeric materials; tissue engineering scaffolds; antimicrobial scaffolds
Prof. Dr. Gürkan Hizal

Istanbul Technical University, Department of Chemistry, Maslak, 34469, Istanbul, Turkey
Website: http://www.polymers.itu.edu.tr/
Interests: controlled radical polymerizations; photoinduced radical or cationic polymerization; synthesis and modification of polymers
Prof. Dr. Scott M. Husson

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0909, USA
Website: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/departments/chbe/people/husson_s.html
Interests: adsorptive membranes; bioseparations; confocal microscopy; electrospinning; membrane chromatography; polymer thin films; surface modification; thin-film composite membranes; water purification
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymer Thin Films and Membranes 2015
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
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
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

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 220, RG6 6AX, UK
Website: https://www.reading.ac.uk/maths-and-stats/about/Staff/p-ilg.aspx
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
Interests: benzoxazine; polybenzoxazine; composite interfaces; surface treatment of fillers and fibers; nanocomposite; vibrational spectroscopy (IR, Raman) of polymers
Prof. Dr. Kazunori Kataoka

University of Tokyo, Department of Materials Engineering, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
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. Kang Li

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College London London SW7 2AZ, UK
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. Martin Kröger

Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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
Special Issue: Semiflexible Polymers
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
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. Andrew B. Lowe

Professor of Polymer Science & Nanochemistry, Nanochemistry Research Institute, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia 6102, Australia
Website: http://nanochemistry.curtin.edu.au
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. 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
Website: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~sliu
Interests: responsive polymers; supramolecular functional materials; polymer chemistry; biomaterials; chemosensors and biosensors; kinetics in complex fluids
Contribution: Special Issue: Responsive Polymers for Drug Delivery, Imaging and Theranostic Functions
Prof. Dr. Toshio Masuda

Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, Fukui University of Technology, Gakuen 3-6-1, Fukui 910-8505, Japan
Interests: polymer synthesis; transition metal-catalyzed polymerization; functional polymers; conjugated polymers; gas separation membranes
Prof. Dr. João F. Mano

Department of Chemistry, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Website: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/ | https://www.ua.pt/dqua/
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; controlled delivery of bioactive molecules; natural-based biodegradable polymers; biomimetic and nano/micro-technology approaches
Contribution: Special Issue: Biomimetic Polymers
Dr. Graeme Moad

CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Bag 10, Clayton South, Victoria 3169, Australia
Website: http://people.csiro.au/M/G/Graeme-Moad
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. Yasuhiro Morisaki

Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
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. George R. Newkome

Departments of Polymer Science & Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-4717, USA
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
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
Website: http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/staff/?t.peijs
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
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Perrier

Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/chemistry/research/perrier/
Interests: RAFT polymerization; living radical polymerization; self-assembly; supramolecular chemistry; block copolymers; peptides; nanostructures
Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi

LERMAB, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriauu Bois, Université de Lorraine, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, BP 1041, F-88051 Epinal, France
Website: http://lermab.univ-lorraine.fr/membres/pizzi-antonio
Interests: polycondensation; resins; adhesives; thermosetting polymers for adhesives; natural polymers for industrial use; fibrous and wood composites; polymeric wood constituents (cellulose, lignin, tannins)
Contribution: Special Issue: Renewable Polymeric Adhesives
Dr. Marguerite Rinaudo

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
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
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
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

University of Potsdam, Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
Website: http://www.chem.uni-potsdam.de/groups/polymer/
Interests: living/controlled polymerization; bio-based monomers and polymers; polymer modification, "thio-click" chemistry; polymer colloids and films; composite materials; bioinspired structure formation; hierarchical structures; polymer complexes; stimuli-responsive
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioinspired Polymers
Special Issue: Bioconjugates/Biohybrid Polymers
Special Issue: Bio-inspired and Bio-based Polymers
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayet

Department of Applied Physics I, Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040, Madrid, Spain
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.)
Contribution: Special Issue: Polymeric Fibers
In other journals:
Special Issue: Membrane Distillation for the Treatment of Brackish, Seawater and Brines Effluents
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
Dr. Andrzej Stasiak

Center for Integrative Genomic, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Website: http://www.unil.ch/cig/home/menuinst/research/research-groups/dr-stasiak.html
Interests: DNA structure and topology; DNA recombination; DNA replication; DNA repair; knotted and catenated polymers
Dr. Theo A. Tervoort

Department of Materials, Polymer Technology, ETH Zurich, HCI H513, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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
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
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
Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana

Makromolekulare Chemie, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Tammannstraße 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
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. Patrick Theato

Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 45, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
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
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
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
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
Topical Collection: Polyelectrolytes
Dr. Hsing-Lin Wang

C-PCS, Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Website: http://hsinglinwang.weebly.com/
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
Special Issue: Conjugated Polymers 2016
Prof. Dr. Roland G. Winkler

Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
Website: http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Personen/ICS/ICS-2/EN/Winkler_R.html?nn=763582
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
Interests: amphiphilic polymers; nanogels; self-assembly; interfaces; polysaccharides
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers from the Symposium “Polymer Gels as Advanced Soft Materials” at PacifiChem2015
Prof. Dr. Ji Ho Youk

Department of Applied Organic Material Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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
Prof. Dr. Yue Zhao

Department of Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1K 2R1 Canada
Website: http://zhao.recherche.usherbrooke.ca/
Interests: photosensitive polymers; azobenzene polymers; liquid crystalline polymers; liquid crystal gels; polymer synthesis; self-assembly; multi-functional materials
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