Polymers — Journal Editorial Boards

Editors

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker *
Editor-in-Chief
Lehrstuhl für Polymermaterialien und Polymertechnologien Universität Potsdam, Germany
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Interests: self-assembly of block copolymers and nanoparticles; multi-functional patchy particles; Pickering-Emulsions; protein-polymer conjugates; integration of biological functions into polymeric materials
* Founding Editor-in-Chief of Polymers
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Prof. Dr. Martin Kröger
Associate Editor
Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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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
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi
Associate Editor
LERMAB, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriau Bois, Université de Lorraine, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, CS60036, 88021 Epinal, France
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Interests: polycondensation; resins; adhesives; thermosetting polymers for adhesives; natural polymers for industrial use; fibrous and wood composites; polymeric wood constituents (cellulose, lignin, tannins)
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Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock
Associate Editor
PCCL - Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria
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Interests: functional polymers; ring-opening polymerizations; crosslinked polymers; biopolyesters; polymeranalogous modifications
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Dr. Shin-ichi Yusa *
Associate Editor
Department of Materials Science and Chemistry, University of Hyogo, 2167 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
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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
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Dr. Ying Li *
Topic Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, USA
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Interests: multiscale modeling; computational material design; mechanics and physics of soft matter; design of mechanical metamaterials and targeted drug delivery
* Topics: Polymer physics, biophysics, and computational polymer physics
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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
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Interests: biohybrid systems; polymeric microgels; surface chemistry; biomaterials; biointerfaces; cell biology; biomedical applications
* Topics: Functional polymer systems - biomedical polymer systems
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Dr. Weimin Huang *
Topic Editor
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798 Singapore
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Interests: shape memory polymers; shape memory hybrids; shape memory composites; advanced shape memory technology
* Topics: Functional polymer systems - Responsiveness
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Advisory Board

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
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Interests: precision macromolecular design; novel conjugation chemistries; novel controlling protocols; kinetics and mechanism of polymerizations; high resolution mass spectrometry
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Carpentier
Institute of Chemistry, Organometallics: Materials and Catalysis Group, UMR 6226, University of Rennes, 1 – 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
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Interests: metal-based polymerization catalysis; coordination-insertion polymerization; metallocenes; post metallocene catalysts; stereoselective polymerization; polyolefins; ring-opening polymerization; chemical modification of polymers
Prof. Dr. Ernesto Di Mauro
Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin", Università "La Sapienza", P.le Aldo Moro, 5 00185 Roma, Italy
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Interests: abiotic polymerization; DNA structure; DNA topology; RNA structure; evolution of macromolecules; biological evolution
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
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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
Prof. Dr. Tanja Junkers
School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
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Interests: controlled radical polymerization; polymerization kinetics; polymer conjugation; radical spin traps; novel polymerization protocols; mass spectrometry of polymers; microreactor applications
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Special Issue in Polymers: Precision Polymer Synthesis
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
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Interests: block copolymer self-assembly; stimuli-responsive nanostructures; polymersomes; hybrid polymer/nanoparticles structures; therapeutic applications; drug delivery systems; theranostics
Prof. Dr. Ian Manners
School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BS8 1TS, UK
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Interests: catalysis; self-assembly; nanoscience; inorganic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Meier
Universität Basel, Departement Chemie, BPR 1096, Postfach 3350, Mattenstrasse 24a, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
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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
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Interests: electron microscopy (including SEM, TEM); atomic force microscopy (AFM); morphology of polymers; micromechanical poperties; nanostructured polymers; toughness enhancement; nanocomposites; biomedical polymers
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
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Interests: materials science; polymer decomposition; polymer flammability; flame retardancy; polymer nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Kell Mortensen
University of Copenhagen, The Niels Bohr Institute, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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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
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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
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Special Issue in Polymers: New Polymer Synthesis Reactions
Prof. Dr. Polycarpos Pissis
National Technical University of Athens, Department of Physics, Zografou Campus, 157 80 Athens, Greece
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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. Ulrich S. Schubert Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC) Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, D-07743 Jena, Germany
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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
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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
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Interests: photo-polymeristion; photo-polymers; dye sensitised polymers; PQ/PMMA; optical applications of polymers including: holography, waveguides, gratings
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Special Issue in Polymers: Photo-Responsive Polymers
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
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Interests: biomimetic materials; biomineralization; polymer self-assembly; cryoTEM; cryo-electron tomography

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
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Interests: self-assembly of block copolymers; solvent quality effects on polymer structure; associating polymers and polymer-surfactant interactions in aqueous solutions; polysaccharides; polymer dissolution; polymer-templated nanoparticle synthesis and organization
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Special Issue in Polymers: Waterborne Polymers
Dr. Jenny Alongi
Università degli Studi Di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica, Via C. Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Interests: polymers with high thermal stability; flame retarded polymers; biocompatible and biometic polymers; multifunctional resins for the adsorption of heavy metals from wastewaters; multifunctional coatings; layer by Layer assembly
Prof. Dr. Volker Altstädt
Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
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Interests: Environmentally friendly polymers; Lightweight materials; Functional polymers; Advanced processing & Testing
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Special Issue in Materials: Fibre-Reinforced Composites
Special Issue in Materials: Polymer Blends and Compatibilization
Prof. Brian Amsden
Queen's University, Kingston, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kingston, Canada
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Interests: mechanically resilient hydrogels; self-immolative polymers; biofabrication; polymeric biohybrid materials; cell-biomaterial interactions; controlled release systems
Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia
Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Physics of Living System, JEOL/ESPRC Centre for Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy, University College London, London, United Kingdom
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Interests: Nanomedicine; Drug delivery; Physical Biology; Active Matter; Self assembly; Vesicles; Biodegradable and biocompatible polymers; Transmission Electron Microscopy
Prof. Dimitrios Bikiaris
Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of polyesters, biobased polymers, polymer composites and nanocomposites; synthesis and characterization of copolymers; modification of natural polymers; polyesters for tissue engineering and drug applications
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Special Issue in Polymers: Biodegradable and Biobased Polyesters
Prof. Serge Bourbigot
Unité Matériaux et Transformations (UMET), University of Lille, CNRS, ENSCL, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
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Interests: reaction and resistance to fire of polymeric materials, polymer processing, solid state NMR of polymer, pyrolysis, heat transfer, modeling and numerical simulation of decomposing polymers
Prof. Dr. Gary L. Bowlin
Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, 119D Engineering Technology, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
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Interests: tissue engineering; electrospinning; scaffolds; vascular tissue engineering; bone tissue engineering; in situ regeneration, angiogenesis
Prof. Dr. Wim Briels
1. Computational Chemical Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
2. MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
3. Forschungszentrum Jülich, ICS-3, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
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Interests: computer simulations of condensed matter
Prof. Dr. Walter Remo Caseri
Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, HCI F 515, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 5, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: inorganic polymers; organometallic polymers; nanocomposites
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Special Issue in Materials: Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer-Inorganic Hybrids and Their Applications
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer-Inorganic Hybrids and Their Applications 2014
Special Issue in Polymers: Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2016
Prof. Dr. Carlo Cavallotti
Politecnico di Milano, Departement of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical > Engineering, via Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milano, Italy
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Interests: polymerization kinetics; ab initio and DFT estimation of rate constants; KMC simulation of reactive systems; molecular dynamics; bioseparation matarials; polymer-protein interactions
Prof. Dr. Changle Chen
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China, Jinzhai Rd 96, Hefei, China
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Interests: metal-based polymerization catalysts; olefin polymerization; polar monomers; ring-opening polymerization; carbon-based nano-materials; industrial engineering polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Metal-Mediated Polymer Synthesis
Special Issue in Polymers: Olefin Polymerization and Polyolefin
Dr. H. N. Cheng
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Southern Regional Research Center 1100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, United States
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Interests: 1. green polymer chemistry; polymer reactions; biobased materials; biocatalysis
2. polymer analysis; NMR; polymerization statistics; polymer modeling
3. polysaccharides; protein adhesives; triglycerides; biopolymer modifications
Prof. Dr. Insung S. Choi
Department of Chemistry, KAIST, 291 College Road, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Korea
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Interests: cell-surface engineering; cell-material interfaces; biomimetic chemistry
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Special Issue in Polymers: Advance of Polymers Applied to Biomedical Applications: Cell Scaffolds
Dr. Raechelle D'Sa
Centre for Materials and Structures, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GH, United Kingdom
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Interests: antimicrobial surfaces; surface modification to control cell response; plasma modification; biomimetic materials; tissue engineering; surfaces for nanoparticles in drug delivery
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Special Issue in Polymers: Advance of Polymers Applied to Biomedical Applications: Biointerface
Dr. Seth B. Darling
Argonne National Laboratory, Institute for Molecular Engineering, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439, USA
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Interests: block copolymers; self-assembly; membranes; sequential infiltration synthesis; sorbents
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
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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
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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. Brian J. Edwards
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
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Interests: nonequilibrium thermodynamics; polymer dynamics; rheology; molecular simulation; statistical mechanics
Assoc. Prof. Chris Fellows
Discipline of Chemistry, The University of New England, NSW 2351, Australia
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Interests: kinetics, modeling and theory of radical polymerization; emulsion polymerization; reversible deactivation radical polymerization; scale inhibition
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Special Issue in Polymers: Emulsion Polymerization
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
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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
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Interests: stimuli-responsive; materials; bioconjugates; synthetic biodelivery systems; bioseparation engineering; scaffolds for tissue engineering; encapsulation; monolithic stationary phases for chromatography and electrochromatography
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Topical Collection in Polymers: Polyelectrolytes
Prof. Elizabeth Gillies
Department of Chemistry, Western University, London, Canada
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Interests: bioactive polymers, biodegradable polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, self-immolative polymers, polymer self-assembly, drug delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gindl-Altmutter
Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials, BOKU—University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
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Interests: wood science; wood composites; wood adhesion; natural fiber materials; lignin materials; cellulosic fibers; nanocellulose
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Special Issue in Polymers: Cellulose Nanomaterials
Prof. Xiong Gong
Department of Polymer Engineering, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, United States
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Interests: organic/polymer electronic and optoelectronic devices; organic thermoelectric devices; organic supercapacitors/battery; chemistry and physics of semiconducting organic/polymer materials and inorganic quantum dots and nanoparticles; inorganic nanostructured materials and coordination compounds: synthesis, characterization and applications, CW and ultra-fast lasers, spectroscopy
Dr. Russell E. Gorga
Textile Engineering, Fiber and Polymer Science, NC State University, Campus Box 8301 Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
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Interests: composite nanofibers; structure property relationships of fibrous materials; mechanical and electrical properties of polymeric materials; tissue engineering scaffolds; antimicrobial scaffolds
Dr. Sophie Guillaume
Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Rennes 1, CNRS UMR 6226, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
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Interests: polymer chemistry; polymerization catalysis; stereoselective polymerization; ring-opening polymerization; chemical modification of polymers; (bio)degradable polymers; functionalized and reactive polymers
Dr. Michael D. Guiver
State Key Laboratory of Engines, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
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Interests: membrane gas separation polymers; fuel cell membranes; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; click chemistry polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers for Fuel Cells & Solar Energy
Prof. Dr. Gürkan Hizal
Istanbul Technical University, Department of Chemistry, Maslak, 34469, Istanbul, Turkey
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Interests: controlled radical polymerizations; photoinduced radical or cationic polymerization; synthesis and modification of polymers
Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom
Supramolecular Chemistry group, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S4, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: polymer chemistry; controlled polymerization; living cationic ring-opening polymerization; responsive polymers; hydrophilic polymers; poly(2-oxazoline)s; supramolecular materials; self-assembly
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Special Issue in Polymers: Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids
Prof. Sheng-Huei Hsiao
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
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Interests: high performance polymers; redox polymers; electrochromic polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: High Performance Polymers
Special Issue in Polymers: Electrochromic Polymers
Prof. Dr. Jinming Hu
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui Province 230026, China
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Interests: stimuli-responsive polymers; supramolecular functional materials; hybrid nanomaterials; chemosensors and biosensors; imaging and theranostic agents
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Special Issue in Polymers: Responsive Polymers for Drug Delivery, Imaging and Theranostic Functions
Prof. Chih-Feng Huang
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
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Interests: living polymerizations; nanocomposites; biomaterial modifications; stimuli-responsive polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Functionally Responsive Polymeric Materials
Special Issue in Polymers: Smart Polymers
Special Issue in Polymers: Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization
Prof. Dr. Scott M. Husson
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0909, USA
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Interests: adsorptive membranes; bioseparations; confocal microscopy; electrospinning; membrane chromatography; polymer thin films; surface modification; thin-film composite membranes; water purification
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Thin Films and Membranes 2015
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers for Bioseparations
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
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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
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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
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Special Issue in Polymers: Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Electronic Devices
Prof. Hermis Iatrou
Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografou, Athens, Greece
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Interests: Synthesis of biomaterials; synthesis of polypeptide-containing polymers and hybrids; formation of hydrogels and nanoparticles for drug delivery applications; self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers; synthesis of well-defined biopolymers with complex macromolecular architecture
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polypeptide Containing Polymers
Dr. Patrick Ilg
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 220, RG6 6AX, UK
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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
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Interests: benzoxazine; polybenzoxazine; composite interfaces; surface treatment of fillers and fibers; nanocomposite; vibrational spectroscopy (IR, Raman) of polymers
Prof. Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari
Biomimetic Materials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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Interests: bioinspired gels; gels for stem cell delivery; self-assembled micelles for growth factor immobilization; model gels to control cell microenvironment; composite materials with structure at multiple length scales; skeletal tissue engineering
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Special Issue in Polymers: Hydrogels in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Prof. Joannis K. Kallitsis
Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, GR-265 04 Rio-Patras, Greece
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Interests: Polymer Science; Nanotechnology
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Special Issue in Polymers: Hybrid Polymeric Materials
Prof. Dr. Kazunori Kataoka
University of Tokyo, Department of Materials Engineering, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
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Interests: block copolymers; drug delivery systems; polymeric micelles; gene delivery; biomaterials; self-assembly; smart materials; nanomedicine; gene therapy
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayet
1. Department of Applied Physics I, Faculty of Physics, Complutense University of Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
2. Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies of Water (IMDEA Water Institute), Avda. Punto com nº 2, Alcalá de Henares, 28805 Madrid, Spain
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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.)
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymeric Fibers
Special Issue in Membranes: Membrane Distillation for the Treatment of Brackish, Seawater and Brines Effluents
Special Issue in Polymers: Electrospinning of Nanofibres
Special Issue in Membranes: Advanced Nanofiltration Membranes
Special Issue in Polymers: Hollow Fiber
Prof. Dr. Francesco Paolo La Mantia
Università degli Studi di Palermo; Department of Civil, Environment, Aerospace, Materials Engineering; Palermo, Italy
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Interests: polymer blends; rheology; nanocomposites; degradation; recycling
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Nanocomposites
Special Issue in Materials: Polymer Blends and Compatibilization 2018
Prof. Dr. André Laschewsky
1 Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, Geiselbergstr.69, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
2 Department of Chemistry, Universität Potsdam, Karl-Liebknechtstr.24–25, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
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Interests: design, synthesis and investigation of new functional monomers and polymers; polymers in aqueous media; self-organization of polymers and functionalization of the assemblies formed; biomimicking by polymer and surfactant systems; correlation of molecular architecture, supramolecular structure and macroscopic properties of polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers for Aqueous Media
Prof. Dr. Kang Li
Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College London London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: preparation and characterisation of polymeric membranes; fluid separations using membranes; membrane reactor design
Dr. Yuzhan Li
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
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Interests: multifunctional polymers and composites; Stimuli-responsive liquid crystals; Liquid crystalline thermosets and elastomers; bio-based polymers; additive manufacturing
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
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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
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Interests: responsive polymers; supramolecular functional materials; polymer chemistry; biomaterials; chemosensors and biosensors; kinetics in complex fluids
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Special Issue in Polymers: Responsive Polymers for Drug Delivery, Imaging and Theranostic Functions
Prof. Dr. Ying-Ling Liu
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan
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Interests: polymer chemistry; thermosets; functional polymers; membranes; pervaporation; proton exchange membranes; nanocomposites; self-healing polymers; surface functionalization
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymeric Membranes
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
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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
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Special Issue in Polymers: Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis
Special Issue in Polymers: Enzymatic Polymer Synthesis
Prof. Miguel Ángel López Manchado
Departamento de Nanomateriales Poliméricos y Biomateriales, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, ICTP-CSIC, Juan de la Cierva, 3, 28006-Madrid, Spain
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Interests: Processing and characterization of composite materials and nanocomposites; Evaluation of structure-properties relationships in composite materials; Study of elastomer compounds
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
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Interests: RAFT; ROMP; thiol-ene; click chemistry; water-soluble polymers; stimulus responsive polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Click Chemistry in Polymer Science
Special Issue in Polymers: Water-Soluble Polymers
Prof. Dr. Giulio Malucelli
Department of Applied Science and Technology and INSTM Unit of Torino-Politecnico, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
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Interests: coatings; flame retardants; nanocomposites; polymer blends; structure-property relationships in polymers and polymer micro- and nano-composites
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Special Issue in Coatings: Flame Retardant Coatings for Plastics and Textiles
Prof. Dr. João F. Mano
Department of Chemistry, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; controlled delivery of bioactive molecules; natural-based biodegradable polymers; biomimetic and nano/micro-technology approaches
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Special Issue in Polymers: Biomimetic Polymers
Special Issue in Polymers: Advance of Polymers Applied to Biomedical Applications: Cell Scaffolds
Dr. Enzo Martinelli
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Pallo II, 132 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Interests: structural mechanics, steel, concrete, composites, sustainable materials.
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Special Issue in Fibers: Recycled Fibers in Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites: Experimental Results and Numerical Modelling
Prof. Graeme Moad
Manufacturing Flagship, CSIRO, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
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Interests: polymer design and synthesis; polymerization kinetics and mechanism; reversible deactivation radical polymerization (e.g., RAFT, NMP); reactive extrusion
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Special Issue in Polymers: Living Polymerization Techniques
Special Issue in Polymers: Emerging Polymer Technologies
Prof. Yasuhiro Morisaki
Department of Applied Chemistry for Environment, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU)
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Interests: conjugated polymer; optically active polymer; hetero-atom containing polymer; macrocycle; single molecular wire
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Special Issue in Polymers: Single Molecular Wire
Prof. Dr. Ravin Narain
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9, Canada
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Interests: advanced polymeric materials; biomaterials; carbohydrate science; drug and gene delivery; nanotechnology
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Special Issue in Polymers: Responsive Polymers for Drug Delivery, Imaging and Theranostic Functions
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers and Nanogels for Gene Therapy
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers for Modern and Advanced Engineering Applications
Prof. Ramani Narayan
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
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Interests: Bioplastics, biopolymers, biodegradable, recycling, ring opening polymerization (ROP), reactive extrusion, biobased
Prof. Dr. George R. Newkome
Affiliate Research Professor, Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Florida Atlantic University, RF17/207, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 USA
Professor Emeritus, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, OH 44256 USA
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Interests: Dendrimers; Metallodendrimers; Metal Organic Frameworks; Supramacromolecular Arrays
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Special Issue in Polymers: 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
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Interests: design and processing of nanoscale macromolecular biomaterials for biomedical applications
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Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Nanoscale Biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Roberto Pantani
Industrial Engineering Department, University of Salerno, I-84084 Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
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Interests: analysis and simulation of injection moulding of thermoplastics; structure development in polymer processing; volume accuracy and stability in polymer processing; processing and degradation of biodegradable polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Processing-Structure-Properties Relationships in Polymers
Prof. Dr. George Z. Papageorgiou
Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, P.O. Box 1186, 45110, Ioannina, Greece
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Interests: polymers from renewable resources, biodegradable polymers, copolymers and polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites, thermal analysis of polymers, crystallization of polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers from Renewable Resources
Prof. Dr. Ton Peijs
School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London, UK
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Interests: multifunctional composites; nanocomposites, structure-processing-property relationships; bioinspired composites; self-reinforced polymer composites; biobased composites; polymer fibres; conductive polymer composites
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Special Issue in Polymers: Electrospinning Techniques and Novel Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Perrier
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
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Interests: RAFT polymerization; living radical polymerization; self-assembly; supramolecular chemistry; block copolymers; peptides; nanostructures
Dr. Giuseppe Portale
Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL-9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
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Interests: polymer physics; self-assembly; polymer crystallization; thin polymer films; hybrid polymer/nanoparticles systems; X-ray based structural characterization techniques; small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS); GISAXS/GIWAXS
Prof. Ravi Radhakrishnan
Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Interests: multiscale modeling of soft materials; mathematical modeling in insilico oncology; next generation pharmacodynamic models, mechanobiology of cancer
Prof. Jean-Marie Raquez
Université de Mons, Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials, Mons, Belgium
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Interests: bio-based and/or biodegradable polymer materials, controlled and catalyzed polymerizations, production of high performances nanocomposites/nanohybrids via reactive processing (reactive extrusion), applications in packaging, textile, automotive, electronic, aeronautic and biomedical domains and shape-memory polymers and self-healing materials
Prof. Marguerite Rinaudo
University of Grenoble Alpes, 38000 Grenoble, France (retired)
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Interests: investigation on properties and applications of polysaccharides and water-soluble polymers; specific chemical modifications of polysaccharides and production of adaptative materials; electrostatic properties and polyelectrolytes properties; hydration of polysaccharides in relation with their chemical structure and their environment; polyelectrolyte complexes; rheology in solution and gel states; polysaccharides-surfactant interactions; decoration and stabilization of liposomes with polyelectrolytes; biomaterials from polysaccharides; applications of polysaccharides in cosmetics, foods, biomedical (drug release)
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Special Issue in Polymers: Advances in Chitin/Chitosan Characterization and Applications
Prof. Dr. Gregory T. Russell
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Interests: kinetics, modeling and theory of radical polymerization; emulsion polymerization
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Special Issue in Polymers: Emulsion Polymerization
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli
Institut de Chimie de Nice UMR CNRS 7272, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Membre de Université Côte d’Azur, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2, France
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Interests: synthetic and bio-based polymers; valorization of second generation biomass and of co-products from industry and bioraffineries; macromolecular chemistry; crystallization kinetics; polymerization kinetics; curing; glass transition; nanostructured materials; nanocomposites; calorimetry; thermal and mechanical properties; rheology; thermokinetic modeling
Prof. Dr. Felix H. Schacher
Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Lessingstr. 8, Room 122, 07743 Jena, Germany
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Interests: polymer synthesis; block copolymers; self-assembly; interpolyelectrolyte complexation; stimuli-responsive materials
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Special Issue in Polymers: Non-Equilibrium Blockcopolymer Self-Assembly
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers and Block Copolymers at Interfaces and Surfaces
Prof. Dr. Helmut Schlaad
University of Potsdam, Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
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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
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Special Issue in Polymers: Bioinspired Polymers
Special Issue in Polymers: Bioconjugates/Biohybrid Polymers
Special Issue in Polymers: Bio-inspired and Bio-based Polymers
Prof. Andrzej Stasiak
Center for Integrative Genomic, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Interests: DNA structure and topology; DNA recombination; DNA replication; DNA repair; knotted and catenated polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Knotted and Catenated Polymers
Dr. Gila E. Stein
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 431 Dougherty Engineering Building 1512 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-2200, USA
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Interests: polymer thin films; block copolymers; directed self assembly; lithography; organic photovoltaics
Assoc. Prof. Youhong Tang
Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology, Flinders University, South Australia 5042, Australia
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Interests: advanced functional composites and marine structures; nanomaterials and nanocomposites; FRP composites and structures; biomaterials and biocomposites; aggregation-induced emission (AIE) phenomenon and its applications
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Special Issue in Molecules: Aggregation-Induced Emission: Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Ben Zhong Tang’s Research Achievements on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday
Special Issue in Polymers: Nanotechnology of Polymers and Biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Naozumi Teramoto
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
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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
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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
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie, Engesser Str. 18, Gebäude 11.23, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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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. Constantinos Tsitsilianis
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, GR-26500 Patras, Greece
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of model polymers via controlled living polymerization methods; self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in selective media; physical hydrogels and micelles from stimuli responsive block copolymers; controlled drug delivery from “smart” polymeric self-assemblies
Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana
Makromolekulare Chemie, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Tammannstraße 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
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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
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Special Issue in Polymers: Complex Macromolecular Architectures
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymerizations from Surfaces
PD Dr. Peter Virnau
Institute of Physics, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz D 55099, Germany
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Interests: collective behavior of self-propelled particles; nucleation; knots in polymers, proteins and DNA
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
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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, EPFL SB ISIC-GE, CH C1 392, station 6, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Interests: water-soluble polymers; polyelectrolytes; polyelectrolyte complexes; hydrogels; biomaterials; radical polymerization/copolymerization; characterization of charged macromolecule; analytical ultracentrifugation
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polyelectrolytes
Topical Collection in Polymers: Polyelectrolytes
Dr. Hsing-Lin Wang
Department of Material Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China
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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
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Colloids
Special Issue in Polymers: Conjugated Polymers 2016
Dr. Xianqiao Wang
College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Interests: computational nanomechanics, computational nanomaterials. bio/inorganic interfaces, modeling and simulations.
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Special Issue in Polymers: Computational Modeling and Simulation in Polymer
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Computational Modeling and Simulations of Carbon Nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Roland G. Winkler
Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
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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
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Dynamics
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
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Interests: amphiphilic polymers; nanogels; self-assembly; interfaces; polysaccharides
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Special Issue in Polymers: Selected Papers from the Symposium “Polymer Gels as Advanced Soft Materials” at PacifiChem2015
Prof. Dr. Ping Xu
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, No. 92 West Dazhi St., Nangang Dist., Harbin 150001, China
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Interests: conjugated polymer applications; electrocatalysis; surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy; nanomaterials synthesis
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Colloids
Special Issue in Polymers: Conjugated Polymers 2016
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Hybrid Materials
Dr. Ben Bin Xu
Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
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Interests: Bio-inspired responsive materials/surfaces/structures, mechanics of thin film materials and soft matters, micro-device, flexible electronics
Prof. Shu Yang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 3231 Walnut Street, 203 LRSM, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Interests: convergence of top-down and bottom-up approaches, directed assembly, structure-property, stimuli responsive materials, surface/interface, hydrogels, shape memory polymers, liquid crystal elastomers, colloids, kirigami (cutting and folding), geometry, structural colors, mechanical instability and responses, wetting
Prof. Dr. Ji Ho Youk
Department of Applied Organic Material Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Interests: controlled radical polymerizations; amphiphilic block copolymers; biodegradable block copolymers; polymeric nanoparticles; shape memory polymers
Prof. Dr. Jianfeng Zang
School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Rd, Wuhan, China 430074
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Interests: smart soft materials; flexible electronics; soft robots; soft metamaterials; 2D materials
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Special Issue in Polymers: Soft Materials and Systems
Prof. Dr. Yue Zhao
Department of Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1K 2R1 Canada
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Interests: photosensitive polymers; azobenzene polymers; liquid crystalline polymers; liquid crystal gels; polymer synthesis; self-assembly; multi-functional materials
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