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Editorial Office

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Andreas Manz
Korea Institute of Science and Technolgy (KIST), KIST Europe Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Universität des Saarlandes, Campus E 71, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Tel. +49-681-9382-210; Fax: +49-681-9382-109
Website: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/de/das-institut/geschichte-frias/school-of-softmatter/fellows/manz
E-Mail: manz@kist-europe.de
Interests: multidisciplinary project and brainstorming; Lab on a Chip; micro total analysis systems

Assistant Managing Editor
Dr. Joyce Zhou
MDPI Beijing Office, Suite 2011, Ruidu International Center, No. 1 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing, 101100, China
Tel. +86 10 81521170; Fax: +86 10 59011089
E-Mail: joyce.zhou@mdpi.com

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

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. James Albright
Educational Research Institute, Newcastle (ERIN), School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Tel. +61 2 49 216 738; Fax: +61 2 49 217 887
Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/staff/research-profile/James_Albright/
Interests: school reform; professional development; secondary English education; multiliteracies; curriculum; bourdieu and education

Prof. Dr. Jürg Bähler
Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment and UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Tel. +44 2031 081602; Fax: +44 2076 797096
Website: http://www.bahlerlab.info
Interests: gene regulation; genomics; transcriptomics; next-generation sequencing; non-coding RNAs; genome evolution; fission yeast; oxidative stress response; cellular quiescence and ageing
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature Papers
Special Issue: Focus Update in Biomolecules

Prof. Dr. Les Copeland
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Tel. +61 2 8627 1017
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/agriculture/staff/find_staff_member/staff_profiles/les_copeland.shtml
Interests: agricultural chemistry and biochemistry; cereals; food grains
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Soil Biology and Its Importance in Soil Fertility

Dr. Robert G. DelCampo
Department of Organizational Studies, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, MSC05 3090 Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
Tel. +1 505 2770018
Website: http://www.mgt.unm.edu/faculty/vita/rdelcampo.pdf
Interests: diversity; discrimination; underrepresented workforce issues; organizational behavior

Prof. Dr. Leo Depuydt
Department of Egyptology and Ancient West Asian Studies, Brown University, Box 1899, Providence, RI 02912-1899, USA
Tel. +1 401 863 3131
Website: http://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Leo_Depuydt
Interests: language; thought; linguistics; Boolean algebra; digitalization of language thought analysis; ancient science and mathematics; languages and history of ancient and medieval Egypt and related ancient civilizations; history of Egyptian, the world\'s longest attested language
Contribution: Special Issue: The Digital-mathematical Analysis of Rational Human Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Miko Elwenspoek
MESA+ Institute, University of Twente, PO box 217, NL 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Tel. D: +49 761 203 97342; NL: +31 534 893 845; Fax: D: +49 761 203 97451; NL: +31 534 893 343
Website: http://tst.ewi.utwente.nl/
Interests: MEMS; wet etching of silicon; micro- and nano fluid handling
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Self-Assembly

Prof. Dr. Alexander Fish
Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 52900, Israel
Tel. +972-3-5317733
Interests: low power electronics; ultra low power VLSI circuits and systems; sub/near-threshold digital logic; low power memory arrays; low power CMOS image sensors; sub-threshold asynchronous design; low power applications; analog and digital on-chip image processing
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Low Power Design Methodologies and Applications

Dr. Claire Hellio
School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth, King Henry Building, Portsmouth PO1 2DY, UK
Tel. +44 239 284 2073; Fax: +44 239 284 2070
Website: http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/biology/staff/title,89685,en.html
Interests: new non-toxic antifouling solutions; new biocides; marine natural products; ethnobotany
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Green Antifouling
Special Issue: Green Biocides
Special Issue: Marine Algae

Prof. Dr. Peter Howe
Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Tel. +618 8302 1200; Fax: +618 8302 2178
Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/cnrc/
Interests: role of diet and exercise in health optimisation - impact on cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors and elucidation of underlying mechanisms; development of an integrated approach (diet, lifestyle and drugs) to risk management; food sources and intake recommendations for omega-3 and other bioactive nutrients

Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TJ, UK
Website: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/
Interests: internet of things; smart cities; citizen participation; agent based modelling
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: The Internet of Things
Special Issue: Digital Personhood & Networked Emotions

Prof. Dr. Kurt A. Jellinger
Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, Kenyongasse 18, A-1070 Vienna, Austria
Tel. +43 1 5266534; Fax: +43 1 5266534
Interests: Alzheimer disease; classification of proteinopathies; dementia; dementia with Lewy bodies; immunohistochemistry; Lewy bodies; mild cognitve impairment; movement disorders; multiple system atrophy; neurodegeneration; neuropathology; Parkinson disease; pathogenesis of dementia and movement disorders; pathology and diagnosis of dementia and movement disorders; tau-pathology; vascular dementia; α-synuclein pathology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Neuropathology

Prof. Dr. Eric J. Jokela
School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, 353 Newins-Ziegler Hall, PO Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA
Tel. +1 352 846 0890; Fax: +1 352 846 1277
Website: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jokela/
Interests: tree nutrition; production ecology; nutrient cycling; forest soil carbon management; silvicultural management systems
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature papers (2013)

Prof. Dr. Spas D. Kolev
School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Tel. +61 3 8344 7931; Fax: +61 3 9347 5180
Website: http://www2.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/people/kolev.html
Interests: electrochemical sensors; optodes; gas sensors; flow analysis; membrane studies; environmental monitoring; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane mass transfer
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Sensors in Flow Analysis

Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, SPAIN
Tel. +34 91 3944813; Fax: +34 91 3944798
Website: http://tierra.rediris.es/jmfrias/
Interests: planetary geology; astrobiology; natural resources of near earth space and sustainability; geo and biomarkers; extreme environments and planetary habitability; geodiversity and biodiversity; natural hazards and planetary ecosystems; mineralogy; geoethics in earth and space sciences; geoeducation; science and technology for development; emerging sciences, cultural implications; new paradigms
Contribution: Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology
In other journals:
Special Issue: Astrobiology and Sustainability
Special Issue: Planetary Geosciences and Space Exploration

Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Greinstraße 6, D-50939 Köln, Germany
Tel. +49 221 470 3262; Fax: +49 221 470 5083
Website: http://www.gerdmeyer.de
Interests: rare-earth and transition metal; solid state; coordination chemistry
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature Paper

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Perrie
Aston Pharmacy School, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
Tel. +44 1212 043991
Website: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/staff/az-index/perriey/
Interests: liposomes; gene therapy; vaccines; colloidal systems; pharmaceutics; pharmaceutical education; drug delivery
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: What's on Board in Pharmaceutics
Special Issue: Gene Therapy

Prof. Dr. Clive J. C. Phillips
Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia
Tel. +61 7 5460 1158
Website: http://www.uq.edu.au/vetschool/phillips-prof-clive
Interests: animal welfare; animal ethics; captive animal management; heavy metals in animals
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature Papers

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
Tel. +1 905 721 8668, ext 5726; Fax: +1 905 721 3370
Website: http://www.engineering.uoit.ca/people/automotive-mechanical-and-manufacturing-engineering/faculty/marc.rosen.php
Interests: sustainable development; energy; exergy; efficiency; environmental impact; economics; ecology; sustainable engineering and design
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Exergy: Analysis and Applications
Special Issue: Advanced Forum for Sustainable Development
Special Issue: Advances in Sustainability: Selected Papers from 1st World Sustainability Forum
Special Issue: Advances in Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Second World Sustainability Forum (2012)
Special Issue: Towards Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Third World Sustainability Forum (2013)

Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou
Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA
Tel. +1 601 979 3321; Fax: +1 601 979 2349
Website: http://www.jsums.edu/biology/dr-paul-b-tchounwou/
Interests: molecular toxicology; mutagenesis and carcinogenesis; environmental epidemiology and health risk assessment; biomarkers of exposure; effect and susceptibility; gene-environment interactions and diseases; natural resource damage assessment and management

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink
Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)6221 544881; Fax: +49 (0)6221 544884
Website: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/fak14/ipmb/phazb/akwink.html
Interests: molecular systematics and phylogeny of birds; reptiles; fish; insects and plants (genetic diversity); plant secondary metabolites (phytochemistry, biochemistry and molecular pharmacology): diversity of natural products
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Plant Natural Products against Human Parasites

Prof. Dr. J. Peter W. Young
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
Tel. +44 1904 328630; Fax: +44 1904 328505
Website: http://www.york.ac.uk/biology/research/ecology-evolution/j-peter-w-young/
Interests: bacterial genomes; population genetics; phylogenomics; phylogenetics; genome projects; genetic diversity
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Bacterial Genomes and Their Evolution
Special Issue: Feature Paper 2012

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