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Editorial Office

Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen
Physical Chemistry, Universität Konstanz, Universitätsstraße 10, Box 714, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany
Tel. +49 7531 88 4063; Fax: +49 7531 88 3139
Interests: nucleation; nanoparticle self organization; non classical crystallization; mesocrystals; biomineralization; nanoparticle analysis by fractionating methods
Former Editor-in-Chief
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
Interests: rare-earth and transition metal; solid state; coordination chemistry
* Founding Editor-in-Chief
Senior Assistant Editor
Ms. Ting Zhang
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 62800830
Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland

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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Laura M. Bartolo
Center for Materials Informatics Kent State University Kent, Ohio 44242-0001 USA
Tel. +1 330 672 1691; Fax: +1 330 672 2938
Interests: scientific materials research and learning information management and dissemination; multidisciplinary scientific research repositories; human and automated scientific metadata generation; scientific information classification and thesaurus; electronic scientific communication
Contribution: Special Issue: Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Energy and Informatics
Dr. Alberta Bonanni
Institute for Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenbergerstr. 69, A4040 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43 732 2468 9664; Fax: +43 732 2468 9696
Interests: crystal growth; synchrotron radiation-based characterization techniques; advanced microscopy; magnetic semiconductors; III-V semiconductors; spintronics
Contribution: Special Issue: Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Prof. Dr. Karl S. Coleman
Department of Chemistry, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Interests: carbon nanotubes; graphene; nano-carbon; nano-patterned functional surfaces; inorganic fullerenes; nano-composites
Dr. Sharon Jane Cooper
Department of Chemistry, University Science Laboratories, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Tel. +44 1913 342098
Interests: crystal growth; nucleation; crystallization in confined volumes; polymorphic control
Contribution: Special Issue: Crystallisation Control
Prof. Dr. Glen Deacon
School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Vic 3800, Australia
Interests: synthesis andnstructures of rare earth, precious metals (Pt,Pd), heavy main group metal (inhcluding alkaline earths) organometallic, organoamide, and organo-oxometallic compounds
Prof. Dr. Jonathan P. Dowling
Quantum Sciences and Technologies Group, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Louisiana State University, 202 Nicholson Hall, Tower Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Tel. +1 225 578 0887; Fax: +1 225 578 0824
Interests: linear optical approaches to quantum information processing, metrology, and imaging; cavity quantum electrodynamics; photonic band-gap structures for thermal emissivity control
Dr. Ivana R. Evans
Department of Chemistry, University Science Laboratories, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Tel. +44 191 33 42594
Interests: single crystal and powder X-ray and neutron diffraction; functional oxides; hydrogen bonding; polymorphism
Prof. Dr. Hideo Hosono
Frontier Research Center & Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan
Tel. +81 45 924 5359; Fax: +81 45 924 5359
Interests: new superconductors; transparent oxide semiconductors; oxide thin film transistors
Prof. Dr. James A. Ibers
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Interests: crystal structures; X-ray diffraction; chalcogenides; actinides
Prof. Dr. Susan Kauzlarich
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: Zintl phases; intermetallics; superconductors; group IV nanomaterials.
Prof. Dr. Yuri Kivshar
Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Tel. +61 02 612 53081
Interests: lattice vibrations; nonlinear dynamics; localized modes; solitons; photonic crystals; metamaterials
Contribution: Special Issue: Photonic Crystals
Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke
Department of Chemistry, Energetic Materials Research, Ludwig-Maximilian Universityof Munich, Butenandtstrasse 5-13, Haus D, 81377 München, Germany
Interests: advanced materials, explosives, high-energy-density materials (HEDM); oxidizers (HEDO), nitrogen-halogen chemistry, nitro chemistry, halogen chemistry; computational chemistry (semiempirical, ab initio, DFT); structural characterization (ED and X-ray); chalcogen-nitrogen chemistry, azide chemistry, fluorine chemistry; primary explosives; propellants (solid & liquid); ionic liquids; pyrotechnics (colorants, IR emitter); energetic polymers; agent defeat materials
Contribution: Special Issue: Energetic Materials
Dr. Oleg Kolosov
Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB, UK
Tel. +44 1524 593619; Fax: +44 1524 844037
Interests: nanomechanics; nano-characterization; ultrasonics; scanning probe microscopy; nanotechnology; functional materials; graphene
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Korber
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universitaet Regensburg, 93040, Regensburg, Germany
Interests: Main group chemistry, chemistry in liquid ammonia, low temperature techniques, solvate crystals, hydrogen bonding, Zintl ions, homoatomic polyanions
Prof. Dr. Satyendra Kumar
Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Tel. +1 330 672-3054
Interests: bulk and interfacial structure and morphology; electro-optical studies and applications of liquid crystals; elastomers; and biomaterials
Dr. Gerhard Laus
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: heterocyclic chemistry, ionic liquids, NMR spectroscopy, nitrogen-rich salts, hydrogen bonding, halogen interactions in the solid state.
Contribution: Special Issue: Nitrogen-Rich Salts
Prof. Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich
Trustees Research Professor, Liquid Crystal Institute, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242, USA
Tel. +1 330 672 4844; Fax: +1 330 672 2796
Interests: physical properties of liquid crystals; topological defects in liquid crystals
Prof. Dr. Yong-Hee Lee
Nano Photonics Laboratory, Deparment of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 305-701 Daejon, Korea
Tel. +82 42 350 2536
Interests: artifcial crystals such as photonic crystals; metamaterials
Dr. Bo Li
Center for X-ray Crystallography, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, 2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3808, USA
Tel. +1 617 552 1815; Fax: +1 617 552 2705
Interests: single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction; crystal growth; solid state chemistry; heterometallics; metal clusters
Prof. Dr. Philip Lightfoot
School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, KY16 9ST, UK
Interests: Functional mixed metal oxides, fluorides and hybrid materials, structure-property relationships, powder diffraction, neutron diffraction
Prof. Dr. Cefe López
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, C/ Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 913 349 019
Interests: nano-photonics materials
Dr. Piero Macchi
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Berne, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Berne, Switzerland
Interests: charge density; high pressure; phase transitions; optical materials
Prof. Dr. Assis F. Martins
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCT - Dept. Ciência dos Materiais, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel. +351 212 948 564; Fax: +351 212 957 810
Interests: liquid crystals and polymers; NMR; rheology of fluids and soft materials
Prof. Dr. Anja-Verena Mudring
Inorganic Chemistry III, Materials Engineering and Characterization, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 234 32-27408; Fax: +49 (0) 234 32-14951
Interests: inorganic chemistry: solid state, coordination chemistry and computational chemistry; synthesis; X-ray diffraction (powder & single crystal); thermal analysis (DSC); optical spectroscopy (NIR-VIS-UV, FT-IR, Raman, luminescence); NMR; magnetism; Mößbauer; electrochemistry (CV); theory (semi-empirical, HF, DFT)
Prof. Dr. Rainer Niewa
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: solid state chemistry; materials chemistry; synthesis; crystal growth; structure-property relationships
Prof. Dr. George Nounesis
Director of Research, Biomolecular Physics Laboratory, NCSR "Demokritos" , 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi , Greece
Tel. +302106503857; Fax: +302106543526
Interests: biomolecular physics; mass spectroscopy; radiobiology and immunosensors; liquid crystal
Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt
Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USA 
Tel. +1 216 368 4125
Interests: iquid crystals and complex fluids (electric and magnetic field effects, interfaces, phase transitions, colloidal inclusions); fluid interface instabilities; microgravity
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schleid
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: the preparation and structure determination of ionic rare-earth metal compounds with different anions as well as their structure-property relationships
Dr. Paul J. Simmonds
Department of Physics, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1570, USA
Tel. +1 208 426 3787
Interests: molecular beam epitaxy; III-V semiconductors; self-assembled nanostructures; quantum dots; tensile strain; epitaxial 2D materials
Dr. Alexandros Vanakaras
Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece
Interests: soft matter molecular theory and simulations; fullerene containing liquid crystals; massive molecular flexibility and mesomorphism; liquid crystal dendrimers
Prof. Dr. Epifanio G. Virga
Università di Pavia, Dipartimento di Matematica, via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
Tel. +39 0382 985637; Fax: +39 0382 985602
Interests: soft matter mathematical modelling
Prof. Dr. Diederik Sybolt Wiersma
European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, National Institute for Optics, CNR, Via Nello Carrara, 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
Tel. +39 554572492/2452; Fax: +39 554572451
Interests: fundamental optical properties of photonic materials; in particular materials with periodic, random or quasi-crystalline structure
Prof. Dr. Mark R. Wilson
Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Tel. +44 191 334 2144; Fax: +44 191 384 4737
Interests: liquid crystals; soft matter; molecular dynamics; dynamics in crystals and liquid crystals; computer simulation
Prof. Dr. Chick Wilson
Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Interests: Structural Chemistry for Function; Crystallisation for Manufacturing; Dynamic Switchable Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Gu Xu
Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
Tel. +1 905 525 9140
Interests: crystalline materials; X-ray diffraction methods; electronic organic/polymeric materials/devices; fuel cells
Prof. Dr. Eli Yablonovitch
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1770, USA
Tel. +1 510 642 6821; Fax: +1 510 6663409
Interests: optoelectronics; high speed optical communications; high efficiency light-emitting diodes and nano-cavity lasers; photonic crystals at optical and microwave frequencies; quantum computing and quantum communication
Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang
The Pennsylvania State University, N-333 Millennium Science Complex, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: Single Crystal Growth of optical, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials; High temperature and high power ferroelectric materials; Lead free materials; Material characterization; Material processing, microstructure and property relationships
Contribution: Special Issue: Piezoelectric Crystals
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