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Prof. Dr. Bamin Khomami
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Section Editor-in-Chief
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Knoxville, United States
Interests: macromolecular dynamics; structure and rheology of complex fluids; self and directed assembly in multi-component block polymers and surfactants, nano particles and membrane proteins surfactant solutions; multiscale modeling and simulation of complex systems; processing science of micro-and-nano-structured materials; nano and micro-scale interfacial phenomenon
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Dr. Emilia Pedone

Biostructures and Bioimaging of C.N.R, V. Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Naples, Italy
Interests: protein-protein interactions; protein structure-function relationship; cell-macromolecules interactions; biophysical characterization; antimicrobial and antitumoral peptides; static and dynamic light scattering; thermophoresis; ITC
Dr. Giovanni Consolati

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Interests: amorphous polymers; differential scanning calorimetry; free volume; glass transition; irradiation effects; positron annihilation
Prof. Dr. S. Moein Moghimi

School of Pharmacy, The Faculty of Medical Sciences, King George VI Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: drug delivery systems; nanopharmaceuticals; nanoengineering; nanomedicine; nanosafety
Dr. Nicoletta Gnan
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CNR-ISC, UOS Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Interests: colloids; glasses; soft materials; active matter; effective interactions; critical phenomena; self-assembly
Dr. Alessandra Ferramosca
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Provinciale Lecce-Monteroni, I-73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: lipid metabolism; mitochondria; cell bioenergetics; biogenesis of mitochondrial proteins; sperm metabolism
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Dr. Menotti Ruvo
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Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging, National Research Council, via Mezzocannoe, 16, I-80134, Napoli, Italy
Interests: monoclonal antibodies; antibody functional fragments; antibody drug conjugates
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Prof. Dr. Young-Jin Kim
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Catholic University of Daegu, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Gyeongsan, South Korea
Interests: biomaterials; nanofibrous membranes; bioceramics; synthesis of nanoparticles; composite materials; photodynamic therapy; cancer-targeting drugs; 3D printing; tissue regeneration
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Dr. Michael Molinari

University of Bordeaux, CBMN UMR CNRS 5248, France
Interests: microscopy; scanning probe microscopy; nanomechanical properties; lignocellulosic materials
Dr. Juan Torras-Costa
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Chemical Engineering Department. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, c/Eduard Maristany, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: biopolymers; conducting polymers; computational chemistry; multi-scale simulations; QM/MM MD
Dr. Salah-Eddine Stiriba

Instituto de Ciencia Molecular/ICMol, Universidad de Valencia, C/. Catedrático José Beltrán, 2, 46980 Paterna, Valencia, Spain
Interests: polymer organics; hyperbranched polymers; dendrimers; supramolecular chemistry; homogenous catalysis; sustainable chemistry
Dr. Alessandro Nucara

CNR-SPIN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy
Interests: infrared spectroscopy; Raman; protein spectra; amyloid fibrils; lipid membranes
Dr. Vitor Sencadas
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School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, 2522 NSW, Australia
Interests: Stretchable Sensors, Electroactive Materials, Soft Robotics, Piezoelectric Materials and Devices, Piezoresistive Sensors, Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
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Prof. Dr. Chiara Schiraldi
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Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania L. Vanvitelli, Via de Crecchio 7, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: glycosaminoglycans; hyaluronic acid; chondroitin; microbial polysaccharide; biosynthetic pathways; GAG-based biomaterials; extracellular matrix; cell-macromolecules interactions
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Dr. Jaroslav Mosnacek

Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 41 Bratislava, Slovakia.
Interests: synthesis of well-defined polymers; reversible deactivation radical polymerizations; stimuli-responsive polymers; polymer-inorganic hybrids; modification of surfaces by polymers; synthesis of degradable polymers; polymers from renewable resources
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Prof. Dr. Marcel Popa
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Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environment Protection, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iasi, Romania
Interests: polysaccharide modification; bioactive polymers; biomaterials; hydrogels; interpenetrated networks; micro- and nanoparticles (spheres and capsules); hybrid and functionalized nanoparticles for drug targeting; drug delivery; polymer–drug conjugates
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Dr. Vivek Gupta
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College of pharmacy and health sciences, St. John’s University, Queens, NY 11439, USA
Interests: drug discovery; drug repurposing; pulmonary drug delivery; drug repurposing; lung cancer; pulmonary hypertension; respiratory pathophysiology
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Dr. Rosa Peracaula

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Biology, University of Girona, Girona, Spain
Interests: glycobiology; tumor markers; PSA; prostate cancer; pancreatic cancer; sialyltransferases
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Dr. Daniela Montesarchio

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cintia 21, I-80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: oligonucleotides; nucleic acids; aptamers; G-quadruplex; anticancer metal-based drugs; nanosystems and nanoparticles for theranostics; chemical synthesis; biophysical characterization; drug-carriers; glyco-conjugates
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Dr. Manlio Tassieri
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Division of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LT, UK
Interests: biophysics; biopolymers; dynamics of biopolymer solutions; rheology; microrheology; soft-matter; semiflexible biopolymers
Dr. Lukáš Kubala

Department of Free Radical Pathophysiology, Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: innate immunity; inflammation; cell migration; adenylyl cyclase; hyaluronan; anti-inflammatory drugs
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Spontak
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Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: block polymers; polymer blends; stimuli-responsive polymers; antimicrobial coatings; nanolaminates
Dr. Kunn Hadinoto Ong

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637459, Singapore
Interests: polyelectrolytes; biological macromolecules; nanoparticle complex; drug delivery; polysaccharide; amorphous systems
Dr. Jessem Landoulsi

Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface 4 place Jussieu, F‐75005 Paris, France
Interests: surface analysis; biointerfaces; biomineralization; protein adsorption; enzymes; polyelectrolyte multilayers
Prof. Dr. Christopher M. Kozak
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Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1B 3X7, Canada
Interests: inorganic chemistry and catalysis; ligand design; inert-atmosphere synthesis; small molecule activation; CO2 activation; polymer chemistry; C-C cross-coupling
Dr. Shayanti Mukherjee
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The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Australia
Interests: foreign body response; biomaterials; adult stem cells; tissue engineering; macrophage
Dr. Gregory Chagnon
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TIMC-IMAG laboratory, Domaine de la Merci, 38706 La Tronche Cedex, France
Interests: silicone, rubber, soft tissues, mechanics, constitutive equations, biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Jyh-Ping Chen
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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Interests: biomaterials; bionanotechnoogy; tissue engineering; drug delivery; nanomedicine; bionanocomposites
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Prof. Xiao Hu
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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Interests: polymer; biomaterials; biomacromolecules; regenerative medicine; drug delivery; nanotechnology
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Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa
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Kaneka Co., Ltd, 5-1-1 Torikai-Nishi, Settsu, Osaka 566-0072 Japan
Interests: chemical modification of chitin and chitosan and their biomedical applications; biodegradable polymer; bio-based polymer
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Dr. Iolanda Francolini
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Department of Chemistry, University “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial polymers; polyurethanes; drug delivery systems; functionalization of polymers; microbial biofilms; nanocomposites
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Dr. Antonella Piozzi
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Department of Chemistry, Sapienza, University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial polymers; polyurethanes; drug delivery systems; functionalization of polymers; microbial biofilms; nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Vincent Rotello
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Department of Chemistry, 710 North Pleasant St., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA
Interests: nanotechnology; nanoparticles; supramolecular chemistry; nanomedicine
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Prof. Dr. Ana María Díez-Pascual
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Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Interests: nanomaterials; polymers; nanocomposites; inorganic nanoparticles; antibacterial agents; surfactants; interphases
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Prof. Dr. Gyula Batta
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Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: structural biology, NMR spectroscopy, antimicrobial proteins, carbohydrates, glycopeptide antibiotics
Dr. Már Másson
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Hofsvallagata 53, IS-107 Reykjavík, Iceland
Interests: chitosan and chitosan conjugates; synthesis; structure activity relationship (SAR); spectroscopy; antimicrobial chitosan conjugates and natural compound derivatives; photochemistry; NMR analysis; nanomedicine; nanoparticles; regenerative medicine; antimicrobial activity; absorption enhancers; photodynamic therapy; cancer therapy; mathematical modeling and design of experiment (DOE)
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Dr. Pier Luigi San Biagio
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Institute of Biophysics (IBF) of the National Research Council(CNR). Via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: biopolymer interaction and gelation; protein aggregation; liquid-liquid phase transition; static and dynamic light scattering; neurodegenerative diseases
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Prof. Dr. Artur J.M. Valente
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Centro de Química, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: Hydrogels and biogels; polyelectrolytes; water soluble conjugated polymers; Transport properties; interface phenomena; oligosaccharides
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Dr. Sonia Melino
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche; University of Rome “Tor Vergata”; Rome, Italy
Interests: cancer biology; proteins and antimicrobial peptides; biotechnology; cell biology; biomedical science; enzymes; cancer research; bioscience; biochemistry; the gasotrasmitter hydrogen sulfide and sulfur metabolism; 3D-stem cell culture systems for tissue repair and regeneration
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Zanotti
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
Interests: structural biology; protein crystallography; cryo-electron microscopy; Helicobactert pylori
Prof. Dr. Christopher W. Bielawski
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Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Departments of Chemistry & Energy Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea
Interests: macromolecular chemistry; polymer synthesis and characterization; composites; carbon materials; precision polymers; conjugated polymers; functional materials
Prof. Dr. Jeannine M. Coburn
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Department of Biomedical Engineering; Worcester, MA 01609, United States
Interests: biomaterials; physicochemical properties; chemical modifications; drug delivery; tissue engineering; disease modeling; engineered cancer therapeutics
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hai Minh Duong
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Interests: aerogel; porous material; carbon nanotube; waste; environment; heat transfer; oil; thermal; sound; experiment; modeling
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Dr. Eric Guibal
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Institut Mines Telecom - Mines Ales, C2MA - Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès, Pôle MPA – Polymères, Hybrides et Composites (PCH), 6, avenue de Clavières, F30319 Alès cedex, France
Interests: biopolymers (alginate, chitosan); interactions of sorbents/biosorbents with metal ions (wastewater treatment and valorization of mineral resources); bio-based advanced materials (heterogeneous catalysis; antimicrobial surfaces; fire-retardant properties); shaping and conditioning of biopolymers
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barbara Jachimska
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Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
Interests: colloids; biochemistry; analytical chemistry; characterization of macromolecules; functional layers; protein self-assembly; drug delivery; QCM-D; SPR; CD; DLS
Prof. Dr. Heebeom Koo
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Department of Medical Lifescience, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: nanoparticle; drug delivery; imaging; cancer; photodynamic therapy; gene delivery; chemotherapy; anticancer drug; siRNA
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Prof. Dr. Dino Leporini
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Universita' di Pisa, Dipartimento di Fisica “Enrico Fermi”, Pisa, Italy
Interests: Numerical simulations of polymeric systems (excluding biopolymers); Vibrational dynamics and relaxation in polymers (excluding biopolymers); Elasticity and plasticity in polymers (excluding biopolymers)
Prof. Dr. Markus Linder
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, FI-02150, Espoo, Finland
Interests: biomimetics; protein engineering; cellulose; self-assembly; biomaterials
Dr. Didier R. Long
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Laboratoire Polymères et Matériaux Avancés, CNRS/Solvay, UMR 5268, 87 avenue des Frères Perret, F-69192 Saint Fons, France
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Prof. Dr. Abderrahim Maazouz
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Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères, IMP UMR CNRS 5223, France
Interests: Polymers and composites, Polymer processing, reactive processing; multiphase polymeric systems; biopolymers, biocomposites; composites.
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Prof. Dr. Dario Pasini

Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Department of Chemistry and INSTM, Pavia, Italy
Interests: controlled free radical polymerization; cyclopolymerization; sequence controlled polymers; conjugated polymers; organic materials; chirality
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Prof. Dr. Hyeonseok Yoon
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(1) School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University(2) Department of Polymer Engineering, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61186, South KoreaTel. +82-62-530-1778; Fax: +82-62-530-1779
Interests: conducting polymers; nanoparticles; composites; sensors; electrochemistry
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Prof. Dr. Jose Garcia de la Torre
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Departamento de Química Física, Universidad de Murcia 30071, Murcia, Spain
Interests: biomacromolecules in solution; size, shape, conformation; hydrodynamics : diffusion, sedimentation, viscosity; small-angle and light scattering
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