Section Editors

Section Board for 'Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology' (65)

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Dr. Andrei V. Petukhov
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. van ’t Hoff laboratory for physical & colloid chemistry, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2. Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: colloids and nanoparticles; self-organisation; colloidal crystals; colloidal liquid crystals; chiral colloids; active matter and dissipative assembly; advanced synchrotron scattering techniques; microscopy at the nanoscale
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Polimeni
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Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Interests: nanostructured materials (quantum dots, nanowires, 2D crystals); optical properties; hydrogen in semiconductors; optoelectronic devices
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Dr. Thomas Willum Hansen
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Center for Electron Nanoscopy, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoparticles; catalysis; dynamics of nanoparticles; electron microscopy; 2D materials; image analysis
Prof. Dr. Franz Faupel
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Chair for Multicomponent Materials, Kiel University, Kaiserstr. 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
Interests: functional nanocomposites; magnetoelectric sensors; plasmonics; vapor phase deposition; plasma nanoscience
Prof. Dr. Ho Seok Park
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School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), 2066 Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 440-746, Republic of Korea
Interests: energy storage materials and devices; carbon and 2D nanomaterials; flexible devices; CO2 capture and conversion
Prof. Dr. Oleg Igorevich Lebedev
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Laboratory CRISMAT, UMR 6508, CNRS-ENSICAEN, Université de Caen, 6Bd Marechal Juin 14050 Caen, France
Interests: mesoporous materials; nanoparticles; nanostructures; thin films; novel materials; CMR and multiferoic materials and thin films based on it; In-situ investigation of phase transition in the materials; heteroepitaxial multilayer systems; Electron Microscopy investigation of inorganic materials; atomic structure of interfaces and grain boundaries and correlation with the physical properties
Prof. Dr. Nikolai V. Tkachenko
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Laboratory of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 8, Fi-33720 Tampere, Finland
Interests: photoactive compounds; molecular films; self-assembled monolayers; organic-semiconductor hybrid nanostructures; quantum dots; photopysics and photochemistry; photoinduced electron transfer; organic and hybrid solar cells; ultrafast spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Fabien Delpech
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Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, 135 Avenue de Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse cedex 4, France
Interests: metallic nanoparticles; silica nanoparticles and silicates; semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots); new materials for cancer treatment (hyperthermia, biodetection); astrophysics; new materials for energy (photovoltaics) or the display (TV screen, etc.)
Dr. Ana Isabel Borrás
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CSIC- Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS), Sevilla, Spain
Interests: nanowires; functional thin films; oxides; plasma technology; vacuum deposition; photonics; energy harvesting; nanosensors; self-assembly; nanoporosity; wetting properties
Prof. Dr. Enrico Gnecco
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Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research, Jena, Germany
Interests: nanotribology; scanning probe microscopy; 2D materials; contact mechanics; nanomechanics
Prof. Dr. Shou-Hu Xuan
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CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, Department of Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, Anhui Province, P.R.China
Interests: intelligent nanocomposites; sensor; multifunctional fabrics; anti-impact body armor; magnetic nanocomposites for catalysis and separation
Prof. Dr. Werner Blau
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School of Physics and CRANN / AMBER, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: nanocarbon, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and fullerenes; 2D nanosheets, including TMDC, phosphorene, antimonene; nanophotonics, including visible and infrared spectroscopy, ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, optical limiting, and saturable absorption; nanomaterials applications in photonics, renewable energy and biomedical devices
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Prof. Dr. Paolo Postorino
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Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; surface enhanced spectroscopy; low dimensional systems; high pressure optical spectroscopy; strongly correlated electron systems; photovoltaic hybrid perovskites
Prof. Dr. Piercarlo Mustarelli
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Department of Materials Science and INSTM, University of Milano – Bicocca, Via Cozzi 55, 20125, Milano, Italy
Interests: materials science; batteries; fuel cells; NMR; thin films, nanostructured materials
Dr. Loic Hilliou
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Department of Polymer Engineering, Institute for Polymers and Composites, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Azurém 4800 - 058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: soft matter; rheology; extrusion; hydrogels; biodegradable polymer films; polymer nanocomposites; polysaccharides; food packaging
Prof. Dr. Peter Baláž
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Institute of Geotechnics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia
Interests: energy materials; solid state chemistry; materials synthesis; mechanochemistry; thermoelectrics; sulfides
Prof. Dr. Christian Müller
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Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Kornmarkt 1, 08056 Zwickau, Germany
Interests: electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); magnetism; magnetic films and nanostructures; material characterization; nanomaterial fabrication; nanomaterial characterization; sensors; spintronics; surface analysis (AFM, STM, UPS, XPS); X-ray diffraction methods
Prof. Dr. Valery N. Khabashesku
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Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: carbon nanomaterials; nanotubes; nanodiamonds; carbon nitrides; fullerenes; polyfullerenes; nanocomposites; biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Simone Pisana
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
Interests: nanostructured materials & devices; nanoscale carbons; magnetism and magnetic materials; magnetic recording; heat transport; pump-probe techniques
Prof. Dr. Alexander V. Baranov
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Center of Information Optical Technologies, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: optics; photonics; nanostructures; nanotechnology
Prof. Dr. Rogério Colaco
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Department of Mechanical Engineering and IDMEC - Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: nanotribology; biomaterials; cementitious materials
Dr. Thomas Strunskus
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Chair for Multicomponent Materials, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
Interests: nanoparticles; functional nanocomposites; vapor phase deposition; x-ray spectroscopy; functional adsorbates
Prof. Dr. M. Lucia Curri
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Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Interests: colloidal nanoparticles and nanocrystals; functional nanomaterials; photocatalysis; nanomedicine
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Prof. Dr. George Kioseoglou
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1. Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Greece
2. Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Interests: 2D materials: optical and electronic properties; valley polarization and scattering mechanisms in 2D materials; semiconductor spintronics and valleytronics; physics and applications of semiconductor nanostructures; spin-LEDs; spin injection and detection in Fe/GaAs and Fe/Si; magneto-optical studies on magnetic semiconductors and ferromagnet/semiconductor heterostructures for spintronic applications
Dr. Gueorgui Gueorguiev
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Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden
Interests: carbon-based materials; inherently nanostructured thin films; group-III nitrides; group-III bismides; graphene; ultrathin films; protective coatings; 2D materials; ab-initio calculations; synthetic growth of thin films molecular dynamics for nanostructured materials; magnetron sputtering; MOCVD; atomic layer deposition (ALD)
Dr. Paola Luches
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Istituto Nanoscienze Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Via G. Campi 213/a 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: model catalysts; reducible oxides; plasmonic nanoparticles; ultrathin oxide films and nanoparticles; MBE growth; x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; x-ray absorption spectroscopy; scanning tunnelling microscopy
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Mele
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Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Via Monteroni 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: functional green materials and processes; materials from renewables; nanomaterials; (photo)catalysis; organic/inorganic hybrids
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Dr. Mauricio Calvo Roggiani
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Multifunctional Optical Materials Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spanish National Research Council, c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla, Spain
Interests: porous thin films; UV protection; nanomaterials; photonic structures; perovskite ABX_3
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Prof. Dr. Arunas Ramanavicius
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Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Vilnius University, Naugarduko 24, 03225 Vilnius 6,Lithuania
Interests: biosensors; biofuel cells; nanobiotechnology
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Dr. Eun-Kyung Lim
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BioNano technology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 125 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34141, Korea
Interests: drug delivery; multifunctional nanocomposite; cancer imaging; nano-bio materials; nanomaterials; nano-bio probe; nano-bio sensor
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Prof. Dr. Paulo Nobre Balbis dos Reis
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Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: composites; polymer nanocomposites; graphene related composites; bonded repair; additive manufacturing; mechanical characterization
Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Sandri
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Department of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: nanoparticles; nanofibers; in situ gelling systems; scaffolds; tissue engineering
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Prof. Dr. Victor M. Prida
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Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oviedo, E-33007 Oviedo, Spain
Interests: Magnetic properties of amorphous, nano-crystalline and nanostructured materials; Heusler alloys; synthesis of nanoporous materials by electrochemical etching; magnetic nanowires and nanotubes; magneto-transport -and-electric effects; magnetocaloric and thermoelectric effects; magneto-optical sensing and biosensing; surface coatings for healthcare and nanobiomedical applications; microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems; photo-catalysis; energy recovery, conversion and storage; supercapacitors; energy harvesting and wastewater
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Prof. Dr. Mark H. Rümmeli
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IFW Dresden, D-01171 Dresden, Germany
Interests: transmission electron microscopy; CVD; 2D materials; synthesis; structure - property relationships
Dr. Ilia Valov
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1. Peter Grünberg Institute Electronic Materials (PGI-7) Forschungszentrum Jülich 52425 Jülich, Germany
2. IWE 2, RWTH-Aachen Univeristy, Sommerfeld Str. 24, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: nanoscale electrochemistry; physical chemistry; memrsitors; resistive switching memories; nanoscale processes and phenomena; electrode kinetics; physical chemistry of solids; water electrolysis; electrocatalysis; solid state ionics
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pistone
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Department of Engineering, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; drug delivery systems; tissue engineering; biomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Alfonso Maffezzoli
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Innovazione, Università del Salento, via per Monteroni, km 1, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: composite processing and properties; polymer processing and properties; nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo
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Department of Physics E. R. Caianiello, Università di Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Interests: photodetectors; radiation detectors; chemical sensors; van der Waals heterojunctions; Schottky junctions; field-effect transistors; field emission devices; optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D transition metal dichalcogenides
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Prof. Dr. Konstantin M. Neyman
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Department de Ciència dels Materials i Química Física and the Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: computer modelling; electronic structure; advanced materials; nanostructures; reactivity; catalysis; hydrogen technology; energy storage; surface phenomena; understanding at the atomic level
Dr. Lei Zhai
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1. NanoScience Technology Center, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32826, USA
2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32826, USA
3. Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32826, USA
Interests: polymer and ceramic composites of carbon nanotubes and graphene; polyelectrolytes; conjugated polymers; self-assembly; surface science and engineering
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Prof. Dr. Hans Fecht
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Institute of Micro- and Nanomaterials, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 47, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Interests: advanced nanomaterials; nanotechnology; interface engineering
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Prof. Dr. Pedro Barquinha
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Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal
Interests: oxide transistors; flexible electronics; nanogenerators; oxide nanostructures; oxide thin films; nanolithography
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Dr. Giorgio Biasiol
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Laboratorio Nazionale TASC, Trieste, Italy
Interests: compound semiconductor thin films and nanostructures; crystal growth and epitaxy; kinetics of epitaxial growth; photoemission spectroscopy and microscopy; coherent transport
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Dr. Ingo Dierking
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School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Interests: chirality effects; polymer modified liquid crystals; lyotropic graphene oxide liquid crystals; defect dynamics; nanoparticles in liquid crystals; electrophoresis in anisotropic fluids
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Prof. Dr. Walter Remo Caseri

Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, HCI F 515, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 5, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: inorganic polymers; organometallic polymers; nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Mady Elbahri
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1. School of Chemical Technology- Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Kemistintie 1, 00076 Aalto, Finland
2. Institute for Materials Science - Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, CAU-Kiel University, Kaiserstr. 2, D-24143 Kiel, Germany
3. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht- Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Interests: functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites; smart materials; green nanotechnology; bio-nanotechnology; environmental remediation; nanophotonics and plasmonic
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Prof. Dr. Lioz Etgar
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Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 91904 Israel
Interests: photovoltaic solar cells; physics of semiconductor materials; synthesis of nanomaterials; optical properties of nanomaterials; organic-inorganic perovskite; quantum dots; perovskite based solar cells; quantum solar cells; dye sensitized solar cells; photoactive materials
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Dr. Klára Hernádi
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Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalytic materials; carbon nanotubes; nanocomposite materials; immobilization of biologically active units
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Dr. Nadia Jessel
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Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Osteoarticular and Dental Regenerative Nanomedicine Laboratory, Faculté de Médecine, 11 rue Humann, Strasbourg, France
Interests: material science; nanomedicine; regenerative medicine; tissue engineering
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Prof. Dr. Der-Jang Liaw
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National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Interests: polymeric materials; recision polymerization
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Prof. Dr. Efrat Lifshitz
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Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Solid State Institute, Russell Burrie Nanotechnology Institute, Grand Technion Energy Program, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 32000, Israel
Interests: synthesis and magneto-optical characterization of colloidal semiconductor nanostructures (dots, rods, platelets); core/shell heterostructures; perovskites and layered semiconductors; Magneto-optical methodologies including magneto- photoluminescence; optically detected magnetic resonance; microwave modulated spectroscopy; confocal spectroscopy; Investigation of spin properties in nanostructures of various composition and morphology
Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic
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School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: nanotechnology; functional materials; surface engineering and modifications; nanoporous materials; graphene and 2d materials; drug delivery; sensors; environmental remediation; energy storage
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Prof. Dr. Sofoklis Makridis
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Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
Interests: STEM; hydrides; hydrogen storage and compression; nanocomposite intermetallics in polymer matrices; CFD modeling; permanent magnetic materials; carbon dioxide transport and capture; thermoelectrics; hydrogen&fuel cells; electrolyzers
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Prof. Dr. Evangelos Manias
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
Interests: polymer and organic materials; soft materials; nanostructures; nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Michael A Morris
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School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: advanced materials and bio-Engineering research; polymer self-assembly; surface engineering; nanoelectronics devices; membrane science and lanthanide oxide solid chemistry
Prof. Dr. Ravi Pandey
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Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Interests: materials theory; multiscale modeling; low dimensional materials; electronic structure theory
Prof. Dr. Greta Ricarda Patzke
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Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH‐8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: transition metal‐based water oxidation catalysts; photocatalytic properties of oxide‐based nanomaterials; synthesis of nanomaterials and functional hybrid composites; mechanistic studies on photocatalytic reactions; synthesis and biomedical applications of polyoxometalates
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Prof. Dr. Nicola Pugno
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Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano, 77, 38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: nanomechanics; nanomaterials; bioinspired materials
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Prof. Dr. Andrea P. Reverberi
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DCCI—Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova, Italy
Interests: nanotechnology and nanoparticles chemical synthesis (bottom-up processes, top-down processes); solids disaggregation and etching (chemical etching, templated etching, and mask etching); lithography (stencil lithography, nanolithography); nano-manufacturing (patterning, nanomachining); modelling of heat and mass transfer in condensed matter
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Prof. Dr. Marek Sierka
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Computational Materials Science, Otto-Schott-Institut für Materialforschung, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Löbdergraben 32, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Interests: computational materials science; density functional theory; electronic structure calculations; atomistic simulations; computational chemistry; computational physics; solid state physics; condensed matter; nanostructured materials; low-dimensional materials; polymers
Prof. Dr. Jordi Sort
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Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) and Departament de Física, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: metallic alloys; composite materials; nanomaterials; biomaterials; thin films; nanoporous materials; surface treatments; mechanical performance; magnetism
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Prof. Dr. Haolin Tang
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State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, 430070 Wuhan, China
Interests: fuel cells; Li-ion battery; electrochemical energy materials; nanostructured electrolyte; electrocatalyst; self-assembling hybrid materials
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Dr. Franklin (Feng) Tao
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Interests: catalysis; nano science; materials synthesis
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Dr. Nicole Zander
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Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, United States Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD, USA
Interests: material extrusion additive manufacturing; reactive extrusion; polymer processing; melt and electrospinning; biomaterials; surface modification
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