Young Investigator Award 2018
The evaluation committee, consisting of several members of the Editorial Board of the Nanomaterials, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Nanomaterials Young Investigator Awards. Since the nominees were very impressive, the journal has decided to give three awards: the first-place award of 2000 CHF as originally announced, a second-place award of 800 CHF, and a third-place award to publish an accepted article in Nanomaterials free of charge within the next year. The selection process involved consideration of all the submitted materials, with special emphasis on the number and quality of the publications, their citations, and the significance and innovation of the research. We are therefore pleased to announce that the first-place winner is Dr. Deep M. Jariwala, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The second-place winner is Dr. Jiajia Zhou of the Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices (IBMD), Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. The third-place winner is Dr. Edoardo Albisetti of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA and the Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.
Dr. Jariwala’s impressive work combines novel nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes and 2D transition metal dichalcogenides, into heterostructures and electronic and optoelectronic devices. His work encompasses synthesis of nanomaterials, characterization of their electronic and optical properties, and then fabrication of them into devices, such as diodes, FETs, and photodetectors.
Dr. Zhou discovered that certain heat-favorable phonons, which exist at the surface of nanoparticles, can combat thermal quenching. Her patented Thermal DotTM technology can intelligently harvest heat to obtain emitted visible light from the nanoparticles, with enhanced intensity by as much as a factor of 2000. This technology has numerous applications, from photovoltaic solar cells to nanoscale temperature sensors.
Dr. Albisetti conceived and demonstrated thermally assisted magnetic scanning probe lithography (tam-SPL) for nanopatterning reconfigurable magnetic nanostructures in ferromagnetic thin films. This patented technique has applications in the design of novel nanomaterials and devices for nanomagnetism, spintronics, and magnonics. The related technique of thermochemical scanning probe lithography (tc-SPL) even allows the definition of nanoscale patterns with precisely controlled protein concentration.
Congratulations to all three of these extraordinary 2018 Nanomaterials Young Investigators!
--- Prof. Dr. Shirley Chiang, Editor-in-Chief, Nanomaterials, and the Evaluation Committee: Prof. Dr. Yuan Chen, Dr. habil. Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Prof. Dr. Jordi Sort, and Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur.
The Nanomaterials Editorial Office would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to the journal. It is thanks to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick submission-to-publication process are maintained.
The following referees have been selected by the Editor-in-Chief of Nanomaterials, Prof. Dr. Shirley Chiang, to receive “Nanomaterials 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of their reviews in 2017. For their outstanding review work, each will receive 500 CHF, a certificate and a 10% discount for one paper published in Nanomaterials:
Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
EPF-Ecole d’Ingénieurs, France
Travel Awards 2016
As Editor-in-Chief of Nanomaterials, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Nanomaterials Travel Awards for 2016:
Travel Awards were granted to Steven Swasey, a PhD candidate in Dr. Beth Gwinn’s lab at The University of California Santa Barbara, USA, and to Dr. Albert Serrà i Ramos, a post-doctoral researcher in Dr. Elisa Vallés’s group at Barcelona University, Spain.
Steven Swasey studies DNA nanotechnology. His research is focuses on understanding the structural impact and rules of Ag+-mediated base pairing in mixed and homobase DNA and the formation and structure of DNA-stabilized silver clusters (AgN-DNA), with particular focus on involvement of Ag+. He will give an oral presentation on “Clusters with a Twist: DNA-Stabilized Fluorescent Silver Clusters” at the upcoming Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Albert Serrà i Ramos has been working in the areas of nanomaterials and electrochemistry. His research focuses mainly on the generalization of novel electrochemical shape-controlled approaches for the development or improvement of electrochemical micro- and nano-fabrication strategies. He will present his work in a communication on the electrochemical synthesis of mesoporous nanorods for electrocatalytic applications at the 67th Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry.
It is my great pleasure to congratulate both winners to the very well deserved Nanomaterials Travel Awards.