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Editors (20)

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker *
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Editor-in-Chief
Lehrstuhl für Polymermaterialien und Polymertechnologien Universität Potsdam, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 331/ 568 1112; Fax: +49 (0) 331/ 568 3000
Interests: self-assembly of block copolymers and nanoparticles; multi-functional patchy particles; Pickering-Emulsions; protein-polymer conjugates; integration of biological functions into polymeric materials
* Founding Editor-in-Chief of Polymers
Prof. Dr. Hyeonseok Yoon
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Associate Editor
(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 Korea
Tel. +82-62-530-1778; Fax: +82-62-530-1779
Interests: conducting polymers, nanoparticles, composites, sensors, electrochemistry
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Prof. Miguel Ángel López Manchado
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Associate Editor
Departamento de Nanomateriales Poliméricos y Biomateriales, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, ICTP-CSIC, Juan de la Cierva, 3, 28006-Madrid, Spain
Interests: Processing and characterization of composite materials and nanocomposites; Evaluation of structure-properties relationships in composite materials; Study of elastomer compounds
Prof. Dr. Francesco Paolo La Mantia
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Associate Editor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Palermo INSTM, Firenze, Italy
Interests: polymer processing, mechanical behaviour of polymer-based systems, rheological behaviour of polymer-based systems, green composites, biocomposites, nanocomposites, biodegradable polymers, polymer blends, degradation and recycling of polymer-based systems
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Prof. Dimitrios Bikiaris
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Associate Editor
Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
Interests: synthesis and characterization of polyesters; development of biobased polymers; biodegradable polymers; polymer composites and nanocomposites; synthesis and characterization of copolymers; polymer blends; recycling of polymers with various techniques; modification of natural polymers; polymer for wastewater treatment pollutant removal; polymers for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications; drug–polymer solid dispersions; drug targeting; drug nanoencapsulation and microencapsulation
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Prof. Dr. Martin Kröger
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Associate Editor
Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: computational polymer physics; complex liquids; anisotropic liquids; coarse-graining issues; new simulation methods; nonequilibrium phenomena; polymer brushes, melts, solutions, gels, and networks; dendritic structures; scaling concepts; topology; pattern recognition; molecular dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi
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Associate Editor
LERMAB, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriau Bois, Université de Lorraine, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, CS60036, 88021 Epinal, France
Interests: polycondensation; resins; adhesives; thermosetting polymers for adhesives; natural polymers for industrial use; fibrous and wood composites; polymeric wood constituents (cellulose, lignin, tannins)
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Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock
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Associate Editor
PCCL - Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria
Tel. +43 3842 42962 42; Fax: +43 3842 42962 6
Interests: functional polymers; ring-opening polymerizations; crosslinked polymers; biopolyesters; polymeranalogous modifications
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Prof. Shin-ichi Yusa
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Associate Editor
Department of Materials Science and Chemistry, University of Hyogo, 2167 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
Tel. +81-79-267-4954; Fax: +81 79 266 8868
Interests: controlled/living radical polymerization; RAFT; TERP; water-soluble polymer; self-organization; polymer micelle; bioconjugate polymer
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Dr. Weimin Huang
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Topic Editor
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore City, Singapore
Interests: shape memory materials and technologies; actuator design, MEMS and thin films; self-healing, degradable materials and applications; assembly, disassembly and packaging; laser microfabrication and local annealing
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Dr. Ying Li
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, USA
Tel. +1-860-486-7110
Interests: multiscale modeling; computational materials design; mechanics and physics of soft matter; materials by design
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Dr. Patrick Van Rijn
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Department of BioMedical Engineering FB-40, University of Groningen/University Medical Center Groningen, A. Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands. Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: biohybrid systems; polymeric microgels; surface chemistry; biomaterials; biointerfaces; cell biology; biomedical applications
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Prof. Giulio Malucelli
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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, I-10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: Flame retardance; Surface Engineering methods for textiles; UV and UV-LED curable coatings; Structure-property relationships in polymer and polymeric composite systems
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Dr. Andrea Sorrentino
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Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Via Previati 1/C, 23900 Lecco, Italy
Interests: process–properties relashionships; morphology and properties of polymeric materials; polymer processing; injection and compression moulding; nanofunctionalized polymer materials for barrier and electrical applications; polymer (bio/photo)-degradation; bionanocomposites materials; thermomechanical properties; biodegradable materials; high performances composite materials; materials for sensing; materials for drug delivery; self-healing materials
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Prof. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy
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Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 224, Reading RG6 6AD, UK
Interests: Polymers for pharmaceutical applications; Mucoadhesive drug delivery systems; Transmucosal drug delivery; Water-soluble and amphiphilic polymers; Hydrogels, biomaterials; Functionalised nanoparticles and Stimuli-responsive polymersn technologies
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Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana
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Makromolekulare Chemie, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Tammannstraße 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Tel. +49-551-39-12753; Fax: +49 551 391 2709
Interests: controlled radical RAFT polymerization; synthesis of complex macromolecular architectures and functional polymers; biomimetic polymer design; polymerizations from surfaces; organic–inorganic hybrid materials; kinetics and mechanism of radical polymerizations; mechanical properties of polymers; modeling and simulation of polymerization processes; electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry; ion-mobility mass spectrometry
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Prof. Dr. Rafael Antonio Balart Gimeno
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Technological Institute of Materials (ITM), Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
Interests: aliphatic polyesters; blends; compatibilization; advanced characterization; functional additives
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Dr. Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt
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1. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
2. University of Glasgow, School of Chemistry, G128QQ Glasgow, UK
Interests: double-hydrophilic block copolymer self-assembly; polymerizations in confined spaces; polymers from renewable lignin feedstocks; Carbon Nitride-based soft polymer materials
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Prof. Dr. Naozumi Teramoto
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Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
Interests: biomaterial; bio-based polymer; bioplastics; biodegradable polymer; biopolymer; composite material comprising a polymer matrix
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Prof. Ilker Bayer
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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Interests: bioinspired surfaces; wetting; biopolymers; polymer nanocomposites
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Advisory Board (23)

Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik
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Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie, Lehrstuhl für Präparative Makromolekulare Chemie, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Engesser Str. 18 , Geb. 11.23, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: precision macromolecular design; novel conjugation chemistries; novel controlling protocols; kinetics and mechanism of polymerizations; high resolution mass spectrometry
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Carpentier
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Institute of Chemistry, Organometallics: Materials and Catalysis Group, UMR 6226, University of Rennes, 1 – 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
Fax: +33 223 236 939
Interests: metal-based polymerization catalysis; coordination-insertion polymerization; metallocenes; post metallocene catalysts; stereoselective polymerization; polyolefins; ring-opening polymerization; chemical modification of polymers
Dr. Seth B. Darling
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Argonne National Laboratory, Institute for Molecular Engineering, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439, USA
Fax: +1 630 252 4646
Interests: block copolymers; self-assembly; membranes; sequential infiltration synthesis; sorbents
Prof. Dr. Kurt E. Geckeler
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Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics (DNE), World-Class University Program (WCU), and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu Gwangju 500-712, Korea
Fax: +82-62-970-2338
Interests: bionanomaterials; inorganic nanotubes and nanoparticles; nanomedicine; nanostructured polymers; nanosized molecular architectures; supramolecular polymers; biomedical and biocompatible polymers; drug delivery systems; functional polymers; polymer-metal complexes; conducting polymers; stimuli-sensitive materials; chemosensors; polymers for environmental remediation
Prof. Dr. Tanja Junkers
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School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: controlled radical polymerization; polymerization kinetics; polymer conjugation; radical spin traps; novel polymerization protocols; mass spectrometry of polymers; microreactor applications
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Prof. Dr. Sebastien Lecommandoux
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Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO), Bordeaux-INP, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS, 16 avenue Pey Berland, 33607 Pessac cedex, France
Fax: +33 5 4000 8486
Interests: block copolymer self-assembly; stimuli-responsive nanostructures; polymersomes; hybrid polymer/nanoparticles structures; therapeutic applications; drug delivery systems; theranostics
Prof. Dr. Ian Manners
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School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BS8 1TS, UK
Interests: catalysis; self-assembly; nanoscience; inorganic chemistry
Prof. Dr. David Mecerreyes
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POLYMAT, Joxe Mari Korta Center, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Avda. Tolosa 72, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Interests: Innovative polymer chemistry; polymeric ionic liquids; redox polymers; polymers for energy (batteries)
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Meier
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Universität Basel, Departement Chemie, BPR 1096, Postfach 3350, Mattenstrasse 24a, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
Fax: +41 (0)61 267 38 55
Interests: interactions between synthetic polymers and model colloids; polymerization of hydrophobic monomers in lipid bilayers; hollow polymer particles with dimensions in the submicrometer range; polymerizable amphiphilic block copolymers; reconstitution of membrane proteins in superstructures formed by amphiphilic block copolymers
Prof. Dr. Goerg H. Michler
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Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Physics, 06099 Halle/S., Germany
Fax: +49 345 5527149
Interests: electron microscopy (including SEM, TEM); atomic force microscopy (AFM); morphology of polymers; micromechanical poperties; nanostructured polymers; toughness enhancement; nanocomposites; biomedical polymers

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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1. University of Hamburg; Institute of Physical Chemistry; Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
2. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH; Institute of Polymer Research; Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Tel. +49 40 42838 3460; Fax: +49 40 42838 9542
Interests: self-assembly, block copolymers, polymer blends, nanocomposites, supramolecular polymers, membranes, controlled polymerizations
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Prof. Grażyna Adamus
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Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 34, 41-819 Zabrze, Poland
Interests: polymers from renewable resources; synthesis of functional polymers; structure–property relationships; novel polymeric materials of controlled biodegradability; application of mass spectrometry techniques to the structural study of synthetic polymers at the molecular level
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Prof. Dr. Paschalis Alexandridis
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 14260-4200, USA
Interests: self-assembly; directed assembly; surfactants; block copolymers; polysaccharides; nanoparticles; water; ionic liquids; dissolution; formulations
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Dr. Jenny Alongi
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Università degli Studi Di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica, Via C. Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: polymers with high thermal stability; flame retarded polymers; biocompatible and biometic polymers; multifunctional resins for the adsorption of heavy metals from wastewaters; multifunctional coatings; layer by Layer assembly
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Prof. Dr. Volker Altstädt
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Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
Fax: +49 921 557473
Interests: Environmentally friendly polymers; Lightweight materials; Functional polymers; Advanced processing & Testing
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Prof. Brian Amsden
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Queen's University, Kingston, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kingston, Canada
Interests: mechanically resilient hydrogels; self-immolative polymers; biofabrication; polymeric biohybrid materials; cell-biomaterial interactions; controlled release systems
Dr. Seongpil An
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1200 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Interests: artificial/natural polymers, electrospinning; solution blowing; polymer/carbon/metal/ceramic fibers; transparent conducting film; vascular self-healing system; soft actuator; triboelectric/piezoelectric nanogenerator; cooling film; water/air purification membranes
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Dr. Waldo M. Argüelles-Monal
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Biopolymers Group, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, Hermosillo, Sonora 83304, Mexico
Interests: Isolation and properties of ionic polysaccharides: rheology, gelation, cryogels, polyelectrolyte and polyelectrolyte/surfactant complexes, encapsulation and release of bioactive substances. Smart polymeric materials: synthesis of thermosensitive polymers, phase transition, and conformational changes. Controlled chemical modification of polysaccharides, including the use of "click" chemistry reactions. Functional polymeric materials and nanomaterials for biomedical and biotechnological applications
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Topical Collection in Polymers: Polysaccharides
Prof. Rafael Auras
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School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Interests: mass transfer in polymers; biodegradable and compostable polymers; life cycle assessment; packaging waste; sustainable packaging systems
Prof. Dr. Luc Avérous
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Bioteam/ICPEES-ECPM, UMR CNRS 7515, Université de Strasbourg, 25 rue Becquerel, 67087 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
Interests: biobased polymers; biodegradable polymers; biomaterials; biopolymers; green chemistry
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