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Section Board for 'Polymer Physics' (54)

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Prof. Dr. Vlasis Mavrantzas
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras & FORTH-ICE/HT, GR 26504, Patras, Greece
2. Particle Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH-Z, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: polymer physics; polymer rheology, molecular simulations; statistical mechanics; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; constitutive modelling; dissipative quantum field theory
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Prof. Dr. Peter Griffiths
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK
Interests: formulation, polymer–surfactant mixtures, polymer–particle interactions, polymer complexation, self-assembly, pulsed-gradient spin-echo NMR, neutron scattering
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Prof. Dr. Dario Cavallo
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Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
Interests: structuring processes of semicrystalline polymers
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Prof. Dr. Maria Vamvakaki
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Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, 70013 Heraklion, Greece, and Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), 70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: synthesis and characterization of novel functional polymers of various architectures; synthesis of polymer microgels and characterization of their swelling behavior; polyelectrolytes; polyampholytes; ‘smart’, multiresponsive polymers; self-assembly and structure formation of polymeric materials in solution and at a surface; biomimetic polymers for antiadherent/antimicrobial applications; biologically active polymers for biomedical application
Prof. Dr. Francesco Mollica
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Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: natural fiber filled polymers; non-newtonian fluid mechanics; composites; viscoelasticity
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martino Colonna
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Material Engineering, University of Bologna, Via U. Terracini 28, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: polymeric materials from renewable resources, polymer based nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Xia Dong
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Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: polymer physics; polyamides; polymer rheology; polymer characterization and processing; copolymers; polymer blends; polymer nanocomposites; self-healing elastomer; polyamide thermoplastic elastomers
Prof. Dr. Everson Kandare
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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: fire retardancy; fire structural resistance; nanomaterials synthesis; polymer nanocomposites; multifunctional composites; interlaminar fracture toughness; adhesive bonded joints; vibration damping; ac
Prof. Dr. Mario Beiner
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Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, D-06120 Halle, Germany; Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II, D-06120 Halle, Germany
Interests: polymer dynamics; glass transition; polymer crystallization; micro- and nanophase separation in polymers; rubber composites
Prof. Dr. Stefano Vecchio Ciprioti
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Department of Basic and Applied Science for Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: thermodynamics of vaporization; thermodynamics of phase transitions; thermal stability; decomposition kinetics; ionic liquids
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Prof. emer. Antxon Santamaria
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Polymer Science and Technology and Polymat Institute University of the Basque Country Joxe Mari Korta Zentroa Avenida Tolosa, 72 20018 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Interests: rheological properties; linear and non-linear dynamic viscoelasticity; elongational flow; PVT measurements; polymer characterization and processing; copolymers; polymer blends; polymer nanocomposites; adhesives; coatings and gels
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Special Issue in Polymers: Rheology of 3D Printing
Topical Collection in Fluids: Complex Fluids
Dr. Wen-Ya Lee
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National Taipei University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Interests: field-effect transistors; nonvolatile memory; wearable electronics to solution printing techniques
Prof. Dr. Valery Kulichikhin
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Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Interests: polymer physical chemistry; colloid chemistry; rheology; polymer processing; fiber spinning; additive technologies
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Prof. Dr. Soo-Young Park
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Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: Liquid crystal photonic sensor, Polymer nanocomposite, structural analysis using SAXS/SANS/WAXS
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Prof. Dr. Florian J. Stadler
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College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
Interests: functional polymers; polyolefins; supramolecular bonding; rheology and advanced mechanics; electrospinning; ion- and thermoresponsive polymers; gas sensing; photocatalysis
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Prof. Dr. Richard J. Spontak
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North Carolina State University
Interests: block copolymers; network-forming polymers; polymer blends; stimuli-responsive polymers; polymer morphology
Prof. Dr. Rufina. G. Alamo
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Department of Chemical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Interests: polymer crystallization; polymorphism; crystallization and melting of polyethylenes and polypropylenes; morphological and structural studies in polyolefins; blends of polyolefins
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Dr. Eduardo Guzmán
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Department of Physical Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
Interests: Polyelectrolyte; surfactants; interfaces; polymer; layer by layer; colloids; emulsions; interfacial rheology; biophysics
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Prof. Dr. Luca Valentini
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile ed Ambientale, Università di Perugia, UdR INSTM, Strada di Pentima 4, 05100 Terni, Italy
Interests: graphene; carbon nanotube; polymer physics; functional nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Russell E. Gorga
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Textile Engineering, Fiber and Polymer Science, NC State University, Campus Box 8301 Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: composite nanofibers; structure property relationships of fibrous materials; mechanical and electrical properties of polymeric materials; tissue engineering scaffolds; antimicrobial scaffolds
Prof. Dr. Aniket Bhattacharya
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Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816-2385, USA
Interests: Theoretical and Computational Soft Matter and Biological Physics; Dynamics of DNA transport through multi nanopores – applications to sequencing and barcoding
Dr. Alessio Fuoco
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Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Via P. Bucci, Cubo 17/C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: membrane science and technology; polymeric and mixed matrix membranes; Gas separation membranes; computational methods for membrane science; transport phenomena; structural, mechanical and thermal properties of polymers
Prof. Dr. Matthias Ballauff

Institut für Chemie und Biochemie, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Takustrasse 3, 14195 Berlin,Germany
Interests: • Physics of colloids and macromolecules, Chemistry and physics of colloidal systems, scattering methods • Structural research on battery systems was done mainly by using small-angle x-ray and neutro
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schick
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Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Wismarsche Str. 43-45, 18051 Rostock, Germany
Interests: Glass Transition, Polymer Crystallization and Melting, Polymer Nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Valentina Domenici
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Soft Matter Spectroscopy Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 13 - 56124, Pisa, Italy
Interests: liquid crystals; liquid crystal elastomers; 2H NMR; orientational order; supramolecular organization; self assembling; conformational properties; dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Sergey Vyazovkin
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Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 901 S. 14th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Interests: kinetics of thermally stimulated chemical reactions and phase transitions in the condensed phase; thermal analysis methods
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Dr. Tibor Toth-Katona
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Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, H-1525 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: soft matter; self-assembly; liquid crystals; liquid crystal colloids; liquid crystal—polymer interface; liquid crystal polymers and elastomers
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Prof. Dr. Matteo Minelli
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Via Terracini, 28, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: glassy polymers; diffusion; membranes for gas separation; transport properties; thermodynamic modelling
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Dr. Jacques Leng
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Laboratoire du Futur–UMR 5258 CNRS/SOLVAY/University BORDEAUX 178, avenue Schweitzer 33600 Pessac,France
Interests: Soft Matter; Chemical Engineering; Metamaterials; Microfluidics; Coating Processes; thin films; Optics; Acoustics
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; formulations; polymer dissolution
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Dr. Amir Ameli
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University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, United States
Interests: multifunctional polymer nanocomposites; additive manufacturing; bioproducts; smart materials and structures; advanced polymer-based foams; mechanics of materials
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Prof. Dr. Spiros H. Anastasiadis
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Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas and University of Crete, Heraklion Crete, Greece
Interests: polymer surfaces and interfaces and thin films; polymer blends and homopolymer / copolymer blends; dynamics and diffusion in multiconstituent systems; organic/inorganic nanohybrid materials; responsive polymer systems
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Dr. Mohammad Arjmand
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The University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Kelowna, Canada
Interests: nanomaterials synthesis; carbon nanotube; graphene; metal-organic framework; MXene; polymer processing; multifunctional polymer nanocomposites; gas sensors; additive manufacturing/3D printing; wastewater treatment; electromagnetic interference shielding
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Prof. Dr. Ignazio Blanco
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and UdR-Catania Consorzio INSTM, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: green technologies; waste reduction; sustainable manufacturing; energy consumption; alternative sustainable materials; synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles, POSS synthesis and characterization; material characterization for rapid prototyping
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Dr. Alexey Bubnov
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Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences Na Slovance 1999/2, 18221 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: low molar mass liquid crystals; macromolecular liquid crystals; reactive mesogens; self-organization; soft nano-composite systems; ferroelectric liquid crystals; mesomorphic behaviour; soft matter
Dr. Rafael Delgado Buscalioni
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Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Interests: polymer dynamics in solution or melt. Coarse grained models
Prof. Dr. Cesare Cametti
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Department of Physics, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Interests: electrical properties of bio-inspired materials, especially topics including structure and dynamics of complex fluids, colloidal systems in and out of equilibrium, mixed surfactant systems, polymers and biopolymers, self-organizing aggregates
Prof. Dr. Hsin-Lung Chen
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Polymer Physics Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Interests: polymer crystallization; self-assemblies of block copolymers, biomacromolecules, nanocomposites, and conjugated polymers, small angle X-ray and neutron scattering
Prof. Dr. Claudio De Rosa
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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: crystal structure of polymers and the interplay between physical properties, crystalline structure and molecular structure of polymers and the study of nanostructures produced by semicrystalline block copolymers
Prof. Dr. George Floudas
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Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Interests: predicting structure-property relationships in "soft" materials in the bulk and under confinement; polymer physics - biophysics; dielectric spectroscopy, scattering techniques
Dr. Mari Cruz García-Gutiérrez
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Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC. Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: polymer physics; structure-property relationships; polymer crystallization; nanotechnology: thin films and nanostructures; organic electronics; X-ray scattering techniques; synchrotron radiation
Prof. Dr. Thomas F. George
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University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Interests: materials/laser/nanophysics; polymers; nanomedicine
Prof. Dr. Xiong Gong
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Department of Polymer Engineering, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, United States
Interests: organic/polymer electronic and optoelectronic devices; organic thermoelectric devices; organic supercapacitors/battery; chemistry and physics of semiconducting organic/polymer materials and inorganic quantum dots and nanoparticles; inorganic nanostructured materials and coordination compounds: synthesis, characterization and applications, CW and ultra-fast lasers, spectroscopy
Dr. Johannes Carolus (John) Jansen
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Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Via P. Bucci, Cubo 17/C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: polymeric and hybrid membranes for gas and vapour separation; principles of gas and vapour transport in membranes by sorption and permeation experiments; structural, mechanical and thermal properties of polymers, polymer blends and hybrid materials; membrane preparation by phase inversion techniques; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; perfluoropolymers; ionic liquids; carbon dioxide capture
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Prof. Dr. Yong L. Joo
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Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Interests: polymer rheology; materials processing; nanomaterials; energy storage; graphene
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Prof. Dr. Felix Plamper
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Institute of Physical Chemistry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger Str. 29, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Interests: non-equilibrium polymers; self-assembly; soft matter electrochemistry; polymer complexation; polymers at interfaces; scattering methods; microgels
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Dr. Giuseppe Portale
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Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL-9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: polymer physics; self-assembly; polymer crystallization; thin polymer films; hybrid polymer/nanoparticles systems; X-ray based structural characterization techniques; small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS); GISAXS/GIWAXS
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Rangelov

Institute of Polymers, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: polymer synthesis and characterization, ring-opening anionic polymerization, amphiphilic polymers, self-assembly, solution properties, polymer and polymer-hybrid nanoparticles, drug/nucleic acid delivery systems, light scattering
Prof. Dr. Günter Reiter
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University of Freiburg, Germany
Interests: behavior and properties of polymers at interfaces and surfaces; growth processes (crystallization) of complex systems; molecular self-assembly and formation of functional structures on surfaces
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Dr. Maria Cristina Righetti
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CNR-IPCF, National Research Council—Institute for Chemical and Physical Processes, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: polymeric materials; phase transitions; crystallization and melting; relaxations; physical ageing; thermal properties; mechanical and viscoelastic properties; interphases; morphology; composites; nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Paola Rizzo
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Department of Chemistry and Biology and INSTM Research Unit, Università di Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II, 84084 Fisciano -Salerno, Italy
Interests: structural characterization of polymeric materials; polymer films; oriented polymeric materials, and chiral optical materials
Prof. Dr. Daisuke Suzuki
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Graduate School of Textile Science & Technology, Shinshu University, Japan
Interests: polymer colloid; microgels/nanogels; interfaces; autonomous materials
Prof. Dr. John Sweeney
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IRC in Polymer Science and Technology, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
Interests: polymers; mechanical properties; constitutive model; finite element modelling; shape memory polymer
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