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Editorial board

The Editor-in-Chief of Nano Futures provides leadership and management of the Editorial Boards and influences the strategy of the Journal, in co-operation with the Publisher.

The Editorial Boards consist of an Executive Editorial Board, focusing on advocacy and commissioning, and a non-executive Editorial Board, focusing on advocacy and peer review, with membership of both Editorial Boards comprising groups of prominent scientists in the Journal’s field. The role of the Editorial Boards is to act as ambassadors for the Journal and IOPP; to foster strong and loyal relationships between the Journal and the scientific community and to channel community feedback to IOPP.


Amanda Barnard Australian National University, Australia

Dr Amanda Barnard is Senior Professor of Computational Science and the Deputy Director of the School of Computing at the Australian National University (ANU). She received her B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. (Physics) from RMIT in 2001 and 2003, followed by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellow at the University of Oxford, with an Extraordinary Research Fellowship at The Queen’s College. She joined The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) as an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 2009, became an Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader in 2013, and Chief Research Scientist in 2018. In 2020 she joined ANU as the leader of the computational science capability cluster and is directly involved in research developing structure/property relationships using computational physics and chemistry, machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI). For her work she has won the 2009 Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the 2009 Malcolm McIntosh Award from the Prime Minister of Australia for the Physical Scientist of the Year, the 2014 ACS Nano Lectureship (Asia/Pacific) from the American Chemical Society, and the 2014 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Theory) from the Foresight Institute.

Executive Editorial Board

Laurie Calvet, CNRS-Université Paris-Saclay, France
Nanotechnology for biologically inspired computing hardware, semiconducting devices, low temperature electrical transport in nanodevices

Laurie Calvet is currently a research scientist in the French CNRS at the Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces (LPICM) at the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France. Her studies at Columbia university (B.S.) and Yale University (M.S., M. Phil, PhD) were in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering. In the past 10 years her group has worked on using ideas from biology to create novel devices and circuits that can be used for new computing paradigms.


Mario Lanza, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
2D materials-based devices, hybrid 2D/CMOS microchips, memristors, scanning probe microscopy

Mario Lanza got the PhD in Electronic Engineering in 2010 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he won the extraordinary PhD prize (one winner per year). In 2010-2011 he was NSFC postdoctoral fellow at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. In October 2013 he joined Soochow University as Associate Professor, and in March 2017 he was promoted to Full Professor. Since October 2020 he is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia, where he leads a group formed by 10 PhD students and postdocs. His research focuses on how to improve electronic devices and circuits using 2D materials, with special emphasis on resistive switching applications. Prof. Lanza has published over 185 research articles, including 1 Nature, 2 Science, 6 Nature Electronics, and multiple IEDM proceedings (among others), and has registered four patents – one of them granted with 1 million USD. Prof. Lanza has received multiple world-class distinctions, like the IEEE Fellow, the Young 1000 Talent, and the Marie Curie (among others), and he is a Distinguished Lecturer from the IEEE – Electron Devices Society. Prof. Lanza is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), and he serves in the executive board of many other journals and international conferences, including IEEE-IEDM and IEEE-IRPS.


Ni Qianqian, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nanomedicine Translational Program (TRP), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Nucleic acids delivery, RNA therapy, nanomedicine, cancer immunotherapy

Dr. Ni Qianqian received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Medical School of Nanjing University. After completing her PhD training at Nanjing University and National Institutes of Health (NIH) in nanomedicine, she continued her postdoctoral research in nucleic acids nanotechnologies and cancer immunology at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)/NIH. Dr. Ni joined National University of Singapore in 2021 as Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nanomedicine Translational Program, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Dr. Ni’s research over the past five years focused on applying nanotechnologies for nucleic acids modification and DNA/mRNA delivery: 1) nucleic acid nanomedicine for cancer theranostics and cancer immunomodulations, 2) novel lipid/polymer nanoparticle technologies for RNA vaccine delivery and gene editing.


Vincenzo Pecunia, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Printable optoelectronic materials and devices, sustainable optoelectronics, printable energy harvesters, printable sensors

Vincenzo Pecunia is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University (Canada). His research focuses on printable semiconductors (e.g., perovskite-inspired materials, organic semiconductors, and carbon nanotubes), their photoelectronic properties, and their applications in sustainable optoelectronics and photovoltaics. Among his research milestones, Prof. Pecunia pioneered ultra-low-power printed electronics based on carbon nanotubes and indoor light harvesting based on lead-free perovskite derivatives. Pecunia earned his PhD in physics and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge (UK). Before that, he earned his BSc and MSc in electronic engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Pecunia has published his research in top journals such as Nature, Nature Electronics, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and ACS Nano. He has also authored the books ‘Organic Narrowband Photodetectors’ (Institute of Physics Publishing) and ‘Organic and Amorphous-Metal-Oxide Flexible Analogue Electronics’ (Cambridge University Press). Pecunia is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM).


Muhammad Usman, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Computational Science, quantum computing, applied machine learning, materials science and engineering

Dr Muhammad Usman is a Senior Lecturer and IBM Q Academic at the University of Melbourne Australia, where he is affiliated with the School of Computing and Information Systems and School of Physics. He is an expert in quantum technologies with more than a decade long research experience in the areas of quantum hardware design, photonic devices and quantum device benchmarking. In 2014, Dr Usman joined ARC funded Center for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology where his work made several important contributions in advancing Australia’s national efforts to build a large-scale quantum computer. Since 2018, Dr Usman has been working as an IBM Q Academic at the University of Melbourne, where the focus of his research has been benchmarking quantum simulations and algorithms on near-term quantum devices. He has contributed to establishing quantum education programs at the University of Melbourne which aims to train future quantum experts in Australia. Dr Usman received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana USA in 2010. He is a recipient of several awards including 2020 Finalist of Rising Star in Computational Material Science from Elsevier and 2019 Best Researcher Award at the University of Melbourne. He has received prestigious research fellowships including USA Fulbright Fellowship in 2005 and German DAAD Fellowship in 2010.


Ranjani Viswanatha, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India
Nanomaterials, Optical spectroscopy, Magnetooptics, Electronic Structure, Perovskite materials

Ranjani Viswanatha is currently working as a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. She did her Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Science. Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Prof. Xiagong Peng’s laboratory at the University of Arkansas and at the Los Alamos National Lab in Prof. Victor Klimov’s group before joining JNCASR. She is currently a Professor at JNCASR and works in the area of quantum dots. Her research interests range from study of new quantum materials with emphasis on chemical means to attain quantum mechanical properties, electronic structure modulation, use of magneto-optics to study selection rules in perovskites, perovskite plasmonic halides and II-VI semiconductor quantum dots. For her work, she has been awarded several national awards like SERB POWER Fellowship, Karnataka State C V Raman award, MRSI medal, DST Young Nanoscientist award, Sheikh Saqr Fellowship, founding member of Indian National Young Academy of Science, the INSA young scientist medal and chosen as a young associate of Indian Academy of Science, founder member of Indian National Young Academy of Science among many others.


Stanislaus S. Wong, Stony Brook University, USA
Surface chemistry of carbon nanotubes, synthesis, characterization, and applications of metal-containing nanostructures

Stanislaus S. Wong is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, and over the course of his career, has investigated not only the covalent surface chemistry of carbon nanotubes but also the synthesis, characterization, and applications of metal-containing nanostructures. He and his group are interested in developing viable sustainable strategies for producing novel nanomaterials of relevance for various applications ranging from energy to theranostics. Elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the National Academy of Inventors, Dr. Wong has received the ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the ACS Buck-Whitney Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, in addition to the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Professor Wong has served as a Section Editor for Nanotechnology and is currently an Executive Editor for ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.


Yaroslava Yingling, North Carolina State University, USA
Molecular dynamics simulation, self-assembly of nanoparticles, polymer nanocomposites

Yaroslava G. Yingling is a Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA. She received a University Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering from St. Petersburg State Technical University of Russia in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and in High-Performance Computing from Pennsylvania State University in 2002. She carried out postdoctoral research at Penn State University Chemistry Department and at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute prior to joining North Carolina State University in 2007. Prof. Yingling leads an active interdisciplinary research program that focuses on the development of advanced multiscale molecular modeling methods and data-science approaches for the design and investigations of properties and processing of soft, colloidal, biomimetic, and biological materials. The Yingling Research Group made substantial contributions in exploring the assembly of biomolecules on surfaces and interfaces, ab-initio design of nanomaterials for industrial and pharmaceutical applications, de novo biomolecular structure prediction, development of multiscale methods for the prediction of properties and responsive behavior of functional hierarchical materials, and application of data-science techniques to heterogeneous and multi-technique characterization data. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, American Chemical Society Open Eye Young Investigator Award, NC State Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award, and was named an NCSU University Faculty Scholar and was inducted into the NC State Research Leadership Academy.

Editorial Board

Yoshio Bando, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Synthesis of novel nanotubes, micro-structural analysis using analytical electron microscope, inorganic nanostructures

Gary Brudvig, Yale University, USA
Artificial photosynthesis, solar fuels, water oxidation

Markus Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
Biomateriomics, nano synthesis, materials by design, hierchical nanostructues

Marta De Luca, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Semiconductor nanomaterials, magneto-optical spectroscopy, nanophotonics and nanophononics.

Antonio Di Bartolomeo, University of Salerno, Italy
Nanowires, graphene and 2D materials, field effect transistors, non-volatile memories, Schottky diodes and van der Waals heterojunctions, photodetection and field emission

Su-Ting Han, Shenzhen University, China
Flash memory, memristor, neuromorphic computing, in-memory computing systems

Dae Joon Kang, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Growth and device applications of inorganic nanostructured materials, development of novel flexible and wearable electronics

Magalí Lingenfelder, EPFL, Switzerland
BioNanoarchitectonics, Operando surface science at solid/liquid and solid/gas interfaces, Self-assembly, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Chirality

Jia Liu, Harvard University, USA
Soft bioelectronics, cyborg engineering, genetic/genomic engineering, and computational tools

Mervyn Miles, University of Bristol, UK
AFM, SPM, optical trapping, high-speed AFM, SPM on single molecules

Teri W Odom, Northwestern University, USA
Designing structured nanoscale materials with exceptional properties. Applications include nanomedicine, nano-lasing, photovoltaics, wetting, and imaging.

Burcu Saner Okan, Sabanci University, Turkey
2D and 3D nanomaterials, nanocomposites, nanomaterial engineering, recycling and upcycling, sustainable manufacturing

Wee-Jun Ong, Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia
Photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, artificial photosynthesis, 2D nanomaterials, heterojunction interfaces

Anlian Pan, College of Physics and Microelectronics, Hunan University
Growth of low dimensional semiconductor structures, physical properties and device applications of optical and photonicnano structures.

Virginie Ponsinet, CRPP, CNRS and University of Bordeaux, France
Colloidal nanostructures, applications to metamaterials and metasurfaces / Self-assembled colloids and polymer systems / Light scattering by colloids / Functional nanocomposites based on organized block copolymers/ Structured complex fluids and surfactants self-assembly / Soft nanocomposites

Haibo Zeng, Nanjing University of Technology and Engineering Institute, China
Calculation and optoelectronics of 2D semiconductors, perovskite optoelectronics, luminescent materials, quantum dots, LEDs.

Xiaodan Zhang, Nankai University, China
Silicon solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, Perovskite/Silicon tandem solar cells, Solar to Hydrogen, Solar to carbon dioxide reduction

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