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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

Gary Brudvig, Yale University

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

Gary Brudvig is the Director of the Yale Energy Sciences Insitute and Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry. The Brudvig Group’s research is aimed at defining how nature has solved the difficult problem of efficient light-driven, four-electron oxidation of water to O2 and to use this understanding to develop new artificial processes for solar energy conversion.


Takhee Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST)

Takhee Lee, Seoul National Univeristy, South Korea
Molecular electronics, nanoelectronics, organic electronics, flexible electronics

Takhee Lee is currently a Professor in Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University (SNU), Korea. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in physics at SNU, Korea in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and he received his Ph.D. degree in physics at Purdue University, USA in 2000. He was a postdoctor at Yale University, USA until 2004. He was a faculty in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea until 2011. His current research interests at SNU are the characterization of the electrical properties of structures involving single molecules, self-assembled monolayers, polymers, semiconductor nanomaterials, and the assembly into electronic devices. He has edited 2 books, written 10 book chapters, 13 review articles, and more than 230 journal articles. He was awarded with Korean Physical Society Outstanding Research Award (2016), Outstanding Research Award in SNU (2014), Best Thesis Advisor Award in Physics (2012), Korean Scientist of the Month Award (2010), Prime Minister Award (2010), and Minister of Education, Science and Technology Award (2008, 2010).


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.


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

Supriyo Bandyophadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Nanostructure arrays, spintronics, quantum devices, carrier transport in nanostructures, nanoelectronics, quantum computing

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

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

Jamal Deen, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Sensing devices for medical and environmental applications, optical detector systems, semiconductor devices and circuits

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

Mario Lanza, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Nanoelectronics, resistive switching devices, 2D materials based electronic devices, reliability and variability

Yue Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Plasmonic coupling, optical sensors, catalytic activity, self-assembly, noble metal nanomaterials

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

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

Alexander Obraztsov, Moscow State University, Russia

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
Director of the Key lab for Micro-Nano physics and Technologies of Hunan Province

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

Samit Ray, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Semiconductor nanostructures, silicon photonics, photovoltaics and nano-scale devices.

Fengqi Song, Nanjing University, China
Atomic clusters, topological materials, low-temperature transport, electrical nanodevices, mesoscopic physics

Mahendra Sunkara, University of Louisville, KY, USA
Nanowires, energy conversion and storage, III-V materials, diamond, plasma catalysis, single atom catalysts, Nanowire production processes and scale up, distributed chemical production, photocatalysis

Bozhi Tian, The University of Chicago, IL, USA.
Nanowire materials synthesis, nanowire photovoltaics, nanowire devices in cells and tissue

John Vajo, HRL Laboratories LLC, CA, USA
Hydrogen storage, light metal hydride systems, alternative energy applications

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

Stanislaus Wong, State University of New York, NY, USA
Carbon nanotube functionalization, green nanostructure synthesis, fuel cells, solar cells

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 Hygrogen, Solar to carbon dioxide reduction

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