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Plasma Sources Science and Technology: 2016 Reviewer Awards

Reviewer of the Year: Dr Andrey Starikovskiy, Princeton University, United States

Based at Princeton University’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Dr Andrey Starikovskiy is an applied physics specialist whose research spans a wide range of problems within plasma science, from nonequilibrium plasma aerodynamics to kinetics of low-temperature plasma. He has a longstanding interest in the subject, having received his Doctor of Science degree from the Institute for High-Temperature Studies at the Russian Academy of Science in 2000 and his PhD from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) in 1991.

In Dr Starikovskiy’s opinion, the peer review process offers an excellent opportunity for the transfer of knowledge. He also sees it as a ‘good mechanism’ for maintaining high standards and improving the quality of papers overall. Not only does Plasma Sources Science and Technology sit well within his sphere of expertise, Dr Starikovskiy feels it his duty to uphold the quality of publications in his field and stop ‘garbage’ from being published.

Similar to the majority of reviewers, Dr Starikovskiy is looking for both novelty and excellence. The authors’ results must be clearly presented and offer something original to the research community. Certainly, for Dr Starikovskiy the most rewarding aspect of refereeing is having access to the latest, high-quality papers and new ideas.

Surprised to have been recognized for his efforts, Dr Starikovskiy feels it is a great honour to be named Reviewer of the Year. His short but straightforward advice to first-time reviewers is to avoid reading the authors’ names and to read the paper itself.

Outstanding Reviewers:

  • Professor Rod Boswell, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Professor Mike Charlton, Swansea University, UK
  • Dr Valeriy Chernyak, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr Ursel Fantz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Germany
  • Mr Torsten Gerling, Leibniz Institut fuer Plasmaforschung und Technologie, Germany
  • Professor Jon Gudmundsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Dr Alan Howling, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dr Yukikazu Itikawa, Private address, Japan
  • Dr Sergey Leonov, University of Notre Dame, United States
  • Professor George Naidis, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • Dr Valerian Nemchinsky, Keiser University, United States
  • Dr S Nijdam, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Dr Andrei Pipa, Leibniz Institut fuer Plasmaforschung und Technologie, Germany
  • Professor Vladimir Rybkin, Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia
  • Dr J Sheehan, University of Michigan, United States
  • Dr Olli Tarvainen, Jyvaskylan Yliopisto, Finland
  • Professor Milan Tichy, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Dr Olga Vaulina, Russian Academy of Sciences – Institute of High Temperatures, Russia
  • Dr Erik Wagenaars, University of York, UK
  • Professor You-Nian Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China