Editorial Board ::: Current Physical Chemistry

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Volume 7, 4 Issues, 2017

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Karl J. Jalkanen
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
San Dimas, CA

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Karl J. Jalkanen
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
San Dimas, CA

Associate Editor:

R.G. Rubio (Biography
R.G. Rubio

Dr. Rubio is Professor of Physical Chemistry and member of the Pluridisciplinary Research Institute at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He has served as manager of the Spanish Chemistry Research Program, Vicesecretary General of the National Research Plan, and Head of the Physical Chemistry Department of Complutense University. He has authored more than 180 papers and one patent, and has been advisor of over 25 Ph.D. students. He has managed more than 30 research projects funded by national and European agencies, as well as by private companies. Dr. Rubio’s research is focussed in Colloidal and Interfacial Science.


Facultad de Química University

Regional Editor:

M.R. Caira (Biography
M.R. Caira

Mino R Caira retired as Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cape Town in 2014 and is currently Emeritus Professor and Senior Scholar in the same Department. He is also Director of the Science Faculty’s Centre for Supramolecular Chemistry Research. His primary research activities focus on crystal polymorphism, solvatomorphism, co-crystallization and cyclodextrin inclusion technology, which are directed towards the isolation and physicochemical characterization of new multicomponent forms of bioactive compounds (candidate drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, bioactive natural products, agrochemicals). He has published over 300 research papers and is the author of several reviews on topics in supramolecular chemistry.


University of Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa

Editorial Board Members:

Y. K. Agrawal
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

M. Ali
Jadavpur University

V. Benderskii (Biography
V. Benderskii

Victor A. Benderskii is Senior Researcher of the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics (IPCP) in Chernogolovka and Professor of Moscow State University. The areas of his scientific activity up to 1995 were organic photovoltaic devices, radiospectroscopy of double electron-electron resonance, laser electrochemistry and low-temperature chemistry. During last two decades his interests are concentrated on quantum dynamics of large molecules and nanoparticles. He has the State Prize of the former USSR (1988) and Prize of the Government of the USSR (1990). Benderskii was the Professor of J. Fourier University (Grenoble) during 1996-2002 and Visiting Professor of University of California (Berkeley) in 2007. Benderskii is the author of five monographs, about 300 papers and 6 patents.


Russian Academy of Sciences

P. Boulet
Aix-Marseille University

S. Canuto
University of São Paulo
São Paulo

H.I. Dierking
The University of Manchester Oxford Road

J.R.B. Gomes (Biography
J.R.B. Gomes

José R. B. Gomes is a Principal Researcher (Investigador FCT) at the Aveiro Institute of Materials (CICECO), University of Aveiro, Portugal. His interests include computational studies of interactions and reactions of molecules at interfaces, and of structural and spectroscopic properties of molecular systems. Particularly, Dr. Gomes was the recipient of the Vicente de Seabra medal (2010) from the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) for the high-quality, originality and autonomy of his scientific research. He has co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals, six book chapters, and delivered many talks at conferences. Dr. Gomes is also the coordinator of the Computing and Modelling research line at CICECO.


Universidade de Aveiro

G. Jiang (Biography
G. Jiang

Dr. Guohua Jiang was born in Zhejiang, China, in 1975. He received his M.S. degree in 2003 at Hangzhou Normal University, China and Ph.D degree in 2006 at the Zhejiang University, China. In the year 2006 to 2008, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and University of Michigan, USA. Currently, Dr. Jiang is a full professor in Department of Materials Engineering at Zhejiang Sci Tech University, China. His research focuses on environmental-responsive polymer materials for drug delivery and carbon nanofiber-based composites for catalytic and fuel applications.


Zhejiang Sci-Tech University
P. R. China

C. Lee
Inha University
South Korea

P. Liu (Biography
P. Liu

LIU is currently a professor at Lanzhou University (China). He received his B.Engr. degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University (China) in 1996 and PhD degree from Lanzhou University in 2001. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS from 2001 to 2003. His research interests mainly focus on the design of micro-/nano-structured functional polymeric materials and composites and their applications in biomedical, energy and environmental fields. He has authored over 200 original research papers and reviews in SCI-indexed journals and 6 invited book chapters for international publishers such as Wiley and American Scientific Publishers.


Lanzhou University

S. Rakitianski (Biography
S. Rakitianski

Sergei A. Rakitianski Prof. Rakitianski odtained a doctorate (Ph. D) in Physics from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) in 1985. Since 1997, he lives and works in South Africa. He taught physics at the University of South Africa (UNISA, Pretoria) and then since 2009 works at the Department of Physics of the University of Pretoria. Prof. Rakitianski is an author of about 100 papers in various physics journals. He specializes in the theory of quantum resonances.


University of Pretoria
South Africa

K. Sefiane
University of Edinburgh

C.A. Taft
Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF)
Rio de Janeiro

W.-Y. Wong
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

J.R. Ahn (Biography
J.R. Ahn

Prof. Joung Real Ahn obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physics from POSTECH, Pohang, Republic of Korea. Prof. Joung Real Ahn is a professor in Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea. He has extensive experience in the growth of quantum materials such quantum wires (1D) and layers (2D) and 3D quantum surface architecture and photoemission experiments including angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and x-ray photoemission spectroscopy, and in diffraction experiments including x-ray diffraction and low energy electron diffraction.


Sungkyunkwan University Suwon
South Korea

M. Anni (Biography
M. Anni

Dr. Anni is permanent researcher in the University of Salento, in Lecce (Italy). He has about 20 years of experience in optical spectroscopy of condensed matter, with particular interest for organic semiconductor and inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles. Dr Anni holds a PhD in Physics. In 2000 he has been visiting scientist in Politecnico di Milano in the group of Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani to perform experiments of ultrafast spectroscopy on molecular films. In 2002 he has been guest scientist of the Ludwig Maximillian Universität of Munich (Germany) in the group of Prof. Jochen Feldmann to study the emission properties of single polymeric molecules. In 2006 he created the Photonic Laboratory of the Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica "Ennio De Giorgi". The research activity of the laboratory is focused on the investigation of the optical properties of innovative materials for applications to laser, sensors and solar cells. He is author of more than 100 publications on international journals and co-author of three patents.


University Del Salento

V. Bermudez

M.G. Buonomenna (Biography
M.G. Buonomenna

M. G. Buonomenna, born in 1975, obtained her degree in Chemistry from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 1998. She holds a Master in Membrane Materials and Operations from Institute on Membrane and Technology (ITM) (former IRMERC)-National Research Council (CNR) and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering and Materials from the University of Calabria. In 2014 she obtained the qualification of Associate Professor in Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies from the Italian Ministry for Instruction, University and Research (MIUR). She has been an invited speaker in numerous international conferences and referee for international Research Agencies as well as journals including Energy & Environmental Science, Chemical Communications, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. M. G. Buonomenna is author of more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 100 publications in congress proceedings, 9 chapters of scientific books and editor of 1 book on advanced membrane materials.


National Chemists Council of Italy

D. Chu
University of New South Wales

D. Exerowa (Biography
D. Exerowa

Prof. Dr. Dotchi Exerowa obtained her Ph.D in 1969, and in 1987 – her doctor’s degree in Physical Chemistry. Since 1988 she is Professor in Physical Chemistry. In 1989 she becomes Head of Department of Interfaces and Colloids in the Institute of Physical Chemistry. In 2004 she was elected for a Full Member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Professor Exerowa is working in the area of Physical Chemistry of surfaces and disperse systems: foams and emulsions. She is one of the well-known scientists in the field of investigations of thin liquid films: foam and emulsion films. The new hypothesis for the stability of lung alveolus has been created on the basis of the accepted in vitro model. She has written two Monographs on foams and foam films, published by Elsevier.


Institute of Physical Chemistry

K.I. Hadjiivanov (Biography
K.I. Hadjiivanov

Prof. Hadjiivanov obtained his Ph. D. and D. Sci. degrees from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where he currently works. He is doctor honoris causa of the University of Caen, France. Prof. Hadjiivanov has published more than 200 research articles and contributions to books, his current H-index is 45.


Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry

T. Körtvélyesi
University of Szeged

C.M. Lieber
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

G. Loglio (Biography
G. Loglio

Prof. Giuseppe Loglio graduated in 1969 from the University of Florence (Italy) as chemist. Since 1969, he is active in several lines of research related to static and dynamic properties of liquid/fluid interfacial layers. He is co-author of about 170 publications. Essentially, the main scientific interest and expertise consists in the fields of surface thermodynamics and of interfacial rheology (with applications to foams and emulsions in industrial products, natural waters and oceanography). Particular investigations involve transport phenomena at liquid/fluid interfaces, protein-surfactant interactions, nanoparticlesurfactant interactions. He is principal investigator in microgravity missions.


University of Florence

B.M. Reddy (Biography
B.M. Reddy

Dr Benjaram Mahipal Reddy did his Ph D (1986) at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, where he holds a Chief Scientist and Head of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division position. He has been a visiting scientist or an award fellow at various institutes and universities in USA, Russia, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland. So far he has guided 35 Ph D and 50 M Sc/M Tech/B Tech students for their degrees. He has more than 280 research publications (h-index 48) in high impact journals and holds 8 patents to his credit. He has been serving as editorial board member for Journal of CO2 Utilization (Elsevier), Applied Petrochemical Research (Springer) and Current Physical Chemistry (Bentham Science), regional editor for Current Catalysis (Bentham Science), and guest editor for Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS) and Catalysis Today (Elsevier).


Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

L. Spiccia
Monash University

R. Tucceri (Biography
R. Tucceri

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Tucceri graduated in 1978 from the National University of La Plata (Argentina) as Doctor in Chemistry and obtained his Ph.D in 1981. Since 1981, he is active in lines of research related to Electrochemistry (Electrochemical interfaces and electrochemical techniques applied to study different electrode processes). Research efforts go from studies of electrode processes employing fundamental electrochemical techniques such as Cyclic Voltammetry and Impedance Spectroscopy to specific ones, such as, Surface Resistance. Some of these techniques have been successfully employed for the first time to study the conducting properties of electroactive polymers. More than 70 peer reviewed papers and 130 meeting presentations have been published by Dr. R. Tucceri and his group. Actually Dr. Tucceri is principal researcher of the Faculty of Exact Sciences of the National University of la Plata (Argentina) and he is director of the project: Synthesis, Conducting properties and Applications of Macromolecular Substances with biological interest.


Institute for Theoretical and Applied Research on Physical Chemistry
La Plata

Z. Xie (Biography
Z. Xie

Dr. Xie is a professor in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the research on organic/polymeric optoelectronic materials and devices. Dr. Xie has authored more than 150 scientific papers and 18 patents in the field of organic optoelectronic materials and devices.


Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry

G. Ajithkumar (Biography
G. Ajithkumar

Dr.G. Ajithkumar is currently a faculty at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Texas at San Antonio,Texas,USA. He has over 20 years of experience in the area of optical materials research and development. Previously he worked with many leading academic institutions including: Rutgers University of New Jersey, Institute for Laser Science at the University of Electro-Communications in Japan; the Center for Investigations in Optics in Mexico; International School of Photonics at CUSAT, India. He has authored six patents and over 120 research publications, and is on the editorial advisory board two international journals. Dr. Kumar holds B.Sc, MSc and Ph.D. in Physics. He was also the recipient of the SPIE green photonics award in 2012.


University of Texas
San Antonio, TX

R. Banerjee
Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

S. Bohle (Biography
S. Bohle

Scott Bohle is an inorganic chemist who has travelled widely before assuming his current position as a CRC Chair of Chemical Biology at McGill University in Montreal Canada. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree at Reed College, Portland Oregon, he spent a term years teaching in the Peace Corp in the South Pacific Island State of Western Samoa. He resumed his studies in chemistry at the University of Auckland where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1988 for research related to the chemistry of low valent phosphorus. This training was followed by postdoctoral fellowships in Freiburg Germany, with Professor Heinrich Vahrenkamp doing cluster chemistry, and at Stanford University doing biomimetic metalloporphyrin chemistry with Professor Jim Collman. In 1991 he started his independent career at the University of Wyoming and rose rapidly to the Rank of Full Professor. In August 2002 he moved to McGill University in Montreal. Current research interests include the biochemistry of reactive cytotoxins, the bioinorganic chemistry of malaria, and the synthesis of nitrogen compounds. He has hiked, sailed, and climbed extensively in North America and counts birdwatching and orienteering as pastimes.


McGill University
Montreal, QC

U. Burghaus
North Dakota State University
Fargo, N D

G. Contini
Istituto di Struttura della Materia (ISM)

X. Fang (Biography
X. Fang

Xiaosheng Fang is currently professor at Fudan University, China. After completing his Ph.D. degree at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006, he worked at the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow, and then as an International Center for Young Scientists researcher. His research focuses on inorganic semiconductor nanostructure-based photodetectors. He has published more than 135 papers in international journals. The journal publications have already generated over 10000 citations, and h-index is 58.


Institute of Solid State Physics

F. Illas (Biography
F. Illas

Francesc Illas (1954) carried out his chemistry degree studies and Ph. D Thesis at the Universitat de Barcelona where he became Full Professor of Physical Chemistry in 1992. He spent several periods at different research centres (IBM Almaden Research Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory) and has been invited professor at Universita’ della Calabria (Italy) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie ( France). He received the Distinguished Professor Mention for the Research Promotion awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya in 2001, the Bruker Physical Chemistry Research Award of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in 2004 and the ICREA Academia Award in 2009 and again in 2015. In 2009 was elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he joined the Editorial Board of Surface Science and of Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. He published over 530 papers which received over 14000 citations (h-index = 57). At present he serves as the Director of IQTCUB and of XRQTC.


Universitat de Barcelona

C. Lamberti (Biography
C. Lamberti

Carlo Lamberti Master thesis Physics in 1988, PhD in solid state physics in 1993. He is associate prof. in physical chemistry at the Torino University (Italy) since 2006 and scientific director of the “Smart Materials” center at the Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, (Russia) since 2014. He is the Italian coordinator of the European Master in Materials Science MaMASELF since 2007. He is expert in synchrotron radiation experiments. He has published more than 300 scientific paper, letters and reviews that have obtained more than 15000 (18000) citations, resulting in an h-index of 68 (76) according to ISI WoS (Google Scholar).


University of Turin

Y. Lin (Biography
Y. Lin

Dr. Yuehe Lin is a professor in School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University (WSU). He also holds a joint appointment at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), conducts research in nanotechnology, particularly development of small-scale devices, materials and analytical systems for biomedical diagnosis, drug delivery and energy and environmental applications. He has ~400 publications with a total citation about 33,000 and h-index 95. He was listed in Thomson Reuters’s highly-cited researchers in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Dr. Lin has over 10 patents. Half of the patents have been licensed to industrial partners for commercialization. He is a fellow of AAAS, Royal Society of Chemistry, and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA

S. Pal (Biography
S. Pal

Sourav Pal is presently Senior Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay from June 2015, after serving in CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. He was the Director, NCL, Pune before moving to IIT Bombay. He obtained his doctorate from Calcutta University and carried out post-doctoral studies in University of Florida, USA and Heidelberg University, Germany in 1986-88. He is one of the leading theoretical researchers in coupled-cluster based response properties as well as in general electronic structure theory. He is a recipient of the highest national award in research in India. He is an author of more than 250 research publications.


National Chemical Laboratory

F. Rosei (Biography
F. Rosei

Federico Rosei has held the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials between 2003 and 2013. He is Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Varennes (QC) Canada. Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage and since May 2016 he also holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Nanostructured Materials. He received MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996 and 2001, respectively. His H index is 46.


Université du Québec
Énergie, QC

V.M. Starov (Biography
V.M. Starov

Professor Victor Starov, PhD, DSc, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Victor Starov is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. For more than 30 years Victor is involved in research related to kinetics of wetting and spreading. Published more than 250 scientific papers. Member of Editorial Board on 10 Journals


Loughborough University

M. Venturi (Biography
M. Venturi

Margherita Venturi is full professor in Chemistry at the University of Bologna. From 1972 to 1991 she worked at the National Research Council of Bologna in the field of Radiation Chemistry In 1992 she moved to the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician” of the University of Bologna, where she is still now. Her present research interests are mainly focused on the development of molecular-level devices and machines. She is co-author of more than 240 scientific papers, including several reviews, published in the most relevant international journals. In 2014 she received the Gold Medal Gabriello Illuminati from the Italian Chemical Society.


Università di Bologna

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