Editorial Board ::: Current Inorganic Chemistry

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Volume 7, 3 Issues, 2017

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Yann Garcia
Université Catholique de Louvain Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Molecules, Solids and Reactivity (IMCN/MOST)

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Yann Garcia (Biography
Yann Garcia

Yann Garcia is a professor of inorganic and analytical chemistry at the Université catholique de Louvain and leads a research laboratory at the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. He completed his doctorate with Prof. Olivier Kahn from the ICMCB-CNRS with distinction, he moved to Mainz for a postdoc with Prof. Philipp Gütlich in 1999, before being appointed in Louvain in 2001. He is a specialist in materials chemistry, Mössbauer spectroscopy and spin crossover. He has co-authored more than 200 papers with several cover pages of recognized chemistry journals, including 10 book chapters on Inorganic Chemistry, several guest editorials and two patent applications.


Université Catholique de Louvain Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Molecules, Solids and Reactivity (IMCN/MOST)

Associate Editors:

H. Kozlowski (Biography
H. Kozlowski

The founder of Polish bioinorganic chemistry, currently working at the interface between chemistry and biology. At the Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, he created one of the most dynamic research teams – the Bioinorganic and Biomedical Chemistry group. He is the Visiting Professor at the Universities of Strasbourg, Siena, Ferrara, Florence, Sassari, Cagliari, Lille, Dunkirk and Paris. He has supervised 35 PhDs. His scientific achievements include: Hirsch index of 42, 530 original papers, 17 book chapters, over 500 conference speeches and over 400 invited lectures given at international and national conferences and at various universities. His articles have been cited more than 10000 times.


University of Wroclaw

Shin-ichi Ohkoshi (Biography
Shin-ichi Ohkoshi

Shin-ichi Ohkoshi is a Full Professor of Chemistry at The University of Tokyo. He received his PhD from Tohoku University in 1995. He became a Research Associate at The University of Tokyo in 1997, Lecturer in 2000, Associate Professor in 2003, and since 2006, he has been a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Tokyo. He served as the Department Head in 2010, and Adviser to the President of The University of Tokyo in 2013, and he also serves as the Director of Research Center for Spectrochemistry, The University of Tokyo. He has authored more than 400 manuscripts, submitted 180 patents, and has delivered over 150 plenary, keynote, and invited lectures. He has received CSJ Award for Young Chemists in 2000, The Young Scientists’ Prize in 2005 by MEXT of Japan, JSPS Prize in 2008, Japan Academy Medal in 2008, IBM Japan Science Prize in 2009, Ichimura Academic Award in 2014, and Inoue Prize for Science 2015. He served as an invited Professor at the University of Bordeaux, France in 2007, the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France in 2008, and has been an Honorary Professor of Durham University, UK since 2009, and the Project Coordinator of CNRS International Associated Laboratory since 2016.


The University of Tokyo

Regional Editor:

N. Kojima (Biography
N. Kojima

Dr. Norimichi Kojima, a fellow of Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, obtained Dr. Sci. in 1978 from Kyoto University. In 1994, he became a full professor of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, and was appointed as the dean between 2007 and 2008. He was appointed as the vice-president of The University of Tokyo between 2009 and 2011, and became the emeritus professor in 2015. He has published 25 monographs and more than 200 original manuscripts related to the physics and chemistry of coordination compounds. He is the regional editor of Current Inorganic Chemistry, published by Bentham Science Publishers.


Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute

Editorial Board Members:

M. Andruh (Biography
M. Andruh

Marius Andruh (b. 1954) is Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at the University of Bucharest and Professor in Coordination Chemistry. His major research interests are focused on metallosupramolecular chemistry, molecular magnetism and crystal engineering. He is a member of the Romanian Academy (2001), of the Academia Europaea (2004), and of the European Academy of Sciences (2010). He was a visiting Professor at several Universities (Bordeaux, Göttingen, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Angers, Manchester, Brno, Jena, Paris, Valencia, Niteroi-Rio de Janeiro).


University of Bucharest

X.-H. Bu (Biography
X.-H. Bu

Xian-He Bu is a Cheung Kong Scholar Professor at the Nankai University (from 2004). He obtained his BS and PhD degrees from the Nankai University in 1986 and 1992 under the supervision of Prof. Rong-Ti Chen. Since 1995, he has been a full professor at Nankai University. He now serves as the Director of Tianjin Key Lab of Metal and Molecule-Based Material Chemistry. His current research focuses on the syntheses and applications of multifunctional MOFs, crystal engineering, and magnetic materials, and so on.


Nankai University

R. Clérac (Biography
R. Clérac

In 1997, Dr. Clérac received his PhD in Physical-Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux, France. After post-doctoral stays in the groups of Prof. Kahn (Pessac, France) and Prof. Dunbar (Michigan State University and Texas A&M, USA), he joined the University of Bordeaux in 2000, as associate professor, and was promoted CNRS Research Director in 2013. Since 2001, he is leading at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (Pessac, France) a research team on Molecular Materials & Magnetism interested in the synthesis and physical properties of molecule-based materials. In this field, Dr. Clérac published ca. 430 articles and 5 book chapters.


Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal

M.A. Esteruelas
Universidad of Zaragoza

T. Kiss (Biography
T. Kiss

Dr. Kiss obtained a D.Sc. degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1994. Now he is the Head of a Bioinorganic Research Group jointly linked to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Szeged. His main research field is the biospeciation of essential and toxic metal ions and biological active metal complexes and structural modelling of metalloenzymes. He has more than 250 publications. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian Chemical Journal, and was the member of the Editorial Board of several international Journals like the Polyhedron, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, and Journal of Bioinorganic Chemistry.


University of Szeged

E. Kroke
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

D. Meyerstein (Biography
D. Meyerstein

Dr. Dan Meyerstein received his education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published over 300 papers. He is Professor of Chemistry at Ariel University and Professor Emeritus at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has been President of Ariel University 1995-2012, President of the Israel Chemical Society 1988-1991. He received the following honors: Meitner-Humboldt Research Prize; Kolthoff prize; Member Academia Europaea.


Ariel University Center of Samaria

M. Peruzzini (Biography
M. Peruzzini

Dr. Maurizio Peruzzini, since Feb 2011, is the Director of the Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds at the National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR). Currently, Dr. Peruzzini is the Chairman of the "Sacconi Foundation". He received the prize "Raffaele Nasini" (1993), and won a gold medal by the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the SCI in recognition of his studies on molecular hydrogen complexes. He is an author of more than 350 scientific publications and 4 patents. He is the coordinator of several national, international and industrial research projects, and the recipient (Principal Investigator) of an ERC ADVANCED GRANT for the project "Phosphorene functionalization: a new platform for advanced multifunctional materials" (PHOSFUN) (2015 - 2019).


Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici ICCOM-CNR

C. Silvestru (Biography
C. Silvestru

Cristian Silvestru was born in Baia-Mare, Romania, in 1955. He obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. After a research stay (1993-1995) at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, he was appointed as Associate Professor and then as Full Professor (1995) at the Babes-Bolyai University. In 2009 he was elected as Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy. His research interest is focussed on topics as Main Group organometallic compounds, metal compounds with antitumor activity, chiral molecular organometallic species and supramolecular architectures, etc. He has published more than 200 original scientific articles and reviews.


Babeş-Bolyai University

W.T. Wong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong

W. Baratta (Biography
W. Baratta

Walter Baratta attended the SNS of Pisa and graduated in chemistry in 1989. Starting in 1994 he spent two years in the group of Prof. W. A. Herrmann at TU München. He became a Research Associate in 1996 at the University of Udine and in 2005 was appointed Associate Professor. His research interests are mainly focused on Ru and Os catalysts for metal-catalyzed hydrogenation reactions. He is author of 80 publications and 8 patents. In 2008 he was awarded the Solvias Prize “In recognition of the development of Os-Josiphos catalysts”.


University of Udine

J.-F. Carpentier (Biography
J.-F. Carpentier

J.-F. Carpentier is 49. He graduated from the Chemical Engineering School of Lille, France, in 1989 and received his Ph. D. in molecular catalysis from the University of Lille in 1992. In 1997, he spent one year as research associate with Pr. Richard F. Jordan at the University of Iowa. In 2001, he moved to the University of Rennes as a full Professor. His main current research interests lie in the organometallic chemistry of oxophilic elements (groups 2-4, 13, 14) and their use in catalysis for polymer materials engineering and fine chemicals synthesis. He is co-author of more than 270 publications (h = 50) and 50 patent families. He is/was a member of several editorial boards (Chem. Eur. J., Curr. Inorg. Chem., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., Organometallics, Polymers) and he is editor of Catalysis Communications since 2012. In 2005, he was elected member of the Institut Universitaire de France. In 2014, he was awarded the Silver CNRS medal and the prix Germaine & André Lequeux from the French Academy of Sciences.


University of Rennes 1
Rennes Cedex, NJ

L. De Gioia
Biosciences University of Milan

M.D. Hopkins
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

A. Klein (Biography
A. Klein

Axel Klein studied chemistry and obtained a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in Chemistry from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He is a Full Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany. He published more than 180 papers and book chapters in the field of coordination chemistry, organometallics and bioinorganic chemistry.


University of Cologne

A. Laguna (Biography
A. Laguna

Prof. Laguna is Emeritus Professor at the University of Zaragoza. He received the Ph.D. degree in 1973. He made a post-doctoral stay at the University of Bristol with Prof. F.G.A. Stone. Dr. Laguna is mainly interested in the study of the gold and silver chemistry: synthesis, structural and theoretical characterization of mono- and poly-nuclear compounds, and the study of their luminescent and biological properties. He has authored more than 440 research papers (including 27 full reviews and book chapters), 2 patents, and edited “Modern Supramolecular Gold Chemistry”. He has received the Gold Medal from the Organometallic Chemistry Group of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society.


University of Zaragoza

R. Niewa (Biography
R. Niewa

Dr. Niewa is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He holds a doctorate and a diploma degree in Chemistry from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He has published more than 200 scientific publications and book chapters in the field of inorganic solid state and materials chemistry and related topics.


Universität Stuttgart

C.P. Raptopoulou (Biography
C.P. Raptopoulou

Dr. Catherine Raptopoulou obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She worked as postodoctoral fellow and then as collaborating researcher at the Laboratory of Crystallography, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos", Athens, Greece. Since 2005, she is a research scientist, and since 2013, she is Director of Research at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Her research focuses on the synthesis, structural and physicochemical study of coordination compounds with relevance to various fields including bioinorganic and materials chemistry, molecular magnetism, structure-properties relationship, reactivity of chemical systems and crystal engineering. She has published more than 500 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and numerous presentations in conferences.


Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

E.I. Solomon (Biography
E.I. Solomon

Edward I. Solomon received his Ph.D. at Princeton, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ørsted Institute in Denmark and then at Caltech. He was a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology until 1982, when he joined the faculty at Stanford University, where he is now the Monroe E. Spaght Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Photon Science at SLAC. Professor Solomon’s research is in the fields of Physical–Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry with emphasis on the application of a wide range of spectroscopic methods combined with QM calculations to elucidate the electronic structure of transition metal sites and its contribution to physical properties and reactivity.


Stanford University
Stanford, CA

W. Bensch (Biography
W. Bensch

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bensch received his doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Currently Prof. Bensch holds the chair for Inorganic Solid State Chemistry at the Christian-Albrechts-University zu Kiel. He authored or co-authored more than 500 scientific publications. He is presently the chairman of the section Inorganic Solid State Chemistry and Material Science of the German Chemical Society (GDCh).


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

R. Chauvin
University Paul Sabatier

R. Dias (Biography
R. Dias

Dr. Dias is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Dias received his Ph.D. in chemistry from University of California, Davis. After working as a Visiting Research Scientist at the DuPont Central Research & Development, Delaware, he joined faculty of the University of Texas in 1992. His current research has been focused on the development of highly fluorinated ligands and the study of structures, catalytic and luminescent properties of the transition metal complexes. He has published more than 200 scientific publications and received the Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Award.


The University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, TX

Kareiva (Biography

Dr. Kareiva obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from Vilnius University, Lithuania. Dr. Kareiva also holds Doctor Habilitatus Degree in Physical Sciences. Currently Dr. Kareiva is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry in Vilnius University. He has published more than 200 scientific publications. Dr. Kareiva is a Member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. He was the Honorary International Chair Professor at National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan.


Vilnius University

S. Kolotilov (Biography
S. Kolotilov

Dr. Kolotilov obtained Ph.D. degree in 2002 and defended Habilitation theses (Doctor of Sciences) in 2012 in L.V.Pisarzhevskii Institute of physical chemistry of the National Academy of sciences of Ukraine. Since 2015 he is a Head of Department of porous compounds and materials in this Institute. His main fields of interests are properties of porous coordination polymers (MOFs) and nanocomposites.

He is also Associate Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev.

Dr. Kolotilov is an author or co-author of more than 80 scientific papers, one monograph chapter, he holds 12 patents of Ukraine.


National Academy of Sciences

J.-P. Lang (Biography
J.-P. Lang

He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Nanjing University. He was a postdoctor fellow at the Nagoya University and Harvard University. In 2001, he was promoted to a full Professor of Soochow University. Currently, he is working as a Chung Kong Scholar professor of Ministry of Education of China and dean of the Graduate School of Soochow University. His research interests cover metal sulfide cluster chemistry and coordination complex-based catalysts. He has authored more than 340 papers and applied 18 patents. He is a member of International Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions, Scientific Reports and Current Inorganic Chemistry.


Soochow University

S.P. Perlepes (Biography
S.P. Perlepes

Professor Spyros P. Perlepes (born in Athens in 1953) teaches Inorganic Chemistry at the Chemistry Department of the University of Patras, Patras, Greece. His research interests are focused on a) the chemistry and properties of 3d-, 4f- and 3d/4f- metal coordination clusters, b) reactivity studies of coordinated ligands, and c) aspects of uranyl, cadmium and mercury chemistry related to environmental problems. He is co-author in ~350 papers in peer-review journals (including 8 reviews/perspectives) and serves as a member of the Editorial Board in “Current Inorganic Chemistry”, “Polyhedron”, “Inorganica Chimica Acta”, “Magnetochemistry” and “Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications”.


University of Patras

J.A. Real (Biography
J.A. Real

Dr. Real obtained a doctorate (PhD) degree in Chemistry from the University of Valencia (Spain). After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Paris Sud (France), he was appointed successively as Associate Professor and Full Professor in the University of Valencia Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry. Dr. Real is also a member of the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) in the same university. His research interest is focused on molecular magnetism, spin crossover phenomena, coordination polymers, metallo-supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, and nanochemistry. He has published more than 200 scientific publications.


Universitat de of Valencia

E. Suresh
CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute
Bhavnagar, Gujarat


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