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Guangde Tu

New Content ItemGuangde has been the Editor of BMC Materials since 2019 and is based in the Shanghai office. Before joining BMC, Guangde received his BSc in theoretical physics from Nanjing University, China and his PhD in quantum chemistry from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. After graduation, he returned to China as an assistant researcher investigating the growth of composite membranes for water processing, before moving on to study the growth of solid tumors using computer simulation. His interest then turned to medical science and he worked as medical editor for a number of years before joining BMC as an editor of the BMC series.

Rodrigo Martins

New Content ItemRodrigo Martins is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of New University of Lisbon, Portugal; running President of the European Academy of Sciences; Head of the Materials Science Department of NOVA-STS; member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering and of the Portuguese Order of Engineers; Vice president of the International Union of Materials Research Societies, IUMRS; Co-chair of the European Energy Materials industry Research Initiative, EMIRI; founder and director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Processes of Uninova; and leader of the Materials, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies group of I3N/CENIMAT. He is an expert in the field of Functional Materials for Electronics and Energy applications, a pioneer in the work on transparent electronics and one of the inventors of paper electronics. He has given more than 250 plenary and key note talks related to advanced functional materials and their applications, as well as on Science and Technology Policy strategy for the future, highlighting the Mission concept as crosscutting different fields, like a metro station, with different lines and stations where we can change lines. Moreover, he has more 685 papers published in WoS and following Google Scholar, he has an impact factor of 72 and more than 35000 citations.  He is also a member of the following relevant committees: Steering Committee of European materials platform, Alliance for Materials; Joint Innovation Centre for Advanced Material Sino-Portuguese; Editorial Board of Advanced Electronics Materials; Journal Nanomaterials; Journal of Physics D; management board of the Nature journal: npj 2D Materials and Applications.

Pedro Barquinha

New Content ItemPedro Barquinha received his PhD in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT-NOVA, being responsible for courses on Nanofabrication and Nanostructures Characterization, Microelectronics and Flat Panel Displays. Since 2018 he is also coordinating the Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences PhD program at FCT-NOVA. He has been working in oxide electronics since 2004, participating in >30 national and international research projects in the area, with academia and industry. His work involves design, deposition and characterization of multicomponent thin films (metals, oxides, polymers), fabrication and characterization of transistors and their integration in circuits on flexible substrates. He is co-author of >130 peer-reviewed papers (h-index=37, as December 2018), 3 books and 3 book chapters in this area. His current research focus is to take transparent electronics to performance and integration levels suitable for future multifunctional concepts. This involves pursuing reproducible and low temperature synthesis routes of high quality oxide nanostructures and integrating them in nanodevices and circuits using direct growth and transfer routes, always complemented by device modelling/simulation. In 2016 he got an ERC Starting Grant (TREND) to advance this research topic.

Wenguo Cui

New Content ItemWenguo Cui is a full professor at Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He is currently the group leader of Regenerative Biomaterials. His scientific interests are focused on the development of novel biomaterials and nanomaterials for tissue regeneration, drug delivery and disease treatment. He has published more than 130 SCI papers (H=33, Citation>3,700, including an over 300 citation article), 13 granted patents, one chief editor of 1 book and 9 book chapters as first or corresponding author, and more than 30 patents, many of which licensed. He worked as PI for three projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China and more than ten other grants in Shanghai. He has won the prize of Fundamental Bone Research Scholar in Chinese Medical Association, first prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Shanghai, second prize of Outstanding Achievement Award in Science Research in the Ministry of Education twice and Chinse Medicine Award and Huaxia Medicie Award and so on. 

Drew Evans

New Content Item Dr Drew Evans is Associate Professor and Research Leader in the Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia (UniSA). He is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and Executive Member (2018 chair, 2019 deputy chair) of the Early- to Mid-Career Researcher Forum (Australian Academy of Science), and former member of the South Australian Science Council (2014-2018).  He was a finalist in the South Australian Science Excellence Early Career STEM Professional Award (2012), and recipient of the South Australian Tall Poppy Award (2013) and BioSA Young Achiever Award (2016).  With experience working in both academia and private industry, he has worked for over a decade at the interface of materials science and industrial application. His research at UniSA explores the enhancement and manufacturability novel polymer materials for use in applications ranging from AgTech to automotive to biomedical to wearable electronics.

Emmanuel Kymakis

New Content ItemEmmanuel Kymakis is a Full Professor of Advanced Electronic Materials & Devices and Director of the Centre of Materials Technology & Photonics at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) where he also head of the NanoLab (Nanomaterials & Advanced Electronics Laboratory). He currently serves as the Director of the interinstitutional Post-Graduate Program “Nanotechnology for Energy Applications”. He received the B.Eng. (First Class Honours) degree in Electrical Engineering & Electronics from Liverpool University in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University in 2003. He and Prof. Gehan Amaratunga are the inventors of the polymer-nanotube solar cell. Before joining HMU, he was a technical consultant offering engineering and consultancy services in the realization of photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants.   His research is focused on the realization of advanced materials and solution processable optoelectronic and energy devices for emerging technologies and applications. In recent years, his research focussed on graphene and related 2D materials (GRMs) interfacial engineering of perovskite and organic solar cells for improved performance and stability, and on performance evaluation of PV systems in outdoor conditions. He has >100 SCI publications and over 7.000 citations with an h-index of 41. He has been an honorary lecturer at UConn and a recipient of an Isaac Newton and an EPSRC studentship. He was named as a 2014 ChemComm Emerging Investigator and has received two National Excellence Awards. He has served as a member of the founding General Assembly of the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (HFRI). He is currently the leader of the Energy Generation WP of the FET-Flagship Initiative Graphene, a member of the Engineering sectoral scientific council of the National Council for Research & Innovation of Greece (NCRI) and member of the Engineering thematic advisory council of HFRI.

Haiyan Wang

New Content Item Prof Haiyan Wang is the Basil R. Turner Professor of Engineering in the School of Materials Engineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University from August 2016. She was on the faculty at Texas A&M Unversity from 2006 to 2016. From 2013-2015, she served as a program director at the U.S. National Science Foundation in charge of the Electronic and Photonic Materials Program in the Division of Materials Research. From December 2002 to January 2006, Wang was on the staff of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a director-funded post-doctoral fellow and then as a permanent technical staff member. She received her Ph.D. degree at North Carolina State University in Dec. 2002.

Prof. Wang specializes in functional nanocomposites for microelectronics, optoelectronics, high-temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, hybrid materials for plasmonics and photonics, ferroelectric and ferromagnetic applications, and radiation tolerance materials. She has published over 430 journal articles (citation 16000 times, H-index of 59) and presented over 250 invited and contributed talks at various international conferences. Wang holds nine patents in the areas of thin film processing and architectures. Her major awards include TAMEST O’Donnell Award 2015, Distinguished Research Achievement Award (2015), TEES Senior Fellow 2013, the ASM Silver Medal Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Materials Scientist in 2011, NSF Career Award in 2009, a Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) in 2008, an ONR-YIP in 2008 and an AFOSR-YIP in 2007. She is the fellow of American Physical Society (2017), American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016), American Ceramic Society (2015), and American Society of Metals International (2014).

Ehrenfried Zschech

New Content ItemProf. Dr Ehrenfried Zschech is Department Head for Microelectronic Materials and Nanoanalysis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems in Dresden, Germany, which he joined in 2009. His responsibilities include multi-scale materials characterization and reliability engineering. Ehrenfried Zschech received his Dr. rer. nat. degree from Technische Universität Dresden. After having spent four years as a project leader in the field of metal physics and reliability of microelectronic interconnects at Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals in Freiberg, he was appointed as a university teacher for ceramic materials at Freiberg University of Technology. In 1992, he joined the development department at Airbus in Bremen, where he managed the metal physics group and studied the laser-welding metallurgy of aluminium alloys. From 1997 to 2009, Ehrenfried Zschech managed the Materials Analysis Department and the Center for Complex Analysis at Advanced Micro Devices in Dresden. In this position, he was responsible for the analytical support for process control and technology development in leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing, as well as for physical failure analysis. He holds an adjunct professorship at Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University, Poland, as well as honorary professorships for Nanomaterials at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus and for Nanoanalysis at Technische Universität Dresden. He has published three books and he has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of materials science, solid-state physics and reliability engineering. Ehrenfried Zschech is Member of the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Member of the Senate of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) and Honorary Member of the Federation of the European Materials Societies (FEMS).