Editorial Board


1ebda1f9ff8c4717963b5e781b6388b4.jpgWeihua Wang Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, China

Amorphous materials, nanomaterials, materials formation and properties under extreme conditions

Weihua Wang is a professor of Materials Science in Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, People's Republic of China. He leads a group working on formation and properties of amorphous alloys, and other metallurgical materials under extreme conditions. He is currently the Director of Extreme Physical Conditions Laboratory of CAS, and Director of Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan, China. Prof. Wang had conducted research in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He has also visited various world-renowned universities and research institutes as visiting professor. He is the Academician of CAS, and The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Fellow, and American Physical Society (APS) fellow.


Jinkui Zhao Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, China

Neutron scattering and techniques, structure biology, computation

Jinkui Zhao is a distinguished professor of Physics in Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, People's Republic of China. His group applies neutron scattering as the main materials research tool in a wide area ranging from magnetic quantum materials to energy materials, to alloys and other structural materials, and to polymers and biomaterials. He obtained his PhD. (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Hamburg and has worked in various national laboratories in Europe and America before returning to IOP CAS. He is currently the Chief Scientist of the Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan, China.

International Editor-in-Chief

Torsten Brezesinski Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Materials design, mesoporous materials, nanotechnology, lithium batteries, solid-state batteries

Torsten Brezesinski obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, in 2005, from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces/University of Potsdam. After postdoctoral years spent at the University of California, Los Angeles, he joined the faculty of the Department of Biology and Chemistry at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen as an independent Group Leader in 2008. Since 2012, he is Laboratory Manager of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/BASF SE joint laboratory for batteries and electrochemistry (BELLA) and Group Leader at the Institute of Nanotechnology. His work encompasses the characterization of next-generation battery materials for energy storage and the preparation and study of structure-property relationships of mesoporous oxide thin films. He is the author of >150 peer-reviewed journal papers and co-inventor of >20 inventions with patents issued or filed.

Associate Editors

Wei Chen Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Perovskite solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, next-generation thin film solar cells, photoelectrochemical solar cells

Wei Chen obtained his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 2008 from Tsinghua University, China. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2008 to 2010, and a visiting  scholar in National Institute for Materials Science in Japan from 2014 to 2015. He joined the faculty of Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China in 2010. Since 2016, he is a full professor leading an independent group focusing on the fundamental study and industrial application of perovskite solar cells. He is the author of >110 peer-reviewed journal papers and co-inventor of >30 inventions with patents issued or filed.


Sheng Dai University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Nanomaterials, mesoporous materials, ionic liquids

Sheng Dai received B.S. (1984) and M.S. (1986) degrees from Zhejiang University and then obtained a Ph.D. degree (1990) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). He currently holds a Joint Faculty Appointment between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and UTK and serves as a Section Head overseeing four research groups in Chemical Sciences Division at ORNL. He is also a corporate fellow at ORNL. His research interests include porous materials, ionic liquids, catalysis, separation, energy storage, and radiation sensors.


Jason S. Gardner Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA

Magnetic materials, single crystal growth, neutron scattering, slow spin dynamics

Jason S. Gardner is a Distinguished R. & D. Staff Member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is currently a Section Head within the Materials Science and Technology Division, leading their efforts in correlated electron materials, quantum heterostructures, and scattering studies. Previously he worked at the NIST Center for Neutron Scattering for over 10 years and other leading laboratories, championing neutron scattering and quantum materials efforts. Jason is the author of more than 200 professional publications and 4 book chapters, has given over 80 invited talks. Jason was on the editorial board of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter for 13 years and served as its Editor-in-Chief for 7 years.

Xuejie Huang Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, China

Energy storage, Li-ion batteries

Xuejie Huang, a Chair Professor of Solid State Ionics at the Institute Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP/CAS), Deputy Director and Group Leader of Battery Materials of Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Storage Science and Technology, and Vice President of China Battery Industrial Association. Since 1996. He chairs the group of Solid State Ionics at IOP/CAS and works on secondary lithium batteries and related materials. He is the author of ~300 peer-reviewed journal papers, and has more than 50 patents granted. He has developed technologies for materials, batteries and machines for Li-ion battery industry in China.

fa8639d5009f4d6a97158261315e4f83.pngDavid J. Srolovitz The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2D materials, metals and alloys, microstructure, defects, film growth & aqueous electrolyte batteries, catalysts for oxygen and nitrogen reduction reaction

David J. Srolovitz is a Chair Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study. Previously, Srolovitz was a Chair of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, and both Dean and Professor of Physics at Yeshiva University. He also served as the Executive Director of the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR in Singapore and was on the staffs of Los Alamos National Laboratory (Theoretical Division) and Exxon Corporate Research (Metallurgy). He is the author of ~500 papers on topics in materials theory and simulation ranging from crystal defects, microstructure evolution, deformation, and growth processes. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the Materials Research Society, TMS, ASM International, and the Institute of Physics (UK). He is the winner of the 2013 Materials Research Society's Materials Theory Award. He is one of the world's most highly cited researchers in materials theory and simulation.


Leihan Tang Hong Kong Buptist University, Hong Kong, China

Statistical physics, biological physics, computational physics, systems biology, quantitative modeling

Dr. Lei-Han Tang completed his PhD in statistical physics at the Carnegie Mellon University in 1987. He did postdoctoral work on nonequilibrium and disordered systems at various US and German institutions including Texas A&M University, the IFF at KFA Jülich and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Cologne. He served as Lecturer at the Imperial College London from 1996-1997 before joining the Hong Kong Baptist University as an associate professor in 1997 and then full professor in 2005. His research combines analytical and computational approaches to explore the effects of equilibrium and nonequilibrium fluctuations in various physical and biophysical contexts. In recent years, he has collaborated with experimentalists on the development of quantitative tools and models to analyze and integrate biological data and behavior at the cellular level, in particular those related to metabolism, cell motility, and development. He has also developed formalisms that integrate complex behavior of individuals with communication and feedbacks at the population level to explain collective phenomena such as oscillations and outbreaks. He has published more than 90 articles in physics and biological physics, including 20 in the Physical Review Letters. He has been an active researcher and facilitator of interdisciplinary study of living systems. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010 and is a current member of the IUPAP C3 Commission on Statistical Physics. He is the Director of the Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies at HKBU.


Guangyu Zhang Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, China

Nanoscale physics and devices, graphene nanostructures, 2D semiconductors

Guangyu Zhang is a Chair Professor at the Institute Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He leads a group working on Nanoscale Physics and Devices. His research interests focused on 2D crystals on Graphene, Molybdenum Disulfide etc. including controllable preparation and fabrication, physical property regulation of 2D materials, development of functional electronic devices and quantum transport based on 2D materials. He has published more than 150 research papers, including 4 papers in Science, 2 papers in Nature and 17 papers in Nature series journals with an H-index 54 and citation of ~14500 times. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award of CAS, Hu Gangfu Physics Award of Chinese Physics Society, CAS 100 Talents, Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC etc.


Yuanjin Zhao Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Biomaterial, hydrogel; tissue engineering, microfluidics, organs-on-chips, biosensor

Yuanjin Zhao is a professor at Southeast University and Nanjing University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He received his Bachelor's degree in medicine in 2006 and his Ph.D. degree in engineering in 2011 both from Southeast University. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as a research scholar in Prof. David A. Weitz's group at Harvard University. His current scientific interests include biomaterials, hydrogels, tissue engineering, microfluidics, organs-on-chips, and biosensors. He has published more than 270 research papers in international journals and applied for more than 150 related patents. His recent awards include the Young Chemist Award and Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the Chinese Chemical Society.


Chunyi Zhi City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Flexible energy storage, zinc-based batteries & aqueous electrolyte batteries, catalysts for oxygen and nitrogen reduction reaction

Dr. Zhi is currently a professor in MSE, City University of Hong Kong. He has extensive experiences in flexible energy storage, aqueous electrolyte batteries, zinc ion batteries. He has published more than 350 papers, including Nature Review Mater.Nature Commun.Energy Environ. Sci.Adv. Mater.J. Am. Chem. Soc.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.etc. with an H-index of 90 and other-citation of ~25000 (ISI). He has been granted more than 80 patents. He is a recipient of the outstand research award for junior faculties and the President's Award of City University of Hong Kong, NML award and Beijing Science and Technology Award (first class). He is also a Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2019, 2020, Materials Science).

Advisory Board

Aldo R. Boccaccini University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Biomaterials, bioceramics, bioactive glasses

Jason A. Burdick University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Fundamental polymer design and development, musculoskeletal tissue engineering, controlling stem cells with material cues, controlled molecule delivery

Hui-Ming Cheng Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology & Institute of Metal Research CAS, China
Carbon nanotubes, graphene, two-dimensional materials, energy storage materials, photo-catalytic semiconducting mater

Hyeonsik Cheong Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
Semiconductors, condensed matter physics, 2D-Materials/graphene

Xiangfeng Duan University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Functional nanodevices, catalysis and energy nanomaterials, synthesis of 2D crystals, heterostructures, van der Waals heterostructure device

Hongjun Gao Institute of Physics CAS & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2D-materials, low-dimensional materials

Manoj Gupta National University of Singapore, Singapore
Magnesium-based materials including nanocomposites for engineering and biomedical applications, syntactic metal-based composites, multicomponent magnesium based materials

Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh The University of Sydney & University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Liquid metals, materials science, medical devices, nanosciences

Jung Ho Kim University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Li-ion battery, supercapacitor, porous materials, nanoarchitectures, superconductivity, functional materials

Susumu Kitagawa Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Inorganic and materials chemistry, chemistry of coordination space, porous coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks, soft porous crystals

Yadong Li Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Single atomic sites catalysts, heterogenized homogenous catalysis process, advanced nano-catalysis

Chain Tsuan Liu City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Alloys, nanostructured metals

Timon Rabczuk Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Computational materials design, computational solid mechanics

Andrey Rogach City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Colloidal semiconductor (quantum dots) and metal nanocrystals

Angel Rubio Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany
Condensed matter physics, many body perturbation theory, TDDFT, materials science, mathematical & computation, QEDFT, cavity and floquet materials engineering, non-equilibrium phase, time resolve spectroscopies

Vivian W.W. Yam The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Metal-based molecular materials, optoelectronic materials, organic Light-Emitting Diodes, photochromic and photo-switching materials, supramolecular materials, nanoclusters and nanomaterials

Tao Xiang Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
Theoretical condensed matter physics, including density-matrix and Tensor-network renormalization and mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity

Xincheng Xie Peking University & Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
Quantum computation, Spintronics, Strongly correlated electron systems and Low-dimensional Systems

Editorial Board

Ryotaro Arita University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Correlated electron systems, high Tc superconductors including hydrides under high pressures topological materials

Sotirios Baskoutas University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Excitons; semiconductor nanomaterials; optical properties; electronic properties; modelling; characterization; synthesis with physical methods of amorphous and nanocrystalline materials

Mads Brandbyge Technology University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Theoretical nanoelectronics, 2D materials, molecular electronics, nano-scale transport, computer simulation

Qiaoliang Bao Formerly at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Photonics and optoelectronics of 2D materials, optical materials, plasmonics and polaritons

Ruiyong Chen University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Redox flow batteries, Li-cathode materials, Solid-state electrolytes

Wen Chen University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA
Additive manufacturing, metallic glass, high-entropy alloys, architected materials

Boris N. Chichkov Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Laser physics and laser applications, laser nanotechnologies, nanophotonics, biomedical implants and devices, microfluidics, additive manufacturing and biofabrication, tissue engineering, and laser printing

Shulei Chou University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Li/Na-ion and metal-air batteries, supercapacitor, nanomaterials, composite materials

P. Davide Cozzoli University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Inorganic nanomaterials, colloidal nanocrystals, nanoscale properties of solid-state matter, nanomagnetism, photocatalysis, photovoltaics, optoelectronics

Wenguo Cui Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Electrospinning, biomaterials, tissue regeneration, drug delivery, nanomedicine

Liang Dai City University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, China
Polymer physics, computational biophysics, molecular dynamics simulation, Monte Carlo simulations, DNA structures, protein structures

Alessandro De Giacomo University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Materials under extreme condition, thin films and nanotechnology, nanoparticls, optics and photonics

Jürgen Eckert Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences & University of Leoben, Leoben, Austria
Materials physics, metastable materials, structure and property correlations

Andrea Ehrmann Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany
Electrospinning, 3D printing, textile technologies, magnetic materials, magnetic nanostructures, magneto-optics

Marco Fanciulli University of Milano—Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Semiconductors, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, spintronics

Huajian Gao Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Microelectronic and optoelectronic devices, nanotechnology, nanomechanical devices, smart and active structures and materials, nano- and hierarchical materials engineering, adhesion, bio-inspired robotics, biomimetics, biomaterials, nanotoxicology, bio-sensing, and gene/drug delivery systems

Yanfei Gao The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Mechanics of materials, plasticity and failure, small scale mechanical behavior

Dimitrios Gournis University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Chemistry of layered (2D) materials, carbon nanostructures, hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposites, mesoporous materials, metallic nanoparticles and biocatalysts

Pengfei Guan Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China
Glass and glass transition, amorphous materials, high-throughput calculation & materials design

Jie He University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Responsive polymers, bio-inspired catalysts of polymers/metals, programmable self-assembly of nanostructured materials at all scales, porous materials, nanocatalysis

Ting He Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, USA
Hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable energy, electrochemical manufacturing

Jinsong Hu Institute of Chemistry CAS, Beijing, China
Hydrogen energy, electrocatalysis, electrosynthesis, fuel cells, water splitting, solar cells, functional materials for energy conversion and storage

Mingxin Huang The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Advanced high strength steels, microstructure-property relation of metals and alloys, deformation mechanism, phase transformation, crystal plasticity finite element method

Seokwoo Jeon Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, Korea
2D materials, nanostructures, nanomaterials, Low Dimensional materials, 3D nanostructures, 3D Nanopatterning, Graphene

Yan Jiao The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Energy materials computation, density functional theory, molecular dynamics

Kui Jin Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
High-temperature superconductor, single-crystaline thin film, material genome

Fengwang Li The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Electrochemical energy conversion; electrochemical CO2 capture and utilization, electrocatalysis, energy materials

Mo Li Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Computational materials science, materials theory, mechanical properties, nonequilibrium phenomena, phase transition size effect

Kaihui Liu Peking University, Beijing, China
Optical spectroscopy, CVD growth, carbon materials, 2D materials, optical devices

Lifeng Liu International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal
Electrocatalysis, hydrogen production, fuel cell catalysts, photo-electrochemistry, energy storage materials

Xingjun Liu Harbin Institute of Technology-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
Machine learning and data mining, material design theory, material Genome, metals, composite materials

Yanhui Liu Institute of Physics, CAS, China
ombinatorial alloy development, metallic glasses

Zhaoping Lu University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
Amorphous alloys, high entropy alloys, bulk metallic glasses, high-temperature alloys, Porous metals

En Ma Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
High-entropy alloys, metallic glasses, phase-change memory and neuro-inspired computing, plasticity mechanisms of nanostructured metals

Jiang Ma Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
Amorphous alloy, forming & shaping of amorphous alloy, functional applications of amorphous alloy, nano µ forming

Yaohua Mai Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Materials for photovoltaic and opto-electronic devices application, lithium battery materials

Sheng Meng Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
Excited state dynamics, energy conversion, nano mechanics, molecules at surfaces

Richard Mole ANSTO, Sydney, Australia
Cobalt(II)-based magnetic materials

Yusuke Nambu Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Neutron scattering, magnetism, superconductivity cells

Alan Needleman Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Mechanics of materials, solid mechanics

Cengiz Ozkan University of California, Irvine, USA
i-ion batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen and fuel cells, 2D materials, mesoporous materials

Junbiao Peng South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Polymers for optoelectronic devices

John Philip  HBNI & Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India 
Magnetic nanomaterials, smart magnetic materials, SHP and composite materials, magnetic soft matter, physics and chemistry of magnetic materials 

Yabing Qi Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan
Surface/interface science, energy materials and devices

Yu Qiao Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
Electrochemistry, in-situ spectroscopy characterization (GC-MS, Raman, FT-IR), Rechargeable batteries (Li/Na/K/Zn-ion battery, Electrolyte, Li-O2/air battery, Li-metal battery, O2 reduction/evolution, CO2 reduction, etc.)

Kirrily Rule ANSTO, Sydney, Australia
Quantum magnets, electronic and information materials and low dimensional magnetic materials

Helder A. Santos University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Nanomaterials, biomaterials, nanomedicine, controlled drug delivery

Luoran Shang Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Microfluidics, colloidal self-assembly, microcarriers, biomaterials

Yogesh Singh Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India
Strongly correlated electron systems, quantum magnetism, quantum spin liquids, Kitaev materials, superconductivity, crystal growth

Weiguo Song Institute of Chemistry CAS, Beijing, China
Micro-Nano structured materials, porous materials, catalysis, adsorption

Yixi Su Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Topological quantum materials

Magda Titirici Imperial College London, London, UK
Sustainable materials, carbon and carbon hybrids, renewable energy, carbon-based O2 electrocatalysis, CO2 capture and conversion, nanocarbons

Jianguo Wang Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, China
Metallic glass, glass transition, magnetism, molecular dynamics simulation, machine learning, artificial neural network, cybernation, fuzzy system

Lianzhou Wang Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology & The University of Queensland, Australia
Semiconductor nanomaterials, photocatalysts for solar fuel productions, rechargeable lithium batteries, new generation solar cells

Andrew Thye Shen Wee National University of Singapore, Singapore
Interests: Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and synchrotron radiation studies of the molecule-substrate interface, on-surface synthesis of 2D carbon networks, molecular self-assembly on surfaces, graphene and 2D materials

Kehui Wu Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
Surface physics, low-dimensional quantum materials, scanning tunneling microscopy

Nianjun Yang University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
Materials science and technology, electrochemical energy storage and conversion, sensors

Yong Yang City University of Hong Kong, China
High entropy alloys, low dimensional metals/ceramics, mechanical metamaterials, additive manufacturing

Shin-ichiro Yano National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center and ANSTO, Australia
Magnetic excitation from magnetic materials, neutron scattering with triple axis spectrometers, crystal structural and magnetic structural analyses, polarized neutron scattering techniques

Xiangdong Yao Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Electrocatalysis, hydrogen storage materials, solar-assisted hydrogen production and hydrogen utilization

Hyo Jae Yoon Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Molecular electronics, surface chemistry, energy conversion, nanomaterials, liquid metal-based materials

Minghao Yu Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Carbon materials, 2D materials, electrocatalysis, supercapacitors, dual-ion batteries, multivalent metal batteries

Hongbo Zhang Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Nanomedicine, biomedical engineering, microfluidics

Qiang Zhang Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Lithium metal batteries and energy chemistry, lithium metal anodes, lithium—sulfur batteries, energy and electrocatalysis, machine-learning assisted functional material design

Yu Shrike Zhang Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
3D Bioprinting, biomaterials, regenerative engineering, organ-on-a-chip, bioanalysis

Chao Zhong Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China
Materials synthetic biology, engineered living materials (ELMs), bio-inspired materials, biomaterials

Minshen Zhu Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (Leibniz IFW Dresden), Germany
Energy materials, catalytic materials, aqueous batteries, microscale devices, micro- and nanofabrication

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