Editors' Biographical Information
APL Materials’ editorial team comprises prestigious international researchers who oversee the entire peer-review process. Their goal is to select only the best, most significant and most timely work for publication in the Journal.
Professor Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll
University of Cambridge
Judith MacManus-Driscoll is a professor of materials science in the department of materials science and metallurgy of the University of Cambridge (UK). Her research focuses on the properties of complex oxide materials and nanostructures with wide-ranging functions. During the last 20 years of her career, she has published more than 250 papers in this area. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (UK), a member of the Materials Research Society, and a long-term visiting staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chang-Beom Eom is the Theodore H. Geballe Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (and Physics) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on epitaxial thin film heterostructures of complex oxides with an emphasis on understanding fundamental solid state phenomena and developing novel device applications. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Materials Research Society. Eom has authored over 280 publications.
Seoul National University
Seunghun Hong is a professor in the department of Physics as well as Biophysics and Chemical Biology at Seoul National University. He finished his BS and MS degrees in Physics at Seoul National University and, then, earned a MSEE degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Physics at Purdue University. He did his postdoctoral research in Chemistry at Northwestern University. His major research topic is hybrid materials based on bio- and nano-structures. He published more than 120 papers in this research area. He is a fellow of the Korean Physical Society and a member of the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, and the American Chemical Society.
University of Arizona
Brian LeRoy is an Associate Professor in the department of Physics at the University of Arizona (USA). He has obtained a PhD from Harvard University, working on the properties of semiconductor nanostructures. His current research focuses on the electronic and optical properties of graphene and carbon nanostructures. Dr LeRoy is a member of the American Physical Society and Materials Research Society.
Zhongfan Liu is a Changjiang Chair professor of physical chemistry in the college of chemistry and molecular engineering of Peking University. He received his PhD from University of Tokyo and did his postdoctoral work at Institute for Molecular Science (IMS). His research focuses on low dimensional carbon materials and novel 2D atomic crystals targeting nanoelectronic and energy conversion devices with over 350 publications. He is a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK).
University of Konstanz
Lukas Schmidt-Mende is full professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, where he is leading the "Hybrid nanostructures" group. He has profound experience in organic, dye-sensitized and hybrid solar cells. After his studies of physics he did his Ph.D. in the Prof. Sir Richard Friends Optoelectronics group. Later he joined the group of Prof. Michael Grätzel to work on solid state dye-sensitized solar cells. Other stations of his carrier were in the Material Science Department, University of Cambridge, UK and the Dept. of physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. His current research is concerned with nanostructured materials for energy conversion with focus on the device physics of organic and hybrid solar cells.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Yusuke Yamauchi received his bachelor’s degree in 2003, master’s degree in 2004, and Ph.D. in 2007 from Waseda University in Japan. After receiving the Ph.D., he joined National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) as a permanent staff. Now, he is leading the ‘Inorganic materials laboratory’. He concurrently serves as a project leader of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in Japan and visiting professors in several universities (Waseda University in Japan, Tianjin University in China). He has authored and co-authored over 200 refereed journal publications. His research field is based on inorganic materials science, including boundary research areas of materials chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical physics, and crystal engineering. His major interest is rational synthesis of novel functional nanostructures utilizing ‘self-assembly’.
Stuart S. P. Parkin
IBM Almaden Research Center, CA, USA
Dr. Parkin received his PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1982 and joined IBM as a postdoctoral fellow, becoming a permanent member of the staff the following year. In 1999, he was named an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest technical honor. He is currently Manager of the Magnetoelectronics Group at the IBM Almaden Research Center, a consulting professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University, and the Director of the IBM‐Stanford Spintronic Science & Applications Center. His research interests have included organic superconductors, high‐temperature superconductors, and, most recently, magnetic thin-film structures, and spintronic materials and devices for advanced sensor, memory, and logic applications.
Frances M. Ross
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
Frances M. Ross received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University, UK, carried out postdoctoral research at A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories, and worked as a Staff Scientist at the National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, before joining IBM. Her research interests are based around the use of in situ microscopy techniques to study crystal growth and reactions in nanostructured materials. She has been awarded the UK Institute of Physics Charles Vernon Boys Medal, the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award and the MSA Burton Medal and is a Fellow of the APS, AAAS, MSA and MRS.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, CA, USA
William Carter is Manager of the Architected Materials Department at HRL Laboratories, LLC. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (1997). At HRL he leads a multidisciplinary research group focused on lightweight automotive and aerospace materials, micro-scale truss materials, thermal management, blast/impact protection, functional coatings, specialty polymers and adhesives. He is author or co-author of over 35 refereed journal articles, one book chapter and over 60 issued patents covering new materials and devices for automotive and aerospace applications. He is a member of the Materials Research Society and the American Physical Society.
North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
Meicheng Li is a professor in the School of Renewable Energy at the North China Electric Power University. His current research topic is the New Energy Materials and Devices, focusing on the nanostructures of silicon, carbon and oxide etc., and the relative novel device applications in energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. He has published more than 130 papers, also served some academic conferences as the chair, track co-chair or session chair. He is an executive fellow of the China Energy Society, a member of the Materials Research Society, and senior member of Chinese Institute of Electronics.
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Gyu-Chul Yi is a professor in the Department of Physics at Seoul National University (SNU) and a director of National Research Center for Semiconductor Nanostructures. He received his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University (USA) in 1997 and joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) as a post-doctoral researcher. Before moving to SNU, he worked as an assistant and associate professor at POSTECH (Korea) from 1999 to 2009. His current research topics are fabrications and characterizations of semiconductor nanostructures and nanodevices. He has published more than 150 referred articles and several book chapters.