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The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for PeerJ Inorganic Chemistry. These active academics are the Editors who seek peer reviewers, evaluate their responses, and make editorial decisions on each submission to the journal. Learn more about becoming an Editor.

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Rogerio R Sotelo-Mundo

Prof. Sotelo-Mundo contributes as an academic editor in PeerJ, PeerJ Inorganic. Chemistry and PeerJ Materials Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The University of Arizona (USA) with Prof. William Montfort. Back in Mexico in 1999 at Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (, Dr. Sotelo-Mundo has contributed to the biochemistry and structural biology of proteins from marine invertebrates. Being at a food science institute has applied biochemistry to food science and technology. Also, he collaborates in the materials science graduate program at Universidad de Sonora as a visiting professor, participating in research about macrocyclic biomimetic molecules. His research focuses on the structure and function of proteins related to disease, and the chemical structure of natural and synthetic molecules related to biomedical applications. The experimental approach is the crystallography of proteins and small molecules, along with biochemical and biophysical techniques. Our group collaborates with a range of groups from disciplines from genomics and metagenomics, biochemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and material sciences. PubMed ResearchGate and Publons

Junkuo Gao

Dr. Junkuo Gao is professor at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China. He obtained his PhD in Zhejiang University, China in 2010. Then, he worked at Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as a postdoctor. In 2013, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University as Distinguished professor of Zhejiang Province, director of Institute of New Energy Fiber Materials. His research interest is metal-organic frameworks based nanomaterials for clean energy and green chemistry applications. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Small, Coord. Chem. Rev., J. Mater. Chem. A etc. with more than 8900 citations and a H-index of 49.

Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) Public Health and Environment researcher. Biologist and Master and PhD in Sciences - Analytical Chemistry. Her lines of research include Science Education, Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Oxidative Stress and Proteomics and Metalloproteomics applying Bioanalytical techniques.

P. Davide Cozzoli

P. Davide Cozzoli received his MSc degree in Chemistry in 1999 and his PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2004 from the University of Bari, Italy. From 2004 to 2005 he worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bari. In 2005 he joined the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL) of CNR Institute Nanoscience, Lecce, Italy. As CNR Associate Researcher, he led the Nanochemistry group of NNL from 2009 to 2014. Since 2015 he holds a permanent position as Associate Professor of Experimental Matter Physics at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, and he responsible for Nanochemistry Facility of the CNR Institute of Nanotechnology, Lecce. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of Sci. Adv. Mater. J. Nanoengineering & Nanomanufacturing, Mater. Focus, J. Nanomater., Intern. J. Photoenergy, and Front. Mater., and as editorial board member of Science China Materials, AIMS Materials Science, and General Chemistry. So far, he has published about 120 scientific works, edited one book (a second book is under preparation) and two conference proceedings. His scientific work has overall attracted over 7700 citations (H-index=42). His research focuses on the development of advanced colloidal inorganic nanocrystals with controlled structural and topological features for applications in (photo)catalysis, photovoltaics, optoelectronics and biomedicine.

Jorge Gonzalez Garcia

I obtained my PhD from the University of Valencia (Spain) focused on Supramolecular & Bioinorganic Chemistry, in which I worked in metalloenzymes mimetics and anion receptors. Upon completing my PhD in 2013, I performed several postdoctoral research positions in the University of Kansas (USA) and Institute Curie (France), in which I specialized in the development of drugs for non-canonical nucleic acids such as G-quadruplexes, triplexes or i-motifs. Then, I joined the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London as Newton Fellow to develop new tools to target and visualize G-quadruplexes in cells. I continued my projects as IdEx Fellow in the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology in Bordeaux (France). Actually, I’ve started my team in the Institute of Molecular Science in the University of Valencia, where I’ve developed novel systems and methodologies to target non-canonical DNA structures and unravel their biological roles.

Claudiu T. Supuran

Claudiu T. Supuran is professor of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Florence, Italy, since 1995. He did his Ph D at University of Bucharest, Romania, and was a visiting scholar at University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, and at Grifitth University, Brisbane, Australia. He was visiting professor at University of La Plata, Argentina and at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His main research interest is the medicinal chemistry/biochemistry of carbonic anhydrases, field in which he has made contributions to the design of many novel classes of enzyme inhibitors and activators, deciphering their mechanism of action at molecular level, discovery of new isoforms and their role in disease (cancer, obesity, epilepsy, neuropathic pain and cognition), discovery and characterization of carbonic anhydrases from various organisms (bacteria, fungi, corals, vertebrates other than humans and rodents, etc). Other research interests include X-ray crystallography of metallo-enzymes, heterocyclic chemistry, chemistry of sulfonamides, metal-based drugs, cyclooxygenases, serine proteases, matrix metalloproteinases, bacterial proteases, and amino acid derivatives among others. He has published more than 1500 papers in these fields and his Hirsch index is 134. One of the compounds discovered in his laboratory (SLC-0111) is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of advanced metastatic solid tumors

Damien P. Debecker

Damien P. Debecker is Associate Professor at the UCLouvain (Belgium), teaching physical chemistry, process engineering, principles of biorefining, and industrial waste treatment. His research group aims at developing new heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts, paving the way to the design of more sustainable chemical processes. At the interface between green chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering, his expertise lies in the preparation of innovative solid (bio)catalysts and in their evaluation in relevant reaction conditions. Catalyst preparation methods include the aerosol-assisted sol-gel, emulsion-templating, non-hydrolytic sol-gel, colloidal methods, enzyme immobilization. Targeted applications cover biomass upgrading, volatile organic compounds total oxidation, biocatalyzed organic synthesis, CO2 methanation, olefin metathesis, etc.

Yashonath Subramanian

Obtained Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and then spent time at Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge and Royal Institution of Great Britain, London and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Interests include molecular simulation, computational methods, physical chemistry, intermolecular interaction, phase transitions and diffusion. Visiting Professor at several institutions in Europe and Japan such as University of Sassari in Sardinia, Italy as well as IMR, Sendai University.

Patrick S Barber

My professional goals center around the intertwined areas of research and education within science. I am passionate about discovering new science that addresses global needs and sharing these discoveries with a broad audience. I'm committed to technical excellence and exploration in the laboratory and enjoy learning new techniques that increase the breadth of my interdisciplinary background. As a scientist and educator, I want to promote the power of the scientific method through discussion of scientific literacy across disciplines and increase the general awareness of the importance of critical thinking. I seek to develop a balance between my professional life and my personal life in order to maintain a well-rounded view which will result in increased communication, productivity, and organizational skills, as well as to being open to new ideas and cultures, and, ultimately, to contribute to my community and society.

Jian Zheng

Jian Zheng (郑剑) obtained his Ph.D in inorganic chemistry at Technical University of Munich (Germany) in 2014. He was a research scientist at Southwest University of Science and Technology (China) from 2015 to 2016. He worked as a postoc (2016-2019) and staff scientist (2019-2020) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA). Currently, he is a professor at Sichuan University in China. Research interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; In situ spectroscopic techniques; porous materials.

Jordi Cirera

Jordi Cirera (Barcelona, 1979) graduated in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (2002) and received his doctorate with honors from the same university in 2006. His first postdoctoral stage was at Stanford University (2007-2010) working on spectroscopic studies and theoretical modeling of copper metalloproteins, under the supervision of Prof. Edward I Solomon. Later, he moved to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), for a second postdoctoral stage at Prof. Francesco Paesani ́s group, working in the development and implementation of novel methodologies for the computational modeling of spin-crossover processes in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). He has been visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute für Festkörperforschung (MPG-FKF) in Stuttgart and the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux (ICPMS) in Strasbourg, under the supervision of Prof. Jens Kortus, developing new methods for the calculation of the zero-field splitting parameters in transition metal compounds. Dr. Cirera has been awarded with several grants, including a PhD grant from the Spanish government, a grant from Generalitat de Catalunya for his first postdoctoral stage, and a Beatriu de Pinos/Marie Curie COFUND fellowship grant. He has been speaker at 32 conferences and invited speaker at 5 seminars in international research centers, and is co-author of 36 publications in peer review journals (h-index 21, total citations 2371, 7 as a corresponding author) and two book chapters.