Academic Editors

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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Mahamudur Islam

Dr. Mahamudur Islam, M.Sc., Ph.D. studied M.Sc. (Chemistry) and carried out doctoral research at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. Associate Professor at Purushottam Institute of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela, India.

Biplab Joarder

I received my Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune in 2015 on functional properties of biomolecule-based coordination polymers. I was an AITF postdoctoral researcher with Prof. George Shimizu at University of Calgary. Currently, I am a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Kyushu University, Japan. My current research endeavors are focused on the development of inorganic and organic hybrid porous materials for energy and environmental applications.

Charles LB Macdonald

Professor of Chemistry and the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Windsor.

Sib Sankar Mal

In the course of my research career I have gained a thorough expertise in the successful handling and manipulation of air-sensitive compounds. I have obtained extensive experience in the use of Schelenk technique and Glove-box for such synthesis purposes also synthesis of air stable compounds. I have extensive knowledge of characterisation of compounds using multinulcear NMR and X-ray diffraction (powder and single-crystal) techniques, UV/vis, CV, TGA, FTIR (ATR).

Specialties: Inorganic Synthesis, Catalysis, Microwave Synthesis, Hydrothermal Synthesis, Multinuclear Solution NMR, Powder and Single-crystal X-ray diffraction, LC-MS (ESI and MALDI-TOF), GC-MS, TGA/DSC, DLS.

Key skills are in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, H2 Fuel Cell, Materials Chemistry.

Maria Paula M Marques

Maria Paula Marques (October 1960, Portugal) received her MSc in Physical-Chemistry (1987), her PhD (1995) and her habillitation (2018) from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). M.P.M. Marques is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra, assistant-coordinator of the R&D Group “Molecular Physical-Chemistry” and head of the “Chemoprevention, -Therapy & -Toxicology” laboratory. M.P.M. Marques has authored 140 scientific papers, 8 book chapters and co-edited 3 books. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Clinical Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy for Medical Diagnosis (CLIRSPEC), the portuguese delegate for the COST Action Raman4Clinics, an associate editor of RSC Advances and a member of the editorial board of Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery.
Her research is centred on the development of metal-based antitumour agents and on the early diagnostics of cancer, using vibrational spectroscopy, including neutron techniques and synchrotron-based methods.

Ralph Mead

I am an organic geochemist studying the fate and transport of anthropogenically and natural derived organic compounds in the Anthropocene.

Artem Mishchenko

Artem Mishchenko is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Manchester. His research interests are in the fields of condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, with the emphasis on quantum transport in van der Waals materials; in addition, he has strong expertise in electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and instrumentation development. The major contributions to these fields have been published in over 70 peer-referred papers, many in Science and Nature journals, leading to more than 12000 citations and h-index of 33. He is regularly invited to present his results on international conferences; he also leads the collaboration between Manchester and High Magnetic Field Facilities in Europe. He has initiated several new research directions, such as a tunnelling and capacitance spectroscopy of van der Waals heterostructures, and nanoelectromechanics in 2D materials; his works led to the development of many new functional devices, including nanoscale transistors and photovoltaic sensors. As a recognition of his achievements, he has received several prestigious awards including SNSF Fellowship, EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and EMFL Prize 2018. He is also named in 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics.

Jeffrey K Nagle

Charles Weston Professor of Chemistry, Bowdoin College.

Our work is centered on the photochemistry and photophysics of luminescent platinum group molecules. Much of this effort is devoted to understanding excited state electron, energy, and atom transfer reactions, as well as exciplex (excited state complex) and excimer (excited state dimer) formation. Excited state reactions play a key role in molecular-based solar energy conversion schemes, including photosynthesis. We use optical (absorption, emission, and excitation) spectroscopies, pulsed-laser excited state lifetime measurements, and cyclic voltammetry to evaluate potential photocatalysts in such schemes and to test modern theories of electron transfer.

Maura Pellei

Maura Pellei is Associate Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Camerino. In 1993 she graduated in biological science at the University of l′Aquila. She obtained her degree in chemistry in 2003 and her Ph.D. in chemical sciences in 2010 at the University of Camerino. Her research interests are in coordination
chemistry, bioinorganic systems, and metal-based drugs.

Lakshminarayanan Piramuthu

Dr. Lakshminarayanan Piramuthu is an Indian Inorganic Chemist and Professor at Kalasalingam University (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), India. He is known for his studies on chemical sensing of anions and molecular self-assembly. He is a recipient of the Research Fellowship of the CSIR-India. ISCA; the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Young Scientist Award for Science and Technology one of the highest Indian science awards, in 2007, for his contributions to chemical sciences.

Dr. Lakshminarayanan received his PhD from the Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, CSMCRI, Gujarat, India under the guidance of Professor Pradyut Ghosh, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India. For his first postdoctoral work he joined the group of Prof. Paul Cremer, at Texas A&M University, USA one of the world leading researchers on the development of bio analytical chemistry and spectroscopy;After, he also gained experiences from Professor M.H Haley and Professor Darren W Johnson, at University of Oregon, USA, Professor Omar M Yaghi & Kentaro at National Institute of Materials Science NIMS, Japan as Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Before joined in Kalasalingam University, India he worked as Research Scientist at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, IBN, Singapore.

His research interests are focused on chemical sensing, anion coordination and molecular self-assembly.

Beatriz Royo

I graduated in Chemistry at University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) and received my PhD degree in chemistry from the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK) in 1993 working with Prof. M. F. Lappert. After PhD, I moved to University of Alcalá as Assistant Professor (1993-94), and later as a Researcher Professor. In 1997, I joined the group of C. Romão in ITQB NOVA (Lisbon, Portugal). Since 2004, I am the Head of the Organometallic Catalysis group at ITQB NOVA ( I have been involved for years in organometallic chemistry research, working with main group, early and late transition metals. The activities of my research group focus on the design and synthesis of bio-relevant metal-based compounds with specific properties for their use in catalysis. Currently, I am the Head of the Chemistry Division at ITQB NOVA.