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The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for PeerJ Materials Science. 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

Robert Winkler

Robert Winkler is Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Biochemical and Instrumental Analysis at the CINVESTAV Unidad Irapuato and faculty member for the postgraduate programs Plant Biotechnology and Integrative Biology. His research topics include novel mass spectrometry techniques such as low-temperature plasma ionization and covalent protein staining, new approaches in the high-throughput metabolomic profiling of plants, computational mass spectrometry and proteomics.

Pawel L Urban

Pawel L. Urban received his MSc degree in biology from the University of Warsaw in 2002, and PhD degree in chemistry from the University of York in 2008. He conducted research stays in the University of Alcala, University of Warsaw, and ETH Zurich. The Urban’s laboratory was initially located in the National Chiao Tung University; then moved to the National Tsing Hua University. The team focuses on the development of enabling technologies for chemistry research and clinical analysis, their applications, as well as fundamental studies.

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.

Scott L. Wallen

Dr. Wallen earned a B.S. and Ph.D. from the Univ. of Illinois. He studied supercritical fluids at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory using a variety of spectroscopic techniques including NMR, XAFS, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy. The author of over 50 refereed papers his work has been highlighted in Science and C&E News. He has served as a reviewer for top journals and government science panels. Dr. Wallen is currently working in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. His research interests are on the development/implementation of green nanotechnology, chemistry and sustainable processes applied to materials synthesis, remediation, recycling and chemical analysis. Projects converting biomass to carbon quantum dots for sensing and electronics; nanophotocatalytic oxidation of wastewater; and use of carbohydrates (biogenic materials) for nanomaterials preparation are ongoing as are development of microvolume, high-pressure continuous flow systems (HP-CFS) to prepare and analyze functional, sustainable nanomaterials. He recently developed the concept of a circular economy paradigm for implementing university science laboratories which led to an Award for Innovation in 2016 by the Campus Safety, Health & Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA). At the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Dr. Wallen won the 2017 Applied Separations Prime Grant for commitment to teaching Supercritical Fluids. In his spare time he enjoys his family, playing music and outdoor activities.

Rajesh Kumar Singh

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh was born in 1980. He received his B. Pharmacy (2003) and M. Pharmacy (2005) from UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He completed his PhD in 2013 from IKG Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar.
Dr. Singh’s major areas of research interest are synthetic medicinal chemistry, polymer-drug conjugates for targeted delivery, Antimalarial and CNS active therapeutic agents and green chemistry approaches for the chemical synthesis of pharmaceutical molecules.
Dr. Singh has over 14 years of teaching experience, guided 18 PG and 01 Ph.D. students and currently guiding 02 PhD students. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific research papers in SCI-indexed various Chemistry and Pharmacy Journals of impact factor 1.5 to 4.8 as the main or corresponding author.
Dr. Singh is an Editorial Board Member of SCOPUS indexed 06 Int. Journals. He has received the Publon Awards 2016, and 2017 and the Publon “Excellent Peer Reviewer award” for outstanding reviewing more than 120 research papers in different International Journals of ACS, RSC, Springer, Elsevier, Dove, Informa and Bentham of Impact Factor varies from 1.0 to 8.5. He has also to his credit more than 50 National and International Conference Abstracts, 2 Books, 5 Best Paper Presentation Awards, 1 Travel grant to attend Int. Conf. and 5 Research Projects funded by various government funding agencies. His name is featured in the top 2% scientists list (2023) by the team of Stanford University, USA and Elsevier.

Tamar Guy-Haim

My main research interests are marine biodiversity and biogeography, with particular emphasis on species interactions, bioinvasions, and climate change. I use multidisciplinary approaches and combine experimental ecology, physiology, biogeochemistry, phylogeny, and modeling.

Andre R Fajardo

Prof. André Ricardo Fajardo is graduated in Chemistry (2007), M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Chemistry at Maringá State University (Brazil). Ph.D. with a sandwich period at CERMAV (Grenoble-France, 2012-2013). Currently, he is Professor at Universidade Federal Pelotas (Brazil). Research-leader in the Laboratory of Technology and Development of Composites and Polymeric Materials (LaCoPol). He is the author of more than 80 papers with IF and his main research interests include polymer chemistry, polymeric biomaterials, polymeric composites, natural polymers, hydrogels, and absorbent materials.

Sreeprasad T Sreenivasan

Sreeprasad Sreenivasan is an Asst. Professor in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso. After completing his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kansas State University and Rice University. Before joining UTEP, Dr. Sreenivasan was a faculty member at Clemson University (Research Scientist) and University of Toledo (Research Asst. Professor). His research interest is in two-dimensional quantum materials. In addition to probing the fundamental properties, his lab also applies quantum structures with engineered properties for electronics, energy, sensing, and biomedical applications.

Huan-Tsung Chang

Professor Huan-Tsung Chang was born in Chung-Hua, Taiwan in 1962. He graduated from Iowa State University, USA in 1994 and became an associate professor and a professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1996 and 2001, respectively.

His research focuses on preparation of functional gold nanoparticles for control of enzyme activity and for the detection of metal ions, proteins, and DNA. A number of fluorescent gold, silver and copper nanomaterials have been synthesized and used for sensitive and selective for cell imaging and for the detection of various analytes, including anions, metal ions, proteins, and DNA. Carbon nanodots and fluorescent polymeric spheres have been synthesized and applied for cell imaging in his group. In addition, he has developed nanoparticle based mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of polysaccharides, proteins, small analytes, and DNA. His research interests also include surface enhanced Raman scattering, fuel cells, removal of contaminants using nanomaterials, and capillary electrophoresis.

Professor Chang is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was awarded the Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society in 2015, and the Prof. Rudolph A. Marcus Award 2017. He has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).

Alexey Kabalnov

Ph. D., Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1985. Russian Academy of Sciences, 1986-1991. Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Company, 1998- current. Langmuir, Advisory Board Member, 2001- 2005. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Advisory Board Member, 2001- 2005.