Academic Editors

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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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.

Antonio Pereira Gonçalves

Dr. António Pereira Gonçalves is a Coordinator Researcher of the Department of Engineering and Nuclear Sciences of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon University. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 1996 at IST, on intermetallic uranium compounds. His research interests are in the fields of Solid State Chemistry, Materials Science, Exploratory synthesis, Phase diagram studies, Design of new materials, Nanostructured materials, Actinide and Rare Earth Intermetallics, Pnictide and Chalcogenide compounds, Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems, Thermoelectric materials and Nuclear materials for peaceful applications. Currently, he is working on uranium compounds for fundamental and applied studies and on compounds and thermoelectric systems for waste heat recovery. Dr. António Pereira Gonçalves has authored or co-authored more than 240 publications in peer review journals, having more than 350 conference presentations (22 invited). Since 2017 he is the Coordinator of the Platform for Nanotechnology and Materials of IST.

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.

Eduardo M Richter

Eduardo M. Richter is graduated in Chemistry from the University of Santa Cruzdo Sul, Brazil (1994), and received his master’s (2000) and Ph.D. degree (2004) in Analytical Chemistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He completed a postdoctoral research at the University of São Paulo, Brazil during 2005. He is currently Associate Professor of the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. His current research interests focus on the development of new analytical methods using capillary electrophoresis with conductometric detection and flow-injection and batch-injection analyses with amperometric detection.

Edgardo Saucedo

Dr. Edgardo Saucedo studied Chemical Engineering at the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, and received his PhD in Materials Physic at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain in 2007. In 2007, he joined the Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l’Énergie Photovoltaïque IRDEP (Paris, France), with a CNRS associated Researcher fellowship, working in the development and optoelectronic characterization of CIGS low cost based solar cells. In 2009, he joined NEXCIS, a spin-off created from IRDEP, to further pursue their training in photovoltaic technology. Currently, he is the Deputy Head of the Solar Energy Materials and Systems Laboratory at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) in Barcelona, Spain. He holds four patents and has authored or co-authored more than 180 papers. He has more than 300 contributions to the most important Congresses in Physics, Chemistry and Materials, and more than 30 invited talks around the world. He has been involved in more than 15 European and Spanish Projects (Scalenano, Inducis, Pvicokest, KestPV, Larcis, etc.), and he was the coordinator of the ITN Marie Curie network Kestcell (, and he is currently the coordinator of the research and innovation H2020 project STARCELL (, and the RISE (Marie Curie) project INFINITE-CELL ( He has supervised ten (10) PhD Thesis and is currently supervising five (5) more. He has an h index of 31 (2019).

Fatih Sen

Dr. Fatih Sen obtained his Ph.D. degree (2011) in Inorganic Chemistry from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Sen is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry (Faculty of Science and Art) at Kütahya Dumlupinar University, Kütahya, Turkey. He spent almost two years at Massachusetts Institute and Technology (MIT), USA, as a Post-doc in the research group of Prof. M.S. Strano (involving different nanomaterials and their applications, such as biosensors, biofuel cells, thermopower energy generation, carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc). Dr. Sen, as an author/co-author, has published more than 100 articles in various journals (having over 3,000 total citations).

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 under the guidance of Prof. T.R. Bhardwaj. He started to teach Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, where he completed his PhD in 2013 from IKG Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar.
Dr. Singh’s major area of research interests are CADD, polymer-drug conjugates for targeted delivery, Antimalarial and CNS active therapeutic agents and green chemistry approaches for chemical synthesis.
Dr. Singh has over 13 years of teaching experience, guided 18 PG students and currently guiding 03 PhD students. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific research papers in various Chemistry and Pharmacy Journals as the main or corresponding author.
Dr. Singh is Editorial Board Member of SCOPUS indexed 06 Int. Journals. He has reviewed more than 80 research papers of different Int. Journals of ACS, Springer, Elsevier, Dove, Wiley, RSC and Bentham of Impact Factor varies from 1.3 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.

Rogerio R Sotelo-Mundo

Dr. Sotelo-Mundo works on the structure and function of proteins related to disease, and chemical structure of natural and synthetic molecules related to biomedical applications. The experimental approach is crystallography, 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.

Corrado Spinella

Corrado Spinella has been Head of the Italian Micro– Nanosystems Technological District, Director of the Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems, and presently he is Head of the Physics of Matter Department of the National Research Council. His research activity is focused on materials science and technology for microelectronics applications. A common feature characterizing all his scientific work is the investigation of the fundamental properties of materials and the finalization of results to concrete technological advances, through collaborations with the Microelectronics Industry. He is co-author of 250 scientific papers (h-index 34).

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.

Angelo M Taglietti

Since October 2014 AT is Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department of University of Pavia, sector CHIM/03.

He has been tutor of about 25 thesis degree and of two PhD students. He is a referee for several international journals. In December 2013 he obtained the scientific abilitation as “Professore Ordinario” .

Here are briefly listed some of his research interests.

(i) design, synthesis and characterization of systems able to work as fluorescent sensors for analytes of biological interest;
(ii) kinetic characterization of demetallation or translocation processes involving polyamminic complexes of transition metal ions;
(iii) design, synthesis and characterization of systems able to perform controlled translocation of transition metal cations inside poli-aza ligands;

(iv) design, synthesis and characterization of devices containing transition metal ions able to perform supramolecular functions;
(v) functionalization of surfaces and polymeric samples with inorganic (Au, Ag, CuS) nano-objects and/or transition metal complexes with microbicidal action, in order to build antibacterial materials;
(vi) synthesis of anisotropic noble metal (Ag, Au) nano-objects, their surface functionalization for sensing and theranostic applications, study of their SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) activity;
(vii) green synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles exploiting agricultural waste materials.

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.