Academic Editors

The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for PeerJ Physical 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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Jan H Jensen

Jan H. Jensen obtained his PhD in theoretical chemistry in 1995 from Iowa State University working with Mark Gordon, where he continued as a postdoc until he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1997. In 2006 he moved to the University of Copenhagen, where he is now professor of bio-computational chemistry.

Prof. Jensen is the Editor-in-Chief of PeerJ Physical Chemistry.

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.

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.

Ho Leung Ng

Principal Scientist, Atomwise. Adjunct associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Kansas State University. Research in computational/AI and structure-based drug design, biophotonics, machine learning for chemistry and drug discovery, protein crystallography.

Christof M Jäger

I am a computational chemist and data scientist and group leader at AstraZeneca. My research activities all share the motivation to bring the power of computational chemistry to new chemical problems in pharmaceutical research and beyond, to fundamentally understand properties and functions of organic molecules, to reveal hidden chemical questions and to promote solutions for chemical challenges and focus on the development and application of efficient and transferable computational techniques and workflows.
Past and present research involved multi-disciplinary research in the areas of reactivity prediction, catalysis, biotechnology, bio-organic, colloid, and radical chemistry, molecular self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry, ion effects, and molecular electronics in organic electronic devices.

Following my undergraduate studies of Molecular Science I received my PhD in Computational Chemistry from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany in 2010. I then worked as a Postdoc for the Cluster of Excellence Engineering Advanced Materials (EAM) until 2014, when I joined the Sustainable Process Technology (SPT) Research Group in in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Nottingham, first as an EU and UoN funded fellow, then as Assistant Professor in Biotechnology and Computational Chemistry. In September 2022 I joined AstraZeneca in Gothenburg / Sweden to work in predictive computational chemistry and data science within the Pharmaceutical Science department.

Debabrata Goswami

Dr. Debabrata Goswami is the Prof. S. Sampath Endowed Chair Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Center for Lasers and Photonics of IIT Kanpur. He is the elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Optical Society (OSA) and the SPIE. He is the winner of the 2018 Galileo Galilei Prize of the International Commission of Optics, the Thathachari Award, the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship, and the Swarnajayanti Fellow. He is the Vice President of the IEEE Photonics Society India, Past Chairman, Photonics-2016. He has written over 200 papers and was in the Editorial Board of the Rev of Scientific Reports (AIP).

Prof. Goswami is the Editor-in-Chief of PeerJ Analytical Chemistry.

Frances Separovic

Professor and past Head of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. Biophysical Society Council (2007-10), Secretary (2015-2019); IUPAB Council (2002-05); Australian Society for Biophysics, ASB President (1999-2001); Australian New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance, ANZMAG President (2011-13); Editorial board of Accounts in Chemical Research; ASB Robertson Medal (2009); ANZMAG Medal (2011); Fellow of Biophysical Society, Fellow of Australian Academy of Science, ISMAR Fellow (2012); IUPAC Distinguished Women of Chemistry/Chemical Engineering (2017).

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.

Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

Prof. Ramamoorthy is a Professor of Chemistry a Robert W Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He holds or has held the positions listed below.

Associate Director of Biophysics and an elected fellow of AAAS.
Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Technical University of Munich, 2015
Rackham Faculty Recognition Award, 2012
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2009
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 2009
Willsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
NSF Career Development Award
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Osaka University (2005)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Kyoto University (2008)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute, Mainz (2009)

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.

Johannes T Margraf

Johannes Margraf is a group leader at the theory department of the Fritz-Haber-Institute in Berlin. His group focuses on using and developing machine-learning and electronic structure methods to study chemical reactions and discover new functional materials. He obtained his PhD at the University of Erlangen, working with Timothy Clark and Dirk Guldi on the theoretical and experimental characterization of quantum dot solar cells. Subsequently he joined the group of Rodney Bartlett at the University of Florida working on method development in coupled cluster theory and single particle methods.

Freddie R Salsbury Jr

Professor, Department of Physics, Wake Forest University. cross-appointment with Cancer Biology. Director, Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Structural and Computational Biophysics. Co-director, Crystallography and Computational Biosciences Shard Resource, WFCCC