Academic Editors

The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for PeerJ. 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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Mallikarjuna Nadagouda

Dr. Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda received his Ph.D. from India in 2003. While earning his Ph.D., Dr. Nadagouda worked with professor Gopalakrishanan of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India for two years. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked for General Electric (GE) in Bangalore, India for two years before moving on to work with the late Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid (2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Nadagouda went on to become an Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) postdoctoral fellow at the United State Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), and subsequently achieved his current position as a Physical Scientist at NRMRL in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also adjunct professor at Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

He has worked in the areas of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, green chemistry, polymer blends, solid coatings, solid state chemistry and drug delivery. He has received several Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) from the EPA, including the National Risk Management Research Laboratory Goal 1 Award. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of several international journals, has published nearly 200 papers in reviewed journals with a citation index ~8100 (H index 41), and holds several patents.

Vincenzo Naddeo

Dr. Naddeo is associate professor at Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Salerno (Italy) where he drives research activities at the Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED).

He is co-founding Chair of the conference series WaterEnergyNEXUS and is actively involved in a variety of scientific organizations, funding agencies, and European networks.

His research focuses on water/wastetater treatment, recovery of energy form waste, control of environmental odors and environmental impact assessment (EIA). He developed advanced biological processes for wastewater treatment and control of emerging contaminants, novel ultrasound-based technological processes for the treatment of environmental matrices (solid, liquid and gaseous) and biotechnologies for wastewater re-use with simultaneous energy production.

In addition to the topics above, Dr. Naddeo has published works on membrane bioreactors (MBRs), Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs), river water quality characterization, remediation of contaminated soil, management & treatment of the organic fraction of solid waste, strategic environmental assessment (SEA) & recently on the environmental technologies for the sustainable development of smart cities.

He is the coordinator of international & national research projects, supervisor of PhD students and a member of scientific boards of several national and international conferences where he has often been invited as a plenary or keynote speaker.

Rafael J Najmanovich

Associate Professor, Systems & Structural Computational Biology. University of Sherbrooke, Canada. Postdoc EMBL-EBI. PhD Physics & Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. MSc Statistical Biological Physics & BSc. Molecular Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Kenta Nakai

Professor of Human Genome Center, the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan. Editor of DNA Research and Mathematical Biosciences. Former president of the Japanese Society of Bioinformatics.

Toshinori Nakayama

Professor of Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University since 2001. Director, Chiba University Future Medicine Research Center since 2012.

Kutty Selva Nandakumar

Dr. Kutty Selva Nandakumar (h-index: 37) is Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangzhou, China. He is an international scientist and has 28 years of research experience from three different countries (India, Sweden and China). He has research experience in Rheumatology, Tumor Immunology and Salmonellosis/Typhoid Fever.

Gabriela B Nardoto

I have an interest in studying coupled biogeochemical cycles, especially on how nutrients control the carbon cycle in the Neotropics (tropical forest and savanna ecosystems). I also have an interest in using stable isotopes in Forensic Sciences especially on tracking the origin of trafficked fauna in the Neotropics. In terms of human ecology I am interested in tracking food insecurity in urban and rural areas in Brazil using the stable isotope approach.

Mario Negrello

Mario Negrello obtained a mechanical engineering degree in Brazil (1997), and later after a period in the industry (VW 1999-2004) including RD and Prototypes, obtained his Masters degree (2006) and PhD (summa cum laude) in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany in 2009. At that time, in the Fraunhofer Institute in Sankt Augustin (Germany) for Intelligent Dynamics and Autonomous Systems, he researched artificial evolution of neural network controllers for autonomous robots (2007/08). This work was awarded a scholarship by the International Society of Neural Networks (INNS) to sponsor an eight-month period (2008/09) as a visiting researcher at the Computational Synthesis Lab at the Aerospace Engineering department of the Cornell University in USA (with Hod Lipson). In his first post doctoral period he acted a group leader at the Computational Neuroscience laboratory at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (with Erik De Schutter). He now heads a neuroscience lab that combines empirical research and computational methods (with Chris De Zeeuw). He has published in the fields of Machine Learning and Cognitive Robotics, Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Neuroethology and Neuroscience, as well as a monograph published by Springer US in the Series Cognitive and Neural systems entitled Invariants of Behavior (2012).

Ilaria Negri

PhD in Animal Biology, University of Bologna, Italy
Master Degree in Food Safety and Environmental Health, University of Piacenza, Italy. I have a background in molecular and evolutionary biology, applying different techniques (TEM, ISH, FISH, RNAseq, qPCR) for the study of insect/symbiont associations. My interests also include the use of bioindicators and bioaccumulators for monitoring environmental pollutants, including airborne PM.

Craig E Nelson

I am a microbial systems biologist specializing in the structure and function of natural bacterial communities in aquatic habitats such as coral reefs, lakes, streams, and the open ocean. My research broadly seeks to identify novel bacteria and understand their role in ecosystem processes and biogeochemical transformations. Much of my work centers around culture-independent phylogenetic and metagenomic characterization of natural microbial communities and measurement of biogeochemical processes and chemical constituents in the surrounding environment which regulate and are regulated by these microbes. I maintain ancillary projects understanding the microbiomes of eukarya (corals, humans, amphibians, macroalgae) and studying bacterial pathogens in natural waters in the context of water quality.

David Nelson

David is a stable isotope ecologist. He studies diverse topics across various spatial and temporal scales, including the ecology and evolution of C4 grasses, bird and bat migration in the context of renewable-energy development, and forest and watershed biogeochemistry. He is also interested in the development of novel tools for isotopic analysis of small organic materials.

Andy Nelson

I am a Geographer specialising in the management, development and leadership of spatial research on agricultural systems, food security and their relation to natural resource management.

My current interests are characterising crop production systems with remote sensing and GIS, inequalities in market access as a component of food security, remote sensing and spatial modelling to better understand crop health (pests and diseases) and measuring the effectiveness of interventions to improve the sustainability and health of agroecosystems.

My PhD is in Geography from the University of Leeds, UK. I have spent most of my career working for international, multi-disciplinary research institutes starting as a junior research fellow in 1996 at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia, then as a spatial analyst in the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank in Washington DC, then as a scientific officer in the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Italy, and as head of the GIS lab at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. I have also held various consultancies with UNEP, FAO and the World Bank. I now lead the Spatial Agriculture and Food Security research theme in the Department of Natural Resources (ITC-NRS).

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