Editorial Working Group

The peer review process of submitted manuscripts are overviewed by Materials Futures editors who are selected from an international pool of researchers with high levels of achievement and recognition in their fields.

Energy Materials

Torsten Brezesinski Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Materials design, mesoporous materials, nanotechnology, lithium batteries, solid-state batteries

Xuejie Huang Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, China

Energy storage, Li-ion batteries


Chunyi Zhi City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Flexible energy storage, zinc-based batteries & aqueous electrolyte batteries, catalysts for oxygen and nitrogen reduction reaction

Ruiyong Chen University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Redox flow batteries, Li-cathode materials, Solid-state electrolytes

Wei Chen Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 
Perovskite solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, organic solar cells and new concept of solar cells

Shulei Chou University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia 
Li/Na-ion and metal-air batteries, supercapacitor, nanomaterials, composite materials

Jinsong Hu Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 
Hydrogen energy, electrocatalysis, electrosynthesis, fuel cells, water splitting, solar cells, functional materials for energy conversion and storage

Ting He Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, USA 
Hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable energy, electrochemical manufacturing

Fengwang Li The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 
Electrochemical energy conversion; electrochemical CO2 capture and utilization, electrocatalysis, energy materials

Lifeng Liu International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal 
Electrocatalysis, hydrogen production, fuel cell catalysts, photo-electrochemistry, energy storage materials

Yaohua Mai Jinan University, Guangzhou, China 
Materials for photovoltaic and opto-electronic devices application, lithium battery materials

Yabing Qi Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan 
Surface/interface science, energy materials and devices

Yu Qiao Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
Electrochemistry, in-situ spectroscopy characterization (GC-MS, Raman, FT-IR), Rechargeable batteries (Li/Na/K/Zn-ion battery, Electrolyte, Li-O2/air battery, Li-metal battery, O2 reduction/evolution, CO2 reduction, etc.)

Magda Titirici Imperial College London, London, UK
Sustainable materials, carbon and carbon hybrids, renewable energy, carbon-based O2 electrocatalysis, CO2 capture and conversion, nanocarbons

Lianzhou Wang Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology & The University of Queensland, Australia
Semiconductor nanomaterials, photocatalysts for solar fuel productions, rechargeable lithium batteries, new generation solar cells

Nianjun Yang University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
Materials science and technology, electrochemical energy storage and conversion, sensors

Xiangdong Yao Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Electrocatalysis, hydrogen storage materials, solar-assisted hydrogen production and hydrogen utilization

Minghao Yu Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Carbon materials, 2D materials, electrocatalysis, supercapacitors, dual-ion batteries, multivalent metal batteries

Qiang Zhang Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Lithium metal batteries and energy chemistry, lithium metal anodes, lithium—sulfur batteries, energy and electrocatalysis, machine-learning assisted functional material design

Minshen Zhu Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (Leibniz IFW Dresden), Germany
Energy materials, catalytic materials, aqueous batteries, microscale devices, micro- and nanofabrication


Yuanjin Zhao Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Biomaterial, hydrogel; tissue engineering, microfluidics, organs-on-chips, biosensor

Boris N. Chichkov Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Laser physics and laser applications, laser nanotechnologies, nanophotonics, biomedical implants and devices, microfluidics, additive manufacturing and biofabrication, tissue engineering, and laser printing

Wenguo Cui Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Electrospinning, biomaterials, tissue regeneration, drug delivery, nanomedicine

Huajian Gao Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Microelectronic and optoelectronic devices, nanotechnology, nanomechanical devices, smart and active structures and materials, nano- and hierarchical materials engineering, adhesion, bio-inspired robotics, biomimetics, biomaterials, nanotoxicology, bio-sensing, and gene/drug delivery systems

Helder A. Santos University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Nanomaterials, biomaterials, nanomedicine, controlled drug delivery

Luoran Shang Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Microfluidics, colloidal self-assembly, microcarriers, biomaterials

Yu Shrike Zhang Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
3D Bioprinting, biomaterials, regenerative engineering, organ-on-a-chip, bioanalysis

Hongbo Zhang Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Nanomedicine, biomedical engineering, microfluidics

Chao Zhong Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China
Materials synthetic biology, engineered living materials (ELMs), bio-inspired materials, biomaterials


Sheng Dai University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Nanomaterials, mesoporous materials, ionic liquids

Guangyu Zhang Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, China

Nanoscale physics and devices, graphene nanostructures, 2D semiconductors

Sotirios Baskoutas University of Patras, Patras, Greece 
Excitons, semiconductor nanomaterials, optical properties, electronic properties, modelling, characterization, synthesis with physical methods of amorphous and nanocrystalline materials

Mads Brandbyge Technology University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Theoretical nanoelectronics, 2D materials, molecular electronics, nano-scale transport, computer simulation

Qiaoliang Bao Formerly at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Photonics and optoelectronics of 2D materials, optical materials, plasmonics and polaritons

P. Davide Cozzoli University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Inorganic nanomaterials, colloidal nanocrystals, nanoscale properties of solid-state matter, nanomagnetism, photocatalysis, photovoltaics, optoelectronics

Alessandro De Giacomo University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Materials under extreme condition, thin films and nanotechnology, nanoparticls, optics and photonics

Marco Fanciulli University of Milano—Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Semiconductors, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, spintronics

Dimitrios Gournis University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Chemistry of layered (2D) materials, carbon nanostructures, hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposites, mesoporous materials, metallic nanoparticles and biocatalysts

Jie He University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Responsive polymers, bio-inspired catalysts of polymers/metals, programmable self-assembly of nanostructured materials at all scales, porous materials, nanocatalysis

Seokwoo Jeon Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, Korea
2D materials, nanostructures, nanomaterials, Low Dimensional materials, 3D nanostructures, 3D Nanopatterning, Graphene

Weiguo Song Institute of Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Micro-Nano structured materials, porous materials, catalysis, adsorption

Andrew Thye Shen Wee National University of Singapore, Singapore
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and synchrotron radiation studies of the molecule-substrate interface, on-surface synthesis of 2D carbon networks, molecular self-assembly on surfaces, graphene and 2D materials

Hyo Jae Yoon Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Molecular electronics, surface chemistry, energy conversion, nanomaterials, liquid metal-based materials

Materials Theories and Computation

David J. Srolovitz The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2D materials, metals and alloys, microstructure, defects, film growth & aqueous electrolyte batteries, catalysts for oxygen and nitrogen reduction reaction

Leihan Tang Hong Kong Buptist University, Hong Kong, China

Statistical physics, biological physics, computational physics, systems biology, quantitative modeling

Jinkui Zhao Institute of Physics, CAS & Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, China

Neutron scattering and techniques, structure biology, computation

Liang Dai City University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, China 
Polymer physics, computational biophysics, molecular dynamics simulation, Monte Carlo simulations, DNA structures, protein structures

Pengfei Guan Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China
Glass and glass transition, amorphous materials, high-throughput calculation & materials design

Yan Jiao The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Energy materials computation, density functional theory, molecular dynamics

Mo Li Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Computational materials science, materials theory, mechanical properties, nonequilibrium phenomena, phase transition size effect

Xingjun Liu Harbin Institute of Technology-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
Machine learning and data mining, material design theory, material Genome, metals, composite materials

Sheng Meng Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
Excited state dynamics, energy conversion, nano mechanics, molecules at surfaces

Alan Needleman Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Mechanics of materials, solid mechanics

Quntum Materials

Jason S. Gardner Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA

Magnetic materials, single crystal growth, neutron scattering, slow spin dynamics

Ryotaro Arita University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 
Correlated electron systems, high Tc superconductors including hydrides under high pressures topological materials

Kui Jin Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
High-temperature superconductor, single-crystaline thin film, material genome

Kirrily Rule ANSTO, Sydney, Australia
Quantum magnets, electronic and information materials and low dimensional magnetic materials

Yusuke Nambu Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Neutron scattering, magnetism, superconductivity cells

Richard Mole ANSTO, Sydney, Australia
Cobalt(II)-based magnetic materials

Yogesh Singh Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India
Strongly correlated electron systems, quantum magnetism, quantum spin liquids, Kitaev materials, superconductivity, crystal growth

Yixi Su Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Topological quantum materials

Kehui Wu Institute of Physics CAS, Beijing, China
Surface physics, low-dimensional quantum materials, scanning tunneling microscopy

Shin-ichiro Yano National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center and ANSTO, Australia 
Magnetic excitation from magnetic materials, neutron scattering with triple axis spectrometers, crystal structural and magnetic structural analyses, polarized neutron scattering techniques

Structural Materials

Weihua Wang Amorphous materials, nanomaterials, materials formation and properties under extreme conditions

Andrea Ehrmann Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany 
Electrospinning, 3D printing, textile technologies, magnetic materials, magnetic nanostructures, magneto-optics

Jürgen Eckert Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences & University of Leoben, Leoben, Austria
Materials physics, metastable materials, structure and property correlations

Zhaoping Lu University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
Amorphous alloys, high entropy alloys, bulk metallic glasses, high-temperature alloys, Porous metals

En Ma Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
High-entropy alloys, metallic glasses, phase-change memory and neuro-inspired computing, plasticity mechanisms of nanostructured metals

Jiang Ma Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
Amorphous alloy, forming & shaping of amorphous alloy, functional applications of amorphous alloy, nano µ forming

John Philip HBNI & Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India 
Magnetic nanomaterials, smart magnetic materials, SHP and composite materials, magnetic soft matter, physics and chemistry of magnetic materials

Junbiao Peng South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Polymers for optoelectronic devices

Jianguo Wang Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, China
Metallic glass, glass transition, magnetism, molecular dynamics simulation, machine learning, artificial neural network, cybernation, fuzzy system

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