About the Editors

Chief Editor: Vincent Dusastre

Vincent Dusastre gained his first degree in physical chemistry from the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), followed by a MSci in materials science from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK). His research interests during his PhD from University College London and postdoctoral experience at Imperial College London were in the design and investigation of the properties of oxide materials for gas-sensing and fuel-cell applications. He joined Nature in 1999 and launched Nature Materials in 2002. In addition to his duties as Chief Editor, he handles manuscripts in the areas of solid-state chemistry, electrochemistry and materials for energy. Vincent is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: Luigi Martiradonna

Luigi Martiradonna received a first degree in electronic engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bari and a PhD in innovative materials and technologies from the University of Salento in Italy. Having been trained in nanotechnologies for quantum-dot-based optical devices, during his postdoctoral experience at the Institute of Industrial Science in Tokyo he became interested in photonic-crystal structures embedding colloidal nanocrystals. As a postdoctoral researcher and team leader of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, he then worked on the development of technologies for the detection and stimulation of neuronal synaptic signals. At Nature Materials, which he joined in January 2013, Luigi handles manuscripts in the broad area of applied physics, with a particular interest in organic and molecular electronics. Luigi is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: Maria Maragkou

Maria Maragkou earned an MEng in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and a PhD in physics in 2010 from the University of Southampton, UK, with a thesis on exciton–polaritons in semiconductor microcavities. She then worked on quantum optics with epitaxial quantum dots as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and at the École Normale Superiéure in Paris. At Nature Materials, which Maria joined in January 2015 after having worked with Nature Photonics for 6 months, she handles manuscripts in the areas of photonics, plasmonics and metamaterials, as well as in related topics involving two-dimensional materials. Maria is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: David Ciudad

David Ciudad Río-Pérez earned a BSc in theoretical physics from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and a PhD degree in applied physics from the Technical University of Madrid with a thesis on applied magnetism. He then became interested in various topics in the area of spintronics as a postdoctoral researcher first at the Complutense University of Madrid, and then at the University of Leeds (UK), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at CIC nanoGUNE (Spain). At Nature Materials, which he joined in November 2014, David handles manuscripts in the areas of spintronics, correlated electron systems and topological insulators. David is based in the London office.

Associate Editor: Iskra Staneva

Iskra Staneva received her bachelor in theoretical physics from Lund University in Sweden, where she also completed her doctoral degree working on intrinsically disordered proteins. Continuing as a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University, she developed models for computational studies of protein crystallisation. Iskra transitioned to scientific publishing in 2015, working as an editor at BioMed Central. In April 2016 she joined Nature Materials, where she handles manuscripts on soft matter, biomaterials and bioimaging. Iskra is based in the London office, and is currently on maternity leave.

Associate Editor: Stephen Shevlin

Stephen Shevlin received his first degree in theoretical physics from the University of Birmingham, and completed his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics focusing on atomic-scale wires at University College London. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher on electronic materials at IBM Zurich and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, before becoming interested in energy and oxide materials at Queen Mary, University of London, and University College London. At Nature Materials, which he joined in February 2017, Stephen handles manuscripts in the areas of materials chemistry, oxide interfaces and surfaces, porous materials, catalysis and energy harvesting. Stephen is based in the London office.

Associate Editor: Xin Li

Xin Li received her first degree in materials science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. She completed her PhD jointly at Georgia Institute of Technology (US) and University of Lorraine (France), studying epitaxy growth and optoelectronic applications of wide bandgap semiconductors. She continued to work in the Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI as a postdoctoral researcher, and expanded her interests to 2D materials, nanostructures and flexible devices. At Nature Materials, which she joined in April 2017, Xin handles manuscripts in the areas of nanomaterials, structural materials and mechanical properties. Xin is based in the Shanghai office.

Associate Editor: Amos Matsiko

Amos Matsiko obtained an MEng in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and subsequently carried out his PhD and post-doctoral research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for a range of musculoskeletal applications. He also carried out an industrial collaborative project with Integra LifeSciences developing nerve guidance conduits for peripheral nerve repair. Amos began his editorial career at Nature Communications in April 2016 and joined Nature Materials in June 2017. He handles manuscripts in the broad area of bioengineering including biomaterials, drug delivery and mechanobiology. Amos is based in the London office.

Associate Editor: Bruno Castro

Bruno Castro earned a Bsc in Biochemistry from Lisbon University (Portugal) where he also completed a PhD in Chemistry, focusing on lipid phase separation and protein sorting in cell membrane model systems. He then moved to ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (Spain), where he studied immune cell receptors membrane organization and function using single-molecule and advanced fluorescence microscopies. Bruno became a scientific editor at Nature Communications in 2016 and joined Nature Materials in June 2017, where he handles manuscripts in soft matter and bioimaging. Bruno is based in the London office.