About the Editors


Professor Long-Qing Chen, the Pennsylvania State University, USA
Long-Qing Chen is Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Mathematics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He has published over 400 papers in the area of computational microstructure evolution and multiscale modeling of metallic alloys, oxide ceramics and thin films, and energy materials. Prof. Chen has received numerous awards including Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), American Physical Society, and American Society for Metals (ASM), Guggenheim Fellowship, ASM Materials Research Silver Medal, The Metals, Minerals, and Materials Society (TMS) Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division (EMPMD) Distinguished Scientist Award and the 2014 MRS Materials Theory Award. Prof. Chen was named Hamer endowed professor of materials science and engineering in April of 2015.


Professor Lidong Chen, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China
Lidong Chen is professor at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Hunan University and his PhD in Materials Science from Tohoku University. He was a chief engineer and postdoctoral at Riken Cooperation and Japan National Aerospace Laboratory. He then worked at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, as research associate and associate professor. He joined Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS) as a professor in 2001, granted in the “Hundreds Talent Project” in Chinese Academy of Sciences. At present, he is the director of State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures. He had served as deputy president of SICCAS from 2004 to 2013. Prof. Chen has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in the area of inorganic materials and composites. He has also received awards including the research progress award of Japan Powder and Powder Metallurgy Society, GM Foundation Science & Technology Achievement Award (First Prize), Shanghai Natural Science Award (first Prize), the State Natural Science Award (second Prize), and the State Technological Invention Award (second Prize).


Professor Giulia Galli, University of Chicago, USA
Giulia Galli is the Liew Family Professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations in the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. She also holds a Senior Scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Prior to joining the University of Chicago and ANL, she was Professor of Chemistry and Physics at UC Davis (2005-2013) and the head of the Quantum Simulations group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1998-2005). She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the AAAS, and the recipient of the award of excellence from the Department of Energy and of the Science and Technology Award from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She is currently the director of MICCoM (Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials), established by US Department of Energy in 2015. Her research activity is focused on the development and use of theoretical and computational tools to understand and predict the properties and behavior of materials (solids, liquids and nanostructures) from first principles.

Professor Sergei V. Kalinin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Sergei V. Kalinin is the director of the ORNL Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials and distinguished research staff member at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as a Theme leader for Electronic and Ionic Functionality on the Nanoscale. He also holds Joint Faculty position at the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Adjunct Faculty position at Pennsylvania State University. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, followed by Wigner fellowship at ORNL (2002-2004). He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2009, IEEE-UFFC Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award in 2010, Burton medal of Microscopy Society of America in 2010, ISIF Young Investigator Award in 2009, American Vacuum Society 2008 Peter Mark Memorial Award, 2010 and 2008 R&D100 Awards, 2003 Ross Coffin Award and 2009 Robert L. Coble Awards of American Ceramics Society, and a number of other distinctions. His areas of research, past and present, involve application of big data, deep data, and smart data for materials science, as well as coupling between electromechanical, electrical and transport phenomena on the nanoscale. He has published more than 350 peer-reviewed journal papers and edited 3 books. He organized numerous symposia and workshops, including International workshop series on PFM and Nanoferroelectrics held in 16 locations worldwide.

Professor Sinan Keten, Northwestern University, USA
Sinan Keten is an Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He joined Northwestern University faculty in 2010 after obtaining his Ph.D. from MIT. His research expertise is on computational materials science and mechanics, focusing on polymer nanocomposites and biomolecular materials.

He is the recipient numerous awards and honors including the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) and Director of Research Early Career Awards. Dr. Keten is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has received recognitions from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Materials Research Society (MRS). 

Professor Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University, USA
Gerhard Klimeck is the Reilly Director of the Center for Predictive Materials and Devices (c-PRIMED) and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a Fellow of IEEE and member of HKN and TBP. He guides the technical developments and strategies of nanoHUB.org which annually serves over 320,000 users worldwide with on-line simulation, tutorials, and seminars. Prof. Klimeck’s research interest is in the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, parallel cluster computing, and genetic algorithms. He drives the development of the Nanoelectronic Modeling Tool NEMO5. He was the Technical Group Supervisor of the High Performance Computing Group and a Principal Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory(JPL), California Institute of Technology. Previously he was a member of technical staff at the Central Research Lab of Texas Instruments where he served as manager and principal architect of the Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO 1-D) program. At JPL and Purdue University, Prof. Klimeck developed the Nanoelectronic Modeling tool (NEMO 3-D ) for multimillion atom simulations. Prof. Klimeck received his PhD in 1994 on Quantum Transport from Purdue University and his German electrical engineering degree in experimental studies of laser noise propagation in 1990 from Ruhr-University Bochum.

Professor Jörg Neugebauer, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany
Jörg Neugebauer is Executive of the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf where he is also director of the department “Computational Materials Design”. His scientific focus is on developing ab initio simulation techniques and applying them onto a broad range of materials science questions. To do so, his department is fostering simulation techniques spanning electronic structure, atomistic and mesoscopic approaches. Scientific fields where his work had major impact are optoelectronics, surface science, catalysis, crystal growth, metallurgy and molecular biology. A major aim of his recent work is extending DFT calculations that have been originally developed for zero Kelvin towards a full inclusion of finite temperature effects. The availability of fully ab initio and highly precise finite temperature methods opened new routes to tackle materials science questions that were out of reach to conventional approaches and provide a solid basis for multiscale simulations. Jörg Neugebauer is Professor at the University of Paderborn and the Ruhr-University Bochum and heads the advanced study group “Modeling” at the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials Simulations (ICAMS) in Bochum. In 2010 he was elected as member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Neugebauer is elected chair of the advisory board “Metals and Materials” of the German Physical Society (DPG). In 2012 he received the ERC Advanced Grant “SMARTMET”.