About the Editors


Professor Long-Qing Chen
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Professor Chen 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
Professor of Materials Science
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS
Shanghai, China

Previously, Professor Chen served as chief engineer at Riken Cooperation and at the 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. 

Associate Editors

Professor Silvana Botti
Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena
Institut für Festkörpertheorie und -optik
Jena, Germany

Silvana Botti holds the chair of Solid State Theory at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in Germany. After receiving her PhD in Physics in 2002 from the University of Pavia, Italy, she was Marie-Curie Fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris-Saclay University, where she was appointed CNRS Research Scientist in 2004. In 2008 she moved to the University of Lyon, before joining the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in 2014. Her research activities focus on computational materials design, as well as on the development and application of many-body treatments for theoretical spectroscopy.

Professor Giulia Galli
Liew Family professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations
University of Chicago

Prior to joining the University of Chicago and ANL, Professor Galli served as 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, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the AAAS. 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 from first principles.

Professor Geoffroy Hautier
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanoscience
Université catholique de Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Professor Hautier’s research focuses on computational materials discovery and design. His group has been using and developing ab initio high-throughput and big data approaches in various fields from functional oxides to Li-ion battery materials. Geoffroy Hautier received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 and was a FNRS and Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow. He now holds a faculty position at the Université catholique de Louvain. Professor Hautier is one of the early developers and co-PI of the Materials Project, a freely accessible high-throughput computational database.

Professor Sergei V. Kalinin
 Director of the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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. 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. 

Professor Sinan Keten
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering
Northwestern University

Sinan Keten is an Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. Professor Keten's 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  Jörg Neugebauer
Director, Computational Materials Design Department
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH 
Düsseldorf, Germany

Professor Neugebauer's research focuses on developing ab initio simulation techniques and applying them onto a broad range of materials science questions. His department fosters simulation techniques spanning electronic structure, atomistic and mesoscopic approaches. Some scientific fields where his work has had major impacts on are optoelectronics, surface science, catalysis, crystal growth, metallurgy and molecular biology. A main goal of his more recent work involves extending DFT calculations that have been originally developed for zero Kelvin towards a full inclusion of finite temperature effects. 

Professor Hongming Weng
Professor Key Laboratory of Condensed Matter Theory and Computation
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

Hongming Weng is a Professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and received his BS degree and PhD in Physics from Nanjing University, China. His work is generally focused on computational condensed matter physics; by first-principles calculations he studies the magnetic, optical and topological properties of materials.Previously he was a Postdoc (2005–2007) at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, and an Assistant Professor (2007–2010) at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He then joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), as an Associate Professor in 2010 and became full Professor in 2016.