Our Editorial Board Members are active researchers recognized as experts in their field. They handle manuscripts within their areas of expertise, overseeing all aspects of the peer review process from submission to acceptance. Editorial Board Members work closely with our in-house editors to ensure that all manuscripts are subject to the same editorial standards and journal policies.
Research areas: photonics, light-matter interactions, complex systems
Dr. Ramy El-Ganainy received his PhD from the College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Toronto (2009-2012) and a guest scientist at the Max Planck for the Physics of Complex Systems (2012-2013). He is currently an associate professor at the department of physics and a member in the Henes Center for Quantum Phenomena, Michigan Technological University.
His research interests include quantum-inspired symmetries in optics, many-body effects with photons, non-Hermitian physics and complex systems.
Sergi Garcia-Manyes ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5140-2606
Research areas: mechanobiology, single molecules, molecular mechanisms, single proteins, protein mechanochemistry
Dr. Sergi Garcia-Manyes is Professor of Biophysics at King’s College London, holding a joint appointment between the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics and the Department of Physics, where he is the Head of the Biological Physics and Soft Matter (BPSM) research group. He has also established a satellite laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute (London). Sergi obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, and conducted his postdoctoral training in the field of single molecule mechanics in the Biology Department of Columbia University in the City of New York. Sergi’s lab is interested in mechanobiology across different length-scales, spanning from single molecules to individual cells, with a particular accent on the molecular mechanisms underpinning mechanical folding of single proteins and protein mechanochemistry at the single bond level. Sergi held an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and has been recently awarded the Leverhulme Research Leadership Award and a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.
Research areas: glassy dynamics, nonlinear rheology of soft matter, out-of-equilibrium phase transitions, pattern formation
Dr. Kirsten Martens received her PhD in 2009 at the University of Geneva in the field of out-of-equilibium statistical physics and pattern formation. She has been a Swiss National Science Foundation and Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University Lyon 1 (2009-2012). She is currently employed as a permanent researcher of the CNRS in the Interdisciplinary Physics Institute (LIPhy), a joint research unit of the CNRS and the Grenoble Alpes University. Her research interests include particle based, mesoscopic and meanfield modeling of the flow of disordered materials and dense active matter systems, with a specific interest in avalanche dynamics, shear localisation and the search of potential precursors in the yielding transition of amorphous materials.
Fabio Pezzoli ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8570-7299
Research areas: Electronic and optical properties of group IV heterostructures, Semiconductor spintronics
Dr. Fabio Pezzoli received his PhD in Nanostructures and Nanotechnologies from the University of Milano-Bicocca. He had been visiting student at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz and conducted postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart and at the Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden. He has investigated epitaxy and fundamental properties of semiconductor architectures exploring application possibilities in various fields including microelectronics and thermoelectrics. He was recipient of a young physicist award by the Italian Physical Society. Currently, he is developing his activities at the Laboratory for Nanostructure Epitaxy and Spintronics on Silicon (Como) and at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Here he has been tenure-track assistant professor since 2016 and leads research addressing the optical properties and the spin-dependent phenomena of group IV materials.
Research areas: quantum communication, cryptography, sensing, quantum information
Dr Stefano Pirandola is Professor of quantum information at the Department of Computer Science of the University of York. Before joining York, he was a Marie Curie outgoing international fellow at MIT. Dr Pirandola is currently one of the lead investigators of the UK quantum communications hub, a major project aimed at building a secure quantum network in the UK. Over the years, he has contributed to the development of the “continuous-variable” formulation of quantum information.
His main interests are in the areas of quantum communication, cryptography and sensing, for which he has established ultimate theoretical limits besides designing practical technological implementations.
Minah Seo orcid.org/0000-0003-1290-9716
Research areas: optical properties of materials, metamaterials, therahertz spectroscopy
Dr. Minah Seo is a senior research scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, South Korea). She received her Ph.D degree in Physics from Seoul National University including a period as a visiting scholar at Delft University. Her major is Physics with a specific interest in optics and spectroscopy of various materials in the ultrabroadband wavelength regime (visible to Terahertz). Prior to joining the KIST, she was a director’s postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in USA (2010~ 2013) working on ultrafast optical microscopy on semiconductor nano materials. After she joined the Sensor System Research Center at KIST, learning that current optical tools are rather limited in real immediate applications especially for small molecules, she has started to develop a hybrid type of terahertz optical sensing technique using nano scale metamaterials for highly sensitive and selective molecule detection. Dr. Seo has authored over 70 publications and patents, including papers in Nature Photonics, Nano Letters, and Advanced Materials. She was awarded as a Young Fellow by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in 2017.
Research areas: high-temperature superconductivity, quantum materials, experimental condensed matter physics
Dr. Ming Yi is an experimental condensed matter physicist broadly interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of emergent phenomena in quantum materials. She has in particular worked extensively in the area of high temperature superconductivity, whereby using experimental probes such as angle-resolved photoemission and x-ray scattering techniques has studied the behaviors of exotic electronic orders in these fascinating materials. She obtained her B.S. degree from MIT, and PhD degree from Stanford University, both in physics. After a postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley she will start an assistant professor position at Rice University in 2019. Dr. Yi is a recipient of the L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Fellowship in 2015, the Outstanding Dissertation Award of the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers in 2016, and the William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award in 2018.
We will be expanding our editorial board as the journal grows.