About the Editors

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Catalysis has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds.

Chief Editor: Davide Esposito, DSc, Springer Nature, Germany

Davide became an editor of Nature Catalysis in 2017, handling a variety of topics across the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Before joining Nature Research he has worked as principal investigator at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, leading a group specialized in the development of new catalytic methods for biomass upgrade and sustainable chemistry. Davide was awarded the title of Doctor of Science from the ETH Zürich in 2012, where he received training in organic and carbohydrate chemistry. He became Chief Editor of Nature Catalysis in 2020.


Senior Editor: Marçal Capdevila-Cortada, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Marçal joined Nature Research in October 2017 as an Associate Editor for Nature Catalysis, where he handles topics across the fields of heterogeneous catalysis and computational modeling. Before joining Nature Research, he worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), focusing his research on the catalytic properties of reducible oxides. Marçal got his PhD in chemistry from the University of Barcelona in 2014, devoted to the study of organic radicals and non-covalent interactions. He also carried out research at University College London, Georgia Tech, The University of Strasbourg, and The University of Utah. 


Senior Editor: Jan-Stefan Völler, Dr. rer. nat., Springer Nature, Germany

Jan-Stefan joined Nature Catalysis in November 2017. After studying chemistry with a particular focus on biochemistry and organic chemistry, he received his PhD degree from the Free University of Berlin and worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Technical University of Berlin in the field of biocatalysis. His research encompassed cultivation and genetic engineering of bacteria, protein modification by directed evolution and genetic code expansion as well as protein characterization applying spectroscopic methods and kinetic analysis. Working as a Senior Editor, he primarily handles topics across the fields of biocatalysis and synthetic organic chemistry.


Senior Editor: Benjamin Martindale, PhD, Springer Nature, USA

Ben joined Nature Catalysis in August 2020 after spending a year with Nature Communications as an Associate Editor. In line with his research background, he primarily handles manuscripts in the fields of electrocatalysis and solar fuels. Before joining Nature Research, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2016. His research has been dedicated to materials for photo- and electrocatalytic reactions, with a particular focus on sustainable energy conversion. Ben is based in the New York City office.


Senior Editor: Francesco Zamberlan, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Francesco joined Nature Chemical Biology and Nature Catalysis in April 2023 and handles content at both journals. Prior to that he spent a year and half in the Bio- and Organic Chemistry Team at Nature Communications. After completing his PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Ferrara on non-natural amino acids synthesis, he carried on postdoctoral work at the University of Nottingham, studying enzyme-responsive MRI biosensors and near-infrared bioimaging nanoparticles. He then moved to the University of Glasgow to work on fluorescent sensor arrays for liver fibrosis detection. At Nature Catalysis, he handles manuscripts in the fields of homogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis, and is based in London.


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