About the Editors

Chief Editor: Christine-Maria Horejs, PhD ORCiD

Christine received her MSc and PhD in nanobiotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, studying protein conformations and self-assembly using biophysical and theoretical approaches. She then joined the lab of Molly Stevens at Imperial College London, UK, investigating the extracellular matrix and cell–material interactions. In 2015, she moved to the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, conducting in vivo studies of anti-fibrotic biomaterials. In September 2017, she joined the Nature Reviews Materials team as an Associate Editor, and from July 2019 moved to be a Locum Senior Editor at Nature Nanotechnology, where she was primarily responsible for nanomedicine, drug delivery and nanobiotechnology. Since January 2021, she is Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Materials.

Christine is primarily responsible for the areas of biomaterials, tissue engineering, soft matter, drug delivery and nanomedicine. 

Christine is based in the London office, UK.


Senior Editor: Giulia Pacchioni, PhD ORCiD

Giulia received her Master’s degree in physics from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2011, with a thesis on the implantation of metal clusters in electroluminescent polymers for use in OLED devices. She then completed her PhD studies on the investigation of nanostructures on surfaces using scanning tunnelling microscopy in the group of Professor Harald Brune at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Giulia joined Springer Nature in October 2015 for the launch of Nature Reviews Materials. She spent 2018 heading up the launch team of Nature Reviews Physics, and is now back at Nature Reviews Materials as a Senior Editor.

Giulia is primarily responsible for the areas of quantum materials, superconductivity, topological materials, 2D materials, metamaterials and structural materials.

Giulia is based in the London office, UK.


Senior Editor: Ariane Vartanian, PhD

Ariane received a PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied the surface chemistry and self-assembly behaviour of anisotropic colloidal nanocrystals. She then joined Nature Communications in 2016, where she managed the materials science and inorganic, nanoscale, physical, and computational chemistry team. In May 2021, Ariane joined the Nature Reviews Materials team as a Senior Editor.

Ariane is primarily responsible for the areas of materials chemistry, nanostructures and surface chemistry.

Ariane is based in the New York office, USA.


Art Editor: Charlotte Gurr
Production Editor: Joshua Perryman 
Sub Editor Team Leader: Sonia Partap
Editorial Assistant: Louise O’Reilly

Cross-Journal Editors: Katharine Wrighton (Team Leader), Claire Ashworth, Caroline Barranco, Rebecca Kelsey, Isobel Leake, Grant Otto, Joseph Willson (Seniors), Timothy Thomas (Locum Associate)
Managing Editor: Liesbet Lieben
Editorial Administration Manager: Georgina Moffat 
Managing Production Editor: Jenna Johnston
Head of Copy Editing: Paul Fletcher
Head of Office Administration: Laura Lee
Head of Production: Derna Brown
Art Director: Samantha Whitham
Creative Director: Kelly Krause
Editorial Director: Mina Razzak
VP Editorial, Nature Journals: Ritu Dhand
Publishing Director, Nature Journals​: Ruth Wilson 
VP Nature Research & BMC: James Butcher 
Chief Journals Officer: Alison Mitchell
Editor-in-Chief, Nature Journals: Magdalena Skipper