About the Editors

Chief Editor: Nicky Dean

Nicky joined Nature Research in July 2011 as an editor for Nature Communications, where he handled a broad range of manuscripts across applied and fundamental physics and photonics, including solar cells and light-trapping structures for energy harvesting. He also managed a team of physics and earth sciences editors, before leaving to launch Nature Energy in April 2015. Nicky gained his DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he employed a range of time-resolved techniques, from X-rays down to the terahertz regime, to study ultrafast dynamics in correlated electron materials. His subsequent postdoctoral studies for the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter involved characterizing and controlling the magnetic behaviour of multiferroics using nonlinear optical techniques. Nicky is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: Elsa Couderc

Elsa joined Nature Research in June 2015 as an editor for Nature Communications. While there, she handled manuscripts in diverse areas of applied physics including photovoltaics, thermoelectrics and electronics. Elsa joined Nature Energy in November 2016. After receiving a MSc in Physics from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris and Paris 6, she obtained a PhD in material science from the CEA and Université de Grenoble, and spent time at the University of Denver. Her postdoctoral work took her to the University of Southern California and to the University of Cambridge, where she studied organic and hybrid photovoltaics with a focus on charge transfer and charge transport processes. During that time, she was a writing volunteer for the MRS Bulletin. Elsa is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: Jenn Richler

Jenn joined Nature Research in 2016 as a Senior Editor serving Nature Climate Change and Nature Energy. She handles a broad range of manuscripts from across the behavioral sciences, including psychology, sociology, behavioral economics, political science, and communications. Prior to joining the company, Jenn was an associate editor at Journal of Experimental Psychology: General where she handled manuscripts spanning all areas of experimental psychology, and served as a writer for the American Psychological Association, where she covered primary research for a general academic audience. Jenn completed her PhD in psychology and postdoctoral work at Vanderbilt University. Jenn is based in the New York office.

Senior Editor: Changjun Zhang

Changjun, also known as Alex, joined Nature Research in March 2013 as an editor for Nature Communications. He handled manuscripts across a range of subjects, focusing on batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, fundamental electrochemistry, surface science and heterogeneous catalysis, before moving to Nature Energy in August 2015. Alex received his PhD in surface catalysis from Queen’s University Belfast. He later worked in postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge and University College London, where his research expertise expanded to the fields of energy production and storage. Alex is based in the Shanghai office.

Associate Editor: James Gallagher

James arrived at Nature Energy in September 2015. After receiving an MSc in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) from the University of Cambridge, he moved to the University of Liverpool for his PhD, where he developed high-throughput screens to evaluate Fischer-Tropsch catalysts for the production of liquid fuels from syngas. During his postdoctoral work at Argonne National Laboratory he used synchrotron X-ray techniques to study new catalysts for energy applications, with a focus on biomass and alkane transformations. James is based in the London office.

Associate Editor: Fouad Khan

Fouad joined Nature Energy in September 2017. Prior to joining Nature Research, Fouad worked on energy, infrastructure and urban development projects for such institutions as the World Bank, UNOPS and WWF. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Science and Policy. His PhD work focused on the relationship between urban form and energy consumption efficiency in cities. He did post-doctoral work at Aarhus University in Denmark working with WWF Luc Hoffmann Institute and One Planet City Challenge program investigating optimum pathways for energy transitions in different types of cities. Fouad has been a UN Future Earth Fellow (2014) and a Fulbright scholarship recipient (2005-2007). He is based in the New York office.


Editorial Advisory Panel in Social Science and Policy

In addition to its team of editors, Nature Energy has an external advisory panel in the fields of social sciences and policy to support further development of the journal in these areas. All final editorial decisions are made by the journal's editors. Our advisory panel includes the following members:

Joseph E. Aldy
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Faculty Chair, Regulatory Policy Program
Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge, MA
Research interests: environmental economics, climate change policy, energy subsidies, international cooperation.

Laura Diaz Anadon
University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public Policy
Department of Politics and International Studies
University of Cambridge
Research Associate
Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Research interests: science and technology policy, energy technology innovation, systems analysis including multiple resources and impacts, decision-making under uncertainty.

Valentina Bosetti
Associate Professor
Ettore Bocconi Department of Economics
Bocconi University
Research interests: energy investments and climate change, integrated assessment modeling, decisions under risk and uncertainty, expert elicitation of evolution of future energy technologies.

Daniel M. Kammen
Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
Fellow of the US State Department, Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas
Professor in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and in the Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Research interests: clean energy systems, decarbonization, energy access.

Catherine Mitchell
Professor of Energy Policy
University of Exeter
Research interests: energy policy, regulation and governance, transitions to sustainable and secure energy systems.

Keywan Riahi
Director, Energy Program
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Visiting Professor, Institute of Thermal Engineering
Graz University of Technology
Research Interests: energy economics, technological change, sustainable energy systems, energy modelling.

Benjamin K. Sovacool
Director, Center for Energy Technologies
Aarhus University
Director, Sussex Energy Group
SPRU, University of Sussex
Director, Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand
Universities of Sussex, Manchester, and Oxford
Research interests: energy policy, energy security, energy and sustainability, energy studies.

Linda Steg
Professor of Environmental Psychology
University of Groningen
The Netherlands
Research interests: environmental behaviour, energy use, behavioural interventions, policy acceptability, psychology.

David I. Stern
Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Research interests: energy economics, economic growth and development, climate change, research assessment.

Jim Watson
Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Professor of Energy Policy
University of Sussex
Research interests: energy policy, energy security, innovation in energy systems, transitions to sustainable energy systems.

Richard York
Director of Environmental Studies
Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Research interests: environmental sociology, ecological economics, human ecology.


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