About the Editors

Nature Physics is staffed by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds. It is led by David Abergel, and includes Nina Meinzer, Richard Brierley, Elizaveta Dubrovina and Leonardo Benini (all based in London), Stefanie Reichert, Bart Verberck and Debarchan Das (based in Berlin).


Chief Editor: David Abergel

Before joining Nature Physics in 2017, David carried out theoretical research on graphene and other two-dimensional materials, and topological materials. He completed a Ph.D at Lancaster University in 2007, and then did post-doctoral work at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and the University of Maryland (USA) before undertaking an Assistant Professorship at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm, Sweden. David is based in our Berlin office.




Senior Editor: Nina Meinzer

Nina joined Nature Physics in 2019, from Nature Communications. They obtained their PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where they studied plasmonic metamaterials and their interaction with semiconductor quantum heterostructures. They also carried out postdoctoral work at the University of Exeter, working on hybrid systems that combine plasmonic structures and emitters as well as studying microwave metamaterials. Nina is based in our London office.




Senior Editor: Richard Brierley

Richard joined Nature Physics from Nature Communications in 2020. He received his PhD in condensed matter theory from the University of Cambridge, studying the theory of polariton condensates. After a year as a Junior Research Fellow in Cambridge, he moved to Yale University as a postdoctoral fellow working on superconducting quantum computing and phase transitions in strongly correlated systems. Richard is based in the London office.




Senior Editor: Stefanie Reichert

Stefanie joined Nature Physics in 2018. She obtained her PhD from the University of Manchester, where she studied transitions between particles and their respective anti-particles at the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. She then joined the LHCb group at the Technical University Dortmund as post-doc, where she worked on several decay channels on the quest for finding new physics. Stefanie is based in our Berlin office.




Senior Editor: Elizaveta Dubrovina

Elizaveta re-joined Nature Physics in January 2022 from Nature Communications. Prior to joining the Nature Portfolio in 2016, she specialised in the applied mathematics of fluid flows as part of her studies at the University of Cambridge. She then obtained her PhD from Imperial College London, where she worked on the fluid dynamics of lab-on-chip devices, with a focus on analytical and numerical methods. Elizaveta is based in our London office.




Senior Consulting Editor: Bart Verberck

After 10 years in academia, Bart originally joined Nature Physics in 2013, where he handled topics from condensed-matter physics and plasma physics.  He also launched a column called ‘Measure for Measure’ on aspects of metrology.  In July 2017, Bart moved to Berlin to become Regional Executive Editor for the newly established Nature Portfolio office in Germany, which he helped develop as an editorial and publishing hub with a focus on local outreach. Since 2021, he combines that capacity with the role of Senior Consulting Editor at Nature Physics, where he covers soft-condensed-matter physics and has a consulting role for Nature Communications.



Associate Editor: Leonardo Benini

Leonardo joined Nature Physics in July 2021. He received a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Bologna, Italy, working on disordered Kitaev chains with long-range pairing. He moved to the University of Warwick in the UK for his PhD studies, conducting research on a variety of topics related to localization effects in strongly disordered many-body systems. Leonardo is based in the London office.




Associate Editor: Debarchan Das

Debarchan joined Nature Physics in January 2023. He received a Ph.D in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, working on iron pnictide and heavy fermion superconductors. He then completed post-doctoral research at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research in Wrocław, Poland and at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. He is an expert in transport and muon spin rotation experiments on strongly-correlated materials. Debarchan is based in the Berlin office.