About the Editors


Long-Qing Chen, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Professor Chen's research focuses on applying computer simulations to understand the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations and mesoscale microstructure evolution. He has developed and applied phase-field models to a range of materials and processes, including ferroelectric phase transitions and ferroic domain structure development, electrode microstructure in solid oxide fuel cells and batteries, microstructure development in additively manufactured materials and growth of two-dimensional materials. Professor Chen graduated from Zhejiang University, followed by postgraduate studies at Stony Brook University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1992 he has been a Professor at Pennsylvania State University.


Lidong Chen, PhD
Professor of Materials Science
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS
Shanghai, China

Professor Chen previously served as Chief Engineer at Riken Corporation and at the Japan National Aerospace Laboratory. He then worked at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, as Research Associate and Associate Professor. He joined Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS) as a Professor in 2001, under the 'Hundreds Talent Project' from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently he is the Director of the State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures, and served as Deputy President of SICCAS from 2004 to 2013. Prof. Chen's research focuses on inorganic materials and composites.

Associate Editors

Silvana Botti, PhD
Chair of Solid State Theory
Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena
Jena, Germany

After receiving her PhD in Physics in 2002 from the University of Pavia, Italy, Silvana Botti was Marie-Curie Fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris-Saclay University, where she was appointed CNRS Research Scientist in 2004. In 2008 she moved to the University of Lyon, before joining the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in 2014. Her research activities focus on computational materials design, as well as on the development and application of many-body treatments for theoretical spectroscopy.

Chun-Gang Duan PhD
Professor, Director Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices
East China Normal University
Shanghai, China

Prof. Chun-Gang Duan earned his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the Institute of Physics, Beijing, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998, then worked for the University of Nebraska until 2007. In 2008, he joined East China Normal University as full professor. Currently, Prof Duan is the director of key lab of polar materials and devices, Ministry of Education, China. His group studies multiferroics, magnetoelectric, energy conversion and neuromophic computing materials.

Geoffroy Hautier, PhD
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanoscience
Université Catholique de Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Professor Hautier's research focuses on computational materials discovery and design. His group has been using and developing ab initio high-throughput and big data approaches for various fields, including functional oxides and Li-ion batteries. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 and was a FNRS and Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow. He now holds a faculty position at the Université Catholique de Louvain. Professor Hautier is one of the early developers and co-principle investigators of the Materials Project, a freely accessible high-throughput computational database.

Sergei V. Kalinin, PhD
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Doctor Kalinin is the Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, and distinguished research staff member at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as a Theme leader for Electronic and Ionic Functionality on the Nanoscale. He holds a joint faculty position at the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and adjunct faculty position at Pennsylvania State University. His areas of research have involved application of big data, deep data and smart data for materials science, as well as coupling between electromechanical, electrical and transport phenomena on the nanoscale.

Sinan Keten, PhD
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering
Northwestern University

Professor Keten's research expertise is on computational materials science and mechanics, focusing on polymer nanocomposites and biomolecular materials. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program and Director of Research Early Career Awards. Professor Keten is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has received recognitions from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Materials Research Society.

Bryce Meredig, PhD
Chief Science Office & Founder
Citrine Informatics

Dr. Meredig is cofounder and Chief Science Officer of Citrine Informatics, a materials informatics platform company. His primary research interest is the development and validation of physics-informed machine learning methods specific to applications in materials science and chemistry. He earned his PhD from Northwestern University, where he was a Presidential Fellow and NDSEG Fellow, and his BAS and MBA from Stanford University, where he is adjunct professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Jörg Neugebauer, PhD
Director, Computational Materials Design Department
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH 
Düsseldorf, Germany

Professor Neugebauer's research focuses on developing ab initio simulation techniques and applying them to a broad range of materials science questions. His department uses simulation techniques spanning electronic structure, atomistic and mesoscopic approaches. He has worked on a range of topics, notably including optoelectronics, surface science, catalysis, crystal growth, metallurgy and molecular biology. A goal of his more recent work involves extending density functional theory calculations that have been originally developed for zero Kelvin towards a full inclusion of finite temperature effects.

Julie B. Staunton, PhD
Professor, Department of Physics, Director EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems
University of Warwick
Coventry, UK

Professor Julie Staunton's research interests are in ab initio magnetic materials modelling and she and collaborators developed the DFT-based `Disordered Local Moment' (DLM) theory of finite temperature magnetism. Her current projects, in which there is close collaboration with experiment, include those on rare earth - transition metal permanent magnets and caloric effects in magnetic materials. Since 2001 she has been a professor in the Theoretical Physics Group at the University of Warwick and is currently the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems (HetSys) which trains people in computational modelling across a range of research themes such as nanoscale devices, catalysts, superalloys, smart fluids and laser-plasma interactions.

Hongming Weng, PhD
Key Laboratory of Condensed Matter Theory and Computation
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

Professor Weng received his BS degree and PhD degrees in Physics from Nanjing University. His work is generally focused on computational condensed matter physics; by first-principles calculations he studies the magnetic, optical and topological properties of materials. Previously he was a Postdoc (2005–2007) at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, and an Assistant Professor (2007–2010) at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He then joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as an Associate Professor in 2010 and became full Professor in 2016.

Editorial Board Members

Igor Abrikosov, Linkoping University, Sweden
Jim Belak, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Gerdbrand Ceder, UC Berkeley, USA
Ying-Hao Chu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, China
Stefano Curtarolo, Duke University, USA
Ismaila Dabo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China
Giulia Galli, University of Chicago, USA
Steve Granick, IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter and UNIST, South Korea
Robin Grimes, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Marisol Koslowski, Purdue University, USA
Jiangyu Li, University of Washington, USA
Jian Lu, City University of Hong Kong, China
David L. McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Tetsuo Mohri, Tohoku University, Japan
Cewen Nan, Tsinghua University, China
Tamio Oguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University, USA
Xiaoqing Pan, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering University of California, Irvine, USA
Thomas Proffen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Dierk Raabe, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany
James Rondinelli, Northwestern University, USA
Darrell Schlom, Cornell University, USA
James Sethian, UC Berkeley, USA
Jing Sun, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China
Alejandro H. Strachan, Purdue University, USA
Ichiro Takeuchi, University of Maryland, USA
Isao Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Chris Wolverton, Northwestern University, USA
Francois Willaime, CEA-Saclay, France
Sulin Zhang, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Wenqing Zhang, Shanghai University, China

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