Lesley F. Cohen

Lesley F. Cohen
Imperial College London, London, UK

Lesley F. Cohen earned her Ph.D. in solid-state physics at the University of Cambridge in 1988. After a postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Cohen was appointed Assistant Professor at Polytechnic University of New York in 1989. She joined Imperial College London as a Royal Society Research Fellow in 1993, became a Reader in Solid State Physics in 2003, and Professor in 2006.

Research Interests: Superconductivity, magnetism, optoelectronics, sensors, plasmonics, thermoelectrics, and calorics.

Professional Activities and Awards: Cohen is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a recipient of the Imperial College Julia Higgins Medal as well as the Science Without Borders Senior Investigator Fellowship and Royal Society Research Fellowship. Cohen has served on dozens of advisory boards and proposal evaluation committees, and has presented over thirty keynotes and invited talks in the past fifteen years. She was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Applied Physics Letters in 2019.

Deputy Editors

Alexander A. Balandin
Alexander A. Balandin
University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Alexander A. Balandin received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. He spent more than two decades at the University of California at Riverside, where he was a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and served as the Founding Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Program. He is presently a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA.

Research Interests: Nanotechnology and advanced materials; 2D and 1D van der Waals quantum materials; Raman and Brillouin-Mandelstam spectroscopy; nanophononics and thermal transport; noise in electronic materials and devices.

Professional Activities and Awards: Professor Balandin is a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow (VBFF), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), A Fellow of the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a recipient of The MRS Medal (2013) for the discovery of unique thermal properties of graphene and the IEEE Pioneer of Nanotechnology Award (2011) for his nanotechnology research.

Qing Hu
Qing Hu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Qing Hu received his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1987. From 1987 to 1989, he was a postdoctoral associate at University of California-Berkeley. He joined the MIT faculty in 1990, where he is now a distinguished professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

Research Interests: Dr. Hu has made significant contributions to physics and device applications over a broad electromagnetic spectrum, from millimeter wave, THz, to infrared frequencies. Among those contributions, the most distinctive is his development of high-performance terahertz (THz) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). Now this breakthrough has already found applications in heterodyne receiver technology and real‐time THz imaging, which was also pioneered by his group.

Professional Activities and Awards: He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the recipient of 2012 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award and the 2015 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award from OSA. He was an associate editor of Applied Physics Letters from 2006-2014 and has been a deputy editor since 2015.

Xiuling Li
Xiuling Li
University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

Xiuling Li received her B.S. degree form Peking University and Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Following post-doctoral positions at California Institute of Technology and University of Illinois, as well as industry experience at II-VI, Inc. (formerly EpiWorks, Inc.), she joined the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2007. At UIUC, she was the Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering and the interim director of the Nick Holonyak Jr. Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. She then joined the faculty of UT Austin in Aug. 2021 and currently holds the Temple Foundation Endowed Professorship in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She also has an affiliate appointment in Chemistry as the Fellow of the Dow Professorship.

Her research focuses on nanostructured semiconductor materials and devices. She has published >160 journal papers and holds >20+ patents, delivered > 120 invited lectures worldwide. Her research opens new avenues by using innovative epitaxial growth and nanofabrication approaches including metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) of III-V, III-N and Ga2O3, metal-assisted chemical vapor deposition (MacEtch), and strain-induced self-rolled-up membranes (S-RuM), to address the ever-present needs to reduce the size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) of microelectronic devices, among other applications. She has been honored with the NSF CAREER award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, and ONR Young Investigator Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physics Society (APS), Optica (formerly OSA), the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), and the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Research Interests: III-V compound semiconductors, epitaxial growth, metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), nanowires, nanowire electronics, nanomembranes, optoelectronics, solar cells, and nanofabrication.

Professional Activities and Awards: Dr. Li is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2008), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2009), ONR Young Investigator Award (2011), Dean’s award for excellence in research (2012), Andrew T. Yang Research Award (2013), and the Willet Faculty Scholar Award (2015). She has published more than 110 referred journal papers and holds more than 15 patents. She is a fellow of the IEEE, an elected member of the IEEE Photonic Society Board of Governors and a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

Maria Antonietta Loi
Maria Antonietta Loi
University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Maria Antonietta Loi received her Ph.D. in physics at the University of Cagliari in 2001. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Linz Institute for Organic Solar cells at the University of Linz and a research position at the Italian National Research Council, she joined the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen as an Assistant Professor in 2006. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Full Professor in 2014. She is now the chair of the University’s Photophysics and Optoelectronics group as well as head of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at University College Groningen.

Research Interests: Solar cells, photophysics, transistors, semiconductor quantum dots, organic semiconductors, hybrid perovskites, carbon nanotubes, light emitting diodes, photodetectors, and optical spectroscopy.

Professional Activities and Awards: Professor Loi is a member of the international advisory boards of Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, and Cell Reports Physical Science. She was awarded the Minerva Prize in 2011 and Physica Prize in 2018. Prof. Loi was awarded a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) and serves as the leader of the Functional Materials cluster at the Materials Innovation Institute (M2i) and the chair of the board of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials.

David L. Price
David Long Price
CNRS-Centre de Recherche sur les Matériaux à Haute Température, Orleans, France

David L. Price obtained a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge in 1966. After a postdoctoral appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Price moved to Argonne National Laboratory and served variously as senior scientist, director of the Solid-State Science Division, and director of the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source. He later joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory as executive director of the High-Flux Isotope Reactor and Center for Neutron Scattering. He is currently a research scientist at the Research Center for Extreme Conditions and Materials: High Temperature and Irradiation, Orléans, France.

Research Interests: Order and disorder in solids and liquids, dynamics of disordered systems, glass transition and melting, neutron diffraction with isotope substitution, deep inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering, anomalous, high-energy and inelastic x-ray scattering, and materials for energy conversion and storage.

Professional Activities and Awards: Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America. Dr. Price was a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama, Japan (2000) and received the Alexander Von Humboldt Research Award in 1998 and the American Crystallographic Association’s Warren Prize in 1997.

Associate Editors

Samuel D. Bader (Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA)

Paola Borri  (Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK)

Christoph H. Grein (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA)

Liza Herrera Diez (Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, CNRS, Paris-Saclay University, Palaiseau, France)

Satoshi Iwamoto (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)

Roger K. Lake (University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA)

Liang-Sheng Liao (Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials, Soochow University, China)

Minn-Tsong Lin (National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)

Vincenzo Lordi (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA)

Yongfeng Mei (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

Prineha Narang (University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA)

Becky Peterson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

Mathias Schubert (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE)

Jian Shen (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

Alessandro Tredicucci (Pisa University, Pisa, Italy)

Susan E. Trolier-McKinstry (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA)

Martin Weides (University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)

Wenqing Zhang (Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China)

Hongping Zhao (The Ohio State University, OH, USA)


Editor, 2014 – 2019: Reuben T. Collins

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