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Conversation with Editor-in-Chief Series

In this webinar, IMRE invites Editors-in-Chief from prestigious journals to share tips and tricks of writing successful research articles for publications.




31 March 2022
4pm to 5pm
(SG Time)

Claire Cobley

Dr. Claire Cobley
Editor-in-Chief of ChemNanoMat

Claire Cobley obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Brown University, followed by a master's degree from the University of Washington, and a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. She performed her PhD research on the synthesis and biomedical applications of noble metal nanostructures in the group of Younan Xia. She went on to do postdoctoral work with Joachim Spatz at the University of Heidelberg and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems before joining Chemistry—A European Journal in February 2013 and ChemNanoMat in September 2014.

About the Journal
ChemNanoMat is a top-ranking materials chemistry journal for primary research papers and review articles from authors across the world. The journal covers all aspects of the chemistry of nanomaterials and their interdisciplinary applications.

ChemNanoMat publishes Research Articles, Reviews, Concepts, Perspectives and Highlights. Color figures are reproduced free of charge and ChemNanoMat will publish Accepted Articles online directly after acceptance.

A professional editorial team headed by Dr. Claire Cobley and an Editorial Board headed by Susumu Kitagawa (Kyoto University), Huisheng Peng (Fudan University), and Hua Zhang (Nanyang Technological University) ensure the highest quality of the peer-review process, the contents, and the production of the journal.

ChemNanoMat is published on behalf of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES), an association of numerous Asian chemical societies. It is supported by the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS).

Stay tuned for more information on the speakers lined up.


11 March 2022
10am to 11am
(SG Time)

Martina Stenzel
Prof. Martina Stenzel
Editor-in-Chief of Materials Horizons

Martina Stenzel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, before completing her PhD in 1999 at the Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She then started working as a postdoctoral Fellow at the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, before being appointed as lecture in 2002 at the same University. In 2012 she was promoted to full Professor and is now UNSW Scientia Professor and ARC (Australian Research Council) Laureate Fellow. In 2018 she was elected as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Her research interest is focused on the synthesis of functional polymers nanoparticles and their use as drug delivery carriers.

About the Journal
Materials Horizons is a leading journal for the publication of exceptionally high quality, innovative materials science. The journal places an emphasis on original research that demonstrates a new concept or a new way of thinking (a conceptual advance), rather than primarily reporting technological improvements. 

16 March 2022
4pm to 5pm
(SG Time)

Sebastien Lecommandoux
Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux
Editor-in-Chief of Biomacromolecules

Sébastien Lecommandoux received his Ph.D. (1996) in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux. After a postdoctoral experience at the University of Illinois (UIUC, USA) in the group of Prof. Samuel I. Stupp, he started his academic career at the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, Bordeaux INP as Associate Professor (1998) and was promoted to Full Professor in 2005. He is currently Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO-CNRS) and is leading the group "Polymers Self-Assembly and Life Sciences". His research interests include polypeptide and polysaccharide-based block copolymers self-assembly, the design of polymersomes for drug-delivery and theranostic, as well as biomimetic approaches toward design of synthetic viruses and artificial cells. Sébastien has been the recipient of several awards and honors including the 2019 SEQUENS Prize from the French Academy of Sciences for his work on therapeutic polymers, honorary junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2007), and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Sébastien also served as an Associate Editor of the ACS journal Biomacromolecules from 2013-2019 before being appointed the Editor-in-Chief of Biomacromolecules starting January 2020.

About the Journal
Founded in 2000, Biomacromolecules is a leading forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research at the interface of polymer science and biology. Submissions to Biomacromolecules should contain strong elements of innovation in terms of macromolecular design, synthesis and characterization, or in the application of polymer materials to biology and medicine.

Topics covered by Biomacromolecules include, but are not exclusively limited to: sustainable polymers, polymers based on natural and renewable resources, degradable polymers, polymer conjugates, polymeric drugs, polymers in biocatalysis, biomacromolecular assembly, biomimetic polymers, polymer-biomineral hybrids, biomimetic-polymer processing, polymer recycling, bioactive polymer surfaces, original polymer design for biomedical applications such as immunotherapy, drug delivery, gene delivery, antimicrobial applications, diagnostic imaging and biosensing, polymers in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, polymeric scaffolds and hydrogels for cell culture and delivery.

18 March 2022
5pm to 6pm
(SG Time)

Ali Stoddart
Dr. Ali Stoddart
Editor-in-Chief of Nature Synthesis

Dr. Ali Stoddart joined Nature Synthesis in January 2021 and is heading the launch of the journal. She started out at Nature Research in 2007 as an editor for Nature Materials, where she handled the topics of materials chemistry and biomaterials. In 2016, as chief editor, she launched the first physical sciences Nature Reviews journal, Nature Reviews Materials. Ali has an MSci in chemistry from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in the area of polymer synthesis from Durham University. Before joining Nature Research, she gained industrial experience as a medicinal chemist at Cambridge BioTechnology, followed by three years' editorial experience with the journal Chemical Communications.

Ali is based in the London office.

About the Journal
Nature Synthesis is a new online journal launched in January 2022. The journal is interested in all aspects of synthesis, from making discrete molecules to extended materials, as well as technological innovations leading to significant advances in synthetic methods and processes.

Nature Synthesis aims to bring together researchers from all areas of chemical and materials synthesis, publishing work based on organic, inorganic, organometallic and materials chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary studies at the interfaces between these disciplines.  The journal will focus on the development of new synthetic methods and approaches, together with the preparation of molecular- or materials-based products that have practical value in research and society or extend our conceptual understanding of chemical or material systems.