About the Editors

Chief Editor: Giulia Pacchioni, PhD ORCiD

Giulia received her Master’s degree in physics from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2011, with a thesis on the implantation of metal clusters in electroluminescent polymers for use in OLED devices. She then completed her PhD studies on the investigation of nanostructures on surfaces using scanning tunnelling microscopy in the group of Professor Harald Brune at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Giulia joined Springer Nature in October 2015 for the launch of Nature Reviews Materials. She spent 2018 heading up the launch team of Nature Reviews Physics, and returned to Nature Reviews Materials as a Senior Editor. Since January 2022, she is Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Materials.

Giulia is primarily responsible for the areas of quantum materials, superconductivity, topological materials, 2D materials, metamaterials and structural materials.

Giulia is based in the London office, UK.


Senior Editor: Ariane Vartanian, PhD

Ariane received a PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied the surface chemistry and self-assembly behaviour of anisotropic colloidal nanocrystals. She then joined Nature Communications in 2016, where she managed the materials science and inorganic, nanoscale, physical, and computational chemistry team. In May 2021, Ariane joined the Nature Reviews Materials team as a Senior Editor.

Ariane is primarily responsible for the areas of materials chemistry, nanostructures and surface chemistry.

Ariane is based in the New York office, USA.


Art Editor: Charlotte Gurr
Production Editor: Joshua Perryman 
Sub Editor Team Leader: Sonia Partap
Editorial Assistant: Louise O’Reilly

Cross-Journal Editors: Katharine Wrighton (Team Leader), Claire Ashworth, Caroline Barranco, Lucia Brunello, Rebecca Kelsey, Isobel Leake, Grant Otto, Jake Rogers, Joseph Willson (Seniors), Mike Attwaters, Hannah Hatcher (Associates), Timothy Thomas (Locum Associate)
Managing Editor: Liesbet Lieben
Editorial Administration Manager: Georgina Moffat 
Managing Production Editor: Jenna Johnston
Head of Copy Editing: Paul Fletcher
Head of Office Administration: Laura Lee
Head of Production: Derna Brown
Art Director: Samantha Whitham
Creative Director: Kelly Krause
Editorial Director: Mina Razzak
Publishing Director, Nature Journals​: Ruth Wilson 
VP Nature Research & BMC: James Butcher 
Chief Journals Officer: Alison Mitchell
Editor-in-Chief, Nature Journals: Magdalena Skipper