About the Editors
Like the other Nature titles, Nature Materials has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds.
Chief Editor: Vincent Dusastre
Vincent Dusastre gained his first degree in physical chemistry from the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), followed by a MSci in materials science from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK). His research interests during his PhD from University College London and postdoctoral experience at Imperial College London were in the design and investigation of the properties of oxide materials for gas-sensing and fuel-cell applications. He joined Nature in 1999 and launched Nature Materials in 2002. In addition to his duties as Chief Editor, he handles manuscripts in the areas of electrochemistry and materials for energy, including batteries, fuel cells, solar fuels, electro- and photocatalysis. Vincent is based in the London office.
Senior Editor: Stephen Shevlin
Stephen Shevlin received his first degree in theoretical physics from the University of Birmingham, and completed his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics focusing on atomic-scale wires at University College London. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher on electronic materials at IBM Zurich and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, before becoming interested in energy and oxide materials at Queen Mary, University of London, and University College London. At Nature Materials, which he joined in February 2017, Stephen handles manuscripts in the areas of materials chemistry, oxide interfaces and surfaces, ferroelectrics, porous materials, catalysis and energy harvesting. Stephen is based in the London office.
Senior Editor: Xin Li
Xin Li received her first degree in materials science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. She completed her PhD jointly at Georgia Institute of Technology (US) and University of Lorraine (France), studying epitaxy growth and optoelectronic applications of wide bandgap semiconductors. She continued to work in the Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI as a postdoctoral researcher, and expanded her interests to 2D materials, nanostructures and flexible devices. At Nature Materials, which she joined in April 2017, Xin handles manuscripts in the areas of nanomaterials, structural materials and mechanical properties. Xin is based in the Shanghai office.
Senior Editor: Daniel McNally
Daniel McNally received a BSc in Physics and Astrophysics from University College Cork and a MSc in Physics from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. He earned his PhD in Physics at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory focusing on strongly correlated materials, with a particular emphasis on neutron scattering. He continued to work on quantum materials using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering as a postdoctoral researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland. At Nature Materials, which he joined in March 2018, Daniel handles manuscripts in correlated electron systems, topological materials and spintronics. Daniel is currently based in the New York office.
Senior Editor: Bruno Castro
Bruno Castro earned a Bsc in Biochemistry from Lisbon University (Portugal) where he also completed a PhD in Chemistry, focusing on lipid phase separation and protein sorting in cell membrane model systems. He then moved to ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (Spain), where he studied immune cell receptors membrane organization and function using single-molecule and advanced fluorescence microscopies. Bruno became a scientific editor at Nature Communications in 2016 and joined Nature Materials in June 2017, where he handles manuscripts in soft matter and bioimaging. Bruno is based in the London office.
Associate Editor: Amos Martinez
Amos Martinez received his degree in physics from the University of Bath, followed by a MSc in optoelectronics and lasers from St. Andrews University and a PhD in photonics from Aston University (UK). After his PhD, he divided his time between academia and industry. In the University of Tokyo, he studied the mode-locking of fibre lasers using carbon nanotubes and 2D materials. Back in the UK, after a period as an editor in Nature Communications, he joined Toshiba Research Europe Labs (Cambridge, UK) where he focused on the commercialization of quantum key distribution technologies. Prior to joining Nature Materials in June 2021, he was at the University of Cambridge working towards the commercialization of fibre lasers for coherent Raman microscopy. At Nature Materials, Amos handles manuscripts in the areas of photonics, plasmonics and metamaterials. Amos is based in the London office.
Associate Editor: Colleen Loynachan
Colleen Loynachan studied Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she developed a keen interest in biomaterials and bioinspired design. After receiving the Marshall Scholarship, Colleen moved to Imperial College London to pursue a PhD on the synthesis of functional nanomaterials to interrogate biological environments, including the development of ultrasensitive and accessible biosensing platforms for early detection of cancer and infectious diseases. Following her PhD, she worked at EPFL in Switzerland developing antiviral materials and therapeutic delivery systems. Colleen launched her editorial career at Nature Protocols and joined Nature Materials in October 2021, where she handles manuscripts in the broad areas of bioengineering and biomaterials, including nanomedicine, drug delivery, biosensing, tissue engineering, and bioelectronic interfaces. Colleen is based in the London office.
Associate Editor: Steven Lukman
Steven Lukman received his first degree in materials science and engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), followed by a MSc in nuclear physics from University of Tokyo, and a PhD in optoelectronics from University of Cambridge. After his PhD, he moved to the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore where he investigated the photo-physics of two-dimensional semiconductors for infrared and THz technology. Steven became a scientific editor at Nature Communications in 2020 and joined Nature Materials in January 2022, where he handles manuscripts in the areas of applied physics and devices, including flexible electronics, photovoltaics, and neuromorphic computing. Steven is based in the London office.