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Lou named co-editor-in-chief of Materials Today

Jun Lou, professor and associate chair of materials science and nanoengineering (MSNE) at Rice University, has been named co-editor-in-chief of Materials Today.

The peer-reviewed journal, founded in 1998, is changing from strictly open-access to a hybrid format with both subscription and open-access options. 

Lou earned a Ph.D. in materials science from Princeton in 2004 and did postdoctoral research in the Brown/GM collaborative research center at Brown University before joining the Rice faculty in 2005. He heads the Nanomaterials, Nanomechanics and Nanodevices Research Laboratory (N3L) at Rice.

“Materials Today is transitioning from a review-based journal into a comprehensive journal that publishes high-quality, full-length research papers and reviews,” Lou said. “It’s the top-tier journal in the MT family of journals, which include Applied Materials Today and the recently launched Materials Today Energy and Materials Today Chemistry.” His co-editor-in-chief will be Gleb Yushin, professor of MSNE at Georgia Tech.

Lou’s research interests include nanomaterial synthesis, nanomechanical characterization and nanodevice fabrication for energy, environment and biomedical applications. His recent research has focused on development of methods for making atomic-scale, two-dimensional electronics a reality.

–Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications