van der Zande named associate editor of ACS Nano Letters


"I am excited for this opportunity to help shepherd the work in nanotechnology and nanoscience for the next few years," said Prof. van der Zande about his new editorship.

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Arend van der ZandeMechSE Associate Professor Arend van der Zande has begun a new role as an Associate Editor for the journal ACS Nano Letters.

This prestigious journal reports original results on fundamental, applied and emerging research in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology that should be disseminated and publicized quickly. Its editors comprise a cross-section of some of the most influential scientists in nanotechnology.

“To me, and many in the nanotechnology and nanoscience community, Nano Letters is the premier journal where we turn to see the best and most innovative work being done and identify where the field is going. On a more personal note, Nano Letters is what I would call my “home journal.” It is where I published my first paper, and where I acted as a reviewer for the first time. Looking to the future, I am excited for this opportunity to help shepherd the work in nanotechnology and nanoscience for the next few years,” said van der Zande.

His research has been published in ACS Nano Letters more than a dozen times and in total he has published more than 65 articles with over 26,000 citations in journals including Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, and Nano Letters.

His research group focuses on the intersection of nanotechnology, mechanics, and material physics. He is a team lead on the Illinois Material Research Science and Engineering Center (Illinois MRSEC) and was recently awarded the 2022 Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal and the NSF CAREER award.  Between 2018 and 2022, he was named to the Clarivate Analytics list of the world’s most influential researchers four times.

van der Zande earned a BS in physics and mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003 and a PhD in physics from Cornell University in 2011. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, he joined the MechSE Department in 2015. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Beckman Institute, Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Lab, Materials Research Lab, and the departments of ECE and MatSE.

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This story was published December 11, 2023.