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Current issue: 2018

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.


The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Editorial Board

Shahzada Ahmad, PhD
Professor, BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Bld. Martina Casiano, UPV/EHU Science Park, Leioa, Spain
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.bcmaterials.net/people-list/shahzada-ahmad/
Research Interests: advanced materials development for energy conversion; conservation and storage materials application

Charles-Olivier Bacri, PhD
Senior Researcher, Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière (CSNSM), Orsay Campus, France
E-mails: [email protected]
Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-olivier-bacri-aaa68b80/
Research Interests: ion beam analysis (IBA); effect of radiation on materials; implantation; irradiation; thin layers (target); isotopes for medical applications; synthesis & characterization using ion accelerators

Sotirios Baskoutas, PhD
Professor, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://alliedacademies.com/profile/Sotirios%20Baskoutas
Research Interests: design and theoretical study of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructured materials such as quantum dots, quantum wells and nanorods; synthesis (with physical methods) and characterization of semiconductor nanostructured materials

Jorge de Brito, PhD
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources (DECivil), University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://ceris.pt/?action=employee_detail_modal&CodColaborador=202
Research Interests: sustainable construction (recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars); bridge and building management systems; buildings service life (prediction); life cycle assessment; construction technology

Daniel Chateigner, PhD
Professor, Normandie Université, CRISMAT-UMR 6508 CNRS/ENSICAEN, Caen, France
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ecole.ensicaen.fr/~chateign/danielc/
Research Interests: combined analysis; X-ray diffraction; neutron diffraction; EBSD; synchrotron; anisotropic properties; materials science; texture analysis; softwares/databases; reflectivity; anisotropic spectroscopies; biomineralisation/molluscs/fossils; atomic force microscopy; anisotropic elaboration techniques; tomography

Zhi-Gang Chen, PhD
Associate Professor, Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://staffprofile.usq.edu.au/Profile/Zhigang-Chen
Research Interests: thermoelectric materials and devices; topological insulators; compound semiconductors; functional materials; nanotechnology

Aleksey D. Drozdov, PhD
Professor, Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://vbn.aau.dk/en/persons/aleksey-d-drozdov(298a33a4-d956-4970-9e95-a2f442670906).html
Research Interests: double-network gels with dynamic bonds; glassy polymers; macroporous temperature-sensitive gels with fast response; stimuli-responsive hydrogels; supramolecular elastomers; nanomechanics of 2D graphene-like materials; electromechanical response of Li-ion batteries

Vincent G. Harris, PhD
Professor, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cm3ic.neu.edu/people/harris/Harris.html
Research Interests: materials design and the study of processing; structure and magnetism in a wide range of electronic materials; devices and systems used principally in high frequency applications such as sensors, radar and communication systems and platforms

Hossein Hosseinkhani, PhD
Professor, Innovation Center for Advanced Technology, Matrix, Inc., New York, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.matrix-inc.com
Research Interests: biomaterials; cancer nanotechnology; drug delivery; stem cells technology

Chih-Ching Huang, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/drhuangccnanolab/
Research Interests: carbon based nanomaterials; metallic nanoclusters; natural antibacterial and antiviral nanomaterials; nano-anticoagulants; nanozymes

Ho Won Jang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/onnl
Research Interests: wafer-scale synthesis of oxide thin film nanostructures using physical vapor deposition and wet solution process; synthesis of 2-dimensional materials including graphene and transition metal disulfides; heteroepitaxy of complex oxide thin films by atomic layer control; chemical sensors for electronic nose and electronic tongue; photoelectrodes and catalytic electrodes for water splitting and CO₂ reduction; mott insulators for nanoelectronics and smart window; localized surface plasmon resonance for optoelectronics; low power consumption resistive switching and memristive materials

Dorina Lauritano, DDS
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Centre of Neuroscience of Milan, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unimib.it/dorina-lauritano
Research Interests: oral medicine; oral biology; molecular biology

Dong-Kwon Lim, PhD
Associate Professor, KU‐KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://dongkwonlim.wixsite.com/nbpl-lab-ku
Research Interests: raman-bassed cell imaging technology; nanoscale materials for photocatalyst

Xian Jun Loh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore, Singapore
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://xjloh.weebly.com
Research Interests: water soluble polyhydroxyalkanoates; biodegradable thermogelling polymers; supramolecular host–guest polymeric materials

Jack Luo, PhD
Professor, Institute of Renewable Energy and Environment Technology, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/IREET/Staff/StaffPages/ProfessorJackLuo.aspx
Research Interests: biosensors, microfluidics and lab-on-chip; flexible and transparent electronics; polymer-based microactuators for biomedical applications; nanomaterials and nanodevices; energy harvesting devices and systems

Ick Soo Kim, PhD
Professor, Nano Fusion Technology Research Group, Division of Frontier Fibers, Institute for Fiber Engineering IFES- Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research ICCER, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/kimlabgr/group-member/kim-ick-soo
Research Interests: nano fibers; coloration of nano fibrous webs; synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles

Giuliana Magnacca, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chemistry.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Alias?giuliana.magnacca#profilo
Research Interests: synthesis and characterization of materials; materials for environmental applications (adsorbents, photocatalysts); nanofiltration systems; surface functionalization of natural fibers

Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-andrey-miroshnichenko
Research Interests: nanophotonics; nonlinear optics and spectroscopy; optical and photonic systems; photodetectors; optical sensors and solar cells; classical and physical optics; antennas and propagation; microwave and millimetrewave theory and technology; photonics; optoelectronics and optical communications

Alkiviadis S. Paipetis, PhD
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alkiviadis_Paipetis
Research Interests: Composite Materials; nano and hybrid composites; Acoustic Emission non-destructive inspection; composite repair; self-healing materials; Hierarchical composites; myltifunctional materials; Interfacial Micromechanics; Eco-Friendly Brass Alloys; Structural health monitoring

Theodore E. Matikas, PhD
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://mss-nde.uoi.gr/matikas.html; https://www.linkedin.com/in/theodore-matikas-3740ab6/; http://www.researchgate.net/profile/T_Matikas
Research Interests: aging structures in aerospace, nuclear, civil, cultural heritage and biomedical engineering applications; development of smart sensing systems and advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM) methodologies (based in ultrasonics, acoustic emission, acoustic microscopy, nonlinear acoustics, IR thermography, electrical methods, diffraction techniques, interferometric techniques) for real-time evaluation of damage engineering materials and structures, including metallic alloys, shape memory alloys, coatings, metal and ceramic matrix composites, smart and multi-functional materials, nanocomposites, phononic meta-materials, nano-structured and hybrid materials and cementitious materials

Vincenzo M. Sglavo
Associated Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sglavo.it/sglavo.it/home_page.html
Research Interests: glass science & technology; ceramics processing & engineering; mechanical properties of materials; recovery & re-use of inorganic residues & materials

Hansang Kwon, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Materials System Engineering, Pukyong National University, Namgu, Republic of Korea
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://cms.pknu.ac.kr/kwon13/view.do?no=2114
Research Interests: nanomaterials; nanocarbon materials; metals and ceramics matrix composites; functionally graded materials; mechanical; thermal; electrical behavior of materials; powder metallurgy; spark plasma sintering; hot extrusion

Cuie Wen, PhD
Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/w/wen-distinguished-professor-cuie
Research Interests: biomaterials engineering; surface coating/modification of biomaterials; biocompatible alloys; composites and scaffolds; nanostructured metals; alloys; composites and nanolaminates; shape memory and alloys for biomedical application

Jian Wang
Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, USA
E-mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://engineering.unl.edu/faculty/jian-wang/
Research Interests: improve mechanical properties and irradiation tolerance of materials by tailoring interfaces in solids; multiscale modeling and characterization of deformation twinning in lightweight structural materials (Mg and Ti and their alloys)

Hongjun Wang, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://web.stevens.edu/facultyprofile/?id=16
Research Interests: tissue engineering; biomimetic materials; regenerative medicine; tissue on a chip; and nanomedicine

Antonino Recca, PhD
Professor, Department DICAR (Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture), University of Catania, Catania, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.gioenia.unict.it/prof_recca_antonino
Research Interests: synthesis and characterization of engineering polymers; characterization of thermosetting mixtures; fibre-reinforced composite materials; antioxidants and flame retardants

Yin Xiao, PhD
Professor, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation & the Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/xiao4/
Research Interests: biomaterials; bone; bone marrow stem cell; dentistry; osteoarthritis; osteoblast; stem cell; tissue engineering

Aimin Yu, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/science-engineering-technology/staff/profile/index.php?id=aiminyu
Research Interests: nanostructured materials; colloids and interface science; analytical chemistry; surface analysis; graphene