Read on to find out about Elsevier's in-house materials science team. For information on individual journals, including editors and editorial boards, visit the journals page. To learn about the Elsevier Materials Science Council, explore the council page.
Christiane Barranguet, PhD – Publishing Director, Materials Science
Christiane Barranguet is Publishing Director for Materials Science, a group comprising 6 Publishers who manage over 50 international journals. She completed a DEA and a PhD in Oceanography in Marseille, and has held positions at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and the University of Amsterdam. In 2004 she joined Elsevier to reposition the publication policy and manage the top international scientific journals in water research. Christiane developed information solutions around water research and technology including scientific conferences, new products and cooperation with NGO’s. Before joining materials science, Christiane was the publishing director of the Computer Science and Industrial Manufacturing group at Elsevier.
Stewart Bland, PhD – Executive Publisher, Materials Science
Stewart Bland is the Publisher of the Materials Today journals and website; founding editor of Materials Today: Proceedings; and Publisher of the review journals Progress in Materials Science and Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science. Stewart is also the Publisher for the industrial magazines Metal Power Report and Reinforced Plastics. Stewart's role involves developing the Materials Today family of titles as a comprehensive home for materials science publications, as well as overseeing the Materials Today website and the constituent content. Prior to joining Elsevier, Stewart completed a PhD in materials physics at the University of Durham.
Joe D'angelo – Executive Publisher, Materials Engineering
Joe has been with Elsevier since 2013, working on the built environment journals prior to joining the materials science team in 2016. During his publishing career he has worked in various disciplines, including sustainability publishing, as well as stints in health and life sciences. He is now responsible for the materials engineering journals, which includes the Acta Materialia journals, a number of other well-established materials engineering journals, and the newly launched journals Materials Discovery and HardwareX. Joe has a keen interest in using the tools and networks at Elsevier to connect communities across disciplines and sectors. He has been involved in a number of initiatives aimed at broadening the reach of scientific research papers and encouraging different methods of communication to help lay foundations for future areas of research.
Rumen Duhlev, PhD – Senior Publisher, Polymers
Rumen received his PhD in chemistry (1984) from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia where he was Assistant and later Associate Professor at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry. He also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and later Research Associate at the Institute for Materials Research at McMaster University in Canada and as Research Associate at the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University, UK. In 1994 he moved from research to scientific publishing: first with World Scientific in London (where he commissioned books), and since 1996 with Elsevier in Oxford, managing different materials science journal portfolios. He is Publisher for Elsevier’s polymer journals and organizes two large conferences: Frontiers in Polymer Science, and Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials.
Tingting Zou – Executive Publisher, Composites and Metals
Tingting Zou has been a Publisher in Elsevier’s Materials Science group since 2010, principally looking after journals related to composites and metals, as well as some broader materials titles, including Composites Science and Technology, Composites Part A and B, Composite Structures, Cement and Concrete Composites, Cement and Concrete Research, Intermetallics, Corrosion Science, and Materials Letters. Her role also involves developing Elsevier’s Materials Science journal program in Asia with a particular focus on journal partnership and promoting editorial presence in the region.
Marina Soares e Silva, PhD – Publisher, Biomaterials
Marina is a biologist by training and since May 2013 has been the Publisher of Elsevier's Biomaterials portfolio. After completing a PhD in biophysics she traveled from Amsterdam to New York where she became a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Sloan-Kettering Institute in the field of developmental biology. In New York she learned how her interests in the communication of science, business and science policy could be put to use in the field of scientific publishing, and thus left behind the lab to start at Elsevier in the Amsterdam office. She keeps a close eye on everything Open Access in the materials area.
Liliana Birla, PhD – Associate Publisher, Energy Materials and Ceramics
Liliana Birla is an Associate Publisher of Energy Materials and Ceramics portfolio. She completed a PhD in (Bio-Physical) Chemistry at the University of Bucharest and continued as a Lecturer in Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy. After several research stages at the University of Utrecht, Perpignan and Toulouse, she moved to the Netherlands. She joined Elsevier in 2012, being a Managing Editor for Applied Surface Science, involved in the quality assessment of manuscripts and Cross Check Reports analysis. Afterwards, as Associate Publisher of Computer Communications and Microelectronics portfolio, she managed journals such as Big Data Research, Nano Communication Networks and Microelectronic Engineering. Since 2015 Liliana is certified as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Marlene Silva, PhD – Associate Publisher, Metals & Engineering
Marlene is a Publisher in Elsevier’s Materials Science group since 2016, focusing on journals related to Metals & Engineering. She has a PhD in Particle Physics and has worked as a scientist in Radiotherapy research in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. While working for the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and Elsevier she discovered her passion for developing science outreach methods for the 21st century.