It is my great pleasure to introduce Michael Strano as a new Editor of Carbon for 2016.   Michael is the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He received a B.S from the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.  He was a post doctoral research fellow at Rice University under the guidance of the late Richard Smalley, Nobel Laureate.  Prior to his post at MIT, Michael was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Michael has broad research interests with a special focus on low-dimensional carbon nanostructures and their behaviors and applications in biomedicine, energy, sensing, fluidics, and photonics.  He has received many awards, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Colburn Award, the American Chemical Society’s Unilever Award for Colloidal Science and an Outstanding Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society.  He was recently included in the Thomson Reuters 2015 list of Highly Cited Researchers the 2016 list of the “World's Most Influential Scientific Minds”.

Michael has been serving on the Carbon Editorial Board, and has just returned from Carbon2016 at Penn State where he gave a fascinating talk as the Thursday plenary lecturer.  We are excited to have him now play an even larger role in our journal, and we appreciate his commitment of scientific service to the international carbon community.

Robert Hurt