We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Rickman and Gregory Rohrer, two editors who previously had single journal appointments with Acta Materialia, have accepted joint appointments with Scripta Materialia and are transitioning into their new roles as editors of both journals.  Previously exclusively with Acta Materialia, we now welcome Professors Rickman and Rohrer to the Scripta Materialia editorial team.  This strategic move will help both journals manage increasing workloads and both will benefit from the expertise of these two editors.

Dr. Rickman joined the Lehigh University faculty in 1993 after postdoctoral appointments at the University of Michigan and Argonne National Laboratory.  He did his graduate work in physics at Carnegie Mellon University and his undergraduate work in physics and mathematics at Miami University. His many research interests include the development of computer simulation methodologies for describing fluids and solids, defect energetics and dynamics and the kinetics of phase transformations. He has received several honors including the NSF Young Investigator Award, the Chambers Junior Professorship, the Class of '61 Professorship and the Culler Prize (Miami University). He is also a member of several honor societies including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi, has served as the chair of the computational materials science and engineering committee of the TMS and is a Fellow of ASM International.

Gregory S. Rohrer is the Head and W.W. Mullins Professor of the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  Rohrer received his Bachelors degree in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College, his Doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania (where he also conducted post-doctoral research) and joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon in 1990.  His research has the objective of developing structure/property relationships for polycrystalline materials used in structural, electrical, and catalytic applications.  He is currently involved in research on crystal growth, surface photochemical reactions, and the relationship between interface properties and the microstructures of ceramics and metals.  He has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications, including a textbook on structure and bonding in crystalline materials.   Rohrer is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and his research has been recognized by a number of awards including the Richard M. Fulrath Award, the Robert B. Sosman Award, and the W. David Kingery Award, all of the American Ceramic Society.  In 2011, Rohrer served as chair of the University Materials Council.

Since early 2014 many the new additions to the Acta and Scripta Materialia editorial boards have been joint appointments between the two journals, which broadens the expertise across them, and provides more custom, area-specific matching with our authors.

Christopher A. Schuh

Coordinating Editor, The Acta Journals