We are pleased to announce that Professor Kazuhiro Hono, who has served as Editor and Principal Editor of Scripta Materialia since 2001, has accepted a joint appointment with Acta Materialia.  He will move into the new position as editor of both journals in September 2020.  Previously exclusively with Scripta Materialia, we now welcome Professor Hono to the Acta Materialia editorial team.  This strategic move will help both journals manage increasing workloads and both will benefit from Professor Hono’s knowledge and experience.

Kazuhiro Hono received his BS (1982) and MS (1984) degrees in Materials Science at Tohoku University and a Ph.D. degree in Metals Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University in 1988. After working as a post doc at Carnegie Mellon University, he became a research associate at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University in 1990. He moved to the National Research Institute for Metals (currently National Institute for Materials Science, NIMS) as a senior researcher in 1995, and is now NIMS Fellow and the Director of the Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials. He is also a professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, the University of Tsukuba.

Since early 2014 many of the new additions to the Acta and Scripta Materialia editorial teams have been joint appointments between the two journals, and beginning in 2017 several editors who previously served one or the other journal have transitioned from single to joint appointments.  This broadens the expertise across the journals and provides more custom, area-specific matching with our authors.

Christopher A. Schuh

Coordinating Editor, The Acta Journals