We are delighted to announce that Professor Yuliang Zhao, Professor of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Director-General, National Center for Nanosciences and Technology, China is the new Editor in Chief of Nano Today.

We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank outgoing Editor in Chief, Professor Jackie Ying, for her outstanding contribution to Nano Today. During her tenure, Nano Today transformed from a supplement of Materials Today to one of the highest impact journals in the field. Professor Ying was also pivotal in the creation of the Nano Today conference series: the 6th biannual event in Lisbon last year saw over 500 delegates from across the globe with plenaries from Professor Yi Cui (Stanford University), Professor Paul Weiss (University of California Los Angeles) and Professor Andrey Rogach (City University of Hong Kong).

As the journal moves into a new era, Nano Today, and its namesake conference, will continue to showcase exciting and dynamic research across the whole of nanoscience and technology. Through its unique mixture of peer-reviewed articles, the latest research news, and information on key developments, Nano Today provides comprehensive coverage of the entire field. From January 2020, Nano Today will start accepting research articles, alongside review, short communication and news and opinion articles. We look forward to your continued support as the journal moves forward in the new decade.



Nano Today – New Editor in Chief: Professor Yuliang Zhao

Yuliang ZHAO

Professor of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Director-General, National Center for Nanosciences and Technology, China. He graduated from Sichuan University in 1985 and received his PhD at Tokyo Metropolitan University in 1999. He moved to Chinese Academy of Sciences from RIKEN in 2001.

Research Interest: He proposed the toxicity study of engineered nanomaterials in 2001 and is a pioneer with innovative ideas for initiating the study on nanosafety issues. His work focuses on biological effects/activities of nanomaterials with an emphasis on the establishment of reliable and valid analysis methods for discovering the biological effects of nanomaterials/nanomedicines in vivo, understanding of the chemical mechanisms of nanosafety and safe application of nanomaterials. These have led to an ISO standard analytical method being adapted by ISO/IEC 168 member countries, the establish nanosafety assessment framework for occupational exposure of nanomaterials, the discovery of a new-concept nanomedicine for cancer therapeutics, etc.

Before 2001, he and colleagues in Japan discovered the Element 113 (Nh) which is first new element that has been discovered in Asia and filled in the Element Periodic Table.

Publications: He published ~580 peer-review scientific papers, 8 editorials in international journals, with citation by >40,000 times (H-index 101); edited and published 13 books (3 books in English and 10 in Chinese), with his earliest efforts on systematizing the knowledge for nanosafety in category of nanomaterials, and made significant contribution to building the knowledge framework for nanosafety issue.

Invited/Plenary Lectures: He delivered > 330 plenary and invited lectures at conferences, universities/institutes worldwide. He was invited to serve as a nanosafety expert/advisor by UNEP (United Nations, 2006), OECD (Nanosafety Team, 2006), Finland (2010), France (2009), Canada (2007), etc.

Prize/Awards: The elected Member of TWAS (2018), the Academician of CAS (2017), TWAS Prize in Chemistry (2016), National Prize for Natural Sciences (2012, 2018), China Award for Outstanding Contribution on Toxicology (2015), the 60 Years Achievement of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2009); Beijing Award for Leading Talent in Science & Technology (2014), etc. Chinese Academy of Sciences-Bayer Young Scientist Award (2006), Beijing Award for Science and Technology (2008), the National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2005), etc.