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Editorial board


  • S.Z.D. Cheng
  • A.H.E. Müller

Honorary Editors

  • Y. Imanishi
  • I.M. Ward

Asian Editors

  • E.-Q. Chen
    College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, No. 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, 100871, Beijing, China
  • Y. Chen
    Dept. of Polymer & Material Sciences, Sch. of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, No. 135, Xingang Xi Road, 510275, Guangzhou, China
  • C.C. Han
    Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China 518060
  • K. Ito
    Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa-no-ha 5-1-5-603, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561, Japan
  • H. Jinnai
    Inst. of Multidisciplinary Res. for Adv. Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, 980-0812, Sendai-Shi, Japan
  • T. Yokozawa
    Department of Material and Life Chemistry, Kanagawa University, Rokkakubashi, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama 221-8686, Japan

Editors for the Americas

  • S.Z.D. Cheng
    Goodyear Polymer Center, University of Akron, 170 University Ave, Akron, Ohio, OH 44325-0044, USA
  • S.R. Turner
    Dept. of Chemistry, Macromolecules & Interfaces Institute, Virginia Tech, 2109 Hahn Hall South--MC 0344, Blacksburg, Virginia, VA 24061, USA

European & Rest of the World Editors

  • M. Ballauff
    Soft Matter and Functional Materials, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Glienicker Straße 100, 14109, Berlin, Germany
  • G. Krausch
    Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Forum Universitatis 2, 55128, Mainz, Germany
  • A.H.E. Mueller
    Inst. für Organische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Duesbergweg 10-14, D-55099, Mainz, Germany

Editorial Advisory Board

  • L.-J. An
    Changchung Institute of Applied Chemistry, Changchun, China
  • W. Binder
    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • A. Böker
    DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V., Aachen, Germany
  • T. Bunning
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, AFB, Dayton, Ohio, USA
  • N.R. Cameron
    Durham University, Durham, England, UK
  • B. Charleux
    Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials R&D, La Défense Cedex, France
  • R.J. Composto
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • C. De Rosa
    University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
  • B.D. Freeman
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Q. Fu
    Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • J. Genzer
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • M. Geoghegan
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • E. Giannelis
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • J.P Gong
    Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • A. Greiner
    Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
  • R.H. Grubbs
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
  • T. Hashimoto
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • B.S. Hsiao
    State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, USA
  • C.-S. Hsu
    National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • S. Ito
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • E-T. Kang
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • F. Khoury
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
  • K. Landfester
    Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • L. Leibler
    École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris, France
  • C. Li
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Z. Li
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  • D-J. Liaw
    National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
  • K. Loos
    University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • B.A. Lotz
    Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France
  • C. Macosko
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • J.E. Mark
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • T. Masuda
    Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
  • K. Matyjaszewski
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • J.E. McGrath
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
  • M. Muthukumar
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
  • D. R. Paul
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • P. Pötschke
    Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • R.E. Prud'homme
    Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • J. Pyun
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • R.A. Register
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • G.C. Rutledge
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • A.J. Ryan
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • R. Shenhar
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • M. Shibayama
    University of Tokyo, Naka-Gun, Japan
  • M.S. Silverstein
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • S.L. Simon
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • M. Stenzel
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • G. Strobl
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • B.S. Sumerlin
    University of Florida, Gainesville, District of Columbia, USA
  • A. Takahara
    Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • B.-Z. Tang
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • C. Tang
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • K. Tashiro
    Toyota Technological Institute, Tempaku, Nagoya, Japan
  • E. L. Thomas
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • T. Thurn- Albrecht
    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • V. Tsukruk
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • M. Ulbricht
    Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • F. Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • Z.Y. Wang
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • K.I. Winey
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • C. Wu
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
  • Y. Yagci
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Y. Yang
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • X. Zhang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Q.-F. Zhou
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  • L. Zhu
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA