Applied Surface Science covers topics contributing to a better understanding of surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures and their applications. The journal is concerned with scientific research on the atomic and molecular level of material properties determined with specific surface analytical techniques and/or computational methods, as well as the processing of such structures.

This journal accommodates the following topics:

  • Surface science of catalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis;
  • Deposition and growth;
  • 2D assembly;
  • Surface and interface modification by directed energy deposition (lasers, ion or electron beams) or other techniques such as plasmas;
  • Surface engineering and functionalization;
  • Functional surfaces and coatings;
  • Electrochemistry at surfaces and corrosion protection strategies;
  • Surface science applied to energy conversion and storage;
  • Surface nanotechnology and devices;
  • Semiconductors - surface and interface;
  • Biointerfaces.

Note to authors
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Editorial board


  • H. Rudolph
    Netherlands Defense Academy Faculty of Military Sciences, P.O. Box 90002, 4800 PA, Breda, Netherlands


  • A. Bandarenka
    Technical University of Munich, 80333, Munchen, Germany
  • S. Barcikowski
    Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE),Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie I,Universität Duisburg-Essen, Universitaetsstr. 7, 45141, Essen, Germany
  • M. Dinescu
    National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics, 409 Atomistilor, 077125, Magurele, Romania
  • E. van Faassen
    Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333ZA, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Q. Fu
    Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, 457 Zhongshan Road, 116023, Dalian, China
  • G. Grundmeier
    University of Paderborn Research Area Technical Chemistry, Warburger St. 100, D-33098, Paderborn, Germany
  • W.-X. Huang
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Dept. of Chemical Physics, 230026, Hefei, China
  • A. Juan
    Universidad Nacional del Sur, Departamento de Fisica & IFISUR (UNS-CONICET), Av. Alem 1253, 8000, Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • P. Kingshott
    Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology, 543-454 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 3122, Australia
  • T. Komeda
    Tohoku University, Inst. of Multidisciplinary Res. for Adv. Materials (IMRAM), 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai-Shi, 980-8577, Japan
  • M.R. Linford
    Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, C-310 BNSN, Provo, Utah, 84602, United States
  • C.F. McConville
    RMIT University College of Science Engineering and Health, 414-18 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3001, Australia
  • M.F. Montemor
    University of Lisbon Higher Technical Institute, Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisboa, Portugal
  • R.L. Opila
    University of Delaware, Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, Dupont Hall 210, Newark, Delaware, DE 19716, United States
  • N. Pryds
    UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy Environment and Sustainable Development, Building 779 - Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark
  • M. Rocca
    University of Genoa Department of Physics, via Dodecaneso 33, 16146, Genova, Italy
  • P. Schaaf
    Ilmenau University of Technology Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 5, 98693, Ilmenau, Germany
  • Y. Shen
    Tsinghua University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 100084, Beijing, China
  • I. Shuttleworth
    Nottingham Trent University, NG11 8NS, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • J. Strunk Dr. Rer. Nat.
    Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059, Rostock, Germany
  • A.V. Teplyakov
    University of Delaware Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Newark, Delaware, 19716, United States
  • J. Terry
    Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Physics, 3101 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois, 60616-2852, United States
  • H.M. Urbassek
    University of Kaiserslautern, Physics Department and Research Center OPTIMAS, Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Z.G. Wang
    University of Science and Technology of China Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, 230026, Hefei, China
  • J.E. Whitten
    University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Chemistry, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854, United States
  • J. Yu
    Wuhan University of Technology, State Key Lab. of Adv. Tech. for Mater. Syn. Proc., Luoshi Road 122#, 430070, Wuhan, China

Managing Editors

  • M. Alves
    Lisboa, Portugal
  • L.C. Cordoba
  • L. Gamrad
    Essen, Germany
  • D. Marani
    Lyngby, Denmark
  • E. Nováková
    Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • E. Rodríguez Vidal
    Eibar Guipuzcoa, Spain
  • F. Stokker-Cheregi
    Magurele, Romania

Advisory Editorial Board

  • K. Akimoto
    University of Tsukuba, Inst. of Applied Physics, Ibaraki, Japan
  • D.E. Aspnes
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • T.J. Bandosz PhD, DSC
    City University of New York, New York, New York, United States
  • A Bandyopadhyay
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States
  • B.N. Dev
    Indian Association. for the Cultivation of Science, Dept. of Materials Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India
  • E. Fortunato
    Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, CENIMAT-13N, Caparica, Portugal
  • C. Fotakis
    Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas, Irakleio, Greece
  • Y. Gao
    UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, Rochester, New York, United States
  • J. Greeley PhD
    Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering, Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • D.D. Gu
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
  • S. Hofmann
    Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Y. Leterrier
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • J. Lian
    Jilin University, Changchun, China
  • G. Lopinski
    National Research Council Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • A. Miotello
    University of Trento, Trento, Italy
  • R. Morent
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • A. Nakajima
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dept. of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • J.W. Niemantsverdriet
    Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • S.J. Pearton
    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • E. Pincik
    Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • F. Rosei
    National Institute for Scientific Research Energy Materials and Telecommunications Research Centre, Varennes, Quebec, Canada
  • P. Schmuki
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • A. Shard
    National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, United Kingdom
  • C.Q. Sun
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • X.W. Sun
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • S. Suzer
    Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  • H. Swart
    University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • H.J.W. Zandvliet
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • W. Zheng
    Jilin University, Changchun, China
  • L.V. Zhigilei
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • H. Zuilhof
    WU Argrotechnology & Food Sciences, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, Wageningen, Netherlands