Progress in Surface Science publishes progress reports and review articles by invited authors of international stature. The papers are aimed at surface scientists and cover various aspects of surface science. Papers in the new section Progress Highlights, are more concise and general at the same time, and are aimed at all scientists. Because of the transdisciplinary nature of surface science, topics are chosen for their timeliness from across the wide spectrum of scientific and engineering subjects. The journal strives to promote the exchange of ideas between surface scientists in the various areas. Authors are encouraged to write articles that are of relevance and interest to both established surface scientists and newcomers in the field.

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Editorial board


  • H. Petek
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy, 15260, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Fax: +1 412 624 9802

Founding Editor

  • S.G. Davison

Editorial Board

  • R. Arafune PhD
    National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba-Shi, Japan
  • G. Dujardin
    Paris-Saclay University, St Aubin, France
  • J.G. Hou
    University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • A.W. Kleyn
    Center of Interface Dynamics for Sustainability, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • N. Lorente
    Material Physics Center, San Sebastian, Spain
  • S. Meng Ph.D.
    Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics, Beijing, China
  • K. Morgenstern
    Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • M. Raschke
    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
  • J. Stähler
    Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • H-P. Steinrück
    Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg Chair of Physical Chemistry II, Erlangen, Germany
  • S. Tan PhD
    University of Science and Technology of China Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Hefei, China
  • J. Yoshinobu
    The University of Tokyo Institute for Solid State Physics, Kashiwa, Japan