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International Journal of Nanomedicine


Dr Webster

Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, United States

Dr Webster

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Thomas J Webster

Thomas J Webster is the Zafiropoulo chair and professor, chemical engineering at Northeastern University and the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia. Previously he was associate professor for the Division of Engineering at Brown University and the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Brown University Medical School. He has degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (BS, 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MS, 1997; PhD, 2000). Prof Webster’s research addresses the design, synthesis, and evaluation of nanophase materials (that is, materials with fundamental length scales less than 100 nm) as more effective biomedical implants. Prof Webster is the current director of the Nanostructured Biomaterials Laboratory and has completed extensive studies on the use of nanophase materials as implanted materials. His lab group has produced four books, 15 book chapters, 62 invited presentations, 157 literature articles and conference proceedings, 245 conference presentations, and 15 provisional or full patents on the study of nanophase materials and implantable devices. Prof Webster’s research on nanophase materials has received attention in numerous recent media publications such as MSNBC News, June 1, 2004; the Economist, June 5, 2004; and Chemical and Engineering News, Feb 28, pp. 39–42, 2000. He has organized more than 25 symposia at academic conferences highlighting the use of nanomaterials in biological applications. Other honors include: 2000, Karen and Lester Gerhardt Graduate Student Award in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and promise for a successful career, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2002, Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award; 2004, Purdue University Young Investigator Award from the Schools of Engineering; 2005, finalist for the Young Investigator Award for the American Society for Nanomedicine; and 2004, Early Career Award from the Coulter Foundation. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine and is on the editorial board of Biomaterials, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, and Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.


Professor Khang

Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of (South)

Professor Khang

East Asia Associate Editor: Dongwoo Khang

Dr Khang is a professor of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Gachon University of Medicine. His nanomedicine lab is supported by funds from the National Research Foundation and Food and Drug Administration in Korea. Most of his current interests are providing novel paradigms to breakthrough current limitation of medicine with the aid of nanoscience. His research was nominated as being in the top 100 national researchers of 2011 in South Korea.

He completed his PhD in physics and biomedical engineering at Purdue University. Then he served as a post-doctor in Brown University at the School of Engineering for two years. He worked as a faculty member in Gyeonsang National University from 2009 before joining the School of Medicine, Gachon University. He received MS and BS degrees from Seoul National University and Kyunghee University, respectively.

 


Professor Rinaldi

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, United States

Professor Rinaldi

Associate Editor: Professor Carlos Rinaldi

Carlos Rinaldi is a professor in the J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his bachelor degree in chemical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. He completed degrees in master of science in chemical engineering; master of science in chemical engineering pPractice; and doctor of philosophy in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to the University of Florida, Professor Rinaldi was an assistant station director of the MIT David H Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, and a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

Professor Rinaldi’s research interests are in biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles, including applications where the particles respond to applied magnetic fields by rotating, exerting forces/torques on biological structures, or dissipating the energy of the magnetic field in the form of heat. Professor Rinaldi is also interested in the fundamental fluid physics of magnetic nanoparticle suspensions, commonly referred to as ferrofluids. The work in Professor Rinaldi’s laboratory spans theoretical and simulation investigation of magnetic nanoparticle response to time varying magnetic fields, nanoparticle synthesis and modification, characterization of nanoparticle physical, chemical, and magnetic properties, and testing the interactions of magnetic nanoparticles with cells and tissues.

Professor Rinaldi has been recognized with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Award.


Professor Rubinstein

Department of Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

Professor Rubinstein

Associate Editor: Dr Israel Rubinstein

Dr Israel Rubinstein is professor of medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a member of the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at the Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, and attending physician at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr Rubinstein received his medical degree from the Hebrew University–Hadassah School of Medicine in Jerusalem. He was a medical resident in Israel, fellow in respirology at the University of Toronto and research fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California at San Francisco. He is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr Rubinstein holds 18 issued and pending US and international patents and has authored more than 190 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.

Dr Rubinstein’s research interests include nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery, and bioimaging. Dr Rubinstein is an associate editor of the International Journal of Nanomedicine and associate editor of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology and member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Academy of Cardiology. Dr Rubinstein is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Physicians and American College of Chest Physicians. In addition, he is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American Physiological Society, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Microbiology Society and the Microcirculatory Society. He is a board member and director of Advanced Life Sciences, a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company in Woodridge, Illinois, USA, engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs in the areas of infection, cancer and respiratory disease.   


Dr Sun

Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (PRC)

Dr Sun

Associate Editor - China: Linlin Sun

Dr. Linlin Sun is a research professor in Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research interests focus on self-assembled nanomaterials for regenerative medicine, drug delivery, and antibacterial applications. She has authored over 4 review papers, 25 peer-reviewed journal papers, and three patents. For technological transitions, she has collaborated with biomedical companies for 5 years, and developed 3 products.
 
She completed her Ph.D. first three years at Brown University and last two years at Northeastern University, and obtained a Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Northeastern University in 2014. Before joining the Ph.D. program, Linlin worked as a research assistant professor in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences for three years. She received her MS in Biochemical Engineering from University College London in 2005 and a BS in Bioengineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2004.


Dr Yang

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Institute, Soochow University, China (PRC)

Dr Yang

Associate Editor - China: Lei Yang

Lei Yang is currently a professor at the Institute of Orthopaedics, Soochow University (Suzhou, China). He received his PhD (2011) in engineering and MS (2011) in innovation management and entrepreneurship from Brown University (Providence, USA) and both ME (2006) and BE (2004) in materials science and engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). Before joining the Soochow University in 2012, Lei worked as lecturer and postdoc in the School of Engineering at Brown University. His research interests focus on novel biomaterials for orthopedic applications and mechanistic study on cell-material interactions. He has authored at least three book chapters, 23 peer-reviewed journal papers, 7 conference proceedings and four patents. He is an editorial member of the Nano Bulletin and serves on the review panels of over 27 international research journals. He is also the recipient of a number of awards, including the National 1000 Young Talents (China), the Fresh Face Young Scientist of Sigma Xi (USA), the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) Student Award for Outstanding Research (USA), the Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver Award (USA) and the Chinese Government Award For Outstanding Students Abroad.


Dr Zhang

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, The George Washington University, United States

Dr Zhang

Associate Editor - Lijie Grace Zhang

Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Medicine at the George Washington University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University in 2009. Dr. Zhang joined GW in 2010, after finishing her postdoctoral training at Rice University and Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Bioengineering Laboratory for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering at GW. She has received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, GW SEAS Outstanding Young Researcher Award, John Haddad Young Investigator Award by American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, GWU SEAS Faculty Recognition Award, Early Career Award from the International Journal of Nanomedicine, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Organization, Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award at Brown and the Sigma Xi Award. Her research interests include nanomedicine, 3D bioprinting, complex tissue engineering, stem cell engineering, drug delivery and breast cancer bone metastasis. Dr. Zhang has authored 2 books, over 74 journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings, 4 patents and has presented her work on over 190 conferences, university and institutes.


Editorial Board

Mohammad Abdollahi,Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Tehran, Iran.

Vivek Agrahari, Ph.D., Formulation Research Scientist, Bayer HealthCare LLC, Shawnee, KS, USA.

Raj Bawa, Bawa Biotechnology Consulting, Ashburn, Virginia, VA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Susmita Bose, Ph.D., Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Affiliate Professor, Department of Chemistry Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

Salvatore Cannistraro, Professor of Physics and Biophysics, Biophysics and Nanoscience, Scientific Director of the Biophysics and Nanoscience Centre, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

Esther Chang, Professor of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

Young Wook Chun, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Mauro Comes Franchini, Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari", University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Harold G. Craighead, Charles W. Lake Jr Professor of Engineering, Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Xiaohong Fang, Professor of Chemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Hicham Fenniri, Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Robert A. Freitas Jr, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rogerio Sa Gaspar, Professor of Pharmaceutics, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Gershon Golomb, Professor of Pharmaceutics, Institute for Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Maling Gou, Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China

Mark Gumbleton, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Justin S. Hanes, Lewis J. Ort Professor, Director, The Center for Nanomedicine at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Hossein Jahangirian, Department of Chemical Engineering, Engineering Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Kazunori Kataoka, Professor, Division of Clinical Biotechnology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Deok-Ho Kim, Dept of Bioengineering, Center for Cardiovascular Biology, Institute of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Sung Yeol Kim, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Dae-gu, South Korea

Wolfgang G. Kreyling (PhD), Researcher Emeritus and External Scientific Advisor, Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich, Germany. Wolfgang G. Kreyling's research interests range from aerosol sciences and nanoparticle technology to biophysics of the lungs reaching from the particle characterization to dosimetry and nanoparticle lung interactions on the level of the entire organism, cells like alveolar macrophages, and molecular compounds.

Cato T. Laurencin, University Professor; Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences; Director, The Institute for Regenerative Engineering; Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Kalle Levon, Professor of Research and Intellectual Property, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Chenzhong Li, Nano-Theranostics/ Bioelectronics Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, USA

Yuehe Lin, Ph.D., Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Adjunct Professor, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Fellow AAAS, RSC, and AIMBE, Washington State University Pullman, WA, USA

Feng-Huei Lin, Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Ping Ma, Formulation Scientist, Tolmar Inc., Fort Collins, CO, USA.

Joseph Pergolizzi Jr, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Co-Division Chief for Basic Science Research, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Farooq A. Shiekh, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, India

Tolou Shokuhfar, Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Director, In-situ Nanomedicine Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Professor, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Instituto de Investigación e Innovación en Salud, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Central de Chile, Chile

Srinivas Sridhar, Director, Nanomedicine Academy, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, and Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Vicki Stone BSc PhD FIBiol FRSE, Professor, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Vladimir P Torchilin, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

You Wang, Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang, China.

Karen L. Wooley, W. T. Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry, University Distinguished Professor, Director, Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station , TX, USA

Tohru Yamada, Assistant Professor in Oncology, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nan Yao, Director of the PRISM Imaging and Analysis Center, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Program, Princeton University, USA