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Luis Liz-Marzán, Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE and Ikerbasque programme researcher, has been appointed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as one of the chief editors of its new online scientific journal, ACS Omega. Like this, Liz-Marzán joins the team of international experts that will lead the online journal and define its editorial policy- His appointment means new recognition of the international prestige of the Scientific Director of the Basque research centre.
ACS Omega will be available online starting next summer and will be a multidisciplinary scientific journal. It will only publish high quality scientific research articles that have previously been peer-reviewed. The Editorial Board will be composed of active researchers with wide-ranging expertise and scientific backgrounds across chemistry, chemical engineering and allied interdisciplinary scientific fields.
The Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE has been appointed chief editor of ACS Omega jointly with the researchers Ganesh Krishna, Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research; Deqing Zhang, Director of the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Cornelia Bohne, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Victoria (Canada). This inaugural team of chief editors will be responsible for defining the editorial vision of the new journal, as well as for selecting associate publishers at later stages.
Luis Liz-Marzán’s research in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, the development of nanoparticle-based sensing and diagnostic tools and nanoplasmonics (study of nano scale optical phenomena) is internationally recognised. He was recently included in the Highly Cited Researchers list, compiled by Thomson Reuters, an international benchmark company in the field of scientific publications, which recognises the most cited researchers internationally.
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is an organisation based in the United States that supports scientific research in the chemistry. Founded at New York University in 1876, it currently has about 160,000 members, who are specialists in the different disciplines covered by all fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields.