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CNM researcher Maria Chan named Associate Editor at Chemistry of Materials

Chan, a computational scientist at CNM, was named to the position in March

The American Chemical Society journal Chemistry of Materials has named Maria Chan an Associate Editor. A scientist in the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Chan had served on the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board since January 2021. The CNM is a DOE Office of Science user facility.

At CNM, Chan is a computational scientist who studies nanomaterials and renewable energy materials, including solar cells, batteries, photo- and electro-catalysts and thermoelectrics. She also uses theory-driven artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to help accelerate materials characterization. She was the recipient of the 2017 Argonne Outstanding Postdoctoral Supervisor Award and the 2020 DOE Early Career Award.

I am excited to be joining the editorial team at Chemistry of Materials,” Chan said. Chemistry of Materials is one of my favorite journals and I am looking forward to working with authors and editors from around the world on manuscripts reporting the state-of-the-art computational and AI/ML research in a variety of materials classes.”

Chemistry of Materials is a prestigious peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society since 1989. According to the journal, in 2021 nearly 900 papers were published, accounting for almost 3,900 authors and coauthors. As an Associate Editor, Chan will be directly involved in the journal’s operations and direction.

Maria’s appointment as an Associate Editor is a fitting acknowledgement of her research and expertise in the field,” said CNM director Ilke Arslan.

About Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials
The Center for Nanoscale Materials is one of the five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers, premier national user facilities for interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale supported by the DOE Office of Science. Together the NSRCs comprise a suite of complementary facilities that provide researchers with state-of-the-art capabilities to fabricate, process, characterize and model nanoscale materials, and constitute the largest infrastructure investment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The NSRCs are located at DOE’s Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge, Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. For more information about the DOE NSRCs, please visit https://​sci​ence​.osti​.gov/​U​s​e​r​-​F​a​c​i​l​i​t​i​e​s​/​U​s​e​r​-​F​a​c​i​l​i​t​i​e​s​-​a​t​-​a​-​G​lance.

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