Elena Galoppini Named Deputy Editor of New Chemistry Journal


Elena Galoppini, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Rutgers University–Newark, was named Deputy Editor of ACS Applied Optical Materials, a new journal recently launched by the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The new publication will provide an international forum for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in optical materials, focusing on emerging applications that integrate chemistry, materials science, engineering, optics and physics.

ACS Applied Optical Materials is one of two Society new journals getting off the ground this spring and summer; the other is ACS Applied Engineering Materials. Both will function under the leadership of their deputy editors and will be guided by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Editor in Chief Kirk Schanze, Ph.D.

“These new journals will provide the opportunity for ACS authors to publish topically focused papers in the fields of applied optical materials and materials for a broad range of engineering applications,” said Schanze. “The journals will continue the tradition at ACS Publications for editorial excellence and peer review managed by experienced editors, combined with high-quality technical editing prior to publication."

Dr. Galoppini's appointment as Deputy Editor of ACS Applied Optical Materials speaks to the high regard her colleagues in the field hold her in.

Galoppini, who specializes in organic and surface chemistry with a focus on solar cells, received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and her M.Sc. from the University of Pisa (Italy). She is no stranger to ACS publications. From 2007 to 2010 she served on the editorial advisory board of Langmuir, which focuses on the science and application of systems and materials in which the interface dominates structure and function, along with the rational design of these interfaces.

While at RU-N, Galoppini has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, and is a Kavli Frontiers of Science alumna. At Rutgers, she leads the Galoppini group, which studies the synthesis of chromophore-bridge-anchor compounds and dyes for the sensitization of nanostructured semiconductors and the development of organic/inorganic interfaces with application for dye-sensitized solar cells and sensorsl, among other topics.

Her RU-N colleagues take special pride in Galoppini’s latest accomplishment.

“Dr. Galoppini's appointment as Deputy Editor of ACS Applied Optical Materials speaks to the high regard her colleagues in the field hold her in," said Professor Frieder Jaekel, Chair of RU-N's Chemistry department. “We are proud of her accomplishments and wish her much success in this new leadership role.”