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NNN Welcomes Hyung Gyu Park, J. Alexander Liddle to Editorial Team

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The National Nanomanufacturing Network is pleased to add two new Contributing Editors to the  InterNano editorial team. Hyung Gyu Park and J. Alexander Liddle will bring their expertise to bear on our Fundamental Science and Advanced Processes + Tools categories, respectively.

We are very excited to have two high caliber scientists contributing to the editorial staff of Internano," said Jeff Morse, Managing Director of the National Nanomanufacturing Network. "The experience they bring in their respective fields of nanotechnology will significantly enhance our ability to provide new information and timely expert reviews to the InterNano community."

Dr. Hyung Gyu Park is an assistant professor at ETH Zurich. He received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. His M.S. thesis was about the numerical treatment of axisymmetric flows in Cartesian coordinate system, motivated by Hemodynamics simulation of an artery. After one year's research career in SNU Institute of Advanced Machinery and Design, he went to University of California Berkeley, U.S., and worked on two research topics under the financial support from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL): (1) microfluidic fuel processor for a micro fuel cell system and (2) mass transport in carbon nanotubes (CNT). His research on mass transport in carbon nanotubes received an academic spotlight in the form of a cover article of Science in May 2006. Since then, the article has been one of the most frequently cited chemistry articles in the journal. Upon receiving his Ph.D. in 2007, he joined LLNL as a postdoctoral research staff member and carried out research projects in the fields of CNT nanofluidics and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, etc.

Dr. Park's research program in ETH Zurich will focus on fundamental nanoscience toward energy technology applications. The program will utilize a variety of CNT-nanofluidic platforms and other nanostructures to study basic properties of transport under extreme confinement commensurable with transporting molecules' own sizes. Decorated with functional materials, those platforms could find a wide range of applications from solar energy harvesting and fuel cells to highly sensitive, nondestructive sensors. Those new findings of energy technology have a potential for addressing our future sustainability.

Dr. J. Alexander Liddle is the Group Leader of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Nanofabrication Research Group at NIST. Dr. Liddle received his B.A. and D. Phil. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Oxford in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He spent the next eleven years at Bell Laboratories, where his primary efforts involved the research, development and eventual commercialization of a novel electron-beam lithography technology.  He subsequently became the leader of an optical telecommunications MEMS group when Agere Systems spun-off from Lucent Technologies. He spent the next three years as the head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory nanofabrication group in the Center for X-ray optics, before becoming lead scientist of the Molecular Foundry nanofabrication user facility, where he was involved in research ranging from quantum computation to guided self-assembly.  In 2006 he moved to NIST, where his current focus is on nanofabrication and self-assembly for nanomanufacturing.