Nicola Spaldin named lead editor of Physical Review Research

This was published on May 1, 2019

Professor Nicola Spaldin of ETH Zürich and project leader of MARVEL Design & Discovery Project 5 has been appointed Lead Editor of Physical Review Research, the new fully open access, multidisciplinary American Physical Society journal being introduced this year. 

Nicola Spaldin is Professor of Materials Theory at the ETH Zürich, which she joined following a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley, postdoctoral work in Applied Physics at Yale University, and a Professorship in the Materials Department at UC Santa Barbara. In her research, she develops and applies electronic structure methods to understand and design materials with coupled and competing electronic, magnetic and structural instabilities.

She has been awarded, among others, the APS McGroddy Prize for New Materials and the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science distinction. She is a fellow of the APS, of the Royal Society and and a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering. When not trying to make a room-temperature superconductor, she can be found playing her clarinet, or skiing or climbing in the Alps.

“It’s clear that the scientific publishing landscape is evolving rapidly, and I think it’s essential that society publishers take the lead in exploring new models and in ensuring high editorial standards,” Spaldin said. “I’m excited about the multi- and interdisciplinary focus of Physical Review Research and hope that it will provide a home for physicists and friends that didn’t previously feel that they belonged in the Physical Review family.”

Physical Review Research will soon announce additional editor and editorial board member appointments.

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