27 Sep 2023

Journal of Microscopy welcomes two new Scientific Editors

The Journal of Microscopy (JoM) is very pleased to announce the appointment of two new Scientific Editors, Professors Vinayak P. Dravid (Northwestern University, USA) and Achim Hartschuh (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany).

Both Vinayak and Achim will assist their editorial board colleagues in recruiting suitable referees for papers, and act as reviewers themselves, when appropriate. Among their other responsibilities as Scientific Editors, they will help encourage the submission of papers and promote the Journal at conferences and other scientific events.

JoM General Editor, Professor Michelle Peckham said: “Both Vinayak and Achim are very highly regarded in their respective fields, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be of great benefit, both to the Journal itself, and those contributing their papers. It’s great to have them both on board.”

Professor Vinayak P. Dravid

Vinayak P. Dravid is the Abraham Harris Chaired Professor of Materials Science & Engineering. He also serves as the founding Director of the NUANCE Center and the NSF-NNCI supported SHyNE Resource. SHyNE is the center of excellence for instrumentation/facility infrastructure in the Midwest.

Professor Dravid’s scholarly interests revolve broadly around “nanoscale” solutions to “gigaton” challenges of energy and environment. He has a diverse research portfolio covering advanced microscopy, nanotechnology, energy policy and emerging educational paradigms.

Professor Dravid has served as advisor and consultant to metrology, energy/petrochemical companies, IP firms, the Chicago museums. He advises NGOs, professional society outreach programs, international organizations and private sector about science, technology and policy.

One of his passions is to enhance societal and global appreciation for science and technology, especially energy, environment, and sustainability through the lens of microscopy and nanotechnology.

Professor Achim Hartschuh

Professor Achim Hartschuh is based at the Department of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience (CeNS), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. His work focuses on the development and application of new techniques for optical imaging and spectroscopy with high spatial and temporal resolution.

Achim studied Physics at the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart, Germany,. He obtained his PhD in 2001 working on ultrafast time-resolved optical spectroscopy of molecular systems. A postdoc position followed at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, USA, during which he learned about Nano Optics, near-field optical microscopy and spectroscopy as well as other microscopy techniques.

Following a junior professor post at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Siegen, he accepted a call for a professor position at the Chemistry Department of the LMU Munich in 2006. Here, Achim spent 15 years as principal investigator of the DFG Excellence Cluster Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM). In 2020 he became principal investigator of the DFG Excellence Cluster e-conversion, for which he is now also one of the speakers.