Padture Appointed Editor of Acta Materialia

Prof. Nitin P. Padture has been appointed Editor of Acta Materialia — the premier journal in the field of Materials Science & Engineering. Padture is the Otis E. Randall University Professor in the School of Engineering, and Director of Brown's Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI). He continues to serve as Editor of Scripta Materialia (since 2012), the companion 'letters' journal of Acta Materialia.

Padture came to Brown University in 2012 from the Ohio State University, where he was College of Engineering Distinguished Professor and founding Director of the NSF-funded Materials Research Science & Engineering Center. His research interests are in the broad area of advanced ceramics and nanomaterials for applications ranging from jet engines to solar cells. Padture has published over 190 papers, which have been cited about 13,000 times, and presented over 200 invited/keynote/plenary talks. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.