Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Prof. XU, Jian Bin


Prof. XU, Jian Bin named as Member of Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano

Prof. XU, Jian Bin has recently been elected to the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano, a globally top journal on nanoscience and nanotechnology. The journal is presumably the largest one on nanoscience and nanotechnology worldwide. The composition of the Board consists of numerous distinguished scholars in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The notable figures there include, Prof. Chunli Bai, President of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Prof. C. N. R. Rao, National Research Professor of India; Prof. John Rogers, Member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors, and the National Academy of Medicine; Prof. Christoph Gerber, an inventor of atomic force microscope; et al. See more at https://pubs.acs.org/page/ancac3/editors.html

The extraordinarily high level of financial support in nanoscience and nanotechnology explicitly manifests its perceived importance for a whole range of technologies in the coming 20 years or so. The 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics, and the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics have been awarded to three discovers of fullerene, two discovers of GMR, and two discovers of graphene, respectively. These unequivocally ascertain the importance of nanoscience and nanotechnology. GMR is now widely used in PC hard disks data centers for achieving ultra-high density of data storage. The discovery is considered as one of the first real applications of the promising field of nanotechnology, as heralded by the Nobel Prize Committee.


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