Professor Mike Reece appointed as new Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics

Maney Publishing
6 Dec 2011

Professor Mike Reece, an IOM3 Affiliate Member and Professor of Functional Ceramics at Queen Mary University of London, UK and Chair of the IOM3 Functional Materials Committee, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Applied Ceramics. He will succeed Professor Mohan Edirisinghe, the current Editor-in-Chief, from the start of 2012. Professor Edirisinghe steps down after seven years of dedicated service, during which time he successfully re-launched and raised the profile of the journal.


The IOM3 and Maney are delighted to welcome Professor Mike Reece, Professor of Functional Ceramics at Queen Mary University of London, UK, as the new Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Applied Ceramics. In addition to his role as Editor-in-Chief, Mike is Chair of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Functional Materials Committee and Director of Nanoforce Technology Ltd, a spin-out company from QMUL.


Professor Reece has extensive experience in structural and functional ceramics. He is known for producing some of the earliest-reported work on the mechanical fatigue of structural ceramics. This provided some of the first direct evidence that mechanical fatigue effects are significant in structural ceramics and not simply a manifestation of stress corrosion effects as previously thought.


His research at Queen Mary has focused on the electromechanical properties of ferroelectric, ferroelastic and piezoelectric ceramics and he is currently developing layered perovskite ceramics with super high Curie points for application as high temperature piezoelectric sensors. He recently set up the first Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) furnace in the UK, which is being used to develop new and novel structural and functional ceramics and composites. He also has strong international and industrial links. He is a visiting Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and was appointed as an Industry Fellow of the Royal Society in 2011.  


Advances in Applied Ceramics, which is published by Maney on behalf of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, is an international journal that provides high-quality research on functional, bio- and engineering ceramics. Professor Reece’s strong academic and industry-focused experience fits well with the applied nature of the journal and he will provide strong leadership and bring about future changes that build on the journal’s strong foundation.

From 2012 the journal will focus on expanding coverage in key areas of ceramics, including Spark Plasma Sintering, ferroelectrics, thermoelectrics, carbon nanotube and graphene ceramic composites, biomedical and dental, transparent, and ultra high temperature. The first issue focuses on functional ceramics with publication of a special issue dedicated to energy conversion systems, including photocatalytic, electrochemical, photoelectrochemical and nuclear systems. Lastly, new appointments will also be made to the existing international editorial board including Professor Eduardo Saiz (Imperial College London, UK), Professor Do Kyung Kim (KAIST, Korea) and Professor Xiang Ming Chen (Zhejiang University, China).


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