RSC Advances journal role for Swansea Engineering academic

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Dr Kar Seng (Vincent) Teng, Associate Professor at Swansea University’s College of Engineering, has taken up an editorial appointment as an Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s highly-regarded international journal RSC Advances.

Dr Vincent TengRSC Advances is a widely cited, peer-reviewed journal, which has an impact factor of 3.84, and covers all of the chemical sciences, including nanoscience and nanotechnology, multidisciplinary, and emerging areas.

Dr Teng leads the Nanoelectronics Research Group within the College of Engineering’s Systems and Process Engineering Centre, at the University’s newly-opened Bay Campus.

He said: “I am very pleased to be appointed as an Associate Editor of RSC Advances, which is a highly-regarded peer reviewed journal publication in the field of chemical sciences. I am glad to be able to contribute my expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology to this prestigious journal.

“As an Associate Editor, I am responsible for the initial assessment of submitted manuscripts prior to the selection of relevant experts for the reviewing of the manuscripts to maintain the high scientific standard of the journal.

“This appointment recognises our high quality research in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology performed at Swansea University. Furthermore, the appointment would allow me to interact with researchers around the world who are conducting excellent scientific research.”

Dr Andrew Shore, Editor of RSC Advances, said: “I am delighted that Dr Teng has agreed to join our team of Associate Editors for RSC Advances.  He is at the forefront of innovative nanomaterials research and his expertise in this field will be invaluable when processing manuscripts.”

Dr Vincent Teng’s research interest is in the study of nanoscale electronic materials and devices. This involves the application of nanotechnology in electronics, which has major impact in healthcare, computer, photonic, and energy technologies.

His research includes the investigation of low-dimensional electronic materials, such as graphene, metal-oxide and nitride nanostructures, in the development of ultra-sensitive nano-biosensors for the early detection of diseases, short-wavelength lasers for ultra-high density data storage, and nano-plasmonics for photovoltaic technology etc.

Dr Teng has expertise in the fabrication and characterisation of nanoscale electronic materials and devices, as well as controlling their properties through surface engineering for novel applications.

Other research interests includes dilute magnetic semiconductor for spintronics and the use of scanning probe microscopy and other surface science techniques for the study of semiconductor surface and interface.

Dr Teng has been awarded research funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); The Royal Society; Welsh Government; Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW); Sir Halley Stewart Trust; and industry.

He also serves as a journal editor for Fluorescent Materials and as an organising committee member for a number of international conferences in the area of nanotechnology and material sciences.