EPJ Plus has two new Editors-in-Chief: Beatrice Fraboni and Gastón García López

The publishers of The European Physical Journal Plus (EPJ Plus) are pleased to announce that on January 1, 2022 Beatrice Fraboni and Gastón García López took over the Editor-in-Chief role from Paolo Biscari and now share responsibility for papers submitted across the scope of the journal.

We would like to congratulate Prof Fraboni and Dr García López on their appointments as EiCs, and also take the opportunity to thank Prof Biscari for his long and highly dedicated service to EPJ Plus.

Prof Beatrice Fraboni has a Master Phil. in Microelectronics from University of Cambridge, U.K and a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Bologna, Italy. She is a Full Professor of Physics, Head of the Semiconductor Physics group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Collegio Superiore of the University of Bologna.

Beatrice Fraboni is committed to technology transfer activities and a co-author of 16 international patents. She is a Member of the RTSD Scientific Committee and of the E-MRS Executive Committee and has been awarded the IEEE-RTSD Scientist Award 2021 and the IITWIN (Italian Association of Inventor and Innovator women) 2016 as “Best Woman Inventor of the year” 2016. She is a coordinator of various international, European and national scientific research projects, author of over 200 papers in international refereed journals and a chair organizer of over 20 international scientific conferences and workshops.

Dr Gastón García López has a degree in Physics (UAM, 1996) and Mathematics (UAM, 2001) and a PhD in Physics (UAM, 2000). He was a coordinator of the technical team (2000-06), then Deputy Director and is now Director at CMAM (an ion beam facility located at Universidad Autónoma Madrid) since January 2020. During the period 2006-2019 he was first installation project coordinator, then acting director, then deputy director at the ALBA synchrotron light source. He has a wide experience in the management of research infrastructures, leading multidisciplinary teams and strategic planning.

Dr García López represents Spain as advisor in the ESRF Council (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility). He was chair of the LEAPS Coordination Board (League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources) during the period 2020-21 and has been Managing Editor of EPJ Plus for the last 3 years. He started his career in the field of High Energy Physics, then moved into Materials Science based on the usage of particle accelerators, with particular emphasis on radiation damage. Dr García López is involved in a large number of projects, publications and conferences and strongly engaged in outreach activities and projects.

This was our first experience of publishing with EPJ Web of Conferences. We contacted the publisher in the middle of September, just one month prior to the Conference, but everything went through smoothly. We have had published MNPS Proceedings with different publishers in the past, and would like to tell that the EPJ Web of Conferences team was probably the best, very quick, helpful and interactive. Typically, we were getting responses from EPJ Web of Conferences team within less than an hour and have had help at every production stage.
We are very thankful to Solange Guenot, Web of Conferences Publishing Editor, and Isabelle Houlbert, Web of Conferences Production Editor, for their support. These ladies are top-level professionals, who made a great contribution to the success of this issue. We are fully satisfied with the publication of the Conference Proceedings and are looking forward to further cooperation. The publication was very fast, easy and of high quality. My colleagues and I strongly recommend EPJ Web of Conferences to anyone, who is interested in quick high-quality publication of conference proceedings.

On behalf of the Organizing and Program Committees and Editorial Team of MNPS-2019, Dr. Alexey B. Nadykto, Moscow State Technological University “STANKIN”, Moscow, Russia. EPJ Web of Conferences vol. 224 (2019)

ISSN: 2100-014X (Electronic Edition)

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