- Published on 21 January 2022
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.