Journal of Electronic Materials Announces New Editor-in-Chief

Article ID: 620150

Released: 2-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Newswise — July 1, 2014 – Warrendale, PA (USA) - The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) announces the selection of F. (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik, from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Electronic Materials. Shahedipour-Sandvik holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Solid State Physics and Materials Physics and is associate professor of nanoengineering at the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT).

For the next three months, she will work alongside Suzanne Mohney, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, as co-editor during the period of editorial transition. Mohney will be stepping down from the journal's editor-in-chief role after a successful eight-year tenure.

"I am delighted that Prof. Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik has agreed to serve as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Electronic Materials," said Mohney. "I have every confidence that she will provide effective leadership, and I hope she enjoys working with the other exceptional and dedicated editors of JEM as much as I did."

Shahedipour-Sandvik, who has served as a JEM associate editor since 2012, will direct editorial activities and the peer-review process to ensure the thorough vetting of electronic materials research reports by respected colleagues before publication. She will also oversee a number of editor positions and serve on and advise the journal's Editorial Oversight Committee as she helps to impact the direction of research in specific fields by selecting and highlighting critical scientific findings.

"I am thrilled to accept the editor-in-chief position, and I look forward to working with the Journal of Electronic Materials team to help drive research-based progress in this critically important field," said Shahedipour-Sandvik. "I am eager to leverage my experience to highlight the vast potential of electronic materials to the journal and its readership as I continue to pursue exciting research at the newly merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT's state-of-the-art facilities, teach the next generation of scientists as an Associate Professor, and build upon my time spent as the SUNY Research Foundation's Presidential Fellow in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's high-tech research, education, and business paradigm for New York State." "On behalf of TMS, I am excited to welcome Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik as editor-in-chief of JEM as the journal increasingly shapes the world around us," said Maureen Byko, Senior Manager for Editorial, Content, and Communications at TMS. "With her vast knowledge of electronic materials, as well as her prior experience as a JEM associate editor, Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik will undoubtedly further advance the journal's impact and relevance while maintaining the highest scientific standards that leading researchers from around the world have come to expect."

Published by TMS and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in partnership with Springer Science+Business Media, the Journal of Electronic Materials reports on the science and technology of electronic materials while examining new applications for semiconductors, magnetic alloys, insulators, and optical and display materials. It publishes papers of interest to both nonspecialists and specialists in the electronic materials field. The journal contains technical articles detailing critical new developments in the electronic materials field, as well as invited and contributed review papers on topics of current interest.For more information on the journal, visit

ABOUT TMS The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its more than 12,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. For more information on TMS, visit


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