Welcome to the Device and Materials Engineering Community

A new initiative from Nature Research

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This new community is aimed at all those who work on device engineering and materials engineering. We welcome contributions from the academic community, including graduate students, postdocs, or PIs — but we also hope to draw from engineers and scientists in industry.

The community is supported by our relevant journals, including our new launch Nature Electronics, but also Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Nature Photonics, Nature Nano and Nature Communications, as well as our new journal, Communications Physics, which launched in February.

This initiative builds on our successful communities in microbiology, ecology and evolution, and biomedical engineering, as well as new communities in sustainability, chemistry and astronomy. 

Feel free to join the discussion by writing posts or commenting on content - and enjoy the community!

Ben Johnson

Head of Communities & Engagement, Springer Nature

I gained my first degree in virology from the University of Warwick and a PhD in influenza virus immune evasion from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK. My research interests then moved on to smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels, and cell adhesion, while a postdoc at Imperial College London. I joined open access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an Acquisitions Editor and then Associate Publisher, and was responsible for launching new journals, including Microbiome, Zoological Letters, and Movement Ecology. I have been Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature since 2016, running our online community blogs, and a Consulting Editor at Nature Medicine since June 2020, handling COVID-19 papers. I am based in our London office.

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