Headshot of Professor Xing Yi Ling, Ph.D

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is excited to announce the appointment of Professor Xing Yi Ling, Ph.D., of the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as Editor-in-Chief of the ACS Applied Materials portfolio, a family of eight journals focused on materials, interfacial processes, and their applications.

Professor Ling is assuming this role in early 2024 after the departure of founding Editor-in-Chief Kirk S. Schanze, who has led ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces since 2008 and later the family of journals with an incredible record of influence and growth for both individual journals and the portfolio. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and the ACS Applied Materials portfolio serve the interdisciplinary community of chemists, engineers, physicists and biologists with a focus on applications that complements the portfolio of ACS publications focused on fundamental materials science discovery.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces has established itself as a trusted brand among applied materials community, and the next 5-10 years are a critical time to steer the journal and ACS Applied Materials portfolio toward greater academic impacts and societal influence,” said Professor Ling. “There will be new initiatives and projects in enhancing our outreach, diversifying our editorial team, and expanding our journal contents and intra and inter-journal collaborations.”

She has served as an editorial advisory board member for Analytical Chemistry and Chemistry of Materials and published extensively in ACS journals. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Research Foundation Investigatorship, Singapore; Nanyang Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; and Asian Rising Star Lectureship, the 18th Asian Chemical Congress, Taipei, Taiwan.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Ling, and eager to work together to pursue her ambitious vision for the futures of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and the ACS Applied Materials portfolio,” said ACS Publications Senior Vice President and Chief Publishing Officer Sarah Tegen, Ph.D. “We’ve been proud of the rapid growth of this family of journals since its inception, and we expect a bright future ahead as Professor Ling continues to elevate its importance to readers and authors worldwide.”
Prof. Xing Yi Ling, Ph.D

Ling is a Professor in both the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also affiliated with the School of Chemical and Material Engineering at Jiangnan University, China. Her research focuses on using nanotechnology for fundamental studies and applications in environmental, healthcare, and catalysis fields. She earned her Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Adelaide University, Australia; her Master of Engineering from National University of Singapore, Singapore; and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Learn more about the journals in this portfolio, including ACS Applied Bio Materials, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, ACS Applied Energy Materials, ACS Applied Engineering Materials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Applied Nano Materials, ACS Applied Optical Materials, and ACS Applied Polymer Materials.

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