This week, the American Chemical Society named Professor Gilbert Walker as editor-in-chief of Langmuir. Walker’s term will begin in January 2020 and will follow the retirement of Françoise Winnik of the University of Helsinki.
Langmuir focuses on the science of systems and materials in which the interface dominates structure and function.
"I’m thrilled to be taking up the duties of editor-in-chief for Langmuir. We want to report the most important breakthroughs for materials in which the interface dominates structure and function, and follow up with key resulting applications,” says Walker.
In Walker’s lab, he uses chemistry, optics and mechanics to investigate fundamental nanoscale phenomena at surfaces. The findings are used to develop applications, such as marine antifouling coatings for the aquaculture industry and surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles for the detection of leukemia and lymphoma cells.
“Professor Walker is a leader in this field, and we look forward to working with him to develop his vision of how to lead Langmuir to even greater heights,” says James Milne, acting president of ACS Publications.
“I am looking forward to adding more fun to the journal and the community it supports,” Walker said to Chemical & Engineering News. “This comes naturally, I believe, by the journal conversing with its readers through special/virtual issues and editorials. These instruments create community, excitement, and perspectives on where the field is going.”