Carlos Silva Named Associate Editor of Science Advances

Carlos Silva Named Associate Editor of Science Advances

Professor Carlos Silva is a new associate editor at Science Advances, an open access journal from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Carlos Silva, a professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and School of Physics, has been named an associate editor of Science Advances, an open-access journal that is part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) family of publications.

Silva will serve on the team of George G. Malliaras, deputy editor for physical sciences and engineering content.

“I am honored and very excited to take on this role as an associate editor of Science Advances because it gives me the opportunity to both provide an essential service to my community and to play an important role in its development,” Silva says. 

Science Advances is a digital-only, open access extension of Science magazine, according to the journal’s website. "Science Advances expands the quality of Science in an open access format, with the same rigorous standards for impact and peer review, but with a capacity to publish more content, with flexible formats for research articles (up to 15,000 words) and reviews, and reasonable open access charges," Silva added.

Science Advances editors oversee the review process of submitted manuscripts and are selected from an international pool of researchers with high levels of achievement and recognition in their fields. “Our editors not only have stellar reputations in their disciplines, but also have acknowledged breadth in recognizing and promoting interdisciplinary collaborations,” according to the website.

In his biography on the Science Advances website, Silva’s research topics include ultrafast spectroscopy, excitons, polarons, polaritons, conjugated polymers, and hybrid semiconductors (including perovskites). The Silva Research Group at Georgia Tech studies the fundamental chemical and physical principles that govern excited-state dynamics in complex materials for optoelectronics and photonics. “Our experimental toolbox is broad, but we primarily implement nonlinear ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum optics to understand the optical and electronic properties properties of molecular and hybrid semiconductor materials. While we do not like to be quantum-confined to a single box, we think of our work as a linear combination of physical chemistry, condensed-matter physics, materials physics, and materials chemistry,” says the Silva Lab website.

Silva spoke about his studies of organic and hybrid optoelectronics and semiconductors, and their impact on research and industry, in Season 3, Episode 7, of ScienceMatters, the podcast of the College of Sciences.