Greg Hartland, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was appointed senior editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry beginning Aug. 1. The appointment is for two years. The journal, with separate weekly issues on dynamics and spectroscopy, soft matter and biophysics, and nanomaterials and interfaces, is the premier journal for publishing research in physical chemistry. It accounts for more than 20 percent of all articles published in American Chemical Society journals.
Hartland will become part of the Notre Dame editorial office of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C, for which Prashant Kamat serves as executive editor. Hartland, who came to Notre Dame in 1994, is also on the editorial advisory board of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. His research involves understanding how optical properties of nanomaterials depend on size, shape and structure.