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15 October 2021
Prof. Dr. Enrico Bodo Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Liquids

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Enrico Bodo has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Liquids (https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/liquids) (ISSN: 2673-8015).

Name: Prof. Dr. Enrico Bodo

Email: [email protected]

Affiliation: Chemistry Department, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy

Interests: theoretical chemistry; molecular dynamics; ab-initio calculations; ionic liquids; computational chemistry; computational spectroscopy

Homepage: https://www.chem.uniroma1.it/en/department/people/enrico-bodo; https://sciprofiles.com/profile/851746

Prof. Dr. Enrico Bodo is a professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). He teaches physical chemistry to undergraduates and computational chemistry to master’s students. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2002 with a research in astrochemistry and the following years he has been a fellow visitor of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Cambridge, US). During this period, his main research interests were rooted in atomic and molecular collision theory and scattering processes. Since 2004, he has been a researcher (assistant professor) in Sapienza where he became a professor in 2015. In the last 15 years, his research activities have shifted toward the field of material chemistry and molecular liquids with special attention to ionic liquids. In recent years, he has been a visiting and invited professors at the Laboratoire Analyse et Modélisation pour la Biologie et l’Environnement (Evry, FR), and at the Université Paris-Saclay, (Orsay, FR). He has received both financial and computational support from various national and international institutions. To date, he has co-authored 135 publications in the field of molecular physics and physical chemistry. His main scientific interests now lie in the description of liquid systems of technological relevance via computational methods.

With these achievements, we are confident that the new journal Liquids will thrive under Prof. Dr. Enrico Bodo’s leadership. We warmly welcome him as our founding Editor-in-Chief.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Enrico Bodo:

  1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take the role as its Editor-in-Chief?

I have served as editor for two MDPI journals (Symmetry and Molecules) and I am personally very supportive of Open Access policies. Besides being honored when MDPI asked me to become an editor in chief for a new journal, I also felt that I could contribute effectively to grow a new OA journal and serve the scientific community.

  1. What is your vision for the journal?

The aim is that of making Liquids one of the chief open access journals for publication of high-quality research from all areas of science that deal with liquids in the broadest sense, attracting works from an interdisciplinary community which spans several traditional fields such as physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, technology, mathematics, material science, etc.

  1. What does the future of this field of research look like?

The liquid state is so important in such a vast array of a different research areas that it is difficult to imagine a moment when the research about it would be deemed unimportant by the scientific community. I think that a large part of the new challenges for greener technologies and the societal benefits stemming from them are naturally bound to liquid materials and the innovations brought about by their study.

  1. What do you think of the development of Open Access in the publishing field?

I think that, presently, OA represents an opportunity to adopt a publishing model that guarantees a sustainable future in scientific publishing and that safeguards the conditions for equality of access. In this context, OA represents the only opportunity for a large portion of the world scientists to access research results that traditionally are hidden beyond increasingly expensive paywalls.

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