Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Boltasseva announces the appointment of Stavroula Foteinopoulou as Feature Editor for Optical Materials Express.

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To meet our overarching goal of serving both the optics and materials communities, the OMEx editorial board continuously monitors and adjusts the Journal’s topical coverage, both expanding existing areas and introducing emerging topics. The fantastic Associate Editors go above and beyond the scope of their roles and work tirelessly, not only to ensure that manuscripts are processed and reviewed smoothly, but also to define the critical areas and directions for the journal.

In this Editorial, I am happy to recognize one of our most outstanding Associate Editors, Dr. Stavroula Foteinopoulou, by announcing her appointment as Feature Editor. In this newly created role, Dr. Foteinopoulou will oversee and coordinate activities related to the recruitment of invited papers and our new article type, Opinion, as well as develop feature issues and participate in other special initiatives. Her exemplary dedication, enthusiasm, and creativity will be an enormous help in advancing these special features, which serve an important role in representing and defining the Journal’s topical scope.

With the benefit of Dr. Foteinopoulou’s experience and insight, I look forward to publishing valuable invited papers and feature issues that span both well-established and hot, emerging fields and help to enhance the Journal’s coverage for the benefit of the community. Welcome to the new role, Stavroula!

Stavroula Foteinopoulou


Stavroula Foteinopoulou is a Research Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of New Mexico, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University, USA and has held post-doctoral positions at the University of Namur, Belgium as well as the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of FORTH, Greece. Prior to joining the University of New Mexico, she was a Lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK. Her work in theoretical photonics focuses on conceiving new structured materials for extraordinary light control across the electromagnetic spectrum and has attracted to-date more than 3100 citations [1]. She is the holder of one US patent, a senior member of both OSA and SPIE, and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications (JEOS-RP) in addition to OMEx. She has also been the Chair of the annual SPIE conference Active Photonic Platforms for the last ten years. In 2016 she was recognized by the American Physical Society as an outstanding referee, which is a lifetime award.

Alexandra Boltasseva

Editor-in-Chief, Optical Materials Express

Purdue University


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