KSC Seminar with Dr. Peter Gregory

​KSC Seminar: Living in an Advanced Materials World

Speaker: Dr. Peter Gregory

Editor-in-Chief Advanced Materials, and Vice President and Publishing Director at Wiley

Date & Time: Monday March 12th, 2018 at 3.30pm

Venue: Auditorium between Buildings 4/5

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Abstract: Functional materials play a central role in areas such as Healthcare, Sustainability, and Technology, and journals serving the community of chemists, physicists, life scientists, and engineers active in these areas are among some of the highest impact publications in science. Peter Gregory, Editor in Chief of the journal Advanced Materials, will trace the some of the developments in the world of journals and publishing, and the trends in hot topics, funding priorities, geographical contributions to top science, and some publishing themes such as open access. He will provide some food for thought on both how these might develop in the future and how to maximize the chances of being published in top journals.

Biography: Peter Gregory is Editor-in-Chief Advanced Materials, and Vice President and Publishing Director at Wiley in Germany responsible for materials, physics, and life science journals.
He is a chemist, with an education from University College London, and research experience at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. Over his 30-year career in publishing he has run the materials, physics, and related journal programmes for Wiley for 25 years and led RSC Publishing in Cambridge, UK, for 5 years. He has founded over 25 journals, both for Wiley and the RSC, including 15 members of the “Advanced” journal family, including AM, AFM, Advanced Science, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, etc.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has received honorary/guest professorships from 11 universities and institutes.