Andrew Jackson is an internationally trained chemist with academic and industrial experience in materials science. At Oxford University, he focused on the mechanisms of C-H bond activation and organometallic catalysis, which allowed him to also do research at Kyoto University. After working in industry developing novel methods for synthesizing reagents, Andrew entered the doctoral program at the University of Queensland studying at the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE). Here his research focused on the synthesis and characterization of nanocrystal/organic composites and optoelectronic applications of the materials. During his time at COPE, Dr Jackson helped develop novel macromolecules for organic light-emitting diodes and nanocrystalline catalysts for water-splitting. Bringing with him his expertise in chemistry and materials science, Andrew joined Edanz in 2013 as a Senior Editor based in the Fukuoka office.
Mark Kurban is an experienced physics researcher, teacher and editor. As an undergraduate, he analyzed surface oscillations on the sun for a solar physics project at Mt. Wilson Observatory in California. During his graduate study and the years which followed, his research focused on condensed phase dynamics and involved several areas such as quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Mr. Kurban has published journal articles as a first author with both AIP and ACS. He taught physics for several years in China to non-native English speakers, with special emphasis on improving their ability to express ideas clearly in their English scientific writing. He has edited papers in a wide variety of disciplines, including physics, astronomy, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, medical science, and industrial management. Mr. Kurban joined Edanz Group in 2011 as a freelance editor, and in 2013 became a Senior Physics Editor based in the Fukuoka, Japan office.
Dr Robens has a diverse research background in the life sciences predominantly focused on cell biology, neuroscience, and bioengineering. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, and has worked at various institutes and universities in Singapore and Japan. Jeffrey joined Edanz as a Senior Editor in 2012 and is based in the Fukuoka office. In his role as a Senior Editor, he not only edits but manages our worldwide team of editors. Using his extensive research and publication background Dr Robens is able to assist researchers whose first language is not English to improve the quality of their manuscripts, and increase their chances of publication success.
After graduating, Dr de Souza worked in the biochemistry department at Imperial College on protein/enzyme systems. She then moved to the Center for NanoScience (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich) to work on semiconductor hybrid systems (quantum dots/gold nanoparticles). Dr de Souza next became an Editor on the journal 'ChemPhysChem' (Wiley-VCH), where she copyedited and applied the journal house style to accepted manuscripts. She was also involved in selecting peer reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the journal. As a Deputy Editor, she attended numerous conferences and organized topical issues for the journal. Dr de Souza later moved to the editorial department at the European Society of Radiology (Vienna, Austria) to work on the journals 'European Radiology' and 'Insights into Imaging' where she edited medical technology papers. Dr de Souza joined Edanz in 2012 as a Senior Editor and is based in the Beijing office. She provides training and education seminars for non-native speaking authors to improve their manuscript writing skills in the Physical and Life Sciences.
Richard Haase's PhD thesis was entitled: The Symmetric Groups and the Unitary Groups. After graduating he spent twenty years abroad at various universities, including Technische Universität Wien as research fellow and Universität Tübingen as a DAAD and Alexander von Humboldt research scholar. His previous academic appointment was as an Associate Professor in Physics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dr Haase’s research and teaching focused on mathematical physics with topics such as algebras, group theory, representation theory, tensor analysis, and space-time symmetries. The applications have covered widely disparate areas of research such as projective geometry, quantum physics, fluid mechanics, general relativity, electromagnetism, robotics, and computer vision. Dr Haase is currently the Senior Editor in Physical Sciences based in Edanz’s Beijing office.
2002 - BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Michael Pack worked as a medicinal chemist for six years in the pharmaceutical industry in North America. His work focused on high throughput methods of synthesis and purification, as well as the planning and synthesis of focused small-molecule libraries. During this time, he helped develop potential drugs for diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Michael is skilled in a variety of purification procedures and instrument usage, as well as chemical synthesis procedures. He also wrote numerous scientific reports on chemical procedures and the molecular biology of oncology during his time as a researcher. Leaving the lab bench, Michael undertook an MBA focused on biotechnology marketing and finance. He then worked as a consultant for two biotechnology firms. His worked involved pricing IND drugs through of variety of methods, including risk adjusted net present value models, and intellectual properties pricing. Michael has authored a number of patents for chemical synthesis of oncology drugs, and has edited many scientific manuscripts in a wide variety of fields. He joined the Edanz Group as an in-house senior editor in the Fukuoka office in 2012.
William Yajima is an expert in molecular biology- and proteomics-based techniques related to plant pathology. Dr Yajima has an extensive research background and is the author of numerous journal articles and reviews published in peer reviewed journals. He is also a co-author of a book chapter, an online encyclopaedia chapter, and an online technical guide/magazine. Dr Yajima has served as a reviewer for several international scientific journals in his field of speciality. He joined the Edanz Group as an in-house Senior Editor in the Fukuoka office in November 2011.
Amanda Hindle’s studies in Ecology focused on aquatic and environmental toxicology. After graduating, Amanda worked for Health Canada at the Pest Management Regulatory Agency performing risk assessments re-evaluating the human health toxicity of pesticides via various routes of exposure. During this time, Amanda also pursued her interest in public science communication with studies in editing and public health. This led to a position as a Medical Writer and Editor with the Therapeutic Products Directorate at Health Canada. Amanda later moved to the UK and took a position as a Production Editor with the journal Development in Cambridge. This role encompassed all areas of post-acceptance editing and journal production, including copyediting, proof corrections, layout, and issue makeup. She joined Edanz Group in 2011 as Senior Language Editor and Project Manager, where she manages a team of freelance editors, coordinates writing projects and gives language and academic publishing seminars in Japan and China.
Dr Raye was previously a Research Fellow and Lecturer at Monash University (Australia) in the fast-changing field of stem cell biology. Dr Raye began working with Edanz Group in 2009, and in 2010 moved to the Fukuoka office as Senior Life Sciences Editor. Dr Raye gives workshops around the world for authors whose first language is not English, to improve their manuscript writing. His workshops focus on providing scientists with the skills needed for publication success. Dr Raye also oversees the expansion and localization of the Edanz services for authors in the Middle East and South Asia.