Professor Peter Gregory, Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Materials and Wiley Vice President & Publishing Director, has been awarded two honorary professorships, one by Nanjing University of Technology and one by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
Founded in 1896 and 1902 respectively, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Nanjing University of Technology are among the oldest and most prestigious universities in China.
“The continued rise of Chinese science is one of the greatest success stories in the academic world, and the award of professorships from two of China’s most prestigious universities is deeply humbling,” said Professor Gregory. “As Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Materials, I have been privileged to work with many great Chinese researchers and I look forward to continuing to help in bringing the best of China’s research to the international scientific community.”
On Monday, September 9, Professor Gregory’s award ceremony at SJTU was followed by a full-day scientific symposium in Shanghai at which leading researchers presented their latest research results.
“In recognition of Dr. Peter Gregory’s outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and for promoting cooperation between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Wiley, it is my great honor to nominate Dr. Peter Gregory for this professorship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University,” said Professor Deyue Yan in his speech on behalf of the President of SJTU. “He has made outstanding contributions to promote professional journals and books in chemistry, biology and materials science and he has also played an important role in the development and popularization of materials science worldwide.”
The award ceremony at Nanjing University of Technology followed on Monday, September 16, as part of a scientific symposium.
“We are delighted to award Peter Gregory this professorship in recognition of his contributions to materials science. In assessing who should be awarded such professorships, our university has a set of stringent criteria. These include an individual’s scientific contributions, their repute and their commitment to promoting international dialogue and collaboration. Peter’s stellar track record in materials science and particularly his work as the driving force behind Advanced Materials, more than place him in strong stead,” said Professor Ling Huang from Nanjing University of Technology. “We look forward to working even more closely with Peter to forge an even greater presence for Nanjing Tech in the international research community.”
Professor Gregory began his work with Wiley in 1989 when he finished his post-doctoral research at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and became editor of Advanced Materials; a role he would hold for 13 years.
After a five year period as the Managing Director of Publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor Gregory returned to Wiley in 2007 to serve as the Vice President and Publishing Director of Wiley’s global materials and physics programs, and again as Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Materials.
Under his guidance Advanced Materials has achieved recognition as a global thought leader and a supporter of international and interdisciplinary research; reflected by a global editorial board, authorship, and readership, and has become one of the highest impact journals across chemistry, physics, materials, and engineering.