Dr. Albena Ivanisevic, a faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, will be serving as an associate editor of the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. The journal has an impact factor of 5.008 for 2012. The journal serves an interdisciplinary community of scientists and engineers who focus on new materials and interfaces for specific applications. Professor Ivanisevic will be responsible for articles in biomaterials and bio-interfaces. She will be evaluating manuscripts submitted to the journal, identifying and contacting qualified reviewers and facilitating the revision process. As an associate editor she will handle approximately 300 manuscripts a year assigned to her by the editor-in-chief. Professor Ivanisevic has an active research program on surface modification, characterization, and patterning, and publishes on the subject yearly.