Macromolecular Theory and Simulations

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Editor-in-Chief: Kirsten Severing, Editor: Stefan Spiegel

Online ISSN: 1521-3919

Associated Title(s): Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering

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Kirsten Severing, Ph.D.

Kirsten is the editor-in-chief of the whole Macromolecular Journals family and focuses on peer-review editing and journal development of Macromolecular Rapid Communications in her daily work. Kirsten is also the editor-in-chief of the new premium open access journal Advanced Science.
She studied chemical engineering at the Fachhochschule Aachen before doing her Masters studies in physical chemistry at the Stockholm University. In 2005 she received her Ph.D. from the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Freiburg for her work on solid-state NMR investigations on liquid crystalline polymers in the group of H. Finkelmann and K. Saalwächter. Kirsten joined the team of the Macromolecular Journals in 2007. She also supported the editorial team of Advanced Materials and Advanced Functional Materials for several years.



Stefan Spiegel *, Ph.D.

Stefan's main responsibilities as Editor of the Macromolecular Journals focus on the titles Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, Macromolecular Theory & Simulations, and Macromolecular Reaction Engineering. Further activities and responsibilities include technical and workflow questions, as well as editorial/database applications. Stefan also is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
He studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, for his work on solid-state NMR investigations on polymeric systems under the guidance of H.-W. Spiess. In 1997, Stefan joined the Macro team.

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David Huesmann, Ph.D.

David obtained his Diploma degree in biomedical chemistry and his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. He joined Wiley in 2015.


Anke Osterland, Diploma Engineer

Anke obtained her Diploma degree in chemical engineering from the Fachhochschule für Technik Mannheim. She joined Wiley in 2009 and the team of the Macromolecular Journals in 2015.

Anne Pfisterer, Ph.D.

Anne gained her Diploma degree from the University of Mainz and her PhD from the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research. She joined Wiley in 2012, and the team of the Macromolecular Journals in 2014 focusing on Macromolecular Bioscience.


Emma Robertson, MChem

Emma obtained her MChem degree in medicinal and biological chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, UK, followed by an internship at BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and a research stay at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She then joined Wiley in 2015, where her work in the Macromolecular Journals team is focused on Macromolecular Rapid Communications.

Mara Staffilani, Ph.D.

Mara received her PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, for her studies on luminescent metal complexes for diagnostics applications. During her doctoral degree she spent two years in the research laboratories of Roche Diagnostics. In 2003 she moved to publishing as Editor of Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics and Macromolecular Bioscience. She then took on the position of Managing Editor of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining journal and website in 2008. Since March 2013 Mara has joined again the Wiley polymer journals as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science and Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics.


Szymon Wiktorowicz, Ph.D.

Szymon obtained his Diploma degree from the Jagiellonian University (after spending an exchange year at the University of Helsinki). He also spent a year conducting research at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Marie Curie EST) and in 2014 he got his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Helsinki. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary, he joined Wiley-VCH in 2016. He is currently a peer-review editor for Macromolecular Rapid Communications and Advanced Functional Materials.


Managing Editor

Eliza-Beth Lerch, Ph.D.

Eliza-Beth received her SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her PhD at the University of California Berkeley. She worked at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main before joining Wiley in 2010.

Deputy Managing Editor

Sibylle Meyer, M.A.

Sibylle obtained her diploma (MA) from the University of Heidelberg. She worked for the Institute for Standardization and Documentation in Medical Laboratories, Düsseldorf before joining Wiley in 2002.


Journal Production Manager

Katja Kornmacher, M.A.

Katja's main responsibility is coordinating the workflows between the authors, the typesetters and the printers. The authors may know her from the E-mails with page proofs, from reminders for returning their proof corrections, and as the contact person for any kind of orders (reprints, issue copies, high-resolution PDF files), invoices, cover pictures, etc.
She studied English and Spanish literature at Heidelberg University and has been the Journal Production Manager of the Macromolecular Journals since 2002.


Inge Dittmer

Inge's main tasks - besides general support of her colleagues - include the administrative work that is incurred with manuscript submissions, reviewing procedures, and sending reminders to referees and authors. Inge joined the team of the Macromolecular Journals in 2002.

Petra Pinto

Petra's main tasks - besides general support of her colleagues - include the administrative work that is incurred with manuscript submissions, reviewing procedures, and sending reminders to referees and authors. Petra joined the team of the Macromolecular Journals in 2006.


Sonja Hoffmann

Sonja is the Marketing Manager for Materials Science, Polymer and Physics Journals. She qualified as a "Marketing Expert" through an advanced training company. After an apprenticeship at Wiley-VCH, she worked as a Marketing Assistant and then a Marketing Executive for Books and Journals in the STM Division. She then moved to the Professional & Trade division and became a Marketing Manager before rejoining the Physical Sciences Journals Marketing Team. Since 2013 Sonja is leading the global Materials/Physics Community Marketing group as Senior Marketing Manager.

Melanie Baumann

Melanie obtained her diploma in Business Studies from the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. She joined Wiley in 2003 and has worked for Physical Sciences Journals Marketing, in the team of Sonja Hoffmann, since 2006. As Associate Marketing Manager she looks after the marketing activities for the Materials Science, Polymer Science and Physics journals.

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Dietmar Reichelt

Dietmar takes care of the homepages at Wiley Online Library of the Macromolecular Journals and Plasma Processes and Polymers, as well as all other journals from the department Physics, Mathematics and Materials Science.
Dietmar studied information technology at the Technical University Dresden and joined the Macro team in 2003.



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