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Meet the Editorial Team
Kit Parker, Editor-in-Chief

Kit Parker is the Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University. Here, Kit serves as the director of the SEAS Disease Biophysics Group, a transdisciplinary research group of artists, engineers, and scientists that focuses on cardiac cell biology and tissue engineering, traumatic brain injury, and biological applications of micro- and nanotechnologies. His lab is involved in projects ranging from cellular biophysics to developing nanofabrics for applications in tissue regeneration. His team has a specific interest in creating organs-on-chips to address pediatric diseases such as asthma, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, brain injury, and congenital heart disease.

While at Vanderbilt University for his graduate studies, Kit enlisted in the ROTC and joined the Tennessee Army National Guard. Kit graduated from Vanderbilt University with his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and Ph.D. in Biological and Applied Physics in 1998. Kit was deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 and 2008 on two tours of combat duty, and was awarded numerous awards, including a Bronze Star.

In 2011, Kit returned to Afghanistan twice as a member of a science advisory team assembled by the Joint Chiefs, to assess and report on issues pertaining to combat casualties and their care. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve and serves as a Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Kit earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 1989. His diverse entrepreneurial and teaching interests also include fashion design, food, cooking technology, leadership, adaptive learning in organizations, and the application of counterinsurgency theory in fighting transnational organized crime.

Luigi Longobardi, Executive Editor

Luigi is a physicist by training, an editor at heart, and can bake an amazing loaf of sourdough bread. Before joining AIP Publishing, Luigi spent six years at the American Physical Society where he was the Assistant Editorial Director and where he worked on Physical Review B and Physical Review X and launched Physical Review Fluids and Physical Review Materials. Luigi received a Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University and was subsequently a Marie Curie Researcher in Napoli and then a Research Associate at Dartmouth College.

Amanda Sulicz
Associate Editor

Meticulous care and patience are key attributes of a good associate editor, and Amanda Sulicz is an example of both. In addition to overseeing the management of BPR, she is responsible for the diligent care of two very active Guinea Pigs, creatively named after U.S. Presidents with fashionable facial hair. She also enjoys swimming and playing water polo.

Amanda joins AIP Publishing from the University of Texas in San Antonio where she was a Postdoctoral Researcher for the past two years. Prior to that she was a Research Assistant at Case Western Reserve University where she received her PhD in Chemistry in 2017.

Review Editors

Andreas Bausch
Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich

Patrick Connelly
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vernita Gordon
Department of Physics, UT Austin


Anna (Anya) Grosberg
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of California, Irvine

Sui Huang
Institute for Systems Biology

Kwanwoo Shin
Department of Chemistry, Sogang Univeristy

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