The Monroe News-Star in Louisiana ran a feature on Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T.C. Pipes endowed chair in micro- and nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, who is co-editing a special issue of the Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Lvov specializes in polymeric nanocapsules and nanotubes for drug delivery.
"It was an honor to be editor of this special edition, writing the preface and co-authoring two of the issue's reviews," Lvov told the paper. "There are more than 8,000 scientific journals in the world, and all of them have impact factors calculated by the U.S. Institute of Scientific Information. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews' impact factor places it among the very top journals in the world."
Lvov is considered a pioneer in layer-by-layer nanoassembly of polymers that occur in nature, such as gelatin, cellulose or polysaccharides. The special issue of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews focuses on the use of layer-by-layer self-assembled nanoshells to build timed and targeted drug-delivery capsules.