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Get to Know an Acquisitions Editor: Christina Gifford

By: , Posted on: January 25, 2016

christina giffordProfessional Info:

Christina Gifford
Acquisition Editor in Materials Science

Do you have prior publishing experience?

I have been involved in publishing for over 12 years and have worked in several diverse fields including:  Health Sciences, AgriScience and Digital Photography.

What’s your history with Elsevier?

I joined Elsevier in late 2015 as an Acquisitions Editor with the Material Sciences group, signing in the areas of Metals and Alloys;  Materials in Energy; Surfaces, Coatings and Films; and General Materials Science.

What do you enjoy about signing in this area?

Having the opportunity to work in the field of Materials Science is so exciting and fast paced.  It never ceases to amaze me the impact that is felt on everyone’s daily lives by new findings.  It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you are involved in bringing some of that consequential research to light in book publishing.

Why should this person sign a book with you?

I have a great deal of experience working with researchers, academics and professionals in industry, and a true respect for the subject area and the work of those experts involved in the field.   We have a very strategic and outlined approach to acquiring the right content in the most relevant areas which ensures that what we publish and who we publish with really makes for an informative, credible and well-defined program.

Why do you love publishing?

I love the opportunity to learn something new every day, and to be a part of the process of bringing new ideas to the world

Tell us  something personal about yourself.

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and snowshoeing and trying to enjoy the outdoors whenever possible.  I especially love exploring new places and getting to meet new people.

Contact Info:

Email address –

Phone number – +1 1 (518) 384-4487

Books Published:

wills mineral processing  complete casing  hierarchical materials informatics

Wills Mineral Processing Technology, 8th edition

Complete Casting Handbook, 2E 

Hierarchical Materials Informatics, 1e

Titanium Powder Metallurgy

Handbook of Nanoceramic and Nanocomposite Coatings and Materials

Materials Processing

Save up to 40% on these and any other Materials Titles when you order via the Elsevier store, using code MATER416 at the checkout.

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Materials Science

The highly interdisciplinary field of materials science examines elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering. Nanoscience and nanotechnology in particular have yielded major innovations in this area, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. Elsevier’s authoritative content in this area ranges from undergraduate textbooks to multi-volume reference works investigating the relationships between the structure of materials and their properties. Our journals (including Materials Today), books, and eBooks help researchers stay abreast of developments in this swiftly advancing field, coving major sub-disciplines like energy and power; metals and alloys; ceramics; composite materials; polymer science and biomaterials; interdisciplinary materials science; and structural materials.