Marie-Paule Pileni

Conflict of interest at the Open Chemistry Physics Journal prior to Jones' paper

Credibility is everything, and when the deniers of 911 truth can't accept the facts at face value specifically because they take comfort in the credentials of others who don't want to hear the facts, there is a need to expose conflict of interests.

In an ongoing discussion between myself and a good friend about credibility issues of the main players in the 911 research scene, my friend scoffs at Jones by sighting the resignation of Pileni as editor after Jones, Harrit et al. were able to publish the findings of the nano-thermite.

In the interview at this website...

http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/bentham-editor-resigns-over-steven.html

.. she states that she is aware that the Jones submission may have a political viewpoint.

It should be noted that her own viewpoint is probably affected by the fact that she is a faculty member of Georgia Tech, essentially an academic arm of the defense industry which the website makes clear.

Here is her Faculty profile page...
http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/faculty/Pileni/

Editor in chief of Open Chemical Physics Journal resigns after controversial article on 9/11

(SnowCrash has updated this blog entry with some very interesting background information on Ms. Pileni... kicking it up to the front page for review. -rep.) (Another good update on this blog today, below the red "Update" text - kicking back up to the top. Originally posted 2009-04-29 - rep.)

The editor in chief of the journal where recently the paper: "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe" was published, resigned, claiming she wasn't informed of the publication. She proceeds to provide not a single solid scientific rebuttal, only administrative bickering and personal political bias against, well.. inconvenient science. One particularly notable comment attributed to Ms. Pileni is this one: "Marie-Paule Pileni points out that because the topic lies outside her field of expertise, she cannot judge whether the article in itself is good or bad.".

Strangely, her areas of research seem to contradict that. I'll quote you an excerpt of her resume:

OTHER ACTIVITIES
1990-1992: Chairperson on workshops related to the French Defense research.
1989-1992: Consultant at the Minister of Recherche concerning the National Defense 1989: Member of the “Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Européenne”.
1987-1988: Member of the ’“Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale” (IHEDN)1984-1986: Member of National exam in Chemistry

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP
2006: Accounts of Chemical Research, American Chemical Society.
Journal of experimental nanosciences, Publisher Taylor&Francis.
2002: Journal of Physical Chemistry, Board member, American Chemical Society.

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
1990-1994: Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs, SNPE, France    (Literally translated: National Society of Powders and Explosives)

LABORATORY MANAGEMENT
2001: Laboratoire des matériaux mésoscopiques et nanomètriques, LM2N.
1992-2000: Structure et réactivité des systèmes interfaciaux, SRI.          (Literally translated: Structure and reactivity of interfacial systems)