About Us

Since its founding in 1959 (under the name Industrial Research), R&D Magazine has served research scientists, engineers, and technical staff members at laboratories around the world. R&D Magazine and provide timely, informative news, and useful technical articles that broaden our readers' knowledge of the research and development industry and improve the quality of their work. 

R&D Magazine also sponsors the R&D 100 Awards to recognize the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year. The magazine also presents awards for the Scientist of the Year and Innovator of the Year.

The R&D brand includes the R&D Daily electronic newsletters, online and live technical conferences, and special reports, including the annual Global Funding Forecast and other publications. 

R&D Magazine is part of the Advantage Business Media Science Group:

Bioscience Technology
Drug Discovery & Development
Laboratory Design News
Scientific Computing 


Nick Pinto

Nick Pinto

As Group Publisher, Nick provides strategic direction for the R&D franchise. Nick has previously been involved with the ECN Worldwide franchise since 1998 and has held various roles including Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, Associate Publisher, Publisher, and Group Publisher. Nick has more than 16 years experience in business-to-business publishing and holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


 Liz Vickers

Elizabeth Vickers

Liz Vickers graduated in 1994 from the University of Richmond and began her career as a Marketing Director for a marketing research company where she developed a passion for working with clients and developing new customer relationships. In 1996, she made her first entry in the publishing industry as a Classified Sales Manager for PTN Publishing (now Cygnus Business Media). Through her 10 years with Cygnus Business Media , she moved up the ranks and in 2001 was made Publisher and then Group Publisher of the Photography Group (Studio Photography & Design, Photo Trade News and Digital Imaging). In December 2006, Liz joined Advantage Business Media as Publisher on Chem.Info. In 2008, Liz moved to the Publisher position on Laboratory Equipment and in January 2012 was made Group Publisher of Laboratory Equipment, ALN, ALN World, Forensic Magazine and DFI with Advantage Business Media’s acquisition of Vicon Publishing.


Tim Studt 
Tim Studt

Tim Studt

Tim Studt has been with Advantage Business Media for 25 years, the last 20 of which as Editor in Chief. Along with R&D Magazine, Tim is also responsible for creating the annual Global R&D Funding Forecast. Tim’s editorial staff has won more than 30 business press awards, including the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award. Tim has launched multiple BTB publications and their associated print and electronic business media products. Tim has a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Lewis University.


medium portrait Paul Livingstone

Paul Livingstone


medium portraitLindsay Hock

Lindsay Hock

Lindsay Hock joined the R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design Newsletter team in 2008 as Managing Editor. Prior to working with R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design Newsletter, Lindsay was an Associate Editor with the magazine's sister publication, Drug Discovery and Development. Lindsay earned her B.A. in English from Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. While there, she was involved with the student newspaper, the college's Writing Center, The Collaboratory newsletter, many afterschool tutoring programs, a presentation during the 2006 Humanities Symposium, and her college's orchestra, among other activities.

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