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Meet our new Editorial Board Members!

We are delighted to introduce Professors Susan Bourne and Dongfeng Xue as the newest members of our Editorial Board and are very happy to be able to welcome them to the team, and look forward to working closely with them on shaping the future of CrystEngComm!

 

Professor Dongfeng Xue

Dongfeng Xue is a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry. He received his PhD in inorganic chemistry at CIAC in 1998. Following postdoctoral studies at the Universität Osnabrück, University of Ottawa and the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, he was promoted to Professor in 2001 at Dalian University of Technology, China. In 2011, he returned to CIAC to assume his professorship in inorganic chemistry. His research interests focus on multiscale crystallization of inorganic matter for energy and optical applications.

As a CrystEngComm Associate Editor, Professor Xue will be handling submissions in the areas of crystal growth, nanomaterials, polymorphism and crystal engineering techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Susan Bourne

Susan Bourne is the Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cape Town. Her PhD, obtained at the University of Cape Town, was a study of organic inclusion compounds undertaken under the supervision of Professor Luigi Nassimbeni. Her research interests include the application of physicochemical methods to inclusion compounds and crystal engineering of metal-organic materials, all with the aim of correlating solid-state structure with physical properties and reactivity. She has published over 120 papers and has supervised 20 postgraduate students. She is the chair of the Structural Chemistry Commission of the International Union of Crystallography, and is a Fellow of the University of Cape Town.

 

 

 

 

Browse a selection of recent work published by Dongfeng and Susan below:

Design and synthesis of a nonlinear optical material BaAl4S7 with a wide band gap inspired from SrB4O7
Dajiang Mei, Jianqiao Jiang, Fei Liang, Shiyan Zhang, Yuandong Wu, Congting Sun, Dongfeng Xue and Zheshuai Lin
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 2684-2689

The synergy effect of rare earth cations on local structure and PL emission in a Ce3+:REPO4 (RE = La, Gd, Lu, Y) system
Congting Sun and Dongfeng Xue
Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 7888-7896

Crystallization of transition metal oxides within 12 seconds
Kunfeng Chen and Dongfeng Xue
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1230-1238

Supramolecular metallogels constructed from carboxylate gelators
Savannah C. Zacharias, Gaëlle Ramon and Susan A. Bourne
Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 4505-4519

Unravelling chromism in metal–organic frameworks
Gift Mehlana and Susan A. Bourne
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 4238-4259

Crystallisation temperature control of stoichiometry and selectivity in host–guest compounds
Nicole M. Sykes, Hong Su, Edwin Weber, Susan A. Bourne and Luigi R. Nassimbeni
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 5892-5896

*Access to these articles is free until 31/08/2018 through a registered RSC account.

Submit your research or reviews to CrystEngComm – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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AIC Award winner 2018

Congratulations to Luca Catalano, a CrystEngComm author and former PhD student of Pierangelo Metrangolo, our CrystEngComm chair.

Luca has won a prize for best PhD thesis at the Italian Association of Crystallography which took place last month in Rome, Italy. His thesis was titled: ‘Towards Engineering of Solid-State Supramolecular Rotors via Halogen Bonding‘.

Luca currently works as a post-doctoral researcher for Pance Naumov’s group.

(Left) Luca Catalano with his award at the AIC 2018

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Welcoming new Editorial board member: Professor Tong-Bu Lu

Welcome to CrystEngComm’s newest Editorial board member – Professor Tong-Bu Lu. Professor Lu works at the Institute for New Energy Materials and Low Carbon Technologies, based at the Tianjin University of Technology, China.

His research interests include the recognition and activation of molecules and ions by the macrocyclic compounds; the constructions of porous metal-organic frameworks, and investigation of their properties for gases storages and separation, ions exchange and chiral separation and pharmaceutical polymorphs and cocrystals. He has been recognised as a distinguished Professor in Guangdong Province, China

Please see below a selection of recent articles published by Professor Lu for CrystEngComm:

Interpenetrating metal–organic frameworks
Yun-Nan Gong, Di-Chang Zhong and Tong-Bu Lu
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 2596-2606
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00371K, Highlight

Synthesis and structures of dinuclear cryptates with Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II): tuning the cascade binding mode with metal ions
Feng Yan, Xiao-Mei Zhuang and Tong-Bu Lu
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 5832-5840
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00817D, Paper

Thermodynamics and preliminary pharmaceutical characterization of a melatonin–pimelic acid cocrystal prepared by a melt crystallization method
Yan Yan, Jia-Mei Chen and Tong-Bu Lu
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 612-620
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01921K, Paper

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Professor Rahul Banerjee Wins Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Award 2015

We are delighted to announce that Professor Rahul Banerjee (Associate Editor, CrystEngComm) was recently selected as one of the winners of the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Awards 2015.

Through research citations within Web of ScienceTM, the Awards identify and recognize India’s most prominent scientists and researchers for their outstanding and pioneering research and influential contribution to global R&D.

Congratulations, Professor Banerjee!

Professor Banerjee Professor Banerjee's Award
__Professor Banerjee (right) receives his Thomson
__Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Award

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A new Associate Editor for CrystEngComm

We bid Professor Hongjie Zhang, who has joined the editorial board of CrystEngComm as an Associate Editor, a very warm welcome. Professor Zhang is based at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, where he is the director of the State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization. His research interests include topics such as the synthesis and characterisation of rare earth compounds and transition metal oxides.

Some of his recent papers in CrystEngComm include:

Co2GeO4 nanoplates and nano-octahedrons from low-temperature controlled synthesis and their magnetic properties
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 7306-7311
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25772F

Solvothermal synthesis of luminescent Eu(BTC)(H2O)DMF hierarchical architectures
CrystEngComm
, 2012, 14, 2914-2919
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06572J

Self-assembled 3D flower-like hierarchical Fe3O4/KxMnO2 core–shell architectures and their application for removal of dye pollutants
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 2866-2870
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06349B

From 29th April onwards, authors will be able to choose Hongjie as the Associate Editor when submitting to CrystEngComm.

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Rahul Banerjee, new Associate Editor for CrystEngComm

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rahul Banerjee is now Associate Editor for CrystEngComm. Dr Banerjee joined the CrystEngComm Editorial Board earlier this year but as of 1st October, he will now be handling submissions for the journal.

Dr Banerjee is based at the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune, India. His research interests focus on the synthesis and structural studies of metal-organic frameworks as well as their applications in storage, separation and adsorption.

Dr Banerjee comments “I’m very pleased to accept this position. It is indeed a job through which I believe I can serve the crystal engineering community even more”.

Some of Dr Banerjee’s recent CrystEngComm articles include:

Hydrogen bond directed honeycomb-like porous network structure of tris (bipyridyl-glycoluril)cobalt(III) chloride, CrystEngComm, 2011, 5289-5291.

Synthesis and structural comparisons of five new fluorinated metal organic frameworks (F-MOFs)CrystEngComm, 2010, 1600-1609 . 

Submit to Dr Rahul Banerjee today through our submission website.

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Advisory Board Member Lee Cronin wins Corday Morgan Prize

Lee Cronin is the Gardiner Professor of Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow and on the Advisory Board of CrystEngComm.

The RSC recognises outstanding members of the chemical science community through its wide range of awards, you can see the full list of RSC 2012 winners here.

Lee is recognized for his creative studies in the field of inorganic chemistry, specifically the self-assembly and self-organization of inorganic molecules and the engineering of complex systems leading to the emergence of system-level behaviours.

His award citation is for “his outstanding work on the self-assembly of inorganic molecules and the engineering of complex systems”. Congratulations Lee from all at CrystEngComm!

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Welcoming new Editorial Board member: Nicola Pinna

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Nicola Pinna to the CrystEngComm Editorial Board,

Professor Nicola Pinna, based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Seoul National University, Korea, has research interests in the area of nanostructured materials.  His research achievements include work to develop new synthetic approaches to allow a more generalized synthesis strategy to inorganic nanomaterials via a  ‘toolbox’ of well-known chemical reactions which can be used to prepare target nanoparticles using a sequence of predictable synthesis steps.

Nicola Pinna

Professor Nicola Pinna

Nicola  studied physical chemistry at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and received his Ph.D. in 2001. He then moved to the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, and a year later, in 2003, moved to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, followed by a year at the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, as an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, in 2005. Since 2006 he has been a researcher at the University of Aveiro, and since 2009 has held a joint position at Seoul National University.

In 2011, Nicola Pinna was ranked among the top 100 materials scientists of the past decade by impact.

Find out more about Nicola’s research at his website and check out some of his recent papers below:

Weihua Di, Xinguang Ren, Naoto Shirahata, Chunxu Liu, Ligong Zhang, Yoshio Sakka and Nicola Pinna
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 952-956, DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00153H
Seung-Ho Yu, Andrea Pucci, Tobias Herntrich, Marc-Georg Willinger, Seung-Hwan Baek, Yung-Eun Sung and Nicola Pinna
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 806-810 DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03064C
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IUCr Madrid 2011 – 22-30 August 2011

The triennial meetings of the International Union of Crystallography represent a highlight for crystallographers worldwide. This year , from the 22-30 August, the XXII International Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr will take place in beautiful Madrid, Spain. I will be there from 22-25 August on behalf of CrystEngComm – please do send me an email if you wish to arrange a meeting. The Chair of the CrystEngComm Editorial Board, Len MacGillivray and Associate Editor for the Americas, Christer Aakeroy will also be at this conference.

You can register for the meeting here and more information is available on the conference website. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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CrystEngComm issue 9: Host-Guest Chemistry and Fumio Toda

Check out CrystEngComm issue 9 available online now.

The issue is a themed issue entitled “Reactions in Molecular Solids and Host-Guest Systems” with guest editors Jerry L. Atwood and Leonard R. MacGillivray and is dedicated to the late Prof. Fumio Toda.

The outside cover article is a Communication by Kraig Wheeler et al., that describes enantiocontrolled solid-state photodimerisations via a chiral sulfonamidecinnamic acid.

Read the cover article:
Enantiocontrolled solid-state photodimerizations via a chiral sulfonamidecinnamic acid
Kraig A. Wheeler, Joshua D. Wiseman and Rebecca C. Grove
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 3134-3137.



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