10th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV-18)

Between 28-31 May 2018, the 10th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV-18) will be taking place in Benidorm, Spain. The main topics of this conference are the development, function and modeling of materials and devices for hybrid and organic solar cells, including perovskite solar cells, organic solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and dye-sensitized solar cells together with their integration into devices for photolelectrochemical water splitting.

HOPV-18 is being co-organised by Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member Emilio Palomares and will also feature Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board member Jenny Nelson and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor Vincent Artero, both as Invited Speakers at the event.

Both Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Science, along with Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, are sponsoring HOPV-18 and will be providing awards for the best poster submissions. The deadline for poster abstract submissions is 30 March 2018.

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Novel Materials for Energy Conversion and Optoelectronics

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are delighted to be supporting the International Conference on Novel Materials for Energy Conversion and Optoelectronics taking place in Santa Fe, United States, between 11-12 December 2018.

The scope of the conference covers a broad range of research directions related to novel materials for applications in energy conversion and optoelectronics ranging from photovoltaics and photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic production of solar fuels, to sensing and light emission in electroluminescent devices and lasers. Particular emphasis is on understanding the relationship between the structural properties of materials and their function in final devices, which is key to fostering further advances in device performance. Consequently, novel theoretical and characterization tools represent topics of keen interest to this conference.

Important dates for NEWE18 are:
  • Early registration deadline: 12th August 2018
  • Abstracts submission deadline (oral): 12th August 2018
  • Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 10th November 2018
  • Scientific program: 6th September 2018
  • Social dinner: 11th December 2018
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nanoGe Fall Meeting 2018

nanoGe will be holding their Fall Meeting in Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain between 22-26 October 2018. The meeting will be a unique series of symposia focused on advanced materials preparation and fundamental properties and their applications, in fields such as renewable energy (photovoltaics, batteries), lighting, semiconductor quantum dots, 2-D materials synthesis and semiconductors fundamentals, bioimaging, etc.

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are delighted to be sponsoring the event and will be providing awards for the best poster submissions. The deadline for these submissions is 10 September 2018.

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

The 3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference is taking place in Cancun, Mexico between the 2-5 March 2018. The conference will appeal to researchers from both molecular and materials communities interested in the latest findings for artificial photosynthesis and possible synergistic effects of “fusion” between molecular and materials systems.

Energy & Environmental ScienceSustainable Energy & Fuels and Molecular Systems Design & Engineering are delighted to be sponsoring the event by providing £50 awards.

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2017 Energy & Environmental Science HOT Articles collection

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Energy & Environmental Science HOT Articles collection is now online and free to access until the end of February 2018.

This collection showcases all 2017 Energy & Environmental Science articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor.  Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

Read it here now for free until the end of February 2018
 
It includes:

Analysis 
A technoeconomic analysis of perovskite solar module manufacturing with low-cost materials and techniques
Zhaoning Song, Chad L. McElvany, Adam B. Phillips, Ilke Celik, Patrick W. Krantz, Suneth C. Watthage, Geethika K. Liyanage, Defne Apul and Michael J. Heben
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1297-1305. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00757D
 
Review Article 
Impact of H2O on organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells
Jianbing Huang, Shunquan Tan, Peter D. Lund and Huanping Zhou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2284-2311. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01674C

Communication 
Alternative electrochemical energy storage: potassium-based dual-graphite batteries
K. Beltrop, S. Beuker, A. Heckmann, M. Winter and T. Placke
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2090-2094. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01535F

Paper 
Ammonia synthesis from N2 and H2O using a lithium cycling electrification strategy at atmospheric pressure
Joshua M. McEnaney, Aayush R. Singh, Jay A. Schwalbe, Jakob Kibsgaard, John C. Lin, Matteo Cargnello, Thomas F. Jaramillo and Jens K. Nørskov
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1621-1630. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01126A

Paper 
Cu nanowires shelled with NiFe layered double hydroxide nanosheets as bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting
Luo Yu, Haiqing Zhou, Jingying Sun, Fan Qin, Fang Yu, Jiming Bao, Ying Yu, Shuo Chen and Zhifeng Ren
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1820-1827. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01571B

Paper 
Compatibility issues between electrodes and electrolytes in solid-state batteries
Yaosen Tian, Tan Shi, William D. Richards, Juchuan Li, Jae Chul Kim, Shou-Hang Bo and Gerbrand Ceder
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1150-1166. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00534B

Paper 
Towards identifying the active sites on RuO2(110) in catalyzing oxygen evolution
Reshma R. Rao, Manuel J. Kolb, Niels Bendtsen Halck, Anders Filsøe Pedersen, Apurva Mehta, Hoydoo You, Kelsey A. Stoerzinger, Zhenxing Feng, Heine A. Hansen, Hua Zhou, Livia Giordano, Jan Rossmeisl, Tejs Vegge, Ib Chorkendorff, Ifan E. L. Stephens and Yang Shao-Horn
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2626-2637. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE02307C

Paper 
Predicting and optimising the energy yield of perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells under real world conditions
Maximilian T. Hörantner and Henry J. Snaith
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1983-1993. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01232B

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

Is your research HOT? Our editors are already handpicking the hottest 2018 content for our rolling 2018 Energy & Environmental Science Hot Articles collection. Submit your work for consideration now.

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Professor David Lou is awarded the 2017 Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Lou been selected by the EES Editorial Board as the winner of the 2017 “Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship”.

Professor David Lou

The Lectureship is awarded annually to one outstanding young scientist (within 10 years of receiving their PhD) who has published in the journal. The winner is selected by the EES Editorial Board from a shortlist of authors of the most-read articles from each issue of EES in the previous year; three of Professor Lou’s 2016 articles were shortlisted.

Professor David Lou received his BEng (1st class honors, 2002) and MEng (2004) degrees from the National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 2008. Right after graduation, he joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2013, and Full Professor in September 2015. He has published ~272 papers with >42,500 citations, and has an H-index of 122 as of December 2017. His research interests are focused on designed synthesis of nanostructured materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage and photo/electrocatalysis. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

Professor Lou will give his award lecture at an international energy conference in 2018 and is invited to contribute a Review article to EES.

Read Professor Lou’s Lectureship-winning research:

Self-supported formation of hierarchical NiCo2O4 tetragonal microtubes with enhanced electrochemical properties
Fei-Xiang Ma, Le Yu, Cheng-Yan Xu and Xiong Wen (David) Lou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 862-866. DOI: 10.1039/C5EE03772G

Carbon coated porous nickel phosphides nanoplates for highly efficient oxygen evolution reaction
Xin-Yao Yu, Yi Feng, Buyuan Guan, Xiong Wen (David) Lou and Ungyu Paik
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 1246-1250. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00100A

Bismuth oxide: a versatile high-capacity electrode material for rechargeable aqueous metal-ion batteries
Wenhua Zuo, Weihua Zhu, Dengfeng Zhao, Yunfei Sun, Yuanyuan Li, Jinping Liu and Xiong Wen (David) Lou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 2881-2891. DOI:  10.1039/C6EE01871H

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6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium

The Solar Fuels Network’s 6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium will be taking place in York, UK between 19 – 20 March 2018.

The Royal Society of Chemistry journals Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are sponsoring the event and will be providing awards for the best poster submissions. 

Chair: Robin Perutz
Keynote invited talk: Mike Wasielewski, Northwestern University, RSC Physical Organic Chemistry prize winner
Invited speakers: Julea Butt (University of East Anglia), Sylvie Chardon-Noblat (Université Grenoble Alpes), Richard Douthwaite (University of York) and Junwang Tang (University College London).

The submission deadline is 7 February 2018.
Registration for the event closes 12 March 2018.

Kathryn Gempf, Royal Society of Chemistry Development Editor, will be attending and is looking forward to meeting you there.

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2018 Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics Conference (AP-HOPV18)

The 2018 installment of the Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics Conference (AP-HOPV18) will be taking place in Kitakyushu, Japan from 28-30 January. Building upon the successes of the previous conference, AP-HOPV18 will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange information and discussions on the latest developments in photovoltaics and topics to be discussed at the conference include:

  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Organic thin film solar cells
  • Quantum dot solar cells
  • The other hybrid solar cells

AP-HOPV18 is being co-organised by Energy & Environmental Science Advisory Board member Juan Bisquert and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor Nam-Gyu Park will be present at the event as an invited speaker.

The deadline for abstract (poster) submissions is 9 November 2017 and more information about AP-HOPV18 can be found here.

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RSC Poster Prize winners at nanoGe 2017

This year’s nanoGe September meeting took place in Barcelona between the 4-8th. Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy and Fuels presented the winners of the poster sessions with an online-subscription. Our congratulations to Ludmilla Steier and Gianluca Grimaldi!

Ludmilla Steier (centre) of Imperial College, London, was the winner of the Sustainable Energy and Fuels award for her poster “Low-temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of TiO2 for Stable High-performance Organic Photocathodes” Gianluca Grimaldi (left) of Delft University of Technology, was awarded the Energy & Environmental Science prize for his poster titled “Hot electron transfer in bi-component Quantum-Dot solids”.
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RSC Poster Prize Winners at HOPV 2017

The 2017 edition of the International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, between 21-24 May 2017. Royal Society of Chemistry journals: Energy & Environmental Science, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, and Journal of Materials Chemistry A were pleased to support the event and sponsored the following poster prizes:

Arul Varman Kesavan
Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India“Optical and electronic property tailoring by MoS2-polymer hybrid solar cell”
Bardo Bruijnaers
University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands“The impact of oxygen on charge carrier recombination in planar P-I-N perovskite solar cells”  
Fedwa El-Mellouhi
Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar“Solar cells materials by design: Hybrid pyroxene corner-sharing VO4 tetrahedral chains”

Congratulations to each of the winners!

 

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