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Open for Nominations: 2019 EES Lectureship

Lectureship and Themed Issue details
Recognising and supporting those at an early stage of their independent career within the fields of energy and environmental sciences, the lectureship is a platform for early career researchers to showcase their research to the wider scientific community. Formally based on the most-read articles within the journal in a given year, we are delighted to announce that from 2019, the EES Lectureship will be awarded through a nominations process, whereby nominations of candidates are invited from our fantastic community.

The lectureship recipient will receive £1000 to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting. The recipient will also be invited to contribute a Review-type article to EES.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the lectureship and themed issue, candidates must:

•    Have completed their PhD
•    Have published in EES in the past 3 years
•    Be working in a research area within the scope of Energy & Environmental Science
•   
Be at an early stage of their independent career (typically this will be within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path).

Selection criteria, nomination and judging process
•    Nominations must be made via email to ees-rsc@rsc.org using the EES Lectureship nomination form and a letter of recommendation.
•    Individuals cannot nominate themselves for consideration.
•    Selection will be made by the EES Editorial Board.
•    The Lectureship winner will be selected based on their nomination, with due consideration given to the letter of recommendation, candidate biography, research achievements, previous EES publications and overall publication history.

Submit a nomination
To be considered for the 2019 Lectureship, the following must be sent to the Editorial Office.
•    A letter of recommendation
•    A complete nomination form

Submission deadline: 4 October 2019

Update links below:

Download nomination form

Submit nomination with letter of recommendation

Find out more about our previous winner’s:
Professor Guo-Liang Chai, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (2018 winner)
Professor David Lou, Nanyang Technological University (2017 winner)
Dr Wolfgang Tress, EFPL (2016 winner)

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(SFN) 7th Solar Fuel Network Symposium and Post-graduate Morning Poster Prize Winners

The (SFN) 7th Solar Fuel Network Symposium and Post-graduate Morning was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom on 28 – 29 March 2019.

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) and Sustainable Energy & Fuels (SEF) sponsored the poster prizes and these were awarded to the below:-

Both poster prizes were presented to the winners by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s, Carri Cotton.  The EES prize was awarded to Hui Luo and the SEF was awarded to Alexander Kibler.

Carri Cotton with EES Winner Hui Luo

Carri Cotton with SEF Winner Alexander Kibler

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Introducing Energy & Environmental Science’s new Editorial Board Member Sally Benson

We are delighted to introduce Professor Sally Benson as Energy & Environmental Science’s new Editorial Board Member.

Sally M. Benson, who joined Stanford University in 2007, is the co-director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute. A Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; she studies technologies and pathways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions including geologic storage of CO2 in deep underground formations and energy systems analysis for a low-carbon future. She also directs Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project.

Prior to joining Stanford, Benson was Division Director for Earth Sciences, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences and Deputy Director at LBNL.

Professor Benson serves on the Board of Directors for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Climate Central. Currently she also serves on the Advisory Boards for Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton’s Adlinger Center, Japan’s Initiative for the Cool Earth Forum, and the Lahore University of Management Science in Pakistan. Over the past several years she participated in a number of National Academy of Sciences, Secretary of Energy, and National Petroleum Council research needs assessments related to carbon management.


Recent Papers
:

Open AccessHydrogen or batteries for grid storage? A net energy analysis
Matthew A. Pellow, Christopher J. M. Emmott, Charles J. Barnhart and Sally M. Benson
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015,8, 1938-1952 DOI: 10.1039/C4EE04041D

Open Access The energetic implications of introducing lithium-ion batteries into distributed photovoltaic systems
Simon Davidsson Kurland and Sally M. Benson
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C9SE00127A

 

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Introducing Energy & Environmental Science’s new Editorial Board Member Jens Norskov

We are delighted to introduce Professor Jens Nørskov as Energy & Environmental Science’s new Editorial Board Member.

 

Jens Nørskov is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at Technical University of Denmark. He earned his PhD in theoretical physics from Aarhus University in Denmark in 1979, and is well known for his work on the theoretical description of surfaces, catalysis, materials and nanostructures.

Nørskov’s research aims at developing theoretical methods and concepts to understand and predict properties of materials. The aim is to understand which surface properties determine their chemical activity and to use that insight, in combination with large-scale computations, to design new catalytic surfaces and nano-structures. Applications are primarily in energy transformations, including (photo-) electrochemical water splitting, CO2 reduction, nitrogen reduction and syngas reactions.

 

Submit your best energy and environmental science research today.

 

Find out more about Jens here or read his recent research:

 

Recent Papers
Rapid flame doping of Co to WS2 for efficient hydrogen evolution

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

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Outstanding Reviewers for Energy and Environmental Science in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Energy and Environmental Science in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr David Berardan, Paris-Sud University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2682-998X

Dr Seth Darling, Argonne National Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0002-5461-6965

Professor Jin Young Kim, Ulsan National University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-6595-4468

Professor Yong Lei, TU Ilmenau, ORCID: 0000-0001-5048-7433

Professor Mike McGehee, Stanford University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9609-9030

Professor Chris McNeill, Monash University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5221-878X

Dr Riccardo Po, Eni Research Centre for Renewable Energies and Environment, ORCID: 0000-0002-8374-195X

Dr Marcel Risch, Georg-August University Göttingen, ORCID: 0000-0003-2820-7006

Professor Xiaogang Yang, Xuchang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1142-3100

Professor Fuxiang Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, ORCID: 0000-0002-7859-0616

Professor Li-Dong Zhao, Beihang University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1247-4345

We would also like to thank the Energy and Environmental Science board and the energy and environment community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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11th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV19)

11th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV19) will be held in Rome, Italy on 12th – 15th May 2019.

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.

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are pleased to be supporting HOPV19 and will be providing poster prizes.

Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 1st April 2019

Register here now

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8th International Conference on Carbon for Energy Storage and Enviromental Protection (CESEP’19)

8th International Conference on Carbon for Energy Storage and Enviromental Protection (CESEP’19) will be held in Alicante, Spain on 20th – 24th October 2019.

The conference aims at bringing together the scientists, engineers and technologists and intends to provide a forum for discussion on fundamental and technological scientific aspects of carbon applications related to energy storage and environment protection. This conference is expected to stimulate fruitful discussion, new ideas and collaborations between specialists from various domains.

The Topics will be:- Synthesis of new forms of carbons and surface functionalization by different methodologies – Structural and nanotextural characterization – Gas separation and gas storage – Solar energy conversion – Carbon as catalyst and catalyst support – Adsorption of gas-phase pollutants – Carbon in green chemistry and recycling processes – Carbon for water production and remediation – Supercapacitors – Lithium batteries and other advanced batteries – Fuel cells – Biological and health applications of carbons – Carbon materials in sensor and biosensor – In-situ and operando studies – Simulation and computational methods and Demonstration systems

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are pleased to be supporting CESEP’19 and will be providing poster prizes.

 

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International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2019)

International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2019) will be held in Unesco, Paris on 24th to 26th April 2019.

The main topics will include:- Renewable Energy technologies – solar, wind, wave, tidal, geothermal, bioenergy, hydropower – Energy storage concepts and materials – Renewable energy integrations and energy networks – Innovation in energy efficiency and architecture – Energy access, gender and development – Economics social and environmental and policy aspects and Energy and climate change.

The target of ICREN2019 is to attract the best articles and experts from all around the world. In order to promote excellence, awards will be offered to the outstanding submissions and all participants who would like to publish their full paper will have the opportunity to do it with ICREN 2019 and its associated journals.

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are pleased to be supporting ICREN 2019 and will be providing a poster prize.

Abstracts submission deadline: 15th March 2019

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RSC Journal symposium: Frontiers of catalysis and photocatalysis for energy chemistry

RSC Journal symposium: Frontiers of catalysis and photocatalysis for energy chemistry took place on Wednesday and Friday, 23rd and 25th January 2019 at University Tokyo and Kyoto University with Professor Kazunari Domen and Professor Ryu Abe as our local host.

We had over 170 delegates join our event across the two venues, with many participants from 19 various universities, 5 research institutes and 7 companies.

Our international speakers were James Durrant, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Kyung Byung Yoon, Energy & Environmental Science, Magda Titirici Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Katie Lim, Executive Editor, Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Science.
Other speaker information can be found following these links here and here.

Unfortunately Jinhua Ye could not attend the Symposium but Professor Kazuya Yamaguchi of University Tokyo kindly spoke in her absence at very short notice.

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Professor Guo-Liang Chai is awarded the 2018 Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship

We are delighted to announce that Professor Guo-Liang Chai has been selected by the EES Editorial Board as the winner of the 2018 “Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship”.

Professor Guo-liang Chai

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.

Professor Guo-Liang Chai has been a Professor at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since 2016. He received his Ph.D. in 2012 from FJIRSM, CAS. After that, he worked as a Postdoc at Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2012 to 2014, and then joined University College London as a Research Associate from 2014 to 2016. His current research interests focus on functional materials for energy storage and conversion.

Read Professor Chai’s Lectureship-winning research:

Active sites engineering leads to exceptional ORR and OER bifunctionality in P,N Co-doped graphene frameworks
Guo-Liang Chai, Kaipei Qiu, Mo Qiao, Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Congxiao Shang and Zhengxiao Guo
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1186-1195. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03446B

 

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