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Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics (IPEROP2019)

The Asia-Pacific International Conference on Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics (IPEROP)  will be held in Kyoto, Japan from 28th to 29th of January 2019.

The main topics of this conference are related to material preparation, modelling and fabrication of hybrid and organic photovoltaic cells, including dye-sensitized solar cells, organic thin film solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and perovskite solar cells. Building upon success of the previous AP-HOPV conference, this Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange information and discussions on the latest developments in photovoltaics.

Energy & Environmental ScienceSustainable Energy & Fuels and Chemical Science are pleased to be supporting IPEROP and will be providing book voucher awards of 200 GBP each.

Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 20th December 2018

Register here now

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Energy & Environmental Science’s Impact Factor rises to 30.067

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) is delighted to announce its latest Impact Factor has increased to 30.067*.

EES is a leading international journal  for the publication of extraordinarily high quality, agenda-setting research relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science. With a 5-year impact factor of 28.924 and an Immediacy Index of 6.517, research published in EES has lasting impact and is highly visible within the community as soon as it is published.

Our broad scope and the interdisciplinary nature of research published in the journal, coupled with our rigorous peer review and rapid times to publication of 57  days** from receipt to acceptance, ensures your work will quickly attract the attention it deserves.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for  their continued support in making the journal a success.

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2017 Impact Factors* here.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

**2017 average

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International Workshop: Perspectives on Power-to-Liquids and Power-to-Chemicals 2018

As a follow-up to the first Perspectives on Power-to-Liquids and Power-to-Chemicals workshop in 2016, this years edition as co-organised by Dr. Christopher Hebling (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE) and Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPICEC)), will bring together relevant stakeholders from academia, industry and politics to discuss, advance and highlight synergies between the growing renewable power generation, H2 production and CO2 utilisation targeting at the production of energy carriers, fuels and chemicals.

A strong focus will be put on the development and application of technologies leading to products with different sectoral/industrial relevance (e.g. methanol, DME, OME, etc.). The workshop provides a platform for the latest insights on these closely intertwined topics with perspectives provided regarding scientific progress and successful market introduction. An evening event in Freiburg will provide an excellent networking opportunity, whilst a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities at the Fraunhofer ISE campus will complement the workshop and discussions. We look forward to welcoming you in Freiburg.

Register your place now: here 

Read the flyer: here

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Outstanding Reviewers for Energy & Environmental Science in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Energy & Environmental Science in 2017, 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.

Xinbo Zhang, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, ORCID: 0000-0002-5806-159X

Dr Sheng Zhang, US Army Research Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0003-4435-4110

Dr Antonio Abate, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, ORCID: 0000-0002-3012-3541

Jaephil Cho, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-3890-1432

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

Dr Emilio Juarez-Perez, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), ORCID: 0000-0001-6040-1920

Xianfeng Li, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, ORCID: 0000-0002-8541-5779

Dr David Lou, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5557-4437

Dr Yexiang Tong, Sun Yat-Sen University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2258-1489

Dr Zhenhai Wen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, ORCID: 0000-0002-2340-9525

We would also like to thank the Energy & Environmental Science board and the energy 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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2017 Energy & Environmental Science HOT Articles collection

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 the upcoming 31st Biennial Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society taking place in Hangzhou, China from 4-8 May 2018. He is also 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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Energy & Environmental Science Impact Factor increases to 29.518

 

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) is delighted to announce its Impact Factor has increased to 29.518*.

This continued increase in Impact Factor cements EES‘ position as the leading journal in the field, further strengthening its position at the top of three Journal Citation Reports categories (Energy & Fuels; Engineering, Chemical; and Environmental Sciences), and moving the journal up to 3rd in the Chemistry, multidisciplinary category. As the home of exceptionally high quality, agenda-setting research relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science, the 5-year Impact Factor of 24.781 means that research published in the journal has lasting impact and the Immediacy Index of 6.751 means articles are highly visible within the community as soon as they are published.

Our broad scope and the interdisciplinary nature of research published in the journal, coupled with our rigorous peer review and rapid times to publication of 52 days** from receipt to acceptance, ensures your work will quickly attract the attention it deserves.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for making EES the number 1 journal in the field

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2016 Impact Factors* here.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

**2016 average

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Outstanding Reviewers for Energy & Environmental Science in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Energy & Environmental Science in 2016, 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.

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba
Professor Juan Bisquert, Universitat Jaume I
Professor Jaephil  Cho, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Dr Seth Darling, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr Chengdu Liang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Professor Xiong Wen (David) Lou, Nanyang Technological University
Professor Gaoquan Shi, Tsinghua University
Dr Yexiang Tong, Sun Yat-Sen University
Dr Sheng S Zhang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Professor Xinbo ZHANG, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC)

We would also like to thank the Energy & Environmental Science board and the Energy 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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Dr Wolfgang Tress is awarded the 2016 Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship

We are delighted to announce that Dr Wolfgang Tress been selected by the EES Editorial Board as the winner of the 2016 “Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship” for his 2015 article, “Understanding the rate-dependent J–V hysteresis, slow time component, and aging in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells: the role of a compensated electric field”.

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.

Wolfgang Tress is currently working as a scientist at LPI, EPFL in Switzerland, with general interests in developing and studying novel photovoltaic concepts and technologies. His research focuses on the device physics of perovskite solar cells; most recently, investigating recombination and hysteresis phenomena in this emerging material system. Previously, he was analyzing and modeling performance limiting processes in organic solar cells.

Dr Tress will give his award lecture at the upcoming International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV 17) meeting taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland from 21-24 May 2017. Register now to join us – the abstract submission deadline for oral presentations is the 8th February 2017.

Read Dr Tress’ Lectureship-winning research:

Understanding the rate-dependent J–V hysteresis, slow time component, and aging in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells: the role of a compensated electric field
W. Tress, N. Marinova, T. Moehl, S. M. Zakeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin and M. Grätzel
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 995-1004. DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03664F

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