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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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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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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International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV 17)

The International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV 17) will be held in Lausanne, 21st – 24th May 2017.

Building upon the success of the previous HOPV conferences, the HOPV 2017 conference will provide an excellent opportunity for students, scientists and engineers around the world to familiarize themselves with the latest developments on solar energy harvesting and to get inspirations as well as exchanging ideas with the leading scientists from these areas.

The conference will be led by world renowned plenary and invited speakers covering a broad range of the latest scientific advances in the plenary sessions. The conference format will follow previous HOPV meetings over a full three days, with plenary sessions for keynote and invited talks, as well as room for plenty of contributed talks by participant scientists and unlimited poster presentations. Wolfgang Tress, winner of the 2016 Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship will also present his award lecture at the conference.

Keynote Speakers:
Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Materials Horizons Scientific Editor (University of California Santa Barbara, US)
Nam-Gyu Park, Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor (Sungkyunkwan University, KR)
Edward Sargent, (University of Toronto, CA)

View the program and register now.

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RSC Poster Prize Winners at the International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis 2017

The 2017 International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis (ICARP 2017) was held on 2nd March 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. 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.

 

Energy & Environmental Science Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Winner: Pondchanok CHINAPANG (Institute for Molecular Science (IMS))

Title: Construction of photo-active framework with open-metal sites for H2 production

 

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Winner: Yuta MIYASE (Tokyo University of Science, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Title: Selective production of peroxides over BiVO4/WO3 photoelectrode

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Winner: Nami YAMANO  (Osaka City University)

Title: The pH-dependent optical property of chlorophyll C bound to the light-harvesting complex from a diatom, Chaetoseros calcitrans

 

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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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New EES Editorial Board Members: James Dumesic and Linda Nazar

We are delighted to welcome Professor James Dumesic and Professor Linda Nazar to the Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board.

James Dumesic, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
James A. Dumesic earned his B.S. degree from UW-Madison and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Professor Dumesic joined the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1976, and he is currently a Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin and the Michel Boudart Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Throughout his career, Professor Dumesic has used spectroscopic, microcalorimetric, and reaction kinetics techniques to study the surface and dynamic properties of heterogeneous catalysts.  Widely recognized as a leading researcher in the fields of catalysis and chemical engineering, Professor Dumesic has co-founded two companies (Virent and Glucan Biorenewables) and pioneered new processes for creating bio-derived fuels and chemicals. Professor Dumesic has published more than 450 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo, Canada
Linda Nazar is a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, and is cross appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Nazar, holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials since 2004, has focused her research on developing new materials for energy storage and conversion for the past 15 years.

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