Christopher Bettinger wins the 2016 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship

We are delighted to announce that Professor Christopher Bettinger has been selected as the seventh winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship in recognition of the important contributions he has made to the materials chemistry field.

Professor Bettinger is aiming to present the lectureship at the 2017 Spring MRS in Phoenix Arizona, April 2017, during Symposium SM1 – Bioelectronics – Materials, Processes and Applications where he is both the meeting chair and an invited speaker.

Professor Bettinger received a S.B. in Chemical Engineering, a M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering as a Charles Stark Draper Fellow, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University in the Department of Chemical Engineering as an NIH Ruth Kirschstein Fellow.

Christopher Bettinger is currently an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He directs the laboratory for Biomaterials-based Microsystems and Electronics at CMU, which is broadly interested in the design of novel materials and interfaces that integrate medical devices with the human body.

Recent efforts focus on flexible electronics for neural interfaces edible electronics for ingestible diagnostics and therapeutics. Christopher is also the Co-Founder and CTO of Ancure, an early stage medical device company.


Christopher has also recently Guest Edited a joint themed issue between Journal of Materials Chemistry B and C on Organic Bioelectronics and contributed to the Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2016 Emerging Investigators themed issue.

In vitro electrochemical characterization of polydopamine melanin as a tissue stimulating electrode material
Ik Soo Kwon, Young Jo Kim, Luke Klosterman, Mats Forssell, Gary K. Fedder and Christopher J. Bettinger
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 3031-3036

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C 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 Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C 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.

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Dr Longjun Li, University of Texas at Austin
Dr Zhao-Qing Liu, Guangzhou University
Dr David Lou, Nanyang Technological University
Dr Seung Son, Sungkyunkwan University
Professor Bao Yu Xia, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Dr Xingbin Yan, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics
Dr Le Yu, Nanyang Technological University
Professor Yu Xin Zhang, Chongqing University
Dr Bote Zhao, Georgia Tech
Dr Weijia Zhou, South China University of Technology

Journal of Materials Chemistry B

Professor Hong Ding, Florida International University
Dr Damien Dupin, Parque Tecnológico de San Sebastián
Dr Ahmed El-Fiqi, University College London
Dr Naoki Kawazoe, National Institute for Materials Science
Dr Zhanjun Li, Jinan University
Dr Xiaolong Liu, Mengchao Hepatobiliary Hospital of Fujian Medical University
Dr Pratap Naha, University of Pennsylvania
Dr Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Universidade de Vigo
Dr Gang Wei, Bremen University
Professor Chengtie Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Dr Zhigao Hu, East China Normal University
Dr Branko Kolaric, Centre Namurois des Systèmes complexes
Professor Jing-Feng Li, Tsinghua University
Professor Jun Lin, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
Professor Anjun Qin, South China University of Technology
Professor Chong-Xin Shan, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics
Dr Shi-Jian Su, South China University of Technology
Dr Ka Leung Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Zhiguo Xia, University of Science and Technology Beijing
Dr Qiang Zhao, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C board and the materials 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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Save the date! HTC 2017 – The 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonisation

Possibilities and Limits for Feedstocks, Processes and Applications 

3-4 April 2017, London, UK

The “Sustainable Carbon Materials” group at Queen Mary University of London invites you to participate in The 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonisation: Possibilities and Limits for Feedstocks, Processes and Applications to be held at Queen Mary University of London, UK, from 3-4 April 2017.

  • Abstract submission (oral and posters): 20 February 2017
  • Registration early bird to 1 February 2017, standard pricing thereafter
  • Conference dates: 3-4 April 2017

The 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonisation will bring together scientists, engineers and technologists from across academia and industry to learn about and debate the latest advances in hydrothermal carbon. The programme will be composed of ONE SINGLE session accompanied by poster sessions over two days aimed at promoting collaborations and stimulate discussions including a set of keynote lectures focused on different applications of hydrothermal carbon materials ranging from bioenergy to agriculture and advanced materials for energy applications and catalysis.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Dr Andrea Kruse (Universität Hohenheim), Dr Andrew Ross (University of Leeds, UK), Dr Marta Sevilla (Spanish National Research Council), Professor Dr Eric Heeres (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Dr Saskia Buller (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany), Dr Ho Kim (IAE Institute for Advanced Engineering, South Korea) and Dr Robin White (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany)

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80th Anniversary Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016 for BBC TV

Article written by Saiful Islam, JMC A Advisory Board member

To be the Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer for this 80th anniversary year has been a huge honour and I was excited that our celebration of energy offered a wonderful opportunity to explain how current research on clean energy technologies is founded on the RI’s rich heritage of discovery by greats such as Michael Faraday. It’s amazing to think that I presented the CHRISTMAS LECTURES 80 years after they were televised for the first time in 1936 at Alexandra Palace, walking distance from where I grew up in Crouch End, north London.

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The preparations and filming for the BBC broadcast were challenging and stressful, but working with great teams at the Ri and Windfall Films was lots of fun. I think I felt the added pressure (and expectation) compared to a conference talk or university lectures, since these lectures were for the BBC and going out to a TV audience of millions of people all over the country.

In the end, it was an exciting experience to do a range of visual (and dangerous) demonstrations with the help of former Christmas Lecturers as special guests. There were lots of memorable moments for me including Richard Dawkins facing a spikey pendulum, Monica Grady in a Faraday cage, Danielle George in a fast Tesla car, the Rube Goldberg cascade, seeing my insides with a capsule endoscope and achieving a Guinness world record lemon battery (using more than 1,000 lemons!).

Like an electric spark, I hope the lectures ignited a spark of excitement and deeper understanding of energy. I also want children to understand that the pursuit of science is the proper way to unravel the mysteries of the world around us, and is full of beauty and exciting discovery. I’d also like people to understand that chemistry plays a crucial role in developing new, clean energy technologies, one of the biggest challenges facing our society today.

It’s been a real privilege to follow in the footsteps of the scientists I’ve grown up reading about and watching on television like David Attenborough, Nancy Rothwell and Carl Sagan. So I am thrilled to be the latest on that list.

Royal Institution Lectures online: http://richannel.org/christmas-lectures?_ga=1.46389923.547910815.1485872290

Brief Bio

Saiful is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath with research interests in the area of advanced computer modelling of new materials for lithium batteries and perovskite solar cells. He is one of the RSC 175 Faces of Chemistry and recipient of the 2013 RSC Sustainable Energy Award. 

Research Link: http://people.bath.ac.uk/msi20/

Photo credits: Paul Wilkinson

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Poster prize winners at The 8th Asian Conference on Organic Electronics

Many congratulations to Ting-An Lin (National Taiwan University), Sheng-Yi Hsiao (National Tsing Hua University) and Luis K Ono (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University)  for their poster prize wins at the A-COE 2016 Conference  which took place on the 5th – 7th December 2016, Kyoto, Japan.

Ting-An was awarded the Chemical Science poster prize, Shen-Yi was awarded the Materials Horizons poster prize and Luis was awarded the Journal of Materials Chemistry C poster prize . All will receive free electronic access to the journal for one year.

 

Topics included at the conference were:

  • Organic Devices
  • Printed Electronics
  • Conjugated Molecules
  • Organic Nano-structure and Nano-electronics
  • Bio-electronics
  • Perovskite-based Solar Cells

154 delegates attended the conference. There were 32 invited talks and 70 poster presentations.  Further information about the conference can be found on their website.

 

 

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Poster prize winners at the 3rd International Conference on Biomaterials Science in Tokyo, Japan

Many congratulations to Yuta Yoshizaki (Osaka Prefecture University), Naoki Yamada (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Tatsuto Kageyama  (Yokohama National University), Yasuyuki Yoshida  (Kansai University) and Taito Sekine  (Tokyo Institute of Technology)  for their poster prize wins at the 3rd International Conference on Biomaterials Science in Tokyo, Japan 28th – 30th November 2016.

On the picture, from left: Prof Yuichi Ohya (Kansai Univ) who received the certificate on behalf of Yasuyuki Yoshida, Sekine, Yoshizaki, Kageyama, Yamad and Prof Nobuhiro Nishiyama (committee chair)

All five prize winners will receive free electronic access to Journal of Materials Chemistry B for one year.

Topics discussed at the conference included:

230 delegates attended the conference. There were 24 invited talks, 46 oral presentations and 135 poster presentations.  Further information about the conference can be found on their website.

 

 

 

 

The winning posters were:

Yuta Yoshizaki (Osaka Prefecture University)
pH-Sensitive polymer-modified liposome-based immunity inducing system: the effect of inclusion of cationic lipid and CpG-DNA.

Naoki Yamada (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Novel glutamine-based polymeric ligand for transporter-mediated tumor targeting

Tatsuto Kageyama (Yokohama National University)
Large-scale preparation of hair follicle germs using oxygen-permeable PDMS microarray chips.

Yasuyuki Yoshida (Kansai University)
Temperature-responsive Biodegradable Injectable Polymer Systems Forming Covalently Cross-linked Hydrogel by Thiol-ene Reaction.

Taito Sekine (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Surface force and vibrational spectroscopic analyses about interfacial water of oligo(ethylene glycol)-terminated monolayers: To understand mechanisms underlying “bioinertness”.

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Save the Date! 3rd International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2017) – Oxford, 18-20 September 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2017)  will be held in Oxford, United Kingdom from 18th – 20th September 2017 at the Mathematical Institute.

Registration and abstract submission will open in March with Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Materials Horizons and Energy & Environmental Science providing poster prizes at this conference.

Confirmed invited speakers include: Michael Graetzel, Maksym Kovalenko, Eli Yablonovitch, Christophe Ballif, Henk Bolink, Christoph Brabec, Stephan Buecheler, Jinsong Huang, Seigo Ito, Alex K-Y. Jen, Michael McGehee, Tsutomu Miyasaka, Aditya Mohite, Nam-Gyu Park,Annamaria Petrozza, Jao van de Lagemaat, Aron Walsh, Nie Zhao

Please visit the conference website at www.psco-conference.org  for further information.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford,

Henry Snaith, Mohammad Nazeeruddin, Filippo De Angelis & Annamaria Petrozza, 
Organisers and Scientific committee of the 3rd International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2017)

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Poster prize winners at the PhoSM 2016 Conference

Mr. Kyohei Hisano to the right and Professor Takahiro Seki of Nagoya University the Conference Chair to the left.

Many congratulations to Kyohei Hisano (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) for his poster prize win at the PhoSM 2016 Conference  which took place on the 24th – 27th November 2016  in Nagoya, Japan.

Kyohei was awarded the Journal of Materials Chemistry C poster prize and will receive free electronic access to the journal for one year for his poster titled: Photoalignment Control via Masked Photopolymerization without Polarized Light nor Alignment Layer

Topics discussed at the conference included the synthesis and design of photoresponsive molecules, photoalignment in liquid crystal materials and systems, physics and computer modeling of photoinduced effects.

153 delegates attended the conference from over 15 different countries. There were 55 oral presentations and 42 poster presentations.  Further information about the conference can be found on their website.

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Hightlights from POLYMAT SPOTLIGHT 2016

During the 21st-24th of June 2016 the very first edition of POLYMAT SPOTLIGHT (http://polymat-spotlight.eu) took place in the beautiful city of San Sebastian in Northern Spain.

POLYMAT SPOTLIGHT is a newly created international forum that aims at bringing together world-leading academics and key industries interested in emerging and technologically-relevant macromolecular materials. Organised by Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso, the first edition of POLYMAT SPOTLIGHT was devoted to Novel Approaches to 2D and Porous Polymers, including synthesis, properties and applications.

This conference has been organised by POLYMAT (http://polymat.eu) a research centre on macromolecular materials ascribed to the University of the Basque Country, which is also member of the network of Basque Excellence Research Centres (BERC). The trigger for this initiative has been the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 through the project 2D-INK, a Future and Emerging Technologies action (FET Open).

The conference venue was the Miramar Palace with one of the most spectacular views of the city. The program was organised to promote interactions between researchers with plenty of time for discussion during sessions, cocktails, coffee breaks and lunches, all taking place in the Miramar Palace.

Overall, 6 Plenary lectures and 13 Keynote lectures from recognised experts from all over the globe were arranged over the four days of the conference, including those of Professors Markus Antonietti, Maurizio Prato, Donglin Jiang, Nazario Martin, Graham Bodwell and Colin Nuckolls. The program was completed with 13 contributing lectures, 18 flash presentations and 31 posters, attracting >100 participants. To ensure the visibility of the contributing lecturers by including their talks in-between two invited (Plenary or Keynote) lectures.

With the support of Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Horizons, three prizes were awarded to the best posters.

Given the great welcome that POLYMAT SPOTLIGHT has received, it will be organised on biyearly basis from now on. Indeed, the organisers are already working on the 2018 edition.

More photos can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142817369@N04/albums/72157670123885276

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Poster prize winners at the Organic Semiconductors Conference

Materials Horizons poster prize winner Taro Furukawa (Kyushu University)

Many congratulations to Paula Mayorga (University of Malaga, Spain) and Taro Furukawa (Kyushu University) for their poster prize wins at the first Zing conference on Organic Semi Conductors which took place on the 22nd – 25th September in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Paula was awarded the Journal of Materials Chemistry C poster prize and Taro was awarded the Materials Horizons poster prize. Both winners will receive free electronic access to the journals for one year.

Topics discussed at the conference were: structure/property guidelines for relevant applications, including organic photovoltaics, spintronics, biological interfaces, light-emitting diodes, field effect transistors and biosensors. Further information about the conference can be found on their website.

JMC C poster prize winner Paula Mayorga (University of Malaga)

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3rd Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference

The 3rd Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology conference will be taking place from the 5th – 8th July 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The purpose of this meeting is to foster the exchange of ideas between the relevant energy and information themes, with the overall aim of sparking extensive discussions on the advances that materials physics and chemistry can make in thin film applications.

Key Sessions Include: Engineering and control of defects in complex oxides, fabrication and synthesis of oxide thin films and heterostructures, advanced characterization techniques for thin films, electronic and ionic transport in oxide thin films, magnetism and dielectric properties in oxide thin films, nanoionic and nanoelectronic oxide thin films: towards application, thin film oxides in energy conversion and storage applications, thin film oxides in information technology.

Confirmed keynote speakers include; Scott Chambers (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Chang-Beom Eom (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jean-Marc Triscone (University of Geneva), Schmitt Thorsten (Paul Scherrer Institut), Harry Tuller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Darrell Schlom (Cornell University), Jochen Mannhart (Max Planck Institute of Solid State Research).

To view all of the conference speakers or for further information concerning the conference, please visit: https://www.fusion-conferences.com/conference68.php

There is an Earlybird registration deadline of the 25th January 2017 and the final registration deadline of the 17th May 2017.

Journal of Materials Chemistry C is delighted to be supporting this event.

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