17 Nov 2017
The 2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference will be held in Nassau, Bahamas from 7-10 June 2018.
This interdisciplinary conference will provide unique “fusion” opportunities for chemists, physicists and engineers having various backgrounds but sharing passion and interests in carbon-only or carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials. It will allow a diverse group of scientists from all over the globe to discuss the current challenges, needs and prospects of this quickly-evolving multidisciplinary field.
The major focus areas will range from newly designed methods of chemical synthesis, characterization, and structure determination of carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials to measurements of their functional properties and investigations into their potential practical applications. The types of carbon-rich molecules include (but are not limited to) π-bowls and π-baskets, carbon nanohoops, nanobelts and short segments of carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene, graphene nanoribbons, and full-length nanotubes. This forum is designed to promote excellence in research and education and to facilitate the interchange of new information among a broad community of scientists.
- Luis Echegoyen (University of Texas-El Paso)
- Miguel Garcia-Garibay (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Mark Hersam (Northwestern University)
- Kenichiro Itami (Nagoya University)
- Klaus Muellen (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
- Colin Nuckolls (Columbia University)
Other confirmed speakers include Malika Jeffries-EL, Boston University USA, Associate Editor Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Journal of Materials Chemistry A and C and Materials Horizons are proud to be sponsoring poster prizes at this great event!
Early bird registration ends 7 December 2017
Submit your talk abstracts before 14 December 2017
Submit your poster abstracts by 13 April 2018
For more details visit the conference website: https://www.fusion-conferences.com/conference74.php
17 Nov 2017
The 3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference will be held in Cancun, Mexico from 2-5 March 2018.
Significant progress has been made recently in artificial photosynthesis based on molecular chemistry and material science. However, developments in these two areas have occurred more independently than what is perhaps desired. This meeting will bring together researchers in these two scientific communities to explore possible synergistic effects of “fusion” between molecular and materials systems.
- fundamentals of light capturing and conversion
- water oxidation catalysis
- proton and CO2 reduction catalysis
- interfacing molecules and materials for photosynthesis
- complete cells for the generation of solar fuels
Journal of Materials Chemistry A is proud to be sponsoring poster prizes at this great event!
Submit your talk abstracts before 30 November 2017
Submit your poster abstracts by 5 January 2018
For more details visit the conference website: https://www.fusion-conferences.com/conference72.php
17 Nov 2017
The 2nd Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV18) will be held in Kitakyushu, Japan from 28-30 January 2018.
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 the success of the previous AP-HOPV conference, the meeting in Kitakyushu will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange information and discussions on the latest developments in photovoltaics.
Keynote speakers include Professor Michael Graetzel (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland) and Materials Horizons Editorial Board member Professor Henry Snaith (University of Oxford, UK).
Journal of Materials Chemistry A is proud to be sponsoring poster prizes at this great event so submit your poster abstracts before 18 December 2017 to be in with a chance of winning!
For more details visit the conference website: http://www.nanoge.org/AP-HOPV18/home
08 Nov 2017
We are delighted to announce that Dr Serena Corr has been selected as the eighth winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship.
Dr Corr is hoping to present the lectureship at the 2018 Spring MRS in Phoenix Arizona, April 2018, during Symposium EN14 – Materials Science and Device Engineering for Safe and Long-Life Electrochemical Energy Storage where she is an invited speaker.
Dr Corr received her BA and P.h.D in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she held a Teaching Fellowship for 4 years. After a bursary award to attend the ICMR-ICYS Nanomaterials School (NIMS, Japan), she moved to UC Santa Barbara to carry out her postdoctoral work with Professor Ram Seshadri.
Serena is currently a Reader in Physical Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, and has held visiting professorships at UC Santa Barbara and Otago University. Her group’s current research on the design, synthesis and characterisation of functional nanomaterials for applications in energy and the environment is especially motivated to understand the intimate structure-property interplay, a cornerstone in the rational design of materials.
In addition to regularly making invited, keynote and plenary contributions at international conferences, Dr Corr is committed to the promotion of chemistry at all education levels. She is an active member of the School’s Chemistry Outreach Group in the UK, delivering lectures and demonstrations to schools, teachers and the public. She has also taken an leading role in outreach programmes such as Salter’s Science Festival, the BA Festival of Science, and the Royal Dublin Society Science Live event.
Dr Corr is an Associate Editor on Nanoscale, and is on the Editorial Board for Nanoscale Horizons.
10 Oct 2017
MOF-based material has detection limit as low as traditional Karl Fischer titration
Researchers from Germany have devised a new way to detect trace water in solvents. Their technique combines luminescent metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with a magnetic core to give a system that users can see change colour then fish out of the sample once the test is complete.
Source: Royal Society of Chemistry The microparticle core contributes superparamagnetic properties to the compound, while the shell exhibits a mixed yellow luminescence originating from Eu3+ and Tb3+
To read the full article please visit Chemistry World.
Composite materials combining multiple luminescent MOFs and superparamagnetic microparticles for ratiometric water detection
T. Wehner, M. T. Seuffert, J. R. Sorg, M. Schneider, K. Mandel, G. Sextl and K. Müller-Buschbaum
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article
03 Oct 2017
This month saw the occasion of the Japanese Photochemistry Association’s (JPA) Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2017. The meeting was held over three days at Tohoku University in Sendai and was a huge success, attracting 665 delegates and featuring 167 oral presentation and 314 poster presentations.
The winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A prize for outstanding poster presentation was awarded to Nobuhiko Nishitani, of Kyoto University, for his presentation on STM Observation of 2-D Self-Assembly of Photochromic Diarylethenes Having Oligopeptide Chains at the Liquid/ Graphite Interface and Its Photoresponsive Behavior.
|| L-R: Prof. Hiroshi Fukumura (Committee Chair and the president of National Institute of Technology, Sendai College) Dr Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC), Michihisa Ueda (PPS award winner), Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka (President of the JPA, Osaka University)
The Royal Society of Chemistry was on hand to offer prizes for student presentations. The winner of the Photochemical & Photobiological Science prize for outstanding oral presentation was awarded to Michihisa Ueda, of The University of Tokyo, for his presentation on Accelerated Ring Inversion of a [4n]annulene Derivative by Photo-stabilization of its Planar Transition State.
|| Journal of Materials Chemistry A winner Nobuhiko Nishitani (third left) along with other award winners, being presented their awards by Prof. Hiroshi Fukumura (Committee Chair and the president of National Institute of Technology, Sendai College – far left), Dr Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC – second left) and Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka (President of the JPA, Osaka University – far right)
The Royal Society of Chemistry offers its hearty congratulations to all prize winners!
13 Jul 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B poster prize at the 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13). The poster prize was awarded to Rosie Jarrald, Scott Bird, Joanna Galloway, Andrea Rawlings, Graham Leggett and Sarah Staniland from the University of Sheffield, UK for their poster titled: “Production of magnetic nanoparticle arrays on surfaces from solution using top-down patterning and bottom-up biotemplating for future nanodevices”.
11 Jul 2017
Winners of the RSC poster prizes at APCC 2017
Many congratulations to Luke Hedley and Diego Rota Martir for winning the Journal of Materials Chemistry C poster prizes and to Georgina Shillito and Isaac Etchells for winning the Dalton Transactions poster prizes at the Applications of Photoactive Coordination Compounds conference.
11 Jul 2017
31 July to 3 August 2017; Pasadena, CA, USA
Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are delighted to support the 36th Annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (2017ICT).
The Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA will be hosting the annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT) between 31 July and 3 August 2017. This Conference is the 36th in the series of international conferences on thermoelectrics that provides a global forum for presentations and information exchange on the latest emerging thermoelectric technology. This conference series began in 1976 in Arlington, Texas, USA and since 1988, has been held in various countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas, where most of the activities in thermoelectrics research are located.