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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at ICEAN 2018

Congratulations to Wangsoo Cha (University of Newcastle, Australia) who won the Journal of Materials Chemistry A poster prize at the 3rd International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials – 2018 for the poster titled Sulfur-doped Mesoporous Carbon Nitride as a High Performance Anode Material for Sodium-ion Batteries. The award was presented by Prof. Yamauchi, Journal of Materials Chemistry A Associate Editor.

Congratulations to Huiyan Piao (EHWA Womans University, South Korea) who won the Journal of Materials Chemistry B poster prize at the 3rd International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials – 2018 for the poster titled Near-Infrared Responsive Pulsatile Drug Delivery Implant On-Demand. The award was presented by Prof. Raston, Fellow of Australian Academy of Science.

Congratulations to Zhengfen Wan (Griffith University, Australia) who won the Journal of Materials Chemistry C poster prize at the 3rd International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials – 2018 for the poster titled Tuning the sub-processes in laser reduction of graphene oxide by adjusting the power and scanning speed of laser. The award was presented by Prof. Jagadish, President of Australian Materials Research Society.

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Congratulations to the poster prize winner at PSCO-18

Congratulations to Da Seul Lee (University of New South Wales, Australia) who won the Journal of Materials Chemistry A poster prize at the 4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics.

 

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Process takes on plastic recycling challenge by turning food packing into heat conducting and electromagnetic shielding material

A new recycling process for low-grade packaging plastics promises to produce high quality technical materials. If commercialised, this could make plastic recycling more economically attractive and reduce plastic pollution.

Multilayer packaging is an excellent barrier to oxygen and moisture, making it an ideal material for food packaging. It can contain a range of polymers such as polyethylene, polyamide and ethylene vinyl alcohol, so is difficult to recycle into anything of value – much of the associated waste is incinerated or sent to landfill.


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Multilayer packaging – good for food, tricky for recycling

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High-performance thermal and electrical conductive composites from multilayer plastic packaging waste and expanded graphite
Shuangqiao Yang, Wenzhi Li, Shibing Bai and Qi Wang
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 11209-11218

 

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Congratulations to prize winner from ACIN 2018

Congratulations to Dr Carlos J Bueno-Alejo (Universidad de ZaragozaSpain) who won the Journal of Materials Chemistry B poster prize at ACIN 2018, the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials. Dr Bueno-Alejo was awarded the poster prize for his contribution on the in situ deposition of plasmonic gold nanoparticles for photocalytic applications.

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New Associate Editors for Journal of Materials Chemistry B: Gemma-Louise Davies, Ji Jian, Shaoqin Liu and Jessica Winter

We are delighted to announce that Dr Gemma-Louise Davies (University College London, UK), Professor Ji Jian (Zhejiang University, China), Professor Shaoqin Liu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China) and Professor Jessica Winter (Ohio State University, USA) join the Journal of Materials Chemistry B team as Associate Editors.

Gemma, Ji, Shaoqin and Jessica join Xiaogang Qu, Dal-Hee Min, Marc in het Panhuis, Guoping Chen and Jiang Chang as Associate Editors handling the peer review of submissions to the journal.

Gemma-Louise Davies graduated from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) with a Degree in Natural Sciences (Mod. Chemistry) and remained there to undertake a PhD in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry (awarded in 2011). Following a brief industry-supported Postdoctoral Fellowship in Trinity College Dublin, Gemma-Louise moved to the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Research Associate before she was awarded a Global Research Fellowship at the University of Warwick in 2013. She joined the Department of Chemistry at University College London as Lecturer in Materials Chemistry and Director of the MSc in Materials for Energy and the Environment in July 2017. Gemma-Louise’s interdisciplinary research focusses on the design and development of nanostructured materials for medical imaging, diagnostic and healthcare applications, industrial application and also investigates the role and fate of nanomaterials in the environment.

Read Gemma-Louise’s recent paper on Heparin-stabilised Iron Oxide for MR Applications: A Relaxometric Study

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Ji Jian is a professor at Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Zhejiang University. He received his PhD in the chemistry and physics of polymers from Zhejiang University in 1991. His research focuses on interfacial phenomena for biomedical implant, tissue engineering and nanomedicine. He has published 320 publications and 36 patents. He received several awards including the Distinguished Young Scholars Award of the National Science Foundation of China (2010), Chang Jiang Scholars by Ministry of Education (2015) and Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (2016). Since 2017,he has been the director of Institute of Biomedical Macromolecule in Zhejiang University.

Read Ji’s recent paper on Bacterial infection microenvironment-responsive enzymatically degradable multilayer films for multifunctional antibacterial properties

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Shaoqin Liu received her Bachelor degree and PhD degree from Wuhan University of Hydraulic  and Electric Engineering in 1994 and from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Science) in 1999, respectively. She started her chemistry research career under Professor Shaojun Dong group at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry to develop polyoxometalates-based thin film. After her PhD degree, she moved to Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interface as Humboldt Fellow. She developed polyoxometalates-based functional materials. In 2004, she joined National Research Council of Canada as NESRC fellow to study direct methanol fuel cells. In 2007, she started her academic career as a Full Professor in Harbin Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include preparation of nanostructured materials and their applications in energy, biosensing and cancer therapy.

Read Shaoqin’s recent paper on MoS2-Based multipurpose theranostic nanoplatform: Realizing dual-imaging-guided combination phototherapy to eliminate solid tumor via a liquefaction necrosis process

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Jessica Winter is a Professor in the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Director of the MRSEC Center for Emergent Materials at the Ohio State University, and Past Chair of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Innovative Visual Rehabilitation at the Boston VA Hospital in 2006. Her research interests include nanomaterials for cancer imaging, diagnostics, drug delivery; and cell migration in the brain tumor microenvironment. She is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Core Quantum Technologies, a company commercializing nanoparticle reagents for leukemia diagnostics. She has received the American Chemical Society Rising Star Award and the Golden Mouse Trap Engineering Rising Star Award; she was named to Top 25 STEM professors in Ohio; and is a fellow of the AAAS, AIMBE, and senior member of the IEEE and AIChE.

Read Jessica’s recent paper on Hydrogels that allow and facilitate bone repair, remodeling, and regeneration

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Journal of Materials Chemistry B publishes novel work on high impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for biology and medicine. Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in a materials context. Our latest Impact Factor is 4.776*.

As a society journal, we are committed to supporting the materials community – benefitting you and future generations of materials scientists. Keep up-to-date with all articles published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B with our monthly table-of-content e-alerts and read our latest papers on our website.

*2017 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics June 2018

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2018 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship – open for nominations

This annual lectureship, established in 2010, honours early-career scientists who have made a significant contribution to the field of materials chemistry.

The Lectureship recipient receives £1000 to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting. The recipient is also invited to contribute an article to one of the Journal of Materials Chemistry journals and to receive a complimentary back cover for the issue in which the article appears.

Last year’s winner, Serena Corr, delivered the 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit; and you can read her invited article here.

To be eligible for the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship, the candidate must:

  • Have completed their PhD.
  • Be actively pursuing an independent research career within materials chemistry.
  • 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).
  • Have made significant contributions to the field of materials chemistry.

Self-nomination is permitted, and all those nominated in 2017 will automatically be reconsidered this year.

As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we believe we have a responsibility to promote inclusivity and accessibility in order to improve diversity. Where possible, we encourage each nominator to nominate both a female and a male materials chemistry researcher.

You are welcome to circulate this information widely and please do ask for nominations from your colleagues and nominate researchers yourself.

To nominate a candidate, email the Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Office (materials-rsc@rsc.org) by the 18th of July 2018 with:

  • A brief C.V. of the candidate (no longer than two pages), starting with the candidate name, year and University of PhD, website link to research profile, current organisation and job title
  • A letter supporting the nomination (also no longer than two pages)

The Journal of Materials Chemistry Executive Editorial Board will select and announce the Lectureship winner, in autumn 2018.

Selection is not based simply on quantitative measures. Consideration is given to all information provided in the letter of recommendation and candidate C.V., including research achievements and originality, contributions to the materials chemistry community, innovation, collaborations and teamwork, and publication history.

 

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JMC C themed issue celebrating Professor Fred Wudl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read this Themed Issue featuring the most recent and influential work from world leading researchers working in organic semiconductors, recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C in tribute to the fifty-year research career of Professor Fred Wudl.

Professor Fred Wudl is one of the pioneers in organic semiconductors with a lasting influence on the field of organic electronics. This issue honours his contribution to the field of organic semiconductors, and is focused on the people who have worked with him over the course of his career.

In the words of the guest editors of this themed issue, “In compiling this issue, we have received a hugely enthusiastic response from the community of researchers whose work was influenced, one way or the other, by Professor Fred Wudl. This is the best evidence for his pioneering role in the field of organic electronics. We hope you will enjoy reading through these contributions and reflect with us on the remarkable role of thought leaders, like Fred, on the shape of the current science.”1

Guest edited by Qichun Zhang (Nanyang Technological University), Dmitrii Perepichka (McGill University) and Zhenan Bao (Stanford University), this Themed Issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry C celebrates fifty years of Professor Fred Wudl’s contributions to the field of organic semiconductors.

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Article selection:

Fred Wudl’s fifty-year contribution to organic semiconductors
Qichun Zhang, Dmitrii F. Perepichka and Zhenan Bao
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3483-3484 DOI:10.1039/C8TC90055H

Effects of meso-M(PPh3)2Cl (M = Pd, Ni) substituents on the linear and third-order nonlinear optical properties of chalcogenopyrylium-terminated heptamethines in solution and solid states
Iryna Davydenko, Sepehr Benis, Stephen B. Shiring, Janos Simon, Rajesh Sharma, Taylor G. Allen, San-Hui Chi, Qing Zhang, Yulia A. Getmanenko, Timothy C. Parker, Joseph W. Perry, Jean-Luc Brédas, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3613-3620 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05050J

Development of fullerenes and their derivatives as semiconductors in field-effect transistors: exploring the molecular design
Yingshuang Zhang, Imran Murtaza and Hong Meng
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3514-3537 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05079H

Thiacycle-fused benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophenes (BDTs): synthesis, packing, molecular orientation and semiconducting properties
Chengyuan Wang, Hiroshi Nakamura, Hiroyoshi Sugino and Kazuo Takimiya
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3604-3612 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05317G

Thermal behaviour of dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers exhibiting a high open-circuit voltage
Ruurd Heuvel, Fallon J. M. Colberts, Martijn M. Wienk and René A. J. Janssen
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3731-3742 DOI:10.1039/C7TC04322H

Studies of spin related processes in fullerene C60 devices
Haoliang Liu, Jingying Wang, Matthew Groesbeck, Xin Pan, Chuang Zhang and Z. Valy Vardeny
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3621-3627 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05086K

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JMC A themed issue celebrating Professor Tony West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read this Themed Issue featuring the most recent and influential work from the world leading community of researchers working in solid state chemistry and its applications, recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A in celebration of Professor Tony West.

Professor Tony West was the founding Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry. This issue honours his contribution to the field of solid state chemistry, and is focused on the people who have worked with him over the course of his career.

Guest edited by Caroline Kirk (University of Edinburgh, UK), Finlay Morrison (University of St Andrews, UK), Jan Skakle (University of Aberdeen, UK), Derek Sinclair (University of Sheffield, UK) and John Irvine (University of St Andrews, UK), the Themed Issue puts a spotlight on recent scientific developments in the area of solid state chemistry and highlights remarkable contributions made by the leading scientists in this important research area.

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Article selection:

Themed issue on advances in solid state chemistry and its applications
Caroline A. Kirk, Finlay D. Morrison, Jan Skakle, Derek C. Sinclair and John T. S. Irvine
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5241-5242 DOI:10.1039/C8TA90062K

Remarkable impact of low BiYbO3 doping levels on the local structure and phase transitions of BaTiO3
Deluca, Z. G. Al-Jlaihawi, K. Reichmann, A. M. T. Bell and A. Feteira
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5443-5451 DOI:10.1039/C7TA11096K

Local structure and conductivity behaviour in Bi7WO13.5
Borowska-Centkowska, M. Leszczynska, F. Krok, M. Malys, W. Wrobel, S. Hull and I. Abrahams
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5407-5418 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09225C

Biotemplating: a sustainable synthetic methodology for Na-ion battery materials
Silvija Zilinskaite, Anthony J. R. Rennie, Rebecca Boston and Nik Reeves-McLaren
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5346-5355 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09260A

Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite
Yang, M. Li, L. Li, P. Wu, E. Pradal-Velázquez and D. C. Sinclair
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5243-5254 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09245H

Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen
Rukang Li, Guangjing Li and Colin GreavesJ.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5260-5264 DOI:10.1039/C7TA06883B

 

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Artificial blood reaches the feline frontier

Space crystals of serum proteins help scientists make a red blood cell substitute for cats

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Researchers in Japan have made artificial cat blood by combining feline serum albumin (FSA) with haemoglobin.

Cat blood is tricky to store. Blood transfusions between cats do happen but it’s very important to match the donor and receiver’s blood type, otherwise severe reactions can arise. Red blood cell substitutes for humans and animals are on many researchers’ agendas but the hunt is still on for a preparation that is free from drawbacks.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Core–shell protein clusters comprising haemoglobin and recombinant feline serum albumin as an artificial O2 carrier for cats
Kyoko Yokomaku, Motofusa Akiyama, Yoshitsugu Morita, Kiyohito Kihira and Teruyuki Komatsu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, Advance Article

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C 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.

Dr Xuemin Du, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ORCID: 0000-0002-0200-5759
Dr Zhigao Hu, East China Normal University, ORCID: 0000-0003-0575-2191
Dr Branko Kolaric, Université de Mons, ORCID: 0000-0003-0203-7897
Professor Hong Chul Moon, University of Seoul, ORCID: 0000-0003-2598-0925
Dr Shi-Jian Su, South China University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-6545-9002
Dr Zhijiang Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0001-9314-7922
Dr Yao Wang, Beihang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-3849-9607
Professor Bryan Wong, University of California, Riverside, ORCID: 0000-0002-3477-8043
Dr Zhiguo Xia, University of Science and Technology Beijing, ORCID: 0000-0002-9670-3223
Dr Guijiang Zhou, Xi’an Jiaotong University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5863-3551

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry C board and the materials chemistry 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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