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2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship – Nominations are now open!

The Journal of Materials Chemistry Executive Editorial Board is pleased to announce that the 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry lectureship is now open for nominations.

This annual lectureship honours an early-career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the field of materials chemistry.

Professor Christopher Bettinger was awarded the 2016 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship by the Journal of Materials Chemistry Executive Editorial Board, and presented his lecture at the 2017 Spring MRS in Arizona, USA on 19 April 2017.

Qualification

To be eligible for the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship, the candidate should be in the early stage of their scientific career, typically within 10 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, and will have made a significant contribution to the field of materials chemistry.

Description

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a Journal of Materials Chemistry lecture at a conference decided upon by the recipient and the Editorial Office. The Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Office will provide £1,000 to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs, and will present the winner with the award at this lecture. The award recipient will also be asked to contribute an invited article to the journal and will have their work showcased on the back cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Selection

The recipient of the lectureship will be selected and endorsed by the Journal of Materials Chemistry’s prestigious Executive Editorial Board.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief curriculum vita (no longer than 2 pages) and a letter supporting the nomination (no longer than 2 pages), to the Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Office by 1st June 2017. Please note that self-nomination is permitted, and you may re-nominate previous candidates.

Send a nomination here today: materials-rsc@rsc.org

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Martyn McLachlan: JMC C’s newest Associate Editor

Journal of Materials Chemistry C would like to give a warm welcome to our newest Associate Editor, Dr Martyn McLachlan, who joined us at the start of April. Dr McLachlan is a Reader (Associate Professor) and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London. Previously he held a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPRSC Research Fellowship (2007-2012) at the same institute. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow in the Department of Chemistry. 

His research interests focus on the development of solution processed interlayer and electrode materials for photovoltaic and light emitting devices. Of particular interest to him are the correlation of processing-structure-performance relationships of solution processed organic, inorganic and hybrid devices and the characterisation of their surfaces and buried interfaces. His research is aimed at the integration of the materials and techniques developed into large volume manufacturing of plastic electronics. He has published more than 63 peer-reviewed articles and has been invited to give numerous lectures at international conferences.

Further information about Martyn McLachlan can be found on his webpage.

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SHIFT 2017 Conference, 13-17 November, Tenerife, Spain

 

November – SHIFT 2017, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – “SHIFT 2017” International Conference shows up as a cutting-edge multidisciplinary platform to gather recent achievements by foremost researchers leading the way for spectral shaping of light to be a future key technology, from photovoltaics, photocatalysis, artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels generation to photodynamic cancer therapy, nano-thermometry and bio-imaging. Warm and sunny Tenerife (Canary Islands) welcomes in November 2017 to make a significant shift to state-of-the-art spectral shaping for biomedical and energy applications.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30th JUNE 2017

Full conference website.

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Carbon nanofibre offers new spin on catalysts

Electrospinning carbon nanofibre into an electrocatalyst paves the way to flexible energy storage devices

Scientists from China and Singapore have used electrospinning to make a free-standing catalyst for generating hydrogen and oxygen that could be made on an industrial scale.

Oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution are electrocatalysed in water splitting devices. The best catalysts are usually platinum-based, but they are costly and not very durable, which limits their use on a large scale.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Design and synthesis of porous channel-rich carbon nanofibers for self-standing oxygen reduction reaction and hydrogen evolution reaction bifunctional catalysts in alkaline medium
Dongxiao Ji, Shengjie Peng, Jia Lu, Linlin Li, Shengyuan Yang, Guorui Yang, Xiaohong Qin, Madhavi Srinivasan and Seeram Ramakrishna
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00828G, Paper

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Poster prize winners at Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbon Materials at QMUL 3-4 of April 2017

Many congratulations to Kiran Parmar from the University of Leeds for his poster “Integration of hydrothermal carbonisation with anaerobic digestion; Opportunities for valorisation of digestate”,

Kiran Parmar from the University of Leeds

Patrizia Stutzenstein from the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research in Germany for her poster “Engineered Organo-Mineral Particles for long-term Carbon Sequestration in Soil” and Monika Bosilj from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany for her poster “Catalyst Supported on Hydrothermal Carbons & their Derivatives” for their Journal of Materials Chemistry A poster prize wins at the Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbon Materials  which took place on the 3rd – 4th April 2017, London, UK.

Patrizia Stutzenstein from the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research in Germany

 

 

 

 

The 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonisation brought together scientists, engineers and technologists from across academia and industry to learn about and debate the latest advances in hydrothermal carbon. The programme 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.

Monika Bosilj from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany

 

Many congratulations

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Who says wooden windows wouldn’t work?

Scientists in China have turned wood into a transparent material that could be used as a replacement for glass in energy efficient buildings.

Windows are a key factor in making buildings more energy efficient, by helping to control heat and light levels. For instance, windows that transmit visible light but block infra-red light could reduce the need for air conditioning in buildings. ‘Lighting and air conditioning account for 30-40% of the total energy used in buildings, most of which is exchanged via windows,’ says Yanfeng Gao, one of the authors of the research and a professor at Shanghai University.

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry
A model house with transparent wood windows (left hand house) had a cooler interior than one with glass windows. The cooling effect is improved by adding caesium tungsten oxide nanoparticles (top row)

To read the fill article visit Chemistry World.

Transparent wood containing CsxWO3 nanoparticles for heat-shielding window applications
Ziya Yu, Yongji Yao, Jianing Yao, Liangmiao Zhang, Zhang Chen, Yanfeng Gao and Hongjie Luo
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 6019-6024
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00261K, Communication

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#RSCMat category of the RSC Twitter Poster Conference

Congratulations to Adam Squires from the University of Bath on winning Second prize in the #RSCMat category of the #RSCPoster Twitter Poster Conference 2017.

Adam’s subject was Breaking the mould: lipid cubic phases as templates for catalytic metal nanomaterials

We are delighted to award Adam the prize of a £50 RSC book voucher on behalf of Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C.

Thank you for participating in the Twitter conference and congratulations again on your achievement!

On behalf of Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C

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Photoinduced Processes in Nucleic Acids and Proteins: Faraday Discussion – call for abstracts

We are delighted to announce that Photoinduced Processes in Nucleic Acids and Proteins: Faraday Discussion will be held at Kerala, India on the 11 – 13 January 2018. Abstracts are now invited for this event so submit today and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to present your work alongside scientists from across the globe.

Paper submission deadline August 21st 2017

Oral abstract submission deadline April 24th 2017

Poster abstract submission 16th October 2017

Themes include: Light induced charge and energy transport in nucleic acids and proteins, Photocrosslinking between nucleic acids and proteins, Light induced damage and repair in nucleic acids and proteins, Bionanophotonics

For full details of speakers and conference themes, please visit the event web page below:

http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/24607/photoinduced-processes-in-nucleic-acids-and-proteins-faraday-discussion

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Stressed polymers give calf massages

Compression stockings could gain a massage function thanks to stress-memory polymers

Scientists in Hong Kong have unveiled the stress-memory behaviour of polyurethane fibres, and are using them to develop compression stockings that, for the first time, also massage the leg.

After deforming, triggers such as heat or light return shape memory polymers to their original shape. In a similar vein, stress memory polymers can store stress, which is retrieved by heating.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Stress-memory polymeric filaments for advanced compression therapy
Harishkumar Narayana, Jinlian Hu, Bipin Kumar, Songmin Shang, Jianping Han, Pengqing Liu, Tan Lin, FengLong Ji and Yong Zhu
Journal Article J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6TB03354G, Paper

 

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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
Professor 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
Professor 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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