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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at SHIFT2017 Conference held on 13th – 17th November in Tenerife, Spain

Many congratulations to the following poster prize winners:

Poster Prizes for the Bio Session., J Mater Chem B diploma were awarded to Daniel Avram (National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania) Jiaren Du (LumiLab, Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium) Antonio Diego Lozano-Gorrín (Departamento de Física, Insitituto de Materiales y Nanotecnología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain)

Poster Prizes for the Energy Session., J Mater Chem A diploma were awarded to  Philipp Weis (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany) Wiktor (Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, Konarskiego, Gliwice, Poland) Karina Grzeszkiewicz (Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Department of Spectroscopy of Excited States, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland)

Student´s Oral Competition (Chairmen´s and Committee’s choice)

BIO: Alice Lay (Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA)

ENERGY: Joseph Swabeck (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, USAMaterials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,USA)

Conference homepage www.shift2017.es the video of the Award Ceremony https://youtu.be/DgOGxkw0OAU and https://youtu.be/fX847oj_Gzw

 

 

 

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2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference

 

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.

Keynote speakers:

  • 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

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

 

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.

Key Sessions:

  • 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

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2nd Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV18)

 

 

 

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

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Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship Winner 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.

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Bright future for trace water analysis

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

 

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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at Japanese Photochemistry Association’s (JPA) Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 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!

 

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New ingredients for edible electronics

Kitchen cupboard staples used in sensors for detecting digestive disorders

Love it or hate it, Marmite might have a place in medicine. Scientists in Australia have used this British favourite, along with Vegemite and jelly, in electrodes for hydrogel-based devices that assess digestive problems in patients.


Source: Shutterstock
Toxicity shouldn’t be an issue for medical devices made from Vegemite or Marmite

Stomach-related health problems are increasing: stomach cancer is the second deadliest cancer and 76.6% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are undiagnosed. Traditional methods of detecting these illnesses, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy and surgery, are often invasive and unpleasant. One alternative is to use small devices, known as electronic capsules, that pass easily through the digestive system. However, researchers must make them using materials that will not damage the human body.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Conducting hydrogels for edible electrodes
Alex Keller, Jonathan Pham, Holly Warren and Marc in het Panhuis
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB01247K, Paper

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Congratulations to the winners of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C poster prizes at the Joint EuroCVD 21 – Baltic ALD 15 Conference

 

The Journal of Materials Chemistry C sponsored three poster prizes at the Joint EuroCVD 21 – Baltic ALD 15 Conference, held from the 11th to 14th of June 2017 in Linköping, Sweden. The poster prize winners were Richard O’Donoghue from Ruhr University Bochum for the poster titled “Gallium amide: the Resurrection Towards New Functional Materials”, Véronique Cremers from Ghent University for the poster titled “ALD oxidation barrier for Cu and Fe powder”, and Fouzi Addou from Université de Toulouse for the poster titled “Compatibility of MOCVD Cu metallization with polymer pretreatments developed for other deposition processes”. Congratulations to these winners and to the organisers for a successful conference.

For more information about future events, follow @euroCVD on twitter.

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference, 02-05 March 2018, Cancun, Mexico

The replacement of fossil fuels by a clean and renewable energy source is one of the most urgent and challenging issues our society is facing today, which is why intense research is devoted to this topic recently. Nature has been using sunlight as the primary energy input to oxidize water and generate carbohydrates (a solar fuel) for over a billion years. Inspired, but not constrained, by nature, artificial systems can be designed to capture light and oxidize water and reduce protons or other organic compounds to generate useful chemical fuels. 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. In the present meeting, we will bring together researchers in these two scientific communities to explore possible synergistic effects of “fusion” between molecular and materials systems.

Plenary Speakers

Heinz Frei (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Can Li (DICP, China)

Kirk Schanze (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Early-bird Registration Deadline– 15th September

Please visit the Conference Website for the full speaker list and registration details.

 

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