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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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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at MC13

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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”.

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Poster prize winners at the Applications of Photoactive Coordination Compounds conference

Poster prize winners

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.

 

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Professor Shizhang Qiao awarded 2017 Australian Laureate Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Professor Shizhang Qiao has been selected as winner of the 2017 Australian Laureate Fellowship.

About Professor Qiao

Professor Shizhang Qiao is Chair of Nanotechnology within the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Adelaide. Professor Qiao’s research expertise is in nanomaterials and nanoporous materials for new energy technologies, such as electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Scientist and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Professor Qiao’s research achievements have been recognised through numerous awards, including an ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (2014–16), Emerging Researcher Award (2013, Energy and Fuel Division of the American Chemical Society) and the prestigious ExxonMobil Award (2016).

Find out more about Professor Qiao and his research by visiting his profile page on The University of Adelaide website.

Fellowship project summary

Solar-driven sustainable production of fuels and chemicals (FL170100154)

This project aims to address the efficient and sustainable production of fuels and chemicals using abundant sources like water, carbon dioxide and sunlight by an integrated reaction system. Through understanding molecular design principles and material engineering, this project expects to develop a range of novel electrocatalysts featuring high activity, efficiency, selectivity and stability for carbon dioxide reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions. These new catalysts will facilitate a hybrid reaction cell as artificial leaf mimics by associating photocatalysis and electrocatalysis processes. The expected outcome of this project is of great importance for solar fuel generation and carbon dioxide utilisation, which are the key energy and environmental challenges facing Australia and the world today. This will provide benefits such as an innovative system of solar energy transformation that will lead to the production of fuels and key chemicals in an efficient, selective and sustainable form, ultimately bringing environmental benefits through much smaller greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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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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TERMIS-AP poster prize winners

Congratulations to all the winners who were awarded poster prizes at the 2016 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society- Asia Pacific Meeting (TERMIS-AP) which took place in Taiwan from the 3rd – 6th September this year. The prize winners are listed below:

Materials Horizons poster prize winners: Mr. Wei-Hong Jian, Mr. Mathieu Danoy and Dr. Aurelien Forget.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B winners: Mr. Sheng-Jen Cheng, Ms. Menglu Li and Dr. Hong-Jian Wei.

Biomaterials Science winners: Mr. Kiefer Thouin, Mr. Jin Woo Lee and Ms. Vivian Halim.

The main theme of the meeting is “Personalized Medicine through Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” consisting of various sub-themes including basic & translational researches and clinical trials of biomaterials, nanotechnology, stem cells, cell therapy, tissue engineering and advanced therapy medicinal products to provide a comprehensive coverage of diverse topics on current regenerative medicine.

Further information can be found on the website.

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Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship

The Journal of Materials Chemistry 2015 Lectureship was held on September 3rd, 2016 at the 2016 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Asia Pacific Meeting (TERMIS-AP 2016) in Tamsui, Taiwan.

Professor Chengtie Wu from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was the recipient of the award and gave the lectureship on 3D-printing of complex-structured bioscaffolds for bone therapy and regeneration. Journal of Materials Chemistry B Associate Editor, Professor Guoping Chen , presented the award to Professor Chengtie Wu at the award ceremony. More than 800 participants from 33 countries attended TERMIS-AP 2016.

Chengtie Wu

From left to right: Professor Guoping Chen (Associate Editor, JMC B) with 2015 JMC Lectureship winner: Professor Chengtie Wu

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Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2016

Ryo Nishimura (Ryukoku University) was the Journal of Materials Chemistry A poster prize winner at the Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2016 which took place on the 6th – 8th September in Tokyo, Japan. Ryo was awarded for his poster titled: Photoinduced biomimetic diarylethene microcrystalline surface, mimicking the surface structures of the termite wing.

The meeting was organised by the Japanese Photochemistry Association. Further information about the meeting can be found on the webpage.

Poster prize winner

From Left: Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka (Osaka Univ): President of The Japanese Photochemistry Association, Hiromitsu Urakami, JMC A prize winner: Ryo Nishimura and Prof. Kazuhito Hashimoto (NIMS) committee chair

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Poster prize winners at Metamaterials’2016

Journal of Materials Chemistry C and our sister journal Materials Horizons would like to congratulate poster prize winners: Mykhailo Tymchenko (University of Texas-Austin, USA) for his paper titled: Circuit-Based Magnetless Floquet Topological Insulator and our Materials Horizons prize winner: Vladislav Popov (Belarusian State University, Belarus), for his paper titled: Advanced Effective Medium Approximation For Subwavelength Multilayers To Overcome Maxwell-Garnet Approach Breakdown.

The prizes were awarded at the 10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials’2016) which took place in Crete, Greece from the 17th – 22nd September.

The conference was organised by the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL and hosted by the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and provided a unique topical forum to share the latest results of the metamaterials research in Europe and worldwide.

Further information can be found on the conference website.


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