Top 10 Most-read Molecular Systems Design & Engineering articles – Q1 2018

This month sees the following articles in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering that are in the top ten most read from January – March 2018.

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Insights from molecular dynamics simulations for computational protein design
Matthew Carter Childers and Valerie Daggett
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 9-33
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00083E

A road towards 25% efficiency and beyond: perovskite tandem solar cells
T. TodorovO. Gunawan and S. Guha
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 370-376
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00041J

Evaluating the friction of rotary joints in molecular machines
Tad HoggMatthew S. Moses and Damian G. Allis
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 235-252
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00021A

Beyond native block copolymer morphologies
Gregory S. Doerk and Kevin G. Yager
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 518-538
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00069C

A solution-processable dissymmetric porous organic cage
A. G. Slater, M. A. Little, M. E. Briggs, K. E. Jelfs and A. I. Cooper
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2018, 3, 223-227
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00090A

Elucidating multi-physics interactions in suspensions for the design of polymeric dispersants: a hierarchical machine learning approach
Aditya MenonChetali GuptaKedar M. PerkinsBrian L. DeCostNikita BudwalRenee T. RiosKun ZhangBarnabás Póczos and Newell R. Washburn
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 263-273
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00027H

Designing multi-layer graphene-based assemblies for enhanced toughness in nacre-inspired nanocomposites
Wenjie XiaJake SongZhaoxu MengChen Shao and Sinan Keten
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 40-47
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00022C

Targeted drug delivery using iRGD peptide for solid cancer treatment
Xiangsheng Liu, Jinhong Jiang, Ying Ji, Jianqin Lu, Ryan Chan and Huan Meng
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 370-379
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00050B

Design and engineering of high-performance photocatalytic systems based on metal oxide–graphene–noble metal nanocomposites
Narendra SinghJai Prakash and Raju Kumar Gupta
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 422-439
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00038C

Molecular devices based on reversible singlet oxygen binding in optical and photomedical applications
Mikhail A. Filatov and Mathias O. Senge
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 258-272
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00042H

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Welcoming Kristi Kiick to the MSDE Editorial Board

We are delighted to welcome Professor Kristi Kiick (University of Delaware, USA) to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Editorial Board.

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Kristi Kiick is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Deputy Dean of the University of Delaware College of Engineering. Following a BS in chemistry at the University of Delaware, Professor Kiick received MS in chemistry from the University of Georgia, USA then an MS and PhD in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA before returning to join the faculty of the University of Delaware in 2001.

Professor Kiick has been awarded several honours, including the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, the DuPont Young Professor Award, and the Delaware Biosciences Academic Research Award.

The Kiick Research Group current research programs are focused on combining biosynthetic techniques, chemical methods, and bioinspired assembly strategies for the production of advanced multifunctional biomaterials.

Please join us in warmly welcoming Professor Kiick to the MSDE Editorial Board!

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Outstanding Reviewers for Molecular Systems Design & Engineering in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for MSDE 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 Daniel Carvajal, Northwestern University
Dr Shengfeng Cheng, Virginia Tech, ORCID: 0000-0002-6066-2968 
Professor Seth Darling, Argonne National Lab, ORCID: 0000-0002-5461-6965 
Dr Ting Ge, Duke University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2456-732X
Dr Yamin Li, Tufts University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5535-1807 
Dr Xingkun Man, Beihang University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4266-1539
Professor Ras Pandey, University of Southern Mississippi, ORCID: 0000-0003-4233-8897
Dr Athanasios Papadopoulos, Centre for Research and Technolgy-Hellas, ORCID: 0000-0001-6584-5811
Dr Run Zhang, University of Queensland, ORCID: 0000-0002-0943-824X 
Dr Huacheng Zhang, University of Texas at Austin, ORCID: 0000-0002-1716-5763 

We would also like to thank the MSDE boards and the molecular engineering 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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Top 10 Most-read Molecular Systems Design & Engineering articles – Q4 2017

This month sees the following articles in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering that are in the top ten most read from October – December 2017.

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Insights from molecular dynamics simulations for computational protein design
Matthew Carter Childers and Valerie Daggett
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 9-33
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00083E

Elucidating multi-physics interactions in suspensions for the design of polymeric dispersants: a hierarchical machine learning approach
Aditya MenonChetali GuptaKedar M. PerkinsBrian L. DeCostNikita BudwalRenee T. RiosKun ZhangBarnabás Póczos and Newell R. Washburn
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 263-273
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00027H

Advancements on the molecular design of nanoantibiotics: current level of development and future challenges
Roxana JijieAlexandre BarrasFlorina TeodorescuRabah Boukherroub and Sabine Szunerits
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 349-369
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00048K

Targeted drug delivery using iRGD peptide for solid cancer treatment
Xiangsheng Liu, Jinhong Jiang, Ying Ji, Jianqin Lu, Ryan Chan and Huan Meng
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 370-379
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00050B

A road towards 25% efficiency and beyond: perovskite tandem solar cells
T. TodorovO. Gunawan and S. Guha
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 370-376
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00041J

Evaluating the friction of rotary joints in molecular machines
Tad HoggMatthew S. Moses and Damian G. Allis
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 235-252
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00021A

Design and engineering of high-performance photocatalytic systems based on metal oxide–graphene–noble metal nanocomposites
Narendra SinghJai Prakash and Raju Kumar Gupta
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 422-439
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00038C

Design and functionalization of responsive hydrogels for photonic crystal biosensors
Sukwon JungJoel L. Kaar and Mark P. Stoykovich
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 225-241
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00031B

Design of SERS nanotags for multiplexed lateral flow immunoassays
Maria Sánchez-PurràBiel Roig-SolvasAlice VersianiCristina Rodriguez-QuijadaHelena de PuigIrene BoschLee Gehrke and Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli 
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 401-409
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00052A

Designing multi-layer graphene-based assemblies for enhanced toughness in nacre-inspired nanocomposites
Wenjie XiaJake SongZhaoxu MengChen Shao and Sinan Keten
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 40-47
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00022C

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Top 10 Most-read Molecular Systems Design & Engineering articles – Q3 2017

This month sees the following articles in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering that are in the top ten most read from July – September 2017.

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Rationalizing the suitability of rhodamines as chromophores in dye-sensitized solar cells: a systematic molecular design study
Giulio PepeJacqueline M. ColePaul G. Waddell and James I. Perry
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 416-435
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00076B

Insights from molecular dynamics simulations for computational protein design
Matthew Carter Childers and Valerie Daggett
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 9-33
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00083E

Charge generation in organic photovoltaics: a review of theory and computation
Kenley M. Pelzer and Seth B. Darling
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 10-24
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00005C

2D and 3D-printing of self-healing gels: design and extrusion of self-rolling objects
Milena Nadgorny, Zeyun Xiao and Luke A. Connal
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 283-292
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00023E

A road towards 25% efficiency and beyond: perovskite tandem solar cells
T. Todorov, O. Gunawan and S. Guha
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 370-376
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00041J

Molecular engineering of organic sensitizers with o,p-dialkoxyphenyl-based bulky donors for highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
Xing Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Jianli Hua and He Tian
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 98-122
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00002B

Evaluating the friction of rotary joints in molecular machines
Tad HoggMatthew S. Moses and Damian G. Allis
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 235-252
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00021A

Elucidating multi-physics interactions in suspensions for the design of polymeric dispersants: a hierarchical machine learning approach
Aditya MenonChetali GuptaKedar M. PerkinsBrian L. DeCostNikita BudwalRenee T. RiosKun ZhangBarnabás Póczos and Newell R. Washburn
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 263-273
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00027H

Designing multi-layer graphene-based assemblies for enhanced toughness in nacre-inspired nanocomposites
Wenjie XiaJake SongZhaoxu MengChen Shao and Sinan Keten
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 40-47
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00022C

Deracemisations under kinetic and thermodynamic control
A. R. A. Palmans
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 34-46
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00088F

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Top 10 Most-accessed Molecular Systems Design & Engineering articles – Q2 2017

This month sees the following articles in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering that are in the top ten most accessed from April – June 2017:

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Insights from molecular dynamics simulations for computational protein design
Matthew Carter Childers and Valerie Daggett
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 9-33
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00083E

A road towards 25% efficiency and beyond: perovskite tandem solar cells
Todorov, O. Gunawan and S. Guha
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 370-376
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00041J

Charge generation in organic photovoltaics: a review of theory and computation
Kenley M. Pelzer and Seth B. Darling
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 10-24
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00005C

Designing multi-layer graphene-based assemblies for enhanced toughness in nacre-inspired nanocomposites
Wenjie Xia, Jake Song, Zhaoxu Meng, Chen Shao and Sinan Keten
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 40-47
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00022C

High-throughput computational screening of nanoporous adsorbents for CO2 capture from natural gas
Efrem Braun, Alexander F. Zurhelle, Wouter Thijssen, Sondre K. Schnell, Li-Chiang Lin, Jihan Kim, Joshua A. Thompson and Berend Smit
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 175-188
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00043F

Molecular engineering of organic sensitizers with o,p-dialkoxyphenyl-based bulky donors for highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
Xing Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Jianli Hua and He Tian
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 98-122
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00002B

Molecular devices based on reversible singlet oxygen binding in optical and photomedical applications
Mikhail A. Filatov and Mathias O. Senge
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 258-272
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00042H

Non-conventional charge transport in organic semiconductors: magnetoresistance and thermoelectricity
Oliver Fenwick and Emanuele Orgiu
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 47-56
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00079G

Design of a three-state switchable chromogenic radical-based moiety and its translation to molecular logic systems
Sanjoy Mukherjee and Bryan W. Boudouris
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 159-164
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00010C

Deracemisations under kinetic and thermodynamic control
A. R. A. Palmans
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 34-46
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00088F

 

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APCChE 2017

 

APCChE is a bi-annual conference for the Asian Pacific community of chemical and process engineers and industrial chemists, who come together to discuss latest developments in the field and recognise outstanding achievements. Taking place from 23-27 August at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, topics covered will include:

  • Green technologies
  • Eco-Design – Products and Processes
  • Reaction engineering and catalysis
  • Separation technologies
  • Process simulation and control
  • Bioproducts, food and bioprocessing

Plenary speakers confirmed:

To register now, click here or visit the APCChE website for more details.

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International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering 2017

 

The first International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering (ICMSE 2017), which will take place at the University of Basel from 27 – 29 August, focuses on the emerging field of molecular systems engineering and will feature speakers and participants from leading international research institutions, oral and poster prizes (supported by Molecular Systems Design & Engineering) and a pre-conference Science Slam.

The ICMSE is a unique event in the emerging field of molecular systems engineering, and has the potential of leading to a long-term paradigm shift in molecular sciences.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stefan W. Hell (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany)
  • Ben L. Feringa (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Frances H. Arnold (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Hagan Bayley (University of Oxford, UK)
  • David Tirrell (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Andreas Plueckthun (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Joachim Spatz (Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Germany)
  • Erik Winfree (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Krzysztof Palczewski (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio)
  • Martin Fussenegger (ETH Zurich, D-BSSE, Switzerland)
  • Wilhelm T.S. Huck (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Guidelines on how to submit your abstract can be found here.

Early-bird registration ends 31 Mayregister now and read more about the conference, programme and venue on the ICMSE 2017 website.

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Top 10 Most-accessed Molecular Systems Design & Engineering articles – Q1 2017

This month sees the following articles in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering that are in the top ten most accessed from January – March 2017:

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

A road towards 25% efficiency and beyond: perovskite tandem solar cells
T. Todorov, O. Gunawan and S. Guha
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 370-376
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00041J

Charge generation in organic photovoltaics: a review of theory and computation
Kenley M. Pelzer and Seth B. Darling
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 10-24
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00005C

Insights from molecular dynamics simulations for computational protein design
Matthew Carter Childers and Valerie Daggett
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 9-33
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00083E

High-throughput computational screening of nanoporous adsorbents for CO<inf>2</inf> capture from natural gas
Efrem Braun, Alexander F. Zurhelle, Wouter Thijssen, Sondre K. Schnell, Li-Chiang Lin, Jihan Kim, Joshua A. Thompson and Berend Smit
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 175-188
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00043F

Designing multi-layer graphene-based assemblies for enhanced toughness in nacre-inspired nanocomposites
Wenjie Xia, Jake Song, Zhaoxu Meng, Chen Shao and Sinan Keten  
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 40-47
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00022C

Molecular devices based on reversible singlet oxygen binding in optical and photomedical applications
Mikhail A. Filatov and Mathias O. Senge
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 258-272
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00042H

Deracemisations under kinetic and thermodynamic control
A. R. A. Palmans  
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 34-46
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00088F

Design and functionalization of responsive hydrogels for photonic crystal biosensors
Sukwon Jung, Joel L. Kaar and Mark P. Stoykovich
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 225-241
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00031B

Non-conventional charge transport in organic semiconductors: magnetoresistance and thermoelectricity
Oliver Fenwick and Emanuele Orgiu  
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 47-56
DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00079G

An update from Molecular Systems Design & Engineering
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, 2, 7-8
DOI: 10.1039/C7ME90001E

 

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Molecular Systems Design & Engineering welcomes new Editorial Board member Yongye Liang and new Advisory Board members!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Yongye Liang (Southern University of Science and Technology, China) to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Editorial Board, and the new members of our Advisory Board.

Yongye is Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology, China. Following a BS in chemistry at Nanjing University, he received an MS and PhD in chemistry at the University of Chigago, then carried out postdoctoral research at Stanford University until joining Southern University of Science and Technology in 2012. Professor Liang was named by Thomson Reuters as a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher.

His primary research interest is molecular engineering, which combines chemical design and synthesis with device studies to develop advanced functional materials for organic electronics, electrocatalysis, and bioimaging. His current research focuses on:

  • Improving the performance of polymer solar cells by developing new materials for active layer and interlayer
  • Designing and synthesizing non-precious metal based electrocatalysts for electrochemical energy conversion
  • Developing organic based electrode materials and conducting organic binders for sustainable electrical storage
  • Making new fluorophores with emission in the NIR region, high brightness and good biocompatibility

We also warmly welcome new Advisory Board members to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering team, joining the full Advisory Board as follows:

  • Alfredo Alexander-Katz, MIT, USA
  • Helena Azevedo, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Andre Bardow, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Neil Champness, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Jennifer Cochran, Stanford University, USA
  • Marc-Olivier Coppens, UCL, UK
  • Graeme Day, University of Southampton, UK
  • Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University, USA
  • Robert Falconer, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Andrew Ferguson, University of Illinois, USA
  • C. Daniel Frisbie, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Arthi Jayaraman, University of Delaware, USA
  • Takashi Kato, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ludwik Liebler, ESPCI Paris, France
  • Sang Ouk Kim, KAIST, Korea
  • Heidi Mansour, University of Arizona, USA
  • Bert Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Axel Mueller, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • Ki Tae Nam, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Mark Olson, Tianjin University, China
  • Ho Bum Park, Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Jon Parquette, Ohio State University, USA
  • Boaz Pokroy, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston, USA
  • Shu Seki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Randy Snurr, Northwestern University, USA
  • Doros Theodorou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Matthew Tirrell, University of Chicago, USA
  • Bernhardt L. Trout, MIT, USA
  • Raymond W. Y. Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Kim Woodrow, University of Washington, USA
  • Jia Zhu, Nanjing University, China

The full Molecular Systems Design & Engineering team cam be found on our website.

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