Introducing Materials Horizons Editorial Board member Jun Chen

Jun Chen is the Chair Professor of energy materials chemistry at Nankai University, the Director of Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), a Chief Scientist of the National Nano Key Science Research, and the Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society of Electrochemistry. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Nankai University in 1989 and 1992 respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong (Australia) in 1999. He held the NEDO fellowship at the National Institute of AIST Kansai Center (Japan) from 1999 to 2002. His research activity focuses on nanomaterials, electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells and solar cells with efficient energy storage & conversion. He has published over 150 journal papers and has strong links with industry. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Eward Wicke Award (International Metal Hydride Committee, 2002), the Outstanding Young Scientist Award (NSFC, 2003), the Cheung Kong Scholar Professor (MOE, 2005), the National Natural Science Award (2nd prize, 2011), and the Australia China Alumni Award for Research and Innovation (ACAA, 2012).

Professor Chen’s recent papers include:

Magnesium–air batteries: from principle to application
Tianran Zhang, Zhanliang Tao and Jun Chen  
Mater. Horiz., 2014, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00059A

Arylamine organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Mao Liang and Jun Chen  
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 3453-3488 DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35372A

Efficient hydrogen storage with the combination of lightweight Mg/MgH2 and nanostructures
Fangyi Cheng, Zhanliang Tao, Jing Liang and Jun Chen  
Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 7334-7343 DOI: 10.1039/C2CC30740E

Metal–air batteries: from oxygen reduction electrochemistry to cathode catalysts
Fangyi Cheng and Jun Chen  
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 2172-2192 DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15228A

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