8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII

The Carbon Group of the Portuguese Chemical Society (C@SPQ) cordially invites you to attend the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII, that will take place in Porto, Portugal, on June 26 – 29, 2018.

Following the previous CarboCat meetings held in Lausanne (2004), Saint-Petersburg (2006), Berlin (2008), Dalian (2010), Brixen (2012), Trondheim (2014) and Strasbourg (2016), CarboCat-VIII will be devoted to new developments and fundamental advances on carbon materials (conventional and nanostructured carbons) for catalytic applications.

Catalysis Science & Technology together with Energy & Environmental ScienceMaterials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry A are delighted to be supporting the event.

Register now!

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Highlights from Materials Horizons so far in 2018

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to see the support from the community as you continue to contribute outstanding articles showcasing new concepts of exceptional significance to the materials science readership.

To celebrate the materials science community’s excellent work, we have picked out some content highlights for 2018 so far, which we would like to share with you. All articles are free to access until the end of June – we hope you enjoy reading them.

 

Reviews

Photocatalytic fixation of nitrogen to ammonia: state-of-the-art advancements and future prospects

Xingzhu Chen, Neng Li, Zhouzhou Kong, Wee-Jun Ong and Xiujian Zhao

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 9-27

 

Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion

Chaohai Wang, Yusuf Valentino Kaneti, Yoshio Bando, Jianjian Lin, Chao Liu, Jiansheng Li and Yusuke Yamauchi

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 394-407

 

 

Communications

 

Photoelectrochemical response of carbon dots (CDs) derived from chitosan and their use in electrochemical imaging

De-Wen Zhang, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Naomi Michelle David, Hui Luo, Hui Gao, Liviu Cristian Tanase, Thibault Degousée, Paolo Samorì, Andrei Sapelkin, Oliver Fenwick, Maria-Magdalena Titirici and Steffi Krause

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 423-428

 

An alternative route to single ion conductivity using multi-ionic salts

Sumanth Chereddy, Parameswara Rao Chinnam, Vijay Chatare, Stephen Patrick diLuzio, Mallory P. Gobet, Steven G. Greenbaum and Stephanie L. Wunder

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 461-473

 

Translation of protein charge and hydrophilicity to materials surface properties using thermal treatment in fluorous media

Li-Sheng Wang, Sanjana Gopalakrishnan, Yi-Wei Lee, Jiaxin Zhu, Stephen S. Nonnenmann and Vincent M. Rotello

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 268-274

 

Band engineering in Mg3Sb2 by alloying with Mg3Bi2 for enhanced thermoelectric performance

Kazuki Imasato, Stephen Dongmin Kang, Saneyuki Ohno and G. Jeffrey Snyder

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 59-64

 

Janus DNA orthogonal adsorption of graphene oxide and metal oxide nanoparticles enabling stable sensing in serum

Biwu Liu, Lingzi Ma, Zhicheng Huang, Hao Hu, Peng Wu and Juewen Liu

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 65-69

 

 

At Materials Horizons, our reviewing standards are set extremely high to ensure we only publish first reports of new concepts across the breadth of materials research. Our impact factor of 10.706* is testament to the exceptionally significant work of our community.

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QD2018, Tthe Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots

QD2018 is the Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots, the leading conference on quantum dot research and it will be held in Toronto, Canada from 25-29 June 2018. QD2018 will gather 500 of the world’s leading quantum dot researchers from epitaxial, colloidal, and lateral quantum dot communities.

Topics will include:

  • Fundamentals – Quantum Dot Theory, Quantum Dot Spin, Analytical Techniques, Quantum Optics and Magneto-Optics, Quantum Dot Coherence, Exciton/Charge Carrier Dynamics.
  • Materials – Hybrid Quantum Dot Systems, Material Growth and Fabrication Techniques, Emerging Materials and Synthesis, Nanoplatelets and Superstructures.
  • Applications – Energy Harvesting, Sensors and Detectors, Light Emission, Quantum Information Technology and Quantum Computing, Bio Applications.

And the list of confirmed speakers so far is below:

Plenary Speakers

  • Dmitri Talapin (University of Chicago)
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University)
  • Manfred Bayer (Dortmund University)
  • Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo)
  • Victor I. Klimov (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Invited Speakers

  • Akira Oiwa (Osaka University)
  • Sohee Jeong (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials)
  • Maurice Skolnick (University of Sheffield)
  • Zeger Hens (University of Ghent)
  • Liberato Manna (Italian Institute of Technology)
  • Jacek Kasprzak (CNRS France)
  • Horst Weller (University of Hamburg)
  • David J. Norris (ETH Zurich)
  • Eva Monroy (CEA Grenoble)
  • Edo Waks (University of Maryland)
  • Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zurich)
  • Emily Weiss (Northwestern)
  • Osman Bakr (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
  • Hunter McDaniel (UbiQD)
  • Hilmi Volkan Demir (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • John Rarity (University of Bristol)
  • Armando Rastelli (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University)
  • Jason Petta (Princeton University)
  • Vladimir Bulovic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Patanjali Kambhampati (McGill University)
  • Eunjoo Jang (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
  • Gerasimos Konstantatos (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences)

Materials Horizons, Nanoscale Horizons, and Nanoscale are delighted to provide support for QD2018. Visit the conference website for full information about how to register.

 

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Congratulations to Professor Martina Stenzel

Professor Martina Stenzel, from The University of New South Wales and one of our excellent Scientific Editors, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science!

As a world-leading researcher in polymer chemistry and its applications, she has provided vital support to Materials Horizons by upholding the stringent requirements of exceptional significance.

Here in a video recorded for the Australian Academy of Sciences, she discusses her research and motivations: https://youtu.be/NBD6L5dj_dc 

Check out some of her recent articles:

Spatially resolved coding of λ-orthogonal hydrogels by laser lithographyChem. Commun., 2018, 54, 2436-2439

Entry of nanoparticles into cells: the importance of nanoparticle propertiesPolym. Chem., 2018, 9, 259-272

Penetration and drug delivery of albumin nanoparticles into pancreatic multicellular tumor spheroidsJ. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 9591-9599

The living dead – common misconceptions about reversible deactivation radical polymerizationMater. Horiz., 2016,3, 471-477

 

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9th International Nanomedicine Conference

Journal of Materials Chemistry BNanoscale Horizons and Materials Horizons are proud to support the 9th International Nanomedicine Conference.

The International Nanomedicine Conference is regarded as the most significant nanomedicine meeting in the Southern Hemisphere, taking place annually at our local beach, Coogee Beach Sydney. This event will be brought to you by the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN) and the ARC Centre for Bio-Nano Science (CBNS). The conference aims to showcase great research, in an environment conducive to network­ing with colleagues from around the world.

Visit the website to find out more! http://www.oznanomed.org/

 

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10th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies – LANE 2018

10th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies  – LANE 2018 takes place 3 – 6 September 2018 in Fürth, Germany.

The meeting offers a platform for an international exchange of ideas, opinions, perspectives, results and solutions concerning photonic technologies. In order to give a detailed overview, the conference aims not only at scientific contributions, but integrates the industrial perspective and their relevance for application, as well.

Especially recent developments in the field of:

Laser Material Processing:

  • Beam sources & components
  • Laser beam welding, brazing & soldering
  • Laser beam cutting & drilling
  • Surface treatment & forming
  • Laser assisted processes

including

  • Experimental results
  • Simulation & modelling
  • Sensing & control

and

Emerging Technologies:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Precision processing with ultrashort laser pulses
  • Fast laser beam manipulation
  • E-Mobility/Batteries

Materials Horizons is delighted to support LANE 2018 with two prizes for the best talks.

Register before 4 June 2018 for early bird rates, or 9 August 2018 for standard rates.

Visit the conference website for more information: https://www.lane-conference.org/

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Metamaterials’2018

The 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena – Metamaterials’2018, will comprise a 4-day Conference (27–30 August), and a 2-day Doctoral School (31 August–1 September).

Organized by the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL (www.metamorphose-vi.org) and hosted by Aalto University (Espoo, Finland), this Congress follows the success of Metamaterials 2007-2017 and continues the traditions of the highly successful series of International Conferences on Complex Media and Metamaterials (Bianisotropics) and Rome International Workshops on Metamaterials and Special Materials for Electromagnetic Applications and Telecommunications.

The Congress will provide a unique topical forum to share the latest results of the metamaterials research in Europe and worldwide and bring together the engineering, physics, applied mathematics and material science communities working on artificial materials and their applications from microwaves to optical frequencies, as well as in acoustics, mechanics, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics.

 

Plenary Speakers include:

  • Nader EnghetaUniversity of Pennsylvania – Metamaterials for Informatics.
  • Martin van HeckeLeiden University/AMOLF – Complex Mechanical Metamaterials.
  • Stefano Maci, University of Siena – Metasurface Design.
  • Arno Rauschenbeutel, Technische Universität Wien – Chiral Quantum Nanophotonics.

 

Materials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are delighted to support Metamaterials’2018 with student prizes.

Register before 25 June 2018 for early-bird registration rates. Visit the conference website for more information.

Follow Metamaterials’2018 on social media: TwitterFacebook

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for MATERIALS HORIZONS in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for MATERIALS HORIZONS 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 Annette Andrieu-Brunsen, Technical University Darmstadt, ORCID: 0000-0002-3850-3047
Dr Chu-Chen Chueh, National Taiwan University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1203-4227
Professor Jonas Croissant, University of New Mexico, ORCID: 0000-0003-0489-9829
Dr Jan Dhont, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Complex Systems, ORCID: 0000-0003-3122-0586
Dr Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, RMIT University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6109-132X
Dr Ying Liu, North Carolina State University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3687-1337
Dr Edmond Ma, Hong Kong Baptist University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1259-2205
Dr Valerio Voliani, Italian Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-1311-3349
Dr Zhanhua Wang, Sichuan University, ORCID: 0000-0003-0493-1905
Dr Chao Xie, Hefei University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-4451-767X

We would also like to thank the MATERIALS HORIZONS board and the materials science 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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2018 International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials

Materials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry AB and are pleased to support the 2018 International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM2018).

This conference aims to give researchers from around the world the opportunity to engage and network with peers, industry and friends, in the field of advanced materials.  Specifically ICYRAM2018 gives a platform for researchers up to 15 years post-PhD to present their R&D.  From 4 – 5 November 2018, Adelaide in South Australia will be the global focus for the scientific presentations, conversations, and chance meetings that will set forth the future discoveries and innovations to drive society forward. This 4th edition of ICYRAM, will build on the original mission by providing a fair and equitable event for all early stage researcher’s to meet, discuss and network in a safe and welcoming environment.  Whether they be specialised materials researchers or those who utilise and apply materials to their R&D – ICYRAM2018 welcomes all.

Important Dates!

  • 30th March 2018 – Abstract submission deadline
  • 30th June 2018 – Early bird registration closure

For more information and how to submit an abstract please visit the conference website

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Some of the most popular 2017 articles in Materials Horizons

We are delighted to share with you some of the most popular articles that were published in Materials Horizons in 2017.

Last year our Materials Horizons community published a larger number of articles of exceptional significance than ever before. We hope you enjoy reading this selection of some of the most highly cited* and most frequently downloaded articles from 2017.


Focus

Thermoresponsive polymers with lower critical solution temperature: from fundamental aspects and measuring techniques to recommended turbidimetry conditions
Qilu Zhang, Christine Weber, Ulrich S. Schubert and Richard Hoogenboom

Review

Metal organic framework based catalysts for CO2 conversion
James W. Maina, Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Lingxue Kong, Jürg Schütz, Matthew Hill and Ludovic F. Dumée

Heteroatom-doped graphene as electrocatalysts for air cathodes
Huijuan Cui, Zhen Zhou and Dianzeng Jia

Atomic layer deposition for nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization in energy technology
Xiangbo Meng, Xinwei Wang, Dongsheng Geng, Cagla Ozgit-Akgun, Nathanaelle Schneider and Jeffrey W. Elam

Metal-organic frameworks: a novel host platform for enzymatic catalysis and detection
Effrosyni Gkaniatsou, Clémence Sicard, Rémy Ricoux, Jean-Pierre Mahy, Nathalie Steunou and Christian Serre

Communication

Searching for promising new perovskite-based photovoltaic absorbers: the importance of electronic dimensionality
Zewen Xiao, Weiwei Meng, Jianbo Wang, David B. Mitzi and Yanfa Yan

Quaternisation-polymerized N-type polyelectrolytes: synthesis, characterisation and application in high-performance polymer solar cells
Zhicheng Hu, Rongguo Xu, Sheng Dong, Kai Lin, Jinju Liu, Fei Huang and Yong Cao

Functional conductive nanomaterials via polymerisation in nano-channels: PEDOT in a MOF
Tiesheng Wang, Meisam Farajollahi, Sebastian Henke, Tongtong Zhu, Sneha R. Bajpe, Shijing Sun, Jonathan S. Barnard, June Sang Lee, John D. W. Madden, Anthony K. Cheetham and Stoyan K. Smoukov

Efficient triplet–triplet annihilation upconversion in binary crystalline solids fabricated via solution casting and operated in air
Kenji Kamada, Yusuke Sakagami, Toshiko Mizokuro, Yutaka Fujiwara, Kenji Kobayashi, Kaishi Narushima, Shuzo Hirata and Martin Vacha

Programming 2D/3D shape-shifting with hobbyist 3D printers
Teunis van Manen, Shahram Janbaz and Amir A. Zadpoor


 

Check out our most recent articles from 2018…

 

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**2016 Journal Citation Reports (June 2017) © Clarivate Analytics.

 

 

 

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