Archive for the ‘Award’ Category

Congratulations to the winners of ICEAN 2018 poster awards!

Materials Horizons is delighted to have supported the International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN) 2018, along with the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C.

A special congratulations to Van Chinh Hoang (University of Sydney, Australia) and Sung Ho Kim (University of Newcastle, Australia) for winning the Materials Horizons poster awards!

Sung Ho Kim receives his Materials Horizons poster award, presented by Professor P. M. Ajayan, Rice University USA.

Van Chinh Hoang was awarded first prize for his poster entitled “High efficiency supercapacitors based on carbon quantum dots from vegetable waste”.

Sung Ho Kim was awarded the runner-up prize for his poster entitled “Ordered N-rich mesoporous carbon nitride-MoS2 hybrids as an anode materials for Li and Na ion batteries”.

The poster awards were evaluated by an international team of expert researchers:

  • Professor Thomas Nann, Victoria University, New Zealand
  • Professor Huijun Zhao, Griffith University, Australia
  • Professor Siva Umapathy, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Professor Samuel Adeloju, Monash University, Australia
  • Professor Yoshio Bando, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Professor Vipul Bansal, RMIT University, Australia
  • Professor Seong-Ju Hwang, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
  • Professor Dmitri Golberg, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Professor Prashant Sonar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Professor Xiaolin Wang, University of Wollongong, Australia

Congratulations to everyone who presented a poster at ICEAN 2018!

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Editorial Board Chair Seth Marder awarded Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Professor Seth Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology and Materials Horizons founding Editorial Board Chair. He has been elected as the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Seth is internationally recognized for his leadership in developing structure-property relationships for organic and metallo-organic materials for optical and electronic applications.

Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. As part of his award, Seth will be hosted as a visiting researcher by Professor Norbert Koch at IRIS Adlershof and the Department of Physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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#RSCPoster Twitter Poster Conference 2017

Congratulations to Paolo Actis from the University of Leeds on winning Second prize in the #RSCMat category of the #RSCPoster Twitter Poster Conference 2017.

Paolo’s poster was titled was Creative use of electrowetting to perform biopsies from living cells

We are delighted to award Paolo the prize of a £50 RSC book voucher on behalf of Materials Horizons.

Thank you for participating in the Twitter conference and congratulations again on your achievement!

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AsiaNANO poster prize winners

Congratulations to the poster prize winners at the Asian Conferene on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology which took place from the 10th – 13th October in Sapporo, Japan. The conference was attended by 330 participants from over 10 different countries. There were 79 oral (31 invited) and 182 poster presentations. Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons provided sponsorship in the form of poster prizes which were handed to the following winners:

Chee Leng Lay (University of Singapore) for her poster titled: Transformative Two-Dimensional Array Configurations by Geometrical Shape-shifting Protein Microstructures, Ryo Iida (Hokkaido University): Thermoresponsive assembly of gold nanospheres and nanorods, Satoshi Nakamura (Hokkaido University): Immobilization of AuNRs by assistance of a DNA brush and Zhepeng Zhang (Peking University): Direct Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of MoS2/h-BN van der Waals Heterostructures on Au Foils.

The conference included recent hot topics on chemical and physical aspects of nanostructures as well as their fabrication and characterization technologies with its main focus on revolutionary approaches and results developed newly in nanochemistry and nanomaterials for the last two years. Further information can be found on the website.

Poster prize winners

Poster prize winners with Professor Masahiko Hara of Tokyo Institute of Technology/RIKEN (far left).

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Poster prize winner!

Congratulations to Lingyan Julia Zhu (University of California, Riverside, USA), who was awarded a Materials Horizons poster prize at the University of California Symposium for the Chemical Sciences which took place from the 21st – 23rd March 2016 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead conference centre.

The symposium is the first of its kind and brought graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from across the University of California together, to network and start up new collaborations. Further information about the symposium can be found here.

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Courtesy of Beverly Chou (from left) Lingyan Julia Zhu with Jennifer Griffiths (RSC)

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Poster prize winner at the Active and Adaptive Materials Conference

Dr. Rein V. Ulijn (left) with Materials Horizons poster prize winner Noemie-Manuelle centre

Materials Horizons congratulates Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne for her poster prize award at the Active and Adaptive Materials Conference which took place at the City University of New York, New York from the 22nd – 23rd October 2015.

The conference focused on a number of different research fields in nano-molecular chemistry and featured with International speakers: Dr. Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow, Dr. David G. Lynn of Emory University, Dr. Jan van Esch from Delft University of Technology and Dr. Samuel I. Stupp amongst others. A poster session was held on the ground floor with one of the prizes being awarded from Materials Horizons.

Further information about the conference can be found here.

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Prize winners at 6th EuChemS conference on Nitrogen Ligands

Materials Horizons would like to congratulate the prize winners from the 6th EuChemS conference on Nitrogen Ligands which took place in Beaune, France from the 13th-17th September. A number of Royal Society of Chemistry journal prizes – including Materials Horizons – were awarded to the following attendees for their work:

  • MedChemComm: Sophie Laine (CNRS, France)
  • Chemical Science: Neeladri Das (Patna University, India)
  • Dalton Transactions: Nicole Kindermann (Goettingen, Germany), Florian Schendzielorz (Goettingen, Germany) & Charles Lochenie (Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers: Amandine Conte-Daban (LCC Toulouse, France) & Yasin Kuzu (Dortmund, Germany)
  • Materials Horizons: Maxim A. Faraonov (Chernogolovka, Russia)

Previous conferences have been held in Alghero (1992), Como (1996), Camerino (2004), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2008) and Granada (2011) with the intention of attracting scientists with an interest in the field of metal-nitrogen ligand chemistry from Europe, abroad and in particular, young scientists.

Further information about the conference can be found on the website.

Poster prize winners

Prize winners at 6th EuChemS conference

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Poster prize winners at FPi-12

Big congratulations to the poster prize winners at the 12th International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems (Fπ-12) which took place in Washington, USA from the 19th – 24th July.

Matthias Stolte (Universitat Wurzburg, Germany) and Amir Mazaheripour (UC Irvine) were awarded first place poster prizes sponsored by Materials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry A, whilst the runner up prizes were sponsored by Materials Horizons, Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Journal of Materials Chemistry C. These were presented to: Sahika Inal (CMP-EMSE, France), Nathan Kirchhofer (UCSB), Ana Fokina (Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz) and Suhyun Jung (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology). Titles of their winning posters can be found here.

The symposium regularly attracts world-wide participants who meet to discuss their new achievements in research fields. Another symposium, scheduled for 2017 will take place in Hong Kong and will be titled Fπ-13. Further information about the symposium including the program and speakers from this year can be found by clicking here.

Poster prizes winners at FPi-12

Poster prize winners at FPi-12 standing with Christine Luscombe (far right) who is the Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A

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Congratulations Professor Marder

On behalf of the Materials Horizons Editorial Office I would like to congratulate Professor Seth Marder, Chair of Materials Horizons, on his receipt of the MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award.

The Mid-Career Researcher Award is awarded for exceptional achievements and notable leadership in the materials field.  Seth Marder was awarded this honour for:

“For establishing fundamental relationships between the chemical structure of organic molecules and their optical and electronic properties, thereby profoundly impacting how the scientific community designs optimized molecular structures for use in nonlinear optical applications”


Seth Marder is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology with over 400 peer reviewed publications, the recipient of the ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award and is a fellow of multiple scientific communities, including the Royal Society of Chemistry.

More information about this award can be found here.

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