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Introducing the Materials Horizons Community Board

Materials Horizons is thrilled to announce that the first researchers have joined our Materials Horizons Community Board. This board is unique in that it is made up of early career researchers, such as PhD students and postdocs, that are fundamental in the future development of the materials field.

This board will help build relationships with the young researcher community, providing the editorial office with not only essential feedback and advice on the perception of the journal in their community but also education-focused initiatives that will benefit the materials community as a whole.

These engaged and enthusiastic researchers have been nominated by the Materials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C Editorial and Advisory Board. We received several excellent nominations and the successful candidates are:

  • Sarit Agasti – Jawarhal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, India
  • Athina Anastasaki – Warwick University, UK
  • Robert Chapman – Imperial College London, UK
  • Chaohua Cui – Soochow University, China
  • Rebecca Gieseking – Northwestern University, USA
  • Peter Korevaar – Harvard University, USA
  • John Labram – University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Tian-Yi Ma – University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Jaime Martín Pérez – Imperial College London, UK
  • Troy Townsend – St Mary’s College of Maryland, USA
  • Daiki Umeyama – Stanford University, USA
  • Mengye Wang – Xiamen University, China

Please join us in congratulating the new members of the Materials Horizons Community Board.

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Bruno Chaudret is our new Scientific Editor

Bruno Chaudret

Materials Horizons would like to welcome Bruno Chaudret as our newest Scientific Editor.

Bruno has a wealth of experience having co-authored over 400 publications and being the recipient of several prizes including the Gay-Lussac – Humboldt Prize and the Wilkinson Prize of the RSC. He graduated from École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris in 1975 and then went on to receive his Ph.D. from Imperial College London in 1977 with Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson. He was awarded the degree of a “Docteur ès Sciences” at the University of Toulouse in 1979.

He is now “Director of Research CNRS”, Director of the “Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-Objets” in Toulouse and a member of the French Academy of Science since 2005.

His interests have been in the chemistry of hydride and dihydrogen organometallic complexes, and in the early 90s, he developed an organometallic method for the synthesis of metal or metal oxide nanoparticles.

We very much look forward to working with him!

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Our new Editorial Board Member Anna Balazs

Materials Horizons is delighted to welcome Anna Balazs as our new Editorial Board Member.

Anna is the Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Robert von der Luft Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her B.A. in physics at Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After postdoctoral work in the Polymer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. Her research involves developing theoretical and computational models to capture the behavior of polymeric materials, nanocomposites and multi-component fluids in confined geometries. Balazs served as the Chair of the Division of Polymer Physics of the APS (2000-2001), Co-Chair of the Spring MRS meeting (2000) and served on the APS Public Policy Committee. In addition, she is a Fellow of the APS.

Before joining Materials Horizons, Anna was a member of the Advisory Board for Soft Matter.

Her recent papers include:

Self-assembly of microcapsules regulated via the repressilator signaling network
Henry Shum, Victor V. Yashin and Anna C. Balazs
Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 3542-3549

Forming self-rotating pinwheels from assemblies of oscillating polymer gels
Debabrata Deb, Olga Kuksenok, Pratyush Dayal and Anna C. Balazs
Mater. Horiz, 2014, 1, 125-132

Chemo-responsive, self-oscillating gels that undergo biomimetic communication
Olga Kuksenok, Pratyush Dayal, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Victor V. Yashin, Debabrata Deb, Irene C. Chen, Krystyn J. Van Vliet and Anna C. Balazs
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 7257-7277

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Our new Scientific Editor Martina Stenzel

Martina Stenzel

Materials Horizons is delighted to welcome Martina Stenzel as our new Scientific Editor.

Martina studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, before completing her PhD in 1999 at the Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She currently holds the position of full professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia where she originally started working as a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests encompass the synthesis of functional polymers with complex architectures such as glycopolymers and other polymers for biomedical applications, especially polymers with in-build metal complexes for the delivery of metal-based anti-cancer drugs.

She has also published more than 200 peer reviewed papers and 8 book chapters and has attracted more than 9000 citations so far. To find out more about Martina, please do have a read of her interview in our sister publication, Chemical Communications below:

Interview with Martina Stenzel
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8626-8627
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90201G

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Introducing Materials Horizons Scientific Editor Thuc Quyen Nguyen

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen is a professor in the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids and Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She received her Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 under the supervision of Professor Benjamin Schwartz. Her thesis focused on photophysics of conducting polymers using ultrafast spectroscopy.

From 2001 to 2004, she was a research associate in the Department of Chemistry and the Nanocenter at Columbia University working with Professors Louis Brus and Colin Nuckolls on molecular self-assembly, nanoscale characterization, and molecular electronics. She also spent time at IBM Research Center at T. J. Watson working with Richard Martel and Phaedon Avouris. In 2004, she started an assistant professorship at UCSB and was promoted to full professor in 2011.

Her current research interests are structure-function-property relationships in organic semiconductors, electronic properties of conjugated polyelectrolytes, interfaces in optoelectronic devices, charge transport in organic semiconductors and across membranes, device physics, and nanoscale characterization of organic solar cells. Her group has published over 120 peer reviewed papers. Recognition for her research includes the 2005 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2007 Harold Plous Award (one of the UCSB’s two most prestigious faculty honors), the 2008 Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, the 2009 Alfred Sloan Research Fellows, and the 2010 National Science Foundation American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellows.

Her recent papers include:

A structure–property–performance investigation of perylenediimides as electron accepting materials in organic solar cells
Michele Guide, Sara Pla, Alexander Sharenko, Peter Zalar, Fernando Fernández-Lázaro, Ángela Sastre-Santos and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2013, 15, 18894-18899

Towards environmentally friendly processing of molecular semiconductors
Zachary B. Henson, Peter Zalar, Xiaofen Chen, Gregory C. Welch, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen and Guillermo C. Bazan
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 11117-11120

Regioregular pyridyl[2,1,3]thiadiazole-co-indacenodithiophene conjugated polymers
Wen Wen, Lei Ying, Ben B. Y. Hsu, Yuan Zhang, Thuc-quyen Nguyen and Guillermo C. Bazan
Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7192-7194

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Professor Rao – Bharat Ratna 2014

Professor C. N. R. Rao, one of India’s highly regarded scientists, has been conferred the honour of the Bharat Ratna for 2014.  This is India’s highest civilian award and is seldom awarded.  Professor Rao is the third scientist and first chemist ever to receive the honour.

At an age when other people have relaxed into retirement, Professor Rao still spends several hours a day in his laboratory and has been in the running for a Nobel Prize for many years, showing his dedication and passion for his work.  He also co-authors books with his wife with the aim of making chemistry more accessible for children.  When asked in an interview with New Delhi Television what is required to succeed as a scientist in India, Professor Rao responded “stamina, tenacity, doggedness and perseverance.  Also a little intelligence is useful!”

The Materials Horizons Editorial Office would like to extend our personal congratulations to Professor Rao on his outstanding achievement and take the opportunity to thank him for the work he does as an Editorial Board member for the journal.

For more information on Professor Rao, please read his author profile here.

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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

Find profiles of all the Materials Horizons Editorial Board members in our recent Editorial.

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Introducing Materials Horizons Editorial Board member Yoshio Bando

Yoshio Bando received a Ph.D. degree at Osaka University in 1975 and joined the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (now National Institute for Materials Science, NIMS) in the same year.  He is now a Fellow of NIMS and a Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA). From 1979 to 1981, he was a visiting scientist at the Arizona State University, USA.  He served as a Professor of Tsukuba University from 1992 to 2008.  Since 2008, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Waseda University.

Yoshio Bando has received a number of awards including the 3rd Thomson Reuters Research Front Award (2012), the 16th Tsukuba Prize (2005), Academic Awards from the Japanese Ceramic Society (1997) and the Seto Award from the Japanese Society for Electron Microscopy (1994).  He is now an adjunct member of the Science Council of Japan and also a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society.  He has been selected as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science.

Professor Bando’s current research concentrates on the synthesis and properties of novel inorganic 1D/2D nanomaterials and their in-situ TEM analysis. His recent papers include:

Controlled synthesis of patterned W18O49 nanowire vertical-arrays and improved field emission performance by in situ plasma treatment
Fei Liu, Tongyi Guo, Zhuo Xu, Haibo Gan, Lifang Li, Jun Chen, Shaozhi Deng, Ningsheng Xu, Dmitri Golberg and Yoshio Bando
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 3217-3225 DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30340C

Ultrathin nanoporous Fe3O4–carbon nanosheets with enhanced supercapacitor performance
Dequan Liu, Xi Wang, Xuebin Wang, Wei Tian, Jiangwei Liu, Chunyi Zhi, Deyan He, Yoshio Bando and Dmitri Golberg
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 1952-1955 DOI: 10.1039/C2TA01035F

Cobalt(II,III) oxide hollow structures: fabrication, properties and applications
Xi Wang, Wei Tian, Tianyou Zhai, Chunyi Zhi, Yoshio Bando and Dmitri Golberg
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 23310-23326 DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33940D, Feature Article

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Announcing new appointments to the Materials Horizons Advisory Board

We are delighted to announce the new appointments to the Materials Horizons Advisory Board!

Yoshio Bando
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Zhenan Bao
Stanford University, USA
Mischa Bonn
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Jean-Luc Brédas
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Jillian Buriak
University of Alberta, Canada
Rachel Caruso
University of Melbourne, Austrailia
Jinwoo Cheon
Yonsei University, South Korea
Makoto Fujita
University of Tokyo, Japan
Jurriaan Huskens
University of Twente, Netherlands
Graham Hutchings
Cardiff University, UK
Taeghwan Hyeon
Seoul National University, South Korea
René Janssen
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Antoine Kahn
Princeton University, USA
Richard Kaner
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Frederik Krebs
Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Denmark
Kian Ping Loh
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lynn Yueh Lin Loo
Princeton University, USA
HongYee Low
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Richard Martel
University of Montreal, Canada
Bert Meijer
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Chad Mirkin
Northwestern University, USA
Catherine Murphy
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Markus Niederberger
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Teri Odom
Northwestern University, USA
Marie-Paule Pileni
Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, France
John A. Rogers
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Gregory D. Scholes
University of Toronto, Canada
Nava Setter
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Takao Someya
University of Tokyo, Japan
Shu Wang
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
David Weitz
Harvard University, USA
Yi Xie
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Peidong Yang
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jackie Ying
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore,
Shu-Hong Yu
University of Science and Technology of China, China

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Introducing Materials Horizons Editorial Board member Markus Antonietti

Markus Antonietti is the Director for Colloid Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and a Professor at the University of Potsdam.

He is the author of around 520 research papers and has received widespread recognition for his work in polymer chemistry. His awards include the Gerhard-Hess prize of the German Science Foundation (1990), the Goldschmidt-Elhuyar-Award of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica (2003) and the Grignard-Wittig Award of the French Chemical Society (2011). In 2009, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Macro Group UK for lifetime achievement.

Professor Antonietti is a member of the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has received honorary degrees from Clarkson University in New York and the University of Stockholm. In 2011, he spent time as a Guest Professor at Zheijand University, Fuzhou University and the University of Science and Technology of China.

Professor Antonietti’s research interests are varied, extending from polymers, through porous materials, to biomimetic principles in material science. His current focus lies in questions of sustainability and the rediscovery of “simplicity” in science.

Besides being an enthusiastic scientist, Markus plays in a rock band and enjoys experimental cooking with family and friends.

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