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Meet Professor Huai Yang

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Professor Huai Yang of Peking University to the Editorial Board of the journal!

Huai Yang, Tenured professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China, conferred Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Jilin University, China in 1989 and 1992 respectively, and Degree of Doctor of Engineering in Kyushu University, Japan in 2002. After working as a research fellow in Science and Technology Foundation, Japan and Japan Science and Technology Corporation, he joined in University of Science and Technology Beijing and Peking University in 2003 and 2010, respectively.

Huai Yang’s research interests focus on liquid crystal materials, polymer chemistry and physics, Large-scale processing techniques of liquid crystalline films. He has published more than 220 papers and applied more than 120 Chinese invention patents, 60 of which were authorized.

Check some of his recent publications

A temperature and electric field-responsive flexible smart film with full broadband optical modulation
Mater. Horiz., 2017, 4, 878-884
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00224F
Broadband reflection in polymer stabilized cholesteric liquid crystal films with stepwise photo-polymerization
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 2353-2358
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07066C
A Facile All-Solution-Processed Surface with High Water Contact Angle and High Water Adhesive Force
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (27), pp 23246–23254
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07429
Effects of the fluorinated liquid crystal molecules on the electro-optical properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal films
DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2017.1376715

Learn more about Professor Huai Yang, please visit his personal webpage.

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Meet Professor Cassandra Fraser

Professor Cassandra L Fraser from University of Virginia joined the editorial board of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2016. She specializes in responsive materials for imaging, sensing and detection, specifically oxygen sensing biomaterials, mechanochromic luminescence materials and polymeric metal complexes.

Cassandra Fraser

Cassandra Fraser holds degrees from Kalamazoo College (BA 1984), Harvard Divinity School (MTS 1988) and The University of Chicago (PhD 1993, advisor: Brice Bosnich). She was an NIH postdoctoral fellow with Robert Grubbs at the California Institute of Technology (1993-5). Fraser is current a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Virginia, with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering and the School of Architecture.

At UVA, she was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, an NSF CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and young professor awards from Dupont and 3M. Her teaching and mentoring accolades include the Cavaliers Distinguished Teaching Professorship and induction into the University Teaching Academy.

Check some of her publications on the Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Stimuli responsive furan and thiophene substituted difluoroboron β-diketonate materials

William A. Morris, Tristan Butler, Milena Kolpaczynska and Cassandra L. Fraser

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00008H, Research Article

Blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence from a biphenyl difluoroboron β-diketonate

Margaret L. Daly, Christopher A. DeRosa, Caroline Kerr, William A. Morris and Cassandra L. Fraser

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 81631-81635
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA18374C, Communication

Mechanochromic luminescence and aggregation induced emission for a metal-free β-diketone

Tristan Butler, William A. Morris, Jelena Samonina-Kosicka and Cassandra L. Fraser

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 3359-3362
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09439E, Communication

Mechanochromic luminescence of halide-substituted difluoroboron β-diketonate dyes

William A. Morris, Tiandong Liu and Cassandra L. Fraser

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 352-363
DOI: 10.1039/C4TC02268H, Paper


New journal: Materials Chemistry FrontiersThe international, high quality journal for topical and multi-disciplinary research on all aspect of materials chemistry.

Editor-in-Chief Ben Zhong Tang answers your questions about Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

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Meet Professor Shu Seki

Materials Chemistry Frontiers welcomes Professor Shu Seki from Kyoto University to join the Editorial Board as Associate Editor! He will help shape the future of the journal by bring researching expertise in physical chemistry of condensed matters, functional organic materials, and nanomaterials.

Shu Seki

Shu Seki graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1993, and received his PhD degree in 2001 from Osaka University.  He joined Argonne National Laboratory, USA in 1993, and Delft University of Technology in 2001.  He was appointed as Professor of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 2009.  He was appointed as Professor of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University in 2015.

Check some of his recent publications:

Excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT)-inspired solid state emitters

Vikas S. Padalkar and Shu Seki
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 169-202
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00543D

Control of optical and electrical properties of nanosheets by the chemical structure of the turning point in a foldable polymer

Taichi Ikeda, Hiroyuki Tamura, Tsuneaki Sakurai and Shu Seki
Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 14673-14681
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR01066K

Formation of nanowires via single particle-triggered linear polymerization of solid-state aromatic molecules

Akifumi Horio, Tsuneaki Sakurai, G. B. V. S. Lakshmi, Devesh Kumar Avasthi, Masaki Sugimoto, Tetsuya Yamaki and Shu Seki
Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 14925-14931
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR03297D

Preferential formation of columnar mesophases via peripheral modification of discotic π-systems with immiscible side chain pairs

Tsuneaki Sakurai, Yusuke Tsutsui, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata and Shu Seki
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 1490-1496
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC00021E

Learn more about the research carried out by Seki’s group, visit their webpage:

http://www.moleng.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~moleng_06/en/index.html


New journal: Materials Chemistry Frontiers The international, high quality journal for topical and multi-disciplinary research on all aspect of materials chemistry.

Editor-in-Chief Ben Zhong Tang answers your questions about Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

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Meet Professor J Paul Attfield

Professor J. Paul Attfield FRSC from University of Edinburgh joined the editorial board of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2016. His research focuses on synthesis, structural studies, and property measurements for electronic and magnetic materials.

J Paul Attfield

Paul Attfield holds a Chair in Materials Science at Extreme Conditions at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh and he is the Director of the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions. He received B.A. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University, and he was a Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Superconductivity at the University of Cambridge during 1991-2003. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Meldola and Corday-Morgan medals and Peter Day award, and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2006 and of the Royal Society in 2014.

His early research contributions included pioneering resonant X-ray scattering experiments of cation and valence ordering, and studies of disorder effects in functional oxides. Current research is centred on electronic and magnetic materials; a recent highlight was the solution of the 70-year old ‘Verwey’ problem of charge order in magnetite – the original magnetic material.

Check some of his recent publications:

Competing antiferromagnetic orders in the double perovskite Mn2MnReO6 (Mn3ReO6)

A. M. Arévalo-López, F. Stegemann and J. P. Attfield

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5558-5560

Nitride tuning of lanthanide chromites

Black, A. P., Johnston, H. E., Oró-Solé, J., Bozzo, B., Ritter, C., Frontera, C., Attfield, J. P. & Fuertes, A.

Chem. Comm., 2016, 52, 23, 4317-20 4

The Verwey structure of a natural magnetite

G. Perversi, J. Cumby, E. Pachoud, J. P. Wright and J. P. Attfield

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4864-4867

Crystal and magnetic structures of the brownmillerite Ca2Cr2O5

Angel M. Arevalo-Lopez and J. Paul Attfield

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 10661-10664

Titanium migration driven by Li vacancies in Li1−xTi2O4 spinel

Kitada, A., Arevalo-lopez, A. M. & Attfield, J. P.

Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 11359-11361

Learn more about the research carried out by Paul’s group, visit the webpage:

http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/paul-attfield(551161cb-6621-4464-9c56-475f4b67cf8c).html


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Meet Professor Natalia Shustova

Professor Natalia Shustova from University of South Carolina joined the Editorial Board of Materials Chemistry Frontiers as Associate Editor. Her current research interests are graphitic hybrid materials for sustainable energy conversion, sensors, switches, and artificial biomimetic systems.

Natalia Shustova

Natalia Shustova received her M.S. degree in Materials Science in 2004 from Moscow State University (MSU), Russia, and two Ph.D. degrees, the first in Physical Chemistry in 2005 from MSU and the second in Inorganic Chemistry in 2010 from Colorado State University. She then did postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2013 she joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, MIT Infinite Kilometer Postdoctoral Award, an MIT/Bruker Symposium Award, a German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Graduate Research Scholarship, an Electrochemical Society Herbert H. Uhlig Summer Fellowship, and a Humboldt University (Berlin) L. Euler Student Fellowship.

Check some of her recent publications:

Photophysics of GFP-related chromophores imposed by a scaffold design

E. A. Dolgopolova, T. M. Moore, W. B. Fellows, M. D. Smith and N. B. Shustova

Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article

Redox-active corannulene buckybowls in a crystalline hybrid scaffold

W. Brett Fellows, Allison M. Rice, Derek E. Williams, Ekaterina A. Dolgopolova, Aaron K. Vannucci, Perry J. Pellechia, Mark D. Smith, Jeanette A. Krause, Natalia B. Shustova

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 2195–2199

A Mimic of the Green Fluorescent Protein β-barrel: Photophysics and Dynamics of Confined Chromophores Defined by a Rigid Porous Scaffold

Williams, D. E.; Dolgopolova, E. A.; Pellechia, P.J.; Palukoshka, A.; Wilson, T. J.; Tan, R.; Maier, J. M.; Tan, R.; Greytak, A. B.; Smith, M. D.; Krause, J. A.;  Shustova, N. B.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2223–2226.

A Bio-inspired Approach for Chromophore Communication: Ligand-to-Ligand and Host-to-Guest Energy Transfer in Hybrid Crystalline Scaffolds

Dolgopolova, E. A.; Williams, D. E.; Greytak, A. B.; Rice, A. M.; Smith, M. D.; Krause, J. A.; Shustova, N. B.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 13639–13643.

Active Sites in Copper-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks: Understanding Substrate Dynamics, Redox Processes, and Valence-Band Structure

Audrey S. Duke, Ekaterina A. Dolgopolova, Randima P. Galhenage, Salai C. Ammal, Andreas Heyden, Mark D. Smith, Donna A. Chen, and Natalia B. Shustova

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 27457–27466

Learn more about the research carried out by Natalia’s group, visit their group website: http://www.chem.sc.edu/faculty/shustova/site/Shustova_group.html.


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Meet Professor Dan Wang

Professor Dan Wang from Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, serves as Associate Editor of Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

His current research focuses on the design and controllable synthesis of functional inorganic materials with porous or hollow structures, and their applications in solar cells, Li-ion batteries and photocatalyst and gas sensors, etc.

Born at Jilin, Jilin province in 1969.Graduate from Jilin University, China, Dan Wang received the Bachelor’s degree from Jilin University in 1994. He entered a master’s degree program at his alma mater in the same year. He obtained his Ph.D. from Yamanashi University in Japan in 2001. He was awarded by Hundred Talent Program of the CAS, and served as professor of the Institute of Process Engineering, CAS in February 2004. And he earned the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2013.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and he sits on advisory boards for several international journals, such as Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Science, Advanced Materials Interface.

Research of his group is in the soft chemistry synthesis and application of inorganic functional materials including porous, layered and nano-sized materials. Emphases are placed on the development, design and application of the energy sources, catalyst and environment materials by self-assembly, surface modifying methods. Studies in the following fields are being performed: semiconductor metal oxide sensitive material, environmental friendly heat stabilizer for PVC, high efficient adsorbent for heavy metal ions, porous TiO2 films for photocatalysis, and so on.

Check some of his recent publications:

Controllable synthesis of mesostructures from TiO2 hollow to porous nanospheres with superior rate performance for lithium ion batteries

Hao Ren, Jiajia Sun, Ranbo Yu, Mei Yang, Lin Gu, Porun Liu, Huijun Zhao, David Kisailus and Dan Wang

Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 793-798
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03203B, Edge Article

Multi-shelled LiMn2O4 hollow microspheres as superior cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Feng Wang, Jiangyan Wang, Hao Ren, Hongjie Tang, Ranbo Yu and Dan Wang

Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016,3, 365-369
DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00213C, Research Article

Multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures

Jian Qi, Xiaoyong Lai, Jiangyan Wang, Hongjie Tang, Hao Ren, Yu Yang, Quan Jin, Lijuan Zhang, Ranbo Yu, Guanghui Ma, Zhiguo Su, Huijun Zhao and Dan Wang

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 6749-6773
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00344J, Review Article

An in situ vapour phase hydrothermal surface doping approach for fabrication of high performance Co3O4 electrocatalysts with an exceptionally high S-doped active surface

Zhijin Tan, Porun Liu, Haimin Zhang, Yun Wang, Mohammad Al-Mamun, Hua Gui Yang, Dan Wang, Zhiyong Tang and Huijun Zhao

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 5695-5697
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00661A, Communication

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Editor-in-Chief Ben Zhong Tang talks about Materials Chemistry Frontiers

Editor-in-Chief Ben Zhong Tang talks about the scientific standard and his expectation to Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

Ben Zhong Tang is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include materials science, polymer chemistry and biomedical engineering. He received BS and PhD degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively, and conducted postdoctoral research at University of Toronto. He joined the Department of Chemistry at HKUST in 1994. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in two disciplines: Chemistry and Materials Science. He received a Natural Science Award from the Chinese Government and a Senior Research Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation in 2007.

Can you tell us about the scope of Materials Chemistry Frontiers?

Materials Chemistry Frontiers (MCF) is committed to report important and highly interdisciplinary studies from across materials science. Scope of the journal focuses on the synthesis and chemistry of exciting new materials, and the development of improved fabrication techniques, as well as characterisation and fundamental research with broad appeal. Significant studies that further the development of organics, inorganics, polymers, nanomaterials, composites, hybrids, etc. are very welcome.

MCF remains as a collaborative journal owned by the Chinese Chemistry Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry and endorsed by the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The journal will reflect the lead of China and its growing impact in global chemistry community, showcasing the very best research from China, Asia and the rest of the world to an international audience.

What type of content will be featured in Materials Chemistry Frontiers?

MCF publishes research that is of high novelty and significance. Original study will be published in the format of Research Article, which differs from the traditional mix of communication and full paper by introducing more flexibility in terms of article length and structure. Authors are free to shape the nature of their publications according to the needs of the science with free use of colour in all articles.

MCF also publishes Review articles and “Chemistry Frontiers” – a unique type of articles for forward-looking comments and perspectives from high profile researchers.

Who should submit to this new journal and why?

I believe researchers working at the forefront of materials science should submit to MCF. This China-led, international journal will uphold the highest ethical standards, offering world-class customer service to authors, as well as unparalleled global visibility for their research. MCF authors will benefit from rapid publication, free colour, no submission charges and open access publishing options. More importantly, the first two years of content will be freely available to everyone – offering authors maximum exposure for their work.

How will the editorial board and advisory board contribute to Materials Chemistry Frontiers?

I am so pleased to have invited these excellent researchers joining the editorial and advisory boards of MCF. Editorial board members will help set and maintain high scientific criteria for the journal. Associate Editors also take extra duties in handling manuscripts and managing peer-review process.

What is your vision of Materials Chemistry Frontiers?

MCF is aiming at high impact research, therefore, we would be really selective and rigorous in peer-review and only the work meets the standard of the journal will get accepted. My expectation is to wish MCF to become the top level journal in materials science in the next five years.

Is the journal open for submissions now? How soon can we read the first articles?

Yes, MCF is now open for submission. The first issue of articles will be published online in late 2016.

The international advisory board members will further bring intelligence and significant expertise into the journal’s development, helping shape a successful future for MCF.

Has the journal been indexed by any databases? When will it receive the first Journal Impact Factor?

No, MCF is not indexed by any databases now because there has been no content being published yet, but we are well prepared for that. And I believe it is only a matter of time for MCF to be indexed in those databases, like Web of Science, CAS and Scopus. In terms of Impact Factors, normally, the first one should be released in the summer of 2019 by Thomson Reuters.

Do you want to say something to the young researchers who are interested in Materials Chemistry Frontiers?

Whereas it is understandable that young researchers wish to publish in well-established top journals, getting published first is more important in terms of establishing your own research programs.  We aim at rapid publication, in an effort to assist career development of junior faculty.


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