The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China hosted the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials last month, September 16-18. The meeting was organised by Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA), Shuhong Yu, Jinlong Yang and Xinhe Bao (USTC) and also commemorated USTC’s 60th anniversary. The invited talks covered a wide range of topics, including materials for energy storage and conversion, catalysis and medicine, and bio-inspired materials. Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen, shown below, was also in attendance and talked to the delegates about ‘How to Publish’, speaking about the role of a publisher and giving a few tips about how to help get your papers noticed!
Left: Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen. Right: Delegates of the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials
The Royal Society of Chemistry was proud to support the meeting, offering 5 poster prizes. The winners of the prizes were:
- Qiaofeng Yao (National University of Singapore) for ‘Toward total synthesis of functional metal materials’
- Chengbin Jin (Zhejiang University of Technology) for ‘Green biomass for Li metal batteries’
- Wen Luo (Wuhan University of Science and Technology) for ‘Encapsulating segment-like antimony nanorod in hollow carbon nanotube as a high-performance anode for rechargeable K-ion battery’
- Hongliang Li (University of Science and Technology of China) for ‘Strong metal-support interaction in single-atom catalysts’
- Xiuqiang Li (Nanjing University) for ‘Enhancement of interfacial solar vapor generation by environmental energy’
From Left to Right: Qiaofeng Yao, Chengbin Jin, Wen Luo, Hongliang, Li, Xiuqiang Li, Jeremy Allen
Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!