Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Symposium

10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday 26th April
Huxley Building, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London

This symposium is the first event to be hosted jointly by the Solar Fuels Network and the EPSRC solar energy consortium, SuperSolar. The aim of the meeting is to bring the UK PV and solar fuels communities together to discuss shared interests around fundamental aspects of materials for solar energy conversion. The symposium will feature invited presentations from research leaders in both fields.

Invited speakers:
Professor Mark van Schilfgaarde, King’s College London
Professor Andy Cooper, University of Liverpool
Professor Neil Robertson, University of Edinburgh
Professor Upul Wijayantha, Loughborough University
Professor David Fermin, Bristol University
Professor James Durrant, Imperial College London
Dr Elizabeth Gibson, Newcastle University
Professor Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London
Dr Erwin Reisner, University of Cambridge

Registration is free. For more information, registration and poster abstract submission visit the website.

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CPE/Sustainable Energy & Fuels Symposium

Sustainable Energy & Fuels is delighted to host a joint symposium with the Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College London. Organised by Editor-in-Chief James Durrant, it features talks from three of our Associate Editors on new materials for solar energy conversion.

Garry Rumbles (NREL, USA)
“Microwave Conductivity Studies of Mobile Carriers in Conjugated Polymers and Solar Perovskites”

Vincent Artero (CEA Grenoble, France)
“Molecular-based H2-evolving photocathodes”

Ryu Abe (Kyoto University, Japan)
“Visible Light Responsive Photocatalysts toward Solar Hydrogen Production”

The symposium will be held at 2–5 pm on Thursday 30th March at the Pippard Lecture Theatre (Level 5, Sherfield Building), South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London. A refreshments and networking session will follow.

Register now! Registration is free – please contact Steph Pendlebury (s.pendlebury@imperial.ac.uk).

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First issue of Sustainable Energy & Fuels now online

Read the first issue free online!

We are delighted to announce that the first issue of Sustainable Energy & Fuels is now online and available to read free of charge.

Packed full of the latest high-quality research in the energy community, our inaugural issue includes contributions by Volker Presser, Michael Lyons, Say Chye Joachim Loo, Editor-in-Chief James Durrant, and Associate Editors Marta Sevilla and Vincent Artero on topics such as batteries, photovoltaics and catalysis for energy technologies. All Sustainable Energy & Fuels content in 2017 and 2018 is free to access on registration.

“The launch of Sustainable Energy & Fuels has been very positively received by colleagues worldwide,” James says. “The journal fills a key gap in the portfolio and will be a very valuable resource for scientists working on the grand challenge of developing more sustainable energy and fuel technologies.”

Check out some of the articles below or access the whole first issue here.

Editorial
Welcome to the first issue of Sustainable Energy & Fuels
James Durrant and Anna Simpson
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 10-13. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE90001E

Perspective
Atomic layer deposition for perovskite solar cells: research status, opportunities and challenges
V. Zardetto, B. L. Williams, A. Perrotta, F. Di Giacomo, M. A. Verheijen, R. Andriessen, W. M. M. Kessels and M. Creatore
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 30-55. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00076B

Paper
Mass-producible 2D-MoSe2 bulk modified screen-printed electrodes provide significant electrocatalytic performances towards the hydrogen evolution reaction
Samuel J. Rowley-Neale, Christopher W. Foster, Graham C. Smith, Dale A. C. Brownson and Craig E. Banks
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 74-83. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00115G

Paper
The role of layer-by-layer, compact TiO2 films in dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells
Rodolfo L. Coppo, Byron H. Farnum, Benjamin D. Sherman, Neyde Y. Murakami Iha and Thomas J. Meyer
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 112-118. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00022C

Paper
A graphene/carbon nanotube biofilm based solar-microbial fuel device for enhanced hydrogen generation
Chee Keong Ngaw, Cui-e Zhao, Victor Bochuan Wang, Staffan Kjelleberg, Timothy Thatt Yang Tan, Qichun Zhang and Say Chye Joachim Loo
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 191-198. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00018E

Paper
Doping of TiO2 as a tool to optimize the water splitting efficiencies of titania–hematite photoanodes
Darinka Primc, Mario Bärtsch, Davide Barreca, Giorgio Carraro, Chiara Maccato, Cinzia Sada and Markus Niederberger
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 199-206. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00005G

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EES and Sustainable Energy & Fuels prize winners at the 5th UK Solar Fuels Network Symposium

On 27th January 2017, the 5th UK Solar Fuels Network Symposium took place at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. The event was held by the Solar Fuels Network and hosted by Professor Andrew C. Benniston (Newcastle University) and Dr Pau Farràs Costa (National University of Ireland Galway).

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editorial Board Chair and Solar Fuels Network Co-ordinator, Professor James Durrant (Imperial College London) gave the welcome and opening remarks, and the invited speakers included: Michael Graetzel (EPFL), Mark Symes (University of Glasgow), Sophia Haussener (EPFL), Martijn A. Zwijnenburg (University College London) and Devens Gust (Arizona State University).

Dr Anna Simpson, Executive Editor of Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels, was delighted to present the following prizes:

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Best Poster (£50 prize): Energy & Environmental Science Best Oral Presentation (£100 prize)
Yvonne S.L. Choo (Newcastle University),  Moritz F. Kuehnel (University of Cambridge),
Preparation of Modified Polyethers with Clickable Pyrene Derivatives Clean H2 fuel from solar-driven biomass reforming

 

 

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New Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editors: David Mitlin and Nam-Gyu Park

We are delighted to welcome David Mitlin and Nam-Gyu Park as Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editors.


David Mitlin, Clarkson University, USA
David Mitlin is a Professor and General Electric Chair at Clarkson University, USA. Dr. Mitlin’s appointment is jointly in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Prior to that, Dr. Mitlin was an Assistant, Associate and full Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. He received a Doctorate in Materials Science from U.C. Berkeley in 2000, and was a Directors Funded Post Doctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Mitlin has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles primary on various aspects of energy storage and conversion, with a major emphasis on applied TEM for microstructure – properties relations. He holds 4 granted patents 3 of which are licensed, and has presented around 100 invited, keynote or plenary talks. He has supervised and graduated 14 Ph.D. students, 6 M.S. students and 8 post docs.

Nam-Gyu Park, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Nam-Gyu Park is professor and SKKU-Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering and adjunct professor at Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 1988, 1992 and 1995, respectively. He worked at ICMCB-CNRS, France, from 1996 to 1997 and at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA, from 1997 to 1999 as postdoctoral researchers. He worked as Director of Solar Cell Research Center at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) from 2005 to 2009 and as a principal scientist at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) from 2000 to 2005 before joining Sungkyunkwan University as a full professor in 2009. He has been doing researches on high efficiency mesoscopic solar cells including perovskite solar cell and dye-sensitized solar cell since 1997. He is pioneer in solid state perovskite solar cell, which was first developed in 2012. He received awards, including Scientist Award of the Month (MEST, Korea), KyungHyang Electricity and Energy Award (KEPCO, Korea), KIST Award of the Year (KIST, Korea) and Dupont Science and Technology Award (Dupont Korea), SKKU fellowship, and MRS Outstanding Research Award (MRS, Boston), WCPEC Paper Award (Kyoto, Japan), Hamakawa Award of PVSEC (Busan, Korea) and KAST Engineering Award (KAST, Korea). He published over 220 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Energy and Nature Communications, 80 patent applications, 1 book editor, 7 book chapters. He received H-index of 66 as of January, 2017.

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First Sustainable Energy & Fuels articles published online

Enjoy free access to the latest sustainable energy and fuel technology research

We are delighted to announce the first Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advance Articles are now available to read online, free of charge.

Read content by leading researchers such as Thomas MeyerVincent Artero and Marta Sevillaregister for free access by filling in the simple online form to create a free publishing personal account.

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief, James Durrant says:

“The launch of Sustainable Energy and Fuels has been very positively received by colleagues worldwide. The journal fills a key gap in the portfolio and will be a very valuable resource for scientists working on the grand challenge of developing more sustainable energy and fuel technologies.”

Below are just a few of the first Advance Articles you can access – read the full collection here.

Free-standing hybrid films based on graphene and porous carbon particles for flexible supercapacitors
Guillermo A. Ferrero, Marta Sevilla and Antonio B. Fuertes
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, Advanced Article. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00047A

The role of layer-by-layer, compact TiO2 films in dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells
Rodolfo L. Coppo, Byron H. Farnum, Benjamin D. Sherman, Neyde Y. Murakami Iha and Thomas J. Meyer
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, Advanced Article. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00022C

Mesoporous thin film WO3 photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting: A sol-gel dip coating approach
Samantha Hilliard, Guido Baldinozzi, Dennis Friedrich, Stéphane Kressman, Henri Strub, Vincent Artero and Christel Laberty-Robert
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, Advanced Article. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00001K

Graphene/Carbon nanotube biofilm based solar-microbial fuel device for enhanced hydrogen generation
Chee Keong Ngaw, Cui-e Zhao, Victor Bochuan Wang, Staffan Kjelleberg, Timothy Thatt Yang Tan, Qichun Zhang and Say Chye Joachim Loo
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, Advanced Article. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00018E

n/n junctioned g-C3N4 for enhanced photocatalytic H2 generation
Minjie Zhou, Zhaohui Hou, Li Zhang, Yan Liu, Qiongzhi Gao and Xiaobo Chen
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, Advanced Article. DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00004E

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Introducing the Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board

Sustainable Energy & Fuels is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Advisory Board Members

Sustainable Energy & Fuels is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Advisory Board Members. The new members have been listed below by their general research interests.

Please join us in congratulating them all on their appointment to the Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board!

Bioenergy   Carbon capture, storage and utilisation
Christoph Brabec University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany Robert Mokaya University of Nottingham, UK
Anne Jones Arizona State University, USA Xiulian Pan Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
Johannes Messinger Uppsala University, Sweden
Catalysis for energy technologies   Fuel cells  
Cyrille Costentin Univ Paris 7, France Liangti Qu Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Osamu Ishitani Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Uwe Schroder TU-Braunschweig, Germany
Aron Walsh University of Bath, UK
Energy storage  
Chunmei Ban National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA Shirley Meng University of California, San Diego, USA
Jaephil Cho Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea Volker Presser Saarland University, Denmark
Marie-Liesse Doublet CNRS and Université Montpellier, France Amy Prieto Colorado State University, USA
Kisuk Kang Seoul National University, South Korea Srinivasan Sampath  Indian Institute of Science, India
 
 Solar Energy conversion
Juan Bisquert Jaume I University, Spain Satishchandra Ogale CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India
Seth Darling Argonne National Laboratory, USA Emilio Palomares Catalan Institute of Chemical Research, Spain
Benjamin Dietzek Jena Institte of photonics, Germany Alissa Park Columbia University, USA
Heinz Frei Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA Erin Ratcliff University of Arizona, USA
Elizabeth Gibson University of Newcastle, UK Moritz Riede University of Oxford, UK
Anders Hagfeldt École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland Junwang Tang University College London, UK
Justin Hodgkiss Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Roel van de Krol Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany
Libai Huang Purdue University, USA Koen Vandewal Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Frédéric Laquai KAUST, Saudi Arabia Xinchen Wang Fuzhou University, China
Chris McNeill Monash University, Australia Michael Wasielewski  Northwestern University, USA
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5th UK Solar Fuels Symposium and Postgraduate Afternoon

Sustainable Energy and Fuels are pleased to announce the 5th UK Solar Fuel Symposium and Postgraduate Afternoon.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

In addition, Professor Michael Grätzel (EPFL, Switzerland) will give a presentation within the frame of the RSC Centenary Prize lecture tour.

The postgraduate symposium will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 26th January. The 5th UK Solar Fuels Symposium will be 9:30 am to 6:00 pm on Friday 27th January. Both events are free for Solar Fuels Network members.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Herschel Building, School of Chemistry, Newcastle University
Organisers: Dr Pau Farràs Costa and Prof Andrew Benniston

For more details visit the events website.

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Sustainable Energy & Fuels is open for submissions

Sustainable Energy & Fuels will publish research that contributes to the development of sustainable energy technologies with a particular emphasis on new and next-generation technologies. All submitted manuscripts will be handled by our international team of Associate Editors, which we are delighted to introduce below.



Ryu Abe, Kyoto University, Japan

Professor Abe’s research focuses on the development of photocatalytic reactions over semiconductor materials for solar energy conversion and environmental purification. His expertise includes photocatalysis, semiconductiors, inorganic materials, metal oxides, materials aspects of electrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, and some aspects of battery technologies.

Vincent Artero, Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, CEA, France
Professor Artero works to develop bio-inspired catalysts and light-driven systems for hydrogen evolution and artificial photosynthesis. He has expertise in molecular and bio aspects of electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and related organometallic and inorganic chemistry.

Garry Rumbles, National Research Energy Laboratory and University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Dr. Rumbles’ current research interests are in solar energy with a focus on the basic science of solar photoconversion processes and photoinduced electron transfer processes in polymer-based nanostructured interfaces. His primary research expertise lies in photochemistry and photophysics, with a specialty in kinetics, as well as organics, photovoltaics, solar fuels (oxides too), photochemistry and physical chemistry.

Marta Sevilla, Instituto Nacional del Carbón – CSIC, Spain
Dr Sevilla is based at the Instituto Nacional del Carbón and has research expertise in supercapacitors, electroreduction reaction, hydrogen oxidation in the anode, carbon capture and storage.

 


Send us your high quality research today for the chance to be included in our high-profile first issue, available online in spring 2017 with advance articles publishing as early as December this year. Find out more.

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Sustainable Energy & Fuels is open for submissions

A new journal dedicated to interdisciplinary research for the development of sustainable energy technologies

We are delighted to announce the launch of Sustainable Energy & Fuels, the newest journal by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The journal complements existing titles in energy science, Energy & Environmental Science and Journal of Materials Chemistry A (materials for energy & sustainability).

Sustainable Energy & Fuels cover imageScope
Sustainable Energy & Fuels will publish research that contributes to the development of sustainable energy technologies with a particular emphasis on new and next-generation technologies. The journal will be an essential resource for energy researchers and cuts across major disciplines – materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering and biology – covering evolving and emerging areas such as:

  • Solar energy conversion including photovoltaics and artificial photosynthesis
  • Energy storage including batteries and supercapacitors
  • Catalysis for energy technologies, including the sustainable synthesis of fuels and chemicals
  • Fuel cells
  • Hydrogen production, storage and distribution
  • Carbon capture, storage and utilisation, including chemicals from carbon dioxide
  • More sustainable routes to fossil fuel utilisation
  • Bioenergy including biofuels, biomass conversion and fuels from living organisms
  • Other sustainable energy conversion technologies including thermochemical, piezoelectric and thermoelectric materials and devices

Why publish in Sustainable Energy & Fuels?
Sustainable Energy & Fuels will publish high quality articles in energy research.
All articles benefit from wide exposure, with free access upon registration to all content published during 2017 and 2018 giving maximum visibility to your work.
Sustainable Energy & Fuels authors will benefit from the following:

  • Rapid publication times
  • Simple and user-friendly online submission process
  • Free use of colour
  • No page charges
  • No page limits
  • Open access publishing options
  • Free electronic reprints (PDF) of own paper

Editorial Board

Editor-in-chief
James Durrant, Imperial College London and Swansea University, UK

Associate Editors
Ryu Abe, Kyoto University, Japan
Vincent Artero, Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, CEA, France
Garry Rumbles, National Research Energy Laboratory and CU Boulder, USA
Marta Sevilla, Instituto Nacional del Carbón – CSIC, Spain

Article types
Sustainable Energy & Fuels will publish:

  • Communications
  • Full paper
  • Reviews
  • Perspectives

For more information about the journal and to submit your research visit the Sustainable Energy & Fuels website.

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