Professor Xinchen Wang is currently the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, and the Dean of the College of Chemistry in Fuzhou University. He obtained his BSc and MSc at Fuzhou University, and went to the Chinese University of Hong Kong to pursue his PhD. In 2006, he moved to Tokyo University as a JSPS post-Doctor, then he went to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and was promoted to be a Group Leader 2008 until 2012. He started his Professorship in Fuzhou University at 2005. His research interests lie within catalysis and photocatalysis, where he has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and has gained an H-index of 79.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Xinchen Wang as our newest Editorial Board member and Associate Editor.
The International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2018) will be taking place between 25-27 April 2018 in Barcelona. The Royal Society of Chemistry journals Energy & Environmental Science, Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Molecular Systems Design & Engineering are delighted to be supporting the event.
Professor Christoph Brabec, an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Energy & Fuels, will be delivering a speech on “Novel Photovoltaic Materials and Technologies for a Sustainable Energy Supply”, having been invited to ICREN 2018 as a plenary speaker.
The World Conference on Carbon (Carbon 2018) is going to be running from 1-6 July 2018 in Madrid, Spain. The Conference aims to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments on carbon science and applications.
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Sustainable Energy & Fuels HOT Articles collection is now online and free to access until the end of February 2018.
This collection showcases all 2017 Sustainable Energy & Fuels articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.
Current understanding of chemical degradation mechanisms of perfluorosulfonic acid membranes and their mitigation strategies: a review
M. Zatoń, J. Rozière and D. J. Jones
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 409-438. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00038C
Low-grade waste heat recovery using the reverse magnetocaloric effect
Ravi Anant Kishore and Shashank Priya
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 1899-1908. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00182G
Revealing how molten salts promote CO2 capture on CaO via an impedance study and sorption kinetics simulation
Liang Huang, Chunming Xu, Rongzheng Ren, Qianwen Zheng, Zhenhua Wang, Benoît Louis and Qiang Wang
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 68-72. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00502D
Surface-modified metal sulfides as stable H2-evolving photocatalysts in Z-scheme water splitting with a [Fe(CN)6]3−/4−redox mediator under visible-light irradiation
Takashi Shirakawa, Masanobu Higashi, Osamu Tomita and Ryu Abe
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 1065-1073. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00151G
Candidate photoferroic absorber materials for thin-film solar cells from naturally occurring minerals: enargite, stephanite, and bournonite
Suzanne K. Wallace, Katrine L. Svane, William P. Huhn, Tong Zhu, David B. Mitzi, Volker Blum and Aron Walsh
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 1339-1350. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00277G
Evaluation of flow schemes for near-neutral pH electrolytes in solar-fuel generators
Meenesh R. Singh, Chengxiang Xiang and Nathan S. Lewis
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 458-466. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00062F
We hope you enjoy reading the articles.
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The 11th Aseanian Conference on Nano-Hybrid Solar Cells (NHSC11) took place in Himeji, Japan from 8-10 October 2017. The Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored the event, presenting awards from Energy & Environmental Science, Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Journal of Materials Chemistry A to the best poster-prize winners, Prof. Nam-Guy Park, Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor was pleased to present the following awards on behalf of the Editorial Boards:
Energy & Environmental Science Prize
“High quality large-area (>100cm2) perovskite thin film coating with rapid crystallization using reversible phase transitive MAPbI3 viscoliquid”
Journal of Materials Chemistry A Prize
“Protection layer from ITO spattering damgae for perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells”
Sustainable Energy & Fuels Prize
Luis K. Ono,
“Up-Scaling of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells and modules”
Congratulations to the winners!
The 2017 MRS Fall Meeting is taking place in Boston, MA, USA between 26 November-1 December. The Royal Society of Chemistry is partnering with the Materials Research Society to sponsor two of the meeting’s Energy and Sustainability symposia:
- ES01: Perovskite Materials and Devices—Progress and Challenges
- ES02: On the Way to Sustainable Solar Fuels—New Concepts, Materials and System Integration
RSC journals Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels will each be awarding prizes to the best abstracts at both ES01 and ES02 symposia, while Journal of Materials Chemistry A will join both in sponsoring an award for ES01 and offering a 1-year subscription to the winners.
The International Symposium on Novel Energy Nanomaterials, Catalysts and Surfaces for Future Earth took place in Tokyo, Japan between 28-30 October.
The international symposium was inspired in response to growing calls for a scientific platform for the global community of researchers active in materials research, characterization/imaging with synchrotron radiation in situ/operando XAFS, and X-ray based techniques (CT, TXM, AP-HAXPES, RIXS, XRD, etc.), to meet, share, and discuss their latest discoveries in these critical and rapidly evolving disciplines.
The Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored the event by providing poster prizes to a selection of the winning abstract submissions. The winners of the RSC poster prizes were:
|Catalysis Science & Technology Prize|
|Shinobu Takao||“In situ Visualization of Platinum Chemical Species in a Nano Fuel-cell”|
|Energy & Environmental Science Prize|
|Yuanyuan Tan||“3D-Visualization of Pt and Co Segregations in Pt3Co Cathode Catalyst Layer by Operando XAFS-CT Imaging”|
|Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Prize|
|Saki Ozawa||“Kinetics and Reaction Mechanism of Oxidation Processes on Pt/C and Pt3Co/C Cathode Catalysts Studied by Operando Time-resolved QXAFS”|
|Sustainable Energy & Fuels Prize|
|Gabor Samjeské||“Relationship between Electrochemical CV and in situ Real-time XAFS Relevant to the ORR Performance and Degradation of a Pt/C Cathode Catalyst in PEFC”|
The 233rd ECS Meeting will be taking place in Seattle, Washington on the 13-18 May 2018.
The event will feature over 50 symposia on areas including:
- Batteries and Energy Storage
- Carbon Nanostructures and Devices
- Corrosion Science and Technology
- Dielectric Science and Materials
- Electrochemical/Electroless Deposition
- Electrochemical Engineering
- Electronic Materials and Processing
- Electronic and Photonic Devices and Systems
- Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, and Energy Conversion
- Organic and Bioelectrochemistry
- Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, and Photoelectrochemistry
- Abstracts due: November 17, 2017
- Early bird registration ends: April 6, 2018
More information can be found here.
The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan, will host the International Symposium on Novel Energy Nanomaterials, Catalysts and Surfaces for Future Earth (NENCS) between the 28-30 October 2017. The symposium will provide a scientific platform for the global community of researchers active in materials research, characterization/imaging with synchrotron radiation in situ/operando XAFS, and X-ray based techniques.
Catalysis Science & Technology, Energy & Environmental Science, PCCP and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are delighted to be supporting the symposium and each journal will be sponsoring a poster award by offering a one-year online subscription to the winners!
Between October 8th – 10th 2017, the 1st Ulm Symposium on Solar-Driven Chemistry (SOLCHEM) will be taking place at Ulm University in Germany. SOLCHEM aims at bringing together researchers interested in (solar) light-driven chemistry so as to generate a central platform for diverse research areas including:
- Photochemistry and Photocatalysis
- Organic Photovoltaics and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
- Light-driven Mechanisms, Spectroscopy and Photophysics
- Photoelectrochemistry and Photochemical Devices
- Photodynamic therapy and light-induced theranostics
Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are pleased to be supporting SOLCHEM 2017 and will be each offering a prize for the winner poster submissions – good luck to all those who have entered!