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Outstanding Reviewers for Sustainable Energy & Fuels in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Sustainable Energy & Fuels in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Tomokazu Fukutsuka, Kyoto University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8731-9078

Dr Akihide Iwase, Tokyo University of Science, ORCID: 0000-0002-6395-9556

Dr Hyun Suk Jung, Sungkyunkwan University, ORCID: 0000-0002-7803-6930

Dr Min Jae Ko, Hanyang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4842-3235

Dr Ki Tae Nam, Seoul National University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6353-8877

Dr Martin Oschatz, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, ORCID: 0000-0003-2377-1214

Dr Kazuhiro Sayama, National Institute of Advances Industrial Science and Technology

Dr Osamu Tomita, Kyoto University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5910-8732

Dr Masayuki Yagi, Niigata University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4402-6838

Dr Kai Zhu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0003-0908-3909

We would also like to thank the Sustainable Energy & Fuels board and the energy community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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2017 Sustainable Energy & Fuels HOT Articles collection

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.

Read it here now for free until the end of February 2018

It includes:

Review Article 
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

Perspective 
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

Communication 
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

Paper 
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

Paper 
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

Paper 
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.

Is your research HOT? Our editors are already handpicking the hottest 2018 content for our rolling 2018 Sustainable Energy & Fuels HOT Articles collection. Submit your work for consideration now.

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Editor-in-Chief Professor James Durrant awarded Fellow of the Royal Society

Congratulations to Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief Professor James Durrant, recently honored as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

 

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.

 

Candidates selected by the existing Fellowship must have made ‘a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science’.

 

Highlighting Professor James Durrant’s research in the photochemistry of new materials for solar energy conversion – targeting both solar cells (photovoltaics) and solar to fuel (i.e.: artificial photosynthesis), Sustainable Energy & Fuels is delighted that the Royal Society Fellowship have honored our Editor-in-Chief.

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First issue of Sustainable Energy & Fuels now 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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First Sustainable Energy & Fuels articles published online

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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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

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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