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Sustainable Energy & Fuels first Impact Factor released as 4.912

Sustainable Energy & Fuels (SEF) is delighted to announce its first Impact Factor of 4.912*.

We are delighted to see the support from the community over the last two years, contributing high quality scientific research that will drive the development of sustainable energy technologies!

We would like to thank all our authors, referees and readers who have contributed to this success, as well as the hard work from our Editorial and Advisory Board members to make this journal an important resource in the field of sustainable energy research.

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2018 Impact Factors* here.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data provided by 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019) (Thomson Reuters)

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Centre for Plastic Electronics Annual Symposium 2019, 10-11 June 2019, Imperial College London, #CPESymp19

The Centre for Plastic Electronics is hosting its prestigious annual symposium on 10 and 11 June 2019. It will take place at Imperial College London and has already attracted several high-profile speakers to discuss their latest advances in the science and technology of organic conducting materials and of organic/flexible electronics and photonics. The program includes a day of short talks and poster presentations by students and early career scientists giving them a platform to highlight their recent work.

More information and details of how to register is available on here. Abstracts submissions for poster presentations are open until the 31 May.

Prof Erwin Reisner of the University of Cambridge will be giving his RSC Corday-Morgan Prize talk for his work on the development of solar-driven catalysis with molecularly engineered semiconductors and semi-artificial photosynthesis.

The symposium will cover all areas related to organic/plastic electronics and photonics, including chemistry, physics, materials science and device engineering. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Christine Luscombe, University of Washington
  • Andy Cooper, University of Liverpool
  • Iain McCulloch, KAUST and Imperial College London
  • Erwin Reisner, University of Cambridge
  • Kwanghee Lee, GIST, South Korea
  • Henry Yan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Ji-Seon Kim, Imperial College London
  • Artem Bakulin, Imperial College London
  • Maria Ibáñez, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
  • Rachel Evans, University of Cambridge
  • Oliver Dumele, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • Hyejeong Seong, Imperial College London
  • Rowena Brugge, Imperial College London
  • Ludmilla Steier, Imperial College London
  • Jess Wade, Imperial College London
  • Alex Clark, Imperial College London

With more speakers being confirmed in the coming weeks, this will be an event not to miss!

If you cannot attend the Symposium next month, you can follow the hashtag #CPESymp19 on Twitter.

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Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member Prof Aron Walsh wins 2019 RSC Corday-Morgan Prize

 

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member Professor Aron Walsh is a Corday-Morgan Prize winner for outstanding contributions to computational chemistry, in particular, to the study of hybrid organic-inorganic solids.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Aron Walsh on his achievements!

 

You can access papers by the 2019 RSC Prize and Awards Winners for free for a limited time. A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/prizes-awards-2019.

*Access in free through a register RSC account – click here to register

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(SFN) 7th Solar Fuel Network Symposium and Post-graduate Morning Poster Prize Winners

The (SFN) 7th Solar Fuel Network Symposium and Post-graduate Morning was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom on 28 – 29 March 2019.

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) and Sustainable Energy & Fuels (SEF) sponsored the poster prizes and these were awarded to the below:-

Both poster prizes were presented to the winners by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s, Carri Cotton. The EES prize was awarded to Hui Luo and the SEF was awarded to Alexander Kibler.

Carri Cotton with EES Winner Hui Luo

Carri Cotton with SEF Winner Alexander Kibler

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Outstanding Reviewers for Sustainable Energy and Fuels in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Sustainable Energy and Fuels in 2018, 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 Masanobu Higashi, Kyoto University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1265-2191

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

Dr Hui-Seon Kim, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, ORCID: 0000-0002-9928-3033

Dr Kazuhiko Maeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0001-7245-8318

Professor Hyunwoong Park, Kyungpook National University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4938-6907

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

Dr Mark Symes, University of Glasgow, ORCID: 0000-0001-8067-5240

Dr Sibo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2656-9169

Professor Yanfa Yan, University of Toledo, ORCID: 0000-0003-3977-5789

We would also like to thank the Sustainable Energy and Fuels board and the sustainable 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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8th International Conference on Carbon for Energy Storage and Environmental Protection (CESEP’19)

8th International Conference on Carbon for Energy Storage and Environmental Protection (CESEP’19) will be held in Alicante, Spain on 20th – 24th October 2019.

The conference aims at bringing together the scientists, engineers and technologists and intends to provide a forum for discussion on fundamental and technological scientific aspects of carbon applications related to energy storage and environment protection. This conference is expected to stimulate fruitful discussion, new ideas and collaborations between specialists from various domains.

The Topics will be:- Synthesis of new forms of carbons and surface functionalization by different methodologies – Structural and nanotextural characterization – Gas separation and gas storage – Solar energy conversion – Carbon as catalyst and catalyst support – Adsorption of gas-phase pollutants – Carbon in green chemistry and recycling processes – Carbon for water production and remediation – Supercapacitors – Lithium batteries and other advanced batteries – Fuel cells – Biological and health applications of carbons – Carbon materials in sensor and biosensor – In-situ and operando studies – Simulation and computational methods and Demonstration systems

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are pleased to be supporting CESEP’19 and will be providing poster prizes.

 

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International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2019)

International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2019) will be held in Unesco, Paris on 24th to 26th April 2019.

The main topics will include:- Renewable Energy technologies – solar, wind, wave, tidal, geothermal, bioenergy, hydropower – Energy storage concepts and materials – Renewable energy integrations and energy networks – Innovation in energy efficiency and architecture – Energy access, gender and development – Economics social and environmental and policy aspects and Energy and climate change.

The target of ICREN2019 is to attract the best articles and experts from all around the world. In order to promote excellence, awards will be offered to the outstanding submissions and all participants who would like to publish their full paper will have the opportunity to do it with ICREN 2019 and its associated journals.

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are pleased to be supporting ICREN 2019 and will be providing a poster prize.

Abstracts submission deadline: 15th March 2019

Register here now

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Introducing Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor: Annamaria Petrozza

Annamaria Petrozza, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy

Annamaria Petrozza is a Tenured Senior Scientist at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). She was awarded a Master of Science degree in Electronic Engineering at Ecole Supèrieure d’Electricité (Paris, France) in 2003 and at Politecnico di Milano in 2014 under the T.I.M.E. (Top Industrial Manager in Europe) program. In 2008 she received her PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) with a thesis on the study of optoelectronic processes at organic and hybrid semiconductors interfaces, under the supervision of Prof J.S Kim and Prof Sir R.H. Friend. From 2008 to 2009 she worked as staff scientist at the Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Ltd (Oxford, UK) on the development of new market competitive solar cell technologies. In 2010 she joined the newly founded Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) of IIT in Milan. Since 2013 she leads the “Advanced Materials for Optoelectronics” Research Line at CNST.  Her research is focused on the development of new, sustainable, optoelectronic technologies which can be extensively integrated in the everyday life. She is an expert in solution processable semiconductors and in time-resolved optical spectroscopy. Her studies mainly aims to shed light on interfacial optoelectronic mechanisms, which are fundamental for the optimization of operational processes, with the goal of improving device efficiency and stability. She got the “Innovators Under 35 Italy 2014” award by the MIT Technology Review for her pioneering work on perovskites. She is a 2017 ERCcoG grantee.

Submit your best sustainable energy and fuels research to Annamaria Petrozza now!

Read Annamaria’s recent work here:

Enhanced solar cell stability by hygroscopic polymer passivation of metal halide perovskite thin film
Min Kim, 

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RSC Journal Symposium: Frontiers of catalysis and photocatalysis for energy chemistry

RSC Journal symposium: Frontiers of catalysis and photocatalysis for energy chemistry took place on Wednesday and Friday, 23rd and 25th January 2019 at University Tokyo and Kyoto University with Professor Kazunari Domen and Professor Ryu Abe as our local host.

We had over 170 delegates join our event across the two venues, with many participants from 19 various universities, 5 research institutes and 7 companies.

Our international speakers were James Durrant, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Kyung Byung Yoon, Energy & Environmental Science, Magda Titirici Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Katie Lim, Executive Editor, Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Science.
Other speaker information can be found following these links here and here.

Unfortunately Jinhua Ye could not attend the Symposium but Professor Kazuya Yamaguchi of University Tokyo kindly spoke in her absence at very short notice.

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Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics (IPEROP19)

Sustainable Energy & FuelsChemical Science and Energy & Environmental Science are delighted to support the Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics  (IPEROP19) conference that took place in Kyoto, Japan from 28th to 29th of January 2019. On behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we would like to congratulate the following prize winners who won a £200 book voucher each:

Yamaguchi, Mayu (Waseda University)
“Perovskite Precursor Solution Tuned with Polymer Addition for Effective Formation of the Photovoltaic Layer”

James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Mayu Yamaguchi, Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Fuels and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member)

Mantulnikovs, Konstantins (EPFL)
“Differential Response of the Photoluminescence and Photocurrent of Polycrystalline CH3NH3PbI3 and CH3NH3PbBr3 to the Exposure to Oxygen and Nitrogen”

Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Fuels and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member), James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Konstantins Mantulnikovs, Hideo Ohkita and Atsushi Wakamiya

Lin, Chieh-Ting (Imperial College London)
“Probing the Enhanced Stability Against Oxygen Induced Photodegradation by Selection of Transport Layer and Defect Passivation”

Awards presented by James Durrant, Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy & Fuels

Congratulations to all Awardees

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