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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Perovskites Solar Cells Themed Issue

We are delighted to announce that the Sustainable Energy & Fuels themed collection on Perovskite Solar Cells is now online.

Guest-edited by Nam-Gyu Park, Associate Editor for Sustainable Energy and Fuels (Sungkyunkwan University), Jinsong Huang (University of North Carolina) and Yabing Qi (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University), the goal of this themed issue is to present recent progress and challenges in the field of perovskite solar cell research, as well as to provide insights regarding future directions.

Read the full collection online

Editorial
Themed issue on perovskite solar cells: research on metal halide perovskite solar cells towards deeper understanding, upscalable fabrication, long-term stability and Pb-free alternatives
Nam-Gyu Park, Jinsong Huang and Yabing Qi
Sustainable Energy Fuels,
2018, 2, 2378-2380. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE90060D

Perspective
Building bridges between halide perovskite nanocrystals and thin-film solar cells
Hanjun Yang, Yi Zhang, Katie Hills-Kimball, Yuanyuan Zhou and Ou Chen
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 2381-2397. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE000315G

Communication
Encapsulating perovskite solar cells to withstand damp heat and thermal cycling
Rongrong Cheacharoen, Caleb C. Boyd, George F. Burkhard, Tomas Leijtens, James A. Raiford, Kevin A. Bush, Stacey F. Bent and Michael D. McGehee
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 2398-2406. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE000250A

Paper
Influence of doped charge transport layers on efficient perovskite solar cells
Jorge Avila, Lidon Gil-Escrig, Pablo P. Boix, Michele Sessolo, Steve Albrecht and Henk J. Bolink
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 2429-2434. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE000218E

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Introducing Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor: Professor Andrea Kruse

We are delighted to welcome Professor Andrea Kruse as our newest Editorial Board member and Associate Editor.

Andrea Kruse, University Hohenheim, Germany

ORCiD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8156-139X

Andrea Kruse has studied chemistry at the University of Heidelberg and specialized in Chemical Engineering. After and during her PhD, she worked in the Research Centre Karlsruhe, now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the field of hydrothermal biomass conversion, mainly. She did her Habilitation with her studies in Supercritical Water Gasification at the Technical University Darmstadt, getting the “venia legendi” in chemical engineering.

Since 2012, she is holding the chair of Conversion Technologies of Biobased Resources at University of Hohenheim. Her main activities are the production of platform chemicals and materials from biomass, and the development of advanced separation processes for biorefineries. The focus is here to develop the whole value chain “from the field to the product”.

Submit your best sustainable energy and fuels research to Andrea Kruse now!

Read Andrea’s recent work here:

The effect of different Brønsted acids on the hydrothermal conversion of fructose to HMF. Paul Körner, Dennis Jung and Andrea Kruse. Green Chem., 2018, 20, 2231-2241. DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00435H

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Artificial Photosynthesis themed collection now online

We are delighted to announce that the Sustainable Energy & Fuels (SE) themed collection on Artificial Photosynthesis – From Sunlight to Fuels and Valuable Products for a Sustainable Future is now online and free to access until the end of 2018.

Guest Edited by Johannes Messinger (Uppsala University), Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Dunwei Wang (Boston College), this collection of articles covers a wide range of topics related to artificial photosynthesis.

Read the full collection online

Editorial
Artificial photosynthesis – from sunlight to fuels and valuable products for a sustainable future
Johannes Messinger,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1891-1892. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE90049C

Perspective
Hydrogen evolution catalysis by molybdenum sulfides (MoSx): are thiomolybdate clusters like [Mo3S13]2− suitable active site models?
Marie-Luise Grutza,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1893-1904. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00155C

Review Article
Organic chemistry at anodes and photoanodes
Lacey M. Reid,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1905-1927. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00175H

Communication
Proton coupled electron transfer from Co3O4 nanoparticles to photogenerated Ru(bpy)33+: base catalysis and buffer effect
Giulia Alice Volpato,

Paper
Multi-phase real-time monitoring of oxygen evolution enables in operando water oxidation catalysis studies
Fabian L. Huber,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1974-1978. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00328A

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ICCE 2018: 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy

Sustainable Energy & Fuels is pleased to support ICCE 2018: 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy, 30 July – 3 August 2018

ICCE2018 is an international conference focused on clean and renewable energy. The 7th International Conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, industrialists,  researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Clean Energy. It provides a platform for researchers and scientists to share their research work while the participants from industry can promote their products. This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from universities and industry to interact with the their colleagues. ICCE2018 will include keynotes & plenary talks, invited lectures, contributed papers, poster presentations, workshops, exhibitions and tours. More info can be found at http://ICCE2018.iaemm.com

Register now, find rates and how to book here https://www.icce2018.com/registration.

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The 2nd Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV18) was held in Kitakyushu, Japan between 28-30 January 2018. Both Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Science, along with Materials Chemistry Frontiers and Journal of Materials Chemistry A supported the event by offering prizes for the best posters. These prizes were awarded to:

  • Sustainable Energy & Fuel Award
    Hong Duc (David) Pham, Queensland University of Technology

“Novel Low Cost Triphenylamine Derivatives based Hole Transporting Organic Materials for Highly Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells”

  • Materials Chemistry Frontiers Award
    Yuta Shirogane, Waseda University

“Perovskite Layer Formation with Polymer-Scaffold: Grain Structure Analysis and in-situ Conductive AFM Characterization”

  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A Award
    Molang Cai, National Institute for Materials Science

“Electrical Potential Distribution for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells”

  • Energy & Environmental Science Award
    Zeguo Tang, The University of Tokyo

“Optical properties of organometal halide perovskite with different composition of A-site cations”

L-R: Juan Bisquert, Hiromitsu Urakami, Molang Cai (5th left), Hong Duc (David) Pham (6th left), Yuta Shirogane (far right).

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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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Introducing Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor: Professor Xinchen Wang

We are delighted to welcome Professor Xinchen Wang as our newest Editorial Board member and Associate Editor.

Xinchen Wang, Fuzhou University, China

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.

Submit your best sustainable energy and fuels catalysis research to Xinchen Wang now!

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