ChemSocRev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship 2021 – nominate now!

We are pleased to welcome nominations for the 2021 Pioneering Investigator Lectureship for Chem Soc Rev.

All nominations must be received by 1st February 2021.

Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship

  • Recognises mid-career scientists who have firmly established themselves in their independent careers, continuously publish innovative work, and have pioneered several research areas.
  • Eligible nominees should have completed their PhD between January 2005 and December 2012. Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.

Early career researchers may be nominated for the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

Lectureship details

  • The winner will be invited to present a lecture on their work, as well as receive £1500 and a certificate of recognition.
  • The recipient will also be asked to contribute a review article for the journal.

How to nominate

Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominators must send the following to the editorial team via chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org by 1st February 2021.

  • Recommendation letter, including the name, contact details and website URL of the nominee.
  • A one-page CV for the nominee, including a summary of their education, dates of key career achievements, a list of up to five of their top independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents, and other indicators of esteem, together with evidence of career independence.
  • A copy of the candidate’s best publication to date (as judged by the nominator).
  • Two supporting letters of recommendation from two independent referees. These should not be someone from the same institution or the candidate’s post doc or PhD supervisor.
  • The nominator and independent referees should comment on the candidate’s presenting skills.

Incomplete nominations or those not adhering to the above requirements will not be considered, and nominees will not be contacted regarding any missing or incorrect documents.

Selection procedure

  • The editorial team will screen each nomination for eligibility and draw up a shortlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided.
  • The recipient of the lectureship will be selected and endorsed by a selection panel composed of members of the ChemSocRev Editorial Board.

NB: Please note that members of the selection panel from the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board are not eligible to nominate, or provide references, for this lectureship.

For any queries, please contact the editorial team at chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Jun Lu: Winner of the ChemSocRev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship 2020!

On behalf of the ChemSocRev Editorial Board, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 ChemSocRev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship – Dr Jun Lu (Argonne National Laboratory)! Our warmest congratulations to Jun!

Jun Lu earned his Bachelor degree in Chemistry Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2000. He completed his Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at University of Utah under the supervision of Prof. Zak Fang with a major research project on metal hydrides for reversible hydrogen storage application. He then worked as a post-doctorate under a DOE-EERE postdoctoral fellowship (Vehicles Technology Program (2011-2013)) at Argonne National Laboratory with Dr. Khalil Amine, before being promoted to his current position as a chemist (staff scientist) at Argonne National Laboratory.

His research interests encompass electrochemical energy storage and conversion technology, with his main focus on beyond Li-ion battery technologies. Dr. Lu was elected as associate president and board committee member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES) in 2016.

Learn more about Jun’s research by reading his recent Review articles in ChemSocRev:

Cationic and anionic redox in lithium-ion based batteries
Matthew Li, Tongchao Liu, Xuanxuan Bi, Zhongwei Chen, Khalil Amine, Cheng Zhong and Jun Lu
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020,49, 1688-1705

Developing high safety Li-metal anodes for future high-energy Li-metal batteries: strategies and perspectives
Dai-Huo Liu, Zhengyu Bai, Matthew Li, Aiping Yu, Dan Luo, Wenwen Liu, Lin Yang, Jun Lu, Khalil Amine and Zhongwei Chen
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020,49, 5407-5445

These articles will be free to read from 10th August – 7th September 2020.

As part of the Lectureship award, Jun will be presenting a number of lectures over the coming year. Details of the lectures will be announced in due course but keep an eye on Twitter @ChemSocRev for details!

Keep up-to-date with our latest journal news on Twitter @ChemSocRev or via our blog! Learn more about ChemSocRev online!

Sign up for a Chemistry Briefing: if you would like to stay informed about new resources and publishing updates, please opt in to our email newsletter.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Jennifer Love – Introducting the new Chair of Chem Soc Rev

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Love (University of Calgary, Canada) has joined the Chem Soc Rev team as Chair of the journal. Find out more about Jennifer below.

Jennifer obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in 1994 and her PhD from Stanford University in 2000. After postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, she began her independent career at the University of British Columbia in 2003. She moved to the University of Calgary in 2019, where she is Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry. Her research interests span inorganic, organometallic and organic chemistry with a focus on mechanistic analysis, catalyst design, developing new homogeneous catalytic transformations, and synthesis.

“I’m delighted to join as Chair of the Board of CSR – it’s a fantastic journal that covers all areas of chemistry.

Welcome to the team Jennifer.

 

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews in 2019, 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.

Professor Dave Adams, University of Glasgow, ORCID: 0000-0002-3176-1350

Dr Morris R Bullock, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 0000-0001-6306-4851

Dr Rui Cao, Shaanxi Normal University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1821-9583

Dr Youngmi Kim, Kyung Hee University

Professor Jinghong Li, Tsinghua University, ORCID: 0000-0002-0750-7352

Professor KenTye Long, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7936-2941

Professor Connie Lu, University of Minnesota, ORCID: 0000-0002-5162-9250

Professor Rafael Luque, Universidad de Cordoba, ORCID: 0000-0003-4190-1916

Professor Paolo Samori, University of Strasbourg, ORCID: 0000-0001-6256-8281

Professor Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5245-1426

We would also like to thank the Chemical Society Reviews board and the General chemistry 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

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

ChemSocRev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship – nominate now!

We are pleased to welcome nominations for the 2020 Pioneering Investigator Lectureship for Chem Soc Rev.

All nominations must be received by Friday 29th November 2019.

Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship

  • Recognises mid-career scientists who have firmly established themselves in their independent careers, continuously publish innovative work, and have pioneered several research areas.
  • Eligible nominees should have completed their PhD between January 2004 and December 2011. Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.

Early career researchers may be nominated for the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship .

Lectureship details

  • The recipient of the lectureship will be invited to present a lecture at three different locations over a 12-month period, with at least one of these events taking place at an international conference.
  • The recipient will receive a contribution of £1500 towards travel and accommodation costs for their lectures, as well as a certificate.
  • The recipient will be asked to contribute a review article for the journal.

How to nominate

Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominators must send the following to the editorial team via chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org by Friday 29th November 2019.

  • Recommendation letter, including the name, contact details and website URL of the nominee.
  • A one-page CV for the nominee, including a summary of their education, dates of key career achievements, a list of up to five of their top independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents, and other indicators of esteem, together with evidence of career independence.
  • A copy of the candidate’s best publication to date (as judged by the nominator).
  • Two supporting letters of recommendation from two independent referees. These should not be someone from the same institution or the candidate’s post doc or PhD supervisor.
  • The nominator and independent referees should comment on the candidate’s presenting skills.

Incomplete nominations or those not adhering to the above requirements will not be considered, and nominees will not be contacted regarding any missing or incorrect documents.

Selection procedure

  • The editorial team will screen each nomination for eligibility and draw up a shortlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided.
  • The recipient of the lectureship will be selected and endorsed by a selection panel composed of members of the ChemSocRev Editorial Board. The winner will be announced in the first half of 2020.

NB: Please note that members of the selection panel from the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board are not eligible to nominate, or provide references, for this lectureship.

For any queries, please contact the editorial team at chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Yujie Xiong: Winner of the Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship 2019

On behalf of the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board, we are delighted to announce Professor Yujie Xiong as the winner of the 2019 Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship.

Yujie Xiong received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry in 2004, from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) under the supervision of Yi Xie. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Younan Xia at the University of Washington, before moving to a position a Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with John A. Rogers.

He was the Principal Scientist of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NSF-NNIN) site at Washington University in St. Louis between 2009 and 2011.

He returned to USTC, where he is currently based, in 2011 as a Professor of Chemistry. He subsequently took on roles as the Head of Department of Applied Chemistry at the USTC and Director of Division of Nanocatalysis and Energy Conversion at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale in 2018.

Prof. Xiong’s research interests include inorganic materials and devices for carbon dioxide reduction, nitrogen fixation, methane conversion, water splitting and chemical production.

As part of the Lectureship, Professor Xiong will present lectures at three locations over the coming year. Two dates are already confirmed:

International Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage Materials Conference 2019
30 July – 2 August, Brisbane, Australia
Prof. Xiong will give a lecture on 31 July 2019 at 1:00 pm on “Coupling Solar Energy into Catalytic CO2 Conversion”.

European Research Society 2019 Fall meeting
16 – 19 September 2019, Warsaw, Poland
Registration is open for this event

Prof. Xiong will give a lecture in the “Advanced catalytic materials for (photo)electrochemical energy conversion symposium (stream N) on 17 September 2019 at 11:00 am on “Coupling Solar Energy into Catalytic CO2 Conversion”.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews 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.

Professor Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, ORCID: 0000-0002-5184-5439
Professor Jinlong Gong, Tianjin University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7263-318X
Professor Rafael Luque, University of Cordoba, ORCID: 0000-0003-4190-1916
Dr Goncalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge, ORCID: 0000-0001-6594-8917
Professor Dirk Guldi, Catholic University of Louvain, ORCID: 0000-0002-3960-1765
Professor Connie Lu, University of Minnesota, ORCID: 0000-0002-5162-9250
Professor Dave Adams, University of Glasgow, ORCID: 0000-0002-3176-1350
Professor Paolo Samori, University of Strasbourg, ORCID: 0000-0001-6256-8281
Professor Yves Dufrene, Catholic University of Louvain
Professor Rachel O’Reilly, University of Birmingham, ORCID: 0000-0002-1043-7172
Professor Katherine Holt, University College London, ORCID: 0000-0002-3644-1663

We would also like to thank the Chemical Society Reviews Board and the brilliant chemistry 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.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship 2019 – nominations now open!

Know an outstanding mid-career scientist who deserves recognition? Nominate now for the 2019 Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship

We are pleased to welcome nominations for the 2019 Pioneering Investigator Lectureship for Chem Soc Rev.

All nominations must be received by Friday 25th January 2019.

The Pioneering Investigator Lectureship replaces our previous Emerging Investigator Lectureship, and aims to recognise mid-career scientists who have firmly established themselves in their independent careers. Early career researchers can be nominated for the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship

• Recognises mid-career scientists who have firmly established themselves in their independent careers, continuously publish innovative work, and have pioneered several research areas.

• Eligible nominees should have completed their PhD between 15th September 2003 and 14th September 2010.

Lectureship details

• The recipient of the lectureship will be invited to present a lecture at three different locations over a 12-month period, with at least one of these events taking place at an international conference.

• The recipient will receive a contribution of £1500 towards travel and accommodation costs for their lectures, as well as a certificate.

• The recipient will be asked to contribute a review article for the journal.

How to nominate

Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominators must send the following to the editorial team via chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org by Friday 25th January 2019.

• Recommendation letter, including the name, contact details and website URL of the nominee.

• A one-page CV for the nominee, including a summary of their education, dates of key career achievements, a list of up to five of their top independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents, and other indicators of esteem, together with evidence of career independence.

• A copy of the candidate’s best publication to date (as judged by the nominator).

• Two supporting letters of recommendation from two independent referees. These should not be someone from the same institution or the candidate’s post doc or PhD supervisor.

The nominator and independent referees should comment on the candidate’s presenting skills.

Incomplete nominations or those not adhering to the above requirements will not be considered, and nominees will not be contacted regarding any missing or incorrect documents.

Selection procedure

• The editorial team will screen each nomination for eligibility and draw up a shortlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided.

• Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a brief supporting statement summarising their key achievements, highlighting the impact of their work and justifying why they deserve the specific lectureship for which they have been entered.

• The recipient of the lectureship will then be selected and endorsed by a selection panel composed of members of the ChemSocRev Editorial Board. The winner will be announced in the first half of 2018.

NB: Please note that members of the selection panel from the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board are not eligible to nominate, or provide references, for this lectureship.

For any queries, please contact the editorial team at chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Chem Soc Rev Oral Presentation Prize for the 2nd Early Career Researchers Meeting of the RSC–Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group

Dr Guillaume De Bo (left) presenting the Chem Soc Rev prize to Aisha Bismillah (right).

The 2nd Early Career Researchers Meeting of the RSC-Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (RSC-MASC) Group took place on 27th July 2018 at the University of Manchester, UK. This one-day symposium was organised by Dr. Guillaume De Bo (University of Manchester) and was attended by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers within the supramolecular field.

The meeting consisted of fifteen selected talks from submitted abstracts, and all attendees were invited to present a poster. The day ended with a plenary lecture by Professor Anthony Davis (University of Bristol) on ‘Biomimetic Carbohydrate Recognition:  The Host-Guest Chemistry of Carbohydrates in Water’.

Chem Soc Rev was proud to sponsor this successful symposium. Aisha Bismillah (Durham University) was awarded the Chem Soc Rev oral presentation prize for her talk on ‘Shape-Selective Crystallisation of Fluxional Carbon Cages’.

 

Congratulations Aisha from everyone at Chem Soc Rev!

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Dr Rafal Klajn’s UK tour as the 2017 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship winner

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rafal Klajn, winner of the 2017 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship, will be giving a series of lectures at UK universities during the week commencing 16th July 2018.

Rafal began his independent research career in November 2009 at the Weizmann Insitute of Science, Israel, directly after obtaining his PhD degree. His group has worked on nanoscale reactivity and self-assembly – incorporating photo-responsive moieties into nanoporous solids, working with superparamagnetic nanoparticles of various shapes and demonstrating that cubic nanoparticles of iron oxide could spontaneously assemble into helical materials, and developing the concept of “dynamically self-assembling nanoflasks” capable of accelerating chemical reactions using light, working with flexible metal-organic (coordination) cages that can encapsulate diverse organic molecules ranging from fluorescent dyes to nonpolar pharmaceuticals, among other projects.

He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Organic Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science and now focuses on creating synthetic out-of-equilibrium systems and “life-like” materials, not only to develop innovative functional materials, but also to tackle what he deems as one of the most important and fascinating problems – the origin of life.

As part of the Lectureship, Rafal presents 3 lectures and we are delighted to announce that these will be taking place during his UK tour. He will be giving these in conjunction with lectures for the ChemComm sponsored 2018 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize that was also awarded to him. You can find details for his upcoming UK tour below.

Day University Host
Monday 16th July University of Bristol Professor Jonathan Reid
Tuesday 17th July Durham University Professor Jonathan Steed
Wednesday 18th July University of Nottingham Professor David Amabilino
Thursday 19th July University of Cambridge Professor Jonathan Nitschke
Friday 20th July University College London (UCL) Dr Tung Chun Lee
Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)