Open for Nominations: 2023 EES Lectureship

Now welcoming nominations for the 2023 EES Lectureship Award!

Recognising and supporting those at an early stage of their independent career working in an energy research topic within the scope of Energy & Environmental Science, the EES Lectureship is a platform for early career researchers to showcase their research to the wider scientific community.

The Lectureship is awarded annually to an outstanding emerging researcher who has published in the journal in the past three years (this includes articles with a publication date in or after October 2020). The winner will receive an £1000 honorarium and will be given the opportunity to attend and present their research at a leading international conference (in the event that this is not possible, for example due to travel restrictions, the presentation will be online).

Nominations must be made to the Editorial Office at ees-rsc@rsc.org by the 4th of December 2023 using the lectureship nomination form. Nominations must also include:

  • A brief letter of recommendation from the nominator.
  • A supporting letter of recommendation from a separate referee, with detailed comments on the specific contributions, achievements, or potential of the nominee.
  • A nominee curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications and invited or plenary talks given.

Further information including eligibility and selection criteria can be found on our website: rsc.li/ees-lectureship. If you have any questions or queries about the lectureship, please contact us at ees-rsc@rsc.org.

We look forward to receiving your nomination!

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Introducing Energy & Environmental Science’s newest Editorial Board member, Jaephil Cho

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board, Professor Jaephil Cho.

Jaephil Cho is a UNIST Distinguished Professor in the Department of Energy & Chemical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST). He also served as a Director of the Battery R&D Center at UNIST, which conducts industry-oriented R&D collaborations with LG EnSol, Hyundai Motors, Samsung SDI, and SK On.

After receiving his PhD degree in Ceramic Engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, USA, in 1995, he was a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA until 1996. After working for Samsung SDI for cathode materials development, focusing on Ni-rich and Mn-rich oxides, for 6 years until 2002, he joined as an Assistant Professor at Kumoh National Institute of Science and Technology and Hanyang University in Korea until 2008. In 2009, he became a UNIST Professor. He was a director of the Samsung SDI- UNIST Future Batteries Research Center between 2013 and 2021 and was a Member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology of the Republic of Korea from 2016 to 2017.

His current research is focused mainly on electrode materials, cell design, interfacial characterizations, full cell manufacturing of Li-ion, all solid state, and Li batteries. He has published over 400 papers, with a h-index exceeding 120, and has also published over 150 patents and patent applications.

Read some of Jaephil’s recent work in EES:

Carbide-mediated catalytic hydrogenolysis: defects in graphene on a carbonaceous lithium host for liquid and all-solid-state lithium metal batteries

Exploring the artificially induced nonstoichiometric effect of Li2RuO3 as a reactive promoter on electrocatalytic behavior

High energy density anodes using hybrid Li intercalation and plating mechanisms on natural graphite

Please join us in welcoming Professor Jaephil Cho to the Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board!

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Introducing Energy & Environmental Science’s newest Editorial Board member, Kazunari Domen

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board, Professor Kazunari Domen.

Kazunari Domen is a University Professor at the University of Tokyo and a Special Contract Professor at the Research Initiative for Supra-Material (RISM), Shinshu University, Japan.

Professor Domen received his B.S. (1976), M.S. (1979), and Ph.D. (1982) honors in Chemistry from the University of Tokyo. He then joined the Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1982 as an Assistant Professor and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and Professor in 1996. He moved to the University of Tokyo as a Professor in 2004 and was cross appointed by Shinshu University as a Special Contract Professor in 2017. He became a University Professor at the University of Tokyo in 2019.

His research interests include heterogeneous catalysis and materials chemistry, with a particular focus on surface chemical reaction dynamics, photocatalysis, solid acid catalysis, and mesoporous materials. Recently, his effort is focused on the development of photocatalysts for water splitting and the construction of practical solar hydrogen production systems.

Read some of Kazunari’s recent work in EES:

Design of semitransparent tantalum nitride photoanode for efficient and durable solar water splitting

Ta3N5-Nanorods enabling highly efficient water oxidation via advantageous light harvesting and charge collection

Probing fundamental losses in nanostructured Ta3N5 photoanodes: design principles for efficient water oxidation

Please join us in welcoming Professor Kazunari Domen to the Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board!

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Winners of the 2022 EES Lectureship: Dr Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena and Dr Hans-Georg Steinrück

The 2022 EES Lectureship has been jointly awarded to Dr Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena and Dr Hans-Georg Steinrück

Established in 2012, the Lectureship recognises outstanding emerging investigators working in an energy research topic within the scope of Energy & Environmental Science, providing a platform to showcase their research to the wider scientific community. The EES Lectureship is awarded annually through a process whereby nominations of candidates are invited from our fantastic community.

Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena is an Assistant Professor and the Goizueta Junior Faculty Chair in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His group focuses on understanding and control of crystallographic structure and effects on electronic dynamics at the nanoscale of low-cost semiconductors for optoelectronic applications.

Juan-Pablo’s group works on advanced deposition techniques, with emphasis on low-cost and high throughput, as well as advanced characterization methods that include synchrotron-based mapping and imaging approaches with nanoscale resolution. His research program at Georgia Tech has attracted funding from NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense, which fund cutting-edge research on new materials for energy harvesting and conversion.

His work has been cited over 30,000 times making him a top cited researcher as recognized by the Web of Science Group Highly Cited Researchers (since 2019) and Nature Index Leading early career researcher in materials science (2019).

Read Juan-Pablo’s recent work in the journal:

Identifying high-performance and durable methylammonium-free lead halide perovskites via high-throughput synthesis and characterization
Energy Environ. Sci., 2021,14, 6638-6654

The role of carbon-based materials in enhancing the stability of perovskite solar cells
Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 1377-1407

Hans-Georg Steinrück is a Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Chemistry at Paderborn University. His research group focuses on application-oriented basic research in the fields of electrochemical energy storage and desalination, as well as on the development of methods for synchrotron X-ray research and electrochemistry.

He obtained his doctorate in Physics from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2015 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Staff Scientist at SLAC National Laboratory from 2015 to 2020 before starting his group at Paderborn University in 2020.

Hans-Georg Steinrück’s scientific contributions include advancing the molecular level understanding of the formation and structure of self-assembled monolayers, electrochemical interfaces, ion transport in electrolytes, and battery processes, as well as developing novel synchrotron X-ray methodologies.

He received the 2019 William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award, the 2021 Paderborn University Research Award, the Hellmuth Fischer Medal 2022, and was elected member of the Young Academy of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts in 2023.

Read Hans-Georg’s recent work in the journal:

Concentration and velocity profiles in a polymeric lithium-ion battery electrolyte
Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 4312-4321

The nanoscale structure of the electrolyte–metal oxide interface
Energy Environ. Sci., 2018,11, 594-602

The winners will each receive a £500 honorarium, will be given the opportunity to attend and present their research at a leading international conference, and will be invited to contribute a Review-type article to Energy & Environmental Science.

Nominations for the 2023 EES Lectureship will open later this year, and you can find out more about the EES Lectureship award and criteria on our website.

Congratulations to our winners, and we hope that you enjoy reading their work.

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Introducing Energy & Environmental Science’s newest Editorial and Advisory Board members

We are delighted to introduce our five new members of the Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Christoph Brabec, William Chueh, Jan Rossmeisl, Jennifer Wilcox, and Karen Wilson.

 

Christoph Brabec is a Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and Director at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg (HI-ErN), FZJ. His research interests include all aspects of solution processing organic, hybrid and inorganic semiconductor devices with a strong focus on photovoltaics and renewable energy systems.

Read some of Christoph’s work in EES: A top-down strategy identifying molecular phase stabilizers to overcome microstructure instabilities in organic solar cells

 

 

William Chueh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and in the Department of Energy Science & Engineering, a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, and a faculty scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He leads a group of more than thirty researchers tackling the fundamentals of redox and electrochemical processes in the solid state.

Read some of William’s work in EES: Coulombically-stabilized oxygen hole polarons enable fully reversible oxygen redox

 

 

Jan Rossmeisl is a Professor of Theoretical Catalysis and heads the Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysis at the Department of Chemistry at Copenhagen University. Before joining the University of Copenhagen in April 2015, Jan was an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark.

Read some of Jan’s work in EES: Towards an atomistic understanding of electrocatalytic partial hydrocarbon oxidation: propene on palladium

 

 

Jennifer Wilcox is the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research takes aim at the nexus of energy and the environment, developing both mitigation and adaptation strategies to minimize negative climate impacts associated with society’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Read some of Jennifer’s work in EES: Carbon capture and storage (CCS): the way forward

 

 

Karen Wilson is Professor of Catalysis in the Centre for Catalysis and Clean Energy at Griffith University, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Zhengzhou University, China. Her research focusses on the development of tunable porous heterogeneous catalysts for use in green and sustainable chemistry, and the valorisation of waste bio-derived feedstocks for biofuels and chemicals production.

Read some of Karen’s work in EES: Catalytic selective ring opening of polyaromatics for cleaner transportation fuels

Find out more about our new Board members on our website!

 

Introducing our newest Advisory Board appointments

We are also pleased to announce new appointments we have made to the Energy & Environmental Science Advisory Board. Please join us in welcoming the following additions to the EES family:

Our Advisory Board play an important role in assisting our editorial team with submissions to the journal, so we are very excited to have them on board.

Please join us in welcoming all our new Energy & Environmental Science Board members!

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Announcing the new Editorial Board Chair of Energy & Environmental Science – Jenny Nelson

We are delighted to introduce Professor Jenny Nelson as Energy & Environmental Science’s new Editorial Board Chair.

Jenny Nelson is a Professor of Physics at Imperial College London, where she has researched novel varieties of material for use in solar cells since 1989. Her current research is focused on understanding the properties of molecular semiconductor materials and their application to organic solar cells. This work combines fundamental electrical, spectroscopic and structural studies of molecular electronic materials with numerical modelling and device studies, with the aim of optimising the performance of solar cells based on molecular and hybrid materials.

Since 2010 she has been working together with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change to explore the mitigation potential of photovoltaic, and other renewable, technologies. She has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and a book on the physics of solar cells. She was awarded the 2009 Institute of Physics Joule Prize and medal and the 2012 Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize for her research.

“I am delighted to take on the role of Chair of the Editorial Board of Energy & Environmental Science. I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor Joe Hupp who has steered the journal with excellent judgement over the last four years and look forward to working with my fellow Editorial Board members and the Royal Society of Chemistry on the further development of EES as a world class venue for the very best energy science research. The coming decade will be critical for the energy transition and climate change mitigation and I would love to see EES authors lead the field in publishing scientific contributions to address these challenges.” – Jenny Nelson

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Editorial Board Chair, Professor Joseph Hupp, for his service to the journal.

Jenny has selected some of her favourite research recently published in EES to share with you. Read these papers now for free until the end of March 2023:

Manipulating the D:A interfacial energetics and intermolecular packing for 19.2% efficiency organic photovoltaics
Chengliang He, Youwen Pan, Yanni Ouyang, Qing Shen, Yuan Gao, Kangrong Yan, Jin Fang, Yiyao Chen, Chang-Qi Ma, Jie Min, Chunfeng Zhang, Lijian Zuo* and Hongzheng Chen*

High-performance all-solid-state Li2S batteries using an interfacial redox mediator
Chun Yuen Kwok, Shiqi Xu, Ivan Kochetkov, Laidong Zhou and Linda F. Nazar*

Perspective on the hydrogen economy as a pathway to reach net-zero CO2 emissions in Europe
Mijndert van der Spek,* Catherine Banet, Christian Bauer, Paolo Gabrielli, Ward Goldthorpe, Marco Mazzotti,* Svend T. Munkejord, Nils A. Røkke, Nilay Shah, Nixon Sunny, Daniel Sutter, J. Martin Truslerh and Matteo Gazzani*

In situ protonated-phosphorus interstitial doping induces long-lived shallow charge trapping in porous C3−xN4 photocatalysts for highly efficient H2 generation
Wenchao Wang, Lili Du, Ruiqin Xia, Runhui Liang, Tao Zhou, Hung Kay Lee, Zhiping Yan, Hao Luo, Congxiao Shang, David Lee Phillips* and Zhengxiao Guo*

Clarification of mechanisms of protonic photovoltaic action initiated by photoexcitation of strong photoacids covalently bound to hydrated Nafion cation-exchange membranes wetted by aqueous electrolytes
Simon Luo, William White, Joseph M. Cardon and Shane Ardo*

And read some of Jenny’s recent work in EES here:

Identifying structure–absorption relationships and predicting absorption strength of non-fullerene acceptors for organic photovoltaics
Jun Yan, Xabier Rodríguez-Martínez,* Drew Pearce, Hana Douglas, Danai Bili, Mohammed Azzouzi, Flurin Eisner, Alise Virbule, Elham Rezasoltani, Valentina Belova, Bernhard Dörling, Sheridan Few, Anna A. Szumska, Xueyan Hou, Guichuan Zhang, Hin-Lap Yip, Mariano Campoy-Quiles* and Jenny Nelson*

Reconciling models of interfacial state kinetics and device performance in organic solar cells: impact of the energy offsets on the power conversion efficiency
Mohammed Azzouzi,* Nathaniel P. Gallop, Flurin Eisner, Jun Yan, Xijia Zheng, Hyojung Cha, Qiao He, Zhuping Fei, Martin Heeney, Artem A. Bakulin and Jenny Nelson*

Side-chain tuning in conjugated polymer photocatalysts for improved hydrogen production from water
Duncan J. Woods, Sam A. J. Hillman, Drew Pearce, Liam Wilbraham, Lucas Q. Flagg, Warren Duffy, Iain McCulloch, James R. Durrant, Anne A. Y. Guilbert, Martijn A. Zwijnenburg,* Reiner Sebastian Sprick,* Jenny Nelson* and Andrew I. Cooper*

We hope that you enjoy reading these papers, and please join us in welcoming Jenny as she leads Energy & Environmental Science to continued success.

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Introducing our newest Advisory Board members

We are delighted to welcome our newest members to the Energy & Environmental Science Advisory Board!

Introducing Profs. Annamaria Petrozza, Evelyn Wang, Li-Zhu Wu, Yan Yu, Hong Jin Fan, Laura Herz, Pooi See Lee, Yi-Chun Lu and Shelley Minteer. We are so happy to be working with you all.

The Energy & Environmental Science Advisory Board is comprised of leading researchers from across the breadth of energy science, who support the journal as reviewers and authors, providing strategic feedback and acting as advocates in the community. Meet our full Editorial and Advisory Boards on our webpage: https://rsc.li/ees and find out a bit more about our newest Advisory Board members below, alongside examples of their research.

 

Pictured left to right: Annamaria Petrozza, Evelyn Wang, Li-Zhu Wu and Yan Yu

Pictured left to right:  Profs. Hong Jin Fan, Laura Herz, Pooi See Lee, Yi-Chun Lu, Shelley Minteer

 

Prof. Annamaria Petrozza works at the Istituto Italiano di Technologia, Italy. Her research aims to shed light on interfacial optoelectronic mechanisms with the goal of improving efficiency and stability of solution processable semiconductors and devices, with special emphasis on highly efficient third-generation solar cells.

Read some of Petrozza’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: 17.6% stabilized efficiency in low-temperature processed planar perovskite solar cells

 

Prof. Evelyn Wang is the director of the Device Research Laboratory and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research interests include heat and mass transfer, energy efficient systems, water harvesting, purification and conservation and micro/nano devices.

Read some of Wang’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: Ultrahigh-efficiency desalination via a thermally-localized multistage solar still and Passive, high-efficiency thermally-localized solar desalination

 

Prof. Li-Zhu Wu is the Director of the Lab of Supramolecular Photochemistry at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The group works on photochemical conversion, including artificial photosynthesis for hydrogen and oxygen evolution as well as carbon dioxide reduction; Visible light catalysis for efficient organic transformation, particularly for activation of inert chemical bonds using photochemical strategies; and photoinduced electron transfer, energy transfer, and chemical reactions in supramolecular systems.

Read some of Wu’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: Graphdiyne for crucial gas involved catalytic reactions in energy conversion applications

 

Prof. Yan Yu at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), works on the design of novel nanomaterials for clean energy, with a particular focus on batteries and the fundamental science of energy-storage systems.

Read some of Yu’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: Ionogel-based sodium ion micro-batteries with a 3D Na-ion diffusion mechanism enable ultrahigh rate capability

 

Prof. Hong Jin Fan works at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His research interests focus on exploring new energy materials and understanding their functions in energy conversion and storage processes, including catalysis for hydrogen generation, new redox batteries, and flexible energy devices.

Read some of Fan’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: Tubular TiC fibre nanostructures as supercapacitor electrode materials with stable cycling life and wide-temperature performance

 

Prof Laura Herz directs the Semiconductors Group at the Clarendon Laboratory and is the Associate Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division for research at the University of Oxford. The Herz group explores the fundamental science and applications of semiconducting materials and nanostructures ranging from hybrid systems such as sensitized metal oxides and organic-inorganic perovskites to organic molecules and solids, III-V inorganic semiconductors, and nanostructures.

Read some of Herz’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: Preventing phase segregation in mixed-halide perovskites: a perspective

 

Prof. Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is interested in synthesizing innovative nanomaterials and harnessing their multi-functionality through understanding the structural-property characteristics. She has developed high-energy capacitors, energy-saving electrochromic coatings, novel transparent conductors, flexible and stretchable devices.

Read some of Lee’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: 3D carbon based nanostructures for advanced supercapacitors

 

Prof. Yi-Chun Lu, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, leads the Electrochemical Energy & Interfaces Laboratory. Lu’s research group looks at redox flow batteries, Li-air batteries, Li-sulphur batteries, and energy storage systems for electric vehicles.

Read some of Lu’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: High-areal-capacity conversion type iron-based hybrid redox flow batteries

 

Prof. Shelley Minteer is a group leader at the University of Utah. The Minteer Group is focused on improving the abiotic-biotic interface between biocatalysts and electrode surfaces for enhanced bioelectrocatalysis. These biocatalysts include microbial cells, organelles (mitochondria and thylakoid membranes), redox proteins, and oxidoreductase enzymes. They design electrode structures for enhanced flux at electrode surfaces for biosensor and biofuel cell applications.

Read some of Minteer’s work in Energy & Environmental Science: Nitrogenase bioelectrocatalysis: heterogeneous ammonia and hydrogen production by MoFe protein

 

The Editorial team extends a warm welcome to all our new Advisory Board members, we are very much looking forward to working with everyone.

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Winner of the 2021 EES Lectureship: Samuel Stranks

The 2021 EES Lectureship has been awarded to Dr Sam Stranks

Established in 2012, the Lectureship recognises and supports those at an early stage of their independent energy research career and is a platform for early career researchers to showcase their research to the wider scientific community.

Sam Stranks is an Assistant Professor in Energy in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. He leads a research group focusing on emerging semiconductors for low-cost electronics applications including solar cells, lighting, and detectors.

Sam is particularly renowned for his pioneering contributions to the field of halide perovskite optoelectronics, including understanding carrier recombination, complex structure-function relationships and device performance.

He is also a co-founder of Swift Solar, a start-up developing lightweight perovskite PV panels, and the non-profit Sustain/Ed, developing climate-focused teaching modules for primary school children.

Read Sam’s recent work in Energy & Environmental Science:

Unraveling the varied nature and roles of defects in hybrid halide perovskites with time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy
Energy Environ. Sci.
, 2021,14, 6320-6328

22.8%-Efficient single-crystal mixed-cation inverted perovskite solar cells with a near-optimal bandgap
Energy Environ. Sci.
, 2021,14, 2263-2268

Sam will receive a £1000 honorarium, will be given the opportunity to attend and present his research at a leading international online conference, and will be invited to contribute a Review-type article to EES.

Nominations for the 2022 EES Lectureship will open in September this year, and you can find out more about the EES Lectureship award and criteria on our website.

Congratulations to our winner, and we hope that you enjoy reading his work.

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EES Editorial Board members recognized as 2021 Highly Cited Researchers

EES Editorial Board members Joseph Hupp (Editorial Board Chair), Xinhe Bao, Linda Nazar, Jenny Nelson, and Jens Nørskov have been recognised as 2021 ClarivateTM Highly Cited Researchers.

 

Joseph Hupp

Professor Joseph Hupp is a Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University and a Senior Science Fellow in the Materials Science Division at nearby Argonne National Laboratory. He is the Deputy Director of the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC), the team lead for “Redox Catalysts for Energy-Demanding Reactions” thrust within the Center for Light Energy Activated Redox Processes (LEAP), a DOE-sponsored EFRC and successor of the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center. Joe’s research centers on energy- and defense-relevant materials chemistry, including materials for chemical separations, chemical catalysis, light-to-electrical energy conversion, catalytic water oxidation, high-capacity storage and release of molecular hydrogen, and capture and destruction of chemical warfare agents.

Read his work in EES:

Evaluating topologically diverse metal–organic frameworks for cryo-adsorbed hydrogen storage

Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 3279-3289

https://doi.org/10.1039/C6EE02104B

A thermodynamic tank model for studying the effect of higher hydrocarbons on natural gas storage in metal–organic frameworks

Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 1501-1510

https://doi.org/10.1039/C5EE00808E

 

Xinhe Bao

Professor Xinhe Bao received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Fudan University in 1987 and then worked as a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt in Frize-Haber institute of Max-Planck Society in Berlin/Germany. He became a full Professor of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP, CAS) in China in 1995 and the group leader of Nano & Interface Catalysis at the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis later. He held the position of the institute director from 2000 to 2007, and was appointed the President of Shenyang Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Bao is the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He is currently the vice President of Chemistry Society of China and the President of Chinese Society of Catalysis.

 

 

Read his work in EES:

Ionogel-based sodium ion micro-batteries with a 3D Na-ion diffusion mechanism enable ultrahigh rate capability

Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 821-829

https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EE03219C

Highly efficient H2 production from H2via a robust graphene-encapsulated metal catalyst

Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 119-126

https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EE03231B

 

Linda Nazar

Professor Linda Nazar was educated at UBC and the University of Toronto where she received her Ph.D. degree in materials chemistry. She moved to Exxon Corporate Research to take up a Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 1987 she joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo, where she initiated her independent academic career. She was promoted to full professor in 2000 and established the Laboratory for Electrochemical Energy Materials.  She has been an invited professor at the IMN/Université de Nantes, the Materials Science department in UCLA, the CNRS in Grenoble, France; and at Caltech as a Moore Distinguished Scholar (Dept of Materials Science) in 2010. Dr. Nazar has achieved international recognition as a leader in the areas of solid state chemistry, electrochemistry, energy storage and materials science.

Read her work in EES:

Coulombically-stabilized oxygen hole polarons enable fully reversible oxygen redox

Energy Environ. Sci., 2021,14, 4858-4867

https://doi.org/10.1039/D1EE01037A

A new halospinel superionic conductor for high-voltage all solid state lithium batteries

Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 2056-2063

https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EE01017K

 

Jenny Nelson

Professor Jenny Nelson is a Professor of Physics at Imperial College London, where she has researched novel varieties of material for use in solar cells since 1989. Her current research is focussed on understanding the properties of molecular semiconductor materials and their application to organic solar cells. This work combines fundamental electrical, spectroscopic and structural studies of molecular electronic materials with numerical modelling and device studies, with the aim of optimising the performance of solar cells based on molecular and hybrid materials. Since 2010 she has been working together with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change to explore the mitigation potential of photovoltaic, and other renewable, technologies. She has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and a book on the physics of solar cells.

 

 

Read her work in EES:

Side-chain tuning in conjugated polymer photocatalysts for improved hydrogen production from water [OPEN ACCESS]

Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 1843-1855

https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EE01213K

Design and evaluation of conjugated polymers with polar side chains as electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage in aqueous electrolytes [OPEN ACCESS]

Energy Environ. Sci., 2019,12, 1349-1357

https://doi.org/10.1039/C8EE03518K

 

Jens Nørskov

Professor Jens Nørskov is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at Technical University of Denmark. He earned his PhD in theoretical physics from Aarhus University in Denmark in 1979, and is well known for his work on the theoretical description of surfaces, catalysis, materials and nanostructures. Nørskov’s research aims at developing theoretical methods and concepts to understand and predict properties of materials. The aim is to understand which surface properties determine their chemical activity and to use that insight, in combination with large-scale computations, to design new catalytic surfaces and nano-structures. Applications are primarily in energy transformations, including (photo-) electrochemical water splitting, CO2 reduction, nitrogen reduction and syngas reactions.

Read his work in EES:

Increasing stability, efficiency, and fundamental understanding of lithium-mediated electrochemical nitrogen reduction

Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 4291-4300

https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EE02246B

Rapid flame doping of Co to WS2 for efficient hydrogen evolution

Energy Environ. Sci., 2018,11, 2270-2277

https://doi.org/10.1039/C8EE01111G

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Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Faraday Discussion – EES Poster Prize

 

Energy & Environmental Science were delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the Faraday Discussion on CO2 utilisation, which took place last month from 7th – 9th April 2021.

The EES Poster Prize was awarded to Laura Barberis (Utrecht University) for her poster titled ‘Particle size effects for Copper-catalysed CO2 hydrogenation to methanol’.

A Poster Prize was also awarded to Davide Salusso on behalf of the Faraday Division, for his poster entitled ‘Unveiling oxygen vacancy contribution to CO2 fixation to Dimethyl Carbonate over CeO2’

Congratulations Laura and Davide!

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