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Meet Chengdu Liang: Energy & Environmental Science’s newest Advisory Board member

Chengdu Liang

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) is delighted to welcome Dr Chengdu Liang as an Advisory Board member.

Chengdu Liang is a scientist at the Center for Nano-phase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. His research focusses on energy conversion and storage, catalytic nanomaterials, mesoporous materials and metal and metal oxide/sulfide nanoparticles. He is well known for his work on developing lithium-sulfur batteries and lithium-ion batteries.Energy & Environmental Science

On behalf of Chengdu Liang and the Editor-in-Chief Nathan Lewis (Caltech) we invite you to submit your best research to Energy & Environmental Science.

EES publishes outstanding, community-spanning, agenda-setting research covering all aspects of energy and environmental research. With an Impact Factor of 11.65, which is rising fast, it the ideal place to publish your work.

So you can see for yourself the quality of work in EES, we have collected together some recent articles in Dr Liang’s exciting research fields, with a selection available to read for free for a limited period.

Reviews

FREE: Na-ion batteries, recent advances and present challenges to become low cost energy storage systems
Verónica Palomares, Paula Serras, Irune Villaluenga, Karina B. Hueso, Javier Carretero-González and Teófilo Rojo
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE02781J

FREE: Mg rechargeable batteries: an on-going challenge
Hyun Deog Yoo, Ivgeni Shterenberg, Yosef Gofer, Gregory Gershinsky, Nir Pour and Doron Aurbach
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40871J

FREE: The pursuit of rechargeable solid-state Li–air batteries
Fujun Li, Hirokazu Kitaura and Haoshen Zhou
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40702K

FREE: Update on Na-based battery materials. A growing research path
Verónica Palomares, Montse Casas-Cabanas, Elizabeth Castillo-Martínez, Man H. Han and Teófilo Rojo
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41031E

FREE: Room-temperature stationary sodium-ion batteries for large-scale electric energy storage
Huilin Pan, Yong-Sheng Hu and Liquan Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40847G

FREE: Challenges of non-aqueous Li–O2 batteries: electrolytes, catalysts, and anodes
Fujun Li, Tao Zhang and Haoshen Zhou
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE00053B

FREE: High temperature sodium batteries: status, challenges and future trends
Karina B. Hueso, Michel Armand and Teófilo Rojo
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24086J

FREE: Electrical energy storage for transportation—approaching the limits of, and going beyond, lithium-ion batteries
Michael M. Thackeray, Christopher Wolverton and Eric D. Isaacs
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21892E

FREE: Ti-based compounds as anode materials for Li-ion batteries
Guan-Nan Zhu, Yong-Gang Wang and Yong-Yao Xia
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03410G

FREE: Lithium-ion batteries. A look into the future
Bruno Scrosati, Jusef Hassoun and Yang-Kook Sun
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01388B

FREE: Challenges in the development of advanced Li-ion batteries: a review
Vinodkumar Etacheri, Rotem Marom, Ran Elazari, Gregory Salitra and Doron Aurbach
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01598B

Original research

Controlled synthesis of hierarchical CoxMn3−xO4 array micro-/nanostructures with tunable morphology and composition as integrated electrodes for lithium-ion batteries
Le Yu, Lei Zhang, Hao Bin Wu, Genqiang Zhang and Xiong Wen (David) Lou
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41181H

CuO/PVDF nanocomposite anode for a piezo-driven self-charging lithium battery
Xinyu Xue, Ping Deng, Shuang Yuan, Yuxin Nie, Bin He, Lili Xing and Yan Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41648H

Synthesis of Mo2N nanolayer coated MoO2 hollow nanostructures as high-performance anode materials for lithium-ion batteries
Jun Liu, Shasha Tang, Yakun Lu, Gemei Cai, Shuquan Liang, Wenjun Wang and Xiaolong Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41006D

Charge transport in lithium peroxide: relevance for rechargeable metal–air batteries
Maxwell D. Radin and Donald J. Siegel
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41632A

Towards high energy density sodium ion batteries through electrolyte optimization
Alexandre Ponrouch, Rémi Dedryvère, Damien Monti, Atif E. Demet, Jean Marcel Ateba Mba, Laurence Croguennec, Christian Masquelier, Patrik Johansson and M. Rosa Palacín
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41379A

A membrane-free lithium/polysulfide semi-liquid battery for large-scale energy storage
Yuan Yang, Guangyuan Zheng and Yi Cui
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE00072A

Lithium metal fluorosulfate polymorphs as positive electrodes for Li-ion batteries: synthetic strategies and effect of cation ordering
Rajesh Tripathi, Guerman Popov, Brian L. Ellis, Ashfia Huq and L. F. Nazar
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03222H

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Meet Dan Wang: Energy & Environmental Science’s newest Advisory Board member

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) is delighted to welcome Professor Dan Wang as an Advisory Board member.

Dan Wang is a professor at the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of porous, layered and nano-structured materials and their applications in energy storage and generation and environmentally friendly catalysts. His interests include dye sensitized solar cells, photocatalysts, lithium ion batteries, and other energy applications.

On behalf of Dan Wang and the Editor-in-Chief Nathan Lewis (Caltech) we invite you to submit your best research to Energy & Environmental Science.

EES publishes outstanding, community-spanning, agenda-setting research covering all aspects of energy and environmental research. With an Impact Factor of 11.65, which is rising fast, it the ideal place to publish your work.

So you can see for yourself the quality of work in EES, we have collected together some recent articles in Prof. Wang’s exciting research fields, with a selection available to read for free for a limited period

Reviews

FREE: Recent advances in micro-/nano-structured hollow spheres for energy applications: From simple to complex systems
Xiaoyong Lai, Jonathan E. Halpert and Dan Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 5604-5618
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02426D

FREE: 3D carbon based nanostructures for advanced supercapacitors
Hao Jiang, Pooi See Lee and Chunzhong Li
Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 41-53
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23284G

FREE: Semiconductor nanowires: a platform for exploring limits and concepts for nano-enabled solar cells
Thomas J. Kempa, Robert W. Day, Sun-Kyung Kim, Hong-Gyu Park and Charles M. Lieber
Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 719-733
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24182C

FREE: Highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells: progress and future challenges
Shufang Zhang, Xudong Yang, Youhei Numata and Liyuan Han
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24453A

Original research

One dimensional CuInS2–ZnS heterostructured nanomaterials as low-cost and high-performance counter electrodes of dye-sensitized solar cells
Luoxin Yi, Yuanyuan Liu, Nailiang Yang, Zhiyong Tang, Huijun Zhao, Guanghui Ma, Zhiguo Su and Dan Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24176A

Uniform V2O5 nanosheet-assembled hollow microflowers with excellent lithium storage properties
An Qiang Pan, Hao Bin Wu, Lei Zhang and Xiong Wen (David) Lou
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40260F

Facile synthesis of Au@TiO2 core–shell hollow spheres for dye-sensitized solar cells with remarkably improved efficiency
Jiang Du, Jian Qi, Dan Wang and Zhiyong Tang
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21264A

Low-temperature processed meso-superstructured to thin-film perovskite solar cells
James M. Ball, Michael M. Lee, Andrew Hey and Henry J. Snaith
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40810H

Controlled synthesis of hierarchical CoxMn3−xO4 array micro-/nanostructures with tunable morphology and composition as integrated electrodes for lithium-ion batteries
Le Yu, Lei Zhang, Hao Bin Wu, Genqiang Zhang and Xiong Wen (David) Lou
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41181H

New materials based on a layered sodium titanate for dual electrochemical Na and Li intercalation systems
Mona Shirpour, Jordi Cabana and Marca Doeff
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41037D

Hierarchical hollow spheres composed of ultrathin Fe2O3 nanosheets for lithium storage and photocatalytic water oxidation
Jixin Zhu, Zongyou Yin, Dan Yang, Ting Sun, Hong Yu, Harry E. Hoster, Huey Hoon Hng, Hua Zhang and Qingyu Yan
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE24148J

Controlled fabrication of ultrathin-shell BN hollow spheres with excellent performance in hydrogen storage and wastewater treatment
Gang Lian, Xiao Zhang, Shunjie Zhang, Duo Liu, Deliang Cui and Qilong Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03240F

Control of the nanoscale crystallinity in mesoporous TiO2 shells for enhanced photocatalytic activity
Ji Bong Joo, Qiao Zhang, Michael Dahl, Ilkeun Lee, James Goebl, Francisco Zaera and Yadong Yin
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02533C

Shape-tailored TiO2 nanocrystals with synergic peculiarities as building blocks for highly efficient multi-stack dye solar cells
Luisa De Marco, Michele Manca, Roberto Giannuzzi, Maria R. Belviso, P. Davide Cozzoli and Giuseppe Gigli
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24345A

A facile approach for the synthesis of monolithic hierarchical porous carbons – high performance materials for amine based CO2 capture and supercapacitor electrode
Luis Estevez, Rubal Dua, Nidhi Bhandari, Anirudh Ramanujapuram, Peng Wang and Emmanuel P. Giannelis
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40549D

Optimized porous rutile TiO2 nanorod arrays for enhancing the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells
Miaoqiang Lv, Dajiang Zheng, Meidan Ye, Jing Xiao, Wenxi Guo, Yuekun Lai, Lan Sun, Changjian Lin and Juan Zuo
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24125D

Improved hydrogen storage performance of Ca(BH4)2: a synergetic effect of porous morphology and in situ formed TiO2
Jian Gu, Mingxia Gao, Hongge Pan, Yongfeng Liu, Bo Li, Yanjing Yang, Chu Liang, Hongliang Fu and Zhengxiao Guo
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE24121H

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William Hague learns about EES

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) Editor-in-chief Nathan Lewis and EES Advisory Board member Harry Gray describe the journal EES and the story of its continuing success to William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, during his recent visit to Caltech, USA.

From left to right: Harry Gray, Nathan Lewis and William Hague

Here they are holding an issue of EES.

Harry Gray, Nathan Lewis, William Hague, Energy & Environmental Science

From left to right: Harry Gray, Nathan Lewis and William Hague

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Energy & Environmental Science Editor’s choice: all-organic and hybrid photovoltaic devices

chris mcneill EES Advisory BoardEnergy & Environmental Science Advisory Board member Dr Chris McNeill has chosen a selection of excellent articles in the areas of all-organic and hybrid photovoltaics recently published in Energy & Environmental Science. You can read these articles for free for a limited period by clicking on the links below.

Energy & Environmental Science ranked #1 in its field. With an Impact Factor of 9.61, which is rising fast, it the ideal place to publish your research. On behalf of Editor-in-Chief Nate Lewis (Caltech) we invite you to submit your best work to Energy & Environmental Science.

Dr McNeill’s Editor’s Choice:

Analysis Articles

FREE: Effect of synthetic accessibility on the commercial viability of organic photovoltaics
Timothy P. Osedach, Trisha L. Andrew and Vladimir Bulović
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24138F

FREE: Deciphering the uncertainties in life cycle energy and environmental analysis of organic photovoltaics
Dajun Yue, Prasad Khatav, Fengqi You and Seth B. Darling
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22597B

Papers and Communications

FREE: Suppression of geminate charge recombination in organic photovoltaic devices with a cascaded energy heterojunction
Chris Groves
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24455E

FREE: Detection and role of trace impurities in high-performance organic solar cells
Maxim P. Nikiforov, Barry Lai, Wei Chen, Si Chen, Richard D. Schaller, Joseph Strzalka, Jörg Maser and Seth B. Darling
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40556G

FREE: High performance hybrid solar cells sensitized by organolead halide perovskites
Bing Cai, Yedi Xing, Zhou Yang, Wen-Hua Zhang and Jieshan Qiu
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40343B

FREE: IR sensitization of an indene-C60 bisadduct (ICBA) in ternary organic solar cells
Tayebeh Ameri, Thomas Heumüller, Jie Min, Ning Li, Gebhard Matt, Ullrich Scherf and Christoph J. Brabec
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24512H

FREE: Organic solar cells featuring nanobowl structures
Hung-Yu Wei, Jen-Hsien Huang, Chih-Yu Hsu, Feng-Chih Chang, Kuo-Chuan Ho and Chih-Wei Chu
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24128A

FREE: Seamless polymer solar cell module architecture built upon self-aligned alternating interfacial layers
Jongjin Lee, Hyungcheol Back, Jaemin Kong, Hongkyu Kang, Suhee Song, Hongsuk Suh, Sung-Oong Kang and Kwanghee Lee
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24454G

FREE: Correlation of nanoscale organizations of polymer and nanocrystals in polymer/inorganic nanocrystal bulk heterojunction hybrid solar cells: insights from multiscale molecular simulations
Cheng-Kuang Lee, Chun-Wei Pao and Chun-Wei Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23372J

FREE: Introduction of a conjugated side chain as an effective approach to improving donor–acceptor photovoltaic polymers
Erjun Zhou, Junzi Cong, Kazuhito Hashimoto and Keisuke Tajima
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23383E

FREE: All printed transparent electrodes through an electrical switching mechanism: A convincing alternative to indium-tin-oxide, silver and vacuum
Thue T. Larsen-Olsen, Roar R. Søndergaard, Kion Norrman, Mikkel Jørgensen and Frederik C. Krebs
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23244H

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New EES Advisory Board Member: Dr Chris McNeill

Photograph of Professor Chris McNeillWe are pleased to announce that Dr Chris McNeill of Monash University in Australia has joined the Advisory Board of Energy & Environmental Science.

Chris obtained his Bachelor of Mathematics, Bachelor Science with Honours and PhD from the University of Newcastle, UK. He spent six years at the University of Cambridge, UK, as a Research Associate and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, before taking up his position as Senior Lecturer and Future Fellow with the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash in 2011.

His research interests include organic semiconductor device physics, polymer solar cells, organic field-effect transistors, structural properties of organic semiconductor films and synchrotron-based soft x-ray techniques.

Chris’ recent EES Perspective on all-polymer solar cells has been well received by the community – do take a look at this fascinating overview of the field:

Morphology of all-polymer solar cells
Christopher R. McNeill
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 5653-5667
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03071C

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Henry Snaith joins EES Advisory Board

Photograph of Henry SnaithEnergy & Environmental Science is delighted to welcome Dr Henry Snaith of the University of Oxford to our Advisory Board. Dr Snaith is an expert on photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices and is a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus college.

The research carried out in his group covers both improving the absolute performance of existing technologies as well as undertaking fundamental studies to better understand the photovoltaic process.

The work includes:

  • developing novel routes to fabricating functional nanostructured composites
  • integration into solar cells
  • device fabrication and characterisation

Dr Snaith’s most recent articles in Energy & Environmental Science include his protocol article on measuring the performance of solar cells as well as original research.Take a look at these articles today:

How should you measure your excitonic solar cells?
Henry J. Snaith
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03429H

The origin of an efficiency improving “light soaking” effect in SnO2 based solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells
Priti Tiwana, Pablo Docampo, Michael B. Johnston, Laura M. Herz and Henry J. Snaith
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22320A

The effect of selective interactions at the interface of polymer–oxide hybrid solar cells
Eleonora V. Canesi, Maddalena Binda, Antonio Abate, Simone Guarnera, Luca Moretti, Valerio D’Innocenzo, R. Sai Santosh Kumar, Chiara Bertarelli, Agnese Abrusci, Henry Snaith, Alberto Calloni, Alberto Brambilla, Franco Ciccacci, Stefano Aghion, Fabio Moia, Rafael Ferragut, Claudio Melis, Giuliano Malloci, Alessandro Mattoni, Guglielmo Lanzani and Annamaria Petrozza
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22212D

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Excellent research by young investigator recognised by EES

Photograph of kisuk KangWe are delighted to announce that Professor Kisuk Kang of Seoul National University (SNU) has been chosen by the Energy & Environmental Science Board to receive the inaugural Energy & Environmental Science prize for an excellent research paper published in EES by an outstanding young scientist. Professor Kang’s article “Flexible energy storage devices based on graphene paper” was selected from a strong shortlist of papers that had also received a lot of attention from the community.

Kang is professor of materials science and engineering at SNU where he also received his B.S. His Ph.D at MIT was on the design of electrode materials for lithium batteries. Before he joined to SNU, he was a professor at KAIST, Korea. His research lab at SNU focuses on developing new materials for LIB or post-Li battery chemistries such as Na, Mg batteries and metal-air batteries using combined experiments and ab initio calculations.

As part of his prize Kang will give an EES sponsored lecture – watch this space for more details.

Read this exciting research today:

Flexible energy storage devices based on graphene paper
Hyeokjo Gwon, Hyun-Suk Kim, Kye Ung Lee, Dong-Hwa Seo, Yun Chang Park, Yun-Sung Lee, Byung Tae Ahn and Kisuk Kang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1277-1283
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00640H

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Professor Mercouri G. Kanatzidis joins EES Advisory Board

Photograph of Mercouri G. KanatzidisEnergy & Environmental Science is delighted to announce that Professor Mercouri G. Kanatzidis of Northwestern University, USA has joined the Advisory Board of the journal.

Professor Kanatzidis’ research covers the design, synthesis, synthetic methodology, in-depth characterization, manipulation and potential applications of new substances with novel chemical, physical, or electrical properties. The work includes the solid state chemistry of chalcogenides, gamma ray detector materials, new thermoelectric materials, non-oxidic solids with open-framework structures, intermetallics from molten Al, Ga and In and redox active chalcogels.

Prof. Kanatzidis’ latest EES papers cover his exciting thermoelectrics research. Read them in full today:

PbTe–PbSnS2 thermoelectric composites: low lattice thermal conductivity from large microstructures
Steven N. Girard, Thomas C. Chasapis, Jiaqing He, Xiaoyuan Zhou, Euripides Hatzikraniotis, Ctirad Uher, Konstantinos M. Paraskevopoulos, Vinayak P. Dravid and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22495J

High thermoelectric figure of merit in nanostructured p-type PbTe–MTe (M = Ca, Ba)
Kanishka Biswas, Jiaqing He, Guoyu Wang, Shih-Han Lo, Ctirad Uher, Vinayak P. Dravid and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02297K

Prof. Kanatzidis’ papers are part of our Energy & Environmental Science themed web collection on thermoelectrics. Check out the whole collection.

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Markus Antonietti joins EES Advisory Board

Markus AntoniettiEnergy & Environmental Science is delighted to announce that Professor Markus Antonietti of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, has joined our Advisory Board.

Markus’ interests include the synthesis of novel polymers and sol-gel materials, green chemistry and carbon negative chemistry cycles as well as energy materials and artificial photosynthesis.

Professor Antonietti’s recent EES communication has been attracting lots of interest! Read it today:

Sulfur-mediated synthesis of carbon nitride: Band-gap engineering and improved functions for photocatalysis
Jinshui Zhang, Jianhua Sun, Kazuhiko Maeda, Kazunari Domen, Ping Liu, Markus Antonietti, Xianzhi Fu and Xinchen Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00418A

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Advisory Board Member Tom Moore featured in Science

Energy & Environmental Science Advisory Board member, Thomas Moore has a Review article in Science today:

Comparing Photosynthetic and Photovoltaic Efficiencies and Recognizing the Potential for Improvement
R. E. Blankenship et al.
DOI: 10.1126/science.1200165

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