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Professor Rebecca Melen joins EES Catalysis as Associate Editor


We are delighted to welcome Professor Rebecca Melen, Cardiff University, UK, as an Associate Editor for EES Catalysis, a new open access journal publishing high-quality high quality research on energy and environmental catalysis.

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Rebecca Melen studied for her undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge, completing her PhD in 2012 with Prof. Wright. Following postdoctoral studies with Prof. Stephan in Toronto and with Prof. Gade in Heidelberg, she took up a position at Cardiff University in 2014, where she is now a professor in inorganic chemistry.

Her research interests lie in main group chemistry and the applications of main group Lewis acids in synthesis and catalysis.

Find out more about Professor Melen on our webpage.


Read some of her recent papers below:

Chemo- and regio-selective amidation of indoles with isocyanates using borane Lewis acids

Ayan Dasgupta, Michael G. Guerzoni, Nusaybah Alotaibi, Yara van Ingen, Kaveh Farshadfar, Emma Richards, Alireza Ariafard, and Rebecca L. Melen

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2022, 12, 5982-5990


Borane catalysed cyclopropenation of arylacetylenes

Katarina Stefkova, Matthew J. Heard, Ayan Dasgupta, and Rebecca L. Melen

Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 6736-6739


EES Catalysis is open for submissions. Find out more on the journal webpage, sign up for email alerts or submit your manuscript now.

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Professor Shizhang Qiao joins EES Catalysis as Editor-in-Chief

We are delighted to welcome Professor Shizhang Qiao, The University of Adelaide, Australia, as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of EES Catalysis, a new open access journal publishing high quality research on energy and environmental catalysis.

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Professor Shizhang Qiao is chair professor at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, and the founding director of the Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, University of Adelaide. His research expertise is in nanostructured materials for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, batteries and other new energy technologies.

Find out more about Professor Qiao on the EES Catalysis webpage.


You can read some of Professor Qiao’s research in these papers below:


Design of electrocatalysts for oxygen- and hydrogen-involving energy conversion reactions

Yan Jiao, Yao Zheng, Mietek Jaroniec and Shizhang Qiao

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 2060-2086


Role of oxygen-bound reaction intermediates in selective electrochemical CO2 reduction

Xing Zhi, Anthony Vasileff, Yao Zheng, Yan Jiao and Shizhang Qiao

Energy Environ. Sci., 2021, 14, 3912-3930


EES Catalysis will open for submissions in August 2022. Sign up here to receive updates.


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Announcing three new journals: EES Catalysis, RSC Sustainability and Sustainable Food Technology

Committed to sustainability, created for you.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is committed to supporting the chemical science community in solving global sustainability challenges. As a signatory of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Publishers Compact, we are dedicated to helping achieve the UN’s SDG goals by 2023 as well as helping you and your discoveries make the world a better place. Therefore, as part of our ongoing commitment to addressing global challenges, we are announcing three new Gold Open Access journals, each with a sustainability focus.


EES Catalysis publishes high quality research on energy and environmental catalysis, and delivers the same impact and influence that researchers associate with our Energy & Environmental Science brand. As a multidisciplinary platform, it will cover catalysis across chemistry, materials science, engineering and beyond. Find out more and sign up to e-Alerts here.


RSC Sustainability welcomes research from all subject areas that are dedicated to solving sustainability challenges for a better, greener future. It also complements the Royal Society of Chemistry’s premier sustainability journal, Green Chemistry. Find out more and sign up to e-Alerts here.


Sustainable Food Technology, a companion journal to Food & Function, publishes high quality sustainable research on food engineering and technologies. Key topics include food preservation methods, shelf life and the creation of greener packaging. Find out more and sign up to e-Alerts here.


Dr Emma Wilson, Royal Society of Chemistry Director of Publishing, said: “While the scale and seriousness of these many sustainability challenges is undoubtedly urgent, we know that scientists from around the globe are already working on innovative, ground-breaking solutions, working together and sharing ideas. I’m enthusiastic about our Royal Society of Chemistry journals taking this important step to enable them to further their work.”
Professor Tom Welton, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “As a global society we are facing urgent and pressing challenges, from rising sea levels to impacts on food production. There is increasing pressure on scarce resources such as the precious elements required for medicine, technology, and sustainable energy, and we’re facing unprecedented levels of pollution in the natural environment and in our air. That’s why I’m proud that the Royal Society of Chemistry is leading the way by expanding their sustainability journals portfolio with these three new journals – providing a home for even more cutting-edge research to help tackle the urgent issues facing us all.”

All three new journals will be Gold Open Access from launch, offering readers no barriers to reading the published work, ensuring research can reach a global readership. Additionally, all article processing charges (APCs) are waived until-2025. All journals will open for submissions in summer 2022.


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