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Announcing New Advisory Board Members for Industrial Chemistry & Materials

We are delighted to announce that Professor João A. P. Coutinho, Professor Markus Antonietti, Professor Lutz Ackermann and Professor Susumu Kitagawa have joined the Advisory Board of Industrial Chemistry & Materials. Each of these experts brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields, and we are confident that their contributions will greatly enhance the quality and impact of our publication.

Professor João A. P. Coutinho is Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal and director of CICECO since 2022. He leads a multidisciplinary research team that focuses on the development of green solvents and novel separation processes for biorefinery and circular economy. Currently, he strives to apply aqueous solutions of biobased solvents, DES and ionic liquids to these processes and attempts to better understand their physical-chemical behavior.

Professor Markus Antonietti is the Director at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and a Full Professor at Potsdam University. His research field is colloid and interface research, which deals with the smallest particles in the micro-and nanometer size range. He is the first German chemist to have received three awards from the European Research Council’s (ERC) global grants. With well over 900 scientific publications in books and journals, he is one of the most-cited German chemists who is among top 1 Chemistry Scientists in Germany at

Professor Lutz Ackermann is a Full Professor at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. His major current research interests are the development and application of novel concepts for sustainable catalysis constitutes, with a topical focus on electrocatalysis and bond activation. He is the Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate) from 2019-2023 and among top 11 Chemistry Scientists in Germany at His recent awards and distinctions include an AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2011), an ERC Consolidator Grant (2012), a Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Preis (2017) and an ERC Advanced Grant (2021).

Professor Susumu Kitagawa is a Distinguished Professor at Kyoto University, Japan. He is the Member of the Japan Academy (2019) and Foreign Member of the Royal Society (2023). His main research field is inorganic and material chemistry, in particular, chemistry of coordination space, and his current research interests are centered on synthesis and properties of porous coordination polymers/metal-organic frameworks. He is a pioneer in the development of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) who was the first to discover and to demonstrate “porosity” for metal complexes with gas sorption experiments (1997).

We are excited to welcome these esteemed experts to our Advisory Board and look forward to their valuable insights and guidance. Their expertise will undoubtedly help steer the Industrial Chemistry & Materials journal towards new heights of excellence.


Congratulations to the winners of Industrial Chemistry & Materials Youth Innovation Award

The 1st Industrial Electrochemistry Innovation and Development Forum and the 18th National Symposium on Organic Electrochemistry and Industry were held in Changchun, China, from May 8th to May 10th. The conference theme is “Industrial Electrochemistry-Clean, Green, Efficient, and Economical Electrochemical Processes”, which aligns with the mission of Industrial Chemistry & Materials—focusing on the application-oriented innovative research.

Therefore, in conjunction with this conference, Industrial Chemistry & Materials has established the ICM Youth Innovation Award to celebrate the remarkable achievements and innovative contributions of early career scientists in the field of electrochemistry.


The winners of this award are:

Dr. Xun Huang, Chongqing University.

Dr. Hui Chen, Jilin University

Dr. Yinlong Zhu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr. Wei Chen, Hunan University

Dr. Bingzhang Lu, Xi’an Jiaotong University


These young scientists have demonstrated exceptional dedication and creativity, pushing the boundaries of related field. Their work not only advances scientific understanding but also holds great potential for practical applications that can benefit industrial chemistry and materials.


Join us to congratulate the winners!



Meet Industrial Chemistry & Materials at NGCS13

At “Meet the RSC Editors” event on the 13th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium (NGCS13), the representative of Industrial Chemistry & Materials, Prof. Atsushi Urakawa, shared valuable insights on the theme: “How Best to Publish your Best Research.”

Dr. Maria Southall, Executive Editor of RSC, hosted the activity. Several editors from other RSC journals were invited to attend the event, including Prof. Atsushi Urakawa, Editorial Board member of Industrial Chemistry & Materials, Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez, Editorial Board Chair of Green Chemistry, Prof. Bert Weckhuysen, Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Science & Technology, Profs. Bin Liu, Kenichi Shimizu, and Xiulian Pan, Associate Editors of Catalysis Science & Technology, and Prof. Haichao Liu, Associate Editor of RSC Sustainability.

To encourage active communication among early-career researchers, Industrial Chemistry & Materials, along with other RSC journals, including Chemical Science, EES Catalysis, RSC Sustainability, Catalysis Science & Technology, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, supported the Best Oral Presentation Award at this conference.


Best Oral Presentation Awards:

[1]          OP-1-19, Esteban Gaston Gioria, Technical University of Denmark, In-situ investigations of Ni phyllosilicates for CH4 decomposition: switching from tip- to base growth of carbon nanotubes.

[2]          OP-6-7, Qingpeng Cheng, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Strategic Design of Metal Catalysts for Efficient Methane Valorization.

[3]          OP-2-9,  Maria Grabchenko, Tomsk State University, Enhanced Carbon Dioxide Utilization in DRM: The Role of CeO2-MnOхModified SBA-15-Supported Ni Catalysts.

[4]          OP-3-14, Laura Kraußer, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Physical Mixing as a Method for Efficiently Introducing Promoters into Fe-Based Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation to Higher Hydrocarbons.

[5]          OP-3-4, Andrea Fasolini, University of Bologna, Production of acetic acid by CO2 electroreduction using an electrocatalyst based on CuMgAl Layered Double Hydroxide.

[6]          OP-5-3, Cherie Hsu, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Preparation of model catalyst systems to optimize sustainable aviation fuel production via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

[7]          OP-4-8, Jon Bjarke Valbaek Mygind, Technical University of Denmark, The Crucial Role of the Proton Shuttle in the Lithium-Mediated Nitrogen Reduction Reaction.

[8]          OP-1-12, Daan W. Groefsema, Utrecht University, Measuring Local Exothermic Effects during the Oxidative Coupling of Methane using Operando Luminescence Thermometry.

[9]          OP-2-12, Mufudzi Chaza, University of Cape Town, Support effects on the performance of ruthenium-based Power-to-Liquids Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalysts for high carbon monoxide conversion.

[10]        OP-3-13, Koki Saegusa, Waseda University, Theoretical Study of the Control of CO2 Capture by the Application of an Electric Field.


Exciting News! Industrial Chemistry & Materials (ICM) is indexed in Chemical Abstracts (CA) database

Industrial Chemistry & Materials (ICM) is officially indexed in the Chemical Abstracts (CA) database.

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ICM has been indexed in Chemical Abstracts (CA) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) databases! 68 articles have been online published, with the total downloads exceeding 110,000!

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