2022 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship winner: Sahika Inal

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sahika Inal has been selected as the winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship 2022.

The Journal of Materials Chemistry annual lectureship, established in 2010, honours early-career scientists who have made a significant contribution to the field of materials chemistry. Congratulations to Sahika!

“I am delighted to have this prestigious recognition and committed to contributing further to the materials chemistry research and the community”

Sahika Inal is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering with co-affiliations in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering programs at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She has a B.Sc. degree in Textile Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), an M.Sc. in Polymer Science, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, both from the University of Potsdam (Germany). She completed her postdoctoral training at the Center of Microelectronics of Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France). Her expertise is in polymer science and bioelectronic devices, particularly in the photophysics of conjugated polymers, characterization of polymer films, and the design of biosensors and actuators. Since 2016, Inal lab at KAUST exploits the functionalities of organic electronic materials, investigates ionic/electronic charge transport, and designs electronic devices that record/stimulate biological signals. Sahika is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has received recognitions including ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award 2022, Beilby Medal and Prize 2022, 2023 WCC Rising Star (ACS), and has been shortlisted for the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science in 2021. She is the author of 97+ publications, and her work has been cited more than 7900 times.

Twitter: @InalSahika

Group website: https://bioel.kaust.edu.sa/


Please join us in congratulating Sahika on receiving the award. To celebrate, we have put together a collection of her publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

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Our 2022 runners-up

Each year we have a large number of excellent researchers nominated for the lectureship award across Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C. To recognise the diversity of the three journals, overall community and candidates nominated each year, going forward we have decided to additionally recognise runners-up for the Journal of Materials Chemistry lectureship.

Professor Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah. Her research centers on the design of well-defined hybrid materials with controlled morphology and interfaces that serve as conduits for deterministic and coherent energy and charge transfer for applications in energy conversion, storage, and electronics. Dr. Whittaker-Brooks received her B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Panama. Under a Fulbright Fellowship, she received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University. She is the recipient of the 2013 L’Oréal Fellowship for Women in Science Award and the 2015 Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was named a Scialog and Cottrell Fellow by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), a Talented 12 by C&En news, and a GERA Ovshinsky Energy Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS).  She is also the recipient of a Department of Energy Early Career Award, a Sloan Fellowship in Chemistry, and the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award.

Dr Jessica Wade

Dr Jess Wade is a physicist specializing in materials science, with a focus on new materials for next-generation technologies. Jess is interested in the use of molecular chirality to control the spin of photons and electrons, and the development of advanced characterisation techniques to investigate and optimise their functional properties. Chiral functional materials are promising candidates for more efficient displays, more sensitive photodetectors and room temperature, low-cost spintronics. She is currently a Research Fellow at Imperial College London. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline, and she has led and contributed to several initiatives to engage girls in physics, chemistry, and engineering. Since the start of 2018 Jess Wade has written the Wikipedia biographies of women and people of colour scientists every single day. She has also written a children’s book on materials and nanoscience called “Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small”.

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Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances welcome Dr Subrata Kundu to our Editorial Boards

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Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances are delighted to welcome Dr Subrata Kundu from the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), India, to our Editorial Boards. Dr Kundu will be joining us as a new Associate Editor.

Dr Subrata Kundu is a Principal Scientist at the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) in Karaikudi, India. He received his doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nebraska from 2005-2007, before moving to Texas A&M University from 2007-2010.

 

 

‘I will be ecstatic to receive top quality research papers and proud to contribute to developing the journal’s content, which addresses novel materials for energy and sustainability for the benefit of the scientific society.’

 

Dr Kundu has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, such as the Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship in 2016, as well as many young scientist awards. He has been recognized as being in the top 2% of scientists worldwide for consecutive years (2020-2022) and was also highlighted as being in the top 5% of highly cited authors in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals in 2019. As well as this, Subrata was also listed in the top 3% of highly cited ACS authors in 2019 by the American Chemical Society.

Subrata and his group are well-known in the field of material chemistry, mainly focusing on energy, environment, and catalytic applications. He has published more than 250 research publications in peer reviewed journals, including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Energy & Environmental Science, Chemical Science, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and Inorganic Chemistry. He is also well-known for his research on the synthesis of metal and inorganic nanomaterials for a wide range of applications, which include electrocatalysis for OER and HER, dye-sensitized solar cells, supercapacitors, and thermoelectric materials. His research also covers analytical and environmental applications and SERS studies.

 

Check out some of Subrata’s recent publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Boosting of overall water splitting activity by regulating the electron distribution over the active sites of Ce doped NiCo–LDH and atomic level understanding of the catalyst by DFT study

Hariharan N. Dhandapani, D. Mahendiran, Arun Karmakar, Pandiarajan Devi, Sreenivasan Nagappan, Ragunath Madhu, Krishnendu Bera, Palanichamy Murugan, B. Ramesh Babu, and Subrata Kundu

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 17488-17500 DOI: 10.1039/D2TA04647D

 

Stabilization of ruthenium nanoparticles over NiV-LDH surface for enhanced electrochemical water splitting: an oxygen vacancy approach

Arun Karmakar, Kannimuthu Karthick, Selvasundarasekar Sam Sankar, Sangeetha Kumaravel, Ragunath Madhu, Krishnendu Bera, Hariharan N. Dhandapani, Sreenivasan Nagappan, Palanichamy Murugan and Subrata Kundu

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022,10, 3618-3632 DOI: 10.1039/d1ta09627c

 

Bimetallic tungstate nanoparticle-decorated-lignin electrodes for flexible supercapacitors

Swarn Jha, Siddhi Mehta, Eugene Chen, Selvasundarasekar Sam Sankar, Subrata Kundu and Hong Liang

Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 2124-2135 DOI: 10.1039/d0ma00494d

 

Join us in welcoming Subrata to our Editorial Boards!

 

Submit your best work to Subrata Kundu and our team of Associate Editors on Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances now! Check out our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Open Call for Microneedles themed collection: Meet the Guest Editors

Journal of Materials Chemistry B and companion journal Biomaterials Science are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to a cross-journal themed collection on ‘Microneedles’.

This cross-journal themed collection on ‘Microneedles’ aims to bring together recent advancements in the field of microneedles that readers will find informative and useful. The topics could include microneedle fabrication and development approaches, applications of microneedles that add a new dimension to existing core knowledge in the microneedles field, sensing applications and clinical studies that evaluate efficacy or other aspects of microneedle use in humans.

The Guest Editors for this themed collection are: Ester Caffarel-Salvador, Ryan Donnelly, Harvinder Gill and Hyungil Jung

 

Find out more about the Guest Editors below:

 

Dr Ester Caffarel-Salvador
Scientific Consultant, USA

‘Microneedles are no longer confined to transdermal drug delivery, they are also being used to deliver drugs to organs such as the eye and the gastrointestinal tract as well as for drug monitoring applications. I am particularly excited to see how microneedles are being employed in novel devices to help overcome the challenges of oral delivery of biologics.’

Dr. Ester Caffarel-Salvador is a multidisciplinary scientist with a background in biotechnology and biochemistry. At MIT, she developed a pill to administer insulin orally, now in clinical trials, which led the MIT Technology Review to recognize her as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 in 2019.

After taking a mini-MBA at Harvard and working across startups, VCs, consulting, and pharmaceutical companies, Ester is now the Associate Director of Strategic Innovation for Rare Diseases at Chiesi USA. She is also a lecturer at MIT and an advisor to several startups. Ester speaks seven languages and is passionate about advocating on career development for women in science.

 

 Prof. Ryan Donnelly
Queen’s University Belfast, UK

‘Why microneedles? Microneedles are one of the fastest growing areas of innovation in drug and vaccine delivery today. They offer the possibility of needle-free delivery of currently injectable medicines that could help overcome the COVID-induced backlog in healthcare provision globally. In developing countries needle-free vaccine administration would improve access to safe and effective vaccines for millions of people.’

Professor Ryan Donnelly holds the Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology at Queen’s University Belfast and is Director of QUB’s interdisciplinary research programme Materials & Advanced Technologies for Healthcare (MATCH). His personal research is centred on design and physicochemical characterisation of advanced polymeric drug delivery systems for transdermal and intradermal drug delivery, with a strong emphasis on improving patient outcomes. He is currently developing a range of novel microneedle technologies through independent research, but also in collaboration with several major pharma partners. He has obtained substantial UK Research Council, charity and industrial funding and authored over 600 peer-reviewed publications (H-index = 73), including 6 patent applications, 6 textbooks, 23 book chapters and approximately 300 full papers. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. Professor Donnelly is Europe/Africa Editor of Drug Delivery & Translational Research and the Controlled Release Society’s Communications Chair. He has won the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science’s Innovative Science Award (2020), the Controlled Release Society’s Young Investigator Award (2016), BBSRC Innovator of the Year and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award (2013 and 2022), the GSK Emerging Scientist Award (2012) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Science Award (2011).

 

 

Prof. Harvinder Gill
Texas Tech University, USA

‘The first microneedle paper was published in 1998. I am thrilled at this opportunity to co-edit a joint themed edition for Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Biomaterials Science to showcase the achievements that have been made in the field over the past nearly 25 years. By pairing these two journals for the themed edition, we have a unique opportunity of highlighting both the materials and manufacturing aspects, and the biological applications aspects of microneedles. I look forward to reading the outstanding work in the field from colleagues around the world.’

Dr. Gill is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA. His research interests are in the fields of immunoengineering and micro-nano medicine. He has expertise in delivery systems such as microneedles, pollen grains, polymeric micro-nano particles, and gold nanoparticles. He has a history of innovativeness, and of providing fresh and unique perspectives to research and medical problems. Dr. Gill is working towards the development of a universal influenza vaccine using nanoparticle systems to enhance vaccine efficacy. He is amongst the pioneers of microneedle technology and has produced seminal work in the field. He was also the first to propose use of pollen grains as “Trojan horses” for oral vaccination and has published original and seminal papers in this field, which has attracted other researchers. He is also the pioneer of the use of microneedles for allergen immunotherapy and his lab is currently developing microneedles for the treatment of airway and peanut allergen immunotherapies. This technology is being commercialized through a startup company called Moonlight Therapeutics, which Dr. Gill has co-founded.

Dr. Gill completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with honors and a gold medal from Panjab University, India (1994). After graduation, he worked in the petroleum industry for seven years. Subsequently he obtained his doctoral degree in Bioengineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (2007). Dr. Gill received his postdoctoral training in the field of influenza vaccines at Emory University (2009). Dr. Gill has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2 award) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award for his pollen research, Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award, Barney E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award STEM, Ed and Linda Whitaker Faculty Fellow Award, and Whitacre Engineering Research Award. For his accomplishments and contributions to Biomedical Engineering, he was awarded the Whitacre Endowed Professorship in Science and Engineering at Texas Tech.

 

Prof. Hyungil Jung
Yonsei University, Korea

‘Microneedles are truly an exciting platform for next generation drug delivery’

Hyungil Jung is a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Yonsei University, where he is also the Chair of the Bio & Living Engineering Major in Global Leaders College, as well as Director of the Institute of Bio-Medical Health Care Convergence and the Department Head of Integrative Biotechnology & Translational Medicine. He is also the founder and CSO of JUVIC Inc., a company developing microneedle-based products. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Yonsei University in 1993 and 1995, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2002. He worked at Caltech as a Postdoctoral scholar from 2002 through 2004 and then joined Yonsei University at 2004. His main interests lie in commercialization of microneedles and overcoming the pressing challenges in microneedle development for commercialization. During his spare time, his hobby is indulging in board games, his favorite being Baduk, a widely popular traditional board game in Korea.

 

Submissions for this themed collection are open until 1 March 2023

 

The call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers
  • Reviews
  • Perspectives

 

If you would like to submit to this themed collection, you can submit your article directly to the online submission platform for Journal of Materials Chemistry B or Biomaterials Science. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Microneedles collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

Please note that all submissions will be subject to initial assessment by the journal editors and as such we cannot guarantee peer review or final acceptance of your manuscript. If you have any questions about the collection, email us at materialsb-rsc@rsc.org.  We look forward to receiving and featuring your submissions in this exciting collection!

 

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Editor’s Choice Collection titled Beyond Li: Alternative battery chemistries, selected by Associate Editor Professor Magdalena Titirici

 

We are delighted to announce a new Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances and Editor’s Choice Collection titled Beyond Li: Alternative battery chemistries, selected by Associate Editor Professor Magdalena Titirici.

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Current Li ion batteries are relying on critical materials that have a high risk linked to their supply, while their demand is constantly rising. Moving towards a circular battery economy is one solution, but this alone will not be able to address the issue of critical materials. The other solution is developing alternative battery chemistries based on abundant materials to complement Li-ion batteries in the future and diversify the battery market to match requirements for different applications. This collection, selected by Associate Editor Professor Magdalena Titirici, Imperial College London, UK, highlights some progress made in this direction based on recent papers published in Materials Advances and Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

 

Papers published in Materials Advances are gold open access and freely accessible. Those published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A are free to access until 1 December 2022.
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Open call for papers: Themed collection on Microneedles

Journal of Materials Chemistry B is delighted to announce an open call for submissions to a cross-journal themed collection on ‘Microneedles’ with companion journal Biomaterials Science.

 

Guest edited by Dr Ester Caffarel-Salvador (Scientific Consultant, USA) Professor Ryan Donnelly (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)Professor Harvinder Gill (Texas Tech, USA) and Professor Hyungil Jung (Yonsei University, Korea).

 

Submissions open until 1 March 2023

 

Microneedles, since their inception as a unique transdermal drug and vaccine delivery system, have become a noteworthy system used in multiple routes, including gastrointestinal, oral (mouth cavity) and ocular, to name a few. The range of illnesses being targeted by microneedles has also increased significantly and includes infectious diseases, pain, diabetes, and allergies for example. Sensing is another upcoming application of microneedles. Innovation in microneedle fabrication continues to not only push the drug-carrying and delivering capacity of microneedles, but also making mass manufacturing feasible and economical. There is also increased activity in the commercial sector with different companies attempting to bring the first microneedle-based medical device to market.

This cross-journal themed collection on ‘Microneedles’ in Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Biomaterials Science aims to bring together recent advancements in the field of microneedles that readers will find informative and useful. The topics could include microneedle fabrication and development approaches, applications of microneedles that add a new dimension to existing core knowledge in the microneedles field, sensing applications and clinical studies that evaluate efficacy or other aspects of microneedle use in humans.

Submissions to the journal should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B or Biomaterials Science – Please see the journal website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. We encourage you to submit your work to the journal that you feel best reflects the scope of your work.

The call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers
  • Reviews
  • Perspectives

 

If you would like to submit to this themed collection, you can submit your article directly to the online submission platform for Journal of Materials Chemistry B or Biomaterials Science. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Microneedles collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

Please note that all submissions will be subject to initial assessment by the journal editors and as such we cannot guarantee peer review or final acceptance of your manuscript. If you have any questions about the collection, email us at materialsb-rsc@rsc.org.  We look forward to receiving and featuring your submissions in this exciting collection!

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Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances welcome Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero to our Editorial Boards

Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances are delighted to welcome Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero from Queen Mary University of London, UK to the Editorial Boards as a new Associate Editor.

 

Dr Rachel Crespo Otero obtained a PhD in Chemistry through a collaborative programme between the University of Havana and the Autonomous University of Madrid. Following two postdoctoral positions at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and the University of Bath, she joined the Chemistry department at Queen Mary University of London as a Lecturer in January 2015 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2019. Her research focuses on developing and applying computational techniques to understand excited states and nonadiabatic processes in organic materials with applications in photochemistry, solid-state lasers, OLEDs, and energy materials. She is particularly interested in combining modelling and experiments to aid the design of efficient materials.

 

‘I look forward to receiving your excellent papers and contributing to developing the journals’ content in areas such as photochemistry, organic materials and molecular modelling, amongst others.’

 

Check out some of Rachel’s recent publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Organic room-temperature phosphorescence from halogen-bonded organic frameworks: hidden electronic effects in rigidified chromophores

Jiawang Zhou, Ljiljana Stojanović, Andrey A. Berezin, Tommaso Battisti, Abigail Gill, Benson M. Kariuki, Davide Bonifazi, Rachel Crespo-Otero, Michael R. Wasielewski and Yi-Lin Wu

Chem. Sci., 2021,12, 767-773 DOI: 10.1039/D0SC04646A

 

Excited state mechanisms in crystalline carbazole: the role of aggregation and isomeric defects

Federico J. Hernández and Rachel Crespo-Otero

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021,9, 11882-11892, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC02019F

 

Understanding the solid state luminescence and piezochromic properties in polymorphs of an anthracene derivative

Alex Aziz, Amir Sidat, Priyesh Talati and Rachel Crespo-Otero

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2022,24, 2832-2842, DOI: 10.1039/D1CP05192J

 

Join us in welcoming Rachel to our Editorial Boards!

 

Submit your best work to Rachel Crespo-Otero and our team of Associate Editors on Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances now! Check out our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Special collection in memoriam of Prof. Susan Odom

This special collection across Materials Advances, Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Journal of Materials Chemistry C is in memoriam of Prof. Susan A. Odom, who sadly passed away on April 18, 2021.

 

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Susan’s fundamental understanding of electro-chemical devices, coupled with her deep appreciation for materials chemistry, allowed her to push new boundaries. Amongst these were the development of new redox flow batteries, the design of lithium-ion batteries with redox active organic molecules, and the advancement of novel materials screening methods.

This special collection covers the topics that have been at the core of the scientific activity of Susan. As a chemist, she had a tremendous impact on the broad fields of organic electronics and electrochemical energy storage contributing research on the development of stable electro-active materials, the design of new electrodes and electrolytes for electro-chemical devices, the establishment of understanding of electron transfer reactions and, generally, the synthesis of new conjugated organic materials.

Guest edited by Veronica Augustyn, Kelsey B. Hatzell, Malika Jeffries-El, Jodie Lutkenhaus, and Natalie Stingelin.

 

All of the articles in the collection are free to access until 30th November, 2022. Articles in Materials Advances will always be free to access. A small selection of articles from the issue is provided below.

 

Introduction to the special collection in memoriam of Susan A. Odom (16 November 1980–18 April 2021)
Veronica Augustyn, Kelsey B. Hatzell, Malika Jeffries-EL, Jodie L. Lutkenhaus and Natalie Stingelin
Mater. Adv., 2022, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D2MA90085H

 

On the challenges of materials and electrochemical characterization of concentrated electrolytes for redox flow batteries
Alexis M. Fenton, Jr, Rahul Kant Jha, Bertrand J. Neyhouse, Aman Preet Kaur, Daniel A. Dailey, Susan A. Odom and Fikile R. Brushett
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 17988-17999 DOI: 10.1039/D2TA00690A

 

Functionalized anthrathienothiophenes: synthesis, properties, and integration into OFETs
Garrett Fregoso, Gehan S. Rupasinghe, Maryam Shahi, Karl Thorley, Sean Parkin, Alexandra F. Paterson and John Anthony
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D2TC02977D

 

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New Collection: Advances in Materials Characterisation

We are delighted to share with you a new collection of articles highlighting some of the most popular recent articles published in Materials Advances on the characterisation of materials. Containing both reviews and original research, the collection includes work on new characterisation methods as well as applications to a variety of systems from MOFs to nanomaterials.

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Below is a snapshot of some of the papers in the collection. We hope you enjoy reading these gold open access articles, which are all free to access.

 

Review

The emergence of mass spectrometry for characterizing nanomaterials: atomically precise nanoclusters and beyond
Clothilde Comby-Zerbino, Xavier Dagany, Fabien Chirot, Philippe Dugourd and Rodolphe Antoine
Mater. Adv., 2021, 2, 4896-4913
DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00261A

Communication

The surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering of dye molecules adsorbed on two-dimensional titanium carbide Ti3C2Tx (MXene) film
Satheeshkumar Elumalai,  John R. Lombardi and Masahiro Yoshimura
Mater. Adv., 2020, 1, 146-152
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00091D

Paper

Effect of conductivity, viscosity, and density of water-in-salt electrolytes on the electrochemical behavior of supercapacitors: molecular dynamics simulations and in situ characterization studies
Débora A. C. da Silva, Manuel J. Pinzón C., Andresa Messias, Eudes E. Fileti, Aline Pascon, Débora V. Franco, Leonardo Morais Da Silva and Hudson G. Zanin
Mater. Adv., 2022, 3, 611-623
DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00890K

 

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Open call for submissions: Materials, Physical and Biological Chemistry of Protein Cages

Journal of Materials Chemistry B are delighted to announce an open call for submissions to our themed collection on ‘Materials, Physical and Biological Chemistry of Protein Cages’.

 

Guest Edited by:

Prof. Jeroen Cornelissen (University of Twente, the Netherlands)

Prof. Feng Li (Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Dr Frank Sainsbury (Griffith University, Australia)

 

Protein cages are highly ordered macromolecules that can be genetically encoded and chemically modified. They are characterized by well-defined structures, controllable self-assembly, capacity for cargo loading, and facile chemical or genetic engineering. Protein cages hold great potential as versatile platforms in diverse fields. Applications include biomedicine and drug delivery; enzymology and biocatalysis; bioinspired materials and templates for inorganic chemistry. These applications are underpinned by fundamental science drawing on the fields of biological chemistry, biophysics, physical chemistry, and computational chemistry.

In this context, it is pertinent to compile this themed collection on the materials, physical and biological chemistry of protein cages. To this end, this themed collection of Journal of Materials Chemistry B aims at providing a platform for recent developments in this rapidly evolving field of protein cages including, de novo design, biophysics of self-assembly, permeability, biocatalytic nanoreactors, artificial organelles, delivery of bioactive molecules, bioimaging and biosensing, multifunctional nanodevices and other applications. We hope that readers find this themed collection informative and that it will act as an up-to-date insight into the fascinating potential of protein cages in chemistry.

 

Submissions to the journal should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B– Please see the journal website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

 

Submission Deadline: 1 February 2023

 

We strongly encourage you to submit an original research article. If you are interested in submitting a review-type article, please contact the Editorial Office in the first instance with a proposed title and abstract as initial approval is required before submission to limit the number of review-type articles and avoid potential topic overlap.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous initial Editorial assessment as to suitability for the journal before potential peer review. Please note that peer review and acceptance of your submission will not be guaranteed. All accepted articles will be added to the online web collection as soon as they are published and will be featured in the next available issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Manuscripts can be submitted here https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmchemb

Please add a “note to the editor” in the submission form when you submit your manuscript to say that this is a submission for the themed collection. The Editorial Office and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed.

We look forward to receiving your submissions for this collection!

 

 

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Emerging Investigators in materials science

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C are pleased to present the Emerging Investigator themed issues highlighting the rising stars of materials chemistry research in 2022.

These issues showcase the very best work from materials chemists in the early stages of their independent career. Each contributor was recommended by experts in their fields as carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in materials chemistry. Congratulations to all the outstanding researchers featured!

Read each collection below:

Cover image of Journal of Materials Chemistry A Cover image of Journal of Materials Chemistry B Journal of Materials Chemistry C front cover image

Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigators

Journal of Materials Chemistry B Emerging Investigators

Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigators

 

 

 

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