Congratulations to our shortlisted candidates for the 2022 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship

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. This year we were delighted to have awarded Prof. Sahika Inal (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) the 2022 Lectureship.

We received numerous excellent nominations and wanted to recognise our shortlisted candidates for their contributions to materials chemistry. We have listed the names of the shortlisted candidates below and have put together a collection featuring some of their recent work published in Journal of Materials Chemistry journals.

Please note that we have only included candidates who have consented to recognition of their name in this way.


Prof. Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (University of Utah, USA)

Dr Jessica Wade (Imperial College London, UK)


Shortlisted candidates

Prof. Chibueze Amanchukwu (University of Chicago, USA)

Prof. Federico Bella (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Prof. Laure Biniek (Institut Charles Sadron – Strasbourg, France)

Prof. Jakoah Brgoch (University of Houston, USA)

Prof. Federico Calle-Vallejo (Basque Foundation for Science (Ikerbasque) and University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Prof. Maytal Caspary Toroker (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)

Prof. Tan Chaoliang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Prof. Raphaële Clément (UC Santa Barbara, USA)

Prof. Cole DeForest (University of Washington, USA)

Prof. Xu Deng (University of Electronic Science and Technology, China)

Dr Ramendra Sundar Dey (Institute of Nano Science and Technology, India)

Dr Emily Draper (University of Glasgow, UK)

Prof. Ludovic Favereau (Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes, France)

Prof. Wei Gao (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Prof. Xu Hou (Xiamen University, China)

Prof. Jingwei Hou (School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia)

Prof. Ashlee Howarth (Concordia University, Canada)

Prof. Shu Hu (Yale University, USA)

Dr Kirsten Marie Jensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Prof. Thomas Kempa (John Hopkins University, USA)

Prof. Matt Pharr (Texas A&M University, USA)

Dr Loredana Protesescu (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Prof. Nuria Tapia Ruiz (University of Lancaster, UK)

Prof. Gyorgy Szekely (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)

Prof. Robert Weatherup (University of Oxford, UK)

Prof. Zhijie Yang (Shandong University, China)

Prof. Bin-Wei Zhang (Chongqing University, China)

Prof. Shrike Zhang (Harvard Medical School, USA)


Read the collection featuring some of the recent work from some of our shortlisted candidates published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C

Congratulations to all our shortlisted candidates!

Know anyone deserving of the 2023 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship? Nominations will be open around mid-April so keep an eye out for updates on our Twitter and by signing up to our e-alerts.

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