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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at Midlands Materials Chemistry meeting 2023

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C, Materials Horizons, and Materials Advances were delighted to sponsor poster prizes at the Midlands Materials Chemistry meeting 2023.

We’d like to congratulate the poster prize winners:

 

J Mat Chem A,B & C: James Reed, University of Birmingham

 

J Mat Chem A,B & C: Evie Ladbrook, University of Warwick

 

Materials Horizons: Satarupta Das, University of Warwick

 

Materials Advances: Dash Beqiri, University of Warwick

 

 

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Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances welcome Dr Antonio Facchetti to our Editorial Boards

Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances are delighted to welcome Dr Antonio Facchetti from Northwestern University and Flexterra Corporation, USA to the Editorial Boards as a new Associate Editor.

 

Dr Antonio Facchetti obtained his Laurea degree in Chemistry cum laude and a Ph.D in Chemical Sciences from the University of Milan. In 2002 he joined Northwestern University where he is currently a Research Full Professor. He is a co-founder and currently the Chief Technology Officer of Flexterra Corporation. Dr. Facchetti has published more than 560 research articles, 16 book chapters, and holds more than 120 patents. He received the ACS Award for Creative Invention, the Giulio Natta Gold Medal of the Italian Chemical Society, the team IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe Award, the corporate Flextech Award. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, European Academy of Science, MRS, AAAS, ACS-PMSE, Kavli, and RSC Fellow. He was selected among the “Top 100 Materials Scientists of the past decade (2000-2010)” and recognized as a Highly Cited Scientist by Clarivate.

 

‘I am now very excited to join an excellent team of Editors, some of them being colleagues and friends, and look forward to support the activities and objectives of JMCC, Materials Advances and of the RSC at large.’

 

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

Indenofluorenes for organic optoelectronics: the dance of fused five- and six-membered rings enabling structural versatility

Ayse Can, Antonio Facchetti and Hakan Usta

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 8496-8535, DOI: 10.1039/D2TC00684G

 

Tuning the antiaromatic character and charge transport of pentalene-based antiaromatic compounds by substitution

Jianglin Wu, Yao Chen, Jueshan Liu, Zhenguo Pang, Guoping Li, Zhiyun Lu, Yan Huang, Antonio Facchetti and Tobin J. Marks

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 2724-2731, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC03156B

 

Non-fullerene acceptors with direct and indirect hexa-fluorination afford >17% efficiency in polymer solar cells

Guoping Li, Liang-Wen Feng, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Leighton O. Jones, Robert M. Jacobberger, Wei Huang, Ryan M. Young, Robert M. Pankow, Weigang Zhu, Norman Lu, Kevin L. Kohlstedt, Vinod K. Sangwan, Michael R. Wasielewski, Mark C. Hersam, George C. Schatz, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Antonio Facchetti and Tobin J. Marks

Energy Environ. Sci., 2022, 15, 645-659, DOI: 10.1039/D1EE03225A

 

Join us in welcoming Antonio to our Editorial Boards!

 

Submit your best work to Antonio Facchetti 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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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at Next generation materials for solar photovoltaics 2023

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, C and Materials Horizons were delighted to sponsor poster prizes at the Next Generation Materials for Solar Photovoltaics 2023. This meeting covered exciting recent advances in solar photovoltaics with a focus on materials for organic, inorganic and hybrid thin film cells.

We hope all who joined us at The Royal Society of Chemistry’s historic home at Burlington House in the heart of Mayfair, London had a fantastic time and enjoyed it as much as we did.

 

 

We’d like to congratulate the winners of the JMC A, C and Materials Horizon poster prizes:

From left to right:

Abigail Collins, University of Cambridge, winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C prize

Natalie Flores-Diaz, Newcastle University, winner of the Materials Horizons prize

Richard Pacalaj, Imperial College London, winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A prize

We’d also like to thank everyone involved for organising the conference and ensuring it ran smoothly.

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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at ICEL 2022

Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Horizons were delighted to sponsor poster prizes at the 13th instalment of the International Conference of Electroluminescence and Optoelectronic Devices. In line with tradition, ICEL 2022 provided a platform for exchange with experts from all over the world who are involved in research, development, and manufacturing of emissive materials. Presentations spanned from materials and fundamental physics to their application in the latest devices and applications. Organic semiconductors, perovskites, quantum dots and hybrid materials were discussed.

We’d like to congratulate the winners of the JMC C and Materials Horizon poster prizes:

Our Gold Materials Horizons prize: Charlotte Riley

Our Silver Materials Horizons prize: Chang-Ki Moon, and John Marques dos Santos

Our Bronze Journal of Materials Chemistry C prize: Iakov Goldberg, Sonja Wieland, and Las van Turnhout

 

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Congratulations to poster prize winners at the Materials Chemistry Poster Symposium 2022

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C were delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the Materials Chemistry Poster Symposium 2022. As one of the RSC Materials Chemistry Communities flagship events, this poster symposium brings together outstanding PhD students and researchers at the start of their career in industry and provides a fantastic opportunity for them to showcase their research, and network with peers, leading academics, and industrial chemists.

 

We’d like to congratulate the winner of the JMCs poster prize, Chirag R. Ratwani!

Poster title: Surface modification of transitional metal dichalcogenides for intrinsically self-healing hydrogels

 

 

We’d also like to congratulation the Áine Coogan and Carolina Puligani, the winners of the other two poster prizes sponsored by the materials chemistry community.

 

(From left to right, Áine Coogan, Carolina Puligani, Chirag R. Ratwani)

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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:

Read the collection

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 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.

Keep up to date with our latest articles, reviews, collections & more by following us on Twitter, Facebook or by signing up to our E-Alerts.

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Congratulations to the winner of the Electrochem2022 RSC poster prize!

In September 2022, ElectroChem 22, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry‘s Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Sensing Systems interest Groups, and the Society of Chemical Industry‘s Electrochemical Technology group, took place. Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances were delighted to sponsor the poster prize.

We would like to congratulate the winner of the poster prize. Check out the award winner below:

The winner, Joanne Searle (pictured right), with Neil Robertson our Journals of Materials Chemistry and Materials Advances Associate Editor.

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Congratulations to the poster award winners at ICSM 2022!

We would like to congratulate the following poster award winners at the 2022 International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals.

 

Both the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C, and Materials Horizons were delighted to sponsor the Best Poster prizes.

 

 

The Journal of Materials Chemistry A Best Poster prize was awarded to Urvashi Bothra (far right)

 

The Journal of Materials Chemistry B Best Poster prize was awarded to Anni Eklund (second from right)

 

The Journal of Materials Chemistry C Best Poster prize was awarded to Paloma Dos Santos (second from left)

 

The Materials Horizons Best Poster prize was awarded to Donato Ottomano (far left)

 

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Congratulations to the poster award winners at E-MRS 2022!

We were delighted to sponsor Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) at E-MRS 2022!

We would like to congratulate the following poster award winners at the 2022 WiRE E-MRS 2022.

The prize winners were sponsored by the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, C, and Materials Horizons

Meet the winners

Deimantė Vaitukaitytė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Deimante Vaitukaityte obtained Bachelor (2017) and Master’s (2019) degrees in Applied Chemistry from Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania). She has been a PhD student since 2019 at the same university, with research focusing on the development of hole transporting materials for perovskite solar cells. She also works as a junior researcher in prof. Vytautas Getautis research group at Kaunas University of Technology.

We were delighted to present Deimantė an award for Best Poster at WiRE E-MRS 2022.

Shegufta Upama, IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain

Shegufta hails from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Honors from the University of Houston in Texas, USA. In August 2020, she started her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where she joined Dr. Micah Green’s lab. A year later, she moved to Madrid, Spain, to continue her Ph.D. research in Dr. Juan José Vilatela’s group at IMDEA Materials Institute. Her research focuses on developing CNT fiber/inorganic hybrid materials and non-conventional heating methods for the rapid and targeted processing of materials.

We were delighted to present Shegufta an award for Best Question at WiRE E-MRS 2022.

Kenedy Tabah, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona, Spain

Kenedy Tabah is a doctoral student at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona, Spain. After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Buea, Cameroon and an Erasmus Mundus master in Chemical Nanoengineering, he developed an ever-growing interest in nanotechnology for renewable energy. His current research comprises fabrication of Perovskite Solar Cells and analysis of their stability through Machine Learning.

We were delighted to present Kenedy an award for Best Poster at WiRE E-MRS 2022.

Francesca De Rossi, University of Rome, Italy

After her PhD degree in Telecommunications and Microelectronics Engineering on flexible dye solar cells, awarded by University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ in 2014, Dr De Rossi spent nearly 4 years abroad, working as a Technology Transfer Fellow at SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, Swansea University (UK). She was part of the PV team led by Prof T.M. Watson, focusing on the upscaling of printable perovskite solar cells, and lead of the stability activity within his group.

She is currently a fixed term researcher (RTD-A), funded by the EU H2020 project APOLO, led by Prof F. Brunetti, on smart designed, fully printed flexible perovskite solar cells (https://project-apolo.eu/).

We were delighted to present Francesca an award for Best Poster at WiRE E-MRS 2022.

 

Dr. Ludmila Cojocaru, University of Bordeaux, France

Ludmila Cojocaru received her PhD from the University of Bordeaux (France) for her work on the synthesis of semiconducting metal oxide nanoparticles and their application in liquid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. Subsequently, she was awarded by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) as a first post-doc fellow in the framework of the Japanese-French Associate Laboratory for Next-generation Photovoltaic Cells (LIA Next-PV) (LiaNextPV) at the University of Tokyo, and then, continue working in a national (NEDO) Japanese project at the same University. During her almost five years of work in Japan, she developed the solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells and then moved to the perovskite solar cells. As a pioneer working in the field of perovskite solar cells since the earlier stage of their discovery, she concentrated her work on the fabrication of high-performance devices focusing on interface engineering of perovskite and provided a plausible reason for the origin of IV hysteresis. Later, she moved to the University of Freiburg (Germany) where she developed the evaporation process for perovskite and applied it in tandem configuration with silicon solar cells, working in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (Germany). Now, she is a Junior Researcher at the University of Bordeaux in an Initiative of Excellence “Make Our Planet Great Again”. In this project, her objective is to integrate perovskite solar cells and supercapacitors connected through a common carbon extracted from biomass and fabricate sustainable energy conversion-storage devices able to keep continuous power in intermittent light.

We were delighted to present Ludmila an award for Best Poster at WiRE E-MRS 2022.

 

 

 

Fanny Baumann, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona, Spain

Fanny Baumann got her Master in Science Engineering at Lund University with a specialty in Nanoscience Engineering and Nanomaterials in 2020 after an eventful academic journey combining studies with professional windsurfing. For her Master Thesis work she spent one semester at LSPM EPFL supervised by Anders Hagfeldt and Eva Unger, resulting in her also participating in the Perovskite Database project. She have been in the group of Monica Lira Cantú at NMPE ICN2 since September 2021 when she started my PhD position in Material science.

We were delighted to present Fanny an award for Best Poster at WiRE E-MRS 2022.

 

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