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Congratulations to poster prize winners at the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC2022)

Materials Horizons, Materials Advances, Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, Nanoscale Advances, and Digital Discovery sponsored poster prizes at the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC2022). Congratulations to all the winners as detailed below:

Jorge Aarón Castillo Hernández, Tecnológico Nacional de México – Instituto Tecnológico de Pachuca

Effect Of The Post-Curing Temperature In The Wear Resistance Of Composites Obtained By Vacuum Infusion Process

Jorge Aarón Castillo Hernández is a mechanical engineer currently studying a Mechanical Engineering masters degree at the Instituto Tecnológico de Pachuca.  He is currently working with composite materials doing changes in some parameters during their fabrication and characterizing their mechanical properties but also the changes in their microstructure. He has more than five years of experience as a mechanical design engineer into which he has three years of experience as a tooling design engineer in aeronautics. He has interest in composite materials, design engineering, and rapid prototyping.

 

Ashok Adhikari, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN

A New Approach Employed In The Scaps-1D Simulation For Modeling The Cigse Thin Film Solar Cells

 

Samuel Eduardo Salud Ordon, Universidad del Istmo

Relationship Between Hydrogen Diffusivity And Microhardness In A Tempered Experimental V-Mo Steel

I was born in a small town in the Istmo de Tehuantepec region in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Since I was little I have always been curious to learn, I like to read and know about many topics, curiosity has been one of my virtues until now. All my student life has been developed in public schools in the cities near my town, throughout this journey I have met valuable people who have taught me a lot. In the last stage of my professional training I met the one who is now my thesis advisor, Dr. Edgar López Martínez, from the beginning I was curious about his line of research, this led me to investigate more about the subject and in the end decide to develop a project with him. Thanks to the formation of the UNISTMO SMMater student chapter within my university, I had the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship by the Mexican Society of Materials (Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales) as a student monitor to participate in the XXX International Material Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico where I applied for the Best Student Poster Award obtaining third place in the competition. This award has been a great motivation to continue pursuing my goals.

 

Oscar Luis Quintero Lizárraga, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Synthesis Of Bismuth Halide Perovskite Photocatalysts To Produce Renewable Fuels From CO2 Photoreduction

Oscar L. Quintero-Lizárraga is a Chemical Engineer who received his bachelor’s degree in 2021 from the National Technological Institute of Mexico. He is now studying for his M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León under the tutoring of Dr. Leticia M. Torres-Martínez and Dr. Edith Luévano-Hipólito. His current research interests focus on the photoconversion of atmospheric pollutants and the development of sustainable sources of energy.

 

Gloria I. Siller-Monroy, UPIITA – Instituto Politécnico Nacional

A Facile One-Pot Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis Of Bivo4 With Application In Ciprofloxacin Degradation

 

Luz Karyme del Real Herrera, Universidad Tecnológica de Tulancingo

A Novel Green Synthesis For Graphene Using Microwave Hydrothermal Method

 

Cindy Viridiana Peto Gutierrez, UNAM

Fabrication Of Microelectrodes With Large Electrochemically Active Surface Area Based On Shrink Polymer Film And Rapid Low-Cost Prototyping Techniques

I am Cindy Viridiana Peto-Gutiérrez, born in a small city at the Gulf of Mexico coast. My first life-changing scientific experience was representing Mexico at the International Chemistry Olympiad 2011, and ever since I’ve wanted to find ways for scientific reasoning and knowledge to feel accessible to those around me. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and a MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, México). I am currently a PhD candidate at the same graduate programme and a subject teacher at the Faculty of Sciences. My research focuses on the development of miniaturized, highly sensitive electrochemical sensors via low-cost benchtop fabrication techniques and its integration into microfluidic devices. The final goal is to monitor electroactive soluble analytes released by cultured endothelial cells excited with different shear stresses. Broadly, I’m interested in interdisciplinary research geared towards solving biomedical problems.

 

Arely Núñez Serrano, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Pectinase Immobilized On Core-Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles (Fe3O4@Sio2 ) For Juice Clarification

Arely Núñez is a Student-Researcher in Science,  graduated in Food Science, with experience in the bio-production of metabolites from microorganisms and the development of new technologies for the food industry. PhD student in Applied Microbiology at Facultad de Ciencias Químicas of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León under the mentorship of Dr. Alcione García and Dr. Bernardo García, currently working on magnetic nanomaterials for enzymatic immobilization.

 

Mian Muhammad Faisal, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Wood Waste-Derived Activated Carbon In Combo With Redox-Active Mesoporous Nimn-S Nanomaterial For Supercapattery Devices

Mr. Mian Muhammad Faisal is a young researcher currently developing hybrid supercapacitors or supercapattery based on various nanomaterials as battery-grade electrode material. He did his MS from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan in 2020. His research interests are electrochemical energy storage devices, supercapacitors, supercapattery, electrochemical biosensors, and hydrogen evolution reactions. His research work can be traced through the link mentioned below: https://scholar.google.com.pk/citations?user=u-kwHl8AAAAJ&hl=en

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Open Call: Bioinspired Artificial Synapses and Neurons Based on Memristors

We are delighted to announce a new themed collection on bioinspired artificial synapses and neurons based on memristors, to be published in Materials Advances, a gold open access journal from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Guest Edited by Niloufar Raeis-Hosseini, Ruomeng Huang, and Sujaya Kumar Vishwanath.

Brain-inspired artificial synapses compute beyond the bottlenecks of von Neumann architectures by adapting highly sustainable information processing. Fabrication of artificial synapses in a physical device with the functionality of the biological neural network is an attractive research area. Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) analog circuits emulate the synaptic performance of hardware-based neural networks. Since the hardware implementation of neuromorphic computation systems based on CMOS consumes much more energy than a natural system, numerous devices have been studied to realize an effective neuromorphic computing system. Among the proposed devices, memristors have emerged as the most efficient candidates to emulate biological synapses with high learning speed.

Memristors are two-terminal nanoelectronic devices with low power consumption, sustainable scaling, cost-effectiveness, and superior computing efficacy. They process information and compromise various fundamental operations that surpass typically integrated circuit technology. The temporal switching recommends that memristors are capable of acting as a physical system that imitates the synaptic memory function more precisely than the CMOS system.

This themed collection aims to highlight the recent developments, opportunities, and challenges in memristors and their applications in neuromorphic devices. We will outline the recent advances in neuromorphic nanodevices based on memristors by focusing on their fabrication and characterization methods. We will emphasize emerging bioinspired memristive devices and their improved performance by device structure and applied pulses engineering. We will also present outlooks of nanoelectronic devices and nanomaterials such as 2D materials, hybrid perovskites, and natural polymers.

We welcome contributions on memristors and artificial synapses in the form of research articles, communications, and reviews in the following categories.

Novel nanomanufacturing and processing methods of memristors:

  • Fabrication and characterization of memristors, memtransistors, and memcapacitors
  • Novel top-down and bottom-up approaches for nanofabrication of memristors
  • Specified electrical and structural characterization techniques
  • Novel approaches to realize flexible or rigid electronic synapses
  • Novel nanomaterials and device structures to increase memristive device reliability and performance

 Novel Memristive Materials:

  • 2D materials such as graphene, phosphorene, and transition metal dichalcogenides
  • Renewable materials, including biodegradables and biocompatible materials
  • Organic and bio-electronic materials
  • Heterogenous structures with organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Flexible memristive materials

Emerging memristive devices and architectures:

  • Biomemristors
  • Optoelectronic memristors
  • Ferroelectric memristive systems
  • Spintronic memristors
  • Assimilation of nanomaterials in neuromorphic computing systems based on memristors

Memristive devices enabled neuromorphic computing applications:

  • Artificial synapses and neurons
  • Artificial synapses by renewable materials
  • Photonic and optoelectronic synapses
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Convolutional neural networks
  • Recurrent neural networks such as reservoir computing
  • Logic-in-memory system
  • Neuromorphic and bio-inspired circuits and systems
  • Explanation of operational principle of artificial synapses via modeling

Keywords: memristor, nanoelectronics, neuromorphic computing, artificial synapse, brain-inspired nanodevice

 

Submit before 28 February 2023

 

All submitted papers will go through the standard peer review process of Materials Advances and should meet the journal’s standard requirements as well as fit into the general scope of materials science.

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

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. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Materials Advances.

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Repair and re-use of the outer casing for a Lithium-ion battery cell

An infographic describing a new method to repair and recycle a Li-ion battery pouch

Benign solvents for recycling and re-use of a multi-layer battery pouch
Jean E. Marshall, Bethany Middleton, Dominika Gastol, Roberto Sommerville, Con R. McElroy, Emma Kendrick and Vannessa Goodship
Mater. Adv., 2022, 3, 4973-4981, DOI: 10.1039/D2MA00239F

Meet the authors

Dr. Jean Marshall gained her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2008, for investigating surface-initiated polymer chemistry. Her subsequent research work includes postdoctoral work on stimulus-responsive polymeric materials, as well as industrial experience in novel polymers for ink formulations. Since joining the Warwick Manufacturing Group (University of Warwick) in 2019, she has worked on several projects, covering diverse areas including tailored polymers for use in Lithium-ion batteries, polymeric materials as part of a circular economy, and recycling of battery components.
Dominika Gastol joined University of Birmingham in 2019 and has been involved in recycling of Li-ion batteries from EV since then. Her research activities cover development of material recycling streams combined with remanufacturing, automated methods of electrode deposition and advanced microscopic characterisation.
Rob gained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the university of Birmingham in 2017, where he worked on producing synthetic zeolites from fly ash. Rob worked at the University of Warwick for a year on Lithium-ion battery recycling under Professor Emma Kendrick, before returning to Birmingham to join the ReLiB project in 2018. Rob Sommerville is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a focus on reutilisation of waste and the circular economy of Lithium Ion Batteries. He is currently a Faraday Institution Research Fellow working on the ReLiB (Recycling and Reuse of Lithium Ion Batteries) project funded by the Faraday Institution, looking at physical separation techniques in the recycling of lithium-ion batteries.
Dr Rob McElroy gained his Ph.D in 2007 at Keele University working on the production of composite materials from copolymers incorporating renewable resources. In 2009 he joined Prof. Pietro Tundo’s Carbonate Chemistry Group at Ca Foscari University of Venice looking into applications of dialkyl carbonates. He joined the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York as a PDRA in 2011 and has worked on a variety of projects including extraction and separation in supercritical CO2, greening of pharmaceutical chemistry, production of bio-derived polymers, production of bio-derived surfactants, running an industry facing club focusing on circular economy related research called RenewChem, development of new green solvents and solvent applications. His current role is looking at green solvents in electrode formulation and as deputy director of the Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute.
Following 14 years working in industry as a plastic engineer, Dr. Vannessa Goodship joined WMG, University of Warwick in 1997. She gained a PhD in 2002 on multi-material injection moulding and has continued working across multiple sectors on polymer related topics at the academic and industry interface.
Prof Emma Kendrick is Professor of Energy Materials, lead of the Energy Materials Group (EMG) in the School of Metallurgy and Materials and co-director of the Centre for Energy Storage (BCES) at the University of Birmingham (UoB). Her research focus is upon sustainable energy storage technologies, the objective to understand the science and engineering principles which underpin manufacturing and lifetime. Before UoB, she spent two years as Reader in WMG, University of Warwick, and before academia, she led innovations in the battery industry. Latterly as Chief Technologist in Energy Storage at SHARP Laboratories of Europe Ltd (SLE) and prior to that for two highly innovative lithium-ion battery SMEs, Fife Batteries Ltd and Surion Energy Ltd. She completed her PhD in Ceramics at Ceram Research and Keele University, MSc in New Materials at University of Aberdeen, and BSC in chemistry from the University of Manchester.

An interview with Dr. Jean Marshall:

a) What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment and what do you find most challenging about your research?

I am currently gaining a lot of new knowledge about how lithium-ion batteries work and how complex they are as chemical systems. The electrochemistry of batteries is not necessarily an obvious area for a polymer chemist, but batteries are enormously complicated and there is a lot of scope for experimenting with novel materials in this area. The most difficult challenge here is deciding which research question to tackle first!

 

b) How do you feel about Materials Advances as a place to publish research on this topic?

Materials Advances is an excellent ‘home’ for our work. Open access publishing is great for us as academics and publishing with an RSC journal lends articles good credibility.

 

c) Can you share one piece of career-related advice or wisdom with other early career scientists?

Some researchers prefer to have laser-focus on one niche subject, and that’s definitely the approach that’s encouraged for gaining a PhD. However, in my ‘postdoctoral life’ I’ve definitely found that the most productive projects are really collaborative. So, my advice is to collaborate with as many people as possible, and make sure that they aren’t all in your direct field of research. The more people you talk to, the more you can bounce ideas around, and you’ll find yourself with far more new avenues to explore.

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Call for Papers: Advanced Functional Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Guest Editors: Jessica O. Winter (The Ohio State University), Jawwad Darr (University College London), John Wang (National University Singapore)

Advanced Functional Materials (AFMs): especially nanomaterials, play an important role in catalysis, optoelectronic and quantum materials, biomaterials, and energy harvesting, storage, and conversion materials. AFMs can be designed, synthesized, (or modelled) to possess different (nano)particle/cluster attributes, such as bulk and/or defect structures and surface properties. AFMs can be further consolidated into larger hierarchical arrangements, using additive manufacturing or electrospinning for example, with nano-/micro-structure or surface characteristics that impart new functionality.

Materials Processes: Research involving discovering and translating AFMs from the bench to commercial products can be challenging. Discovery synthesis approaches for new AFMs require materials to be made faster and consistently, so that properties can be compared within compositional space. Thereafter, during scale up, replicating properties can pose a number of challenges. Scale-up can result in inhomogeneous mixing and uneven mass and heat gradients that influence material function. Structure-property relationships can strongly depend on manufacturing method (e.g., thermodynamic vs. kinetic limitations). Consequently, there is a need to better understand the relationship between materials synthesis and consolidation parameters at different scales in order to maintain desired functional properties.

This themed issue aims to explore the latest developments in advanced inorganic functional materials (synthesis, modelling and simulation), novel manufacturing processes including scale up approaches, and property evaluation and optimization. Suggested contributions that address, but are not restricted to, the following topics are welcome:

Advanced Materials

  • Ceramics, metal oxides, nanoparticles, metal organic frameworks, zeolites
  • Combinatorial, structure-property relationships, theory and simulation
  • Catalysts, quantum materials, biomaterials, and energy materials

Materials Processes

  • Batch vs. flow, green synthesis/manufacturing, process control and optimization
  • Hydrothermal/solvothermal, flame, plasma, electrospinning, precipitation methods, etc.
  • Process intensification / scale up
  • Controlled heat treatments/sintering
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing

If you are interested in contributing to this collection please get in touch with the Editorial Office by email.

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. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Materials Advances.

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Editor’s choice web collection: luminescent metal halides, selected by Associate Editor Zhiguo Xia

We are delighted to announce a new Editor’s choice web collection on luminescent metal halides, selected by Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances Associate Editor Zhiguo Xia.

Read the collection
“By carefully selecting the published articles from Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances into a themed collection, I hope that the charming and the rich performances of luminescent metal halides can be witnessed by chemists, physicists, and material scientists.” Associate Editor Zhiguo Xia (South China University of Technology, China) Zhiguo Xia photo

A few examples of the articles in this collection are shown below. You can read the full collection online. All articles in the collection are free to access until the 22nd July 2022.

 

Editorial

Editor’s choice collection on luminescent metal halides: here come halide perovskites and their derivatives

Zhiguo Xia

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D2TC90122F

 

A selection of articles in Journal of Materials Chemistry C

 

2D layered metal-halide perovskite/oxide semiconductor-based broadband optoelectronic synaptic transistors with long-term visual memory

Youngjun Park, Min-Kyu Kim and Jang-Sik Lee

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 1429-1436 (DOI: 10.1039/D0TC04250A)

 

Molecularly imprinted nanocomposites of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals: an approach towards fast and selective gas sensing of explosive taggants

Eduardo Aznar-Gadea, Ivan Sanchez-Alarcon, Ananthakumar Soosaimanickam, Pedro J. Rodriguez-Canto, F. Perez-Pla, Juan P. Martínez-Pastor and Rafael Abargues

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 1754-1766 (DOI: 10.1039/D1TC05169E)

 

Stable down-conversion white light-emitting devices based on highly luminescent copper halides synthesized at room temperature

Lin-Tao Wang, Zhuang-Zhuang Ma, Fei Zhang, Meng Wang, Xu Chen, Di Wu, Yong-Tao Tian, Xin-Jian Li and Zhi-Feng Shi

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 6151-6159 (DOI: 10.1039/D1TC01037A)

 

Lanthanide-doped inorganic halide perovskites (CsPbX3): novel properties and emerging applications

Santosh Kachhap, Sachin Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Sunil Kumar Singh

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 3647-3676 (DOI: 10.1039/D1TC05506B)

 

A selection of articles in Materials Advances

 

Inkjet printed mesoscopic perovskite solar cells with custom design capability

Anand Verma, David Martineau, Sina Abdolhosseinzadeh, Jakob Heier and Frank Nüesch

Mater. Adv., 2020, 1, 153-160 (DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00077A)

 

Ruddlesden Popper 2D perovskites as Li-ion battery electrodes

Angus Mathieson, Mohammad Rahil, Youcheng Zhang, Wesley M. Dose, Jung Tae Lee, Felix Deschler, Shahab Ahmad and Michael De Volder

Mater. Adv., 2021,2, 3370-3377 (DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00020A)

 

The properties, photovoltaic performance and stability of visible to near-IR all inorganic perovskites

Adva Shpatz Dayan, Xinjue Zhong, Małgorzata Wierzbowska, C. E. M. de Oliveira, Antoine Kahn and Lioz Etgar

Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 1920-1929 (DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00452A)

 

Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 by halide perovskites: recent advances and future perspectives

Muhammad Ali Raza, Feng Li, Meidan Que, Liangliang Zhu and Xi Chen

Mater. Adv., 2021,2, 7187-7209 (DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00703C)

 

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2D C2h group III monochalcogenides with direct bandgaps and highly anisotropic carrier mobilities

An infographic highlighting the prediction of 2D group III monochalcogenides  for future high efficiency solar cells and optoelectronics

Prediction of new phase 2D C2h group III monochalcogenides with direct bandgaps and highly anisotropic carrier mobilities
Tuo Hu, Congsheng Xu, Ao Zhang and Peiyuan Yu
Mater. Adv., 2022, 3, 2213-2221, DOI: 10.1039/D1MA01068A

Meet the authors

Tuo Hu was a visiting student in Prof. Peiyuan Yu’s group at the Department of Chemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology from 2020 to 2021 where he worked on polymorphism of 2D semiconductors via DFT computation. He is currently a fourth-year undergraduate at University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Chemistry and Materials Science.
Congsheng Xu received his master’s degree from Xiangtan University where his research focused on electronic properties of multilayer GeSe and its heterojunctions. Currently, he is a doctoral student in Prof. Peiyuan Yu’s research group at Southern University of Science and Technology. His main research direction is prediction of molecular structures and calculation of electronic properties of two-dimensional materials by machine learning.
Ao Zhang received his Ph.D. in physics from Hunan Normal University in 2021. He is currently a postdoctoral at the Department of Physics in Southern University of Science and Technology. His research interests are on novel physical properties induced by spin-orbit coupling, topological semimetals, and multiferroic materials.
Peiyuan Yu obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles in 2017 and was a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2017 to 2019. He began his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2019. Peiyuan’s research program uses computational chemistry to study a wide range of phenomena in chemistry and materials science, with a focus in understanding the reaction mechanisms and origins of selectivity of organic reactions.

(a) What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment and what do you find most challenging about your research?

In this work, we are most excited to discover that some novel polymorphs of two-dimensional materials give rise to very interesting and exotic electronic properties. For example, the new C2h polymorph of 2D group III monochalcogenides features a direct bandgap which has not been found in other known single-layer phases. However, conventional computational methods to predict or design novel polymorphs are often limited by large computational costs. Therefore, we investigated the use of deep learning methods based on generative adversarial neural networks to quickly and comprehensively discover different phases of two-dimensional materials. This project requires knowledge and specialties from diverse disciplines such as computational chemistry, materials science, and physics. Besides, the rapid development of new computational techniques constantly motivates us to try to apply new technologies, which is quite challenging and intriguing.

 

(b) How do you feel about Materials Advances as a place to publish research on this topic?

Materials Advances is designated for interdisciplinary research and insights in the field of materials research, and our work is a combination of computer science and materials science, so I think it is a perfect match for this work to be published on Materials Advances. The professional editorial team and expert reviewers made the publishing process highly efficient.

 

(c) Can you share one piece of career-related advice or wisdom with other early career scientists?

For undergraduate students who are interested in scientific research, I would like to encourage them to actively participate and collaborate with graduate students and postdocs in research projects as early as possible and don’t be shy to share their hypotheses or insights.

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Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances welcome Professor Ana Flavia Nogueira and Professor Zhiguo Xia to our Editorial Boards

Professor Ana Flavia Nogueira, Associate Editor, University of Campinas, Brazil

 

Professor Ana Flavia Nogueira obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (1996) and Master (1998) and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the University of Campinas (2001). She worked as a post-doctorate fellow at the Imperial College, UK, in 2001-2002 and as visiting researcher at Stanford University in 2017-2018. At the moment, she is Full Professor in the Chemistry Institute at UNICAMP and Director of the Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE, www.cine.org.br). Professor Nogueira’s research focuses on the development of functional (nano)materials and their application in solar energy conversion. She has experience in the field of perovskite solar cells, perovskite quantum materials and dense energy carriers (generation of solar fuels through photoelectrocatalytic systems using water, CO2 and other low-added values substrates).

Read these publications by Professor Ana Flavia Nogueira in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Effect of the incorporation of poly(ethylene oxide) copolymer on the stability of perovskite solar cells

Jeann Carlos da Silva, Francineide Lopes de Araújo, Rodrigo Szostak, Paulo Ernesto Marchezi, Raphael Fernando Moral, Jilian Nei de Freitas and Ana Flávia Nogueira
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 9697-9706, DOI: 10.1039/D0TC02078H

Reduced graphene oxide in perovskite solar cells: the influence on film formation, photophysics, performance, and stability
Paulo Ernesto Marchezi, Francineide Lopes de Araújo, Rodrigo Szostack, José Carlos Germino, Eralci M. Therézio, Alexandre Marletta and Ana Flavia Nogueira
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 14648-14658, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC01360B

 

Professor Zhiguo Xia, Associate Editor, South China University of Technology, China

 

Professor Zhiguo Xia obtained his bachelor degree in 2002 and master degree in 2005 from Beijing Technology and Business University, and he received his PhD degree in chemistry from Tsinghua University in 2008. He worked at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing from 2008 to 2014 as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. He has been a full Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing since 2014. In 2018, he moved to South China University of Technology and worked as a full professor at The State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices. His research interest focuses on the structural design of inorganic luminescence materials including the rare earth phosphors and luminescent metal halides for emerging photonics applications, such as light-emitting diodes, scintillators and sensors.

Read these publications by Professor Zhiguo Xia in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Design optimization of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals into zeolite Beta composites as ultra-stable green emitters for backlight display applications
Bohan Li, Yuchi Zhang, Yan Xu and Zhiguo Xia
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 12118-12123, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC02757C

Recent progress of zero-dimensional luminescent metal halides
Mingze Li and Zhiguo Xia
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2021, 50, 2626-2662, DOI: 10.1039/D0CS00779J

We encourage you to submit your best work to Ana, Zhiguo and our team of Associate Editors now! Check out the Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances author guidelines for more information on our article types.

Please join us in welcoming Professors Ana Flavia Nogueira and Zhiguo Xia to the Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances Editorial Boards. 

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Introducing the new Materials Advances “Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials” article collection

We are delighted to share with you a new collection of articles highlighting some of the most recent articles in Materials Advances on ‘Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials’. Containing both reviews and original research, the collection covers the synthesis and characterisation of these materials, along with exploring multiple applications including sensing, imaging and lighting.

 

See the collection and read the articles.  Below is a snapshot of some of the articles included.

 

Review

Solid-state fluorescent carbon dots: quenching resistance strategies, high quantum efficiency control, multicolor tuning, and applications
Junli Wang, Yongzhen Yang and Xuguang Liu
Mater. Adv., 2020, 1, 3122-3142
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00632G

 

Communication

L-Tyrosine derived fluorescent molecular probes as solvent mediated flip-flop halide (iodide/fluoride) sensors and reversible chromogenic pH indicators
Navnita Kumar and Sanjay K. Mandal
Mater. Adv., 2021, 2, 942-947
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00589D

 

Paper

Mn2+ activated Ca-α-SiAlON – broadband deep-red luminescence and sensitization by Eu2+, Yb2+ and Ce3+
Atul D. Sontakke, Arnoldus J. van Bunningen, Sadakazu Wakui and Andries Meijerink
Mater. Adv., 2021, 2, 2075-2084
DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00036E

 

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The Materials Advances “Popular Advances” article collection

The Materials Advances “Popular Advances” article collection

The “Popular Advances” collection for Materials Advances recognizes the most well received papers published in the journal so far.  New papers will be added monthly, so be sure to keep up to date with the collection.

See the collection and read the articles

 

June highlights

 


May highlights

 

Review

Direct ink writing of energy materials

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Remembering Susan Odom, Materials Advances Advisory Board Member

Dr Susan Odom, member of the Materials Advances Advisory Board, has sadly passed away

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Dr Susan Odom, University of Kentucky, has passed away suddenly at her home.

Susan Odom received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2003, followed by her PhD from Georgia Tech in 2008, with a stint as a visiting graduate scholar at Oxford University.  After a 3 year post-doctorate position at the University of Illinois, Susan joined the faculty at her alma mater, the University of Kentucky in 2011, later becoming an Assistant Professor in 2017. In 2018, Susan was part of the University of Kentucky faculty group teaching at Jilin University in China.

During her time as faculty at Kentucky, Susan won the “Teacher who made a difference” award in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017.  More recently, last year, Susan was awarded the American Chemical Society Women in Chemistry Rising Star Award.  She was also committed to mentoring and supporting women in STEM fields, co-founding a group to encourage girls to pursue their academic goals, and serving on the Kentucky ACE Women’s Network.

Susan’s research focused on the design, synthesis, and characterization of conjugated organic materials for applications that access multiple states of oxidation.  She was particularly interested in structure/property relationships of redox-active molecules for energy storage applications, such as lithium-ion batteries and redox-flow batteries.  Susan’s group was also making strides in the development of materials for the positive and negative sides of flow cell batteries.

Susan published over three dozen articles on her research, and held five awarded patents and 11 patent applications.

Dr Odom will be missed by the Journal of Materials Chemistry family and the global materials community, but in particular by her friends, colleagues and students at the University of Kentucky.

Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UK, Christian Brady, has written a memorial for Susan

A message board has also been set up for people to share memories of Susan for the University of Kentucky and wider community

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