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Open call for papers: 1D Fibrous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion – A Materials Advances Themed Collection

Materials Advances is pleased to announce an open call for papers, for the upcoming themed collection:

 

1D Fibrous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion

Guest Edited by:

Dr Subrata Kundu, (Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India)

Professor Shaikh M. Mobin, (Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI), India) 

Dr Shaila Afroj (University of Exeter, United Kingdom).

Energy storage and conversion techniques are the cornerstones of a sustainable future, allowing us to capture renewable energy when it’s abundant. 1D fibrous materials having unique properties, such as high surface to volume ratio and conductivity, can revolutionize advanced energy storage and conversion devices. These unique properties make them a key material for next-generation clean energy technologies. This special themed collection will explore the full potential of various 1D fibrous based materials for energy conversion and storage application including, but not limited to;

  • Design, synthesis, and characterization of 1D fibrous materials for energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors) and conversion (solar cells, water splitting, fuel cells, electrolyzers, thermoelectric materials).
  • Exploring novel 1D fibrous materials with improved storage and conversion efficiencies.
  • Theoretical understanding of 1D fibrous materials for energy conversion and storage techniques.
  • Mechanistic study of 1D fibrous catalyst includes in-situ characterisation and machine learning.
  • Cost-effective and real time fabrication of 1D fibrous materials towards practical/industrial applications.

Submissions should fit within the scope of the collection and Materials Advances. Please click on the journal link for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

Open for submissions until 11th December 2024

If you are interested in submitting a review-type article, please contact the Editorial Office at materialsadvances-rsc@rsc.org 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.

Please note that article processing charges apply to all articles submitted to Materials Advances if, following peer-review, they are accepted for publication. Details of the APC can be found here. Corresponding authors who are not already members of the Royal Society of Chemistry are entitled to one year’s Affiliate membership as part of their APC. Find out more about our member benefits.

If your institution has a read and publish deal with the RSC you may be entitled to a discount or waiver to publish your manuscript. We encourage you to use our new journal finder tool to see if you are eligible for a discount or waiver through an institutional deal.

 

Submit your manuscript now!

 

 

We look forward to receiving your manuscripts!

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Meet the Guest Editors – Themed collection on Advanced Functional Inorganic Materials for Information Technology and Applications

We are pleased to announce this open call for papers for our upcoming themed collection on Advanced Functional Inorganic Materials for Information Technology and Applications to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances.

This collection is guest edited by Dr Xuebin Wang (Nanjing University), Dr Haibo Zeng (Nanjing University of Science and Technology) and Dr Zhiguo Xia (South China University of Technology). For further information about the guest editors, please read below. For further information about the themed collection, please see this blog post.

Dr Xuebin Wang (Nanjing University)

Xuebin Wang received BS and MS degrees from Nanjing University and PhD degree from Waseda University. He worked as junior researcher, postdoc researcher, and independent researcher at International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in 2010–2016. He has been a full professor in Nanjing University since 2016. Wang’s group has been pursuing the designed syntheses, novel properties, and practical applications of porous 2D materials, and he recently focuses on the growth of 3D-designed graphene and boron nitride for applications to electrolysis, thermocatalysis, supercapacitors, batteries, polymeric composites, and so forth.

Dr Haibo Zeng (Nanjing University of Science and Technology)

Haibo Zeng received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. He later worked with Prof. Claus Klingshirn in 2007 at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2008, he joined Prof. Yoshio Bando’s group at the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan. Since 2013, he has been working as a distinguished professor and Director of the Institute of Optoelectronics and Nanomaterials in Nanjing University of Science and Technology. His research interests are focused on the exploratory design of semiconducting nanocrystals and 2D crystals, with an emphasis on optoelectronics applications.

Dr Zhiguo Xia (South China University of Technology)

Zhiguo Xia is a professor at the State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. He obtained his PhD degree (Chemistry) in 2008 from Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His current research interests focus on the inorganic luminescence materials, including the rare earth doped phosphors and the luminescent metal halides, and mainly developed their structural design, synthesis and discovery and structure-property correlation investigations. Dr. Zhiguo Xia has published over 200 peer reviewed publications (h-index of 87), and 5 book chapters. He is an associated editor of “Journal of Materials Chemistry C from 2022”.

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Open call for papers – Advanced Functional Inorganic Materials for Information Technology and Applications

We are pleased to announce this open call for papers for our upcoming themed collection on Advanced Functional Inorganic Materials for Information Technology and Applications to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances.

This collection is guest edited by Dr Xuebin Wang (Nanjing University), Dr Haibo Zeng (Nanjing University of Science and Technology) and Dr Zhiguo Xia (South China University of Technology).

Submissions to the journal should should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry C or Materials Advances. Please see the journal websites for more information on the journals’ scopes, standards, article types and author guidelines.

For this open call, we welcome full Papers and Communications.

Open for Submissions until 30 June 2024

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the Journal of Materials Chemistry C or Materials Advances online submission page. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the Advanced Functional Inorganic Materials for Information Technology and Applications collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. Please do not mention the themed collection in your cover letter.

All submissions will be subject to assessment against the journal’s usual scope and standards criteria and sent for peer review only if appropriate. Accepted articles will be published online as soon as they are ready and added to the web collection.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to contribute your latest research to this themed collection. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts.

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Open call for papers: Nanomaterials for a sustainable future: From materials to devices and systems

Open call for papers – Nanomaterials for a sustainable future

Submit your work before 2 September 2024

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Nanoscale are pleased to announce an open call for papers to a cross-journal themed collection on ‘Nanomaterials for a sustainable future: From materials to devices and systems’

This collection is being guest edited by Professor Guohua Jia (Curtin University, Australia), Professor Hongxia Wang (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Professor Xuyong Yang (Shanghai University, China), Professor Lina Quan (Virginia Tech, USA) and Professor Yun Liu (Australian National University, Australia).

Headshots of Guest Editors (left to right): Guohua Jia, Hongxia Wang, Xuyong Yang, Lina Quan, Yun LiuAs modern society’s demand for energy continues to grow, the development of nanomaterials for reducing energy consumption and generating and storing energy is becoming increasingly important. With advances in synthesis methods and theoretical simulations of nanomaterials, attention has turned to how nanomaterials can be rationally designed and synthesized, transformed into energy devices, and ultimately, how devices (such as solar cells, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, light-emitting diodes, photodetectors etc.) can be integrated into systems to tackle real global challenges.

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multifunctional materials (electrical, magnetic, electrochemical, optical, and mechanical materials, etc.)
  • Quantum materials (quantum dots, 2D materials, photonics materials, etc.)
  • Energy materials (materials for catalysis, CO2 reduction, batteries, hydrogen and solar energy conversion, etc.)
  • Materials chemistry calculations (DFT and molecular dynamic simulation and modelling, machine learning assisted design and materials screening, etc.)
  • Materials for environment (materials for environment protection, pollutants and toxic products, treatment, environmental remediation, etc.)
  • Advanced characterization methods for materials (in-situ Raman, NMR, XRD; synchrotron radiation, neutron diffraction, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, etc.)

Submissions deadline on 2 September 2024

This Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Nanoscale collection will capture the cutting-edge innovations in nanomaterials synthesis, simulation, device fabrication, and system integration that are driving this field forward. 


How to submit

Articles can be submitted at any time before the deadline via our online submission system to any of the participating journals. Please see the journals’ webpages linked above for more information on their scope, standards, article types and author guidelines and for more information on how to submit.

For this collection, we strongly encourage primary research in the way of Full Papers or Communications. If you are interested in submitting a review-type article, please check with the Editorial Office first for pre-approval and to avoid topic overlap.

All manuscripts will undergo the normal initial assessment and peer review processes, if appropriate, in line with the journal’s high standards, managed by the journal editors. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are published and they will be featured in a regular issue of the relevant journal and collated online into the collection. Please note that peer review or acceptance are not guaranteed.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the journal submissions platform. Please quote the themed collection code XXSusFut24 when prompted in Step 4 of your submission in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and mention that this is in response to 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.

If you have any questions about the collection or the submissions process, please do contact the Editorial Office at materials-rsc@rsc.org and they will be able to assist.

Your institute may have a Read & Publish agreement in place with the Royal Society of Chemistry. This means that you may be able to publish gold open access for free in all the hybrid journals we publish – maximising the visibility and impact of your article to the broadest possible audience. Your institution’s agreement may already include the article processing charge for publishing as a corresponding author. Check here to find out more and to see if your institution has an R&P deal in place.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

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Open call for papers – Materials Chemistry of Fluorescence Bioimaging

Open call for papers – Materials Chemistry of Fluorescence Bioimaging

Submit your work before 15 August 2024

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry B is pleased to announce an open call for papers to a themed collection on ‘Materials Chemistry of Fluorescence Bioimaging‘.

This collection is guest edited by Dr Sijie Chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Karolinska Institutet), Prof. Tony D. James (University of Bath), Dr Apurba L. Koner (IISER Bhopal) and Prof. Ben Zhong Tang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen).

Fluorescence imaging is a predominant method employed in biological and biomedical research. This powerful technique utilises fluorescent probes that emit light upon excitation, enabling non-invasive and real-time observation of specific targets within the living system. It assists researchers in localizing specific proteins in tissue, visualizing subcellular structures, studying cell organization, monitoring the bio-microenvironment, and even conducting image-guided surgery. From fundamental biological studies to biomedical applications, fluorescence bioimaging continues to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the complex biological world and provide us with powerful tools for diagnosis or treatment.

In this context, it is pertinent to compile this themed issue focusing on recent materials developments in the field of fluorescence bioimaging. To this end, this themed collection of Journal of Materials Chemistry B aims to provide a platform for recent developments in this rapidly evolving field of fluorescence bioimaging with topics including, but not limited to, fluorescence bioimaging with novel probes, design or synthetic strategies of fluorescent probes, theoretical understanding of fluorescent probe properties and working mechanisms, and new insights into the materials chemistry of fluorescence bioimaging. We hope that readers find this themed collection informative and useful.

Submissions deadline on 15 August 2024

 


How to submit

Submissions to the journal should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B – Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. All manuscripts will undergo the normal initial assessment and peer review processes, if appropriate, in line with the journal’s high standards, managed by the journal editors. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are published and they will be featured in a regular issue of the relevant journal. Please note that peer review or acceptance are not guaranteed.

For this collection, we strongly encourage primary research in the way of Full Papers or Communications. If you are wanting to submit a review-type article, please check with the Editorial Office first for pre-approval and to avoid topic overlap.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the journal submissions platform. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the Materials Chemistry of Fluorescence Bioimaging collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and is in response to 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 as such inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed collection is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the collection or the submissions process, please do contact the Editorial Office at materialsb-rsc@rsc.org and they will be able to assist.

Your institute may have a Read & Publish agreement in place with the Royal Society of Chemistry. This means that you may be able to publish gold open access for free in all the hybrid journals we publish – maximising the visibility and impact of your article to the broadest possible audience. Your institution’s agreement may already include the article processing charge for publishing as a corresponding author. Check here to find out more and to see if your institution has an R&P deal in place.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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Open call for papers: Mechanical-induced catalysis and catalysts advances

We are delighted to announce an open call for papers to our new themed collection on Mechanical-induced catalysis and catalysts advances, to be published in Materials Advances.

MA Call for papers promo graphic with extended deadline.

 

Mechanical-induced catalysis is gaining increasing attention with its potential to broaden the scope of new catalyst materials, leading to its increasingly widespread use for materials development and applications. This themed collection broadly focuses on mechanical induced catalysis and catalysts advances including (but not limited to):

  • Development of nanomaterials with tailored properties (e.g., shape, size, composition) for enhanced mechanical-induced catalytic performance
  • Piezo- and tribo-electric nanogenerators for catalysis
  • Design and characterisation of single-atom catalysts
  • Mechanistic studies of mechanical-induced catalysis (e.g., in situ, computational modelling)
  • Novel and/or sustainable approaches for mechanochemical catalyst development
  • Scalability of synthesis using mechanochemical techniques

 

Submit before 1st September 2024

 

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

Materials Advances publishes quality research across the breadth of materials science. It received its 2023 impact factor of 5.2 (Journal Citation Reports 2024, Clarivate Analytics).

Please note that accepted manuscripts will be subject to an article-processing charge (APC) unless your institute has an existing agreement with the RSC that covers publications in our gold open access journals. More information about charges, discounts, and waivers are available here. Corresponding authors who are not already members of the Royal Society of Chemistry are entitled to one year’s Affiliate membership as part of their APC. Find out more about our member benefits.

 

 

This themed collection is Guest Edited by:

Photo of Guest Editor Wei Tang.

Wei Tang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Wei Tang received his B.S. degree from the Physical Department and Ph.D. degree from the Microelectronic Department from Peking University in 2008 and 2013. He is a professor at the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academic of Sciences. His research interests include interface electron transfer and its applications in wearable electronics, contact-electro-catalysis, and energy harvesting devices.

Photo of Guest Editor Christian Falconi.Christian Falconi

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

ORCID: 0000-0002-5220-4588

Christian Falconi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. He received his M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in, respectively, 1998 and 2001. He has contributed as corresponding/co-corresponding author papers on leading journals in nanosystems (NanoEnergy), electronics (IEEE TCAS II), sensors (Sensors and Actuators A / B) and interdisciplinary journals (Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces…). Since 2013 he is Adjunct Professor at the Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU, South Korea). Since 2017 he is Adjunct Professor at the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems – Chinese Academy of Sciences (BINN – CAS, China). He has visited top international Universities worldwide, including the University of Linkoping (1 month), TU Delft (7 months), Georgia Tech (14 months), SKKU (1 month) and BINN – CAS (7 weeks). His research interests include analog electronics, electronic interfaces, sensors, nanogenerators, micro-nano-systems, electronic devices and biomedical engineering.

Photo of Guest Editor Ziming WangZiming Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

ORCID: 0000-0003-4731-6224

Ziming Wang is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academic of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), under the supervision of Prof. Zhong Lin Wang. His research interests include contact-electro-catalysis, self-powered sensors, and energy harvesting.

Photo of Guest Editor Sailin LiuSailin Liu

University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr Sailin Liu is committed to developing high-energy-density batteries with high safety and long cycling lives. During her Ph.D. study, she was specializing in frontier technologies of developing non-flammable electrolytes and stable electrode/electrolyte interface. Her current research interest is non-flammable organic electrolytes, electrolyte/electrode interface, aqueous rechargeable battery technology.

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Open Call to Submit: Bioelectronics themed collection

Open call for papers – Bioelectronics

Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Guest Editors:

Dr Eleonora Macchia (University of Bari, Italy)

Dr. Eleonora Macchia (female) is tenure track Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacy at University of Bari and Head of Research at Åbo Akademi University. She is ERC Starting Grant 2021 grantee, being PI of the project NoOne (GA number 101040383). She has been Senior Researcher, as PI of the project ProSiT, funded by Academy of Finland Research Council (GA#332106). Since March 2019, she has been project researcher at Åbo Akademi University, in the framework of the H2020 project SiMBiT (GA#824946). Previously, she has been Postdoc at University of Bari. She received her PhD in Chemical Sciences summa cum laude in 2018 from the University of Bari and her Master’s degree in Physics 110/110 cum laude in 2014 from the same institution. She was awarded with 8 scientific awards and she was selected as Top 10 candidate of the XVII Edition of the award “L’Oréal Italia Per le Donne e la Scienza”. At the age of 32, she has already published 54 publications in major international journals since 2013, with a total of 1,097 citations, yielding an h-index of 19. She is co-inventor of two patents. She is also strongly committed to the role of model for younger women scientists.

Professor Hong Liu (Southeast University, China)

Hong Liu received his B.S. and M.S. from Nanjing University with Dr. Huangxian Ju, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in the USA with Dr. Richard M. Crooks. In 2013, he joined Southeast University, and is now a professor and the deputy dean of the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering. His research interests include bioelectronic materials and devices for diagnostics and treatments.

Professor George Malliaras (University of Cambridge, UK)

George Malliaras is the Prince Philip Professor of Technology at the University of Cambridge. He leads the Bioelectronics Laboratory, an interdisciplinary group of scientists, engineers and clinicians who translate advances in electronics to better tools for healthcare. George received a BS from the Aristotle University, Greece, a PhD from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and did a postdoc at the IBM Almaden Research Center, USA. Before joining Cambridge, he was a faculty member at Cornell University in the USA, where he also served as the Director of the Cornell NanoScale Facility, and at the School of Mines of St. Etienne in France. His research has been recognized with awards from the European Academy of Sciences (Blaise Pascal Medal), the Materials Research Society (Mid-Career Researcher Award), the New York Academy of Sciences (Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists), the US National Science Foundation (Faculty Early Career Development Award), and DuPont (Young Professor Award). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Linköping (Sweden), elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society, and is a member of the Academia Europaea and of the European Academy of Sciences.

Professor Anna-Maria Pappa (Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE)

Anna-Maria Pappa is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Khalifa University and a visiting scholar at Cambridge University. Prior to this, she was the Oppenheimer Research fellow at Cambridge University and the Maundslay-Butler Fellow at Pembroke College. She received her PhD in Bioelectronics in 2017 from Ecole des Mines de St Etienne. Anna-Maria is currently leading the lab for biosensors and biosystems on chip (LAB-BBC) focusing on developing cutting edge technologies for next generation miniaturized sensors with applications in healthcare and environmental science. Anna-Maria has received multiple awards for her research including the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science award, being listed in the Innovators under 35 MIT technology review and several awards in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Scope:

Bioelectronics, as the name suggests, is a research area on the interface between biology and electronics. It is an interdisciplinary field that combines not only biology and electronics but also many disciplines such as chemistry, physics, materials, and information technology. The aims of bioelectronic research are usually twofold: firstly, studying the electronic processes of biological systems, including the electronic characteristics of biological molecules, information storage and transmission in biological systems, and thus developing new information technologies based on the principles of the biological systems; The second is to apply the theories and technologies of electronic information science to solve biological problems, including the acquisition and analysis of biological information, as well as the regulation of various biological processes. The fundamental mechanism underlying all kinds of bioelectronic processes, including transduction of signal and/or energy, relies on the interfacial properties of materials. The themed collection on bioelectronics across Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Journal of Materials Chemistry C is devoted to the cutting-edge research with a focus on bioelectronic materials.

Submit now!

Extended Submissions deadline to 31 July 2024

Submissions should contain chemistry in the context of a material and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B or Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Please see the journal’s page for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

This call for papers is open for the following primary article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, you can submit your article directly to the online submission system for Journal of Materials Chemistry B or Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the “Bioelectronics” themed collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call.

 

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Open call for papers – Targeted biomedical applications of nanomaterials

Open call for papers – Targeted biomedical applications of nanomaterials

Submissions deadline on 7 June 2024

We are delighted to announce our latest open call for submissions to a themed collection on Targeted biomedical applications of nanomaterials to be published across NanoscaleNanoscale AdvancesJournal of Materials Chemistry B and Materials Advances.

 

This collection is guest edited by Professor Dhiraj Bhatia (IIT Gandhinagar, India), Professor Mukesh Dhanka (IIT Gandhinagar, India), Dr Anjali Awasthi (University of Rajasthan, India), Professor Kamlendra Awasthi (Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India) and Professor Kaushik Chatterjee (IISc Bangalore, India).

Nano-biomaterials, i.e., nanomaterials derived or inspired from biological molecules, have gained substantial influence in the recent times in terms of their fine tunability, scale-up potential, excellent interface and adaptation with biological systems. Multiple different approaches involving physical and computational modelling, chemical structure synthesis and characterization and biological modifications have been used to develop next generation bionanodevices that can interface with biological systems in a very focussed manner. Some of the recent devices have already made their way to clinical trials and many others are in different stages of the pipeline for translational applications.

This new collection in NanoscaleJMC BNanoscale Advances and Materials Advances will focus on the design of multifunctional hybrid nanomaterials for different applications and on interfacing nanomaterials with biological systems for translational studies. The scope of this collection loosely aligns with the 2023 International Conference on Nanomaterials in Biology (ICNB 2023), held at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar along with Soft Materials Research Society, from 19–22 November 2023. Potential topics for the collection include but are not limited to,

  • 3D Bioprinting
  • Big Data in Nanosciences
  • Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials
  • Biological Nanodevices and Sensors
  • Engineered Nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials and Environmental Effects
  • Nanomaterials for Bioenergy Applications
  • Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Science
  • Nanomaterials in Biological Uptake and Nanotoxicology
  • Nanomaterials in Gene and Drug Delivery
  • Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Medicine
  • Polymer Supramolecular Chemistry and Applications
  • Scaffold design and fabrication

Submit your work by 7 June 2024


How to submit

Submissions to the collection should fit within the scope of NanoscaleNanoscale Advances, Materials Advances or Journal of Materials Chemistry B – Please see the journals’ websites for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. We encourage authors to select the journal most relevant to their research. All manuscripts will undergo the normal initial assessment and peer review processes, if appropriate, in line with the journal’s high standards, managed by the journal editors. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are published and they will be featured in a regular issue of the relevant journal. Please note that peer review or acceptance are not guaranteed. 

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the journal submissions platform. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the Targeted biomedical applications of nanomaterials collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and is in response to 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 as such inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed collection is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the collection or the submissions process, please do contact the Editorial Office at materialsb-rsc@rsc.org and they will be able to assist.

We look forward to receiving your latest work and considering it for this collection!

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Open Call for Papers: Photon Upconversion Materials

Open call for papers to contribute to themed collection for Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Photon Upconversion Materials

The field of photon upconversion materials has been booming in recent years. There are several reasons why researchers explore these systems for potential applications in fields as diverse as solar energy conversion, photochemistry, and biomedicine.

The two main classes of materials are organic compounds undergoing triplet-triplet annihilation photon upconversion and inorganic upconverting (nano)materials based on rare earth elements. Both fields have much in common, but have rarely been connected. To overcome this separation of similar research fields, this special collection embraces the similarities and differences of the two upconversion fields.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Eva Hemmer is an Associate Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. She received her PhD (2008) in materials science from Saarland University (Germany) under the mentorship of Prof. Sanjay Mathur. During her graduate studies she focused on single-source-precursors and their application in the bottom-up synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials. This experience was further deepened during her postdoctoral studies when she worked on rare-earth-based nanoparticles for near-infrared bioimaging with Prof. Kohei Soga (Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 2009-2012). In 2013 she was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work in the groups of Profs. Fiorenzo Vetrone and Francois Légaré at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-EMT, Université du Québec, Canada, 2012-2015) to develop rare-earth-based optical nanothermometers. In winter 2016 Dr. Hemmer came to Ottawa; since then, her research focuses on new designs of rare-earth-based nanoparticles for bioimaging, optoelectronic and optomagnetic applications, accompanied by chemically controlled synthesis, surface chemistry, and understanding of structure-property relationships. She received the 2021 Jubilee Global Diversity Award of the ACerS (American Ceramic Society; Engineering Ceramics Division), as well as the 2021 Early-career Achievement Award in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by NanoOntario. Her commitment to higher-level education and to the broader materials community – for instance as active member of the American Ceramic Society or as Chair of the Student Engagement Sub-Committee of the Materials Research Society – was recognized with the AcerS‘ Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award.

Nobuo Kimizuka received his Ph.D. in 1990 under the supervision of Prof. Toyoki Kunitake at Kyushu University.

After working as a postdoc with Prof. Helmut Ringsdorf at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, he was promoted to associate professor in 1992 and full professor in 2000.

In 2020, he was appointed as a Research Supervisor, JST CREST, “Precise arrangement toward the functionality of molecular systems” (2020-2027).

His work encompasses the synthesis, structure, properties, and functions of molecular self-assemblies and coordination nanomaterials.

In recent years, he has focused on developing supramolecular photon energy conversion systems based on designed molecular systems: photon upconversion, molecular solar thermal fuels, and singlet fission.

Lukasz Marciniak is a professor in physics at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland. His current research focuses on the synthesis and the characterization of the luminescent properties of advanced multifunctional materials in a form of nanocrystals, colloidal solutions, microcrystalline powders, glasses, and single-crystals with the special emphasis on their application in remote sensing and imaging of physical and chemical parameters i.e. temperature (luminescent thermometer), pressure (luminescent manometry) and pH. He conducts interdisciplinary scientific research on a border of physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, material engineering, and biology.

Dr. Lea Nienhaus earned her B.Sc. from the Universität Ulm, Germany in 2010 and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. She then moved to MIT to work with Professor Bawendi as a postdoctoral associate. She began her independent career at Florida State University in the Fall of 2018. The Nienhaus group is interested in unraveling the complex photophysical processes occurring in hybrid upconversion systems by a combination of optical spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy.

Professor Timothy Schmidt was educated at The University of Sydney, winning the University Medal for Theoretical Chemistry in 1997. He undertook his PhD at The University of Cambridge in the field of femtosecond spectroscopy under the supervision of the late Dr Gareth Roberts. He was a postdoctoral research associate of Prof. Dr John Paul Maier, FRS in Basel, Switzerland, where he researched highly unsaturated hydrocarbon molecules of astrophysical relevance. Tim returned to Australia in 2003 to take up a position at CSIRO researching artificial photosynthesis. He was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney in 2004 and there rose to Associate Professor before moving to UNSW in 2014 as Professor and ARC Future Fellow. At UNSW he is Research Director of the School of Chemistry and Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. Professor Schmidt has been the recipient of a number of awards for his research including the Coblentz Award (2010) for contributions to the science of molecular spectroscopy.

About this call

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in a materials context and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

For this open call, we welcome full Papers and Communications.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the Journal of Materials Chemistry C submission service. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the ‘Photon Upconversion Materials’ collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. Please do not mention the collection in your cover letter.

All submissions will be subject to assessment against the journal’s usual scope and standards criteria and sent for peer review only if appropriate. Accepted articles will be published online as soon as they are ready and added to the web collection.

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Submit to our latest Journal of Materials Chemistry B collection on bioinspired functional supramolecular systems

Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems

We are pleased to invite submissions to a themed collection on Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Guest Editors: Dr. João Borges (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Patricia Y. W. Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands), Prof. João F. Mano (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux (University of Bordeaux, France)

Nature provides us with an unparalleled variety of supramolecular systems that are formed via dynamic non-covalent interactions. Those include the molecular motor proteins, the cell membrane, the DNA double-helix structure, or the native extracellular matrices of tissues and organs, to name just a few. Such complex and dynamic supramolecular biological landscapes have inspired the design and development of bioinspired supramolecular materials and systems that could recreate their structural composition and complexity, dynamic and adaptive nature, functional features, and properties to address a myriad of applications in the biological and biomedical fields.

This themed collection in Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Guest Edited by Dr. João Borges (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Patricia Y. W. Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands), Prof. João F. Mano (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux (University of Bordeaux, France), aims to provide an up-to-date platform for sharing latest developments in the field of bioinspired functional supramolecular systems. From the fundamental concepts on the supramolecular design and synthesis to the application of the bioinspired supramolecular (bio)materials in drug/gene/protein/therapeutics/cell delivery, biosensing, diagnostics, theranostics, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, among others. This collection also aims to encourage more interdisciplinary research and collaborative efforts at the intersection of supramolecular chemistry, (bio)materials science, and biology to inspire breakthrough research in the fascinating field of bioinspired supramolecular systems aimed at more closely emulating the complexity and dynamics of natural biological systems and creating life-like material systems.

Submit your latest work by 31 July 2024


How to submit

Submissions to the journal should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B – Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. All manuscripts will undergo the normal initial assessment and peer review processes, if appropriate, in line with the journal’s high standards, managed by the journal editors. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are published and they will be featured in a regular issue of the relevant journal. Please note that peer review or acceptance are not guaranteed.

For this collection, we strongly encourage full primary research in the way of Full Papers or Communications.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the Journal of Materials Chemistry B submission service. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and is in response to 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 as such inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed collection is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the collection or the submissions process, please do contact the Editorial Office at materialsb-rsc@rsc.org and they will be able to assist.

We look forward to receiving your latest work and considering it for this collection!

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