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RSC Showcase Symposia: Building a more sustainable world through solutions focused chemistry

Will you be attending ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Atlanta next week?

If so, we warmly welcome you to join our exciting session featuring cutting-edge talks from leading international researchers in the field of sustainability science, and representatives from RSC journals.

In addition to these exciting scientific talks, our speakers will take part in panel discussions examining key themes relevant to how the scientific community can help accelerate the transition to net-zero and build a more sustainable world through solutions-focussed chemistry – come and join the conversation!

Symposium details

Title: RSC Showcase Symposia: Building A More Sustainable World Through Solutions-Focused Chemistry
When: Wednesday 5th June, 9:30am
Where: Oakwood B Room; Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

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Speakers and Talk titles 

Fran Kerton, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Chemical conversations for a sustainable future

 

Adam Lee, Griffith University, Australia

Catalysing sustainable chemical manufacturing

 

Maria Elena Rivas, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, UK

Mechanochemistry in Johnson Matthey

 

Natalie Stingelin, Georgia Tech, USA

Cool plastics for Energy Sustainability

 

Antonio Facchetti, Georgia Tech, USA

Sustainable synthesis of new mixed ionic-electronic conductors & devices

 

Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Georgia Tech, USA

Phase transformations via surface defects in halide perovskites

Furthermore, RSC Sustainability and EES Catalysis Executive Editor, Emma Eley, will be present for the full duration of the conference and will be pleased to talk to you about your research and answer any questions that you may have about publishing in RSC journals. Stop by stand 10 in the exhibition hall to discover more about RSC Publishing, or get in touch by email to arrange a meeting with Emma. Smiling headshot of woman

We hope that you will be able to join us at this exciting session!

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Congratulations to the prize winners at the SPIE Women in Renewable Energy workshop

Journal of Materials Chemistry A Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Horizons were delighted to sponsor the recent Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) workshop at the SPIE Photonics Europe conference held in Strasbourg, France from 7 – 11 April 2024. The journals sponsored a wonderful networking event that allowed speakers and up-and-coming researchers and students to meet and share ideas in an informal setting.

 

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Horizons also sponsored two prizes for emerging researchers at the conference. These prizes were awarded by Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances Editor-in-Chief Natalie Stingelin. Congratulations to Olivier Bardagot and Fabiola Faini for being awarded the prizes!

Promoting women in science is a crucial and necessary step to reach the UN sustainability goals. Regardless of your gender and academic position, you can contribute to accelerating this positive change. This idea of “everyone can and should be involved” is dear to Prof. Olivier Bardagot, a young researcher of the CNRS-University of Strasbourg (France) working in the polymer department of the ICPEES institute led by Prof. Nicolas Leclerc. Physicist by training (Phelma and Imperial College London), Olivier opened himself to organic synthesis and polymer design thanks to the mentorship of Prof. Renaud Demadrille during his PhD (CEA Grenoble, France). With this rare background, he thrived under the supervision of Prof. Natalie Banerji by developing organic electrochemical transistors during a 3-year post-doctoral stay at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Established as a permanent PI since a year, Olivier is now developing a diverse research group where the potential of scientists can flourish in a widely interdisciplinary environment supported by the Strasbourg Organic Electronic Consortium (STELORG). His group is currently focusing on controlling the nanoscale and microscale organization of semiconducting polymers to optimize their chemical and electrochemical doping for thermoelectric and bioelectronic applications. If you have common research interests, do not hesitate to contact him at: olivier.bardagot@cnrs.fr. Olivier was awarded a prize for his exceptional contribution to the WiRE workshop, sponsored by Materials Horizons.

 

Fabiola Faini is a Ph.D. fellow in Giulia Grancini’s group at the University of Pavia, Italy. She obtained her master’s degree in Physics of Matter in 2021, working on the optical properties of low-dimensional perovskite thin films. Her research interest spans from fundamental photophysical investigation of charge carriers dynamics in low-dimensional perovskite thin films to their rational application in operating perovskite solar cells. With her talk titled “Tilting the crystal growth of 2D Perovskites: a tool for breaking wide band gap perovskite solar cell efficiency”, she has been awarded a prize by Journal of Materials Chemistry A during the SPIE conference.

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Rare Earth Materials – Meet the Guest Editors

We are pleased to announce this open call for papers for our upcoming themed collection on Rare Earth Materials to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C. For more details about the themed collection, including how to submit, please visit this blog post.

This collection is guest edited by:

Professor Ashlee Howarth (Concordia University, Canada)

Ashlee J. Howarth is an Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair at Concordia University in Montréal. She was born and raised in London, Ontario. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2009, and then went on to do her PhD in inorganic materials chemistry at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Michael O. Wolf. Before joining the faculty at Concordia, she completed an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University with Joseph T. Hupp and Omar K. Farha. At Concordia, the Howarth group is focused on the design and synthesis of rare-earth cluster-based metal–organic frameworks targeting applications in pollution remediation, catalysis, drug delivery, X-ray detection, and chemical sensing.

Professor Takao Mori (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

Takao Mori received his PhD in 1996 at Univ. Tokyo, Dept. Physics. He is a Field Director at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. Professor of the Univ. Tsukuba Graduate School and elected Board Member of the International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) and ITS President from July 2023. Mori is a Senior Editor of Materials Today Physics, an Editorial or Advisory Board Member of Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Advances in Applied Ceramics, Device, Journal of Materiomics, Joule. His current research interests include development of thermoelectric materials and enhancement principles, magnetism, synthesis and properties of borides, inorganic materials. He has published over 350 papers, 25 book chapters, and 35 patents.

Professor Zhiguo Xia (South China University of Technology, China)

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 – Rare Earth Materials

Open call for papers – Rare Earth Materials

Submit your work before 26 July 2024

We are pleased to announce this open call for papers for our upcoming themed collection on Rare Earth Materials to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

This collection is guest edited by Professor Ashlee Howarth (Concordia University, Canada), Professor Takao Mori (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan), Professor Zhiguo Xia (South China University of Technology, China).

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. Please see this blog post for further information about the guest editors.

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

Open for Submissions until 26th July 2024

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 Rare Earth 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 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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Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship 2024 – nominations now open!

We are delighted to announce that nominations are now OPEN for the prestigious 2024 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship. Do you know an outstanding emerging scientist in the field of materials chemistry who deserves recognition? Nominate them today for a chance to win this respected award!

Established in 2010, this international lectureship honours early-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of materials chemistry, with previous recipients including Shaojun Guo, Christopher Bettinger, Henry Snaith, Maria Escudero-Escribano and last year’s winner Jovana Milić.

 

For more information and details on eligibility criteria and how to nominate a candidate, please visit the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship webpage.

 

The deadline for nominations is 5 June 2024

 

Nominate a candidate now

 

Find out more about our 2023 Lectureship winner, Dr Jovana Milić, and our two runners-up, Dr Kwabena Bediako and Dr Laure Biniek or why not check out our fantastic 2023 shortlisted candidates.

 

You are of course welcome to circulate this information more widely with any colleagues who might be interested in making a nomination.

 

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

 

 

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Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Materials Advances welcome Professor Myung-Han Yoon to our Editorial Boards

Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Materials Advances are delighted to welcome Professor Myung-Han Yoon from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea, to our Editorial Boards as a new Associate Editor.

Myung-Han Yoon

Professor Myung-Han Yoon

Myung-Han Yoon is a professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (1999) and Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry (2001) at Seoul National University, South Korea. Then, he moved to the United States and received his PhD in Materials Chemistry at Northwestern University (2006). After finishing his postdoctoral research at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering, GIST, South Korea as an assistant professor (2010) and was promoted to associate professor (2015) and professor (2018). He received the Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society (2007), the Excellent Research Award from the Korean Polymer Society (2018), the Excellent Research Award from the Korean Chemical Society (2018), and the Excellent Research Award from the Minister of Science and ICT in South Korea (2019). His research interests include biomedical and bioelectronic interfaces based on organic mixed ionic-electronic conductors, hydrogel and metal oxide materials.

 

Join us in welcoming Professor  Yoon to our Editorial Boards!

 

Submit your best work to Professor Yoon and our team of Associate Editors on Journal of Materials Chemistry B 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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Spotlight on a Materials Advances Highly Cited Review Article

“Selenium nanoparticles: a review on synthesis and biomedical applications”

Materials Advances publishes review articles on topics across materials science, which are open access and free to read. To celebrate our excellent review articles, we asked the authors of some of our most well-received review articles to discuss their work in more detail.

In this post, we share insights from our interview with the authors of the recently published Materials Advances review “Selenium nanoparticles: a review on synthesis and biomedical applications“.

Insights from the authors of a highly cited Materials Advances review article

What aspect of your research are you most excited about at the moment?

“Elemental selenium (Se) has great importance in the fields of physics, chemistry, and biology. Se is an important element for human requirement. The United Kingdom group of vitamins and minerals recommended the daily intake of selenium by women and men should be 60 μg and 70 μg, respectively. A daily intake of more than 400 μg could be toxic which leads to a disorder known as selenosis. Selenium plays a key role as a biochemical component of glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme responsible for the protection of essential SH-groups and for the decomposition of peroxides, thereby acting as an antioxidant. In addition to immense role in biology, selenium based nanomaterials have attracted great attention of researchers and in fact metal selenides quantum dots are key component of modern day nanotechnology. Source of selenium often is a tricky component in such materials but bio-generated selenium may become a potential step in fine tuning and biocompatible quantum dots for a range on biomedical applications.

What do you find most challenging about your research?

Availability of greener selenium source for advancement of metal selenide quantum dots and their utility in the filed of biological sciences and biomedical industries as fluorescent tags, photonic materials. Such a collection for articles and review on single element chemistry such as the current one leads to much ease of operation for the researchers and the challenge associated can be managed and handled more effectively. In my research source of selenium is still a great challenge.

What does it mean to you to have a highly cited review article?

Getting recognition for our research and scientific contribution and that too from our peers from the Royal Society is much of moment of proud for us and is very gratifying feeling. It boost the confidence and makes us more responsible for conducting impactful research in our chosen field.

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

When Royal Society floated this journal almost 3-4 years ago, we were sure that like any other RSC publication, this too will fetch global standard and we were proven right when its impact factor was disclosed last year and I am very proud to be associated with such new yet highly prestigious journal. Not many get the opportunity to be part of RSC publications. I am proud of my team to have agreed with me to choose materials advances for our publications. Ever since its inception, this journal has maintained high-quality research publications and has become first choice for material science.

What is one piece of career-related advice or wisdom that you would like to share with early career scientists?

Early career researchers should avoid being part of mad-race that publishes randomly without much clarity in their goals. They should identify research problems that will impact human race globally and try to come out of pathbreaking research results. They should not hesitate to establish early collaboration for multidisciplinary research as in today’s time applied research is much in demand and making great impact

Meet the authors

Dr Pawan Khanna received his PhD in Organometallic Chemistry of Se & Te from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1989– 90. He went to Queens’ University of Belfast and University of Wales at Swansea (UK) for his postdoctoral research in the group of Prof. Christopher P Morley during 1989–92. Later, he joined C-MET, Pune. He was awarded the BOYSCAST fellowship of DST, Govt of India during 1998–99 to work on quantum dots driven by organometallic chemistry at University of St. Andrews, Scotland (UK) with Professor David J Cole-Hamilton. He joined Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, India (DIAT) in 2011 as its first Professor and is currently a HAG Professor and Head of the Dept. of Applied Chemistry. He has also served as dean of academic affairs at DIAT. His research interests include organometallic chemistry, materials chemistry, nano-chemistry of biological importance, quantum dots, nano-inks, nano-fluids and photo catalysis. He has published over 220 research papers. He has recently been named as the top 1% materials’ scientist in the world by a study conducted by Stanford University, USA. He has guided more than 70 masters, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and completed 20 grant-in-aid research projects.
Neha Bisht obtained her BTech Degree in Chemical Engineering from BT Kumaon Institute of Technology (BTKIT), Dwarahat, Uttarakhand India in 2014. Continuing her studies, she received MTech Degree in Materials Science and Chemical Technology from the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, India in the Department of Applied Chemistry in 2019, where she was a Gold medalist. During her study for her Master’s Degree, she received the All India Council Technical Education (AICTE) Fellowship through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). She worked as a Project Assistant under the guidance of Prof. P. K. Khanna at DIAT, Pune, India. She is a life member of the ‘‘Society for Materials and Chemistry (SMC)’’, BARC, Mumbai. She is a lifetime member of ‘‘DIAT Alumni Association’’. She is currently persuing her PhD in south Korea. Her research interests include nanomaterials, hybrid nanocomposites, thermoelectric materials, metal oxides, ternary metal chalcogenides and their energy applications.
Priyanka obtained her BSc degree from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, in the year 2015. During the BSc, she received a ‘‘Promotion of Science and Education (POSE)’’ scholarship from Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of Haryana, India. Continuing her studies, she received an MSc degree in Applied Chemistry from Malaviya National Institute of Advanced Technology, Jaipur, India, in 2017. She completed her PhD under the guidance of Prof. P. K. Khanna at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, India in November 2023. She is a life member of ‘‘Society for Materials and Chemistry (SMC)’’, BARC, Mumbai. She has published over 12 research articles and has a patent to her credit. Her research interests include nanomaterials, quantum dots, materials chemistry and their energy applications

We congratulate the authors on their impactful work and wish them success in their future academic research!

 

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Spotlight on a Materials Advances Highly Cited Review Article

“Fluorescent Schiff base sensors as a versatile tool for metal ion detection: strategies, mechanistic insights, and applications”

Materials Advances publishes review articles on topics across materials science, which are open access and free to read. To celebrate our excellent review articles, we asked the authors of some of our most well-received review articles to discuss their work in more detail.

In this post, we share insights from our interview with the authors of the recently published Materials Advances review “Fluorescent Schiff base sensors as a versatile tool for metal ion detection: strategies, mechanistic insights, and applications”.

Insights from the authors of a highly cited Materials Advances review article

What aspect of your research are you most excited about at the moment?

“The exciting aspects of fluorescence Schiff base research lie in its potential applications, such as in sensing and imaging. Understanding how these compounds interact with different environments or molecules opens up opportunities for advancements in various fields, from medicine to materials science. Additionally, exploring novel synthesis methods and improving the efficiency of fluorescence can contribute to the development of innovative technologies.”

What do you find most challenging about your research?

“Fluorescence Schiff base research, while exciting, also presents certain challenges. Some common challenges include:
(i) Synthesis complexity
(ii) Interference from environmental factors such as pH, temperature, and the presence of other organic or inorganic species.
(iii) The real-world application of these techniques often involves complex sample matrices, like biological fluids or environmental samples, which introduces additional challenges.”

What does it mean to you to have a highly cited review article?

“Being acknowledged by colleagues in the same field for one’s work is a rewarding experience for a researcher”

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

Materials Advances has established itself as a prestigious journal within the Materials family. The platform it offers is a unique opportunity for researchers to present their latest discoveries in the field of materials science. With its consistently high-quality publications, this journal has evolved into a central hub for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in materials science.”

What is one piece of career-related advice or wisdom that you would like to share with early career scientists?

“I recommend that early career researchers pinpoint global challenges and research gaps, dedicating their utmost efforts to address them in a meaningful way. Engage in brainstorming sessions, analyzing the What, Why, and How aspects—understand the problem, its underlying reasons, and potential solutions. Persistently pursue your aspirations, surmounting obstacles and challenges, until you can reflect with pride on your journey.”

Meet the authors

Dr Manoj Kumar Goshisht is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Govt. College Tokapal, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India. He obtained his Master’s Degree from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana, and PhD Degree from Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He has cleared the National Eligibility Test (CSIR-UGC NET) for Assistant Professor in the subject of Chemical Sciences. He is a winner of the Editors Pick Award of the “9th DST & ACS Workshop” held on 11th August 2021. His research interests include organic chemistry, materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and nanomaterials. He has published various research papers in reputed international peer-reviewed journals of The American Chemical Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry, and Springer Nature. He also has a book in his account published by CRC Press (an imprint of the Taylor & Francis group).

Prof. Goutam Kumar Patra did his Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, under the supervision of Prof. Dipankar Datta at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. Then he joined Tel Aviv University, Israel, as a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Israel Goldberg (2000–2002). Subsequently he moved to Carnegie Mellon University, USA where he worked with Prof. Catalina Achim. Then he joined as Asst. Prof. in Vijoygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata in December 2003. He visited Max Planck Institute of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Mülheim, Germany as a BOYSCAST fellow during 2006–07 and worked with the then Director, Prof. Karl Wieghardt. He is a Professor in Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur since 2012. His research interests include chemosensor, redox activity, azamacrocyclic chemistry, crystal engineering, porphyrin and supramolecular chemistry, peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) and free radical chemistry. So far, he has published more than hundred research papers in the journals of national and international repute.

 

Dr. Neetu Tripathi earned her Ph.D. from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. She achieved first rank with a Gold medal in M.Sc. Chemistry (Instrumental Analysis) for her master’s degree. Currently, she serves as a Research Associate (RA) at DRDO, Defence Materials and Stores R&D Establishment. During her Ph.D., she received the prestigious INSPIRE fellowship from the Government of India. Dr. Tripathi has successfully cleared the National Eligibility Test (CSIR-UGC NET) for Assistant Professor and the Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) in the subject of chemical sciences. Her research interests encompass organic chemistry, materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and nanomaterials. She has contributed to various international peer-reviewed journals, including those by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier, and Springer. Additionally, Dr. Tripathi is an author of a book published by CRC Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group.

We congratulate the authors on their impactful work and wish them success in their future academic research!

 

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Journal of Materials Chemistry A welcomes Professor Sayan Bhattacharyya from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India to their Advisory Board

Journal of Materials Chemistry A is delighted to welcome Professor Sayan Bhattacharyya from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India to their Advisory Board.

Professor Sayan Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India

Professor Sayan Bhattacharyya is a Professor of Chemical Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India. He received his bachelor’s at Calcutta University, and his PhD degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, before he carried out his postdoctoral work in the US.

He joined the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India in April 2010, and has moved from Assistant Professor, to Professor of Chemical Sciences. His research focus is the design and synthesis of nanoscale functional materials, elucidation of their fundamental electronic, optical and other physical properties, and the development of processes that lead to specific alternative energy solutions.

Here is what he had to say about his appointment to Journal of Materials Chemistry A:

  • What does it mean to you to join the Advisory Board of Journal of Materials Chemistry A?

I am delighted to join the Advisory Board of Journal of Materials Chemistry A, which has set very high standards. Over the years, we have been publishing our research here, and reading high-quality articles by other research groups. The advisory board role will allow me to help the journal make decisions to promote seminal or outstanding scientific findings and influence future research.

  • What is the current biggest challenge you face in your field?

Mankind has to solve the burgeoning problem of climate change, not only in the reaction flask at the laboratory scale but implementing the proven concepts on a societal level for bridging the gap between academia and industry. A systematic approach should be in place to identify and promote the best solutions, published in journals, which are often overlooked.

  • What advances in your field are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about the immense potential of solar and thermal energy for solving the energy and environmental crisis. Secondly, advanced materials design is necessary for successfully replicating or mimicking the complexity and efficiency of natural processes. New inorganic / organic, and hybrid materials design is necessary with an understanding of their structural and electronic characteristics.

  • Why do you feel that researchers should choose to publish their work in Journal of Materials Chemistry A?

Journal of Materials Chemistry A provides an ideal interdisciplinary forum, with a broad range of topics, for publishing the path-breaking, most-read and most-cited research articles. It caters to quality science in the field of energy conversion and storage applications. The editorial board members are very active, and provide rigorous service through peer review to accelerate the dissemination of scientific findings.

  • Where do you see the materials chemistry field in the next 10 years?

I expect a comprehensive integration of materials chemistry into various domains of science and technology, demonstrating its interdisciplinary potential, and underscoring the interconnected nature of scientific advancements. Materials chemistry will play a central role in fields ranging from artificial intelligence and engineering to social sciences, reflecting its broad applications. The central role of materials chemistry can be envisioned through the collaborative efforts of researchers across different branches of science and technology, working towards the societal solutions to energy and environmental challenges.

 

Check out some of Professor Sayan Bhattacharyya’s recent publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Join us in welcoming Sayan to our Advisory Board!

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Open Call for Submissions: Molecular Photoswitches for Energy storage

We are delighted to announce an Open Call for Submissions to a themed collection on Molecular Photoswitches for Energy storage to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

Guest Editors:

Prof. Rachel Evans (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Grace Han (Brandeis University)

Prof. Tao Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Prof. Dr. Hermann A. Wegner (Justus-Liebig Universität)

Scope:

The necessity to harvest and store energy is one of the greatest challenges of today. The sun represents in this respect the ultimate energy source on earth. The utilization of light as energy input is therefore highly desirable. Molecular photoswitches do exactly that, as they can be switched between two states. Such processes have great potential in energy storage. This special issue celebrates results in all areas covering molecular photoswitches in the broadest sense for energy storage:

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of photoswitches
  • Application of photoswitches for energy storage, such as molecular solar thermal energy storage systems
  • Incorporation of photoswitches in devices for energy storage
  • Investigation of diverse triggering methods for energy release (e.g., (electro)catalysis)
  • Phase transitions and latent heat storage-release induced by the photoswitching processes
  • Theoretical screening of photoswitch candidates for improved energy storage

Deadline: 13 June 2024

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in the context of a material and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry C or Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 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 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 C or Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Molecular Photoswitches for Energy storage 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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