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Outstanding Paper Award 2021

Celebrating the exceptional work published in Materials Horizons

Our annual Outstanding Paper Award celebrates some of the exceptional work published in Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons, and the authors behind those articles. The winners were chosen by the Editorial and Advisory Boards based on the science presented and the work’s potential future impact, from papers published in 2021.

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2021 Outstanding Paper Award and we hope that you enjoy reading their outstanding articles as much as we did.

Materials Horizons Outstanding Article 2021

Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in-vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers

Daniela Parker, Yohann Daguerre, Gwennaël Dufil, Daniele Mantione, Eduardo Solano, Eric Cloutet, Georges Hadziioannou, Torgny Näsholm, Magnus Berggren, Eleni Pavlopoulou and Eleni Stavrinidou
Mater. Horiz., 2021, 8, 3295-3305

Materials Horizons Outstanding Article Runner-up 2021

Van der Waals solid solution crystals for highly efficient in-air photon upconversion under subsolar irradiance

Riku Enomoto, Megumi Hoshi, Hironaga Oyama, Hideki Agata, Shinichi Kurokawa, Hitoshi Kuma, Hidehiro Uekusa and Yoichi Murakami
Mater. Horiz., 2021, 8, 3449-3456

Materials Horizons Outstanding Review 2021

Catalytic Methods for Chemical Recycling or Upcycling of Commercial Polymers

Sophia C. Kosloski-Oh, Zachary A. Wood, Yvonne Manjarrez, Juan Pablo de los Rios and Megan E. Fieser
Mater. Horiz., 2021, 8, 1084-1129

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Horizons Community Board collection: Optical and Photonic Materials

Optical and Photonic Materials

A new online article collection guest edited by members of the Horizons Community Boards

The Community Boards that support Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons provide a platform for early career researchers to share their experiences and ideas on scientific publishing. Working together and sharing their unique expertise, our Community Board members have recommended several key topics where significant, rapid progress has been made in the last two years. Today we are delighted to share their selected top articles published in the Horizons journals showcasing the most important advances in optical and photonic materials and devices.

This collection is guest edited by Xiaolu Zhuo (CIC biomaGUNE, Spain), Li Na Quan (Virginia Tech, USA), and Qingchen Dong (Shanghai University, China). To get to know our guest editors, check out their Editorial article introducing this collection.

 

Read the collection

Read the introductory editorial

 

We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

With best wishes,

Dr Michaela Muehlberg

Executive Editor, Materials Horizons

Dr Heather Montgomery

Managing Editor, Nanoscale Horizons

 

 

 

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Horizons Community Board collection: Solar Energy Conversion

Solar Energy Conversion

A new online article collection guest edited by members of the Horizons Community Boards

The Community Boards that support Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons provide a platform for early career researchers to share their experiences and ideas on scientific publishing. Working together and sharing their unique expertise, our Community Board members have recommended several key topics where significant, rapid progress has been made in the last two years. Today we are delighted to share their selected top articles published in the Horizons journals showcasing the most important advances in solar energy conversion.

This collection is guest edited by Rebecca Gieseking (Brandeis University, USA), Alexandra Ramadan (University of Oxford, UK), and Jungki Ryu (UNIST, Republic of Korea). To get to know our guest editors, check out their Editorial article introducing this collection.

 

Read the collection

Read the introductory editorial

 

We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

With best wishes,

Dr Michaela Mühlberg

Executive Editor, Materials Horizons

Dr Heather Montgomery

Managing Editor, Nanoscale Horizons

 

 

 

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Welcome to our new Scientific Editor David Scanlon

We are delighted to welcome our new Materials Horizons Scientific Editor to the journal’s Editorial Board: David Scanlon of University College London, UK (ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9174-8601)
“I am very much looking forward to supporting the computational materials science community and the wider materials science community as a Scientific Editor for Materials Horizons. Computational research is now a vital partner for experimental research as we search for the next generation of advanced materials, and I am excited to see the best and brightest new ideas being submitted to Materials Horizons.”
David Scanlon is Chair of Computational Materials Design at the Department of Chemistry, University College London, where he leads the Scanlon Materials Theory Group (SMTG). David gained his BA.(Mod) Computational Chemistry in 2006 and PhD in Chemistry in 2011 from Trinity College Dublin, where he carried out his research under the supervision of Professor Graeme W Watson. In 2011 he moved to the UK to University College London (UCL) to take up a Ramsay Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry, hosted by Professor Sir Richard Catlow, FRS. In September of 2013 he was appointed to a Lectureship in the Department of Chemistry at UCL, a joint appointment with Diamond Light Source, and was promoted to Reader in 2016 and Professor in 2018. He is an ERC Starting grant holder (2018-2023), and was awarded the the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize in 2015 and the Materials Chemistry Division Early Career Award in 2021 from the RSC. His group’s work is at the forefront of the global effort to explore new materials based on computations and to advance the capacity of first principles calculations to predict materials properties. The group is currently working on new materials for Li- ion batteries, understanding novel materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis, and optimising materials for thin film displays. The group regularly publishes with experimental groups working in complementary areas of materials science from around the globe.

Read some of David’s recent Articles:
Latest directions in p-type transparent conductor design
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, Advance Article
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, Advance Article
Mater. Horiz., 2021, Advance Article

Submit your best work to David and our team of Scientific Editors 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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Welcome to our new Editorial Board Chair, Martina Stenzel

Please join us in welcoming our new Editorial Board Chair to Materials HorizonsProfessor Martina Stenzel of the University of New South Wales, Australia (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6433-4419).
“I have been with Materials Horizons since the beginning of the journal, and I always liked how the journal tried to involve researchers at various stages of their career. For me it is important to be inclusive and have a journal that represents all researchers and is respectful of their opinion. As Editorial Board Chair I would like to see that Material Horizons reflects the changes in science and the society.”


Martina Stenzel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, before completing her PhD in 1999 at the Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She then started working as a postdoctoral Fellow at the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, before being appointed as lecture in 2002 at the same University. In 2012 she was promoted to full Professor and is now UNSW Scientia Professor and ARC (Australian Research Council) Laureate Fellow. In 2018 she was elected as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Her research interest is focused on the synthesis of functional polymers nanoparticles and their use as drug delivery carriers. Martina has been a Scientific Editor on the Materials Horizons Editorial Board since June 2014.

Read her recent articles:

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2021, Advance Article

Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 1727-1758

Polym. Chem., 2020,11, 7253-7263

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our previous Editorial Board Chair, Seth Marder, for eight years of service on Materials Horizons since its launch. He looks back on the first eight years of the journal:
“We set out some guiding principles for the creation of Materials Horizons and some distinguishing characteristics that we felt were important. Very specifically, Materials Horizons had the goal of providing the community with a multidisciplinary society-based journal that focuses broadly on the area of materials. I believe that we are, in our own small way, helping to invest in the future of our discipline and benefit from the valuable input. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to contribute to these activities.”

I hope you will join us in welcoming Martina and thanking Seth for his past contribution.

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Materials Horizons Outstanding Paper Award 2020

Celebrating the exceptional work published in Materials Horizons

Our annual Outstanding Paper Award celebrates some of the exceptional work published in Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons, and the authors behind those articles. The winners were chosen by the Editorial and Advisory Boards based on the science presented and the work’s potential future impact, from papers published in 2020.

Read the Editorial about our winning papers and authors

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2020 Outstanding Paper Award and we hope that you enjoy reading their outstanding articles as much as we did.

Materials Horizons Outstanding Article 2020

An ambient-stable and stretchable ionic skin with multimodal sensation

Binbin Ying, Qiyang Wu, Jianyu Li and Xinyu Liu

Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 477–488

Materials Horizons Outstanding Article runner-up 2020

Stretchable, self-healing and tissue-adhesive zwitterionic hydrogels as strain sensors for wireless monitoring of organ motions

Xinjie Pei, Hua Zhang, Yang Zhou, Linjie Zhou and Jun Fu

Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 1872–1882

Materials Horizons Outstanding Review 2020

Evolution of self-healing elastomers, from extrinsic to combined intrinsic mechanisms: a review

Saul Utrera-Barrios, Raquel Verdejo, Miguel A. López-Manchado and Marianella Hernández Santana

Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 2882–2902

Read more about the prize winners and their research in our Editorial. Our sister journal Nanoscale Horizons has also announced its Outstanding Paper Award winners.  You can read all of the Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons 2020 Outstanding Papers in our joint themed online collection:

Read the collection

With kind regards,

Dr Michaela Mühlberg
Executive Editor, Materials Horizons

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RSC Desktop Seminar series – Hosted by Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons

Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons are pleased to announce a free Webinar series featuring scientific talks from Editorial and Community Board Members on a range of topics.

RSC Desktop Seminars are an ongoing initiative from the Royal Society of Chemistry to bring cutting-edge research directly to you! Now, more than ever, there is a crucial need for sharing research, and each seminar in this series will feature presentations from Editorial and Community Board members of Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons.

Each 90 to 120-min webinar will feature scientific talks as well as dedicated time for questions & answers. The schedule for the series will be as follows:

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 (7am GMT; 15:00 CST; 16:00 JST)

Find out more & register

“Machine learning accelerated design of new functional material” – Professor Jinlan Wang (Southeast University, China)

Thursday, 3 December 2020 (08:00 GMT; 13:30 IST; 19:00 AEDT)

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“Soft Gold Elastronics for Connected Healthcare” – Professor Wenlong Cheng (Monash University, Australia)

“Smart Sensors for Environmental Monitoring and Healthcare” – Professor Ritu Gupta (IIT Jodhpur, India)

Thursday, 10 December 2020 (07:00 GMT; 15:00 CST; 17:00 AEST; 18:00 AEDT)

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“The interaction between micelles and cells: Small changes in the nanoparticle shells have big impacts” – Professor Martina Stenzel (University of New South Wales, Australia)

“Emerging trends in oral drug delivery using stimuli responsive nanomedicine” – Dr Amirali Popat (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Thursday, 17 December 2020 (08:00 GMT; 16:00 CST; 17:00 JST)

Find out more & register

“Sub-1nm Ultrathin Nanocrystals” – Professor Xun Wang (Tsinghua University, China)

“Metal-Organic Frameworks for Polymer Recognition and Separation” – Dr Nobuhiko Hosono (University of Tokyo, Japan)

“Stability of Photocatalysts” – Dr Mengye Wang (Sun Yat-Sen University, China)

 

We hope you will be able to join us for some of the events in this Desktop Seminar Series.

Best wishes,

 

Dr Michaela Mühlberg
Executive Editor, Materials Horizons
Dr Charlotte Marshall
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Horizons

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Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Horizons in 2019

Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Horizons in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Horizons in 2019, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

 

Name Institution Orcid ID
Dr Ben Almquist Imperial College London 0000-0001-9718-777X
Dr Chun Chao Chen Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Prof. Jonas Croissant University of New Mexico 0000-0003-0489-9829
Dr Albertus Handoko Agency for Science Technology and Research 0000-0002-5157-8633
Dr Gregor Kieslich Technische Universitat Munchen
Dr Xiao-Ke Liu Linkopings universitet 0000-0001-5661-8174
Dr Maheswaran Shanmugam Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Dr Linqi Shi Nankai University 0000-0002-9534-795X
Dr Wei Tao Harvard Medical School 0000-0002-4277-3728
Dr Kai Yu University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus 0000-0001-9067-1673

 

We would also like to thank the Materials Horizons board and the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Materials Horizons & Nanoscale Horizons Community Boards

General information

The purpose of the Community Board for both Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons is to provide a channel for communication between the materials and nanoscience student and early career researcher community and the journals’ Executive Editor and Editorial Boards, and also to facilitate student and postdoctoral (or equivalent) engagement with Materials Horizonand Nanoscale Horizons. We are looking for engaged and interested early career researchers who will see this as an opportunity to assist in the development of an innovative journal, from a learned society publisher, in rapidly expanding areas of science. We are inviting nominations for both journals at this time, please do feel free to state a preference of journal in your nomination, however this is not mandatory and each nomination will be assessed for suitability for both Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons Community Boards.

Guidelines for Nominators

We are inviting nominations for both journals at this time, please do feel free to state a preference of journal in your nomination, however this is not mandatory and each nomination will be assessed for suitability for both Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons Community Boards.

  • Any Principle Investigator can nominate someone for the Community Board of either Materials Horizons or Nanoscale Horizons. Candidates must not nominate themselves.
  • Nominations are open to PhD candidates and active researchers who received their PhD (or equivalent degree, if applicable) no more than eight years prior to 1 November 2019. Appropriate consideration will be given to candidates from all research backgrounds (academic or industrial) and to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.

To make a nomination please provide the information outlined below to materialshorizons-rsc@rsc.org.

  • The nominator’s name, affiliation, position and contact details
  • The candidate’s name, affiliation, research group, position and contact details
  • A supporting statement from the nominator (no more than 750 words) addressing the selection criteria (see below)
  • A short personal statement from the candidate describing what they will bring to the role in terms of advising and being an advocate for the journal. This must be no longer than 250 words.
  • An up-to-date CV for the candidate, including publication history (if any)

Selection criteria for Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons Community Boards

The Executive Editor and members of the Editorial Boards will consider the following aspects of all nominations for the Community Boards as appropriate:

  • Impact of research
  • Quality of publications and/or patents and/or software
  • Profile within institute and/or community
  • Service to the community

Materials and Nanoscale Horizons Community Board_FAQs

The deadline for submission of nominations is 27th January, 2020.

For more information about the journal and for a list of current Community Board members, please visit the journal webpage at: rsc.li/materials-horizons

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11th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies [LANE 2020] calls for papers

You have gained interesting research results in the field of laser material processing and want to discuss them with experts from all over the world? If so, submit an abstract for the 11th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies [LANE 2020] until January 24, 2020.

 

Especially recent developments in the field of

 

Laser Material Processing

  • Beam sources & components
  • Laser beam welding, brazing & soldering
  • Laser beam cutting & drilling
  • Surface treatment & forming
  • Laser assisted processes

including

  • Experimental results
  • Simulation & modeling
  • Sensing & control
  • Laser safety

 

and the Emerging Technologies

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Precision processing with ultrashort laser pulses
  • Fast laser beam manipulation
  • Laser material processing in the visible wavelength range
  • E-Mobility/Batteries

 

are of interest.

 

In order to give a detailed overview, LANE aims not only at scientific contributions, but integrates the industrial perspective and their relevance for application, as well. It takes place from September 06-10, 2020 in Fürth, Germany. Visit the conference website for more information: https://www.lane-conference.org

 

Materials Horizons is delighted to support the conference with two prizes for the best talks.

 

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