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2024 Lunar New Year Collection

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year from everyone on the Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances teams! To celebrate the start of the Year of the Dragon, we are delighted to highlight some of the most popular articles published in our nanoscience journals last year by corresponding authors based in countries celebrating the Lunar New Year.

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Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Lunar New Year promotional graphic with a red background and an image of a gold dragon surrounded by clouds and fireworks. Text reads: " Wishing you a Happy Lunar New Year 2024, May you enjoy a very prosperous and productive year of the Dragon".

All of the articles in these collections are free to access until the end of March 2024. We hope you enjoy reading these popular articles and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous year of the dragon!

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Our most popular 2023 articles

The most popular Nanoscale Horizons articles from 2023

We wanted to share with you some of the most popular articles published in Nanoscale Horizons over the last year, determined by their citations, downloads and altmetric scores.

Read the most popular Nanoscale Horizons articles

All of the articles in the collection are free to access until the end of February 2024. Discover some of the featured articles below.

Reviews

Graphical abstract image for Interfacial built-in electric-field for boosting energy conversion electrocatalysis.

Interfacial built-in electric-field for boosting energy conversion electrocatalysis
Hui Xu,* Junru Li and Xianxu Chu*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D2NH00549B

 

Graphical abstract image for Functionalizing nanophotonic structures with 2D van der Waals materials.

Functionalizing nanophotonic structures with 2D van der Waals materials
Yuan Meng, Hongkun Zhong, Zhihao Xu, Tiantian He, Justin S. Kim, Sangmoon Han, Sunok Kim, Seoungwoong Park, Yijie Shen, Mali Gong, Qirong Xiao* and Sang-Hoon Bae*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH00246B

 

Graphical abstract image for Advances in Cu nanocluster catalyst design: recent progress and promising applications.

Advances in Cu nanocluster catalyst design: recent progress and promising applications
Sourav Biswas, Saikat Das* and Yuichi Negishi*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH00336A

 

Communications

Graphical abstract image for Boosting efficiency of luminescent solar concentrators using ultra-bright carbon dots with large Stokes shift.

Boosting efficiency of luminescent solar concentrators using ultra-bright carbon dots with large Stokes shift
Jiurong Li, Haiguang Zhao,* Xiujian Zhao and Xiao Gong*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D2NH00360K

 

Graphical abstract image for Anti-PEG antibodies enriched in the protein corona of PEGylated nanocarriers impact the cell uptake.

Anti-PEG antibodies enriched in the protein corona of PEGylated nanocarriers impact the cell uptake
Mareike F. S. Deuker, Volker Mailänder, Svenja Morsbach* and Katharina Landfester
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH00198A

 

Graphical abstract image for Phosphinecarboxamide based InZnP QDs – an air tolerant route to luminescent III–V semiconductors.

Phosphinecarboxamide based InZnP QDs – an air tolerant route to luminescent III–V semiconductors
Yi Wang, Jack Howley, Erica N. Faria, Chen Huang, Sadie Carter-Searjeant, Simon Fairclough, Angus Kirkland, Jason J. Davis, Falak Naz, Muhammad Tariq Sajjad, Jose M. Goicoechea* and Mark Green*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH00162H

We hope you enjoy reading these popular articles and would be delighted if you would consider Nanoscale Horizons for your next submission.

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Nanoscale Horizons: Looking back at 2023

Looking back at 2023

An overview of the exciting events, activities and news for Nanoscale Horizons from 2023

Now that 2023 has come to an end, we look back at some of the exciting events, activities and news from Nanoscale Horizons. We are continually thankful for the nano community’s engagement, which has enabled the journal to continue to support our growing community. We look forward to another great year for the journal in 2024.

Read our editorial looking back at 2023

 

Board updates

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan), Dr Miaofang Chi (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA) and Professor Jin-Hong Park (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea) joined the journal’s Editorial Board. We look forward to working with them to maximize the quality and impact of Nanoscale Horizons in the nano community.

Photos of Katsuhiko Ariga, Miaofang Chi and Jin-Hong Park.

Outstanding paper award

We were delighted to announce Seung Hwan Ko and his team, Ester Segal and her team, and Jordi Arbiol and his team as the winners of our 2022 Outstanding Paper Awards earlier last year.

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2022 Outstanding Paper Award and we hope that you enjoy reading their outstanding articles as much as we did.

Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Paper Award promotional graphic.

Emerging investigator series

This year saw the continuation of our Emerging Investigator series, which showcases the exceptional work published by early-career researchers (i.e., less than ten years post-PhD) in the journal. The series continues to regularly highlight the corresponding author of a recently published Communication article through an interview-style Editorial and this year we featured interviews with 8 early-career researchers.

Collage of the 2023 Nanoscale Horizons Emerging Investigators. Photos (left to right) of (top) Kayoko Kobayashi, Ran Long, Saptarshi Das and Luciano Colazzo; (bottom) Christoph Wolf, Yujeong Bae, Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry, and Shalini Singh.

If you are eligible and interested in submitting a paper for potential inclusion in the series, please contact the Editorial office for details.

International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 we highlighted some of the excellent female researchers publishing impactful work in nanoscience in a special collection published in Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances. The collection featured work led by female scientists around the world and showcased the impact these leading individuals have on the research published within our nanoscience journals.

Explore our Women in Nanoscience collection

If you have published in Nanoscale Horizons in 2023, and either the first and/or corresponding author of your article is a woman, you can feature in our 2024 collection! Please contact the Editorial office with the title of your article, DOI and a headshot photo of the eligible author by 1 March 2024 if you wish to be included in the collection, which will be promoted this International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024. At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we foster a culture of inclusion of women from all walks of life and look forward to continuing to celebrate all of the wonderful women in nanoscience.

Community board updates

The Nanoscale Horizons Community Board provides a platform for early career researchers to share their experiences and ideas on scientific publishing. Over the summer, we requested nominations from the nanoscience academic community and were thrilled with the high calibre of candidates nominated. We were delighted to appoint 27 new members who, together with continuing members, make up a Community Board of 50 international researchers at different stages of their early careers, ranging from PhD candidates to Professors. Meet our new Community Board members below.

Photos left to right of (top) Amina Benchohra, Fangfang Cao, Yihuang Chen, Dennis Christensen, Didem Dede, Sara, Domenici, Jingshan Du, Yuan Fang and Susel Del Sol Fernández; (middle) Minjeong Ha, Xue Han, Taskeen Janjua, Meysam Keshavarz, Yoonseob Kim, Zhiwei Li, Chunchun Li, Albert Liu and Jette Mathiesen; (bottom) Dinesh Mullangi, Michael B. Ross, Tracy Schloemer, Qianqian Shi, Jaime Andres Perez Taborda, Chao Wang, Zhenhua Wu, Akiko Yagi and Jiandong Yao.

Community board picks

Working with our Community Board we launched a new series of Community Board Picks, short article summaries highlighting the most recent advances in nanoscience and sharing our Community Board’s unique expertise.

Graphical abstract image showing H2O2 production on a transition metal embedded graphitic carbon nitride sheet.

 

Electrifying H2O2 synthesis with g-C3N-based single atom catalysts
Jungki Ryu*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH90041J

 

Graphical abstract image showing a siRNA-loaded DNA nanostructure, a damage and a restored endothelium.

 

siRNA-loaded DNA nanostructures restore endothelial leakiness
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH90040A

 

Graphical abstract image showing the SERS substrate and enhancement of the SERS intensity.

 

Enhancing SERS activity with a pyroelectric-induced charge-transfer effect
Xiaolu Zhuo*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2024, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH90043F

 

Themed collection

We launched several special themed collections last year in collaboration with Materials Horizons and Nanoscale. We were delighted to publish so many outstanding articles on these important topics. Discover our 2023 collections below.

Horizons symposium

The first Horizons symposium, organized by Nanoscale Horizons and Materials Horizons, was held in Berlin, Germany earlier this year and showcased a wide variety of cutting-edge work in the areas of electronic and photonic materials, and materials for energy applications, with chemists, physicists and materials scientists presenting their most outstanding work. We were delighted to arrange such a successful conference and look forward to sharing the details of our 2024 edition with you next year. We hope to see you there.

Outstanding reviewers

We also recognized the significant contributions that our reviewers have made to the journal by highlighting the 2022 Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons and acknowledge their incredible support and the dedication of their time to providing high-quality, timely and helpful reports on submissions to the journal.

We are all aware that time is an incredibly valuable resource. All the more we are deeply indebted to our top reviewers who have invested their time to write valuable and high-quality reviews. Only with such reviews can Nanoscale Horizons be among the top journals and steadily grow in importance.” – Professor Dr Katharina Landfester, Editorial Board Chair

Focus articles

Finally, discover our latest educational articles, addressing topic areas that are often misunderstood or require greater explanation, in the Nanoscale Horizons Focus Article Collection.

Graphical abstract image showing different compositions of bimetallic core-shell nanoparticles.

 

Bimetallic core–shell nanocrystals: opportunities and challenges
Chenxiao Wang, Yifeng Shi, Dong Qin and Younan Xia*
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH00098B

 

Thank you for your continued support of Nanoscale Horizons and wish you a Happy New Year!

With best wishes,
Katharina Landfester, Editorial Board Chair
Katsuhiko Ariga, Scientific Editor
Wenlong Cheng, Scientific Editor
Miaofang Chi, Editorial Board Member
Yves Dufrêne, Scientific Editor
Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Scientific Editor
Dirk Guldi, Scientific Editor
Jin-Hong Park, Editorial Board Member
Zhiyong Tang, Scientific Editor
Jinlan Wang, Scientific Editor
Miqin Zhang, Editorial Board Member
Michaela Mühlberg, Executive Editor
Heather Montgomery, Managing Editor
Edward Gardner, Development Editor
Natalie Cotterell, Development Editor

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Nanoscale Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Shalini Singh

Nanoscale Horizons Emerging Investigator Series

Congratulations to our latest Emerging Investigator Dr Shalini Singh (University of Limerick, Ireland)!

Since the launch of Nanoscale Horizons, the journal has had a clear vision to publish exceptionally high-quality work whilst acting as a resource to researchers working at all career levels. We continue to be impressed by the quality of the research published and at the same time are looking for new ways of recognising and promoting the outstanding authors behind articles published in the journal.

Last year we launched an Emerging Investigator Series to showcase the exceptional work published by early-career researchers in the journal. We will regularly select a recently published Communication article and publish an interview-style Editorial article featuring the corresponding author. We hope that the series will also benefit the nanoscience community by highlighting the exciting work being done by its early-career members.

We are excited to share our latest Emerging Investigator, Dr Shalini Singh (University of Limerick, Ireland)!

Photo of Shalini Singh.

 

 

Dr Shalini Singh is an associate professor in Chemistry at the University of Limerick. She received her PhD in chemistry from the University of Limerick in 2016 and was an FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University, Belgium, until 2019. Since 2020, she has been leading the Functional Nanomaterial Research Group at the University of Limerick. Her research interests are focused on the development of multifunctional nanocrystals for energy conversion and storage applications.

 

Read our interview with Shalini here

Congratulations to Dr Shalini Singh for her excellent work! You can read her featured Emerging Investigator article from Nanoscale Horizons below, which is fully open access and free to read.

Colloidal synthesis of the mixed ionic–electronic conducting NaSbS2 nanocrystals
Maria Zubair, Syed Abdul Ahad, Ibrahim Saana Amiinu, Vasily A. Lebedev, Mohini Mishra, Hugh Geaney, Shalini Singh and Kevin M. Ryan
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH00097D

We hope you enjoy reading our interview and featured article and are looking forward to sharing our future Emerging Investigators with you!

Do you publish innovative nanoscience and nanotechnology research? Submit your latest work to Nanoscale Horizons now. If you are eligible for the Emerging Investigators series, you could be considered to feature in one of our future interviews! Find out more about the eligibility criteria and the process in this editorial introducing the series.

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Nanoscale Horizons’ new Community Board members

Introducing our new Community Board members

Discover the latest additions to the Nanoscale Horizons early-career advisory board

The Nanoscale Horizons Community Board are our eyes and ears on the ground, allowing us to better connect with early-career researchers. Since its inception in 2016, we have enjoyed working together with these board members to facilitate student, postdoctoral and early-career researcher engagement, through symposia support, journal clubs, webinars, special article collections and many other activities.

Over the summer, we requested nominations from the nanoscience academic community and were thrilled with the high calibre of candidates nominated. We are delighted to share our 27 new appointees with you who, together with continuing members, make up a Nanoscale Horizons Community Board of 50 international researchers at different stages of their early careers, ranging from PhD candidates to Professors.

Photos left to right of (top) Amina Benchohra, Fangfang Cao, Yihuang Chen, Dennis Christensen, Didem Dede, Sara, Domenici, Jingshan Du, Yuan Fang and Susel Del Sol Fernández; (middle) Minjeong Ha, Xue Han, Taskeen Janjua, Meysam Keshavarz, Yoonseob Kim, Zhiwei Li, Chunchun Li, Albert Liu and Jette Mathiesen; (bottom) Dinesh Mullangi, Michael B. Ross, Tracy Schloemer, Qianqian Shi, Jaime Andres Perez Taborda, Chao Wang, Zhenhua Wu, Akiko Yagi and Jiandong Yao.

Please join us in welcoming our 27 new Community Board members:

Discover the full Community Board

You can keep up to date with the activities of our Community Board members on our blog and don’t miss their latest article summaries in our new web writer series. Our companion journal Materials Horizons has also welcomed new members to their community board, and you can find out more about their new members on their blog. We will be highlighting the members of our Community Board over the coming months in a series of interviews and look forward to sharing these with you soon.

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Congratulations to the winners of the RSC prizes at OP2023

The 14th International Conference on Optical Probes of Organic and Hybrid Semiconductors (OP2023) took place in Como, Italy from 10–15 September 2023. Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, Nanoscale Advances, Chemical Science, Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances were delighted to provide poster prizes for the excellent posters shared during the conference. Please join us in congratulating our winners!

Photo of Martina Martusciello.

 

Nanoscale Horizons Poster Prize

Martina Martusciello (University of Genoa, Italy)
Poster Title: “Optomechanical characterization of mechanochromic photonic crystals”

Martina Martusciello is a PhD student at the University of Genoa (Italy), currently working in the Rely-Photonics Research Group under the supervision of Professor Davide Comoretto. Martina obtained her MSc cum Laude in Industrial Chemistry in 2022 at the University of Genoa under the joint supervision of Professors Paola Lova and Davide Comoretto, after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree cum Laude in Chemistry in 2019. Before joining the group for her PhD, she spent a period as visiting researcher at the Department of Physics of the University of Pavia, where she worked on the fabrication and study of thin films of PEDOT:PSS. Currently, her work is focused on the study of photonic applications of elastic materials and in particular on the realization of mechanochromic photonic crystals for sensing applications.

 

 

Photo of Ilaria Venturino.

 

Nanoscale Poster Prize

Ilaria Venturino (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Poster Title: “Light controlled bio hybrid actuators”

Ilaria Venturino is currently pursuing a PhD at Politecnico di Milano and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, under the supervision of Professor Guglielmo Lanzani. She completed both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics at the Università degli Studi di Milano, with honors awarded for the master’s degree. Her research focuses on skeletal muscle cells stimulated with light.

 

 

Photo of Niklas Herrmann.

 

Nanoscale Advances Poster Prize

Niklas Herrmann (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Poster Title: “Polarization-dependent strong-coupling in highly aligned PDIF-CN2 thin films”

Niklas Herrmann is a PhD student at Heidelberg University, under the supervision of Prof. Jana Zaumseil. He obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry in 2021 from Heidelberg University, Germany. His doctoral research is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SFB 1249/2 Project C06 and focusses on solution-processing and analysis of electrical and optical properties of crystalline semiconducting N-heteropolycycles.

 

 

Photo of Rakesh Arul.

 

Chemical Science Poster Prize

Rakesh Arul (University of Cambridge, UK)
Poster Title: “Extreme light confinement for single-molecule mid-IR upconversion and superradiance”

Rakesh Arul recently completed his PhD in the Cavendish Laboratories, University of Cambridge with Prof. Jeremy Baumberg. He is starting as a Research Fellow of St. John’s College Cambridge to continue independent research in the field of nanophotonics and optoelectronics. His PhD research was supported by the Rutherford Foundation of the Royal Society Te Aparangi of New Zealand and the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability. His research interests include the science of how light can be trapped to the nanoscale to control optoelectronic properties and affect chemical transformations.

 

 

Photo of Olga Vodianova.

 

Materials Advances Poster Prize

Olga Vodianova (University of Glasgow, UK)
Poster Title: “Exploring exciton-exciton annihilation and exciton motion in F8BT with single molecule spectroscopy”

Olga Vodianova is a PhD student in the Hedley Single Molecule Lab, the University of Glasgow, UK, under the supervision of Dr Gordon Hedley. She obtained her MSc at Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, where her primary research interests were absorption, fluorescence and time-correlated measurements of organic fluorescent BODIPY dyes in solvents and protein media. Currently, her research is focused on studying photophysics and excited state dynamics of organic semiconductors by the means of ultrafast and single molecule spectroscopy.

 

 

 

The Journal of Materials Chemistry C Poster Prize was awarded to Sebastian Gorgon from the University of Cambridge for his poster entitled “Reversible spin-optical interface in luminescent radicals”.

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Congratulations to the winners of the RSC prizes at nanoDDS 2023

The 21st Annual Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium (nanoDDS) took place in Cambridge, USA from 15–17 September 2023. Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale Advances were delighted to provide poster prizes for the excellent posters shared during the conference. Please join us in congratulating our winners!

Photo of Jason Zhang.

 

Jason Zhang (MIT, USA)
Poster Title: “Vaccines combining slow delivery with follicle targeting of immunogen increase both B cell clonal expansion and diversity”

Y. Jason Zhang is a Biological Engineering PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. J. Christopher Love and Dr. Darrell J. Irvine. His research focuses on engineering vaccine delivery approaches to improve antibody-mediated immune response and developing high-throughput single-cell genomic tools and computational pipelines to study the mechanism of action of vaccines.

 

 

Photo of Patricia Michelle Nagai de Lima.

 

Patricia Nagai de Lima (Brown University, USA)
Poster Title: “Developing methylene blue-loaded liposomes for photodynamic therapy against Candida auris biofilms”

Patricia is a Ph.D. student and holder of a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences in Oral Health from São Paulo State University (UNESP), specializing in Microbiology and Immunology, has committed her research to exploring antimicrobial agents and infectious disease control. Currently, Patricia is concluding a prestigious scholarship as a Visiting Researcher Fellow at Brown University, School of Engineering, specializing in the development of nanomaterials for treating fungal infections. During her Master’s program, she gained recognition as a CAPES Productivity Scholar for her research into the use of phytotherapy against antibiotic-resistant clinical strains of fungi and bacteria. Patricia’s academic journey also includes endodontics training at the Odonto Sales Institute in 2020. With a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from the University of Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP), she was a CNPq scholarship recipient during her undergraduate studies, conducting essential research in a biomedical engineering lab, focusing on biological assays for tissue engineering biomaterials.

 

 

Photo of Serena Omo-Lamai.

 

Serena Omo-Lamai (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Poster Title: “Physicochemical targeting of lipid nanoparticles to the lungs induces clotting: mechanisms and solutions”

Serena Omo-Lamai is a PhD Candidate in Bioengineering and an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Jacob Brenner. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Syracuse University. Her research interests are focused on optimizing lipid nanoparticles for applications in vaccines, therapy, and targeted drug delivery to the brain and lungs.

 

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Nanoscale Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry

Nanoscale Horizons Emerging Investigator Series

Congratulations to our latest Emerging Investigator Dr Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry (University of Manchester, UK)!

Since the launch of Nanoscale Horizons, the journal has had a clear vision to publish exceptionally high-quality work whilst acting as a resource to researchers working at all career levels. We continue to be impressed by the quality of the research published and at the same time are looking for new ways of recognising and promoting the outstanding authors behind articles published in the journal.

Last year we launched an Emerging Investigator Series to showcase the exceptional work published by early-career researchers in the journal. We will regularly select a recently published Communication article and publish an interview-style Editorial article featuring the corresponding author. We hope that the series will also benefit the nanoscience community by highlighting the exciting work being done by its early-career members.

We are excited to share our latest Emerging Investigator, Dr Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry (University of Manchester, UK)!

Photo of Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry.

 

Dr Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry is a Materials Chemist and the first recipient of the bp-ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellowship received in 2019 for her work on bio-inspired advanced materials. She obtained her PhD from the Sabanci University, Istanbul and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge and Adolphe Merkle Institute in Switzerland.

Dr Dumanli-Parry’s research group focuses on understanding of the self-assembly process in nature and mimicking it to produce structurally ordered materials. Dr Dumanli-Parry investigates the complex relationship between the intrinsic properties of colloidal building blocks and the physical effects that modulate the self-assembly process to build active matter for sensing technologies and shape morphing systems as well as light harvesting applications.

Read our interview with Ahu here

Congratulations to Dr Ahu Gümrah Dumanli-Parry for her excellent work! You can read her featured Emerging Investigator article from Nanoscale Horizons below, which is free to access until the end of November 2023.

Edible cellulose-based colorimetric timer
Gen Kamita, Silvia Vignolini and Ahu Gümrah Dumanli
Nanoscale Horiz., 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3NH00006K

We hope you enjoy reading our interview and featured article and are looking forward to sharing our future Emerging Investigators with you!

Do you publish innovative nanoscience and nanotechnology research? Submit your latest work to Nanoscale Horizons now. If you are eligible for the Emerging Investigators series, you could be considered to feature in one of our future interviews! Find out more about the eligibility criteria and the process in this editorial introducing the series.

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Congratulations to the winners of the RSC prizes at symposium J of the 2023 Fall E-MRS

The 2023 Fall E-MRS was held in Warsaw, Poland from 18–21 September 2023. Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, Nanoscale Advances, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Journal of Materials Chemistry C were delighted to support Symposium J: Exploring the potential of bidimensional materials for energy and optoelectronics with a presentation and a poster prize. Please join us in congratulating our winners!

Photo of Sara Domenici.

 

Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Presentation Prize

Sara Domenici (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Presentation Title: “Hybrid piezoresistive 2D MoS2/PEGDA/PANI covalent hydrogels for wearable strain sensors”

Sara Domenici is a PhD student at Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Teresa Gatti. She was born in Verona (Italy) in 1998. In 2020, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Padova (Italy). In 2022, she completed the Double Degree Programme between the University of Padova and the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen (Germany), where she spent 12 months, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. Her PhD project is focused on Janus two-dimensional materials for energy conversion, but she also works on hydrogel sensors and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).

Photo of Masahiko Komatsu.

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C Poster Prize

Masahiko Komatsu (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
Presentation Title: “Fablication of MoS2 using mist chemical vapor deposition”

Masahiko Komatsu is a second year graduate student at Kochi University of Technology. His main research is the deposition of MoS2 using mist CVD.

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Nanoscale Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Luciano Colazzo, Christoph Wolf and Yujeong Bae

Nanoscale Horizons Emerging Investigator Series

Congratulations to our latest Emerging Investigators Dr Luciano Colazzo, Dr Christoph Wolf and Dr Yujeong Bae (IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience, South Korea)!

Since the launch of Nanoscale Horizons, the journal has had a clear vision to publish exceptionally high-quality work whilst acting as a resource to researchers working at all career levels. We continue to be impressed by the quality of the research published and at the same time are looking for new ways of recognising and promoting the outstanding authors behind articles published in the journal.

Last year we launched an Emerging Investigator Series to showcase the exceptional work published by early-career researchers in the journal. We will regularly select a recently published Communication article and publish an interview-style Editorial article featuring the corresponding author. We hope that the series will also benefit the nanoscience community by highlighting the exciting work being done by its early-career members.

We are excited to share our latest Emerging Investigators, Dr Luciano Colazzo, Dr Christoph Wolf and Dr Yujeong Bae (IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience, South Korea)!

Photo of Luciano Colazzo.

 

Dr Luciano Colazzo is a researcher at the IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience, engaged in the field of nanotechnology chemistry and quantum technologies. His research focuses on the on-surface synthesis of molecular qubit arrays, by enforcing a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses quantum mechanics, molecular chemistry, and surface sciences.

Photo of Christoph Wolf.

 

 

Dr Christoph Wolf is a group leader in the IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience, South Korea. His team focuses on the theory of quantum-coherent nanoscience, a relatively new research field that aims to exploit quantum phenomena at the fundamental limit of matter. He is fascinated by the idea of building quantum machines atom by atom, which might enable us in the future to build quantum computers—and by all the challenges we meet along the way.

Photo of Yujeong Bae.

 

 

Dr Yujeong Bae is a group leader in the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS), Institute for Basic Science and a research professor at the Department of Physics, Ewha Womans University in South Korea. Her research focuses on functionalizing atomic/molecular spins on surfaces for quantum engineering, including quantum information processing, quantum sensing, and quantum simulation.

Read our interview with Luciano, Christoph and Yujeong here

Congratulations to Dr Luciano Colazzo, Dr Christoph Wolf and Dr Yujeong Bae for their excellent work! You can read their featured Emerging Investigator article from Nanoscale Horizons below, which is free to access until the end of November 2023.

Template-directed 2D nanopatterning of S = 1/2 molecular spins
Kyungju Noh, Luciano Colazzo, Corina Urdaniz, Jaehyun Lee, Denis Krylov, Parul Devi, Andrin Doll, Andreas J. Heinrich, Christoph Wolf, Fabio Donati and Yujeong Bae
Nanoscale Horizons, 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D2NH00375A

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