Themed collection: Spectroscopy and scattering for chemistry

Spectroscopy and scattering for chemistry

New possibilities and challenges with large scale facilities

 

Guest edited by Kirsten M. Ø. Jensen, Serena DeBeer and Dorota Koziej

We are delighted to introduce a new themed online collection featuring new studies taking advantage of in situ synchrotron and neutron techniques. The wide variety of methods and approaches to data analysis applied illustrates the many options synchrotron and neutron methods now provide to chemists.

 

 

Read the collection here.

 

 

Here are a selection of articles from this collection. All articles are free to access until the end of November 2020.*

 

Applications of pair distribution function analyses to the emerging field of non-ideal metal–organic framework materials

Celia Castillo-Blas, José María Moreno, Ignacio Romero-Muñiz and Ana E. Platero-Prats

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR01673J

 

Selective magnetometry of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in liquids

Juliusz Kuciakowski, Angelika Kmita, Dorota Lachowicz, Magdalena Wytrwal-Sarna, Krzysztof Pitala, Sara Lafuerza, Dorota Koziej, Amélie Juhin and Marcin Sikora

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02866E

 

Surface softening in palladium nanoparticles: effects of a capping agent on vibrational properties

Luca Rebuffi, Binayak Mukherjee, Stefano Siboni, Allison P. Young, Benjamin P. Williams, Chia-Kuang Tsung and Paolo Scardi

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR00182A

 

We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

 

 

* Free access to articles via your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account

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Professor Manzhou Zhu joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Manzhou Zhu joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Manzhou Zhu, Anhui University, China, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

 

 

 

 

 

What attracted you to pursue a career in nanoscience and how did you get to where you are now?

I had been engaged in natural product chemistry and organic chemistry before I conducted postdoctoral research in Prof. Rongchao Jin’s group at Carnegie Mellon University. Since then, my research has been focused on metal nanoclusters, and I am always deeply attracted by the intriguing findings and unexplored areas in the nanocluster science. I am fascinated by how materials can behave so differently at the nanoscale.  Such an interest motivates me to fill myself with nanoscience arts, and I really enjoy it.

 

Why did you choose to specialize in your specific research field?

My research focusses on metal nanoclusters. Metal nanoclusters occupy the gap between discrete atoms and plasmonic nanomaterials, and are an emerging class of atomically precise nanomaterials. And the precise nature of nanocluster structures enables the elucidation of their structure-property relationships, which is essential if cluster-based nanomaterials with enhanced performances are to be rationally designed. I’m extremely interested in the precise nature of nanoclusters that we can see and control at the atomic level.

 

What do you see as the biggest challenges facing researchers who work in your field?

For the nanocluster science, in my opinion, we have gradually known about nanoclusters at the atomic level and controlled them in dictated structures and properties in the past few decades Therefore, the biggest challenges ahead of researchers are the applications of nanoclusters or nanocluster-based nanomaterials.

 

What is your biggest passion outside of science?

My biggest passion outside of science is cooking. Cooking gives me a chance to be creative outside of lab. I love to create my own recipes. It is interesting to try out different combinations of ingredients. I also feel fulfilled when I make something delicious that my family love to eat.

 

What career would you have chosen if you had not taken this career path?

Maybe I would choose to be a builder if I had not taken my current career. I grew up in the countryside and many people there went to the city to seek for jobs. The most common job for people like us from the countryside is to be a builder. If I had not gone to college, I would become a builder like my peers. Now, instead of building houses out of bricks I am building new materials out of atoms and molecules. So I always regard myself as a nano-builder by considering that there are many parallels between the building construction and the nanocluster construction.

 

What do you see as the most important scientific achievement of the last decade?

The last decade has witnessed lots of exciting scientific breakthroughs, such as gene editing, cell reprogramming, metamaterial development, nano-technology development, and so on. To me, the significantly developed nano-technologies that help us to directly “see” the nanoscience are the most exciting, such as cryo-electron microscopy (the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and lattice light-sheet microscope (seeing the cells at high spatiotemporal resolution; e.g., Science, 2014, 1257998).

 

Why should young people study chemistry?

Everything that happens around us is associated with chemistry. Chemistry is one of the most important science and is closely associated with our life. Studying chemistry means learning how to find, understand, and solve problems in our life. Chemistry also teaches us to discover the essence of materials, and thus comprehend their existence and further control them. By studying chemistry, young people can better understand the world, and have the chance to unravel these mysteries and make a difference to the world.

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Zhu to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

Best wishes,

Dr Charlotte Marshall                          Dr Ania Rulka

Managing Editor, Nanoscale                  Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances

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Introducing new members of the Advisory Board

Introducing the new members of the Advisory Board

Welcome to the team!

We are delighted to welcome the following new members to the joint Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Advisory Board! The board consists of 44 expert scientists working across the breadth of nanoscience & nanotechnology.


Professor Stephanie Brock, Wayne State, USA. The Brock group’s research is centered on the synthesis and characterization of novel inorganic/solid state materials with unique and tunable properties, particularly nanomaterials.
Professor Raffaella Buonsanti, EPFL, Switzerland. Through the core expertise in colloidal synthesis, her team develops novel approaches to complex materials to drive chemical transformations.
Professor Jingyi Chen, University of Arkansas, USA. The Chen group focuses on rational design and synthesis of functional materials towards optimal properties and performance for energy conversion, tribology, and human-health applications.
Professor Kristen Fichthorn, Pennsylvania State University, USA. Professor Fichthorn’s research is primarily in atomic-scale simulation of fluid-solid interfaces, with applications in thin-film and crystal growth, colloidal assembly and stability, catalysis at surfaces, wetting and spreading, lubrication, and separations.
Professor Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota, USA. The Haynes group focuses on applications of analytical chemistry in the fields of immunology and toxicology, with much expertise in the area of single cell analysis.
Professor Jesse Jokerst, UCSD, USA. The Jokerst group works to improve the contrast of ultrasound images via nanoscale contrast agents, which can often double as drug delivery vehicles.
Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, University of New South Wales, Australia. The Kalantar-Zadeh group works on sensors, nanotechnology, liquid metals, materials science, electronics, gastroenterology, and medical devices.
Professor Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The Lee group develop high energy capacitors, energy saving electrochromic coatings, novel transparent conductors, flexible and stretchable devices.
Professor Laura Na Liu, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany. The Liu group focuses on developing sophisticated and smart nanomaterials to answer structural biology questions and to answer catalytic chemistry questions in local environments
Professor Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Prof Ostrikov is widely recognized as a pioneer and leading authority in low temperature plasma applications in nanoscale materials processing and discovery of fundamental mechanisms of nanoscale matter structuring and activation using plasmas and related processes.
Professor Dong Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. The Qin group researches bimetallic nanocrystals, understanding heterogeneous nucleation in nanocrystal growth with molecular probes, and colloidal silver nanocrystals.
Professor Ventsislav K. Valev, University of Bath, UK. The Valev group focuses on the interaction between powerful laser light and nanostructured materials.
Professor Miriam Vitiello, CNR-Nano, Italy. The Vitiello group researches THz Quantum cascade lasers, THz nanodetectors, graphene and 2D materials for nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, THz near-field optics, THz metrology, and high resolutions spectroscopy and imaging.
Professor Xiaojun Wu, University of Science and Technology of China, China. The research interests of the Wu group include materials design methods, the design and computational simulation of spintronics materials, (photo)catalytic materials for energy, and other low-dimensional functional materials.
Professor Yujie Xiong, University of Science and Technology of China, China. The Xiong group research centers on solar-driven artificial carbon cycle through the combination of four routes: photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, photoelectrochemical system and plasmonic catalysis, based on the rationally designed inorganic materials and devices.
Professor Lin Xu, Nanjing Normal University, China. The Xu group is interested in functional nanomaterials, nanocatalysts for fuel cells, electrocatalysis and electrode materials for batteries.
Professor Ya Yang, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The Ya group focus on the development of micro-nano energy and sensing research, building high-performance composite nano-generators and high-precision self-driving sensor arrays through research in material design and controllable preparation.
Professor Gang Zhang, Institute of High Performance Computing, ASTAR, Singapore. The Zhang group focuses on using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics to simulate electronic, thermal, and optical properties of novel materials and structures in important engineering problems.

 

Please join us in welcoming these new Advisory Board members to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

Best wishes,

Dr Charlotte Marshall                          Dr Ania Rulka

Managing Editor, Nanoscale                  Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances

 

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Editor’s Choice: Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

A collection of articles selected by Cinzia Casiraghi

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester, UK and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring her highlights of the latest research published in the journals on optical spectroscopy of 2D materials.

“Characterization of nanomaterials is of crucial importance as it allows us to get insights on the fundamental properties of novel materials and to tailor them for applications. Optical spectroscopy, amongst all techniques, allows simple and quick inspection of such properties, hence it has been widely applied to nanomaterials.

In this online collection, we have selected an array of two-dimensional (2D) materials related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale, providing examples on use of a wide range of optical characterization techniques, ranging from Raman spectroscopy to absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy.

In addition to traditional characterization techniques, we have also selected manuscripts reporting emerging techniques, such as near-field spectroscopy and optical trapping, which could further improve the characterization of 2D materials, by providing higher sensitivity and spatial resolution. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

Professor Casiraghi was recently awarded the 2020 Gibson-Fawcett Award for the development of practical biocompatible inks made of 2D materials and their applications in the biomedical field and in printed electronics.

 

Read the collection

 

We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi

University of Manchester, UK

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Editor’s Choice: 2D materials for energy storage and conversion

2D materials for energy storage and conversion

A collection of articles selected by Renzhi Ma

Professor Renzhi Ma, NIMS Japan and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring his highlights of the latest research published in the journals on 2D materials for energy conversion and storage.

“The ever-growing two-dimensional (2D) material family, including graphene, phosphorene, metal oxides and hydroxides, transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes), transition metal borides (MBenes), metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and so on, have garnered increasing attention due to their molecular thickness, high specific surface area and tunable physicochemical properties dependent on the structure, composition and functionalization. 2D materials and their composites have been extensively exploited to fabricate efficient electrochemical energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries) and energy conversion (fuel cells, thermoelectric devices) systems.

In this online collection, we have selected an array of 2D-energy related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances. In addition to providing a concrete experimental demonstration for the outstanding performance, we also paid attention in picking up theoretical results forecasting the extraordinary potential of some emerging 2D materials in energy-related applications. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

 

Read the collection

 

We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Renzhi Ma

NIMS, Japan

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2019

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We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale 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.

Prof Dr Liqiang Mai, Wuhan University of Technology
Professor Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University, orcid.org/0000-0002-3929-1541
Dr David Lou, Nanyang Technological University
Prof Dr Hui Wei, Nanjing University, orcid.org/0000-0003-0870-7142
Dr Xuping Sun, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, orcid.org/0000-0001-5034-1135
Dr Huiyu Liu, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Dr Yu Chen, Shaanxi Normal University, orcid.org/0000-0001-9545-6761
Dr Zhanhu Guo, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, orcid.org/0000-0003-0134-0210
Prof. Xiaoji Xie, Nanjing Tech University, orcid.org/0000-0002-4830-1246
Dr Yu-Jin Chen, Harbin Engineering University, orcid.org/0000-0002-6794-2276
Dr Bohayra Mortazavi, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, orcid.org/0000-0003-3031-5057
Dr Xiaosi Zhou, Nanjing Normal University, orcid.org/0000-0001-9641-7166
Dr Shichun Mu, Wuhan University of Technology, orcid.org/0000-0003-3902-0976
Professor Jinghong Li, Tsinghua University, orcid.org/0000-0002-0750-7352
Dr Bin Dong, China University of Petroleum, orcid.org/0000-0002-4817-6289
Dr Zhiyong Tang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, orcid.org/0000-0003-0610-0064
Prof. Han Zhang, Shenzhen University, orcid.org/0000-0002-0166-1973
Dr Rong Cai, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, orcid.org/0000-0001-6793-5765
Prof. Zhong Jin, Nanjing University, orcid.org/0000-0001-8860-8579
Dr Yusuke Yamauchi, The University of Queensland, orcid.org/0000-0001-7854-927X
Dr Wenping Sun, University of Wollongong, orcid.org/0000-0003-3021-6382
Z. J. Gu, Institute of high energy physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, orcid.org/0000-0003-3717-2423
Dr Yun Zong, Agency for Science Technology and Research, orcid.org/0000-0001-9934-0889
Prof. Timon Rabczuk, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Dr Vincenzo Caligiuri, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

 

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale board and the nanoscience 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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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Advances in 2019

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We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Advances 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.

Dr He Chen, Miami University, ORCID:0000-0001-5426-769X

Professor Yi-Jun Xu, Fuzhou University, ORCID:0000-0002-2195-1695

Dr Xuping Sun, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, ORCID:0000-0001-5034-1135

Dr Yupeng Li, University of Delaware

Prof. Han Zhang, Shenzhen University, ORCID:0000-0002-0166-1973

Dr Ke Xu, Hubei University of Arts and Science

Prof. Junwei Zheng, Soochow University, ORCID:0000-0002-6937-062X

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, ORCID:0000-0002-2445-2955

Dr Christopher Abram, Otto von Guericke University, ORCID:0000-0003-3645-6977

Prof. Sanat Kumar, Columbia University, ORCID:0000-0002-6690-2221

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances board and the Nano 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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Looking back at 2019

Thank you for sharing our 10th Anniversary year.

As 2019 comes to an end, we look back at some of the exciting events and activities that have happened in the last year.

International Year of the Periodic Table

Nanoscale has featured in a series of online article collections celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table, guest edited by Editorial Board Members from across the materials and nano journals.

10th Anniversary

We celebrated out 10th Anniversary Year with a number of online collections to highlight the fantastic support that our authors, reviewers, and readers have given us over the last ten years.

Themed issues

Nanoscale published two themed issues in 2019, and we have many more exciting themed issues planned. Watch this space!

  • Halide perovskite nanocrystals, guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Qiao Zhang, Soochow University, and Roman Krahne, Italian Institute of Technology.
  • Nanocarbons, guest edited by Nianjun Yang, University of Siegen, Dai-Wen Pang, Wuhan University, and Yasuaki Einaga, Keio University.

HOT articles

Finally, check out the 2019 HOT article collection, featuring work from Morteza Mahmoudi, Paolo Samori, Martin Pumera, Xun Wang, and more.

2019 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection

 

The Nanoscale team wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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NALS 2020

The 2nd International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences 2020 (NALS 2020) is being organized by IMDEA Nanociencia to be held in the Excellence Campus of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid,Spain) on 29th-31st January 2020. The first NALS meeting took place in Gijon (Spain) on December 2017 gathering 135 participants coming from 24 countries. NALS events are promoted by the NanoBioAp Cluster, which consists of more than 70 researchers from different Spanish Research Institutions. The NanoBioAp Cluster is chaired by Prof. Carmen Blanco and Prof. Montserrat Rivas, from Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).The relentless advances made in nanotechnology during the last years call for a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional approach, from the design of new materials to their final application. NALS 2020 intends to establish synergies, foster long-lasting collaborations, and contribute to a fruit-full academia-industry liaison, to work together on the development of disruptive nanomaterials based techniques and devices for applications in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Environment, among others.

The exciting and lively city of Madrid constitutes a vibrant venue to frame this event due to the excellent communications and leisure offer.

NALS 2020 will bring together academia and industrial researchers in materials science, chemistry, engineering,  medicine, and biology, to establish synergies, strengthen initiated collaborations and create new ones

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission extended to 25th November 2019
  • Abstract Notification: 9th December 2019.
  • Early Registration Deadline : 23th December 2019.
  • NALS 2020 meeting: from 29th to 31st January 2020.

List of Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. María José Alonso, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Dr. Christian Dose, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
  • Prof. Claire Wilhelm, Paris Diderot University (Paris, France)
  • Prof. Kenneth A. Dawson, University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

Topics

  • Nanomaterials for therapy: optical/magnetic hyperthermia; drug delivery; tissue regeneration; gene and cell therapies.
  • Nanomaterials for detection and diagnosis: magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic particle imaging; magneto-encephalography; magnetic, optic, electromagnetic, and electrochemical sensing actuators; magnetic cell/exosome/protein pre-concentration and isolation.
  • Nanomaterials for environmental applications: water and air treatment, soil remediation.
  •  In silico testing: computer modelling of nanomaterials and their application in medicine and biology.
  • Lab on-a-chip, and organ on-a-chip.
  • Metrology and standardisation of nanomaterials.
  • Synthesis, functionalization, bioconjugation, and surface engineering of nanomaterials.
  • Biocompatibility and toxicity of nanomaterials.
  • Nanomaterials for translational applications.

Themed Collection

Papers Related to the International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences 2020 (NALS 2020) in Nanoscale Advances.
We are delighted to offer invited speakers and selected attendees of NALS 2020 the opportunity to contribute some of their new high quality work to Nanoscale Advances as part of an invited online article collection with a theme ‘nanomaterials applied to life sciences’.Nanoscale Advances is gold open access, but all publication charges are waived until 2021 so it is free to read and free for authors to publish in the journal. The journal has also been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and it is indexed in the Emerging Sources Index on Web of Science as well as Scopus.

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Welcome Renzhi Ma, Cinzia Casiraghi, Xing Yi Ling, Jonathan Veinot – new Associate Editors

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We are delighted to welcome four new Associate Editors, working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi

University of Manchester, UK. Homepage.

Prof Cinzia Casiraghi has a Chair in nanoscience, at the Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK since 2016. She received her BSc and MSc in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK). In 2005 she was awarded with an Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship, followed by the Humboldt Research Fellowship and the prestigious Kovalevskaja Award (1.5M Euro). Her current research work is focused on the development of biocompatible 2D inks and their use in printed electronics and biomedical applications. She is leading expert on Raman spectroscopy, used to characterise a wide range of carbon-based nanomaterials. She is recipient of the Leverhulme Award in Engineering (2016), the Marlow Award (2014), given by the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of her work on Raman spectroscopy, and an ERC Consolidator grant (2015).

Check out some of her recent articles:

Charge-tunable graphene dispersions in water made with amphoteric pyrene derivatives Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019

Aqueous dispersions of nanostructures formed through the self-assembly of iminolipids with exchangeable hydrophobic termini Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017

Self-catalytic membrane photo-reactor made of carbon nitride nanosheets J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016

 

Professor Renzhi Ma

NIMS, Japan. Homepage.

Renzhi Ma is group leader of the Functional Nanomaterials Group at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He is also a Professor (concurrent position) of Waseda-NIMS Joint Graduate Research Program at the Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D in Materials Processing Engineering both from Beijing Tsinghua University. He pursued his postdoctoral research at NIMS. Since 2004, he has been a staff scientist at NIMS. He was a visiting researcher at the Pennsylvania State University during 2007~2008. His research focuses on developing 1D/2D nanostructures and their hierarchical nanoarchitectures through various synthetic techniques, chemical transformation and self-assembly; as well as probing novel functionalities and potential applications in electronics, electrochemistry, energy storage/conversion and catalysis, etc.

Check out some of his recent articles:

Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements Nanoscale Horiz., 2019

Post-synthesis isomorphous substitution of layered Co–Mn hydroxide nanocones with graphene oxide as high-performance supercapacitor electrodes Nanoscale, 2019

All solid-state lithium–oxygen batteries with MOF-derived nickel cobaltate nanoflake arrays as high-performance oxygen cathodes Chem. Commun., 2019

 

Professor Xing Yi Ling

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Homepage.

Xing Yi Ling received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2009. She then did a postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley between 2009 -2011 under the Rubicon Fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Xing Yi Ling joined the Chemistry and Biological Chemistry division at Nanyang Technological University in 2011, where she was promoted to associate professor in 2016. She is the recipient of the Lectureship Awardee at the Chemical Society Japan Annual Meeting (2016), L’ORÉAL Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowship (2015), the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association prize for Young Scientist (2014), Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship (2012), Rubicon Fellowship by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2009), and IUPAC Young Chemist award (2009). Her research group focuses on nanoparticle synthesis, surface chemistry, self-assembly, nanopatterning, nanofabrication, materials and device characterization. In particular, her group uses molecule-specific surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for fundamental studies and applications in catalysis, sensing, and diagnosis.

Check out some of her recent articles:

Designing surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platforms beyond hotspot engineering: emerging opportunities in analyte manipulations and hybrid materials, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019

Shape-dependent thermo-plasmonic effect of nanoporous gold at the nanoscale for ultrasensitive heat-mediated remote actuation, Nanoscale, 2018

Quantitative prediction of the position and orientation for an octahedral nanoparticle at liquid/liquid interfaces, Nanoscale, 2017

 

Professor Jonathan Veinot

University of Alberta, Canada. Homepage.

Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Veinot received his BSc from the University of Western Ontario and PhD from York University (Toronto, Canada).  He then took up an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Tobin Marks at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).  He is now Professor and Associate Chair (Research) in Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta and Canadian Director of the “Alberta-Technical University of Munich International Graduate for Hybrid Functional Materials (ATUMS)”.  He was awarded the 2017 Award for Excellence in Materials Chemistry from the Chemical Society of Canada (Materials Chemistry Division) and the 2016 DIACHEM Award from the Burghausen Chemical Industry and City of Burghausen, Bavaria. His research team explores topics including super-hydrophobic/self-cleaning surfaces, metal oxide nanomaterials and polymers for organic electronic devices, their primary focus lies in the development of Group 14 (i.e., Si and Ge) nanomaterials (e.g., quantum dots, nanosheets, etc.) and their applications (e.g., bio/medical imaging, batteries, display technologies, solar cells).

Check out some of his recent articles:

Interfacing enzymes with silicon nanocrystals through the thiol–ene reaction, Nanoscale, 2018

The influence of surface functionalization methods on the performance of silicon nanocrystal LEDs, Nanoscale, 2018

In situ IR-spectroscopy as a tool for monitoring the radical hydrosilylation process on silicon nanocrystal surfaces, Nanoscale, 2017

 

Submit your latest work to their Editor Centres now at Nanoscale (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr) or Nanoscale Advances (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr).

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