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Materials Chemistry Frontiers board members participated in a panel discussion at the Northwestern University

On 6th Dec 2019, six Materials Chemistry Frontiers board members participated in a panel discussion of “Being Bold in STEM” at the Northwestern University. The panel was organized and moderated by Northwestern students. Three female scientists were featured and the other male scientists actively participated.

Panelist   Participants
Yu Huang

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Jiaxing Huang

Northwestern University, USA­

Emilie Ringe

University of Cambridge, UK

Kazuo Tanaka

Kyoto University, Japan

Marina A. Petrukhina

University at Albany, New York, USA

Guillaume Wantz

University of Bordeaux, France


Topics and Questions:

  • We often receive the message that it’s in our career interests to not “rock the boat” and speak out against the norms or status quo of our community. Do you agree with this, and to what extent?
  • Please share some examples in which you have used your voice to speak out against something that you disagreed with. Could be challenging a scientific concept or shutting down discrimination, etc.
  • Was there ever a time when “being bold” backfired for you? What did you learn from the situation?
  • How have you navigated pivots or new directions in your career?
  • How have you remained bold in the face of rejection?

Attendees:

Students and postdocs of Northwestern University

In the panel, the scientists addressed questions and shared how they had learned to be bold scientists, educators, and working professionals. Some suggested for students were, finding out what they were good at and building on that, being bold to talk to their professors, talking to the top players in the field when there was a chance and reaching out to more people. They also shared their own stories about being bold and confident. This Panel offered a great opportunity for students to interact with scientists and seek for advice on future development.

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Congratulations to our highly cited board members!

We are proud to announce that 15 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers Board members are recognized in Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2019, ranking them among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and publication year.

The board members are:

Editorial Board

Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China
Yu Huang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Dan Wang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China

Advisory Board

Guillermo C Bazan, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Xinliang Feng, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern University
Bin Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Thuc Quyen Nguyen, University of California,Santa Barbara, USA
Juyoung Yoon, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Hua Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, China
Qichun Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tierui Zhang, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, China
Yuliang Zhao, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Below are a few of our picks from their publications in Materials Chemistry Frontiers journals. Access is free to these highlighted papers!

Tunable circularly polarized luminescence from molecular assemblies of chiral AIEgens
Fengyan Song, Yanhua Cheng*, Qiuming Liu, Zijie Qiu, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Liangbin Lin, Fafu Yang* and Ben Zhong Tang*
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1768-1778
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00332K

Sparks fly when AIE meets with polymers
Yuanyuan Li, Shunjie Liu, Ting Han, Haoke Zhang, Clarence Chuah, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Jacky W. Y. Lam* and Ben Zhong Tang*
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 2207-2220
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00404A

Hollow multi-shell structured SnO2 with enhanced performance for ultraviolet photodetectors
Meng Li, Dan Mao, Jiawei Wan, Fakun Wang, Tianyou Zhai and Dan Wang*
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 1968-1972
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QI00490D

Formation of multi-shelled nickel-based sulfide hollow spheres for rechargeable alkaline batteries
Dongwei Li, Xiaoxian Zhao, Ranbo Yu*, Bao Wang*, Hao Wangc and Dan Wang*
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 535-540
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00760D

Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
Huangtianzhi Zhu, Liqing Shangguan, Bingbing Shi, Guocan Yu* and Feihe Huang*
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 2152-2174
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00314A

Pillararene-based host–guest recognition facilitated magnetic separation and enrichment of cell membrane proteins
Huangtianzhi Zhu, Jiaqi Liu, Bingbing Shi, Huanhuan Wang, Zhengwei Mao*, Tizhong Shan* and Feihe Huang*
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1475-1480
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00141C

Direct visualization of the ouzo zone through aggregation-induced dye emission for the synthesis of highly monodispersed polymeric nanoparticles
Eshu Middha, Purnima Naresh Manghnani, Denise Zi Ling Ng, Huan Chen, Saif A. Khan and Bin Liu*
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1375-1384
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00020H

Near-infrared light-induced shape memory, self-healable and anti-bacterial elastomers prepared by incorporation of a diketopyrrolopyrrole-based conjugated polymer
Yaling Zhang, Shiwei Zhou, Kok Chan Chong, Shaowei Wang and Bin Liu*
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 836-841
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00104B

Recent progress in ligand-centered homogeneous electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction
Geng-Geng Luo*, Hai-Lin Zhang, Yun-Wen Tao, Qiao-Yu Wu, Dan Tian and Qichun Zhang*
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 343-354
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01220B

New synthetic strategies to prepare metal–organic frameworks
Peng Li, Fang-Fang Cheng, Wei-Wei Xiong* and Qichun Zhang*
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 2693-2708
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00543E

Polycyclic heteroaromatic hydrocarbons containing a benzoisoindole core
Marcus Richter, Karl Sebastian Schellhammer, Peter Machata, Gianaurelio Cuniberti, Alexey Popov, Frank Ortmann, Reinhard Berger*, Klaus Müllend and Xinliang Feng*
Org. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 847-852
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QO00180K

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Meet Professor Ewa M. Goldys

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Prof. Ewa M. Goldys (the University of New South Wales, Australia) to the Editorial Board of the journal!

 

Ewa M. Goldys is SHARP Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Biophotonics. She is Fellow of SPIE, The Optical Society (US), Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and winner of the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for ‘Innovative Use of Technology’.

Her research is centred ultrasensitive optical characterization in the life sciences, label-free non-invasive high content cellular imaging, and theranostics.

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Introducing Materials Chemistry Frontiers Community Board

We are delighted to announce that the first researchers have joined our Materials Chemistry Frontiers Community Board. This Board is made up of up-and-coming researchers who are at the early stage of their independent career.

This board will provide a channel for communication between the materials emerging investigators community and the editorial office and Editorial Board. The board members will provide essential feedback and advice on the perception of the journal in their community, as well as being ambassadors for the journal.

Read more about our Community Board members below.

Tayebeh Ameri
Tayebeh Ameri is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, Chair of Physical Chemistry, at the University of Munich (LMU). After obtained her master degree in Solid State Physics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran, she joined Konarka GmbH Austria and received her PhD in Engineering Sciences from Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2010. Afterwards, she worked as postdoctoral researcher and group leader in the department of Material Science and Engineering at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and carried out her Habilitation at FAU from 2013 till 2017. Her main research interests include investigation and development of organic and hybrid optoelectronic devices with a focus on energy applications. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed original and review papers in reputed international journals.
Derya Baran
Derya Baran is Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Originally from Turkey, she received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Germany in 2014. She then received the Helmholtz Association postdoc grant and pursued joint post-doctoral studies at Jülich Research Center, Germany and Imperial Collage London, UK. Since January 2017, she is an assistant professor at KAUST. Her research group (OMEGALAB) focus on the engineering smart materials for organic electronic applications; in particular solar cells and thermoelectrics.
Changle Chen
Changle Chen is a Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Science and Technology in China. He obtained his BS degree from University of Science and Technology of China, and PhD from the University of Chicago, USA. After postdoctoral studies at Northwestern University and some time at Celanese Corporation, he started his independent career as a professor at USTC in 2013. His current research focuses on development of new catalysts and new strategies for olefin polymerization and copolymerization. His notable awards include American Chemical Society DIC Young Investigator Award, IUPAC Prizes-Honorable Mention, National 1000 Young Talents Plan, Chinese Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Young Chemist, The Society of Polymer Science Japan International Leading Young Scientist and NSFC Excellent Young Scholar Fellowship.
Sijie Chen
Sijie Chen is an Assistant Professor at Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong. She obtained her PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2013. She received the Endeavour fellowship and worked as an Endeavour Fellow in University of Melbourne and a visiting scientist in Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) in 2015. Thereafter, she joined Karolinksa Institutet (KI) in Sweden as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Chen was recruited as an Assistant Professor at Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong in 2017. Her current research interests focus on the development of new luminescent materials and techniques for biological research.
Xiaoyu Cao
Xiaoyu Cao is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Xiamen University, China. He received his B.S. from Peking University, China and PhD from Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, supervised by Nobel laureate Professor Jean-Marie Lehn. From 2009 to 2011, he was awarded a Marie-Curie IntraEuropean Fellowship to work with Prof. E. W. (Bert) Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He started his independent career as an associate professor in 2011 and became a professor in 2017 at Xiamen University. His research interests focus on molecular assembly, catassembly, supramolecular chemistry and organic electronics.
Dan Ding
Dan Ding is a Professor in the College of Life Sciences at Nanjing University, China. He received his PhD from Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Nanjing University in 2010. After postdoctoral research in National University of Singapore, he joined Nankai University, where he is currently a professor in State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, Key Laboratory of Bioactive Materials, Ministry of Education, and College of Life Sciences. He also conducted his work in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a visiting scholar. His current research focuses on the design and synthesis of smart/functional molecular imaging probes and exploration of their biomedical applications.
Kenneth Graham
Kenneth Graham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, USA. He earned a BS from UNC Chapel Hill, a PhD from the University of Florida under the supervision of Prof. John Reynolds, and worked as a SABIC post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Mike McGehee at Stanford University and Prof. Aram Amassian at KAUST.  He began his independent career at the University of Kentucky in 2014 and received a DOE CAREER award in 2017.  His current research interests center on using interfacial chemistries to manipulate optical and electronic properties of organic metal halide perovskites, applying photoelectron spectroscopies to investigate material and interface energetics, and understanding how these energetics influence organic metal halide perovskite based photovoltaics and organic thermoelectric materials.
Xinggui Gu
Xinggui Gu is a Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). He received his BS from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), before coming to Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) for PhD. After PhD in 2013, he continued as a postdoctoral fellowship in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers. His research interests focus on designing multifunctional luminescent materials (especially AIEgens), investigating the photophysical properties, and extending their applications in optoelectronics and biomedicine.
Yuning Hong
Yuning Hong is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She obtained her PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Prof Ben Zhong Tang’s group, followed by postdoctoral training in Dartmouth College. She returned to HKUST as a Research Assistant Professor before moving to University of Melbourne as a McKenzie Fellow. She joined the faculty of La Trobe University in Melbourne in late 2016. Her research focuses on the design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes, mainly aggregation‐induced‐emission fluorogens, with sensitivity to protein misfolding and modifications in the cellular environment.
Yingying Lu
Yingying Lu is a tenure-track professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Zhejiang University, China. She received her PhD degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, USA in 2014. From Oct 2014 to Oct 2015, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, USA. In Oct 2015, she joined Zhejiang University as a tenure-track professor via Thousand Youth Talents Program in China. She was nominated to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2016, Forbes 30 Under 30 China list in 2017 and received the Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award at the Qiu Shi Foundation, Hong Kong in 2018. Her research interests include electrolyte design in secondary batteries and materials design for solving safety problems in lithium-based batteries.
ZhongAn Li
ZhongAn Li is a Full Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. He received his PhD in Materials Physics and Chemistry from Wuhan University (WHU) in 2009, and his PhD thesis won the nomination award of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China in 2012. In 2009-2016, he worked with Prof. Alex Jen at University of Washington, Seattle, as a postdoctoral research associate and then as an acting instructor. His research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of new organic/polymeric optoelectric materials. He has published 69 scientific papers with an h-index of 27.
T. N. Narayanan
T. N. Narayanan is a faculty at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad, India from 2014 onwards. He has received his PhD from Cochin University, India and did his post-doctoral studies at Rice University, USA before moving to CSIR-CECRI, India as a Scientist Fellow in 2013. His group works on the development of nanomaterials and their interfaces for energy and environmental applications. The energy applications include novel nanomaterials and their mesoscopic interfaces for catalysis and battery electrodes. Studies on ion transport membranes is another key area of his research. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications to his credits. He also works on molecular transport and on the theoretical and experimental possibilities of molecular circuitries and devices.
Shohei Saito
Shohei Saito is an Associate Professor of Kyoto University, Korea. He received his PhD from Kyoto University in 2010 under the tutelage of Atsuhiro Osuka. After his studies on physical organic chemistry in the group of Shigehiro Yamaguchi at Nagoya University, Japan, he has been an Associate Professor of Kyoto University since 2016. His research interest focuses on photochemistry of synthetic molecules and materials that can create new technology.
Takaya Terashima
Takaya Terashima is an Associate Professor in the Department of Polymer Chemistry at Kyoto University, Japan. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Kyoto University, under the direction of Professor Mitsuo Sawamoto. He joined the Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University in 2007. He also worked as a visiting researcher in Eindhoven University of Technology (2009-2010). He received several awards including the Young Scientist Lecture Award (2013) from The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, PJ ZEON Award for Outstanding Papers in Polymer Journal 2016, and The Young Scientists’ Prize form The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minster of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2016). His research interests focus on precision polymer synthesis, controlled self-assembly systems, functional polymer materials.
Youhong Tang
Youhong Tang is an Associate Professor and was an Australian Research Council-Discovery Early Career Researcher (ARC-DECRA) at Flinders University. Currently, he is the Deputy Director of International Laboratory for Health Technologies, a research leader in Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology and Medical Device Research Institute in Flinders University, Australia. He was elected as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK in 2018. He obtained his PhD degree in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2007 and moved to Flinders University in 2012 from the University of Sydney. He is a material science and engineering researcher with research interests mainly focused on (1) Structure-processing-property relationship of polymeric (nano)composites and (2) Biomaterials, biosensors and their devices with aggregation-induced emission features.
Reji Varghese
Reji Varghese is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Thiruvananthapuram, India. He received his PhD in 2007 from NIIST, India under the supervision of Professor Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh. Subsequently, he spent two years (2007-2009) in the group of Professor Hans-Achim Wagenknecht at the University of Regensburg, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow and one year (2009-2010) in Professor Hao Yan’s group at the Arizona State University, USA as a post-doc fellow. His current research focuses on the design of DNA nanostructures using the principles of supramolecular chemistry for biomedical and nanotechnology applications.
Yan Wei
Dr. Yan Wei is an Associate Clinical Professor at Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, China. She received her PhD in Peking University. She was awarded with “Ten thousand plan” National high-level Young talents, the Beijing Nova scholar and Fok Ying Tung Young Teachers. She is also the winner of innovation award of science research outstanding achievement from minister of education, the first prize of central health care program, Outstanding Paper Award in the 14th Biomaterials Conference, and Outstanding Case Award in the 9th Annual Conference of Chinese Geriatric Dentistry. Her research focuses on designing biocompatible microenvironment for maxillofacial bone regeneration.
Haihua Xiao
Dr. Haihua Xiao received his Ph.D. form Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 2012-2014, he was a postdoctoral associate at University of Notre Dame. Then he moved to Koch Integrative Cancer Research Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014-2017). He is now a full professor at Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on metals in medicine and biomaterials for drug and gene delivery. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, with citation by >2000 times.
Jing Yu
Jing Yu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Singapore National Research Foundation Fellow, Class of 2019. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2012. His PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Jacob Israelachvili focused on the nanomechanics of biomaterials and biomimetics. In 2014, Dr. Yu expanded his research interests towards polyelectrolytes brushes during his postdoc with Prof. Matthew Tirrell at the University of Chicago. The overall goal of Dr. Jing Yu’s research is to characterize the dynamic properties of interfaces with hierarchical structures, and to gain molecular-level control of soft interfaces to enable design of integrated, multifunctional interfaces.
Guoqing Zhang
Guoqing Zhang is a Professor of Chemistry at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale at the University of Science and Technology of China, where he received his BS degree. He conducted his graduate research on phosphorescent polymers for nanomedicine under the supervision of Prof. Cassandra L. Fraser at the Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, USA. He then worked with Prof. X. Sunney Xie at Harvard University for his postdoctoral research on chemistry and chemical biology. His research interests include design and synthesis of molecular phosphorescent materials and optical sensors based on the system. His group is also actively developing luminescent molecular markers to aid surgical operations for clinical cancer treatment. He also serves as Board Chairman of Anhui Kiwi Biotech, a company dedicated to marketing polymer-based antimicrobial materials since 2015.

 

 

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Meet Professor Marina A. Petrukhina

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Professor Marina A. Petrukhina of University at Albany to the Editorial Board of the journal!

Marina A. Petrukhina is Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University at Albany, State University of New York. She received BS/MS (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry) degrees from Moscow State University. Since joining the University at Albany in 2001, she has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006, the President’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities in 2013, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2014. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux (2004), Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden (2008), and University of Valencia (2016). In 2017, she was named the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow of TUM Institute for Advanced Study (Munich, Germany). She has published 195 original articles in refereed scientific journals, including 8 reviews, 2 book chapters, and 6 patents.

Her research interests span from synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry of transition metal clusters and main group elements to organometallic, supramolecular and materials chemistry of novel curved nanocarbon systems.

 

Check some of her recent publications at the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Stepwise deprotonation of sumanene: electronic structures, energetics and aromaticity alterations
Qi Xu, Marina A. Petrukhina and Andrey Yu. Rogachev
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 21575-21583

Mixing Li and Cs in the reduction of corannulene for the assembly of a cesium-capped sandwich with a hexanuclear heterometallic core
Sarah N. Spisak, Zheng Wei and Marina A. Petrukhina
Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 5625-5630

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Meet Dr Emilie Ringe

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Dr Emilie Ringe of University of Cambridge to the Editorial Board of the journal!

Emilie Ringe earned her Ph.D. in chemistry and materials science from Northwestern University in 2012. She became the Gott Research Fellow at Trinity Hall as well as a Newton International Research Fellow (Royal Society) in the Electron Microscopy group in the Materials Science and Metallurgy Department at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2014, she was hired as an assistant professor at Rice University, where she established the Electron Microscopy Center and her research in Earth-abundant and multi metallic plasmonic nanoparticles. In 2018, she moved the University of Cambridge as a lecturer, where she received an ERC Starting grant (1.6M Euros) to pursue her studies of Earth-abundant plasmonics. She has been elected fellow of Gonville & Caius College, and is an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Her research focuses on multi-scale, multi-dimensional imaging of natural and synthetic materials. Dr Ringe uses correlative, multi-scale approaches, based mainly on electron and light microscopy, to understand how nano- and atomic-scale features affect the bulk optical and electronic properties of crystals.

 

Check some of her recent publications at the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Small morphology variations effects on plasmonic nanoparticle dimer hotspots
Yu Huang, Yun Chen, Ling-Ling Wang and Emilie Ringe
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 9607-9614
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8TC03556C

Enhanced control of plasmonic properties of silver–gold hollow nanoparticles via a reduction-assisted galvanic replacement approach
Josée R. Daniel, Lauren A. McCarthy, Emilie Ringe and Denis Boudreau
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 389-396
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8RA09364D

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Yu Huang joins MCF as Associate Editor

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Professor Yu Huang (University of California, Los Angeles) as Associate Editor for the journal.

 

Biography

Yu Huang is Professor in the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. She received her Ph.D and M.A degrees in physical chemistry from Harvard University and B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China. Following her Ph.D, she received the Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship and conducted her postdoctoral research at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Labs concurrently. She received several awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2008, NASA Nanotech Brief Nano 50 Innovator award in 2006 and MIT Technology Review World’s Top 100 Young Innovator Award in 2003.

 

Research Highlights

Her research focuses on mechanistic understanding of nanoscale phenomena and on exploiting the unique properties of nanoscale materials for various applications. Taking advantage of the unique roles of nanoscale surfaces and interfaces, Professor Huang is creating methodologies to apply the latest developments in nanoscale materials and nanotechnology for probing nanoscale processes that can fundamentally impact a wide range of technologies including materials synthesis, catalysis, fuel cells, and devices applications.

 

Check some of her publications at Royal Society of Chemistry:

Two-dimensional transistors beyond graphene and TMDCs

Yuan Liu, Xidong Duan, Yu Huang and Xiangfeng Duan

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 6388-6409

 

 

Composition tunable ternary Pt–Ni–Co octahedra for optimized oxygen reduction activity

Zipeng Zhao, Miao Feng, Jihan Zhou, Zeyan Liu, Mufan Li, Zheng Fan, Oshton Tsen, Jianwei Miao, Xiangfeng Duan and Yu Huang

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 11215-11218

 

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Welcome new Advisory Board members!

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is very delighted to announce the following additions to the Advisory Board!

Thuc Quyen Nguyen
Professor, University of California

Research interests: Electronic properties of conjugated polyelectrolytes, interfaces in optoelectronic devices, charge generation and transport in organic semiconductors, new materials for organic solar cell applications, molecular self-assemblies, materials processing, nanoscale characterization of organic solar cells, device physics, and biomaterials/bioelectronics.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Measuring the competition between bimolecular charge recombination and charge transport in organic solar cells under operating conditions
Aggregation-free sensitizer dispersion in rigid ionic crystals for efficient solid-state photon upconversion and demonstration of defect effects
Unraveling the cooperative synergy of zero-dimensional graphene quantum dots and metal nanocrystals enabled by layer-by-layer assembly

 

Kyoko Nozaki
Professor, The University of Tokyo

Research interests: Organic chemistry. To discover, develop, and understand new reactions mediated by homogeneous catalysis for organic and polymer synthesis.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Synthesis of carbonyl-bridged dibenzofulvalenes and related compounds by rhodium-catalyzed stitching reaction

 

Samson Jenekhe
Professor, University of Washington

Research interests: Electronic, optoelectronic, and photonic phenomena in polymers.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Barbiturate end-capped non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells: tuning acceptor energetics to suppress geminate recombination losses

 

Xinliang Feng
Professor, Technische Universität Dresden

Research interests: organic synthetic methodology, organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry of π-conjugated system, bottom-up synthesis and top-down fabrication of graphene and graphene nanoribbons, 2D polymers and supramolecular polymers, 2D carbon-rich conjugated polymers for opto-electronic applications, energy storage and conversion, new energy devices and technologies.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets and nanoflowers with holey mesopores for efficient oxygen reduction catalysis
The mechanochemical Scholl reaction – a solvent-free and versatile graphitization tool

 

Klause Muellen
Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Research interests: Range from the development of new polymer-forming reactions, including methods of organometallic chemistry, to the chemistry and physics of small molecules, graphenes, dendrimers and biosynthetic hybrids. His work further encompasses the formation of multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures, nanocomposites, and molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Solution and on-surface synthesis of structurally defined graphene nanoribbons as a new family of semiconductors
Spiro-fused bis-hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene
Spatially resolved solid-state reduction of graphene oxide thin films

 

Takuzo Aida
Professor, The University of Tokyo

Research interests: Controlled macromolecular synthesis with mesoporous inorganic materials, photo and supramolecular chemistry of dendritic macromolecules, mesoscopic materials sciences and bio-related molecular recognitions and catalyses

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Guanidinium-based “molecular glues” for modulation of biomolecular functions

 

Karen Wooley
Professor, Texas A&M University

Research interests: Design, synthesis and characterization of unique polymers, with emphasis upon the development of synthetic methodologies that allow for the preparation of complex nanostructured materials.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Co-assembly of sugar-based amphiphilic block polymers to achieve nanoparticles with tunable morphology, size, surface charge, and acid-responsive behavior

 

Weihong Zhu
Professor, East China University of Science & Technology

Research interests: Organic sensitizers for solar cells, organic photochromic materials and NIR Fluorescent sensors for bioimaging and drug deliver.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
A sequence-activated AND logic dual-channel fluorescent probe for tracking programmable drug release
Low cost and stable quinoxaline-based hole-transporting materials with a D–A–D molecular configuration for efficient perovskite solar cells

 

Xingjie Liang
Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Techonolgy, China

Research interests: Elucidating mechanisms to improve nanomedicinal bioavailability by nanotechnology in vivo, and novel strategies to increase therapeutic effect on cancers and infective diseases.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Improved pharmaceutical research and development with AIE-based nanostructures
AMF responsive DOX-loaded magnetic microspheres: transmembrane drug release mechanism and multimodality postsurgical treatment of breast cancer

 

Jiaxing Huang
Professor, Northwestern University, USA

Research interests: Material chemistry, processing, and manufacturing.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Kirigami nanofluidics
Crumpled graphene ball-based broadband solar absorbers

 

Tierui Zhang
Professor, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry

Research interests: Efficient visible-light-driven photocatalysts; low-cost, efficient and durable electrocatalysts.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Two-dimensional-related catalytic materials for solar-driven conversion of COx into valuable chemical feedstocks
A core–satellite structured Z-scheme catalyst Cd0.5Zn0.5S/BiVO4for highly efficient and stable photocatalytic water splitting

 

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Research interests: Macromolecular engineering; synthesis of well-defined macromolecules via living and controlled polymerizations; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; and the preparation of well-defined polymers and hybrids for optoelectronics, ceramics, and biomedical applications.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Redox-switchable atom transfer radical polymerization
Externally controlled atom transfer radical polymerization

 

Christoph Weder
Professor, University of Fribourg

Research interests: Design, synthesis and investigation of novel functional poly­mers, in particular stimuli-responsive polymers, bio-inspired materials, supramolecular systems, and polymer nanocomposites.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Enhancement of triplet-sensitized upconversion in rigid polymers via singlet exciton sink approach
Solid-state sensors based on Eu3+-containing supramolecular polymers with luminescence colour switching capability

 

Mario Leclerc
Professor, Université Laval

Research interests: Development of novel polythiophenes, polyfluorenes, polycarbazoles, poly(thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione) and also on the development of a new polymerization method called Direct Heteroarylation for applications in the areas of nanoelectronics, electrooptics, photonics, combinatorial chemistry, and genomic.

 

Suning Wang
Professor, Queen’s University

Research interests: Inorganic/organometallic chemistry, with particular emphasis on the discovery of novel organoboron and transition metal systems for applications in advanced materials.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
The opposite and amplifying effect of B ← N coordination on photophysical properties of regioisomers with an unsymmetrical backbone
Transforming benzylideneamine N,C-chelate boron compounds to BN-cycloocta-/cyclohepta-trienes bearing a tetrasubstituted B N unit via photoisomerization
Stabilising fleeting intermediates of stilbene photocyclization with amino-borane functionalisation: the rare isolation of persistent dihydrophenanthrenes and their [1,5] H-shift isomers

 

Françoise Winnik
Professor, University of Helsinki

Research interests: Combining studies in fundamental physical chemistry, polymer science, surface chemistry, to applied fields such as nanomedicine and nanotoxicity. This interdisciplinary work involves synthesis and characterization of stimuli-responsive polymers as well as the design of gold nanoparticles and functionalized quantum dots for biomedical applications.

 

James Wuest
Professor, Université de Montréal

Research interests: Molecular design and synthesis of a wide range of organic, organometallic, and inorganic compounds.

 

Dongsheng Liu
Professor, Tsinghua University

Research interests: Using biomolecules and their specific interaction in nanostructure fabrication and nanodevice design.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Stabilization of an intermolecular i-motif by lipid modification of cytosine-oligodeoxynucleotides

 

Yuliang Zhao
Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology

Research interests: Biomedical functions of manufactured nanomaterial; the toxicological effects of nanomaterials; surface chemistry of nanoparticles and their novel properties for the purposes of enhancing the biomedical functions or reducing the potential toxicity; the MD theoretical simulation and modeling the dynamic processes of the interplay between nano-systems and bio-systems.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Gd@C82(OH)22 harnesses inflammatory regeneration for osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells through JNK/STAT3 signaling pathway

 

Parameswar K.Iyer
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Research interests: Designing and fabricating functional material with controlled composition and architecture.

Recent publication at the Royal Society of Chemistry:
Aldehyde group driven aggregation-induced enhanced emission in naphthalimides and its application for ultradetection of hydrazine on multiple platforms
Multifunctional hierarchical 3-D ZnO superstructures directly grown over FTO glass substrates: enhanced photovoltaic and selective sensing applications

 

Advisory Board members at Materials Chemistry Frontiers are recognized as leading researchers who have made significant contributions to the development of their fields. Visit the journal homepage to find out the full list of Advisory Board members for the journal!

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Congratulations to our highly cited board members!

We are proud to announce that 13 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers Board members are recognized in Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2018, ranking them among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and publication year.

The board members are:

Editorial Board

Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Dan Wang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China

Advisory Board

Bin Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Guillermo C Bazan, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago, USA
He Tian, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Juyoung Yoon, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Xi Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Jiannian Yao, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China
Qichun Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Henry He Yan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Below are a few of our picks from their publications in Materials Chemistry Frontiers journals. Access is free to these highlighted papers!

Novel chiral aggregation induced emission molecules: self-assembly, circularly polarized luminescence and copper(II) ion detection
Guangxi Huang, Rongsen Wen, Zhiming Wang, Bing Shi Li and Ben Zhong Tang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1884-1892
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00294K

Multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures: promising platforms for lithium-ion batteries
Jiangyan Wang, Hongjie Tang, Huan Wang, Ranbo Yu and Dan Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 414-430
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00273K

Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
Huangtianzhi Zhu, Liqing Shangguan, Bingbing Shi, Guocan Yu and Feihe Huang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 2152-2174
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00314A

AIEgen bioconjugates for specific detection of disease-related protein biomarkers
Kok Chan Chong, Fang Hu and Bin Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00383A

Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials for biosensing applications
Yanling Hu, Ying Huang, Chaoliang Tan, Xiao Zhang, Qipeng Lu, Melinda Sindoro, Xiao Huang, Wei Huang, Lianhui Wang and Hua Zhang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 24-36
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00195E

Understanding the influence of carboxylate substitution on the property of high-performance donor polymers in non-fullerene organic solar cells
Guofang Yang, Jing Liu, Lik-Kuen Ma, Shangshang Chen, Joshua Yuk Lin Lai, Wei Ma and He Yan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1360-1365
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00101D

Pyrolysis of metal–organic frameworks to hierarchical porous Cu/Zn-nanoparticle@carbon materials for efficient CO2 hydrogenation
Jingzheng Zhang, Bing An, Yahui Hong, Yaping Meng, Xuefu Hu, Cheng Wang, Jingdong Lin, Wenbin Lin and Yong Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 2405-2409
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00328E

Significance of π-bridge contribution in pyrido[3,4-b]pyrazine featured D–A–π–A organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Zhongjin Shen, Xiaoyu Zhang, Fabrizio Giordano, Yue Hu, Jianli Hua, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, He Tian and Michael Grätzel
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 181-189
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00119J

Improved fullerene-free polymer solar cells using a rationally designed binary mixed solution of an electron extracting layer
Monika Gupta, Dong Yan, Jiannian Yao and Chuanlang Zhan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1876-1883
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00311D

Imidazole and triazole head group-containing polydiacetylenes for colorimetric monitoring of pH and detecting HCl gas
Woolin Lee, Dayoung Lee, Ji-Yeong Kim, Songyi Lee and Juyoung Yoon
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 291-295
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00528H

An ambipolar azaacene as a stable photocathode for metal-free light-driven water reduction
Pei-Yang Gu, Zilong Wang, Fang-Xing Xiao, Zongqiong Lin, Rongbin Song, Qing-Feng Xu, Jian-Mei Lu, Bin Liu and Qichun Zhang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 495-498
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00113K

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Meet Professor Huai Yang

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Professor Huai Yang of Peking University to the Editorial Board of the journal!

Huai Yang, Tenured professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China, conferred Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Jilin University, China in 1989 and 1992 respectively, and Degree of Doctor of Engineering in Kyushu University, Japan in 2002. After working as a research fellow in Science and Technology Foundation, Japan and Japan Science and Technology Corporation, he joined in University of Science and Technology Beijing and Peking University in 2003 and 2010, respectively.

Huai Yang’s research interests focus on liquid crystal materials, polymer chemistry and physics, Large-scale processing techniques of liquid crystalline films. He has published more than 220 papers and applied more than 120 Chinese invention patents, 60 of which were authorized.

Check some of his recent publications

A temperature and electric field-responsive flexible smart film with full broadband optical modulation
Mater. Horiz., 2017, 4, 878-884
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00224F
Broadband reflection in polymer stabilized cholesteric liquid crystal films with stepwise photo-polymerization
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 2353-2358
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07066C
A Facile All-Solution-Processed Surface with High Water Contact Angle and High Water Adhesive Force
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (27), pp 23246–23254
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07429
Effects of the fluorinated liquid crystal molecules on the electro-optical properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal films
DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2017.1376715

Learn more about Professor Huai Yang, please visit his personal webpage.

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