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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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Welcome to Issue 10 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 10 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, One-step preparation of multifunctional alginate microspheres loaded with in situ-formed gold nanostars as a photothermal agent is contributed by Fangli Hou, Yanhong Zhu, Qian Zou, Chun Zhang, Hong Wang, Yonggui Liao, Qin Wang, Xiangliang Yang and Yajiang Yang. The inside cover features a story on New-fangled sources of cellulose extraction: comparative study of the effectiveness of Cissus latifolia and Ficus benghalensis cellulose as a filler by Arunima Reghunadhan, Nayana G. Sivan, Shibina S. K., Siji K. Mary, Rekha Rose Koshy, Janusz Datta and Sabu Thomas.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Design strategies of n-type conjugated polymers for organic thin-film transistors
Ying Sui, Yunfeng Deng, Tian Du, Yibo Shi and Yanhou Geng
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1932-1951
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00382G

The synthesis of composite powder precursors via chemical processes for the sintering of oxide dispersion-strengthened alloys
Zhi Dong, Weiqiang Hu, Zongqing Ma, Chong Li and Yongchang Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1952-1972
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00422J

Stimuli-responsive nanocarriers constructed from pillar[n]arene-based supra-amphiphiles
Tangxin Xiao, Lijie Qi, Weiwei Zhong, Chen Lin, Ruibing Wang and Leyong Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1973-1993
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00428A

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

Multimicelle aggregate mechanism for spherical multimolecular micelles: from theories, characteristics and properties to applications
Meiwei Qi and Yongfeng Zhou
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1994-2009
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00442D

Selenium-containing supra-amphiphiles
Wei Cao and Huaping Xu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 2010-2017
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00419J

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Welcome to Issue 9 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 9 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, BODIPY@carbon dot nanocomposites for enhanced photodynamic activity is contributed by Ya Su, Siyu Lu, Pengli Gao, Min Zheng and Zhigang Xie. The inside cover features a story on Groove-assisted solution growth of lead bromide perovskite aligned nanowires: a simple method towards photoluminescent materials with guiding light properties by Isabelle Rodriguez, Roberto Fenollosa, Fernando Ramiro-Manzano, Rocío García-Aboal, Pedro Atienzar and Francisco J. Meseguer.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Phosphorescent and TADF polymers and dendrimers in solution-processed self-host organic light-emitting diodes: structure analysis and design perspectives
Samik Jhulki, Matthew W. Cooper, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1699-1721
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00188C

Biomolecule-assisted synthesis and functionality of metal nanoclusters for biological sensing: a review
Baojuan Wang, Ming Zhao, Mujahid Mehdi, Guangfeng Wang, Peng Gao and Ke-Qin Zhang
Mater. Chem. Front.
, 2019,3, 1722-1735
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00165D

High-strength hydrogel-based bioinks
Fei Gao, Changshun Ruan and Wenguang Liu
Mater. Chem. Front.
, 2019,3, 1736-1746
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00373H

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Welcome to Issue 8 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 8 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Fluorescent thermometer based on a quinolinemalononitrile copolymer with aggregation-induced emission characteristics is contributed by Jinfeng Yang, Kaizhi Gu, Chuanxing Shi, Meng Li, Ping Zhao and Wei-Hong Zhu. The inside cover features a story on Drastic photoluminescence modulation of an organic molecular crystal with high pressure by Junjie Guan, Chunfang Zhang, Dexiang Gao, Xingyu Tang, Xiao Dong, Xiaohuan Lin, Yajie Wang, Xinxin Wang, Lin Wang, Hyun Hwi Lee, Jialiang Xu, Haiyan Zheng, Kuo Li and Ho-kwang Mao.

Following review type article is included in current issue:

 

Fluorescent gels: a review of synthesis, properties, applications and challenges
Yuqiong Li, David James Young and Xian Jun Loh
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1489-1502
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00127A

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Welcome to Issue 7 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 7 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Laser-induced synthesis of ZIF-67: a facile approach for the fabrication of crystalline MOFs with tailored size and geometry is contributed by Erick L. Ribeiro, Seyyed Ali Davari, Sheng Hu, Dibyendu Mukherjee and Bamin Khomami. The inside cover features a story on Exploring the microscopic mechanism of pseudocapacitance with electronic structures in monolayer 1T-MoS2 electrodes for supercapacitors by Zhenzhou Zhang, Maokun Wu, Lijing Wang, Jin Wang, Yahui Cheng, Luyan Li, Hong Dong, Hui Liu, Zhanglian Hong, Kyeongjae Cho, Feng Lu, Weichao Wang and Wei-Hua Wang.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

 

Carbon-based materials for lithium-ion capacitors
Xiaojun Wang, Lili Liu and Zhiqiang Niu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1265-1279
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00062C

Perfluorocyclobutyl-based polymers for functional materials
Junfeng Zhou, Yangqing Tao, Xiaoyao Chen, Xingrong Chen, Linxuan Fang, Yuanqiang Wang, Jing Sun and Qiang Fang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1280-1301
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00001A

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Welcome to Issue 6 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 6 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, An AIE fluorescent switch with multi-stimuli responsive properties and applications for quantitatively detecting pH value, sulfite anion and hydrostatic pressure is contributed by Tingting Lin, Xing Su, Kai Wang, Minjie Li, Hongwei Guo, Lulu Liu, Bo Zou, Yu-Mo Zhang, Yifei Liu and Sean Xiao-An Zhang. The inside cover features a story on Evolution of white organic light-emitting devices: from academic research to lighting and display applications by Yongming Yin, Muhammad Umair Ali, Wenfa Xie, Huai Yang and Hong Meng.

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

 

 

Following review type article is included in current issue:

 

Intrinsically stretchable conductors and interconnects for electronic applications
Quan Zhang, Jiajie Liang, Yi Huang, Huiyu Chen and Rujun Ma
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,3, 1032-1051
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00055K

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Welcome to Issue 5 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 5 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Hypersonic poration of supported lipid bilayers is contributed by Yao Lu, Jurriaan Huskens, Wei Pang and Xuexin Duan. The inside cover features a story on Real-time naked-eye recognizable temperature monitoring based on Ho3+ (or Tm3+)-activated NaYF4 upconversion nanowires via visual multicolor alteration by Dongdong Li, Wen-Yong Lai, Xiaoqin Shen, Qiyue Shao and Wei Huang.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

Structural colors in metasurfaces: principle, design and applications
Bo Yang, Hua Cheng, Shuqi Chen and Jianguo Tian
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 750-761
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00043G

Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications
Md. Monarul Islam, Zhen Hu, Qingsong Wang, Carl Redshaw and Xing Feng
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 762-781
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00090A

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Welcome to Issue 4 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 4 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, 4,5-Diaminophthalimides: highly efficient solid-state fluorophores and turn-on type fluorescent probes for hydrazine is contributed by Masaki Shimizu, Tomokazu Tamagawa and Kenta Nishimura. The inside cover features a story on Rational design and facile preparation of maleimide-based functional materials for imaging and optoelectronic applications by Ze Yang, Yun Guo, Shu-Lun Ai, Su-Xiao Wang, Jin-Zhi Zhang, Yue-Xing Zhang, Qi-Chao Zou and Hang-Xing Wang.

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

 

 

 

Following review type article is included in current issue:

Biodegradable metallic bone implants
Cijun Shuai, Sheng Li, Shuping Peng, Pei Feng, Yuxiao Lai and Chengde Gao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, 3, 544-562
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00507A

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Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018, 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 Fatima Bencheikh, Kyushu Daigaku, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5827-3579
Dr Wookjin Choi, Pohang University of Science and Technology, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4744-2319
Dr Peter Cragg, University of Brighton, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6134-2093
Dr Cyril Poriel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6036-1778
Professor Anjun Qin, South China University of Technology, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7158-1808
Professor Xiangfeng Shao, Lanzhou University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-4122
Dr Tie Wang, Institute of Chemistry, Chinease Acadamy of Sciences, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5965-6520
Dr Nailiang Yang, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5708-8379
Dr Mei Yang, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Xinbo Zhang, Chang Chun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5806-159X

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

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us (materchemfrontiersED@rsc.org) 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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Welcome to Issue 3 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 3 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, High performance solution-processed organic yellow light-emitting devices and fluoride ion sensors based on a versatile phosphorescent Ir(III) complex is contributed by Xiaolong Yang, Zhao Feng, Jingshuang Dang, Yuanhui Sun, Guijiang Zhou and Wai-Yeung Wong. The inside cover features a story on β-Cyclodextrin based pH and thermo-responsive biopolymeric hydrogel as a dual drug carrier by Arpita Roy, Priti Prasanna Maity, Anirbandeep Bose, Santanu Dhara and Sagar Pal.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Graphical abstract: Inside front coverSelf-assembled polymeric micelles as amphiphilic particulate emulsifiers for controllable Pickering emulsions
Feng Wang, Juntao Tang, Hui Liu, Guipeng Yu and Yingping Zou
Mater. Chem. Front.,  2019,3, 356-364
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00270C

 

All-inorganic lead-free perovskites for optoelectronic applications
Xingtao Wang, Taiyang Zhang, Yongbing Lou and Yixin Zhao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 365-375
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00317C

 

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