47th Brazilian Chemical Society Annual Meeting – 47RA.SBQ

The decades-long partnership between RSC and the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) continues to thrive. At least year’s SBQ Annual Meeting, we renewed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) between the societies. This year, Beth attended the 47th Annual SBQ meeting, where she met with the local community to emphasize our commitment to Open Access and our dedication to lessening barriers to publishing and reading articles in our journals. Additionally, an agreement with the government funding agency (CAPES) is underway.

In recent years, the RSC and SBQ have worked together to support Early Career researchers. In 2024, we celebrated the fourth annual RSC-SBQ Young Researchers Award. This award was a common initiative between the RSC Brazil office and a committee representing early career scientists, Younger Researchers of the Brazilian Chemical Society (JP-SBQ). The JP-SBQ is comprised of graduate students, post-docs, and early-stage industrial researchers. Their mission is to promote the representation of Brazilian younger researchers in the national and international scientific community, which aligns with RSC’s own priorities in the region. This year, we recognize not only the winners, but an exceptionally strong candidate pool for the award.

   

Winners of the RSC-SBQ Young Researchers Award

Left to right: Prof Dr Vanessa Nascimento (UFF-RJ, JP-SBQ), Dr Laura Fisher (RSC), Airton Germano Bispo Junior (UNICAMP-SP), Rubens Lucas de Freitas Filho (UFMG-MG) and Prof. Dr. Edson Anjos (UFMS-MS, JP-SBQ). Winners were each eligible for £1800 to advance their careers.

Alongside Beth, the RSC was also represented at the SBQ annual meeting by the executive editor of RSC Advances, Laura Fisher. Laura gave an engaging presentation about publication pathways and the Open Access movement at RSC, including an excellent discussion on support for the local community during the transition period. She also was able to meet with many researchers and students at the exhibition booth, as well as Brazilian board members from various RSC journals.

   

Left: Laura giving her presentation. Right: Profs Drs Celia Ronconi (UFF-RJ, board member for Dalton Transactions, FRSC), Brenno Neto (UnB-DF, board member for RSC Advances), Marcia Mesko (UFPel-RS, board member for JAAS), Giovanna Machado (CETENE-PE), Laura Fisher and Elizabeth Magalhaes (RSC).   

At this year’s meeting, the outgoing SBQ President, Prof. Dr Shirley Nakagaki (UFPR-PR, Editorial Board member for RSC Advances), empowered her successor as her term expired in 2024. She spoke highly of Prof. Dr. Rossimiriam Freitas (UFMG-MG) as incoming SBQ president, highlighting how the society is supporting diversity and inclusion at the highest levels of leadership.

Prof. Dr Shirley Nakagaki (UFPR-PR, Editorial Board member for RSC Advances) welcomes new SBQ President, Prof. Dr Rossimiriam Freitas (UFMG-MG).

 

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Announcing EES Batteries and EES Solar

We are excited to announce the launch of two new journals in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s portfolio, joining Energy and Environmental Science and EES Catalysis in the EES familyEES Batteries and EES Solar.

EES Batteries will be led by Editor-in-Chief Piang Zhang (Tsinghua University, China) and will focus on the development of bigger and better batteries for a more sustainable future. EES Solar, headed by Editor-in-Chief Michael Saliba (University of Stuttgart & Research Center Juelich, Germany) will provide a venue for scientists working in chemistry, energy, materials science and engineering who are discovering new ways to convert light energy and generate electricity.

Click here to learn more about these exciting new journals, as well as the larger EES family of journals.

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Materials Horizons 10the Anniversary Inaugural Authors Reflections

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Materials Horizons, the journal has invited back some inaugural authors who published during the launch of the journal to write a Reflection article, looking back at their previous publication and discussing how their work may have influenced the field and what they may have done differently had they had the hindsight of today. The articles featured in this collection will give an overview of some of the exciting and impactful research first published in the journal.

Recently, the first five Reflections in this series have been published, and are available to read now by clicking here. Throughout the rest of the year, keep an eye on the collection as more Reflection articles are published.

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2024 RSC Prizes Announced

Recently, the Royal Society of Chemistry announced the 2024 winners of the Research & Innovation Prizes, Volunteer Recognition Prizes, Horizon Prizes, and the Inclusion & Diversity Prize.

This year’s prizes are a true celebration of excellence in all its forms across the chemical sciences. We’ve once again recognised individuals from all career stages and various backgrounds, and this year we announce the first winners of our Technical Excellence Prizes – celebrating technicians and technical roles as invaluable members of the chemical sciences community.

We have also expanded our Apprentice Prizes to allow for more awardees, and introduced the new Innovation Through Partnership Prize, which celebrates partnerships across all sectors, including government, industry, education, research institutions and the third sector.

Collaboration is essential to great science, and groups, teams and collaborations feature heavily in the line-up of winners. Our team prize winners range from very large teams to very small ones, across sectors, countries, and institutions, comprising individuals in a wide variety of roles.

Click here to view the 2024 Prizes digital gallery and read more about our winners and their work, then post your congratulations through our commenting tool on the individual prize pages.

We have also published a web collection of our winners’ previously published work across RSC journals, which you can click here to read

All our winners have made worthy contributions to the chemical sciences community and to our planet. We extend our warmest congratulations to them all!

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Celebrating Green Chemistry‘s 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Green Chemistry, members of the journal’s Editorial Board are holding symposium worldwide. We would like to particularly highlight the event being held in conjunction with NCCR Catalysis, and hosted by Green Chemistry‘s chair Javier Pérez-Ramírez and Editorial Board Member André Bardow. This symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 30th at 8:30 AM EDT at ETH Hönggerberg and streamed live online for free.

Keynote presentations will feature:

  • Prof. Walter Leitner, Director of the Department of Molecular Catalysis at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (Former Editorial Board Chair and current Advisory Board Member of Green Chemistry)
  • Dr. Maud Reiter, Head of Discovery Chemistry & Development at dsm-firmenich and Nicolas Habisreutinger, LCA and Sustainability Manager at dsm-firmenich.
  • Prof. Rebecca Buller, Head of Competence Center for Biocatalysis at ZHAW and NCCR Catalysis Work Package Coordinator.
  • Prof. Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez, Professor of Chemical Systems Engineering at ETH Zürich and NCCR Catalysis Work Package Coordinator.

Click here to register to attend via Zoom, and click here for more details about the event.

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Materials Horizons 2023 Outstanding Paper Awards

Recently, Materials Horizons announced the winners of their 2023 Outstanding Paper awards, recognizing several articles published in 2023 that were exceptionally high quality and innovative. These articles were chosen by the journal’s Editorial and Advisory Boards from a shortlist of articles based on a variety of metrics including article downloads, Altmetrics, and citations. Each year, these awards highlight the 2023 Outstanding Article, Outstanding Article Runner-Up, and Outstanding Review.

We would especially like to highlight the Materials Horizons 2023 Outstanding Review, which was awarded to Jackie Zheng, Md Arifuzzaman, Xiaomin Tang, Xi Chelsea Chen, and Tomonori Saito from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for their article summarizing the current state of the plastic recycling sector.

Click here to read the introductory editorial detailing each of the winning papers, and congratulations to all the recognized authors!

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Outstanding Peer Reviewers of 2023

Each year, the RSC recognizes the vital role of peer review in preserving quality and integrity in chemical science through the recognition of outstanding peer reviewers. We would like to highlight those reviewers who are in the Americas and were chosen by the RSC journals’ editorial teams for this distinction. Click here to view the full list for all outstanding peer reviewers internationally, and read below to find out who from the Americas made this prestigious list

Analyst

Mauro Bertotti, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Zachary Schultz, The Ohio State University, USA

 

Analytical Methods

Carlos Garcia, Clemson University, USA
Eduardo Richter, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Thiago Paixao, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Tiago Silva, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil

 

Biomaterials Science

Hongyu Chen, Rensselaer Polytech Institute School of Engineering, USA

 

Catalysis Science & Technology

Tae Jin Kim, Stony Brook University, USA

 

ChemComm

Arindam Mukhopadhyay, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
Ilich Ibarra , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Patrick Sarver, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Seok Ki Choi, University of Michigan Medical School, USA

 

Chemical Science

Katerine Bujold, McMaster University, Canada
Laura M. Hernandez, McGill University , Canada
Marina Petrukhina, University at Albany – State University of New York, USA
Ming Xian, Brown University, USA
Sascha Feldmann, Harvard University, USA
Sharon R. Neufeldt, Montana State University, USA
Xiyue Zhang, University of Maryland, USA

 

Chemical Society Reviews

Ashlee Howarth, Concordia University, Canada
Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada

 

CrystEngComm

Tori Forbes, University of Iowa, USA

 

Dalton Transactions

Christian Goldsmith, Auburn University, USA
Janet R Morrow, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

 

Digital Discovery

Aparajita Dasgupta, Pfizer Andover, USA
Daniel Tabor, Texas A&M University College, USA
Fabien Plisson, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Unidad Irapuato, Mexico
Faezeh Habibzadeh, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Fanwang Meng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Kiran Vaddi, University of Washington, USA
Phillip M. Maffettone, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

 

EES Catalysis

Aditya Nandy, University of Chicago, USA

 

Energy & Environmental Science

Adam Nielander, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Kevin Huang, University of South Carolina, USA
Leanne Chen, University of Guelph, Canada

 

Energy Advances

Hongyan Gao, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Xiao Li, The University of Alabama, USA

 

Environmental Science: Advances

Jorge Masini, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
JP Nicot, University of Texas at Austin, USA

 

Environmental Science: Atmospheres

Jessica Tryner, Colorado State University, USA
Rodney Weber, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Zezhen Cheng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

 

Environmental Science: Nano

Frederick Klaessig, Pennsylvania Bio Nano Systems, USA
Roberta Urban, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil

 

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Rachel O’Brien, University of Michigan, USA

 

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

Allyson McGaughey, The University of New Mexico, USA
Fangqiong Ling, Washington University in St Louis, USA
Lindsay Anderson, Dalhousie University, Canada
Virender K. Sharma, Texas A&M University, USA

 

Food & Function

Cesar Fraga, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rodrigo Valenzuela, University of Chile, Chile

 

Green Chemistry

Audrey Moores, McGill University, Canada
Bruce Lipshutz, University of California, USA
Guilherme Jardim, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

 

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers

Joseph M. Zadrozny, The Ohio State University, USA
Linda Doerrer, Boston University, USA

 

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry

Aparajita Dasgupta, Pfizer Andover, USA
Cesar Costa Vera, Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Ecuador

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Daiwei Wang, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dipak Rana, University of Ottawa, Canada
Hongkui Zheng, University of California, Irvine, USA
Xingkang Huang, The University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory, USA

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry B

Bethany Patenall, Harvard University, USA
Hitesh Kumar Waghwani, GlaxoSmithKline, USA
Jessica Winter, Ohio State University, USA
Shuo Han, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA
Trevor Douglas, Indiana University, USA

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Bayram Saparov, University of Oklahoma, USA
Carlo Perini, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Luiz Zagonel, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil
Stephen Barlow, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Torsten Hegmann, Kent State University, USA
Venkatesh Gude, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
Weiwei Zheng, Syracuse University, USA

 

Lab on a Chip

Jonathan Sabaté del Río, IBS, Center for Soft and Living Matter, USA
Mei He, University of Florida, USA
Wendell K T Coltro, Federal University of Goias, Brazil

 

Materials Advances

Ajeet Kaushik, Florida Polytechnic University, USA
Shreyasi Chattopadhyay, Rice University, USA

 

Materials Horizons

Alex Chortos, Purdue University, USA
Chunjie Zhang, 3M Company, USA
Phillip Messersmith, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts, USA

 

Molecular Omics

Shuchen Feng, Loyola University Chicago, USA

 

Molecular Systems Design & Engineering

Henrique Silva, Jr., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Rachael Mansbach, Concordia University, Canada
Víctor García-López, Louisiana State University, USA
Yilei Wu, Stanford University, USA

 

Nanoscale

Bo Li, Kennesaw State University, USA
Eva Hemmer, University of Ottawa, Canada
Shenqiang Ren , University of Maryland, USA
Zhiwei Li, Northwestern University, USA

 

Nanoscale Advances

Bo Li, Kennesaw State University, USA
Hui Wang, University of South Carolina, USA

 

Nanoscale Horizons

Shouheng Sun, Brown University, USA

 

New Journal of Chemistry

Simon Rondeau-Gagné, University of Windsor, Canada

 

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

Yumin Dai, Takeda Pharmaceutical, USA

 

Organic Chemistry Frontiers

Eric W. Webb, University of Michigan, USA
Robert M. Ward, Dow Chemical Company, USA
Yoshio Hato, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

 

PCCP

Armen Kocharian, California State University, USA
Carlos Silva Jr, Universidade Federal do Para, Brazil
Erin Johnson, Dalhousie University, Canada
Michael Schuurman, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Ryan C. Fortenberry, University of Mississippi, USA

 

Polymer Chemistry

Helen Tran, University of Toronto, Canada
Monica Ohnsorg, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

 

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Abhijit Talpade, Eastman Chemical Company, USA
Connor Coley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Daniela Quaglia, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada

 

RSC Advances

Abhispa Sahu, SiOxMed, LLC, USA
Ajay B. Urgunde, Auburn University, USA
Anindita Sarkar, University of Michigan, USA
Chaoying Ding, University of Delaware, USA
Hanuman Kalmode, Scientist-II, Abzena LLC, USA
James Sheehan, The University of Alabama, USA
Luning Wang, Stanford University, USA
Lushun Wang, Stanford University, USA
Rafael Vargas-Bernal, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Scott Crawford, National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA
Shishir Chourey, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co R&D Lawrenceville, USA
Sohini Bhattacharyya, Rice University, USA
Suvendu Biswas, Northwestern University, USA
Xiuling Liu, Michigan Technological University, USA
Yifan Zhu, Rice University, USA
Yijie Yin, University of California San Diego, USA
Yixuan Li, Tesla Motors Inc., USA

 

RSC Applied Interfaces

Giovanni Fanchini, University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

ARC Applied Polymers

Lindsey Bezek, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Peiran Wei, Texas A&M University, USA
Xiao Zhao, GCP Applied Technologies Inc., USA

 

RSC Medicinal Chemistry

Gerard Wright, McMaster University, Canada
Herman O Sintim, Purdue University, USA
Jun Wang, Rutgers University, USA
Zhipeng Wang, Ferring Research Institute, USA

 

RSC Sustainability

Song Luo, University of Delaware, USA

 

Sensors & Diagnostics

Ezequiel Martin Vidal, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Netzahualcóyotl Arroyo-Currás, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Olga Eremina, University of Southern California, USA
Robert J. Meagher, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

 

Soft Matter

Howard Stone, Princeton University, USA
Jacinta Conrad, University of Houston, USA
Ramon Castaneda-Priego, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

 

Sustainable Energy & Fuels

David Dayton, Research Triangle Institute, USA

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Lectureship Nominations Open for RSC Analytical Journals

Nominations for several lectureships with the RSC’s analytical chemistry-focused journals have recently opened, and will be accepting submissions through June 14th. Analyst and JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) both are seeking nominations for their respective Emerging Investigator awards, while Lab on a Chip has opened nominations for its Pioneers of Miniaturisation lectureship. If you know of someone who fits the criteria below and is deserving of recognition, click the images below to learn more and to nominate them for these prestigious awards before June 14th.

Eligibility Prize
  • Have completed their Ph.D.
  • Have published in Analyst in the past 3 years
  • Be working in a research area within the scope of Analyst
  • Be at an early stage of their independent career (typically this will be within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path
  • Opportunity to present a lecture at a leading international meeting
  • Up to £2,000 to cover associated travel and accommodation
  • Have completed their Ph.D.
  • Have published in JAAS in the past 3 years
  • Be working in a research area within the scope of JAAS
  • Be at an early stage of their independent career (typically this will be within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path
  • Opportunity to present a lecture at a leading international meeting
  • Up to £2,000 to cover associated travel and accommodation
  • Free RSC membership for one year
  • Have completed their Ph.D.
  • Have published in Lab on a Chip in the past 3 years
  • Be actively pursuing an independent research career on miniaturised systems
  • Be at an early-mid career stage of their independent career (typically this will be within 15 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path)
  • Opportunity to present a lecture at MicroTAS
  • Up to $3,000 to cover associated travel and accommodation
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Read the first issues of RSC Pharmaceutics

We are proud to announce the publication of the first issue of RSC Pharmaceutics, a new gold open access journal focused on innovative research dedicated to advancing the fields of drug delivery, formulation and pharmaceutical technology. The inaugural issue features an opening editorial from the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Yvonne Perrie, leading into articles covering topics ranging from nanotechnology for would healing, to methods for improving the taste of bitter drugs. Click here to read more about the opening issue on the RSC Pharmaceutics Blog, or click here to go directly to the issue.

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Lab on a Chip Second Annual Reviews Issue

Recently, Lab on a Chip published their second annual Reviews issue, a collection of Reviews and Perspectives highlighting both long-standing and emerging areas of research at the forefront of the miniaturization research community. This year’s issue contains articles focused on nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, sensors and diagnostics, environmental science, and more.

Click here to read the 2024 Lab on a Chip Reviews issue, and look at the 2023 Reviews issue here.

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