Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry awarded to Editor-in-Chief Volker Presser

Huge congratulations to our very own Energy Advances Editor-in-chief Professor Volker Presser who received the Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry from the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) ! The prize was recently awarded in person at the 74th annual meeting in Lyon, France for his comprehensive contributions to energy nano-materials research.

Editor-in-Chief of Energy Advances Volker Presser

New Themed Collection: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Energy Storage and Conversion

We are delighted to announce that the Energy Advances themed issue on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Energy Storage and Conversion is now online.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are transforming the way we perform scientific research in recent years. Guest edited by  Prof. Zhi Wei Seh (A*STAR, Singapore); Prof. Kui Jiao (Tianjin University); Dr. Ivano Castelli (Technical University of Denmark), this themed collection welcomes papers that demonstrate:

  • the implementation of AI and ML in energy storage and conversion, including batteries, supercapacitors, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis
  • From materials, to devices, to systems, with an emphasis on how AI and ML have accelerated research and development in these fields.


Read the full issue online: https://rsc.li/EnergyAdvancesAIML

It includes:

Machine learning in energy chemistry: introduction, challenges and perspectives

Yuzhi Xu, Jiankai Ge and Cheng-Wei Ju

Energy Adv., 2023, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3YA00057E


Machine learning-inspired battery material innovation

Man-Fai Ng, Yongming Sun and Zhi Wei Seh

Energy Adv., 2023, 2, 449-464, DOI: 10.1039/D3YA00040K


Prediction of suitable catalysts for the OCM reaction by combining an evolutionary approach and machine learning

Carlotta L.M von Meyenn and Stefan Palkovits

Energy Adv., 2023,2, 691-700, DOI: 10.1039/D2YA00312K


Capacity-prediction models for organic anode active materials of lithium-ion battery: Advances in the predictors using small data

Haruka Tobita, Yuki Namiuchi, Takumi Komura, Hiroaki Imai, Koki Obinata, Masato Okada, Yasuhiko Igarashi and Yuya Oaki

Energy Adv., 2023, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/D3YA00161J


Physics-informed Gaussian process regression of in operando capacitance for carbon supercapacitors

Runtong Pan, Mengyang Gu and Jianzhong Wu

Energy Adv., 2023, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3YA00071K


Machine learning assisted binary alloy catalyst design for the electroreduction of CO2 to C2 products

Zachary Gariepy, Guiyi Chen, Anni Xu, Zhuole Lu, Zhi Wen Chen and Chandra Veer Singh

Energy Adv., 2023,2, 410-419, DOI: 10.1039/D2YA00316C


We hope that you enjoy reading this collection of articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or want to contribute to the growing work on artificial intelligence and machine learning in energy sciences.

Energy Advances Announcement: Wai-Yeung (Raymond) Wong, our new Editorial Board Member

We are very pleased to announce that Wai-Yeung (Raymond) Wong has joined Energy Advances as an Associate Editor.

Raymond is a Chair Professor in Chemical Technology at the Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Hong Kong and after postdoctoral works at Texas A&M University (Advisor: Prof. F. A. Cotton) and the University of Cambridge (Advisors: Profs. The Lord Lewis and P. R. Raithby), he joined Hong Kong Baptist University from 1998 to 2016.

He has worked closely with the Royal Society of Chemistry for many years, serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Materials Chemistry C from 2013-2022. He was also awarded the RSC Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award, FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award, State Natural Science Award from China, and RGC Senior Research Fellow Award, among others and is currently currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Chemical Society.

His research mainly focuses on organometallic and materials chemistry, especially aiming at developing multifunctional molecules and polymers for organic optoelectronics, energy science and metal-based nanomaterials.

Learn more by exploring some of Raymond’s published work across a range of RSC journals including Journal of Materials Chemistry (A,B,C), Nanoscale, Chemical Science, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, New Journal of Chemistry, Chemical Society Reviews and more… Read more »

Congratulations to the winner of the Energy Advances Award for Outstanding Poster in PV Device Research at the Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference!

In December 2022, the Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, organised by the Australian Photovoltaic Institute, took place. Energy Advances was delighted to sponsor the poster prize.

We would like to congratulate the winner of the poster prize. Check out the award winner below:

The winner, Dr Ning Song (pictured left) with Professor Anita Ho-Baillie, our Energy Advances Associate Editor.

Publishing with Energy Advances as an Early Career Researcher

Led by Volker Presser (Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany), Energy Advances is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes research across a broad scope of topics, and welcomes work that contributes to developments throughout energy science and related fields.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Batteries, supercapacitors, hybrid devices and other energy storage technologies
  • Bioenergy, biofuels and the biorefinery
  • Carbon capture, storage or utilisation
  • Catalysis and chemical engineering for energy applications
  • Fuel cells
  • Hydrogen production and storage.
  • Modelling, machine learning and characterisation for energy materials & systems
  • Solar energy conversion and photovoltaics


To ensure your research benefits from maximum exposure, the journal is gold open access. There are no submission or article processing charges for Energy Advances until mid-2024 so the journal is currently completely free to publish in. For more information, please see the Energy Advances website.

Publishing with Energy Advances can offer enhanced visibility for your research. Including research infographics, cover art opportunities, Twitter and Facebook promotion.

Rigorous Peer Review Process

Our publishing staff, all scientists, will guide you through the peer review and publication process. The peer review process for Energy Advances is overseen by our Associate Editors, who are all active researchers in their field.

Publishing with Energy Advances combines speed with a rigorous peer review process – the average time to first decision for peer-reviewed manuscripts is 25 days. Our accepted manuscript option allows your article to be online within 24 hours of acceptance.

We are open for submissions and the manuscript submission platform is available here. The latest issue of Energy Advances is available to read here and features papers from across the full spectrum of energy science, including energy storage solutions, methanol oxidation and carbon dioxide capture.

Researcher Development Grants

In addition, our Researcher Development Grants are open to early career scientists and PhD students wishing to undertake an activity that supports their research career. The activities applied for can be virtual or in-person. Examples include, but are not limited to, presenting work at conferences, developing new skills by attending training courses or developing networks by organising a scientific meeting. Check eligibility here: https://rsc.li/3TMBpyg.

Highlight on catalysis for energy research at Energy Advances

Our Editorial Board members include four prominent energy catalysis experts who also handle papers from submission to decision: Professor You Han (Tianjin University, China), Professor Michael Naguib (Tulane University, USA), Professor Layla Mehdi (University of Liverpool, UK) and Professor Matthew Suss (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel).

Associate Editor You Han

Associate Editor You Han

Associate Editor Michael Naguib

Associate Editor Michael Naguib










Associate Editor Layla Medhi

Associate Editor Layla Mehdi

Associate Editor Matthew Suss

Associate Editor Matthew Suss










We also wanted to highlight recent publications in Energy Advances which are relevant to catalysis for energy:

Dos and don’ts in screening water splitting electrocatalysts by Sengeni Anantharaj and Suguru Noda 

Catalytic reduction and reductive functionalisation of carbon dioxide with waste silicon from solar panel as the reducing agent by Ken Motokura et al.

Effect of doping TiO2 with Mn for electrocatalytic oxidation in acid and alkaline electrolytes by Dimosthenis Sokaras, Samira Siahrostami, Xiaolin Zheng et al.

To submit your catalysis for energy research, please visit: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/energyadv

Highlight on carbon capture and storage research in Energy Advances

Carbon capture and storage is such a hot topic at the moment, particularly in relation to achieving the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement. We would like to highlight recent publications in Energy Advances which  are relevant to carbon capture and storage research:

A critical review of technologies, costs, and projects for production of carbon-neutral liquid e-fuels from hydrogen and captured CO2 by Harpreet Singh et al.

CO2 removal and 1.5 °C: what, when, where, and how? by Niall Mac Dowell et al.

Direct and mild non-hydroxide activation of biomass to carbons with enhanced CO2 storage capacity by Afnan Altwalaab and Robert Mokaya

Submit your carbon capture and storage research to one of our Associate Editors today: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/energyadv

Highlight on solar energy conversion and photovoltaics at Energy Advances

Renewable energy technologies like solar energy are of the utmost importance to achieving the UN SDGs and so we are proud that our Editorial Board includes an expert in this area: Professor Anita Ho-Baillie. Professor Ho-Baillie’s research focuses on solar photovoltaic materials and devices including single junctions and multi-junction tandems and, as one of our Associate Editors, she handles a portion of our papers from submission to decision.

Associate Editor: Anita Ho-Baillie

Associate Editor Anita Ho-Baillie

We also wanted to highlight recent publications in Energy Advances which are relevant to solar energy conversion and photovoltaics research:

Simple approach for an electron extraction layer in an all-vacuum processed n-i-p perovskite solar cell by Beom-Soo Kim and Henk J. Bolink et al.

Stabilizing all-inorganic CsPbI3 perovskite films with polyacrylonitrile for photovoltaic solar cells by  Ke-Jian Jiang, Yiqiang Zhang, Yanlin Song et al.

Assessing the effect of surface states of mesoporous NiO films on charge transport and unveiling an unexpected light response phenomenon in tandem dye-sensitized solar cells by Haining Tian et al.

To submit your solar energy research, please visit: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/energyadv

Introducing our newest Advisory Board appointments

We are pleased to announce new appointments we have made to the Energy Advances Advisory Board. Please join us in welcoming the following additions to the Energy Advances family:

  • Sarbajit Banerjee (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Graeme Cooke (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Benjamin Dietzek (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
  • Liming Ding (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China)
  • Baizeng Fang (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Kui Jiao (Tianjin University, China)
  • Heather MacLean (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Thuc-Quyen Nguyen (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Valeska Ting (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Ajayan Vinu (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Naoaki Yabuuchi (Yokohama National University, Japan)

Our Advisory Board play an important role in assisting our editorial team with submissions to the journal, so we are very excited to have them on board. More Advisory Board members will be announced soon, so sign up to receive the latest updates.

New cross-journal collection ‘Energy Frontiers: Hydrogen’

We are excited to announce a new showcase collection entitled ‘Energy Frontiers: Hydrogen‘ to highlight the latest cutting-edge research on hydrogen technologies for a more sustainable future, including hydrogen production, storage, decarbonisation, scale-up and more. Join us for our related LiveStream session on this topic on 15th November 2022!

The collection spans many RSC journals publishing high quality energy content, including Energy Advances, Energy & Environmental Science, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Chemical Society Reviews, Chemical Science.

It is expected that the use of Hydrogen will contribute significantly to the decarbonisation of the energy sector, and many Hydrogen production routes (like water electrolysis) are renewable and low-carbon. There are many challenges associated with widespread implementation of Hydrogen technologies however, meaning that continued research and innovation into this topic is as important as ever.

What do you envision to be the next frontier in Hydrogen Energy technologies? If you’re working at the forefront of this research area we welcome you to submit your own hydrogen energy research to our journals.

Read the full collection here: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/articlecollectionlanding?sercode=ee&themeid=e032334e-dec7-43d5-b6da-3958cb0b3492