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Congratulations to Energy Advances board members named as Highly Cited Researchers 2023!

We’re delighted to see some of our Energy Advances Editorial Board members named on the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list 2023! Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Volker Presser and Associate Editor Michael Naguib ūüéČ

Clarivate explains that Highly Cited Researchers‚ĄĘ have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research. Of the world‚Äôs population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers‚ĄĘ are 1 in 1,000.

Find out more about what this means to them, alongside advice for emerging scientists…


“I am excited about the research community’s interest in our work on next-generation batteries, ion-selective water remediation, and recycling at the energy/water/sustainability nexus.

Being a highly cited researcher validates the hard work of my team, present and past, and our amazing collaborators; it is a testament to collaborative synergy and underlines the need for networking to advance science.

As an early career scientist, I was given valuable advice that I want to pass on: be selective in what you do and what/where you publish! Remember that a day only has 24 hours, regardless of your position or experience level. So make each day in the lab, each hour revising a manuscript, and each minute submitting to a journal count.‚ÄĚ

Volker Presser, Editor-in-Chief, Energy Advances






“I’m honored to be recognized as a highly cited researcher. Nanomaterials and Energy are multidisciplinary research fields where collaboration is necessary to study complex systems. I have been fortunate to have an excellent network of collaborators, mentors, current and former students. Without all of them, it would not have been possible for me to be on this list for the fourth time at this relatively early stage of my career.”

Michael Naguib, Associate Editor, Energy Advances






Members of the Energy Advances advisory board are also recognised as 2023’s highly cited researchers. Congratulations to Anita Ho-Baillie, Baizeng Fang, Liming Ding, Kristin Persson, Shaojun Guo and Qiang Zhang!

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:

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‚Äôs 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… (more…)