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Journal of Materials Chemistry A

High impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for energy and sustainability



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Fiona McKenzie

Executive Editor

Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
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Hiroshi Imahori

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Hiroshi Imahori completed his doctorate in organic chemistry at Kyoto University. From 1990-1992, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA. In 1992, he became an Assistant Professor, ISIR, Osaka University and then moved to the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, as an Associate Professor. Since 2002, he has been a Professor of Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. He received JSPS Prize (2006), CSJ Award for Creative Work (2006), Osaka Science Prize (2007), and NISTEP Researcher Award (2007). His current interests involve artificial photosynthesis, organic solar cells, and organic functional materials.


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Michael Chabinyc

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Professor Michael Chabinyc is Associate Chair of the Materials Department at the University of California Santa Barbara. He received his PhD in chemistry from Stanford University and was an NIH post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. He was a member of research staff at (Xerox) PARC before his current position at UCSB. His research group studies fundamental properties of organic semiconducting materials and thin film inorganic semiconductors with a focus on materials useful for energy conversion. He has authored more than 110 papers and is inventor on more than 40 patents across a range of disciplines.



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Goutam De

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Dr Goutam De is the Chief Scientist and Head of Nano-Structured Materials Division at CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India. He received his doctorate degree in 1984 from Jadavpur University based on his work done at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kanazawa University, Japan (1986-1987), PASTIS-Centro Nazionale per la Ricerca e lo Sviluppo dei Materiali, Italy (1994-1996) and Sandia National Lab/University of New Mexico, USA (2003-2004). He has received several awards and recognitions: Indian Thermal Analysis Society Award (1985), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (1986), Raman Research Fellowship (2003), Material Research Society of India Medal (2005), National Research & Development Corporation Meritorious Invention Award (2007), Chemical Research Society of India Medal (2010), MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize (2014) and National Research Award in Nano Science and Technology (2014). Dr De is a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (FRSC). Dr De's research group focuses mainly on the sol-gel processing of functional nanomaterial and coatings, mesoporous films and fibers, metal/semiconductor nanoparticles incorporated films, inorganic-organic hybrid nanocomposites based hard and antireflective coatings on plastics, hydrophobic coatings and graphene based nanocomposites. He has co-authored 127 research papers in high impact journals and filed 8 Indian patents.



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Mohamed Eddaoudi

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Mohamed Eddaoudi was born in Agadir, Morocco. He is currently Professor of Chemical Science and Associate Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). He received his PhD in Chemistry, Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII), France. After postdoctoral research (Arizona State University, University of Michigan), he started his independent academic career as Assistant Professor, University of South Florida (2002), Associate Professor (2008), Professor (2010). His research focuses on developing strategies, based on (super)-molecular building approaches (MBB, SBB, SBL), for rational construction of functional solid-state materials, namely MOFs. Their prospective uses include energy and environmental sustainability applications. Dr Eddaoudi's eminent contribution to the burgeoning field of MOFs is evident from his selection in 2014 as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.



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Yan Li

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Yan Li is the Chang Jiang Professor at the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at the Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Peking University, China. Professor Li has remained at Peking University throughout her career, conducting postdoctoral research until 1995, where upon she was a lecturer and associate until 2011. Since 2002 she has been a full Professor in the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at Peking University. Her research group is interested in developing strategies and techniques for controlled preparation, band structure and property modulation, and characterization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) especially aligned single-walled CNTs on substrates. She also pays much attention to the potential applications of carbon nanomaterials in the fields of nanoelectronics, energy, and biomedicine.



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Zhiqun Lin

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Dr Zhiqun Lin is a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2002. His research interests include functional nanocrystals (metallic, magnetic, semiconducting, ferroelectric, multiferroic, upconversion and thermoelectric), solar cells (organic/inorganic hybrid, dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells), photocatalysis, hydrogen generation, lithium ion batteries, thermoelectrics, polymer-based nanocomposites, block copolymers, polymer blends, and conjugated polymers. He is a recipient of Frank J. Padden Jr. Award in Polymer Physics, American Physical Society, NSF Career Award, 3 M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, and an invited participant at the National Academy of Engineering's 2010 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.



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David Lou

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Dr David Lou received his BEng (1st class honors) (2002) and MEng (2004) degrees from the National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 2008. Right after graduation, he joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor since September 2013. He has published about 190 papers with a total ISI citation of >16,000, and an H-index of 72. His main research interest is on designed synthesis of nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications.



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Christine Luscombe

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Christine Luscombe received her Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2000. She then worked with Professors Andrew Holmes and Wilhelm Huck in the Melville Laboratory of Polymer Synthesis at the University of Cambridge where her research focused on surface modifications using supercritical carbon dioxide for her PhD. She received the Syngenta Award for best organic chemistry project for her PhD. In January 2004, she joined the group of Professor Jean Fréchet for her postdoctoral studies where she began her research on semiconducting polymers for organic photovoltaics. She was the recipient of the Lindemann Fellowship as well as the Trinity College Junior Research Fellowship (University of Cambridge) for her postdoctoral studies. In September 2006, she joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. She received a number of young faculty awards including the NSF CAREER Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, as well as the Sloan Research Fellowship. Her current research focuses on the synthesis of semiconducting polymers for energy applications.



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Frank Osterloh

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Frank Osterloh is an inorganic chemist working on nanostructured solar energy conversion devices. He received MA and PhD degrees in chemistry in 1994 and 1997 from the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany, after working under the guidance of the late Professor Siegfried Pohl. He then completed postdoctoral training at Harvard University with Professor Richard H. Holm, after which he joined the faculty at the Chemistry Department at the University of California, Davis, in 2000. Frank Osterloh's current research interests are centered on the chemical, physical, and photochemical properties of inorganic nanomaterials and on the development of spectroscopic methods to probe photochemical charge separation on the nanoscale. His work has been recognized with the 2010 Inorganic Nanoscience Award of the American Chemical Society and with the 2014 Richard A. Glenn Award of the ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry.



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Shizhang Qiao

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Dr Qiao is a chair professor at the School of Chemical Engineering of the University of Adelaide, Australia. His research expertise is in nanomaterials and nanoporous materials for drug/gene/RNA delivery and new energy technologies (fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitor, photocatalysis). He has co-authored more than 210 with him as a corresponding or joint corresponding author (over 10500 citation times, h-index: 51). He has filed three patents on novel nanomaterials and attracted more than 7.0 million dollars in research grants from industrial partners and Australian Research Council (ARC). In recognition of his achievements in research, he was honoured with a prestigious ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA, 2013), an Emerging Researcher Award (2013, ENFL Division of the American Chemical Society) and a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (2008). He has also been awarded an ARC ARF Fellowship, an ARC APD Fellowship and an inaugural UQ Mid-Career Research Fellowship. Dr Qiao is currently an Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland and is appointed to ARC College of Experts.



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Stephen Skinner

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Stephen Skinner joined Imperial College in 1998 and was promoted to Professor in 2014. His research interests are in materials for new energy technologies and he is primarily concerned with the chemical and physical properties of solid oxide fuel cell electrolytes and electrodes and encompasses the electrical and structural characteristics of materials. He has extensive experience of the use of neutron and synchrotron facilities to undertake in-situ high temperature characterisation of new materials and in relating the structural characteristics of materials to their electrochemical properties. A particular field of interest is the development of interstitial oxide ion conductors for fuel cell applications. He has collaborated widely throughout Europe, Canada and Japan on new materials development and continues to develop links with research groups worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Stephen is a member of The Electrochemical Society and the American Ceramic Society and is a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist.



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Magdalena Titirici

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Magdalena Titirici received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Bucharest in 2000. She then moved to Germany for her PhD to work with Professor Klaus Unger and Borje Sellergren in the field of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers at the University of Mainz and later on at the University of Dortmund where she graduated in 2005. In April 2005, she joined the group of Professor Markus Antonietti at the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam for her postdoctoral studies, where she began her research on sustainable carbon materials. In October 2006, she become a group leader at the same research institute leading a group of about 10 young researchers working on Sustainable Carbon Materials for Renewable Energy Applications. Magda received her Habilitation from the University of Potsdam in 2013. In 2013 she moved to London to take up the position of Associate Professor in Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. She was promoted to a full Professor in Sustainable Materials Chemistry in 2014. She is also the Director of Research for the Centre for Functional Nanomaterials. Her current research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of sustainable materials for energy applications. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the author of around >100 publications in the field of sustainable materials and green nanochemistry.


Journal of Materials Chemistry Executive Editorial Board

Nazario Martin

Editor-in-Chief
Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain

Hiroshi Imahori

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Kyoto University, Japan

Christine Schmidt

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Materials Chemistry B University of Florida, USA

Peter Skabara

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Materials Chemistry C WestCHEM, University of Strathclyde, UK

Jeroen Cornelissen

Associate Editor
Journal of Materials Chemistry B University of Twente, The Netherlands

David Lou

Associate Editor
Journal of Materials Chemistry A Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Natalie Stingelin

Associate Editor
Journal of Materials Chemistry C Imperial College London, UK


Journal of Materials Chemistry A Advisory Board

Jie-Sheng Chen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Graeme Cooke

WestCHEM, University of Glasgow, UK

Xinliang Feng

Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Yun Hang Hu

Michigan Technological University, USA

Jiaxing Huang

Northwestern University, USA

Tatsumi Ishihara

Kyushu University, Japan

Saiful Islam

University of Bath, UK

Hiroshi Kageyama

Kyoto University, Japan

Jiaping Lin

East China University of Science and Technology, China

Bettina Lotsch

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany

Malik Maaza

iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences, South Africa

Arun K. Nandi

IACS, India

Linda Nazar

University of Waterloo, Canada

Markus Niederberger

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

N. Ravishankar

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Yuichi Shimakawa

Kyoto University, Japan

Cheng-Yong Su

Sun Yat-sen University, China

Hsisheng Teng

National Cheng Kung University, Chinese Taipei

Venkataraman Thangadurai

University of Calgary, Canada

Min Wei

Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

George (X S) Zhao

The University of Queensland, Australia

Gengfeng Zheng

Fudan University, China