Uppsala University, Sweden
Anders Hagfeldt is Professor in Physical Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden. He obtained his Ph.D. at Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1993 and was a post-doc with Prof. Michael Grätzel at EPFL, Switzerland. His research focuses on dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells and solar fuels. He was on the list of the top 100 material scientists of the past decade by Times Higher Education (2010).
In 2014-2017 he was on the list of Thomson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researchers. He received the Nature Award for Mentoring in Science, 2012, and the Björkénska Prize, Uppsala University, 2016. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Stockholm.
He is a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Honorary Doctor of University Paris Diderot. He has published (October 2017) more than 430 scientific papers that have received over 43,000 citations (h-index of 105).
Frank Osterloh, Scientific Editor
University of California, Davis, USA
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.
Veronica Augustyn, Associate Editor
North Carolina State University, USA
Veronica Augustyn is an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and a University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University. From 2013 - 2015, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin with Prof. Arumugam Manthiram. She received her Ph.D. (2013) from the University of California, Los Angeles working with Prof. Bruce Dunn. Her research group focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of materials for electrochemical energy technologies including batteries, electrochemical capacitors, electrolyzers, and fuel cells. In particular, she is interested in the relationships between material structure, composition, and morphology, and the resulting electrochemical mechanisms. She also leads an award-winning international project at NC State, SciBridge, which develops renewable energy research and education collaborations between universities in Africa and the U.S. Her research group has been recognized with a 2019 Sloan Fellowship in Chemistry, a 2019 DOE Early Career Award, and a 2017 NSF CAREER Award. In 2021, she was recognized by NC State as a Goodnight Early Career Innovator and received the George H. Blessis Advising Award for her mentorship of undergraduate students.
Viola Birss, Associate editor
University of Calgary, Canada
Viola Birss is a Professor of Chemistry and has held a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells and Related Clean Energy Systems at the University of Calgary from 2004-2018. Dr. Birss was one of the founders and then leader of both the Western Canada Fuel Cell Initiative and the pan-Canadian Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Canada (SOFCC) organization, and, more recently, was the Scientific Co-Director of the SOFCC NSERC Strategic Research Network. She is currently the Scientific Director of the CAESR-Tech (Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Research Technologies) cluster at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Birss has been the recipient of numerous prestigious scientific awards (most recently the David C. Grahame Award from the ECS), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Society for Chemistry and the Electrochemical Society, and is the author of over 250 refereed scientific publications.
Her research has been focused on better understanding fuel cell reaction mechanisms, as well as on improving the performance and lifetime of low temperature PEM fuel cells through the development of paradigm-shifting nanoporous carbon scaffold materials, for use as both catalyst and microporous layers.
Her work in the high temperature SOFC/SOEC area has included the development of highly active mixed conducting perovskite catalysts that can be used at both the anode and cathode to split water and convert CO2 to useful products. Dr. Birss is also engaged in the development of core@shell nanoparticles, protective coatings and other novel strategies to combat the corrosion of metals, electrochemical biosensors, and a range of structurally ordered nanomaterials for a variety of clean energy/environment applications.
Goutam De, Associate editor
Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India
Dr Goutam De received his doctorate from Jadavpur University based on his work done in Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science at Kolkata. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kanazawa University (Japan), PASTIS-CNRSM (Italy), and Sandia National Lab/Univ. of New Mexico (USA).
He is recipient of several awards and recognitions, namely, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, Raman Research Fellowship, MRSI and CRSI Medals, NRDC Meritorious Invention Award, MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize, National Research Award in Nano Science & Technology from DST, etc.
Dr De is a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology and the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Dr De's research interests include functional nanocomposite coatings of technological importance, ordered mesoporous films and electrospun fibers, sol-gel silica glass shapes, AR cum self-cleaning coatings, graphene-based nanocomposites, and materials for catalysis/photocatalysis.
So far, he has published 160 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and filed nine patents. He was the Chief Scientist & Head Nano-Structured Materials Division, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, and Visiting Scientist at INST, Mohali. Currently, Dr De is an Emeritus Professor at S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata.
Ghim Wei Ho, Associate editor
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ghim Wei Ho is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She leads the Sustainable Smart Solar System research group working on fundamental and applied research on nanomaterials and nanosystems for energy, environment, electronics and healthcare applications.
She has authored more than 150 papers in the international refereed journals. She was an elected Scholar at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge and is a Cambridge Commonwealth Society Fellow since 2006. In 2014, she was awarded the L’OREAL UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship. In 2015, she was the honoree winner of the JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Award in the Science and/or Technological Development category. In 2016, she was honoured as the Science & Technology winner for the Great Women of Our Time as well as the ASEAN-US Science Prize for women.
Yun Jeong Hwang
Seoul National University, South Korea
Yun Jeong Hwang received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2003 and 2005. She then moved to USA for her PhD to work with Professor Peidong Yang at University of California, Berkeley where her research focused on photoelectrochemical water splitting using semiconductor nanowires.
In June 2012, she joined the clean energy research center at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) where she started to work on electro-catalytic materials for CO2 reduction and water oxidation for a sustainable carbon cycle technology. She is currently a principal researcher of KIST and also a professor at the Energy and Environmental Department in Korea University of Science and Technology.
Her research interests focus on synthesis and surface characterization of electrocatalyst and photoelectrocatalyst materials to understand the catalytic activities, specifically electrocatalytic CO2 reduction, water electrolysis, photoelectrochemical water splitting, and solar fuel conversion reactions. She has published about 100 peer-reviewed articles in the field of catalyst materials for energy and environmental applications.
Kisuk Kang, Associate editor
Seoul National University, South Korea
Kisuk Kang is a professor of materials science and engineering at Seoul National University (SNU), where he received his B.Sc. He completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology from 2008 to 2011, and moved to SNU.
Since 2013, he has been a tenured professor at SNU. His research laboratory focuses on developing new materials for batteries and electrocatalysts using combined experiments and ab initio calculations. His published works in this field have been cited more than 20,000 times, and he was selected as Highly Cited Researchers in 2018 from Clarivate Analytics. He was a recipient of several awards such as Energy and Environmental Science Lectureship Award from Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom (2012), Science Patriots Award from Ministry of Science, Korea (2017), Scientist of the Month from Ministry of Science, Korea (2017), and was selected as 100 leaders in Technology by National Academy of Engineering of Korea (2017).
Subrata Kundu, Associate editor
Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), India
Dr Subrata Kundu is a Principal Scientist at the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) in Karaikudi, India. He received his doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nebraska from 2005-2007, before moving to Texas A&M University from 2007-2010. He has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, such as the Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship in 2016, as well as many young scientist awards. He has been recognized as being in the top 2% of scientists worldwide for consecutive years (2020-2022) and was also highlighted as being in the top 5% of highly cited authors in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals in 2019. As well as this, Dr Kundu was also listed in the top 3% of highly cited ACS authors in 2019 by the American Chemical Society.
Dr Kundu and his group are well-known in the field of material chemistry, mainly focusing on energy, environment, and catalytic applications. He has published more than 250 research publications in peer reviewed journals, including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Energy & Environmental Science, Chemical Science, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and Inorganic Chemistry. He is also well-known for his research on the synthesis of metal and inorganic nanomaterials for a wide range of applications, which include electrocatalysis for OER and HER, dye-sensitized solar cells, supercapacitors, and thermoelectric materials. His research also covers analytical and environmental applications and SERS studies.
Dan Li, Associate editor
Jinan University, China
Dan Li is currently a Professor and the Dean of College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Jinan University, and the Director of Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Functional Supramolecular Coordination Materials and Applications. He received his B.Sc. from Sun Yat-Sen University in 1984 and then worked at Shantou University. He pursued his Ph.D. at The University of Hong Kong with Professor Chi-Ming Che during 1988–1993. Then he returned to Shantou University and became Professor in 2001. He moved to Jinan University in Guangzhou in 2016.
His research interest focuses the design and fabrication of supramolecular coordination assemblies and their functions based on photoluminescence, porosity and chirality. He has co-authored more than 260 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, J. Am. Chem. Soc, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and Chem. Sci. He was a recipient of the National Science Found for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2008, Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in 2014, Ding Ying Science & Technology Award in 2019 and Guohua Outstanding Scholar of Jinan University in 2022.
David Lou, Associate editor
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Professor 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 in September 2013. He was promoted to Full Professor in September 2015. Prof. Lou’s current research is focused on the design and synthesis of novel nanostructured materials for next-generation electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies. Professor Lou has published over 380 papers with a total citation of more than 122,000 and an H-index of 206 as of February 2023 (Google Scholar). Professor Lou was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics from 2014 to 2022 in multiple categories including Materials Science, Chemistry, Environment, and Physics. Professor Lou is a fellow of Singapore National Academy of Science, and Academy of Engineering-Singapore.
Yi-Chun Lu, Associate editor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong
Dr. Yi-Chun Lu received her B.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in 2007 and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. After her graduate study, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the Technische Universität München (2012-2013). She joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2013 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.
Dr. Lu's research interest centers on developing fundamental understandings and material design principles for clean energy storage and conversion. In particular, her research group focuses on electrode and electrolyte design for high-energy metal-air and metal-sulfur batteries; redox-active components and solution chemistry for redox-flow batteries; mechanistic understanding of interfacial phenomena governing electrochemical energy conversion and storage processes.
Dr. Lu is the Founding Member of Young Academy of Science of Hong Kong and was the recipient of the Hong Kong SAR Research Grants Council Early Career Award (2014), Young Researchers Award (2016), University Education Award (2016) and United College Early Career Research Excellence Award (2018).
Shizhang Qiao, Associate editor
University of Adelaide, Australia
Professor Qiao is a Chair at the School of Chemical Engineering of the University of Adelaide. His research expertise is in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for new energy applications (electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, batteries, fule cell, supercapacitors). He has co-authored more than 280 papers in refereed journals, including Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Angew Chem Int Ed, J. Am. Chem. Soc, and Advanced Materials (over 19000 citation times, h-index: 73).
In recognition of his achievements in research, he was honoured with a prestigious ExxonMobil Award (2016), ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA, 2013), and an Emerging Researcher Award (2013, ENFL Division of the American Chemical Society).
Professor Qiao is currently appointed to Australian Research Council College of Experts. He is a Fellow of Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chartered Chemist (FRACI CChem) and a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Professor Qiao is a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.
Jennifer Rupp, Associate editor
Technical University Munich, Germany
Prof. Jennifer Rupp is the Thomas Lord Associate Professor of Electrochemical Materials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Prior she was a non-tenure track assistant professor at ETH Zurich Switzerland where she was holding two prestigious externally funded career grants, namely an ERC Starting Grant (SNSF) and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) professorship.
She previously was affiliated as a visiting and senior scientist at MIT (2012-2011), the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba Japan (2011), and was working as a postdoc at ETH Zurich (2010-2006). Rupp's team's current research interests are on solid state material design and tuning of structure-property relations for novel energy and information devices and operation schemes. This ranges from alternative energy storage via solid-state batteries, solar-to-synthetic fuel conversion or novel types of neuromorphic memories and computing logic entities for data storage and transfer beyond transistors and new sensing functions to track chemicals in the environment. Here, her team goes the whole way from material design, and novel processing techniques to make ceramics, cermets or glassy-type ceramic structures up to novel device prototypes, their operation and characteristics.
She has published more than 84 papers, holds 11 patents, and enjoys actively discussing material tech trends on the theme of energy with the public, economists and policymakers being a frequent speaker and panel member of the World Economic Forum.
Rupp and team received several honors and awards such as Displaying Future Awards by the company Merck KGaA 2018 for a glucose converting fuel cell chip, BASF and Volkswagen Science Award 2017 for battery research, "Top 40 international scientist under the age of 40" by World Economic Forum 2015, Spark Award for the most innovative and economically important invention of the year 2014 at ETH Zurich, Kepler award “new materials in energy technology” by the European Academy of Science 2012 or Young Scientist Award by the Solid State Ionic Society. She gave keynote lectures at the Royal Society UK 2018, the Nature Energy Conference 2016, the Gordon Research Lecture 2014 and many others, also she presented on battery and energy technologies at the World Economic Forum 2017.
Miriam Unterlass, Associate editor
University of Konstanz, Germany
Miriam M. Unterlass studied chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering in Würzburg, Southampton and Lyon. Between 2009 and 2011 she worked on her PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm, with Prof. Markus Antonietti. She then worked as a postdoc with Prof. Ludwik Leibler at the ESPCI in Paris.
In December 2012, she established her research group `Advanced Organic Materials’ at the Institute of Materials Chemistry of the Technische Universität Wien. In September 2018, Miriam obtained her habilitation (venia docendi) in `materials chemistry’. In November 2018 Miriam joined the CeMM - Research Center for Molelcular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences as an Adjunct Principal Investigator.
In June 2019 Miriam obtained a tenure-track assistant professorship at T Wien. The research interests of Miriam Unterlass are centered on compounds that are rich in aromatic and heterocyclic moieties for applications as materials and in biology. The materials the Unterlass Lab investigates are low-molecular weight dyes, high-performance polymers, covalent organic frameworks (COFs), and inorganic-organic hybrids. A major focus lies on the development of novel, environmentally friendly, non-toxic and highly efficient synthetic techniques especially via hydrothermal synthesis and solid-state reactions.
Miriam is committed to seeing her research implemented: in 2017, she co-founded her first company, UGP materials, where she holds the position of CSO.
Lydia Helena Wong, Associate editor
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Lydia Wong is an Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. After obtaining her PhD from NTU, she worked as a Senior Engineer at Chartered Semiconductor and completed a short stint as post-doc at Stanford University.
Her research interests include solution-based synthesis and characterizations of inorganic semiconductors and their applications in solar cells, solar water splitting and electrocatalytic fuel generation. She is particularly interested in novel strategies to enhance solar cell efficiency, printable solar harvesting devices, discovery of materials by high throughput methods and understanding of structure-property relationship of inorganic materials for energy applications. She has published more than 150 publications in international peer reviewed journals, including several high efficiency emerging chalcogenide solar cells. Lydia presently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Solar RRL and is a recipient of the Nanyang Education Award (2013 and 2021), Honored Teacher of Koh Boon Hwee Award, and MSE Teacher of the Year award.
Li-Zhu Wu, Associate editor
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, China
Li-Zhu Wu received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Professor Chen-Ho Tung in 1995. From 1995−1998, she worked at the Institute of Photographic Chemistry as an associate professor. After a postdoctoral stay (1997−1998) at the University of Hong Kong working with Professor Chi-Ming Che, she returned to the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a full professor.
Her research interests focus on photochemical conversion, including artificial photosynthesis, visible light catalysis for organic transformation, photoinduced electron transfer, energy transfer and chemical reactions in supramolecular systems. She has published more than 240 peer-reviewed articles, 2 books and 10 book chapters and holds 50 patents. She has been invited to give numerous lectures at international conferences, piquing interest worldwide.
She was the recipient of the National Nature Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2001), New Century Talents Project (2004), 2nd prize of the National Natural Science Award as second principal investigator (2005), "Hundred Talents Program" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2006), the 10th China Youth Science and Technology Award (2007), 7th Young Women Scientists Award of China (2010), the Prize of 10th Physical Organic Chemistry (2013), and the Chinese Chemical Society-Evonik Chemical Innovation Award (2016).
Yusuke Yamauchi, Associate editor
The University of Queensland, Australia
Professor Yusuke Yamauchi received his Bachelor degree (2003), Master degree (2004), and Ph.D. (2007) from Waseda University (Japan). After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) (Japan) to start his own research group. In 2016, he joined the University of Wollongong as a Full Professor.
In 2017, he moved to the University of Queensland (UQ). Presently, he is a senior group leader at AIBN and a full professor at School of Chem. Eng. in UQ. He concurrently serves as an honorary group leader at NIMS, a visiting/adjunct/honorary professor at over 50 universities in the world, and an associate editor of J. Mater. Chem. A and Chem. Eng. J. (Elsevier). He has published ~750 papers with ~40,000 citations (h-index > 100) in the field of inorganic materials chemistry and inorganic synthetic chemistry. He is selected as one of the Highly-Cited Researchers in Chemistry in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Zhen Zhou, Associate editor
Nankai University, China
Zhen Zhou was born in Shandong, China. After he received his BSc (applied chemistry, in 1994) and Ph D (inorganic chemistry, in 1999) at Nankai University, China, he joined the faculty at Nankai University as a lecturer in 1999. Two years later, he began to work in Nagoya University, Japan with Professor Masahiko Morinaga (Ex-President of the Japan Institute of Metals) as a postdoctoral fellow, under the support of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and then he continued his research at EcoTopia Institute, Nagoya University for another two years.
In 2005, he returned to NankaiUniversity as an associate professor of Materials Chemistry. In 2011, he was promoted as a full professor of Materials Science and Engineering at NankaiUniversity. In 2014, he was appointed as Director of Institute of New Energy Material Chemistry, Nankai University. His main research interest is design, preparation and application of advanced materials for energy storage and conversion.