Garry Rumbles, Editor-in-Chief
National Renewable Energy Laboratory and University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Garry Rumbles is a Senior Research Fellow in the Chemistry and Nanoscience Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and an adjoint Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder. More widely, he is the Associate Director for Research in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a joint energy institute between NREL and the University, and holds a visiting Professorial Chair at Imperial College, London. Garry is a photochemist and physical chemist whose research focusses on the harvesting of solar energy for the production of electricity, fuels and chemicals in molecular and polymeric systems.
Ryu Abe, Associate Editor
Kyoto University, Japan
Ryu Abe received his BS (1996), MS (1998) and PhD (2001) degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2001-2002) and as a researcher (2002-2005) at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. In 2005, his academic career as an Associate Professor began at the Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan. He was then promoted to a Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan in 2012. His research focuses on the development of highly efficient photocatalysts and photoelectrons that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen under solar light and also on developing new photocatalysts for environmental purification or fine chemical synthesis.
Francesca Brunetti , Associate Editor
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Professor Francesca Brunetti received her PhD in Telecommunications and Microelectronics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2005. In 2005, she was awarded of a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship spent in the Institute for Nanoelectronics of the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Cofounder of the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy and Associate Professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata her current research is focused on the analysis, design and manufacture of electronic and optoelectronic devices through the use of nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes and graphene), organic semiconductors and perovskites realized on rigid and flexible substrates, including paper. Recently, she started a research activity on printed supercapacitors.
Francesca Brunetti was the European coordinator of the Go-NEXT project on Graphene based Organic Solar Cells and she is currently the local coordinator of two H2020 European Projects (APOLO-SmArt Designed Full Printed Flexible RObust Efficient Organic HaLide PerOvskite solar cells and WASP-Wearable Applications enabled by electronic Systems on Paper) and the principal coordinator of a national project founded by the Italian Space agency (Perovsky-Perovskite and other printable materials for energy application in space) on the realization of flexible solar cells and energy storage systems.
She authored more than 90 publications among paper and conference proceedings, and she holds 7 patents.
David Mitlin, Associate Editor
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
David Mitlin is a David Allen Cockrell Endowed Professor at the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he was a Professor and General Electric Chair at Clarkson University, and an Assistant, Associate and full Professor at the University of Alberta. Dr. Mitlin has published about 150 peer-reviewed journal articles on various aspects of energy storage and conversion materials. This work is cited at near 2000 times per year. Dr. Mitlin holds 5 granted U.S. patents and 9 more pending full applications, with all of them licensed currently or in the past. He has presented 125 invited, keynote and plenary talks at various international conferences. Dr. Mitlin is an Associate Editor for Sustainable Energy and Fuels, a Royal Society of Chemistry Journal focused on renewables. Dave received a Doctorate in Materials Science from U.C. Berkeley in 2000, M.S. from Penn State in 1996, and B.S. from RPI in 1995. He grew up in upstate NY and in southern CT.
Marta Sevilla, Associate Editor
Instituto Nacional del Carbón - CSIC, Spain
I am Tenured Scientist in the National Institute of Coal (INCAR), which belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I acquired my PhD degree from the University of Oviedo/INCAR in 2008 working on the development of novel carbon materials for energy storage (supercapacitors) and energy production (electrocatalysts for the anode of fuel cells). Afterwards, I did postdoctoral stays in the University of Nottingham (with Prof. Robert Mokaya, 2009-2011), Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (with Prof. Maria-Magdalena Titirici, 2011), and Georgia Institute of Technology (with Prof. Gleb Yushin, 2013). My research interests focus on the development of advanced porous carbon materials and carbon-based materials through sustainable processes for their utilization in gas storage (H2 storage and CO2 capture), and energy storage (supercapacitors and Li-ion batteries) and production (fuel cells).
Carsten Streb, Associate Editor
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Carsten Streb is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Ulm University and Group Leader at Helmholtz Institute Ulm as well as management board member of the Collaborative Research Center TRR 234 CataLight. He received his undergraduate degree from TU Kaiserslautern, undertook a PhD at the University of Glasgow before starting his independent career at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg. Carsten is an inorganic supramolecular chemist with a broad interest in materials design for energy conversion and storage. His research is focused on developing chemical solutions to urgent global challenges. In this context, his group designs technologically relevant materials for solar energy conversion, (photo-)electrocatalysis and battery materials.
Xinchen Wang, Associate Editor
Fuzhou University, China
Professor Xinchen Wang obtained his BSc and MSc at Fuzhou University and acquired his PhD at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He began his Professorship at Fuzhou University at 2005 and in 2006 moved to The University of Tokyo as a JSPS Postdoctoral fellow. Professor Wang later attended the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, where he held the role of group leader between 2008 and 2012. He is currently the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment and the Dean of the College of Chemistry at Fuzhou University, China. Professor Wang has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of catalysis and photocatalysis and has an H-Index score of 79.
Karen Wilson, Associate Editor
Griffith University, Australia
Karen is currently a Professor of Catalysis at the Centre for Catalysis and Clean Energy at Griffith University in Australia, and previously held professorial positions at RMIT University (2018-23) and Aston University (2013-17). At Aston, she was also the Research Director of the European Bioenergy Research Institute and held a prestigious Royal Society Industry Fellowship in collaboration with Johnson Matthey. Karen holds a BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in heterogeneous catalysis from the University of Liverpool, and has also held academic positions at the University of York and Cardiff University. Karen’s research interests lie in the design of tuneable porous materials for sustainable biofuels and chemical production from renewable resources. Recent projects have spanned the conversion of biomass from municipal, agricultural or forestry waste to fuels and chemicals, and the transformation of bakery waste to additives for application in coatings and polymers. She has also worked on de-pollution technologies to remove organic contaminants from wastewater in the seafood industry and palm and olive oil plantations in South East Asia. Karen is Associate Editor of Sustainable Energy & Fuels (Royal Society of Chemistry), and Energy & Environmental Materials (Wiley) and Editorial Board member for Energy & Environmental Science (Royal Society of Chemistry). She is also a co-investigator and theme leader on the recently funded Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, ‘Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide’ - GetCO2.