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SN Applied Sciences

SN Applied Sciences

Managing Editor: C. Chuwah; A. Fatemi; E. Collado Fregoso; Th. Von Larcher; N. Ranjbar Sahraie

ISSN: 2523-3971 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42452

Meet the editorial team for SN Applied Sciences:

We invite you to meet the editorial team for SN Applied Sciences: 

We invite you to meet the editorial team for SN Applied Sciences:

Dr. Clifford Chuwah 

Earth and Environmental Science Managing Editor

“Some of the greatest global environmental challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, air pollution, water resources, deforestation and hazard management are better understood and solved by integrating knowledge from different disciplines and putting it in context of decision-relevant information. We welcome submissions on all facets of modern applied Earth and Environmental Sciences"
Clifford Chuwah is a Geoscientist who has a broad academic background that cuts across different sub-disciplines within Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is based at the Springer Nature office in Dordrecht, the Netherlands and he handles research manuscripts, review articles, case studies, research letters as well as short communications broadly from Earth and Environmental sciences. He holds a PhD from Wageningen University.

Dr. Amin Fatemi  

Engineering Managing Editor

"Applied Sciences is a rich field, and Applied Engineering especially is seeing many exciting new developments. Think of how fast bioengineering, robotics and control, signals and communication, and many other engineering fields are evolving and producing new ideas, products, techniques, methods and models. We would like to help disseminate this knowledge by publishing your papers"
Amin Fatemi is a geoscience engineer by education (petroleum reservoir engineering). He has a PhD from TU Delft and is based at the Springer Nature office in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. As the managing editor of the Engineering section of the journal, he handles submissions in several sub-fields such as numerical modeling, design, robotics and control to name a few.

Dr. Nastaran Ranjbar 

Chemistry & Materials Managing Editor

"Focusing on purposeful applied science originating from pure science is our target. The applied chemistry and material science papers encompass a broad spectrum of scientific discoveries and research which create numerous usable results and products. Our mission is to help sound applied scientists introduce their work to the globe"
Nastaran Ranjbar Sahraie was awarded the title of Doctor of Science from TU Berlin and the International Graduate School BIG NSE within DFG Cluster of Excellence Unicat. During her PhD, she worked on materials for energy conversion and catalysis. As Managing Editor for the Materials/Chemistry section of the journal she will handle papers a variety of topics across the field of chemistry and material sciences. Before joining Springer Nature, she worked as a postdoctoral scientist at CNRS, on different subjects including novel electrocatalysts.

Dr. Thomas von Larcher  

Engineering Managing Editor

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“Today, research often focuses on multidisciplinary projects that cover the expertise of reference experiments, numerical modelling, and theory to provide a better understanding of key processes. In applied sciences, focused cooperation of academia, industry and government has led and still leads to new developments which results in various new products in engineering technologies. For example, think of the rapid advances in renewable energies. With this journal, we provide a platform to spread the results of sound sciences and interdisciplinary research in the growing disciplines of applied sciences.”
Thomas von Larcher is a Geoscientist by education with broad experience in various disciplines, e.g., engineering, fluid mechanics, atmospheric sciences, and applied mathematics. He received his PhD in Engineering Technology from Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany. He is especially interested in experiments, numerical modelling, and computational mechanics. He is based at the Springer Nature office in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. As managing editor in the Engineering section of the journal he handles research articles as well as research letters and short communications of various sub-disciplines of engineering technologies and mechanics.

Dr. Elisa Collado Fregoso 

Physics & Materials Managing Editor

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“Understanding the physics behind functional materials is a key research area with huge potential applications that can help tackle global problems, including global warming and food safety, pure water scarcity and improved healthcare. It is my view that by contributing to the dissemination of this research, we are positively impacting the world.”
Elisa Collado Fregoso is the Managing Editor of the Materials/Physics Division of the brand new journal SN Applied Sciences at Springer-Nature. She is a solar cell scientist, with a PhD from Imperial College London in spectroscopic studies of organic solar cells, and had two years postdoctoral experience in photovoltaic devices physics at Potsdam University, Germany, before joining the team in Dordrecht. She has co-authored more than 15 research papers, in areas that range from chemical kinetics and spectroscopy in solution, to solid state physics, optoelectronics and materials characterization applied to organic solar cells.

Editorial Board Members 


Ali Abou-Hassan, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
Shahzada Ahmad, Basque center for materials, applications & nanostructures, Leioa, Spain
Barbara Albert, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Mario Alpuche-Aviles, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Iddo Amit, Durham University, United Kingdom
Zoltan Bacsik, Stockholm University, Sweden
Vincenzo Baglio, CNR-Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l'Energia "Nicola Giordano", Messina, Italy
Detlef Bahnemann, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet, Hannover, Germany
Amit Bandyopadhyay, Washington State University, USA
Amit Bhatnagar, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Rabah Boukherroub, University of Lille, France
Ben Breitung, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Michael A. Brook, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
H.J.H. (Jos) Brouwers, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
David Bryce, University of Ottawa, Canada
Carlos Alberto Carrero Marquez, Auburn University, USA
Jennifer Carter, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Xi Chen, Xiamen University, China
Elisabetta Comini, University of Brescia, Italy
Queeny Dasgupta, Tufts University, Medford, USA
Yu Dong, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Philippe Dubois, University of Mons, Belgium
Edgar Dutra Zanotto, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Jürgen Eckert, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Leoben, Austria
Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece
Tamio Endo, Japan Advanced Chemicals, Tsu, Japan
Bradley Fahlman, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, USA
Emmanuel Flahaut, CNRS,Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Patricia Forbes, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Elvira Fortunato, FCT-UNL, Caparica, Portugal
Roger H. French, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Hideo Hosono, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
Frédéric Jaouen, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France
Monica Jung De Andrade, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Kenneth Knappenberger, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Andrei Kovalevsky, Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Kirill Kovnir, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Manish Kumar, Organisation for Science Innovations and Research, Bah, India
Golden Kumar, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Youngmin Lee, New Mexico Tech, Socorro,USA
Matteo Leoni, University of Trento, Italy
Jian Li, Shanghai Tech University, China
Ziqi Liang, Fudan University, Shanghai,China
Jörg K. N. Lindner, Paderborn University, Germany
Ken Loh, University of California, San Diego,USA
Matic Lozinsek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Liqiang Mai, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Fabien Massabuau, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Patrice Miska, ARTEM CNRS, Nancy, France
Geoffrey Mitchell, Institute Polytechnic of Leiria Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Marinha Grande, Portugal
Thomas Nann, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ana Neves, University of Exeter, UK
Michael Nolan, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
Hiroyuki Ohshima, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Martin Oschatz, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam , Germany
German Perez-Sanchez, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Nicola Pinna, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Suprakas Sinha Ray, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Marcel Risch, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Donghyeon Ryu, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, USA
Monika Schönhoff, University of Muenster, Germany
Udo Schwingenschlogl, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Theo Siegrist, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, USA
Kaoru Tamada, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Phong Tran, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam
Markus Valtiner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ana Sofia Varela, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Eswaraiah Varrla, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, India
David Wakerley, Collège de France, Paris, France
Qingsong Wang, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Anke Weidenkaff, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Martin Wilkening, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Yadong Yin, University of California, Riverside, USA
Haotian Zheng, California Polytechnic State University, USA
Andrea Zitolo, Synchrotron SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Earth and Environmental Sciences:

Babatunde J. Abiodun, Universty of Cape Town, South Africa
Luis Pedro Almeida, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil
Wladyslaw Altermann, Universtiy of Pretoria, South Africa
Marie-Pierre Aubry, Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA
Francesco Caridi, Agency for Environmental Protection of Calabria, Gallico Superiore, Italy
Marco Costa, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Achlesh Daverey, Doon University, Dehradun, India
Ulrich Dittmer, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Terence Epule Epule, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Tiago Fazeres-Ferradosa,University of Porto, Portugal
Viachaslau Filimonau, Bournemouth University, UK
Luuk Fleskens, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Abdolreza Ghods, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
Sumit Ghosh, Wadia Institute of Himalyan Geology, Dehradun, India
Christopher Gomez, Kobe University, Japan
J. Jaime Gómez-Hernández, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Sarath Guttikunda, Urban Emissions Info, New Delhi, India
Essam Heggy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Helder I. Chaminé, School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Jussi Kukkonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Lalit Kumar, University of New England, Australia
Prashant Kumar, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Ujjwal Kumar, Doon University, Dehradun, India
Jorge Leandro, Technische Universität München, Germany
Lucas Menzel, Heidelberg University, Germany
Marcus Nüsser, Heidelberg University, Germany
Areti Panou, Department of Geophysics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Deepak Pant, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Belgium
Biswajeet Pradhan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Heather Price, University of Stirling, UK
Salvador Enrique Puliafito, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Mendoza, Argentina
Saroj Kumar Sahu, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India
Anket Sharma, Zhejiang A & F University, China


Ghassan Abdul-Majeed, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Farhana Aziz, Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre, Johor, Malaysia
Quoc Tinh Bui Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
John-John Cabibihan, Qatar University, Qatar
Hermes Carvalho, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Snehashish Chakraverty, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India
Ryan Corpuz, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology,Philippines
José António Correia, University of Porto, Portugal
Elías Cueto, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Santanu Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India
J.Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Abilio M.P. de Jesus, University of Porto, Portugal
Selvarajan Ethiraj, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India
Nicholas Fantuzzi, University of Bologna, Italy
Sneha Gautam, Marwadi University, Rajkot, India
Mostafa Ghasemi, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia
Vahed Ghiasi, Malayer University, Iran
Mohammed Javed, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India
Yu Jiang, Xi’an Satellite Control Center, China
S. Krishna Murthy, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, India
Vikram Kumar, Gaya College of Engineering, India
Kun Mo Lee, Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Mehdi Lima, Sterling Infrastructure, Melbourne, Australia
Omar D. Lopez Mejia, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Renato Natal Jorge, University of Porto, Portugal
Maria Nogal, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Nicolas Rojas, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Bao Rong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China
Adarsh S, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India
Murat Sarıkaya, Sinop University, Turkey
Gil Shalev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,Beer Sheva, Israel
Zhihang Song, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
Vijay Kumar Thakur, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
G. Reza Vakili-Nezhaad, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Vijayan Venkatraman, K.Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Trichy, India


Antonio Abate, University of Naples Federico II, Naples
Ivan Castillo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Dan Credgington, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Giulia Grancini, EPFL, Switzerland
José Enrique Herbert-Pucheta, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Texcoco, Mexico
Ioscani Jiménez del Val, University College Dublin,Ireland
Zhe Li, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Jose Martinez-Gonzalez, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Mexico
David Morales-Morales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Christian Nielsen, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Vincenzo Pecunia, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
Bob C Schroeder, University College London, United Kingdom
Wing Chung Tsoi, Swansea University, United Kingdom

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    SN Applied Sciences is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for the disciplines of Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science and Physics. It fosters sound scientific discovery to solve practical problems. The journal encourages quality, scientifically valid, original articles which present a good understanding of scientific knowledge, experiments and theories, methods and techniques, as well as interdisciplinary linkages. It welcomes research articles, review papers, case studies, and short communications. SN Applied Sciences offers Topical Collections designed to consolidate publications of a specific research topic. Articles can be either released as direct papers or within a Topical Collection.

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