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Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Editors-in-Chief: Enrico Traversa

ISSN: 2194-1459 (print version)
ISSN: 2194-1467 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40243


Enrico Traversa
Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


Eric D. Wachsman, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Mark A. Barteau, University of Delaware, Newark, USA
Silvia Licoccia, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy


Alberto Vomiero -- Inorganic photovoltaics
Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Andrea Monti -- Biofuels
University of Bologna, Italy

Chi-ming Lai -- Building efficiency
National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan

Clara Santato -- Organic photovoltaics
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, QC, Canada

Clemens Burda -- Photocatalysis
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Duncan H. Gregory -- Hydrogen storage
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Fabio C. Fonseca -- Fuel cells
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Francesca Soavi -- General and Inorganic Chemistry
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Jordi Llorca Pique -- Fuels and hydrogen generation
Polytechnical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Prabeer Barpanda -- Batteries and supercapacitors
Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India

Sanjaya D. Senanayake -- Advanced characterization techniques and Photocatalysts
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA

Stefano Fabris -- Materials modeling and theory
CNR-IOM Democritos Simulation Center and SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Takao Mori -- Thermoelectricity
National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

Vincenzo Baglio -- Electrolyzers and PEM fuel cells
ITAE-National Research Council of Italy, Messina, Italy


Nabil Khélifi
Middle East & North African Program
Springer, Heidelberg, Germany
Email: Nabil.Khelifi@springer.com

About The Editors-In-Chief 

Prof. Dr. Enrico Traversa (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

Dr. Traversa got in 1986 his “Laurea” (Italian Doctoral Degree), Summa cum Laude, in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza. From April 2012, he is the Director of the Department of Fuel Cell Research at the International Center for Renewable Energy, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He joined the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 1988, where he is since 2000 a Professor of Materials Science and Technology. In the same University, from 2001 to 2008 he was the Director of the PhD Course of Materials for Health, Environment and Energy. From January 2009 to March 2012, he was a Principal Investigator at the International Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan, leading a unit on Sustainability Materials. In 2010–2012 he was Adjunct Professor at Waseda University and at the University of Tokyo, Japan. From March 2013 to October 2015 he was Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Dr. Traversa’s research interests are in nanostructured materials for environment, energy, and healthcare, with special attention to sustainable development. He is an author of more than 500 scientific papers (more than 300 of them published in refereed international journals) and 13 patents, and edited more than 30 books and special issues on journals. He is listed in the Essential Science Indicators/Web of Science as a highly cited researcher, both in the Materials Science and Chemistry categories, and his ISI h-index is 54. Elected in 2007 in the World Academy of Ceramics, he was also elected in the Advisory Board (2010–2014). In 2011 he was recipient of the Ross Coffin Purdy Award of the American Ceramic Society for the best paper on ceramics published in 2010, and in the same year he received a “1000 Talent” Scholarship from the Government of China. He is also recipient in 2014 of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Smart Materials Medal. In 2013 He was elected Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, and in 2015 Fellow of the European Ceramic Society. From 2009 to 2011 he was Chair of the High Temperature Materials Division of the Electrochemical Society. From 2003 to 2009, he was Member of the International Relations Committee of the Materials Research Society. He was one of the Volume Organizers of MRS Bulletin for 2014.

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    MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand.

    Energy is the single most valuable resource for human activity and the basis for all human progress. Materials play a key role in enabling technologies that can offer promising solutions to achieve renewable and sustainable energy pathways for the future.

    MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY has been established as an Open Access journal to be the world's foremost interdisciplinary forum for publication of research on all aspects of the study of materials for the deployment of renewable and sustainable energy technologies. MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY covers experimental and theoretical aspects of materials and prototype devices for sustainable energy conversion, storage, and saving, together with materials needed for renewable fuel production. Topics include:

    MATERIALS for renewable energy storage and conversion
     Fuel cells
     Hydrogen storage
     Photovoltaics and solar cells

    MATERIALS for renewable and sustainable fuel production
     Hydrogen production and fuel generation from renewables (catalysis)
     Solar-driven reactions to hydrogen and fuels from renewables (photocatalysis)
     Carbon dioxide sequestration and conversion

    MATERIALS for energy saving
     Novel illumination sources for efficient lighting
     Energy saving in buildings

    MATERIALS modeling and theoretical aspects

    Advanced characterization techniques of MATERIALS

    MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY publishes reviews, original research articles, rapid communications, and perspectives. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed for scientific quality.

    MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY is an Open Access journal supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

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