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Emergent Materials

Emergent Materials

Editor-in-Chief: Alamgir Karim

ISSN: 2522-5731 (print version)
ISSN: 2522-574X (electronic version)

Journal no. 42247

Special Issues


Recent advances in Life Sciences, Materials Science, and Engineering Science have led to new research interests combining traditional knowledge from each of these fields for the purpose of producing functional Biomaterials to be used in medical applications. These interests require decent understanding of the interactions among biological materials, polymers, natural compounds as well as inorganic materials. Despite recent technological and scientific developments in this emerging field, there are still substantial challenges to overcome mainly relevant to the limited knowledge of the biological, chemical, and physical interactions that come into play in such complex systems. New technologies are needed enabling to investigate these complex interactions and to produce novel materials with superior biocompatibility characteristics. These efforts require application of interdisciplinary technologies. This special issue aims to publish a collection of research articles and review articles on the recent advances at the frontiers of research in Biomaterials. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Smart Biomaterials, Modeling and Simulation of Biomaterials, Decellularized Matrices, 3D Bio-printing Applications, Drug and Gene Delivery Systems, Biomaterials for Imaging Applications, Biomaterials for Biosensors and Diagnosis, Bio-inspired Biomaterials, and Hydrogels as Biomaterials.

Guest Editors 

Huseyin C. Yalcin: Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (hyalcin@qu.edu.qa)
Li Jun: National University of Singapore, Singapore (jun-li@nus.edu.sg)
Jonathan T. Butcher: Cornell University, USA (Jtb47@cornell.edu)

Submission Deadline 

15 May 2019


Perovskite materials for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) based on organic–inorganic metal halide perovskites have fascinating optical and electrical properties. PSCs are promising alternatives toward clean energy because of their high-power conversion efficiency (PCE) and low materials and processing cost. Up to now, PCE as high as 23.7% has been achieved benefiting from morphology and composition optimization of perovskite, modification and development of selective contact materials, design of device structure, interface engineering, and so on. However, their poor stability under operation still limits their practical applications. To solve the stability issues of perovskite solar cells (PSC), a layered perovskite called Ruddlesden-Popper phase perovskite is incorporated with the pristine 3D perovskite. This new approach of mixing layered perovskite can bring stability to PSC, which is an ongoing hot topic of research on emerging solar cells. Further to PSCs, perovskite materials have immense applications in other opto-electronic applications.
The proposed special issue will consist of a collection of research articles and review articles on a title “Perovskites for photovoltaic and opto-electronic applications”. The topics can include but not limited to the following:
- Recent in-depth understandings in 3D perovskite devices
- Layered perovskite devices and advances
- Layered perovskite material for optoelectronic applications
- Potential transport layers in perovskite solar cells
- Stability studies of perovskite solar cells
- Optoelectronic applications of perovskite materials

Guest Editors 

Vinod E. Madhavan: Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar (vmadhavan@hbku.edu.qa)
Shahzada Ahmad: BCMaterials, Spain (shahzada.ahmad@bcmaterials.net)
Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin: EPFL, Switzerland (mdkhaja.nazeeruddin@epfl.ch)

Submission Deadline 

30 August 2019


Advanced mesoporous materials possess unique structural features in large surface areas, tunable pore sizes, well-defined surface properties and abundant optical, electrical, magnetic properties, providing a non-invasive and interesting platform for a broad range of applications in energy, catalysis, biotechnology and nanomedicine applications.
This special issue aims to provide a collection of research articles and review articles for the recent advances at the frontiers of research in mesoporous materials. Potential research areas include but are not limited to the following:
• Energy
• Catalysis
• Nanomedicine
• Biomaterials
• Sensors
• Modeling and Simulation of Mesoporous Materials

Guest Editors  

Ahmed Elzatahry: Materials Science & Technology Program, Qatar University, Qatar (aelzatahry@qu.edu.qa)
Xiaomin Li: Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, P. R. China
Wei Li: Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, P. R. China

Submission Deadline 

1 October 2019

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Emergent Materials is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, which publishes reviews, mini reviews, communications, progress reports, research news and original research articles at the forefront of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering of advanced materials. Submissions will cover a wide range of articles, reviews and communications from the design and preparation of emerging materials to cutting edge applications.

    Emergent Materials aims to publish a series of high quality and high impact research articles that reflect and bring the best Research, at the forefront of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering of advanced materials to the international research community. All manuscripts will be subjected to a preliminary review prior to the full reviewing process in order to evaluate their suitability for publication.

    Emergent Materials publishes articles that focus on but are not limited to, a variety of topics such as:

    • Design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced materials

    • Hierarchical materials

    • Self-assembly of materials

    • Polymers and composites

    • Coatings and membranes

    • Green and sustainable materials

    • Micro, meso and nanoporous materials

    • Nanostructures, nanocomposites and thin film

    • Carbon-based materials and applications

    • Renewable energy/Environment materials

    • Novel optical materials

    • Biomaterials

    • Catalysis

    • Surface Science and Engineering

    • Functional materials

    • Alloys design, synthesis, and applications

    • Nano-devices

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