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Special Issue "Renwable Solar Energy: Developments and Future Prespectives - Selected papers from INCORE2016 Confernce-Zewail City Egypt"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2016)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mady Elbahri

1.School of Chemical Technology- Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Kemistintie 1, 00076 Aalto, Finland 2. Institute for Materials Science - Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, CAU-Kiel University, Kaiserstr. 2, D-24143 Kiel, Germany 3. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht- Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
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Interests: functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites; smart materials; green nanotechnology; bio-nanotechnology; environmental remediation; nanophotonics and plasmonic
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Salah Obayya

Zewail City of Science and Technology, 6th of October City, Director of the Center for Photonics and Smart Materials, Giza Governorate, Ägypten
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Interests: photonics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe

1. Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenbergerstr. 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
2. International Coordinator of ANSOLE and BALEWARE Distinguished Brian O´Connell Visiting Fellow of the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
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Interests: synthetic organic and polymer chemistry; organic semiconducting materials for photovoltaic and other optoelectronic applications, as well as for CO2 reduction; renewable energy education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concerns regarding the long-term availability of fossil fuels enforce the usage of renewable resources in the current century. Solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass are the key components of renewable technologies thus far. During the recent event of Ansole, which was held at the university of Zewail City of Science and Technology, in Egypt, current developments and perspectives of renewable energy, especially in Africa, with respect to technologies, finances, and future locations, were the primary focus.

This Special Issue aims to shed light on the most important conclusion of the aforementioned event, while, at the same time, cover international research activities on all aspects of renewable solar energy and its function in the forms of solar absorbers, thermal emitters, photovoltaics, optoelectronics, solar detoxifications, fuel production, photo-catalysts, transparent conductors, and others. In particular, manuscripts on innovative fabrication methods and characterization approaches of organic, inorganic, and composite materials at the micro/nano-scale, as well the design of sustainable energy systems and future perspectives, are highly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Mady Elbahri
Prof. Dr. Salah Obayya
Prof. Dr. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Renewable Solar energy
  • Sustainable Energy Sources
  • Nanomaterials and nanocomposites for solar applications
  • Functional materials for energy harvesting applications
  • Electromagnetically active materials

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