Special Issue "Porous Materials for Photocatalysis and Energy"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Abel Santos

School of Chemical Engineering, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), The University of Adelaide, Engineering North Building, Adelaide 5005, Australia
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Interests: structural engineering of nanoporous materials; photocatalysis and energy; nanophotonics and plasmonics; optical sensing and biosensing; smart drug delivery from nanocarriers and surface coatings for biomedical applications; microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for all-in-one sensing applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Porous and nanoporous materials produced through cost-effective and fully scalable synthesis approaches enable the generation of cutting-edge materials with controllable dimensions and properties for photocatalysis and energy applications. Recent decades have witnessed an extensive research activity into the precise engineering of porous and nanoporous materials, from fundamental studies to applied science. These materials offer a set of unique and exclusive advantages for a wealth of applications in photocatalysis and energy, such as environmental remediation, synthesis of chemicals, green energy generation, and energy storage.

This Special Issue is dedicated to recent research advances in porous materials and their application in photocatalysis and energy. The broad and interdisciplinary applicability of these materials will be of profound and immediate interest for a broad audience, ranging from physicists, and chemists to engineers, material scientists, and experts.

Dr. Abel Santos Alejandro
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Synthesis and engineering of porous materials
  • Photocatalysis for environmental remediation
  • Photocatalysis for synthesis of chemicals
  • Photocatalysis for green energy generation and storage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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