Special Issue "Advances in Molecular Artificial Photosynthesis"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Julien Warnan
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, 85747 Garching, Germany
Interests: energy storage; solar energy conversion; (photo)(electro)catalysis; artificial photosynthesis; hybrid materials; organic dyes; molecular catalysts; polymers; MOFs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite contributions from all researchers who would like to submit their research articles to the Special Issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073; CODEN: ENERGA) on "Advances in Molecular Artificial Photosynthesis".

Solar fuel production enables the vision of sustainable preparation of chemical energy carriers with long-term storage capacity to be realised. Such processes, collectively referred to as artificial photosynthesis, synergistically harness the powers of biological, organic, and material systems to develop a broad range of synthetic systems and create a platform for the fundamental study of interfacial electron transfers and catalytic mechanisms. This topical issue will be dedicated to the recent advances in a very broad and exciting field of research with a specific glance towards molecule-integrating systems related to the (photo)production of chemicals from abundant sources (CO2, biomass, water, N2, and so forth). This should take the form of experimental and/or computational research articles and combinations thereof, as well as short specific reviews and perspectives. The main criteria for paper acceptance will be rigorous academic excellence, originality and novelty of systems, methods or fundamental findings. Overall, I anticipate a broad readership of this multidisciplinary research from relevant disciplines, including but not limited to: molecular oxidative and reductive catalysis, (bio)hybrid materials, photochemistry, electrochemistry, synthesis (organic, inorganic, supramolecular) and spectroscopies.

Dr. Julien Warnan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.


  • artificial photosynthesis
  • molecular systems
  • electrochemistry
  • photochemistry
  • colloids
  • electrode functionalisation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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