Special Issue "Electrocatalytic Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zhien Zhang
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William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
Interests: gas separation; CO2 capture; polymeric membrane; membrane separation; membrane contactor; membrane absorption; modeling; membrane preparation; membrane characterization
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Dr. Hao Li
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Department of Chemistry and the Oden Institute for Computational and Engineering Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Interests: alloy; catalysis; density functional theory; machine learning; catalysts design
Dr. Zhao Ding
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Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Interests: hydrogen storage materials; nano-engineering; surface modification; silicon nanowires; silicon refining
Dr. Giorgio Besagni
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Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Interests: innovative renewable energy-based technologies; CFD and lumped parameter modelling of energy system components
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electrocatalysis has been in dramatic development in recent decades. The unique properties of many nanostructures of electrocatalytic materials and their surfaces have led to many exciting topics in the field of catalysis. As an important branch of catalysis, electrocatalysis is a type of important catalytic reaction that is able to convert and store energy through reactions involving electron transfer. However, the study of electrocatalysis is a huge challenge due to the highly complicated reaction network, the variety of reaction selectivity, and the puzzling reaction mechanisms.

The aim of this Special Issue is to cover the state-of-the-art studies and discussions in electrocatalytic nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. The topics of prospective publications will include, but are not limited to:

  • High-performance electrocatalysts for industrially-important reactions;
  • Electrocatalysis for fuel cell applications;
  • Water-splitting reactions;
  • CO2 capture and electrocatalytic reduction;
  • Design and understanding of effective electrocatalysts;
  • Electrocatalysis with membranes;
  • New insights into the electrocatalytic reactions at the surface of nanomaterials;
  • Theoretical and computational study on the catalysts design and mechanistic understanding;
  • Energy storage in nanomaterials;
  • Machine-learning-assisted studies on electrocatalytic materials.

Dr. Zhien Zhang
Dr. Hao Li
Dr. Zhao Ding
Dr. Giorgio Besagni
Guest Editors

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