Special Issue on Frontiers of Ionic Liquids

Published 02 March, 2021

Ionic liquids have proved pioneering in many frontier S&T fields; for example, in chemistry, chemical engineering, new materials, medicine and the space industry. They have also contributed to the development of new models of green chemistry applications.  With this special issue, we want to provide a platform for global research into ionic liquids.  

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 May 2021
  • Publication: September 2021

All articles should be submitted online. Papers will be published online upon acceptance.

Guest Editors:

Prof. Sheng Dai

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Sheng Dai is currently a corporate fellow and section head overseeing four research groups in the areas of separations and polymer chemistry at the Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is also a professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). His research interests include ionic liquids/molten salts, porous materials, and their applications for separation sciences, nuclear energy and energy storage, as well as catalysis by nanomaterials.  He has published over 800 peer-reviewed journal papers, which have been cited more than 52,000 times, and his h-index is 113. He holds 49 US patents and has received a number of prestigious awards.

Email address: dais@ornl.gov

Prof. Gabriela Gurau

525 Solutions, Inc., USA

Dr. Gabriela Gurau's research interests are ionic liquids (industrially applicable and biologically active), heterocyclic chemistry and green chemistry. Prior to joining Canada’s McGill University in 2015 as an academic associate in green chemistry, Dr. Gurau was the CEO of the start-up company 525 Solutions, Inc., and also co-founded her own company, Chitinality, LLC. She has also managed the $10M Canada Excellence Research Chair program and has acted as Principal Investigator on several awarded projects. She has 45 refereed publications, 66 conference papers, five patents and 12 patent applications.

Email address: gabriela.gurau@525solutions.com

Prof. Gosia Swadźba-Kwaśny

Queen's University Belfast, UK

Dr. Małgorzata (Gosia) Swadźba-Kwaśny was awarded the Queen’s University Research Fellowship in Green Chemistry (tenure-track) at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 2015, where she established her own research group focused on the design, study and application of functional liquids. In January 2018, she became the director of the QUILL Research Center at Queen’s University Belfast, and in 2019 she became a lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (tenured). Gosia is a member of editorial advisory board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Chemical Engineering. She also holds memberships of the Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society.

Email address: m.swadzba-kwasny@qub.ac.uk

Prof. Xingmei Lu

Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China

Dr. Xingmei Lu is currently a full professor and deputy director of the Division of Ionic Liquids and Green Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS (IPE, CAS) and an adjunct professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). She serves as a deputy director for the Beijing Key Laboratory of ionic liquid cleaning process. Her current research interests include the utilisation of ionic liquids (ILs) in green processes and sustainable technology. She has published more than 130 peer-review papers and received 40 patents and her research has resulted in a number of prestigious awards.

Email address: xmlu@ipe.ac.cn

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