Applications of functional materials for sustainable energy

Published 13 April, 2022


Alternative renewable energy sources are being explored to alleviate the energy crisis and global warming challenges caused by extensive use of non-renewable fossil fuels. Recently, the importance of applications based on functional materials has become more prevalent, as evidenced by discoveries and advances in materials science and technology. However, there are still many technical issues that need to be worked out before functional materials can be used in energy applications. These include tuning its morphology structure, active site characterisation, mechanistic understanding of surface engineering, facile design, and low-cost, robust performance. Continuous efforts are being made to improve the synthesis, processing, characterisation, and properties of functional materials to develop sustainable energy and reduce the environmental impact of energy technologies.

This special issue aims to discuss recent advances, challenges and opportunities in using functional materials in renewable energy applications. We invite high-quality, original research papers, review articles, short essays and editorial submissions. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this special issue is USD 840, plus VAT. To all papers submitted before the 31st December 2022, a discount applies of 50% and the APC will therefore be USD 420 plus VAT.

Topics covered:

  • Inorganic/polymer/ceramic/carbon-based materials
  • Surface functionalisation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Engineering strategies
  • Hydrogen production and storage
  • Desalination
  • Solar energy conversion
  • Catalysis for chemicals and fuels
  • Fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors
  • Biomass and carbon dioxide use
  • Low-carbon economy

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2022

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select FunMat on submission.

Guest Editors:

Back to Call for Papers

Stay Informed

Register your interest and receive email alerts tailored to your needs. Sign up below.