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MRS Energy & Sustainability Announces Four New Editorial Advisory Board Members

July 13, 2021
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Erin Hasinger
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WARRENDALE—The Materials Research Society (MRS), and its journal, MRS Energy & Sustainability, are pleased to announce four new editorial advisory board members: Koji Amezawa, Tohoku University, Japan; Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Aron Walsh, Imperial College London, UK; and Karen Winey, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

They join a sitting Advisory Board of well-known and highly respected researchers, spanning academia and government agencies, including a 2019 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. The advisory board includes representation across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

About Koji Amezawa

Koji Amezawa is a professor at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University, Japan. His research mainly focuses on solid-state ionic materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices including fuel cells and batteries. He is also interested in operando analysis using synchrotron radiation to investigate transport and reaction of ions and electrons at interface as well as in bulk.

About Pooi See Lee

Pooi See Lee is President’s Chair Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Her research focuses on hybrid nanomaterials for energy conversion, electrochromism, mechanical energy harvesting and soft electronics for human-machine interface. Pooi received the Nanyang Research Award 2016 and the Nanyang Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2018.  Pooi is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2020.

About Aron Walsh

Aron Walsh is professor of materials design at Imperial College London. His research covers the theory and simulation of materials for energy conversion and storage, including atomistic, multi-scale, and machine learning techniques. He is a recipient of the Corday-Morgan Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry for his contributions to the field of computational chemistry.  

About Karen I. Winey

Karen Winey is the Harold Pender Professor of Engineering and applied science at the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research focuses on the nanoscale structures in ionomers and associating polymers to improve mechanical and transport properties. Her work had recently discovered new structures in several precise polyethylenes.  Winey studies the mechanic, thermal and electrical properties of polymer nanocomposites, as well as polymer dynamics and diffusion in the presence of nanoparticles and in nanoconfinement.  She frequently couples experimental studies with simulation and theory via collaboration. Among various recognitions, Winey is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (2013).

About MRS Energy & Sustainability

MRS Energy & Sustainability addresses broad perspectives in energy and sustainability as they relate to the impact of materials research on society.  The journal welcomes reviews, original research articles, commentaries and perspectives.

The journal publishes expert reviews and original research set in an integrated context of scientific, technological and sociological complexities relating to environment and sustainability.

The readership is a broad spectrum of scientists, academics, policy makers and industry professionals, all interested in the interdisciplinary nature of the science, technology and policy aspects of energy and sustainability.

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of more than 12,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans over 80 countries, with 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

For more information about the Materials Research Society visit mrs.org and follow @Materials_MRS.