The journal aims to showcase researchers at the forefront polymer electrolyte technology, driving innovation in next-generation energy storage and conversion devices. Submit your nomination by July 15, 2024.

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ACS Applied Polymer Materials calls for nominations to showcase studies about the state-of-the-art polymer electrolyte technology in next-generation solid-state electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices, from the methodological perspective to the applications of the acquired knowledge. The papers accepted will be published in a Special Issue of ACS Applied Polymer Materials in 2024.

We cordially invite everyone to nominate or self-nominate materials science & engineering researchers working on the topics described below.

The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2024.

Please note that while we aspire to feature as many deserving researchers as possible, it may not be feasible to accommodate all the nominations we receive. However, we assure you that each nomination will be given careful consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact Managing Editor Jhoan Toro-Mendoza (

Scope of the Call

Polymer electrolytes are key enabling materials in next-generation solid-state electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices to revolutionize the latest developments in sustainable energy solutions.

Through this theme, your invaluable contributions and expertise are essential in advancing the global mission of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7: Affordable and Clean Energy to reduce the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the energy sector. To counter that, sustainable energy technology is set to rise to the occasion, holding the key that aims to suppress global warming. Working together will allow us to pave towards net zero carbon emission to underpin our collective energy transition journey to 2050 and beyond as concluded during COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. We believe your participation will greatly enrich the global sustainable energy solutions.

Therefore, this Special Issue in ACS Applied Polymer Materials aims to provide a platform to gather chemists, physicists, scientists, technologists, and engineers from around the world to highlight the revolution in state-of-the-art, next-generation electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices.

This Special Issue will showcase studies on state-of-the-art technology in next-generation solid-state electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices, covering both methodological perspectives and practical applications of the acquired knowledge. It will highlight the use of advanced materials and characterization techniques such as electrochemistry, spectroscopies, crystallography, and microscopies, either individually or in combination; and how the insights gained can help explain morphology and charge transport through polymeric hosts and interfaces. Additionally, contributions that integrate computational results with experimental techniques will be highly valued.

We invite Articles, Mini-Reviews, Reviews, or Perspectives on all topics relating to polymer electrolyte structures, including (but not limited to):

  1. Secondary Batteries—Li-ion and Beyond Li-ion Technologies: Join us to explore the latest advancements in secondary batteries, including Li-ion and Beyond Li-ion technologies, and discover ground-breaking research and developments shaping the future of energy storage.
  2. Capacitors, Supercapacitors, Supercapattery: Discover the forefront of energy storage technology with a focus on capacitors, supercapacitors, and supercapattery, and gain insights into the latest breakthroughs in high-performance energy storage devices.
  3. Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers, Solar Cells, Photoelectrochemicals: Immerse yourself in the world of renewable energy with sections dedicated to hydrogen fuel cells, electrolyzers, solar cells, and photoelectrochemical systems. Learn about cutting-edge research and innovation in these fields driving the transition to sustainable energy solutions.
  4. Sensors & Actuators, Transistors: Explore the diverse landscape of polymer electrolytes in energy conversion technologies, including sections covering sensors, actuators, and transistors.
  5. Ionic Liquid, Plastic Crystals, Deep Eutectic Solvents, and other Emerging Energy Materials: The latest trends and advancements in shaping the diverse landscape of solid electrolytes including sections covering emerging energy materials, ionic liquids, plastic crystals, and deep eutectic solvents with applications in technologies such as electrosynthesis, photoelectrochemical, electrochemical desalination and separations.

Organizing Editors

David Mecerreyes, Associate Editor, ACS Applied Polymer Materials
POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Mohd Sukor Su’ait, Guest Editor
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

May Lee Low, Guest Editor
UCSI University Malaysia, Malaysia

Nomination Requirements

Please nominate 1-3 suitable authors working on the topics delineated in the call, with the following information provided:

  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Please, nominate Author 1 for this forum (Self-Nomination is permitted): Include Author 1 Name, Institution, Email, Country
  • (Optional Question) Please nominate Author 2 for this forum: Include Author 2 Name, Institution, Email, Country
  • (Optional Question) Please nominate Author 3 for this forum: Include Author 3 Name, Institution, Email, Country

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