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Hu Yongsheng Appointed as Senior Editor of ACS Energy Letters

Date:12-10-2018 Print

At a recent invitation of Professor Prashant V. Kamat, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters, an international renowned academic journal, Prof. Hu Yongsheng, Director of the Clean Energy Laboratory of the Institute of Physics (IOP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was appointed Senior Editor of the journal on October 1, 2018. He is the only Chinese scholar among the Senior Editors of the journal.

Founded in 2016, ACS Energy Letters is the first express journal of American Chemical Society (ACS) to report the latest and most groundbreaking scientific advances in energy research, covering topics ranging from energy capture to conversion and storage. The Editorial Board is composed of more than 30 experts and scholars from all over the world.

As the scientific community attaches great importance to energy issues and extensive research has been done in related fields, the number of contributions and impact of the journal continue to increase, with an impact factor of 12.277 as of 2017. When appointing senior editors, the journal takes into account the international reputation of the candidates in the research field, and their contribution to promoting international cooperation and exchanges.


Prof. Hu Yongsheng is currently a full professor at IOP, a doctoral supervisor and Director of the Clean Energy Laboratory. He was supported by the "National Excellent Youth Fund" in 2012; selected as Leading Talents in Scientific and Technological Innovation by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2016; supported by the "National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars", and selected as fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Institute of Physics (IOP) of the United Kingdom, in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Since 2011, Prof. Hu Yongsheng has led his research team in the research and development of low-cost, safe, environment-friendly and high-performance sodium ion battery technology. The team has developed a sodium ion battery system with completely independent intellectual property rights, and has applied for more than 30 invention patents and was granted 12 patents, including 2 international patents (1 in the United States and 1 in Japan). He published more than 180 papers in such academic journals as Nature Mater, Nature Energy, Joule, Nature Common and Science Adv. SCI has been cited more than 16,000 times with H-factor of 62, and he has been listed on the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List for five consecutive years. His recent honors and awards include the 14th China Youth Science and Technology Award (2016), Mao Yisheng Science and Technology Award - Beijing Youth Science and Technology Award (2015) and Tajima Prize (2015) of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).