Welcome to the latest issue of the Materials Today journal.

In this issue, we take a look at material applications spanning computing, energy, healthcare and imaging, and begin with Ting-Chang Chang et al. discussing Resistance random access memory as a promising candidate for next generation non-volatile memory, thanks to its high-efficiency, high-speed and energy-saving characteristics.

Next, Shi Zhang Qiao and colleagues reviews self-supported electrocatalysts in three categories: electrocatalysts growing on rigid substrates, electrocatalysts growing on soft substrates, and free-standing catalyst films, in Self-supported electrocatalysts for advanced energy conversion processes. Onto the biological side, Ran Mo and Zhen Gu consider design strategies and formulation methods of new nano-scaled materials and formulations relevant to Tumor microenvironment and intracellular signal-activated nanomaterials for anticancer drug delivery.

Finally, Lei Tao et al. discuss recent progress in the synthesis of aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-based fluorescent nanoparticles (FNPs) via non-covalent, covalent and novel one-pot strategies, and the subsequent cell-imaging of those AIE-based FNPs, in Fabrication of aggregation-induced emission based fluorescent nanoparticles and their biological imaging application: Recent progress and perspectives.

As always, we hope you enjoy this issue of Materials Today.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2016.04.018