The journal Carbon is an international multidisciplinary forum for communicating scientific advances in the field of carbon materials and carbon nanomaterials. The journal reports new, relevant and significant findings related to the formation, structure, properties, behaviors, and technological applications of carbons, which are a broad class of ordered or disordered solid phases composed primarily of elemental carbon. These materials can be either synthetic or of natural origin, and include, but are not limited to: carbon black; carbon fibers and filaments; carbon nanotubes; diamond and diamond-like carbon; fullerenes; glassy carbon; graphite; graphene; graphene-oxide; porous carbons; pyrolytic carbon; and other sp2 and non-sp2 hybridized carbon systems. Papers on composites will be considered if the carbon component is the major focus of the paper's scientific content. Papers on organic substances may be considered if they are new precursors for carbon materials with novel characteristics. Relevant application areas for carbon materials include, but are not limited to: biology and medicine; catalysis; electronic, optoelectronic, spintronic, high-frequency, and photonic devices; energy storage and conversion systems; environmental applications and water treatment; smart materials and systems; and, structural and thermal applications.

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Editorial board


  • Mauricio Terrones
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Emeritus Editor-in-Chief

  • Peter Thrower
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Former Editor-in-Chief

  • Robert Hurt
    Brown University, Providence, United States


  • Alberto Bianco
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Strasbourg, France
  • Yongsheng Chen
    Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Yuan Chen
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Toshiaki Enoki
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • Elzbieta Frackowiak
    Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
  • Hiroaki Hatori
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Tsukuba Center Tsukuba Central, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Yoong Ahm Kim
    Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
  • Nikhil Koratkar
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States
  • Chang Liu
    Institute of Metal Research Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
  • Vincent Meunier
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States
  • Gareth Neighbour
    The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Riichiro Saito
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Michael Strano
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Juan Tascon
    Spanish Scientific Research Council, Oviedo, Spain

Editorial Associate

  • Beth A. Hurt

Honorary Advisory Board

  • Peter Boehm
    Munchen, Germany
  • Tim Burchell
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
  • Hui-Ming Cheng
    Shenyang, China
  • Morinobu Endo
    Nagano, Japan
  • Yury Gogotsi
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Sumio Iijima
    Nagoya, Japan
  • Takashi Kyotani
    Sendai, Japan
  • Marc Monthioux
    Toulouse, France
  • Chong Rae Park
    Gwanag-Gu, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • Ljubisa Radovic
    University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Francisco Rodriguez-Reinoso
    Alicante, Spain
  • Ralph Yang
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Editorial Board

  • Rodney Andrews
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • R. Terry K. Baker
    Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
  • Teresa Bandosz PhD, DSC
    New York, New York, United States
  • François Béguin
    Poznan, Poland
  • Clara Blanco Rodríguez
    Oviedo, Spain
  • Joseph Calo
    Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Y. Chen
  • Deborah Chung
    Buffalo, New York, United States
  • Jonathan Coleman
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Cristian Contescu
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
  • Andrea Ferrari
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Jose Luis Figueiredo
    Porto, Portugal
  • E. Frackowiak
  • Liu Gang
    Zhejiang, China
  • Micah Green
    College Station, Texas, United States
  • Peter Harris
    Reading, United Kingdom
  • A. John Hart
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Michael Holzinger
    Grenoble Cedex 9, France
  • Jiaxing Huang
    Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Katsumi Kaneko
    Nagano, Japan
  • Feiyu Kang
    Beijing, China
  • Ladislav Kavan
    Praha, Czech Republic
  • Qingwen Li
    Suzhou, China
  • G.Q. Max Lu
    Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Rosa Menendez
    Madrid, Spain
  • Sergey Mikhalovsky
    Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Carlos Moreno-Castilla
    Granada, Spain
  • Elena Obraztsova
    Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Rodney S. Ruoff
    Ulsan, Korea
  • Ashutosh Sharma
    Mumbai, India
  • S. Ravi P. Silva
    Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Mark Thies
    Clemson, South Carolina, United States
  • Magda Titirici
    London, United Kingdom
  • Q. (Abe) Wang
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Fei Wei
    Beijing, China
  • Raymond Whitby
    Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Quan-Hong Yang
    Tianjin, China
  • Hua Zhang
    Singapore, Singapore
  • Jin Zhang
    Beijing, China

Extended Advisory Board

  • Hüseyin Enis Karahan
    Singapore, Singapore
  • Ruopian Fang
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Julker Nine
    Adelaide, Australia