Martin Oschatz
Martin Oschatz

Elsevier is pleased to announce that Dr. Martin Oschatz has been presented with the Carbon Journal Prize for 2016. This award is given annually to a recent graduate that has written "an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in carbon material science and technology”. 

In addition, we are pleased to recognize Dr. Mirian E. Casco, Chen Zhang and Mariem Bourourou for a second-place in the international 2016 Carbon Journal Prize competition for "an outstanding PhD thesis in carbon science or technology.

Carbon papers resulting from the theses by the 1st and 2nd-place finishers in the 2016 Carbon Journal Prize include:

from winner, Martin Oschatz:

 A cubic ordered, mesoporous carbide-derived carbon for gas and energy storage applications
M. Oschatz, E. Kockrick, M. Rose, L. Borchardt, N. Klein, I. Senkovska, T. Freudenberg, Y. Korenblit, G. Yushin and S. Kaskel,

from second-place winner, Mariem Bourourou:

Chemically reduced electrospun polyacrilonitrile–carbon nanotube nanofibers hydrogels as electrode material for bioelectrochemical applications
M. Bourourou, M. Holzinger, F. Bossard, F. Hugenell, A. Maaref, S. Cosnier.

from second-place winner, Mirian Casco:

Very high methane uptake on activated carbons prepared from mesophase pitch: A compromise between microporosity and bulk density
Casco, M.E.; Martínez-Escandell, M.; Kaneko, K.; Silvestre-Albero, J.; Rodríguez-Reinoso, F.

Effect of the porous structure in carbon materials for CO2 capture at atmospheric and high-pressure
Casco; M.E; Martínez-Escandell; M; Silvestre-Albero; J. ; Rodríguez-Reinoso; F.

from second-place winner, Chen Zhang:

Towards low temperature thermal exfoliation of graphite oxide for graphene production
Zhang, C.; Lv, W.; Xie, X. Y.; Tang, D. M.; Liu, C.; Yang, Q. -H.

Monolithic carbons with spheroidal and hierarchical pores produced by the linkage of functionalized graphene sheets
Tao, Y.; Kong, D. B.; Zhang, C.; Lv, W.; Wang, M. X.; Li, B. H.; Huang, Z. H.; Kang, F. Y.; Yang, Q. -H