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Nano Energy publishes original experimental and theoretical research on all aspects of energy-related research which utilizes nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Manuscripts of four types are considered: review articles which inform readers of the latest research and advances in energy science; rapid communications which feature exciting research breakthroughs in the field; full-length articles which report comprehensive research developments; and news and opinions which comment on topical issues or express views on the developments in related fields.

The editors welcome contributions on a variety of topics such as:

  • Batteries
  • Fuel Cells
  • Hydrogen generation and storage
  • Light emitting diodes
  • Optoelectronic devices for efficient energy usage
  • Photovoltaics
  • Piezoelectric nanogenerators
  • Policy and perspectives in energy
  • Self-powered nanodevices/nanosystems
  • Supercapacitors
  • Thermoelectrics

Editorial board


  • Zhong Lin (Z.L.) Wang
    School of Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 500 10th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30332, USA

Associate Editors

  • Khalil Amine
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • Xia Cao
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • Liming Dai
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Chenguo Hu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • Sang-Woo Kim
    Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, The Republic of Korea
  • Jun Liu
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
  • Sanjay Mathur
    Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany
  • Alberto Vomiero
    Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

Editorial Board

  • Gabriel Abadal Berini
    Nano-optoelectromechanical systems for energy Lab., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), 08193-Bellaterr, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • Takeshi Abe
    Dept. of Energy & Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo-ku, 615-8510, Kyoto, Japan
  • Yoshio Bando
    National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, 305-0044, Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan
  • Xinhe Bao
    Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China
  • Flemming Besenbacher
    Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Ctr. (iNANO), Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade, Bygn. 520, DK-8000, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Guozhong Cao
    Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Roberts Hall, P.O. Box 352120, Seattle, Washington, WA 98195, USA
  • Gang Chen
    Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA
  • Lih-Juann Chen
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, 101, Sec. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, 30013, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Li-Jen Chou
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, 101, Sec. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, 30013, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Yi Cui
    Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 496 Lomita Mall, Stanford, California, CA 94305, USA
  • Stephen Forrest
    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Physics, and Materials Science & Engineering, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan, MI 48109-2122, USA
  • Luca Gammaitoni
    NiPS Lab., Dipart. di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Perugia, via A. Pascoli, 1, 06123, Perugia, Italy
  • Yury Gogotsi
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA
  • Anders Hagfeldt
    Laboratory of Photomolecular Science, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, PH A2 354 (Bâtiment PH) - Station 3, 1015, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Charles Lieber
    Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA 02138, USA
  • Chain Tsuan Liu
    Dept. of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, Center for Advanced Structural Materials, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
  • Meilin Liu
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive, Love Building, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30332-0245, USA
  • Hongjie Luo
    Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), No. 1295 Dingxi Road, 200050, Shanghai, China
  • William Milne
    Dept. of Engineering, Div. of Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 9 JJ Thomson Ave, CB3 0FA, Cambridge, UK
  • Arthur Nozik
    Ctr. for Basic Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, Colorado, CO 80401, USA
  • Richard Palmer
    Sch. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, Birmingham, UK
  • Chintamani N. R. Rao
    Ctr. of Excellence in Chemistry, Chem. and Phys. of Materials Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., 560 064, Bangalore, India
  • Robert Ritchie
    Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Hearst Memorial Mining Bldg., Berkeley, California, 94720, USA
  • Carsten Ronning
    Institute for Solid State Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743, Jena, Germany
  • Ching Ping Wong
    Fac. of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
  • Yang Yang
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California, CA 90095, USA
  • Jackie Yi-Ru Ying
    NanoBio Lab, Singapore
  • Shengbai Zhang
    Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Jonsson Rowland Science Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Room 1C25 110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York, 12180-3590, USA
  • Ze Zhang
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, 310027, Hangzhou, China