The Materials Today family at Elsevier are very saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Dr. Susan Odom. Dr. Susan Odom - Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, died April 18, 2021 in her home. We offer our deepest condolences to her friends, family and colleagues in this incredibly difficult time.

Susan was known throughout the scientific community as an adept and enthusiastic scholar and also a very kind and generous person, who did so much to forward the research of not only herself, but her students and anybody fortunate enough to work alongside her.

It is a point of pride that Susan was a member of the editorial board for Materials Today and thus I’m sure many reading this will share in our grief, having known her to be an excellent colleague and ardent researcher. We are sure that her work and kind spirit will long live on in the minds and memories of those that it has touched.