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Editorial Board


Bing-Wei Mao (Xiamen University)

"Electrochemistry is distinct with charged interfaces that universally exist in nature and artificial devices, and shares a common physical and chemical basis with many other subjects, making it a truly interdisciplinary science and technology. Since the last half century, the emergence of novel electrode materials and electrolyte systems as well as structurally sensitive and chemical specific microscopic and spectroscopic techniques has advanced electrochemistry towards understanding of atomistic or molecular processes taking place at various charged interfaces. Well-defined nanostructures, bridging fundamental and applied interests, are increasingly attracting efforts with new experimental and theoretical strategies and inspiring the ultimate utilization of electrochemistry. ChemElectroChem offers the most focused platform to publish the latest achievements in electrochemistry."

Wolfgang Schuhmann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

"Why again a new journal? Why do we feel that ChemElectroChem closes a gap? In the past 20 years electrochemistry underwent a substantial change from a subsection of physical chemistry that was only hardly connected to industrial electrochemistry to a multidisciplinary field in its own right. Electrochemistry is especially important in all aspects of energy conversion and energy storage, such as in fuel cells, electrocatalysis and battery research, but it is additionally the basis of neuronal signal transduction, corrosion, photoelectrochemistry and much more. Thus, electrochemical research was published mainly in physical chemistry journals, analytical chemistry journals or specialized journals for sensors or fuel cells in which electrochemistry was a supporting aspect in an interdisciplinary endeavour. ChemElectroChem is now aiming for reviews, short communications, and full papers in all fields related to electrochemistry, however with a strong focus of electrochemistry as of major importance for the manuscript. I am personally convinced that a journal with these goals is timely and will play an important role in bringing together different aspects of the broad interdisciplinary approaches based on electrochemistry. I am very curious and excited about this new possibility to publish high-quality electrochemical research papers."

Jean-Marie Tarascon (Université de Picardie, Amiens)

Living organisms rely mainly on redox reactions proceeding in cascades with excited intermediate mediators. Redox reactions also mainly rule the field of catalysis, corrosion, photovoltaics, and electrochemical storage to name only a few of them. These various scientific research disciplines are thus strongly related and we could define the field of electrochemistry as a branch of chemistry that has the precision of physics and the in-depth view of materials science. In this context, having a dedicated journal bridging these different disciplines is appealing and this is what our aim has been in creating ChemElectroChem. We hope through this journal to convey the message that the fields of chemistry and electrochemistry are increasingly interpenetrating when we move to energy-related issues. The dual chemistry/electrochemistry approach is essential to solve materials and interfaces problems, these problems being the nightmare when remaining unsolved, or the grail when mastered, of any electrochemical system. We hope ChemElectroChem to be the recipient of excellent papers marrying harmoniously the fundamentals of the dual chemistry/electrochemistry discipline together with its applied aspects, so as to make a more affordable and greener future.


Héctor Abruña (Cornell University)
Christian Amatore (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Fraser, FRS Armstrong (Oxford University)
Plamen Atanassov (The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque)
Philip Bartlett (University of Southampton)
Juan Bisquert (Universitat Jaume I, Castellón)
Alan Bond (Monash University)
Peter Bruce (University of St. Andrews)
Claudine Buess-Herman (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Ernesto Calvo (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Ib Chorkendorff (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet)
Salvatore Daniele (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)
Akira Fujishima (Tokyo University of Science)
Hubert Girault (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
John Justin Gooding (The University of New South Wales)
Lo Gorton (Lunds universitet)
Yu-Guo Guo (Institute of Chemistry, CAS)
Philippe Hapiot (Université de Rennes 1)
Achim Walter Hassel (Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz)
Adam Heller (University of Texas at Austin)
Timo Jacob (Universität Ulm)
Jürgen Janek (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Kisuk Kang (Seoul National University)
Marc Koper (Universiteit Leiden)
Alexei Kornyshev (Imperial College London)
Katharina Krischer (Technische Universität München)
Lauro Kubota (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Jacek Lipkowski (University of Guelph, ON)
Flavio Maran (Università degli Studi di Padova)
Nenad Markovic (Argonne National Laboratory)
Tetsuya Osaka (Waseda University)
José Pingarrón (Universidad Complutense Madrid)
Martin Pumera (Nanyang Technological University)
Krishnan Rajeshwar (University of Texas at Arlington)
Jean-Michel Savéant (Université Paris 7 Diderot)
Patrik Schmuki (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Rolf Schuster (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)
Onofrio Scialdone (Università degli Studi di Palermo)
Bruno Scrosati (Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza")
Yang Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Irina Svir (ENS/CNRS, Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics)
Jens Ulstrup (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet)
Constantinos Vayenas (University of Patras)
Joseph Wang (University of California, San Diego)
Peng Wang (Zhejiang University)
Itamar Willner (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)