Energy Materials – Special issue on New Research Advances in Energy Materials – Functional, Nano and Green Materials

A special issue covering the recent advances in field of Energy – Renewable and Non-renewable energy resources advances including development of smart and functional materials for development of new energy resources as well as advancement of existing energy resources

Energy is the utmost resource of essential need in development of human beings and science. Research in New energy materials defines the materials of future. Different Functional materials, nanomaterials and green materials are the leading arena in development of new energy resources. This special is envisaged to compile the research advances and knowledge for development of energy resources.


The special issue solicit the articles from all fields of energy research, few subfield to mention include:

Solar Energy Materials
Perovskite Solar Cells
Battery  and  Energy storage materials
Bio Materials
Green Energy sources developments (Biofuels – Biodiesel, BioCNG, Bioethanol)
Chemistry of Energy materials
Fuel Cells All advances in Energy materials development
Photovoltaic nanomaterials
Perovskite cells, Nanophotonics, Nanosolar cells, New nanomaterials for solar energy harvesting,
Nanothermal energy systems,
Nanosystems for harvesting mechanical and other forms of energy
Nanogenerator, higher efficiency nanomaterials for existing energy systems (production, transportation and storage),
Nanostorage systems for energy – Nanobattery (design and development)
Carbon Nano & material development for Energy resources
New Chips development for Energy management
Nanomaterials for Energy
Environmental issues concerned with energy systems
MEMS, Semiconductor design for energy systems
Carbon nanomaterials based energy generation and storage systems
new nanoenergy nanomaterials properties evaluation and all other research advances related to Energy


Dr. B.S. Chhikara
University of Delhi,
Delhi, India.

Manuscript Submission

Authors need to submit their manuscript in the Energy materials section of the journal. The manuscript should be formatted as per journal format provided in author guidelines section.

Article types: Research Article, Review Article, Short Communications, Experts Opinion article (contact editors before submission of Experts opinions articles).

The dates

Last date: The submissions are open now, author can submit their manuscript now, the last date for submissions to be considered in this issue is October 31.

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience

Sustainable Chemistry for Health and Environment

A special issue on Sustainable Chemistry covering the medicinal chemistry, green synthesis, biomass derived chemicals, biopolymer for health, nanotechnology, chemical sensors, photochemical reactions, green fuels, natural products, environmental chemistry and allied chemical sciences advances towards sustainable future.

The Department of Chemistry, Deshabndhu College, University of Delhi, India, in association with Augusta University, USA; Indian Society of Chemists & Biologists (ISCB) and the Indian Association of Solid-State Chemists and Allied Scientists (ISCAS) is organising a three-day  International Conference on “Integrative Chemical Science for Health and Environment” on 6-8 October 2023. The conference aims to promote scientific network, research and collaboration among experts from all over the world as well as industry personnel to showcase their products. This event enables the environmentalist, health experts, academicians, researchers, and students to present latest developments, trends, and solutions for addressing the issues of good health and a clean environment.

Rising greenhouse gas emissions, as well as an increased carbon footprint as a result of human-caused activities including land usage, deforestation, biomass burning, and agricultural operations, are creating catastrophic climate change. For decades, chemists and biochemists have worked together to address the critical issue of global warming. To reduce the use of fossil fuels and improve air and land pollution, researchers must develop new alternative chemist technologies that are cost-effective, safe, cleaner, and replenishable, such as renewable energy sources, biofuels, and functionally modified chemicals/nanomaterials. Nanotechnology is one of the most promising technologies for fostering sustainable development by addressing issues such as human health, water treatment, climate change, soil remediation, and environmental problems.

This issue will cover recent trends in chemical science and nanobiotechnology that aid in the diagnosis of infectious diseases through the use of new drugs and delivery vehicles, high-resolution biosensors/nanodevices for rapid diagnosis, and artificial intelligence to treat people living in rural areas who are infected with viral diseases such as COVID-19.  This issue will also take a close look at recent technological developments that solve various challenges connected to the isolation and characterization of natural products to be used as drug leads for tackling important topics such as antibiotic resistance. 

Themes of special issue
  • Recent advances in medicinal chemistry
  • Green synthesis for health and environment
  • Biomass-derived chemicals for pharmaceuticals
  • Functional modification of bio-polymers for health and environment
  • Nanotechnology for drug delivery and for health care monitoring
  • Nanomaterials as chemical sensors for a safer environment
  • Electrochemical water treatment and resource recovery
  • Photochemical processes for health and environment
  • Biomaterials for environmental remediation
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Green alternative to fossil fuels
  • Functional molecules/nanomaterials for catalysis
  • Natural product synthesis

Guest Editors

Dr Pratibha Kumari
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Deshbandhu College
University of Delhi, India

Dr Rohit Kholiya
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Deshbandhu College
University of Delhi, India

Dr Vineeta Kashyap
 Assistant Professor
 Department of Biochemistry
 Deshbandhu College
 University of Delhi, India

Date Schedule

Article Submission: 20-Feb-2024

Issue Completion: 30-April-2024


Authors need to submit their articles to guest editors/conference secretariat for preliminary evaluation and peer -reviewing. Final accepted article will have to be submitted on (the recommended) respective journal site).

Participating Journals

Chemical Biology Letters

Journal of Molecular Chemistry

Journal of Materials NanoScience

Applied NanoMedicine

Recent Trends in Gas Sensing Research in India

Special Issue on Gas Sensor Materials and Nanomaterials


JMNS 2022 Vol 9 Issue 1


  1. Recent advances in Materials development and design for Gas Sensing applications
    Arun K Prasad, Sridharan Madanagurusamy
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 1-2 Link

I. Organic Materials for Gas Sensing (CNT, Polymers)

  1. Recent development in carbon nanotubes based gas sensors
    G. Verma, A. Gupta
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 3-12 Link

II. Inorganic Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing

  1. Recent progress in Nanostructured Metal Oxides based NO2 gas sensing in India
    Sharadrao Vanalakar, V. L. Patil, S. M. Patil, S. B. Dhavale, T. D. Dongale, P.S. Patil
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 13-25 Link
  2. Methane sensing studies of ex-situ oxidized sputtered V2O5 nanostructured films: Effect of post oxidation duration
    Gomathi Natarajan, Reshma P. R, Ashok Bahuguna, Ramanathaswamy Pandian, Arun K Prasad
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 26-30 Link
  3. Defect mediated optical detection of ammonia using SnO2 nanoparticle
    Binaya Kumar Sahu, Gurpreet Kaur, Arindam Das
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 31-35 Link

III. Composites, Functionalized and decorated heterostructures for Gas Sensing

  1. Conducting polymer and metal-based sensors for the detection of vapours and toxic gases: A concise review
    Vandana A Mooss, Yadnesh Kesari, Anjali A Athawale
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 37-46 Link
  2. A comprehensive review on functionalized Hydroxyapatite nanostructures based gas sensors for environmental pollutant monitoring
    N. Manjubaashini, G. Radha, S. Balakumar
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 47-60 Link
  3. p-Co3O4 supported heterojunction Carbon Nanofibers for Ammonia gas sensor applications
    Ramakrishnan Vishnuraj, Rajesh Unnathpadi, Biji Pullithadathil
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 61-67 Link
  4. Enhanced room temperature selective ammonia sensing based on SnO2 decorated MXene
    Kamaraj Govindharaj, MathanKumar Manoharan, Krishnamoorthy Rajavel, Yuvaraj Haldorai, Rajendrakumar R T
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 68-73 Link
  5. Gas sensing of partially oxidized Ti3C2Tx MXene in argon atmosphere
    Nasima Khatun , Sanju Rani, Govinda Behera, Somnath Roy
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 74-78 Link

Issue/part 2

JMNS 2022 Vol 9 Issue 2

IV. Electronic Noses, Sensors Arrays and Designing

  1. Electronic Nose based on chemiresistive sensors for toxic gas detection
    Niranjan S. Ramgir, K. R. Sinju, Bhagyashri Bhangare, A. K. Debnath
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 79-90 Link
  2. Development of an automatic gas sampling cum injection unit and a graphical user interface of a feature extraction tool box based on PYTHON for sensor array data analysis
    Debaayus Swain, Kunal Gupta, Sree Rama Murthy Anupindi, Jayaraman Venkataraman
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 91-100 Link

V. Applications of Gas Sensors in various industries

  1. Development of Electronic Nose for early spoilage detection of potato and onion during post-harvest storage
    Alokesh Ghosh, Tarun Kanti Ghosh, Somenath Das, Hena Ray, Debabandya Mohapatra, Bharat Modhera, Devdulal Ghosh, Suparna Parua, Souvik Pal, Shikha Tiwari, Adinath Kate, Manoj Kumar Tripathy, Nabarun Bhattacharyya, Rajib Bandyopadhyay
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 101-114 Link
  2. Development of a portable gas sensing platform with QCM sensors for volatiles of agro products
    Nilava Debabhuti, Sumani Mukherjee, Prolay Sharma, Bipan Tudu, Nabarun Bhattacharyya, Rajib Bandyopadhyay
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 115-119 Link
  3. Detection of Geraniol in Palmarosa Essential oil using Silicone Sealant as molecularly imprinted polymer in a QCM sensor
    Swatilekha Roy, Shreya Nag, Mahuya Bhattacharyya Banerjee, Samhita Dasgupta, Panchanan Pramanik, Rajib Bandyopadhyay
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 120-124 Link

VI. Modeling and Simulations involved in Gas Sensing

  1. Delta arsenene nanoribbon as a sensing element towards phenol and benzene vapours – a first- principles insight
    V Nagarajan, R. Chandiramouli
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 125-131 Link
  2. Sensing ability of Liquefied Petroleum Gas by Epsilon phosphorene nanosheets – a DFT investigation
    V Nagarajan, R. Chandiramouli
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 132-137 Link

VII. Gas sensing equipment Design development and Electronic Interfacing

  1. Multiphysics modeling and optimisation of gas flow characteristics in a novel flow metric based gas sensing chamber with integrated heater
    K Govardhan, S Muthuraja, A Nirmala Grace
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 138-146 Link
  2. Digital sensors for detecting toxic gas leaks
    N. Malathi , Arun A.D., S. Chithrakkumar, M. Sivaramakrishna, Arindam Das, G. Mangamma, Arun K Prasad, S. Dhara
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 147-152 Link

Issue Details

This issue is focused on bringing together the research fraternity involved in chemi-resistive gas sensing in India. Gas sensing has widely evolved over the last two decades. It is imperative that as a nation, we address issues concerning the direction in which it is progressing in this country. Along with the plethora of research groups currently pursuing gas sensing research, recent trends and achievements in gas sensors at nanoscale has to be identified. This issue welcomes original research contributions in interdisciplinary areas such as synthesis, characterization, gas sensing, mechanism, modeling and applications.


  • Inorganic Nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires, nanoparticles) for Gas Sensing
  • Organic materials for Gas Sensing (CNTs, Graphene, Polymers)
  • Mechanistic studies in gas sensing
  • Gas sensing equipment design and development
  • Modeling and simulations involved in gas sensing
  • Sensor Arrays, Artificial Neural Networks, Electronic Noses
  • Applications of gas sensing in various industries (case studies)
  • Sensor Devices, Calibration, Electronic Interfacing and Signal conditioning

Topic Editors

Dr. Arun Prasad, Ph.D.
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,
Homi Bhabha National Institute, IN
Dr. M. Sridharan,
SASTRA University, IN

Schedule – The dates

Issue completed on: February 15, 2022

Field – Research area
Nanostructured Gas Sensors
Polymers and Functional Materials
NanoScience Nanotechnology
Materials Science

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience

The standard processing policy of the journal will be applicable to the special issue. The articles will be evaluated via peer-review and guest editors will take decision based on reviewers feedback. Authors need to follow the guidelines provided on journal site.

The queries should be forwarded directly to topic editor or editorial office at pubs @ thesciencein (dot) org

Biosensors for Detecting Imbalances of Life Systems: Role of Materials and Methods in Improved Outcome

Special issue on Biosensors: materials and methods
Lead 20 program

Any deviation or imbalance from homeostatic state of steady internal physical and chemical conditions in living systems, generally falls under category of disease. Chances of bringing them back to normalcy or closer to healthier state with therapeutic interventions are found to be more successful when they are applied at very early stage. Biosensing has emerged as a process to achieve early detection of deviations in such homeostatic states via evaluation of physiological, chemical, or biomolecular parameters in the subjects. The two main components on which efficiency of biosensors rely are materials used as platform technology and methods of detection used for the task. In this issue we will be assembling recent advancements in the field of Biosensors in terms of used materials and methods in achieving high sensitivity, specificity and predictability in form of original research.

Topic Editor

Santosh Misra, Ph.D.
Dept of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
IIT Kanpur, U.P., IN

Schedule – The dates

Article Submission: January 31, 2022 (Processing – ‘as we go’ model)
Issue completion: May 30, 2022

Field – Research area
NanoMedicine & Biomaterials
NanoChemistry and Chemistry Materials
NanoScience Nanotechnology
Polymer and Functional Materials
Materials Science

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience – Nanomedicine section


This special issue is under the Lead 20 program where leading scientists/academicians in the above field with well established lab, good publication record (an online link in form is required) and are under the age of 40 will be eligible to participate in this compilation. The editor will choose the best leading scholars from all the submitted entries (selection will be at abstract submission level as well as at full article level through peer review.

Authors / Abstracts

This is new recent Topic announced, the list of authors/abstracts will be updated here. This is an open invitations for interested researchers to submit the abstract for this topic. Submit the abstract with detail below:

The abstract details can also be forwarded directly to topic editor or editorial office at pubs @ thesciencein (dot) org

Lead 50 in Materials Chemistry and NanoChemistry

The expert lead 50 researchers in the field of Materials Chemistry and NanoChemistry is a special compilation of leading fifty scientists (under the age of fifty years) as a showcase portfolio and acknowledgement of leading top researchers in the field of Materials Chemistry, NanoChemistry, NanoCatalysis, Chemistry Materials and Chemistry of Materials. The scientists with well established labs and having leading explorations in the above fields can participate as author in this compilation. The h factor should be more than 20 in the google scholar/scopus citations.

Journal Editors

Dr. RS Verma materials nanoscienceDr. Rajender S. Verma,
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
ORD, National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Water Systems Division/ Water Resources Recovery Branch
26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA EB

Prof. Vikas Tomar
Director, Interfacial Multiphysics Lab
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University – West Lafayette IN 47906 USA

Dr. B.S. Chhikara
University of Delhi, Delhi, India.


Interested and eligible scientists / academicians need to complete the form below to indicate their willingness for this special compilation:

Your article manuscript (preferably a review article) should be submitted for publication within two months of acceptance of abstract.

Participating Scientists

The approved list of participating author scientists will be included here after due collection and finalization of same by the editors.

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials Nanoscience

Indian Women Scientists in Material Sciences, NanoSciences and Nanobiotechnology

The Indian Women in Science have shown their matte in past, and continuously have an impactful contribution in the advanced research fields with a notable progress in recent time. In the impression of carved out fields of science, the Women Scientists are achieving worthwhile leading achievements with excellent work in the field of Materials Sciences, NanoSciences and Nanobiotechnology. The editors of Journal of Materials NanoScience have created a special issue to cover the diligent research being conducted by women researchers in India/Indian-abroad in materials science, nanoscience, nanobiotechnology, and related smart materials fields.

The Women Scientists from India/Indian-abroad are invited to publish their research in this special issue towards a perfect collection of reflection of research advances by women researchers in the following fields

  • Materials Sciences * NanoScience * Nanotechnology * Nanobiotechnology * Polymer Science * Solar Energy Materials * Smart Chip Materials * Sensors * Energy Storage Materials * Materials Chemistry * Chemistry Nanomaterials * Nanocatalysis * Biomaterials and Nanobiomaterials * Biomedical Engineering Advances * and All allied fundamental to applied field advances.

The first author and/or corresponding author must be women.


  • Open Access : all articles published in this issue will be available freely for download, reading and distribution.
  • No publication charges, No article processing charges, no any other charges of any kind for authors (Diamond open access)
  • The expert fast processing and publishing by the editors.
  • The photograph of first/corresponding author on front cover page on the printed journal issue.
  • Free print copy of the journal to all the corresponding authors.

(An opportunity for recognized research publication, collective information, and possible collaborations in research field)

Issue Editor

Dr. Pratima Solanki

Dr. Pratima Solanki
Special Center for NanoScience
Jawahal Lal Nehru University
Delhi, India

Abstract Submission

Interested researchers need to submit their preliminary abstract through form given below:

Participating Authors

This is new recent announcement for special collection, the list of participating authors/abstracts will be updated here on finalization of the list. Interested women scholars can submit their abstract through form given above.

Article submission

Prepare your manuscript as per the author guidelines provided for the journal and submit the manuscript online on journal site (in the cover letter mention for consideration of article for special issue)