Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion, Distribution and Storage

A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 April 2021) | Viewed by 633

Special Issue Editors

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School of Materials, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UKester M1 5GD, UK
Interests: renewable energy; advanced materials; solid oxide fuel cells; ceramic coatings; corrosion; high temperature degradation; mechanical properties; thermal barrier coatings; thin film characterisation

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Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
Interests: energy conversion and storage; renewable energy; advanced materials; catalysis; electrochemical testing; electrochemical hydrogen generation; fuel cells; electrolysis

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Department of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
Interests: photocatalysis; advanced oxidation processes; water treatment; magnetron sputtering; functional films
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Future energy systems will be sustainable and free from CO2 emission to create a great new living that is healthier and environmentally friendly. For this to become a reality, there is a need to develop materials and devices that are durable, scalable and affordable. Therefore, research in the field of materials for energy applications not only focuses on materials’ properties, but also on the technological aspect of their mass production and end-of-life usage in energy devices. Moreover, when developing devices that run on alternative fuels, such as hydrogen, social acceptance and developing the aspect of safety for the potential end users play a significant role.

This Special Issue on “Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion, Distribution and Storage” focuses on presenting an in-depth overview of ceramic materials for energy applications, including an evaluation and comparison of available materials and their structures, properties and performance. To link scientific research with technological deployment of energy devices, materials’ requirements used for the development of clean technologies must be mapped and characterised. The Special Issue covers key features of sustainable energy materials, including, but not limited to the following:

  • High and intermediate temperature fuel cells and electrolysis;
  • Batteries and supercapacitors for energy storage applications;
  • Materials for thermal energy conversion and storage;
  • High temperature superconductors;
  • Ceramic materials for heat-to-electricity conversion devices;
  • Advanced nuclear technology.

We are writing to invite you to submit your original work, review articles or perspectives to this Special Issue. Submitted articles are subject to a rigorous peer review process aiming at rapid and wide dissemination of research outcomes, developments and applications.

We look forward to receiving your outstanding research findings.

Dr. Justyna Kulczyk-Malecka
Dr. Yagya Regmi
Dr. Marina Ratova 
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Ceramics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Renewable energy
  • Advanced ceramic materials
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Electrolysis
  • Catalysis
  • Fuel cells
  • Batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Hydrogen generation and storage
  • Corrosion
  • Materials for hostile environments

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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