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Porous Materials for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 2 June 2024 | Viewed by 180

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Dinesh Mullangi
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Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Interests: metal–organic frameworks (MOFs); covalent organic frameworks (COFs); porous materials; electrocatalysts; catalyst; gas capture; small molecule separations; nanomaterials; chiral catalysis
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Prof. Dr. Satyanarayana Talam
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering (A), Mylavaram, India
Interests: materials science; nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid progression of chemical processing industries and the growing global population have led to an overwhelming demand for diverse energy sources. As we strive to address the energy needs of the present and future generations, it is crucial to acknowledge the environmental consequences of our actions. Sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions are essential to mitigate the adverse effects of material production and usage.

In light of these pressing concerns, porous materials such as zeolites, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), porous polymers, and organic–inorganic hybrid materials have emerged as key players in the quest for sustainable solutions to address the pressing challenges of energy and the environment. Their ability to accommodate guest molecules within their porous networks allows for efficient storage and the delivery of guest molecules for diverse applications.

Indeed, these materials have demonstrated remarkable progress in energy storage, energy conversion, gas capture and separation, catalytic transformations, and various applications within the energy sector and the environment. Therefore, considering the significant advantages of porous materials in a sustainable society, we invite submissions on porous materials for diverse energy and environmental applications for a Special Issue of Sustainability titled “Porous Materials for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications”.

All types of original research articles, mini-reviews, and reviews are welcome in this Special Issue. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Synthesis and applications of porous materials, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), polymers, covalent organic frameworks (COFs), organic–inorganic hybrid materials, and various other types of metal- and carbon-based materials in energy and environmental applications.
  • All types of catalysis and catalysts (e.g., electrocatalysts, organic catalytic transformations, hydrogen evolution, water splitting, CO2 reduction, oxygen evolution, and various catalytic chemical conversions).
  • Nanomaterials for various organic catalytic transformations (e.g., Suzuki–Miyaura, Heck, and chiral catalytic transformations).
  • Functional materials for diverse gas molecule capture and small molecule separations (e.g., CH4 storage, CO2 capture, flue gas separations, CO2/N2 separation, O2/N2, CO2/C2H4, etc., separations).
  • Synthesis and characterization of advanced materials for academic and industrial applications.
  • Theoretical simulation studies of various porous materials for sustainable energy and environmental applications.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Dinesh Mullangi
Prof. Dr. Satyanarayana Talam
Guest Editors

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 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.


  • porous materials, MOFs, COFs, Zeolites, and porous polymers
  • organic–inorganic hybrid materials
  • characterization and analytical techniques of advanced materials
  • functional materials, nanomaterials, electrocatalysis, and metal catalysts
  • gas capture, storage, and small molecules separation
  • energy harvesting and storage
  • sustainable energy and environmental remediation

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