Corresponding Author

Shi-gang SUN(sgsun@xmu.edu.cn)


Electrochemistry is definitely one of the key factors to the sustainable growth of our economy because it greatly promotes efficient conversions in terms of both energy and chemical material. The past 30 years have witnessed enormous efforts devoted to the science and technology in electrochemistry in China, and significant achievements have been made by the creative and productive Chinese electrochemistry community. The fundamental research, from the discovery of a novel theoretical study to the developments of new material preparations and characterization methods, has made great progress as to achieve in-depth understanding of the fundamental aspects in the electrochemistry area. Researches in applications such as advanced materials, instrument developments, and power sources, have also made enormous and all-around acievements. The tremendous progress in electrochemistry has made it possible for Chinese scientists to address both the issues of environmental protection and renewable energy in China. With the boom in electrochemistry research in China, the international influence of Chinese electrochemistry researches consequently increases greatly. An increasing number of novel and important research results in electrochemistry in China has been reported on the flagship international journals. Chinese electrochemical scientists have actively participated in the international academic society by attending and hosting international meetings, collaborating widely with international laboratories, and so on. The Chinese National Conference on Electrochemistry is held biannually, and has been held for 18 times so far. Some notable prizes were established to award Chinese researchers in the field of electrochemistry on the basis of their academic excellence and achievement. In 2011, the Electrochemistry Outstanding Achievement Award, the Electrochemistry Contribution Award and the Electrochemistry Award for Young Scientists were set up. These awards are presented biannually in the closing ceremony of the Chinese National Conferences on Electrochemistry. In 2015, Excellent Paper Prize in Journal of Electrochemistry was established in order to attract more attention in works published in the Chinese academic journal. In the 18th Chinese National Conference on Electrochemistry, five authors were awarded for their worthy papers published in the Journal of Electrochemistry. During this conference, Prof. Shao-jun Dong (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences) received the Outstanding Achievement Award for her excellent achievements and contributions in electrochemistry area. This special issue is dedicated to the awardees of Electrochemistry Community in China. The timely collection of peer-reviewed research articles is contributed by the Awarded Winners, and focuses on the highlighted research results and cutting-edge trends in the electrochemical science and technology, especially in the fields of energy, environment and material. On behalf of the editorial team, we appreciate both the authors for their contributions and the reviewers for their efforts. Finally, we also congratulate all the winners on their much-deserved awards.

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