AIP Publishing has appointed Dr. Monica Lira-Cantu as the founding Editor-in-Chief of APL Energy, its newest gold open access journal.
Lira-Cantu will lead APL Energy in its mission to disseminate research related to energy and its storage, conversion, sources, and materials. The journal will also examine renewability, sustainability, and the environmental impacts of energy technologies. It will open for submissions in 2022 and begin publishing in 2023.
As a Full Professor and Group Leader of the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona, Spain, Lira-Cantu explores the synthesis and application of nanostructured materials for emerging solar cells. She also investigates the integration of different types of energy technologies for self-powered electronics and the production of green energy.
Lira-Cantu’s expertise has led to more than 125 publications, including 110 published articles in scientific journals, one book, 10 book chapters, and nine patents. She has acted as a reviewer for over 30 scientific organizations and more than 50 journals. She worked as staff chemist for ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, a visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland), and a visiting scientist at the Center for Advanced Science and Innovation (Japan), Oslo University (Norway), and the Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (Denmark).
By building an editorial team with diverse expertise, the new Editor-in-Chief plans to hit the ground running. The journal will waive article processing charges (APCs) in the first year of publication.Click here to read the original press release.