About MRS

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature


MRS Press Release

Materials Research Society Names Manish Chhowalla as New Editor-in-Chief of MRS Energy & Sustainability

April 15, 2024
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society

WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Manish Chhowalla, University of Cambridge, as the next Editor-in-Chief of MRS Energy & Sustainability. He will succeed Editor-in-Chief Y. Shirley Meng, who will step down after five years as Editor-in-Chief in May 2024.  

Professor Chhowalla, MRS Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is the Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Director of the Cambridge University’s Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. He also holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies on the topic of atomically thin semiconductors for ultra-low power electronics. Chhowalla’s research has spanned an extraordinary range of materials and devices, from two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (2D TMDs) for electrochemical applications and electronic devices to graphene oxide, vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, and diamond like carbons. The results have started new fields and are based on understanding properties of phase engineered materials to improve device performance. 

Speaking on his appointment, Chhowalla commented: “I am honored and excited to shape the editorial direction of MRS Energy & Sustainability in the coming years.  MRS is the premier materials society embracing materials for energy and sustainability. I will proactively engage with the community to publish their best original work with us by providing a thorough and rapid review process. The journal will also feature commentary, best practice, and review articles so that the readers can learn about the latest developments in this rapidly advancing field.” 

Todd M. Osman, Executive Director of the Materials Research Society,  stated, “We're excited to welcome Manish Chhowalla as the next Editor-in-Chief of MRS Energy & Sustainability and are confident that he will grow the journal to new levels of excellence, building upon the foundation laid by Shirley Meng. Professor Chhowalla brings a breadth of technical and editorial expertise that will ensure that the journal represents the very best work being done in materials research. We look forward to watching the journal prosper and develop under his leadership. At the same time, we extend our gratitude to Shirley Meng for her vision and efforts to grow the journal over the past six years, leaving it poised for continued success under Professor Chhowalla’s leadership.” 

About MRS Energy & Sustainability
MRS Energy & Sustainability
addresses broad perspectives in energy and sustainability as they relate to the impact of materials research on society.  The journal welcomes reviews, original research articles, commentaries and perspectives.  The journal publishes expert reviews and original research set in an integrated context of scientific, technological and sociological complexities relating to environment and sustainability.  Readership is a broad spectrum of scientists, academics, policy makers and industry professionals, all interested in the interdisciplinary nature of the science, technology and policy aspects of energy and sustainability. Learn more at mrs.org/energy-sustainability.  

For more information about the Materials Research Society visit mrs.org and follow @Materials_MRS. 

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of over 13,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

For more information about the Materials Research Society visit mrs.org and follow @Materials_MRS.