Call for papers

  • Special Issue on Solar Thermal Energy Conversion and Utilization

Guest Editors:

Professor Peng Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor Jia Zhu, Nanjing University

  • Special Issue on Mechanics of Energy Storage

Guest Editors:

Professor Yuan Yang, Columbia University

Professor Ju Li, MIT


EcoMat is an open access journal bringing together interdisciplinary research on cutting-edge functional materials for green energy and environment.

Why publish in EcoMat?

Your work on green energy and environment will be open for access to a wide interdisciplinary audience.

  • Easy to use templates help you prepare your manuscript.
  • Fast publication times; your work will be online just 19 days from acceptance.
  • Quality assured with peer review managed by academic editors.
  • You could impact the progress of eco-friendly and sustainable energy and steer future policies.


Zijian Zheng

Porf. Zijian Zheng is currently Full Professor at the Institute of Textile and Clothing (ITC) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests are surface and polymer science, nanolithography, flexible and wearable materials and devices. He received his B. Eng. In Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2003, and PhD in Chemistry at University of Cambridge in 2007 (Supervisor: Prof. Wilhelm T.S. Huck). In 2008, he worked as postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Chad A. Mirkin at Northwestern University. He joined ITC as Assistant Professor in 2009 and was promoted to tenured Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2017. He has published >90 papers in high-impact international scientific journals including Science, Nature Commun., Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. He also files 16 patents and is recipient of more than 10 academic awards. He serves as Guest Editor for Advanced Materials and Small. He is elected as Founding Member of The Young Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong.