Energy Storage Materials Taps Balke for Associate Editor

Nina Balke

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Professor Nina Balke has graciously accepted a one-year appointment to join the Energy Storage Materials team as an Associate Editor. Dr. Balke is an Associate Professor for MSE and the Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility. Her primary research interest focuses on the nanoscale functionality of energy materials where she looks at important processes relevant for energy storage. This includes the study of electromechanical, mechanical and transport phenomena in inorganic materials and across fluid-solid interfaces. Some of her most recent research investigates the 3D structure of electric double layers for ionic liquids as well as the electro-chemo-mechanical coupling in supercapacitors and battery materials to develop mechanical analogs of current-based characterization techniques which can be applied on local scales to investigate heterogeneities of electrochemical reactions and ion transport. Her background makes her a well-suited candidate for the role of Associate Editor.

Professor Balke joins an international team of editors from across the globe. She is one out of two editors representing the United States and the only one representing the state of North Carolina. 

About Energy Storage Materials Journal

Energy Storage Materials is an international multidisciplinary journal for communicating scientific and technological advances in the field of materials and their devices for advanced energy storage and relevant energy conversion (such as in metal-O2 batteries). It publishes comprehensive research articles, as well as topical feature articles/reviews by leading experts in the field.

Energy Storage Materials reports significant new findings related to synthesis, fabrication, structure, properties, performance, and technological application, in addition to the strategies and policies of energy storage materials and their devices for sustainable energy and development. The journal has an impact factor of 20.8, which means papers with high scientific and technological merit that impart important new knowledge and are of high interest to the international community will be published. 

If your research fits the scope of Energy Storage Materials, consider submitting your original work to this prestigious journal.