Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Biocatalysis, enzymes, enzyme catalysis
  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Organocatalysis, catalysis in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Catalytic materials
  • Computational catalysis
  • Kinetics of catalytic reactions

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.


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Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Special Issue

Design and Development of Perovskite Materials for Energy Conversion Devices

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Wei Wang, PhD, Professor

State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China

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Research Interests: Solid oxide fuel cells; Perovskite solar cells; Electrocatalysis; Photocatalysis; Dye-sensitized solar cells; Energy conversion technologies

Simone Mascotto, PhD, Assistant professor

Institut für Anorganische und Angewandte Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

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Research Interests: Nanostructured ceramics; Regenerating supported metal catalysts; Electric-field-assisted treatment of ceramics; Small-angle scattering investigations of nanomaterials

Bin Lin, PhD, Professor

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, People's Republic of China

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Research Interests: Renewable Energy Materials

About This Topic

Perovskite materials are one of the most important class of energy materials due to their ease in incorporating point defects, environmentally friendly character, high structural flexibility, and high thermochemical stability. Although they cover since decades a pivotal role in energy conversion devices, there has been recently a significant increase of interest into these systems. The development of novel design strategies, nanostructured systems and defect engineering approaches enabled fine adjustment of the electronic and ionic transport properties of these materials leading to a widespread commercialization of energy conversion devices. To display the innovations and progresses on the perovskite materials for energy conversion devices in the recent years, promoting their application and commercialization, we here propose a special issue to collect the latest research works and reviews about the advances in perovskite energy materials.

We call for all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, (mini) reviews, perspectives, and brief research reports in the areas of perovskite energy materials, including but not limited to the following themes:

1. Perovskite materials for fuel cells;
2. Perovskite materials for solar cells;
3. Perovskite materials for electrolysis cells;
4. Perovskite materials for thermoelectric conversion devices;
5. Other types of perovskite energy conversion materials;
6. Characterization and characterization technologies;
7. Electrochemical mechanism exploration and understanding.


Open Access Review

Perovskite Solar Cells: Assessment of the Materials, Efficiency, and Stability

Received: 14 August 2022;  Published: 14 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204033


Solar cells based on organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites are popular in the photovoltaic community due to their high efficiency, low cost, and solution processability. Understanding the fundamentals of metal halide perovskite and its interfaces is extremely important for achieving high-quality materials and developing efficient devices [...]
Open Access Review

Recent Advances in the Application of Perovskite Catalysts in the Dry Reforming of Methane

Received: 29 January 2022;  Published: 26 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2202012


The use of the dry reforming of methane (DRM) to convert the two principal greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide, to syngas (a mixture of H2 and CO) has attracted increasing attention in recent years. However, the DRM reaction suffers from the twin disadvantages of carbon deposition and sintering, [...]