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Enerstay Sustainability: Advancing Semiconductor Technologies and Renewable Materials for a Sustainable, Low-Emission Electronics World

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2024 View: 1 Submit to Special Issue

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Dr. Yuanzhe Li, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland

Dr. Li Yuanzhe is an esteemed academic with a profound background in Materials Science & Engineering, Safety Health and Environmental Technology, and Polymer Science & Engineering. A Ph.D. graduate from Nanyang Technological University, Dr. Yuanzhe's research interests revolve around titanium dioxide coatings and their unique properties. He's also an alumnus of the National University of Singapore and Sichuan University. Beyond academia, Dr. Yuanzhe's career spans roles from a GHG Manager to Safety Consultant in Vanguard International Semiconductor Pte Ltd (Singapore). A prolific researcher, he's authored the book “Environmental Ecology, Energy Consumption, and Carbon Emissions”, has numerous journal publications, and holds pivotal patents. His commendable efforts have earned him several accolades, such as the Outstanding WSH Speech Award and the Ian Ferguson Postgraduate Fellowship. Dr. Yuanzhe's commitment to sustainability and research has significantly impacted both academic and professional circles.


As the digital age continues to evolve, the environmental footprint of the electronics industry becomes increasingly evident. The traditional production and disposal processes of electronic devices pose significant threats to our environment. Addressing these concerns, the integration of renewable materials offers a promising avenue towards redefining electronic sustainability. This special issue focuses on the burgeoning frontier of eco-electronics, emphasizing the union of advanced semiconductor technologies with renewable materials. In an era marked by pressing environmental challenges, the electronics sector emerges as a key player in forging sustainable pathways and curtailing greenhouse gas emissions.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. The Imperative for Sustainable Electronics:
An overview of the environmental challenges posed by conventional electronics, from resource extraction to e-waste, setting the stage for the need for greener solutions.

2. Renewable Materials in Semiconductor Design:
A deep dive into the latest renewable materials being explored in semiconductor fabrication, including organic semiconductors, biodegradable substrates, and more.

3. Carbon Footprint and Electronics:
An analysis of the carbon emissions associated with electronic device lifecycles and how renewable materials can significantly reduce this footprint.

4. Innovations in Green Semiconductor Technologies:
Highlighting breakthroughs in semiconductor technologies that prioritize energy efficiency, reduced emissions, and minimized waste.

5. Case Studies: Successful Integration of Renewable Materials:
Real-world examples of electronics that have successfully integrated renewable materials, showcasing their performance, sustainability metrics, and market reception.

6. Challenges in Adopting Renewable Materials:
A candid discussion on the technical, economic, and logistical challenges in transitioning to renewable materials in semiconductor technologies and potential solutions.

7. The Socio-Economic Impact of Eco-Electronics:
Exploring the broader societal implications of a shift towards sustainable electronics, from job creation in green tech to the potential for bridging the digital divide.

8. Future Outlook:
Predictions and insights into the future of eco-electronics, emphasizing research directions, emerging technologies, and the potential for a holistic sustainable electronic ecosystem.

A reflection on the journey towards sustainable electronics, emphasizing the collective responsibility of researchers, industry stakeholders, policymakers, and consumers in realizing a low-emission, eco-friendly future for the world of electronics.


Eco-Electronics; Semiconductor Technologies; Renewable Materials; Sustainability; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Carbon Footprint Reduction; Organic Semiconductors; Biodegradable Substrates; Energy Efficiency; E-waste Management; Green Tech Innovations; Sustainable Fabrication; Low-Emission Devices; Environmental Impact

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