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Justine's paper in Nature Asia Materials!

Justine has raised the bar for our group one more time and at the same time on thanks giving day this is so gratifying to learn about her first authored paper on “'Energy Harvesting from Organic Liquids in Micro-Sized Microbial Fuel Cells” is accepted to Nature Asia Materials. With an impact factor of 9.042, Nature Asia Materials stands out as 12th in the global spectrum of journals focusing on multidisciplinary research. In this paper, we have demonstrated a micro-sized (75 mL) MFC with graphene anode and air cathode fueled by human saliva producing higher current densities (1190 A/m3) than any previous air-cathode micro-sized MFCs and generated 40 times more power than that possible with a carbon cloth anode. We are humbled to receive the review by distinguished reviewer(s), “This manuscript presents an interesting comparative study of various anode materials in a simple structure for microbial fuel cells. The authors show, in particular, that graphene outperforms copper and carbon cloth in this case. Saliva is demonstrated as a useful source of fuel. The reported output powers begin to approach levels that might be useful for advanced, low power circuit designs. Overall, I found the content interesting, and relevant to the emerging field of bio-integrated electronics.”
With this paper, each of our graduating PhD students havscoreded one first authored paper in Nature!!! A remarkable achievement from an infant school like KAUST.
Justine: 1sDecemberbr is your first day to start your professional career as a PhD, 14th is your hooding and nothing can be more exciting to celebrate all these occasions with a Nature paper!
Energy Harvesting from Saliva in Micro-Sized Microbial Fuel Cells by Justine E. Mink, Ramy M. Qaisi, Bruce E. Logan, Muhammad M. Hussain