Micheal Domach Appointed Associate Editor of Biotechnology Progress; Will Succeed to Editorship

June 1, 2010

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has named Michael Domach, professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, associate editor of Biotechnology Progress, a journal published on its behalf by Wiley-Blackwell. Domach will succeed to the editorship after a period of transition with Jerome Schultz, chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside, who has edited Biotechnology Progress since 1989.


In announcing the appointment, AIChE Executive Director June Wispelwey, thanked Schultz for his distinguished service, and cited Domach’s experience as a program director with the National Science Foundation, as the former head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, and as an author. She believes this background “equips Mike Domach to build on Jerry Schultz’s strengths and legacy, and bring the journal even greater visibility with new audiences and new researchers.” Wispelwey thanked Mark Stadtherr of the University of Notre Dame, who chairs the Institute’s Publication Committee, and Michael Shuler of Cornell University, who chaired the Search Committee, for their service in the editorial selection.


Biotechnology Progress, founded by AIChE in 1984, is also the official journal of the Society for Biological Engineering. It features research reports, reviews, and descriptions of new developments in the design of new processes, products, and devices for the biotechnology and bioprocess industries. Among the fields covered are cellular physiology and metabolic engineering, biocatalysts and bioreactor design, bioseparations and downstream processing, cell culture and tissue engineering, biosensors and process control, bioinformatics and systems biology, biomaterials and artificial organs, stem cell biology and genetics, and plant biology and food science. For more information, visit www. biotechprog.com.

About SBE:

Established in 2004, the Society for Biological Engineering is a technological community for engineers and applied scientists integrating biology with engineering. Members of SBE come from a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines and share in SBE’s mission of realizing the benefits of bioprocessing, biomedical and biomolecular applications. More information is available at http://bio.aiche.org.

About Wiley:

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meeting their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories. Its core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials and online applications and web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. More information is available at www.wiley.com.

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About AIChE:

AIChE is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.