AIChE Journal Highlight: New Directions in Chemical Engineering Research Appear in the Inaugural Futures Issue


The August issue of the AIChE Journal is its inaugural “Futures” issue. In the interest of keeping the Journal aligned with the latest developments in chemical engineering research, early career researchers were invited to contribute their pioneering works. Mike Harold, Editor-in-Chief of the AIChE Journal, sought the input of the editorial team and consulting editorial board to identify contributors. The only criterion was that the prospective author be no more than seven years removed from his or her initial appointment as an academic, industrial, or national lab researcher.

The intent is to publish the Futures issue annually. In addition, several of the authors will have an opportunity to present their research during a special session at the AIChE Annual Meeting (Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA).

The Futures issue parallels the annual Founders issue, which honors an eminent chemical engineering scholar through a collection of contributions from colleagues, former students, and collaborators. While the Founders issue celebrates the scholarly legacies of the greats from our profession, the Futures issue recognizes the scholarly potential of emerging scholars. “I am hopeful and expect that a future Amundson, Bird, Prausnitz,...

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