Two leading publications in the field of polymer science, ACS Macro Letters and Macromolecules are starting 2018 off with new leadership. Professor Stuart J. Rowan, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters and Professor Marc A. Hillmyer, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of Macromolecules, as of January 1, 2018.
After 17 years of service at the helm of Macromolecules, and 7 years as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters, Timothy Lodge, Ph.D. stepped down on January 1, 2018 from his position as Editor-in-Chief of both journals. ACS Publications thanks Lodge for being instrumental as an editor and leader in the field. Both journals continue to publish high-quality research and have an established impact in the field. Macromolecules gained an Impact Factor of 5.835 this year, while ACS Macro Letters grew to 6.185.
Introducing Stuart J. Rowan for ACS Macro Letters
Professor Rowan served as Deputy Editor of ACS Macro Letters since the journal’s inception in 2011. A fellow of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, recipient of the Herman Mark Scholar Award and the Morley Medal, and Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, he has authored close to 150 papers.
Read Some of Stuart J. Rowan’s Most-Cited ACS Articles:
Understanding the Mechanism of Gelation and Stimuli-Responsive Nature of a Class of Metallo-Supramolecular Gels
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128 (35), pp 11663–11672
Supramolecular Polymerizations and Main-Chain Supramolecular Polymers
Macromolecules, 2009, 42 (18), pp 6823–6835
Polymer Nanocomposites with Nanowhiskers Isolated from Microcrystalline Cellulose
Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10 (4), pp 712–716
A Supramolecular Polymer Based on Tweezer-Type π−π Stacking Interactions: Molecular Design for Healability and Enhanced Toughness
Chem. Mater., 2011, 23 (1), pp 6–8
pH-Responsive Cellulose Nanocrystal Gels and Nanocomposites
ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1 (8), pp 1001–1006
Introducing Marc A. Hillmyer for Macromolecules
Professor Hillmyer has served as an Associate Editor for Macromolecules for more than 10 years. He is currently the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, leads a research group focused on the synthesis and self-assembly of multifunctional polymers, and is director for the Center for Sustainable Polymers at the University of Minnesota, a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation.
Read Some of Marc A. Hillmyer’s Most-Cited ACS Articles:
Nanoporous Membranes Derived from Block Copolymers: From Drug Delivery to Water Filtration
ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (7), pp 3548–3553
Multicompartment Block Polymer Micelles
Macromolecules, 2012, 45 (1), pp 2–19
Templating Nanoporous Polymers with Ordered Block Copolymers
Chem. Mater., 2008, 20 (3), pp 869–890
Morphologies of Multicompartment Micelles Formed by ABC Miktoarm Star Terpolymers
Langmuir, 2006, 22 (22), pp 9409–9417
Solvent Vapor Annealing of Block Polymer Thin Films
Macromolecules, 2013, 46 (14), pp 5399–5415
We hope you will join us in congratulating Professors Rowan and Hillmyer on their appointments.