Celebrate 110 Years of I&ECR

At the Forefront of Chemical Engineering Research Since 1909

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&ECR), originally titled the Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (I&EC), was the third journal launched by the American Chemical Society (ACS), after Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) and The Journal of Physical Chemistry.

The journal was first published in 1909, the same year that:

  • William Howard Taft was sworn in as 27th President of the United States
  • Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch demonstrated their process for nitrogen fixation
  • Søren Peder Lauritz Sørensen introduced the concept of pH
  • Leo Baekeland patented the first thermo-setting plastic, launching the plastics industry

ACS Publications might be biased, but we believe I&ECR’s inaugural 1909 volume to be up there with these historical events!

To celebrate eleven decades of scientific research and communication, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief Phillip E. Savage published an Editorial in January thanking authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. “We very much appreciate the confidence that our global community of authors and readers show in I&EC Research as the journal of choice for their best work in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. Indeed, the esteemed history of I&EC Research demonstrates that it is attuned to the needs of its readers and able to lead and adapt to changes in chemical engineering research,” he wrote.

How is I&ECR planning to celebrate 110 Years?

To kick things off, we encourage you to click the below timeline to download a full-sized copy.

Click image to download.

This timeline takes readers through 110 years, complete with points like “1923 I&EC News Edition is introduced, becomes Chemical & Engineering News magazine (C&EN) in 1943.”

If you are interested in a version of this timeline to hang up in your lab or engineering department, visit us at 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, April 1, 2019, during the ACS Spring National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Join Phillip E. Savage and associate editors at the ACS Publications expo booth for cupcakes and refreshments to celebrate this milestone! Attendees will receive a printed timeline.

Finally, you are encouraged to bookmark this page, as it will be continuously updated with content throughout 2019. Check back for more invited articles highlighting the 110th, and testimonial videos from leaders in the field of chemical engineering!

Invited Articles celebrating the 110th Anniversary of I&ECR:

Lithium Recovery from the Mother Liquor Obtained in the Process of Li2CO3 Production
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (3), pp 1363–1372
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05495
Technoeconomic Perspective on Natural Gas Liquids and Methanol as Potential Feedstocks for Producing Olefins
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (2), pp 963–972
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05277
Insight into the Synthesis Process of an Industrial Ziegler–Natta Catalyst
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (2), pp 886–896
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05296
110th Anniversary: Kinetic Model for Syngas Chemical Looping Combustion Using a Nickel-Based Highly Performing Fluidizable Oxygen Carrier
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05880
110th Anniversary: Marinization of Multiphase Reactors through the Prism of Chemical Engineers
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05695
Kinetics Study of Sulfuric Acid Alkylation of Isobutane and Butene Using a Microstructured Chemical System
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (3), pp 1150–1158
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05924
High performance carbon molecular sieve membranes resistance to aggressive feed stream contaminants
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00899
110th Anniversary: Accurate Modelling of the Simultaneous Absorption of H2S and CO2 in Aqueous Amine Solvents
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00862
110th Anniversary: Commentary: CFD as a Modeling Tool for Fixed Bed Reactors
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06380
Ionic Liquid Promoted CO2 Hydrogenation to Free Formic Acid over Pd/C
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00654
110th Anniversary: Design of Cooling Fluids for Electronic Equipment
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (12), pp 4925–4935
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06378
110th Anniversary: The First Thermodynamic and Kinetic Analysis of Ammonia in Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids Using a Gravimetric Microbalance
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (11), pp 4644–4655
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00274
110th Anniversary: Concurrently Coating and Doping High-Valence Vanadium in Nickel-Rich Lithiated Oxides for High-Rate and Stable Lithium-Ion Batteries
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (10), pp 4108–4115
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06162
110th Anniversary: Fabrication of Inverted Pd@TiO2 Nanostructures for Selective Catalysis
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (10), pp 4032–4041
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05896
110th Anniversary: Polyamide/Metal–Organic Framework Bilayered Thin Film Composite Membranes for the Removal of Pharmaceutical Compounds from Water
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (10), pp 4222–4230
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06017
110th Anniversary: Unleashing the Full Potential of Quinones for High Performance Aqueous Organic Flow Battery
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (10), pp 3994–3999
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06391
110th Anniversary: Distribution Coefficients of Furfural and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural in Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Solvent + Water Systems: Experiments and Perturbed-Chain Statistical Associating Fluid Theory Predictions
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (10), pp 4240–4247
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06234
110th Anniversary: The Missing Link Unearthed: Materials and Process Intensification 
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b01479 
110th Anniversary: Mixed Matrix Membranes with Fillers of Intrinsic Nanopores for Gas Separation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b01568
110th Anniversary: Numerical Simulations of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Vertical Pipe Implementing Population Balance Modeling
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00912 
(list last updated May 1, 2019)

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