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.

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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

(list last updated Feb 13, 2019)

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