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Meet I&EC Research’s 2021 Class of Influential Researchers

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is delighted to announce the 2021 Class of Influential Researchers. These talented researchers, who are in the first 10 years or so of their independent careers, were identified through an open call for nominations, with a focus on researchers in the Americas. The nominations were then reviewed by our global team of editors and advisory board members and selected based on the quality and impact of their research.

This Virtual Special Issue comprises reviews and original research articles invited from this talented group of early-career scientists and engineers. I&EC Research is pleased to showcase these 36 authors and their work. The Influential Researchers are listed below, in alphabetical order by last name, along with their associated research articles.

I&EC Research has been at the forefront of chemical engineering research since 1909, and we continue today as the largest and most-cited general chemical engineering research journal in the world. We congratulate this 2021 Class of Influential Researchers for being at the forefront today, and we are pleased to highlight their work,” says Phillip E. Savage, Editor-in-Chief, in the Editorial. In parallel with this publication, the 2022 call for nominations to the next Class of Influential Researchers opens for early career researchers located in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Milad Abolhasani

Continuous Ligand-Free Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions in a Cartridge Flow Reactor Using a Gel-Supported Catalyst

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 26, 9418–9428
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01531

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Moises Bastos-Neto

LTA Zeolite Characterization Based on Pore Type Distribution

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2022, 61, 5, 2268–2279
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c04897
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Bryan S. Beckingham

Fabrication and Characterization of Cross-Linked Phenyl-Acrylate-Based Ion Exchange Membranes and Performance in a Direct Urea Fuel Cell

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 41, 14856–14867
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02798
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Sidi A. Bencherif

Avian Egg: A Multifaceted Biomaterial for Tissue Engineering

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 48, 17348-17364
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03085

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Saad Bhamla

Frugal Science Powered by Curiosity

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 44, 15874–15884
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02868
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Jesse Q. Bond

Kinetic and Mechanistic Analysis of the Hydrodeoxygenation of Propanoic Acid on Pt/SiO2

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 45, 16171–16187
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03032
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Marco Caricato

Predicted Properties of Active Catalyst Sites on Amorphous Silica: Impact of Silica Preoptimization Protocol

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 35, 12834–12846
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01849
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Nick J. Carroll

DNA Binding by an Intrinsically Disordered Elastin-like Polypeptide for Assembly of Phase Separated Nucleoprotein Coacervates

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 48, 17408-17416
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02823
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Nagu Daraboina

Particulate Deposition Modeling for Predicting Paraffin Thickness in Flowlines: Application of Data Analytics for Model Parameters

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 43, 15793–15804
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02740
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Brandon J. DeKosky

Optimized Production of Fc Fusion Proteins by Sortase Enzymatic Ligation

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 47, 16839-16853
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02842
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Eno E. Ebong

Regeneration and Assessment of the Endothelial Glycocalyx To Address Cardiovascular Disease

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 48, 17328-17347
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03074
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Ashlee N. Ford Versypt

Mathematical Modeling of the Gut–Bone Axis and Implications of Butyrate Treatment on Osteoimmunology

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02949
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Michele Galizia

Evidence for Size-Sieving Driven Vapor Sorption and Diffusion in a Glassy Polybenzoxazole Exhibiting Configurational Free Volume

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 36, 13326–13337
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02660
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Jean Marcel R. Gallo

Isomerization and Epimerization of Glucose Catalyzed by Sn-Containing Mesoporous Silica

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 35, 12821–12833
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01781
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Gaurav Giri

Meniscus Guided Coating and Evaporative Crystallization of UiO-66 Metal Organic Framework Thin Films

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 48, 17585-17595
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03969
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Daniel T. Hallinan Jr.

Polymer Blend Electrolytes for Batteries and Beyond

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 48, 17303-17327
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02938
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Seok Hoon Hong

Establishing Efficient Bisphenol A Degradation by Engineering Shewanella oneidensis

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 47, 16864-16873
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03324
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Gyoung G. Jang

Corrosion Prevention of Additively Manufactured Aluminum Packing Devices Developed for Process Intensification of CO2 Capture by Aqueous Amines

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 47, 1736-17044
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03069
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Ayman M. Karim

Kinetic Synergy between Supported Ir Single Atoms and Nanoparticles during CO Oxidation Light-Off

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 44, 15960–15971
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02806
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Melissa D. Krebs

Photoinduced Gelatin-Methacrylate Scaffolds to Examine the Impact of Extracellular Environment on Trabecular Meshwork Cells

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 48, 17417-17428
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02828
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Li-Chiang Lin

In Silico Screening of Zeolites for the Highly Selective Adsorption of Central C–C Bonds toward More Effective Alkane Cracking

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 42, 15174–15183
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03213
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Jian Liu

Understanding the Adsorption of Noble Gases in Metal–Organic Frameworks Using Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 45, 16469–16477
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03255
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Emily B. Pentzer

Capsules of the Poly(α-olefin) PAO432 for Removal of BTEX Contaminants from Water

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 40, 14455–14463
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02819
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William A. Phillip

Staged Diafiltration Cascades Provide Opportunities to Execute Highly Selective Separations

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 43, 15706–15719
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02984
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Toufiq Reza

Pretreatment of Biomass by Selected Type-III Deep Eutectic Solvents and Evaluation of the Pretreatment Effects on Hydrothermal Carbonization

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 43, 15479–15491
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03068
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Fateme Rezaei

Assessment of CO2/CH4 Separation Performance of 3D-Printed Carbon Monoliths in Pressure Swing Adsorption

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 45, 16445–16456
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01741
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Jessica D. Schiffman

Optimizing the Packing Density and Chemistry of Cellulose Nanofilters for High-Efficiency Particulate Removal

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 43, 15720–15729
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03051
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Marc Singer

Improvement to Water Speciation and FeCO3 Precipitation Kinetics in CO2 Environments: Updates in NaCl Concentrated Solutions

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 47, 17026-17035
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02957
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Seyed Mohammad Taghavi

Efficient Displacement of Fluids Using a Viscous Shear-Thinning Spacer

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 28, 10376–10392
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01690
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Joshua A. Thompson

Rate-Based Absorption Modeling for Postcombustion CO2 Capture with Additively Manufactured Structured Packing

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 41, 14845–14855
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02756
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Jesús M. Velázquez

Charge Transport Dynamics in Microwave Synthesized One-Dimensional Molybdenum Chalcogenides

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 45, 16153–16161
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02825
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Bin Wang

First-Principles Study of Interaction between Molecules and Lewis Acid Zeolites Manipulated by Injection of Energized Charge Carriers

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 39, 14124–14133

DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02808
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Richard H. West

Extensive High-Accuracy Thermochemistry and Group Additivity Values for Halocarbon Combustion Modeling

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 43, 15492–15501
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03076
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Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

Interplay between Morphology and Electronic Structure in Emergent Organic and π-d Conjugated Organometal Thin Film Materials

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 43, 15365–15379
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03077
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Di Wu

Formation Energetics and Guest—Host Interactions of Molybdenum Carbide Confined in Zeolite Y

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 38, 13991–14003
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02822
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Dan Xie

Rational Design and Targeted Synthesis of Small-Pore Zeolites with the Assistance of Molecular Modeling, Structural Analysis, and Synthetic Chemistry

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 43, 15403–15415
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02878
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Huiyuan Zhu

Powering the Remediation of the Nitrogen Cycle: Progress and Perspectives of Electrochemical Nitrate Reduction

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 41, 14635–14650
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03072

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