The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is delighted to announce the selection of Professor Michael Baldea, of the University of Texas at Austin, USA, as Editor-in-Chief of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, a journal that has been at the forefront of chemical engineering research since its first publication in 1909 (as Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry).
Professor Baldea will be taking on this role at the beginning of 2024 following the departure of current Editor-in-Chief Phillip E. Savage, who has led the journal to global success and influence since 2014. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is the largest and most influential source of trusted industrial and academic research in the broad fields of applied chemistry and chemical and biomolecular/biochemical engineering.
“Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research has an impressive history and a strong reputation, boosted by an excellent editorial team and a superior author experience,” said Professor Baldea. “The journal is in an excellent position to attract important contributions describing fundamental and applied research that addresses the daunting challenges facing the world, and to continue increasing its impact."
He has served as Executive Editor for Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research since July 2021 and as Associate Editor since January 2021. He also served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal from 2018 to 2020 and was recognized as a member of the journal’s 2017 Class of Influential Researchers. His research expertise is in multi-scale modeling, simulation, optimization and control of nonlinear systems, with applications in process and energy systems engineering, with current research focusing on integrated process and material design, process electrification, advanced manufacturing, and supply chain optimization.
"We’re delighted to have Professor Baldea as the next Editor-in-Chief of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research with his stellar record of leadership at the journal as its Executive Editor,” said ACS Publications Senior Vice President and Chief Publishing Officer Sarah Tegen, Ph.D. “This key and influential journal has an impressive century-long record of excellence and transformation that we’re excited to continue supporting as Professor Baldea and his team continue to find the best ways to serve the scientific community.”
Baldea is the Henry Beckman Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and a core faculty member in the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He earned his Diploma in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science in Interface Process Engineering from Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.
Professor Baldea has been recognized with numerous awards throughout his research career, including the AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology in 2019; the NSF CAREER Award for 2015 – 2020; and Outstanding Young Researcher award from the Computing and Systems Technology Division of the AIChE in 2017.
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