Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is delighted to announce the 2020 Class of Influential Researchers. The global team of editors and editorial advisory board members identified this class of influential, early career researchers (those with 10 or so years in their independent research career) on the basis of the quality and impact of their research. […]

This Virtual Special Issue comprises a commentary, reviews, and original research articles invited from this talented group of early-career scientists and engineers. I&EC Research is pleased to showcase these 15 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 2020 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.

Ana Alba-Rubio

Dual-Function Materials for CO2 Capture and Conversion: A Review

Ravichandar Babarao

Heterometallic Metal Organic Frameworks for Air Separation: A Computational Study

Chu-Chen Chueh

Structure–Mobility Relationship of Benzodithiophene-Based Conjugated Polymers with Varied Biaxially Extended Conjugated Side Chains

Xiaolei Fan

Integration of Membrane Separation with Nonthermal Plasma Catalysis: A Proof-of-Concept for CO2 Capture and Utilization

Geoffrey Geise

Connecting the Ion Separation Factor to the Sorption and Diffusion Selectivity of Ion Exchange Membranes

Adam Holewinski

Accelerating Electro-Oxidation Turnover Rates via Potential-Modulated Stimulation of Electrocatalytic Activity

Shouying Huang

Improved Catalytic Performance in Dimethyl Ether Carbonylation over Hierarchical Mordenite by Enhancing Mass Transfer

Ana Pereiro

Absorption of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases in Deep Eutectic Solvents

Haritz Sardón

Synthesis and Characterization of Fully Biobased Copolyether Polyols

Michael Sokolov

Decision Making and Risk Management in Biopharmaceutical Engineering—Opportunities in the Age of Covid-19 and Digitalization

Maureen Tang

Chemical Compatibility of Battery Electrolytes with Rapid Prototyping Materials and Adhesives

Xing Yang

Tuning the Pore Structure of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Membrane for Efficient Oil/Water Separation: A Novel Vapor-Induced Phase Separation Method Based on a Lower Critical Solution Temperature System

Yuan Yao

Development of Adversarial Transfer Learning Soft Sensor for Multigrade Processes

Huacheng Zhang

Zirconium Metal–Organic Framework Materials for Efficient Ion Adsorption and Sieving

Runnan Zhang

Metal–Organic Framework-Intercalated Graphene Oxide Membranes for Highly Efficient Oil/Water Separation

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