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The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is proud to announce the launch of ACS Sustainable Resource Management, which will be led by Deputy Editor Professor Michael Tam, Ph.D., as the journal publishes original research describing the science and practice in the sustainable use of natural and waste resources.

ACS Publications is also pleased to announce that Professor Peter Licence, Ph.D., will be the new Editor-in-Chief of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, starting this July, as the journal continues to address challenges of sustainability in the chemical enterprise and advance principles of green chemistry and green engineering.

"Professor Peter Licence’s expertise and vision as Editor-in-Chief will drive ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering to new frontiers in sustainable research,” said ACS Publications President James Milne, Ph.D. “Additionally, we are excited for Deputy Editor Michael Tam’s crucial leadership of ACS Sustainable Resource Management as this new journal strengthens our portfolio. Together, as the ACS Sustainable family expands, these journals will catalyze sustainable solutions for a brighter future."

ACS Sustainable Resource Management will report advances and promote discussion among various stakeholders—including academic scientists, industrial practitioners, and government agencies and regulators—that together help in the implementation of strategies to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“I am excited for the launch of ACS Sustainable Resource Management, a sibling journal of the successful ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, which started accepting manuscripts 10 years ago,” said Professor Tam. “As Deputy Editor of this new journal, we look forward to receiving your outstanding and high-impact research in the field of sustainable resource management.”

Professor Tam and Professor Licence will work closely together as the leaders of these two journals dedicated to ACS Publications’ growing focus on sustainability in the chemical sciences.

“The launch of ACS Sustainable Resource Management defines an exciting stage in the development of a family of ‘ACS Sustainable’ journals, to provide thought leadership and celebrate progress towards the delivery of sustainable developments which span the molecular sciences,” said Professor Licence.

“As may be expected, and certainly in keeping with the creation of any new family, our editorial team is excited, eager, and focused on providing stability, energy, and opportunity to our new family member. We all look forward to supporting Professor Tam as he defines the scope and vision for our new journal.”

The new journal will begin accepting submissions on July 12, 2023, and will publish its first issue in January of 2024. Learn more about ACS Sustainable Resource Management and ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

About the Editors

Headshot of Professor Michael Tam, Ph.D.
Professor Michael Tam, Ph.D.

Professor Tam is Professor and University Research Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He obtained his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Monash University, Australia. He served as an Associate Editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering from 2015 to 2023 and holds the position of University Research Chair in the field of functional colloids and sustainable nanomaterials.

Headshot of Professor Peter Licence, Ph.D.
Professor Peter Licence, Ph.D.

Professor Licence is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, UK. He obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Bangor University, UK. He is also the inaugural director of the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, a globally unique £25M multi-disciplinary research institute that is designed to radically reduce the environmental impact of carrying out chemistry in every sense.


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