ACS Publications recently launched ACS Sustainable Resource Management, an interdisciplinary journal publishing original research describing the science and practice in the sustainable use of natural and waste resources.

The journal is led by Deputy Editor Professor Michael Tam, Ph.D. He will work closely alongside Editor-in-Chief Professor Peter Licence, Ph.D. (who also manages sibling publication ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering) to help grow ACS Sustainable Resource Management in its inaugural year and further strengthen the ACS Publications Sustainability journal family.

We recently caught up with Prof. Tam and Prof. Licence to learn more about their backgrounds, what inspires their research, and their hopes for the future of ACS Sustainable Resource Management.

Professor Michael Tam, Deputy Editor, ACS Sustainable Resource Management

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Prof. Michael Tam

Prof. Tam is a 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.


Professor Peter Licence, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sustainable Resource Management

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Prof. Peter Licence

Prof. 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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