AIChE Journal

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Edited By: Michael P. Harold

Impact Factor: 2.581

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 25/133 (Engineering Chemical)

Online ISSN: 1547-5905

Associated Title(s): Biotechnology Progress, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Process Safety Progress

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2013 Impact Factor:
AIChE Journal is pleased to announce its 2013 Impact Factor has increased to 2.581!

2014 Release of Journal Citation Reports®
Source: Thomson Reuters 2013 Citation Data

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Issue Highlights

In the July issue Professor Michael Tsapatis presents his perspective on emerging developments in “two dimensional zeolites”. Novel synthesis methods are described that result in structured nanocrystalline films with pore size on the order of small molecules yet extremely short diffusion lengths. This fascinating class materials that hold potential as membranes that have unparalleled permselectivity at temperatures unachievable with polymeric membranes. Other applications include catalysts and adsorbents.

NEW - AIChE Letters
The AIChE Journal now publishes “AIChE Letters”. These letters report on high impact findings that can be communicated in an abbreviated manuscript.

Read the first published AIChE Letter:
Graphene and other carbon sorbents for selective adsorption of thiophene from liquid fuel
Lifeng Wang, Ralph T. Yang, Chia-Liang Sun

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Issue Spotlight

The April issue is the second Founders Tribute, which recognizes Professor R. Byron Bird, a modern renaissance man, a superb educator, intellectual leader, and scholar. Professor Bird, who is currently an Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a renowned expert in polymer rheology and fluid mechanics spanning the molecular to process scales. Bird had contributed enormously to chemical engineering science, with particular emphasis in fluid dynamics, transport phenomena, kinetic theory of polymers, and the rheology of polymeric liquids. He is also co-author of “Transport Phenomena” with his colleagues Professors W. Stewart and E. Lightfoot. This book helped to usher in the chemical engineering science era with its focus on the microscopic origins of momentum, mass, and heat transport, laying the foundations of multi-scale modeling. The issue starts off with a retrospective on Professor Bird’s contributions, authored Professor Bob Armstrong (MIT). This rest of the tribute contains contributions from Bird’s former colleagues, students, academic offspring, collaborators, and other distinguished scholars. The issue conveys the respect and admiration of Professor Bird’s scholarly impressions on the chemical engineering profession.