AIChE Journal

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Edited By: Michael P. Harold

Impact Factor: 2.493

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 24/133 (Engineering Chemical)

Online ISSN: 1547-5905

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

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2012 Impact Factor:
AIChE Journal is pleased to announce its 2012 Impact Factor has increased to 2.493!

2013 Release of Journal Citation Reports®
Source: Thomson Reuters 2012 Citation Data

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Issue Highlights

In the March 2014 issue, Dr. Jeff Siirola who holds faculty positions at CMU and Purdue and is formerly of Eastman Chemical Company, provides an insightful assessment of the potentially far-reaching impact of shale gas on the chemical industry. Siirola points out that in addition to the cost advantage of lower-priced natural gas for electric power generation, shale gas affords a lower price ethane and propane, which serve as feedstocks for ethylene, propylene and the many derivatives that follow. The result is a boon for chemical manufacturing in the U.S. with established processes. A further advantage may be seen with new technologies such as methane conversion to chemicals.

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

Learn more about AIChE Letters

Issue Spotlight

The September issue is the inaugural Founders Tribute. In 2011 the AIChE Board of Directors approved “…the ability to authorize issues or sections that honor distinguished chemical engineers for their contributions to the profession.” We selected the late Professor Neal R. Amundson, “The Chief”, as the first honoree. Professor Amundson made an indelible mark on the field of chemical engineering. This inaugural Founders Tribute acknowledges his many contributions as a scholar, educator, and academic leader. The issue starts off with an excellent overview on Professor Amundson’s contributions, authored by Professor Doraiswami Ramkrishna (Purdue). This rest of the tribute contains contributions from Amundson’s former colleagues, students, academic offspring, collaborators, and other distinguished member of the chemical engineering profession. The breadth of these contributions underscores the Amundson’s remarkable legacy.