FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 05, 2013

Phillip E. Savage, Ph.D., named new Editor-in-Chief of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces that Phillip E. Savage, Ph.D., will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief for Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC Research), effective Jan. 1, 2014. Savage, who currently serves as Associate Editor for the journal, is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan.

Savage will succeed Editor-in-Chief Donald Paul, who has served in this position since 1986 and will retire from the journal at the end of 2013. Paul is the Ernest Cockrell Senior Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.

A 2012 ACS Fellow, Savage holds a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, both in chemical engineering. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor in 1986. “My vision for I&EC Research is to see it become the undisputed, No. 1, general-interest chemical engineering/applied chemistry journal in the world,” says Savage.

“We are delighted to welcome Phil Savage as the new Editor-in-Chief of I&EC Research. His impressive vision for the journal, as well as his vast experience and many diverse achievements in chemical engineering, make him an excellent choice to succeed Don Paul,” said Susan King, Senior Vice President of the Journals Publishing Group at ACS. “I would also like to offer my sincerest thanks to Dr. Paul for over a quarter-century dedicated to serving the industrial and engineering chemistry community and for helping to position I&EC Research among the foremost journals in its field.”

“I am delighted to have Phil Savage succeed me as Editor-in-Chief of I&EC Research,” said Paul. “Phil has extensive editorial experience, including being a recent addition to our editorial team. He is a very active researcher with interests encompassing broad aspects of chemical engineering and applied chemistry that position him well for bringing fresh ideas and leadership to this rapidly growing journal.”

I&EC Research has been published since 1909 with variations in title and format. The journal publishes industrial and academic research in the broad fields of applied chemistry and chemical engineering with special focus on fundamentals, processes and products. The No. 1 cited journal in chemical engineering, I&EC Research received an Impact Factor of 2.206 with 38,417 total citations in the 2013 release of the Journal Citations Reports® from Thomson Reuters.

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