FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 27, 2020

American Chemical Society names Wonyong Choi editor-in-chief of the new journal ACS ES&T Engineering

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to announce Wonyong Choi, Ph.D., of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the journal ACS ES&T Engineering.

Choi is head of the division of environmental science & engineering at POSTECH in Korea. He earned a B.S. in chemical technology from Seoul National University, an M.S. in chemistry from POSTECH and a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. His research areas are focused on semiconductor-based photoelectrochemical systems and environmental chemical processes to address various aspects of environmental and energy-related issues. Choi has previously served as an editor for the Journal of Hazardous Materials from 2008 to 2017 and as an associate editor for Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) since 2017.

ACS ES&T Engineering will have a global focus and an international reach, serving the broad scientific community working in this important field,” says Choi. “I am excited to shape this journal into a vital source for research on environmental technology and engineering, and I look forward to working with the editors across the ES&T family of journals to advance the mission and impact of environmental science.

“The environmental technology and engineering field is highly interdisciplinary and rapidly expanding and merging with other disciplines beyond the ‘traditional’ environmental engineering area. I want ACS ES&T Engineering to serve as an international forum for innovative material-, technology-, process-, data analytic- and systems-based solutions which manage, protect and remediate our dynamic environment and support decision-making within complex engineered systems. The journal will be a focal point for novel and innovative engineering advances addressing important environmental challenges,” Choi continued.

ACS ES&T Engineering will build on the strength of its parent journal, ES&T, the most-cited journal in its field. ACS ES&T Engineering will begin to accept submissions this spring.

“We founded ACS ES&T Engineering in order to respond to the growing scientific attention and public interest in the challenges facing our planet,” says James Milne, Ph.D., president, ACS Publications Division. “I am confident Professor Wonyong Choi will establish this journal at the very forefront of the latest advances in environmental engineering research and technological innovation, and as a title the community will truly aspire to read and publish in.”

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a specialist in scientific information solutions (including SciFinder® and STN®), its CAS division powers global research, discovery and innovation. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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