Stefanie Dehnen to lead Inorganic Chemistry as editor in chief

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2022 – The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has appointed Stefanie Dehnen, of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, as editor in chief of Inorganic Chemistry. Dehnen became a member of ACS in 2006 and has published more than 55 research articles in ACS journals. She previously served as associate editor of Inorganic Chemistry from 2018 to 2022 and was a member of the editorial advisory board for the journal from 2017 to 2018.

Inorganic Chemistry has always played a key role in my scientific life,” Dehnen says. “My first publication in Inorganic Chemistry in 2004 was the beginning of a close interaction with the journal, and it has become the home of some of my group’s most important work.”

Dehnen received her doctoral degree in chemistry from KIT in 1996. Her research focuses on inorganic and organoelement cluster syntheses, characterization by X-ray diffraction/spectroscopy/mass spectrometry, in situ analysis of cluster formation mechanisms and molecular quantum chemistry.

In 2020 she was recognized by the German Chemical Society, receiving its Alfred-Stock Memorial Award. In 2018  Philipps University of Marburg gave her the Promotion of Women in Science award. In 2022 she won a Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation and an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.

At KIT, Dehnen is executive director of the Institute of Nanotechnology, where she teaches information-based materials design and nanoscience. Dehnen is also executive director at Chemikum Marburg. She is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the European Academy of Sciences. 

“It is a special honor for me to lead this journal,” she says. “Thanks to a great and very dedicated team of associate editors with wide expertise and previous Editor-in-Chief Bill Tolman, Inorganic Chemistry is currently experiencing a steep upward trajectory in submissions and published articles with an ever-broader scope from a more diverse set of authors, and my vision is to help ensure that this trend continues. We will provide our authors with the platform they need and desire to rapidly publish their cutting-edge results in all aspects of science that touch on inorganic chemistry.”

A weekly, peer-reviewed journal, Inorganic Chemistry publishes fundamental studies, both experimental and theoretical, on all topics of inorganic chemistry from across the periodic table, including but not limited to coordination chemistry, main-group chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, solid-state/materials/nanoscale chemistry, energy and photochemistry, catalysis and theory/computation.

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