Engineering newsletter July 2011

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Latest 2010 Impact Factor

The latest Impact Factor figures for Elsevier's Mechanical Engineering, Computational Engineering and Aerospace Science, Civil and Structural Engineering and Chemical Engineering journals have just been released, click the links for the latest highlights.

2011 Danckwerts Lecture
27th September 2011, Berlin

Professor Frances H Arnold Professor Frances H Arnold

Chemical Engineering Science, along with the EFCE, AIChE, and IChemE, is pleased to announce the 2011 Danckwerts Lecture will be given by Prof. Frances H. Arnold (Caltech) at the 8th European Congress of Chemical Engineering to be held in Berlin, September 27, 2011





Accepted for Indexing

applied-ergonomicsApplied Ergonomics
Accepted for Indexing in the ‘Psychology, Applied’ category of the Social Sciences Citation Index






Editor Announcements

Professor Alexis T. BellChemical Engineering Science would like to thank Prof. Alexis T. Bell for his 20 years of service to CES, as he steps down as Chairman of the Board on June 30, 2011.







Professor Anton Middelberg
Professor Anton Middelberg, Chairman of the Board
Chemical Engineering Science

CES welcomes Prof. Anton Middelberg as the new Chairman of the Board. Publisher’s note





We would also like to welcome three new Editors who will head up the following journals:

Rock Jeng-Shing Chern, new Editor in Chief for Acta Astronautica
Jochen Petersen, for Hydrometallurgy who started November, 2010
Professor Dr. Ahmed Fauzi Ismail, for Desalination who started in December, 2010
Professor Kamalesh K Sirkar, for Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering who started this January, 2011



get-fileProfessor Kristala L. Jones Prather (MIT) 

The Editors of the Biochemical Engineering Journal, in cooperation with the Biochemical Engineering Conferences Steering Committee, are very pleased to announce the selection of Kristala L. Jones Prather (MIT) as the recipient of the second Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award presented at the Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XVII Conference, June 26, 2011, in Seattle, Washington. This biennial award recognizes outstanding excellence in research and practice contributed to the field of biochemical engineering by a young community member and was presented. >> More



Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics - Awarded under the auspices of IUTAM, founded and sponsored by ElsevierIn recognition of outstanding research in the field of solid mechanics, the second Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics will be awarded at ICTAM 2012 in Beijing. Nominations close 1 September 2011.


New Journal

Current opinion on Chemical EngineeringCurrent Opinion in Chemical Engineering

First issue due in October 2011 for launch at the AIChE meeting October 16-21, 2011, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.




Call for Papers

Computers in Industry
Secure Collaboration in Design and Supply Chain Management
Submission deadline: 1st August, 2011

Special Issue on "Science foundations for sustainable interoperability in future internet based industrial enterprises"
Guest Editors: Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, and Keith Popplewell
Submission deadline: September 1st, 2011

Special Issue on "Decision Support in Intermodal Transport"
Guest Editors: Cathy Macharis, Gerrit K. Janssens, and An Caris;
Submission deadline: November 2011

Special Issue on "Optimizing Enterprise Risk Management in Industry" Guest Editors: Desheng Dash Wu, David L. Olson, and John Birge; Deadline for the full papers: December 30, 2011



Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Special Issue on Micro-Manufacturing Technology
This issue is being produced to honour the many and varied contributions of Professor Trevor Kletz to the field of process safety. Papers are invited on any topic related to the scope of the journal – chemical and process plant safety – and must have been motivated by some aspect of Trevor’s own work over the years.
Manuscripts must be submitted by December 31, 2011

Featured Special Issues

New virtual special issue - Compliments from Catalysis journals

In this issue, we present a special collection of articles nominated by our expansive team of Catalysis Editors, for 2010. The articles presented are those that were chosen by our editors to be impactful to the community, that enhanced the field of Catalysis, and that present an opportunity for future development. Congratulations to all. >> More


MSSP: Celebrating 25 successful years Celebrating 25 successful years!
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

Marking the publication of the 25th volume of MSSP, we are more than half way through the publication of a series of specially commissioned Invited Tutorial articles that we plan to bring together in a ‘virtual’ special issue when the series is completed early in 2012. Subjects already covered include rolling element bearing diagnostics, the Hilbert transform in vibration analysis, and operational modal analysis. The first in the series, on natural computing, is available here.

For an overview of the first 25 years, download Simon Braun’s editorial statement.

Chemical engineering science

Chemical Engineering Science
Microfluidics Engineering

Volume 66, Issue 7, Pages 1327-1522 (1 April 2011)
Edited by Anton Middelberg and Krishna Nigam





Microfluidics or micro-technologies, as it is called sometimes, essentially accomplishes the miniaturization of conventional process devices and enables the integration of reaction and unit operation elements directly with sensors and actuators. The miniaturization of devices achieves small process volume and hold-up, large specific transport rates and high surface-to-volume ratios. >> More

Special Issues Roundup

View a list of all the Special Issues published between April - June 2011