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First articles published!

We are pleased to announce that BMC Chemical Engineering has launched with its first published articles. The Editors outline the journal's aims and scope in detail in this Editorial that accompanies the launch.

Editorial Board Insights: Professor Ana Barbosa-Póvoa

Professor Ana Barbosa-Póvoa, Editorial Advisor for BMC Chemical Engineering, gives her thoughts on sustainable process supply chains and their challenges for the future.

Call for papers: 2D-material membranes for gas and liquid separations

Membrane technology has dramatically advanced over the past 50 years by combining advances in materials with innovative module design and an increasingly deeper understanding of the associated transport phenomena. More recently two-dimensional (2D)-material nano-porous membranes, typically represented by graphene and its derivatives, have attracted vast interest and are generally believed to have great potential.

Call for papers: CO2 transformation to produce value-added products

The conversion of CO2 to value-added products is essential to complete a carbon cycle; from hydrocarbons to CO2 then back to carbon-containing chemicals. However, CO2 conversion requires massive energy input because CO2 is thermodynamically very stable. The high social demand for CO2 reduction makes this challenging CO2 transformation a timely and attractive theme. 

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About the Chair

Dr.-Sang-Yup-Lee-KAISTDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents. Read more here.

Aims and scope

BMC Chemical Engineering is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers all articles in the field of chemical engineering, including research on fundamental concepts, new developments and the application of chemical engineering principles to a broad range of industries. It provides an inclusive platform for the dissemination and discussion of chemical engineering research to aid the advancement of chemical, biological and materials processing.

  • Process design, optimization and intensification
  • Reaction engineering and catalysis
  • Transport phenomena
  • Separation and purification processes
  • Plant design, management and control
  • Sustainable chemical and biochemical processes

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Lingling Tian, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Section Editors

Robert Field, University of Oxford

Rafiqul Gani, PSE for SPEED

Adam Lee, RMIT University, Australia

Hyunjoo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Jay H. Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Gongping Liu, Nanjing Tech University

A message from the Editor

BMC Chemical Engineering launches alongside BMC Biomedical Engineering and marks an expansion of the BMC Series beyond biology and medicine fields. Editor Harriet Manning discusses why BMC made the decision to expand into chemical engineering and explains what BMC has to offer the community. Read more here.

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Interview with Dr Sang Yup Lee

Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee, Chair of the BMC Chemical Engineering Advisory Board, discusses the importance of publishing in scientific journals in this AIChE interview.

More BMC Series journals in the physical sciences and engineering

The BMC Series is continuing to expand into the physical sciences and engineering disciplines. Find out more about this exciting new direction for the portfolio and related titles here

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