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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.

BMC Chemical Engineering is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

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.

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, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award. He is currently Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology and a member of the Global Future Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum.

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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


Harriet Manning, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Section Editors

Robert Field, University of Oxford

Ian Donald Gates, University of Calgary

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

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AIChE Annual Meeting (28 Oct-2 Nov 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

IMECE 2018 (9-15 Nov 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

MRS Fall 2018 (25-30 Nov 2018, Boston, Massachusetts)

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