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ACS Launching New Journal on Catalysis

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is launching a new journal—ACS Catalysis— in January 2011. The journal will be dedicated to publishing original research on and at the interfaces of heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis. Application coverage of ACS Catalysis will include life sciences, drug discovery and development, household products, polymer discovery and production, environmental protection and energy and fuels.

The ACS Board of Directors has appointed Christopher W. Jones, Ph.D., as Editor-in-Chief.

Jones is the Professor and J. Carl and Sheila Pirkle Faculty Fellow at the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. His research interests are works in the broad areas of materials design and synthesis, catalysis, and adsorption. Specific emphases are placed on catalytic materials for energy applications, fine chemical and pharmaceutical applications, and on adsorbents for CO2 capture.

His research group’s work on the rational design of molecularly engineered materials draws from a number of different disciplines to enable the development of functional materials with applications in areas such as catalysis and separations. His group utilizes inorganic, organic and organometallic synthetic techniques to endow solid materials with well-characterized surfaces where the physical and chemical properties of the solid are manipulated by understanding and controlling the structure of the material on all length scales. This research sits squarely at the crossroads of a number of disciplines, and his group is composed of chemical engineers, chemists, material scientists, and environmental engineers.

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