The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Dr. Hongwei Wu, professor of chemical engineering at Curtin University, Perth, as the new editor-in-chief of Energy & Fuels. Wu previously served as an associate editor for Energy & Fuels from 2008 and will succeed Editor-in-Chief Michael T. Klein, beginning in January 2020.
Under Wu’s direction, the journal will substantially expand its scope into the domain of alternative energy research, including solar fuels, energy conversion and storage, and energy materials. Energy & Fuels will continue to publish research on fossil fuels, and the emphasis will be on research in sustainable development, carbon capture, utilisation and storage, and unconventional fossil fuel sources.
Wu is the head of the discipline of chemical engineering at the Western Australian School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering at Curtin University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2002. His research interests span a broad number of topics, focusing on the development of novel solutions to meet the worldwide demand for energy, with particular emphasis on bioenergy science and engineering, production of green chemicals from biomass, thermochemical processing of solid fuels and the transformation of impurities in fuels, among many others.
Founded in 1987, Energy & Fuels has become the premier journal at the intersection of the disciplines of chemistry and chemical engineering and the application domain of energy and fuels.Click here to read the original press release.