Top reviewers of IChemE Journals recognised at World Congress

4th October 2017

Outstanding contributors to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Journals programme were recognised at a special evening, hosted by global publisher Elsevier yesterday. Held at Poble Espanyol in Barcelona, Spain, the Awards followed a successful third day at the World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE10).

Journal reviewers play an important part in helping Editor’s see a manuscript through to a decision, and are invited based on their expertise on a manuscript-by-manuscript basis. Among those recognised were Paul Serban Agaci (South African Journal of Chemical Engineering); Kathleen Aviso (Process Safety and Environmental Protection); Sergio Da Cunha (accepting on behalf of Gade Pandu Rangaiah), (Sustainable Production and Consumption); Mariano Martín (Sustainable Production and Consumption); Rufat Abiev (Chemical Engineering Research and Design); Xuezhong He (Chemical Engineering Research and Design); and Juan-Gabriel Segovia-Hernandez (Chemical Engineering Research and Design).

All had strong chemical engineering credentials and were recognised for making a significant contribution to the review process.

IChemE Journal Managing Editor, Catherine Cliffe, said:

“Reviewers are essential for ensuring the quality of papers published in the journals. This evening’s reception is a very welcome opportunity to meet and thank some of our hardest working reviewers in person.”

Also in attendance were IChemE journal editors-in-chief Eva Sorensen and Jarka Glassey who edit Chemical Engineering Research and Design (ChERD) and Education for Chemical Engineers (ECE), respectively.

Sorenson introduced the Awards, and said:

“Editors see their names in print; Authors see their names in print. Reviewers do a huge amount of work in the background without published recognition, so it’s important to award their contributions.”

Elsevier also honoured Professor Rakesh Agrawal who is set to give the 2017 P. V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture at the World Congress at 14:30 (CEST) on Wednesday 4 October entitled Challenges and Opportunities for Chemical Engineering in an Emerging Solar Economy.

The Danckwerts Memorial Lecture was established in 1985 to honour professor Peter V. Danckwerts, a leading scholar in the field of chemical engineering. It is co-sponsored by IChemE, the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and AIChE, and Chemical Engineering Science.

The 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering is held in Barcelona, Spain from 1 October – 5 October 2017. More than 3,000 delegates have gathered to discuss WCCE10 the latest advances and trends in chemical engineering.