The Chemical Engineering Journal focuses upon three aspects of chemical engineering: chemical reaction engineering, environmental chemical engineering, and materials synthesis and processing.

The Chemical Engineering Journal is an international research journal and invites contributions of original and novel fundamental research. The journal aims to provide an international forum for the presentation of original fundamental research, interpretative reviews and discussion of new developments in chemical engineering. Papers which describe novel theory and its application to practice are welcome, as are those which illustrate the transfer of techniques from other disciplines. Reports of carefully executed experimental work, which is soundly interpreted are also welcome. The overall focus is on original and rigorous research results which have generic significance.

Within the Chemical Engineering Journal, the Environmental Chemical Engineering section presents papers dealing with emerging topics in environmental chemical and process engineering, including pollution control, separation processes, advanced oxidation processes, adsorption of contaminants, resources recovery, waste-to-energy, environmental nanotechnology and bioprocesses, CO2 capture and utilization, and micro(nano) plastic detection and remediation.

Within the Chemical Engineering Journal, the Chemical Reaction Engineering section presents papers on a wide range of topics including reaction kinetics, simulation and optimization of different types of reactors, unsteady-state reactors, multiphase reactors, and process intensification including fundamental investigations of the processes of heat, mass and momentum transfer that take place along with chemical reactions. Innovative research works addressing critical areas of reactor engineering (e.g. novel reactor designs and materials, reactor safety and environmental issues), and emerging reactor technologies (e.g. membrane reactors, chromatographic reactors, unconventional fluidized bed reactors, electrochemical reactors, micro-reactors, photoreactors, fuel-cells, enzymatic reactors, etc.) are particularly welcome. Submissions based entirely on e.g., numerical simulations with commercial CFD codes without novel experimental validation; novel sensing devices without a component of reaction engineering; theoretical mathematics; combustion in the context of energy conversion; or straightforward bioreactor applications (bacteria or animal cells) are highly discouraged, as these will find better fit in other existent journals.

Within the Chemical Engineering Journal, the Novel Materials for Energy and Advanced Applications section presents papers dealing with different aspects of the preparation and characterization of advanced materials designed for specific applications. This section represents the evolution of the highly successful Materials Synthesis and Processing section whose scope has been redefined to emphasize the design and application of materials in a number of fields, with energy (harvesting, storage, utilization) occupying a prominent but not exclusive role; manuscripts demonstrating applications of novel materials across multiple fields are welcomed. Manuscripts describing novel methods of sythesis as well as the processes used to obtain materials with different morphologies and/or modify the surface and structural properties of those materials will be considered provided the manuscript is written from a chemical engineering point of view. Manuscripts dealing with micro- and nano-structured materials and/or describing the preparation of composite and hybrid materials with advanced properites are particularly welcome. Given the applied character of the CEJ, we will consider manuscripts where specific applications are demonstrated for the materials synthesized.

Comments and Proposals: We are interested in receiving comments/feedback on this and our other journals and welcome publication proposals for books, electronic products, new journals and co-operation for existing journals.

Editorial board


  • Stephen Allen
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Dionysios Dionysiou Professor, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
    University of Cincinnati Department of Biomedical Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Guy Marin
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • King-Lun Yeung
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Tejraj (Bhavi) Aminabhavi
    Soniya Education Trust's College of Pharmacy, Dharwad, India
  • Theophilos Ioannides
    Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Patra, Greece
  • Dimitris Kondarides
    University of Patras Department of Chemical Engineering, Patras, Greece
  • Nuno Reis
    University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  • Todd Hoare Ph.D.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Reviews & Perspectives Editor

  • Jesús Santamaria
    University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Associate Editors

  • Carolina Belver
    Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Soryong (Ryan) Chae
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Bin Gao
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • Hrvoje Kušić
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Eilhann Kwon
    Sejong University Department of Energy and Environment, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • Yuekun Lai
    Fuzhou University, College of Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou, China
  • Alexei Lapkin
    University of Cambridge Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Urška Lavrenčič Štangar
  • Jinwoo Lee
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Angeliki Lemonidou
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Wen-Wei Li
    University of Science and Technology of China Department of Chemistry, Hefei, China
  • Eva Martin Del Valle
    University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
  • Bingcai Pan
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Suresh C. Pillai
    Institute of Technology Sligo, Nanotechnology and Bio-Engineering Research Group, Sligo, Ireland
  • Stefania Specchia
    Polytechnic of Turin Department of Applied Science and Technology, Torino, Italy
  • Yiu Fai Tsang
    The Education University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Jennifer Wilcox
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Yusuke Yamauchi
    The University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Aiping Yu
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Editorial Board

  • Bengt Andersson
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Vemuri Balakotaiah
  • Teresa Bandosz PhD, DSC
    City University of New York, New York, New York, United States
  • Jorge Bedia PhD
    Autonomous University of Madrid, Chemical Engineering Department, Madrid, Spain
  • Federico Bella PhD
    Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy
  • Silvana Cardoso
    University of Cambridge Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Raf Dewil PhD
    KU Leuven Science and Technology Group Department of Chemical Engineering, Heverlee, Belgium
  • Polycarpos Falaras
    Ethniko Kentro Ereunas Physikon Epistemon 'Demokritos', Athens, Greece
  • Maohong Fan
    University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, Laramie, Wyoming, United States
  • Jorge Gascon
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Antoine Ghauch
    American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Hans Kuipers PhD
    University of Technology Eindhoven Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Gianluca Li Puma PhD
    Loughborough University Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • Heng Liang PhD
    Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Environment, Harbin, China
  • Jun Ma
    Harbin Institute of Technology School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Haerbin, China
  • Dionisis Mantzavinos
    University of Patras Department of Chemical Engineering, Patras, Greece
  • Malikarjuna N. Nadagouda
    National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Alexander Orlov
    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States
  • Xie Quan
    Dalian University of Technology School of Environmental Science and Technology, Dalian, China
  • Zhiyong Jason Ren
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • Alirio Rodrigues
    University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Vicente Rodriguez Gonzalez
    Potosi Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Geoff STEVENS
    The University of Melbourne Department of Chemical Engineering, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern
    Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Mahadevan Surianarayanan
    Central Leather Research Institute CSIR, Chennai, India
  • Stanisław Wacławek
    Institute for Nanomaterials Advanced Technology and Innovation, Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Laurence Russell Weatherley
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Ruiyang (Ray) Xiao
    Central South University, Changsha, China
  • Xing-Gui Zhou
    East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China