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We are in the process of closing BMC Chemical Engineering. You might wish to submit to Discover Chemical Engineering, a fully open access journal committed to providing all authors a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage.

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. Read more here.

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Featured article: Transition in energy and chemical technologies

The focus of this review is given on two main aspects: i) the development of alternative carbon sources and ii) the integration of renewable energy in the chemical production.

Featured article: PIMs and graphene composites for separation

This review summarizes from basic principles of pervaporation (PV) technology to most recent advances of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) and graphene in pervaporation membranes.

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

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Lingling Tian, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Section Editors

Robert Field, University of Oxford

Rafiqul Gani, PSE for SPEED

Adam Lee, RMIT University, Australia

Jay H. Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Gongping Liu, Nanjing Tech University

Editorial Board Insights: Professor Ana Barbosa-Póvoa

Professor Ana Barbosa-Póvoa, Editorial Advisor for BMC Chemical Engineering, gives her thoughts on sustainable process supply chains and their challenges for the future.

Interview with Dr Sang Yup Lee

Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee, Chair of the BMC Chemical Engineering Advisory Board, discusses the importance of publishing in scientific journals in this AIChE interview.

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