Chemical Engineering Science is the partner journal of Chemical Engineering Science: X, a gold open access journal which shares the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review as Chemical Engineering Science.

Chemical engineering enables the transformation of natural resources and energy into useful products for society. It draws on and applies natural sciences, mathematics and economics, and has developed fundamental engineering science that underpins the discipline.

Chemical Engineering Science (CES) has been publishing papers on the fundamentals of chemical engineering since 1951. CES is the platform where the most significant advances in the discipline have ever since been published. Chemical Engineering Science has accompanied and sustained chemical engineering through its development into the vibrant and broad scientific discipline it is today.

We welcome manuscripts presenting cutting-edge research, of either an experimental or a theoretical nature. While centered in chemical engineering, manuscripts will often have scope that cuts across disciplines, ranges across scales, from the molecular level to the plant level, with impact not only on specific research questions but also in global issues. Critical reviews of cutting-edge developments are also considered. Papers submitted to Chemical Engineering Science are assessed by the editorial board via a thorough peer-review process only with regard to their quality and potential for fundamental and long-lasting contribution to chemical engineering.

Chemical Engineering Science classifies research into the following main fields: Biochemical engineering, Materials synthesis and processing, Particle technology, Process systems engineering, Reaction engineering and catalysis, Separation processes, Thermodynamics and Soft Matter, and Transport Phenomena including Fluid Mechanics. Application areas covered by the journal include Chemicals, Minerals, Energy and Fuels, Water, Environment, Sustainability, Food, Medicine including Pharmaceuticals, and other areas to which chemical engineering applies.

Editorial board


  • Professor Anton P. J. Middelberg
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Executive Editors

  • Dr. Niels Deen
    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Professor Anthony Dixon
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Professor Marco Mazzotti
    ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Professor Sankar Nair
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Professor Kai Sundmacher
    Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Professor Chi-Hwa Wang
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Associate Editors

  • Professor Wei Ge
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • Professor Vibha Kalra
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Professor Susanna Leong
    Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Ryan Lively
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Professor Zhiwen Qi
    East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
  • Dr. Mikio Sakai
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professor Zhi-Jian Zhao
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Managing Editor

  • Dr. Rita Middelberg

International Advisory Panel

  • Dr. Claire Adjiman
    Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Professor Rose Amal
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Professor Alexis Bell
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Professor Xiaotao (Tony) Bi
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Professor Beatrice Biscans
    Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, Toulouse, France
  • Dr. Silvana Cardoso
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr. Keith Carpenter
    Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences, Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Michael Doherty
    University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Professor Lynn Gladden
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK
  • Dr. Jinlong Gong
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • Dr. Volker Hessel
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Hans Kuipers
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Professor Duu-Jong Lee
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Professor Sang Yup Lee
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • Prof. Dr. Jinghai Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • Professor Max Lu
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Arturo Macchi
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • Professor Krishna Nigam
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Bombay, India
  • Dr. Todd Przybycien
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr. Jieshan (Jason) Qiu
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
  • Professor Ronald Rousseau
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Professor Atsushi Tsutsumi
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professor Luuk van der Wielen
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Dr. Ralph Yang
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Dr. Will Zimmerman
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK