Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering is devoted to bringing forth short and focused review articles written by experts on current advances in different areas of chemical engineering. Only invited review articles will be published.

The goals of each review article in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering are:
1. To acquaint the reader/researcher with the most important recent papers in the given topic.
2. To provide the reader with the views/opinions of the expert in each topic.

The reviews are short (about 2500 words or 5-10 printed pages with figures) and serve as an invaluable source of information for researchers, teachers, professionals and students. The reviews also aim to stimulate exchange of ideas among experts.

Themed sections:
Each review will focus on particular aspects of one of the following themed sections of chemical engineering:
1. Nanotechnology
2. Energy and environmental engineering
3. Biotechnology and bioprocess engineering
4. Biological engineering (covering tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug delivery)
5. Separation engineering (covering membrane technologies, adsorbents, desalination, distillation etc.)
6. Materials engineering (covering biomaterials, inorganic especially ceramic materials, nanostructured materials).
7. Process systems engineering
8. Reaction engineering and catalysis.

Selection of the topics to be reviewed:
Section Editors of each themed section are authorities in the field and are selected by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected. Each issue of the journal will focus on two themed sections. There will be four issues of the journal per year covering each themed section once per year.

Reviews:
Authors write short review articles in which they present most recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous three to four years. The review articles undergo internal review by the Section Editors, Editorial Board members and the Editors.

Editorial Overview:
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

  • Professor Kamalesh Sirkar
    New Jersey Institute of Technology Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science

Biotech & Bioprocess

  • Michael Betenbaugh
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Nigel Titchener-Hooker
    University College London, London, United Kingdom

Biological Engineering

  • Sharon Gerecht
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Balaji Narasimhan
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

Energy and Environmental Engineering

  • Heriberto Cabezas
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, District of Columbia, USA, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Vasilios Manousiouthakis
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Materials Engineering

  • Thein Kyu
    University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States
  • Jainagesh Sekhar
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Nanotechnology

  • Hong Yang
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • Huachun Zeng
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Process Systems Engineering

  • Mahmoud El-Halwagi
    Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, Texas, United States
  • Ka Ming Ng
    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong

Reaction Engineering and Catalysis

  • Marc-Olivier Coppens
    University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Theodore Tsotsis
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States

Separation Engineering

  • Winston Ho
    OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Kang Li PhD
    Imperial College London Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, London, United Kingdom

Editorial Board

  • Alexis Bell
    University of California Berkeley Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Tai-Shung (Neal) Chung
    National University of Singapore Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos
    Tufts University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Medford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Ferenc Friedler
    Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Rafiqul Gani
    PSE for SPEED Allerod, Allerød, Denmark
  • Rafael Hernandez
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
  • Winston Ho
    OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Wei-Shou Hu
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Dilhan M. Kalyon
    Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
  • Boris Khusid
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Konstantinos Konstantopoulos
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Michael. R. Ladisch
    Purdue University Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • Robert S. Langer
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Sang Yup Lee
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Kang Li
    Imperial College London Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, London, United Kingdom
  • James C. Liao
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Guy Marin
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • Richard Noble
    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Donald Paul
    University of Texas at Austin McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, Austin, Texas, United States
  • Nicholas Peppas
    University of Texas at Austin Institute for Biomaterials Drug Delivery & Regenerative Medicine, Austin, Texas, United States
  • Sotiris Pratsinis
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Doraiswami Ramkrishna
    Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering, Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • Thomas Russell
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
  • Jaap Schouten
    University of Technology Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Subhas Sikdar
    National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Randall Snurr
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Greg Stephanopoulos
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Chi Tien
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States
  • Theodore Tsotsis
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Norman Wagner
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States
  • Ralph Yang
    University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Masakazu Yoshikawa
    Piotrek Kabushiki Kaisha, Kyoto, Japan
  • Huachun Zeng
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • Andrew Zydney
    The Pennsylvania State University Department of Chemical Engineering, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States