Christopher Jones heads ACS Catalysis, new American Chemical Society journal

BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2010 — The Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal Soci­ety (ACS) Board of Direc­tors today announced the appoint­ment of Christo­pher W. Jones, Ph.D., as Edi­tor-in-Chief of ACS Catal­y­sis, the newest jour­nal in ACS’s suite of high­ly cit­ed, peer-reviewed jour­nals.

ACS Catal­y­sis will offi­cial­ly launch in Jan­u­ary 2011 ded­i­cat­ed to pub­lish­ing orig­i­nal research on and at the inter­faces of het­ero­ge­neous catal­y­sis, homo­ge­neous catal­y­sis and bio­catal­y­sis. Appli­ca­tion cov­er­age of ACS Catal­y­sis will include life sci­ences, drug dis­cov­ery & devel­op­ment, house­hold prod­ucts, poly­mer dis­cov­ery & pro­duc­tion, envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and ener­gy & fuels.

Dar­la Hen­der­son, Ph.D., Assis­tant Direc­tor of Edi­to­r­i­al Devel­op­ment in the ACS Jour­nals Pub­lish­ing Group expressed plea­sure with hav­ing Jones on board as Edi­tor-in Chief of ACS Catal­y­sis. “Dr. Jones’ vision for ACS Catal­y­sis encom­pass­es out­reach to the catal­y­sis com­mu­ni­ty in a sig­nif­i­cant sense. Dr. Jones’ research expe­ri­ence across sev­er­al major research areas in the catal­y­sis field over­all, and col­lab­o­ra­tive work with­in the var­i­ous aspects of catal­y­sis pro­vide a sig­nif­i­cant advan­tage to his ser­vice as the Inau­gur­al Edi­tor-in-Chief of ACS Catal­y­sis.”

As both a catal­y­sis sci­en­tist and as the Edi­tor-in-Chief of ACS Catal­y­sis, I am very excit­ed about the poten­tial of this new jour­nal,” Jones not­ed. “ACS Catal­y­sis will offer a new forum for rapid and effi­cient dis­sem­i­na­tion of nov­el exper­i­men­tal or the­o­ret­i­cal results in all areas of catal­y­sis. The com­bi­na­tion of breadth of top­i­cal cov­er­age in catal­y­sis, a fast and rig­or­ous review of man­u­scripts, and the con­ve­nience and effi­cien­cy of the ACS Pub­li­ca­tions web plat­form unique­ly posi­tion ACS Catal­y­sis for suc­cess.”

Jones is the Pro­fes­sor and J. Carl and Sheila Pirkle Fac­ul­ty Fel­low at the School of Chem­i­cal & Bio­mol­e­c­u­lar Engi­neer­ing and Adjunct Pro­fes­sor of Chem­istry and Bio­chem­istry at the Geor­gia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy in Atlanta, Geor­gia. His research inter­ests are works in the broad areas of mate­ri­als design and syn­the­sis, catal­y­sis and adsorp­tion. His research group’s work on the ratio­nal design of mol­e­c­u­lar­ly engi­neered mate­ri­als draws from a num­ber of dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines to enable the devel­op­ment of func­tion­al mate­ri­als with appli­ca­tions in areas such as catal­y­sis and sep­a­ra­tions.

Jones received his BSE in Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, his MS in Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing from the Cal­i­for­nia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, and his PhD in Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing with a Minor in Chem­istry from the Cal­i­for­nia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy. He is a mem­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Zeo­lite Asso­ci­a­tion, the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety, the Organ­ic Reac­tions Catal­y­sis Soci­ety, the Amer­i­can Soci­ety for Engi­neer­ing Edu­ca­tion, the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Chem­i­cal Engi­neers, and the Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal Soci­ety. He recent­ly was award­ed the 2010 Ipati­eff Prize from ACS, rec­og­niz­ing out­stand­ing chem­i­cal exper­i­men­tal work in the field of catal­y­sis or high pres­sure, car­ried out by an indi­vid­ual of any nation­al­i­ty who is not over 40 years of age.