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New Associate Editor: Professor Paul Kamer

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Paul Kamer, University of St. Andrews, UK, as Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology. Paul’s appointment brings to three the number of Associate Editors for the journal, who welcome manuscripts for consideration for publication in the journal: Professor Paul Chirik, Professor Paul Kamer and Professor Noritaka Mizuno.

Professor Paul Chirik, Cornell University

Paul Chirik is currently the Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, NY, USA. His work is focussed on homogeneous catalysis and small molecule activation using transition metal complexes. The goal of this research is the discovery of energy-efficient chemical transformations that minimize byproducts, separation of waste and eliminate precious metals. Paul is moving to Princeton (NJ, USA) in January 2011 to take up the position of Edward S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry.

Professor Paul Kamer, University of St. Andrews

Professor Paul Kamer

Paul Kamer did his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Utrecht. As a postdoctoral fellow of the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) he carried out postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Leiden. He was appointed Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and full Professor of homogeneous catalysis in 2005. In 2005 he received a Marie Curie Excellence Grant and moved to the University of St Andrews. His current research interests are (asymmetric) homogeneous catalysis, biocatalysis, combinatorial synthesis, and artificial metalloenzymes.

Professor Noritaka Mizuno, University of Tokyo

Noritaka Mizuno received his Bachelor’s degree in synthetic chemistry at the University of Tokyo in 1980. He received his PhD from the same university in 1985 for his research on the heterogeneous oxidation catalysis of heteropoly compounds. In 1989 he moved to the Professor Richard G. Finke lab at the University of Oregon as a postdoc and then in 1990, returned to Japan as an Associate Professor at Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University. In 1994, he moved to the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and then to the Department of Applied Chemistry of the same university, where he has been a full Professor since 2001. His research interests are mainly directed toward catalysis of metal oxide clusters such as heteropoly compounds and zeolitic materials and their syntheses.

Be part of Catalysis Science & Technology from the very beginning – submit your manuscripts today to be included in the first issues.

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Catalysis Science & Technology – Open for Submissions!

Today is a milestone for the newest journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Catalysis Science & Technology, as we officially open for submissions.

Catalysis Science & Technology will provide a home for top research articles from the entire international catalysis community, including biocatalysis, heterogeneous catalysis and homogeneous catalysis. There will be much flexibility in the style, format and length of articles we publish, including Perspective review articles and original research papers as communications or full papers.

There are currently two Associate Editors for the journal who will look after submissions: Professor Paul Chirik (Cornell/Princeton) and Professor Noritaka Mizuno (Tokyo).  They welcome submissions using our online submission system from all areas of catalysis. For the best chance of appearing in the first issues of the journal, thereby increasing the profile of your article, we encourage you to send your article as soon as possible.

Associate Editor
Professor Paul Chirik

Associate Editor
Professor Noritaka Mizuno

Please join us in the celebration of this new journal from the RSC, and submit your next manuscript to Catalysis Science & Technology!

More information available from the journal website.

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Piet van Leeuwen announced as Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Science & Technology

I am delighted to announce Piet van Leeuwen as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Science & Technology. Piet has extensive research experience in the field of homogeneous catalysis and has collaborated, throughout his career, with partners from industry to create more sustainable and environment-friendly industrial processes. Piet will work alongside a second Editor-in-Chief, to be appointed from the heterogeneous community, to guide the content of the new journal.

Professor Piet van Leeuwen

Piet van Leeuwen has been Group Leader at the Institut Català d’Investigació Química (ICIQ) in Tarragona, Spain, since 2004. He has chaired and directed many activities in the field of catalysis in the Netherlands, especially keen on integrating activities in the catalysis area. He worked with Shell Amsterdam for twenty six years heading the section for basic research in homogeneous catalysis. Since 1989, part-time, and since 1994 full time, he initiated and led the homogeneous catalysis group at the University of Amsterdam as a Professor of Homogeneous Catalysis until 2007. He held a chair of Industrial Homogeneous Catalysis at the Technical University of Eindhoven from 2001 till 2006, where he was also director of the National Research School Combination on Catalysis. He has authored 350 refereed articles and reviews, many book chapters, edited several books, and is author of a textbook on homogeneous catalysis.

Editor-in-Chief Piet van Leeuwen says that he is ‘looking forward to working with this exciting new journal, Catalysis Science & Technology, the new home for high-quality research in catalysis’.

Article submissions will open from October 2010, with issue one scheduled for publication early in 2011. And, as for all RSC journals launched since 2008, the first two volumes will be freely available online. For information on how to submit an article to the journal or if you would like more information please contact us at catalysis-rsc@rsc.org.

You can register for free access to Catalysis Science & Technology articles now by filling in our simple online access form.

More news on the Catalysis Science & Technology Editorial Board – coming soon.

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