Announcing New Advisory Board Members for Industrial Chemistry & Materials

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We are delighted to announce that Professor João A. P. Coutinho, Professor Markus Antonietti, Professor Lutz Ackermann and Professor Susumu Kitagawa have joined the Advisory Board of Industrial Chemistry & Materials. Each of these experts brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields, and we are confident that their contributions will greatly enhance the quality and impact of our publication.

Professor João A. P. Coutinho is Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal and director of CICECO since 2022. He leads a multidisciplinary research team that focuses on the development of green solvents and novel separation processes for biorefinery and circular economy. Currently, he strives to apply aqueous solutions of biobased solvents, DES and ionic liquids to these processes and attempts to better understand their physical-chemical behavior.

Professor Markus Antonietti is the Director at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and a Full Professor at Potsdam University. His research field is colloid and interface research, which deals with the smallest particles in the micro-and nanometer size range. He is the first German chemist to have received three awards from the European Research Council’s (ERC) global grants. With well over 900 scientific publications in books and journals, he is one of the most-cited German chemists who is among top 1 Chemistry Scientists in Germany at

Professor Lutz Ackermann is a Full Professor at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. His major current research interests are the development and application of novel concepts for sustainable catalysis constitutes, with a topical focus on electrocatalysis and bond activation. He is the Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate) from 2019-2023 and among top 11 Chemistry Scientists in Germany at His recent awards and distinctions include an AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2011), an ERC Consolidator Grant (2012), a Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Preis (2017) and an ERC Advanced Grant (2021).

Professor Susumu Kitagawa is a Distinguished Professor at Kyoto University, Japan. He is the Member of the Japan Academy (2019) and Foreign Member of the Royal Society (2023). His main research field is inorganic and material chemistry, in particular, chemistry of coordination space, and his current research interests are centered on synthesis and properties of porous coordination polymers/metal-organic frameworks. He is a pioneer in the development of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) who was the first to discover and to demonstrate “porosity” for metal complexes with gas sorption experiments (1997).

We are excited to welcome these esteemed experts to our Advisory Board and look forward to their valuable insights and guidance. Their expertise will undoubtedly help steer the Industrial Chemistry & Materials journal towards new heights of excellence.