de Pablo and Awschalom lead new molecular engineering journal
The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemical Engineers have launched a new interdisciplinary journal titled Molecular Systems Design and Engineering. Two faculty members from the University of Chicago and Argonne’s Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) will play key roles in guiding its editorial content.
Serving as chair of the editorial board is Juan de Pablo, a Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at UChicago and an Argonne Joint Appointment. In his role as chair, de Pablo will lead editorial board activities together with the editor.
The journal will help to shape and advance the field of molecular engineering for the future.
We want to highlight this way of working at the very smallest scales, while trying to build or assemble useful materials or useful devices—using design concepts, an element of theory, or simulation.
The journal will help popularize this way of working, and this new field that we call molecular engineering.
Juan de Pablo (MSD), Professor in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Serving as an editorial board member is David Awschalom, a Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering and an Argonne Joint Appointment. As a board member, Awschalom will advise and assist staff in commissioning high-quality work for the journal and contribute to the board’s strategy recommendations.
We’ve come to the point where it’s now possible to theoretically define and practically construct new types of matter with engineered properties from the molecular level upwards.
It’s exciting to help create a new journal where researchers from different disciplines can share their findings within a broader scientific community and identify new opportunities for collaboration.
David Awschalom (MSD), Professor in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago