Chemical Engineering's Robert Savinell appointed editor of ECS Electrochemical Science and Technology Journals

Robert F. Savinell, the George S. Dively Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed editor of the ECS Electrochemical Science and Technology (EST) journals. As editor, Savinell will lead a team of technical editors and associate editors for the ECS flagship, Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), as well as for one of the society's latest peer-reviewed offerings, ECS Electrochemistry Letters (EEL).

"I am looking forward to working with our technical and associate editors, the ECS staff, and the ECS membership to strengthen the impact and quality of our journals, and address the challenges of modern research dissemination," said Savinell. "My goal is to have JES and EEL be the journals of choice of the leaders and upcoming leaders in the electrochemical science and technology fields."

Savinell's research program addresses electrochemical solutions to energy conversion and energy storage challenges, with recent emphasis on high temperature PEM fuel cells, flow batteries for large scale energy storage, and understanding materials and durability issues of electrochemical capacitors. His research focuses on understanding the thermodynamic, kinetic, and transport processes at electrochemical interfaces and within electrochemical systems through experimental and simulation approaches, and the wider scope spans fundamental investigations through translational research toward commercial application.

"The overarching accomplishments of Bob Savinell's research and investigations, combined with his longtime involvement in the Society, as an ECS Fellow and contributor to Journal of The Electrochemical Society, distinguish him as an excellent choice for Editor of the ECS Electrochemical Science and Technology journals," said ECS Deputy Director and Publisher Mary Yess. "For more than 110 years JES has been the premier peer-reviewed journal in the international field of electrochemical science and technology," continued Yess. "We are certain that, at the helm of both JES and EEL, Professor Savinell will help us to continue to meet our mission by providing unparalleled opportunities to disseminate basic research and technology results in electrochemical and solid state science and technology."