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Journal cover and media coverage of perovskite paper

Congratulations to Jian on his recent publication titled “Perovskite Photovoltaics: Life-Cycle Assessment of Energy and Environmental Impacts” in Energy & Environmental Science! EES has an impact factor of 20.523, making it the #1 ranking journal in three ISI Web of Science subject categories: Chemical Engineering, Energy & Fuels, and Environmental Science.

Besides, this paper was selected as a cover of July 2015 issue of Energy & Environmental Science.

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This work is covered/highlighted by a number of news media that include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

Besides, Prof. You was recently interviewed by the Discovery Channel of BBC to comment on “perovskite materials”. The program can be found from the link below, and his voice is from 09:10-11:08.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qm977

A recent article in Chemistry World includes a comment from Prof. You on a new perovkiste solar cell technology.

Shale gas paper in the news

Jiyao’s recent paper “Shale Gas Supply Chain Design and Operations toward Better Economic and Life Cycle Environmental Performance” published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. has drawn some media attentions. These include, but are certainly not limited to, the following ones:

Sustainability book published

A recent book edited by Prof. You was recently published by Elsevier (692 pages. ISBN: 9780444634726). This book titled “Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications” presents recent method developments and applications on the interface between sustainability and process systems engineering. The 25 chapters of this book are contributed by 90 leading researchers and experts in this area from 21 countries. These chapters cover a variety of topics, including energy systems design, CO2 capture and utilization, sustainable/energy supply chain optimization, and emerging sustainability analysis methods. The Table of Content and the List of Contributors are available at the Google Book preview.

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Paper featured in Nature

Our recent article on life cycle environmental and economic comparative analysis of solar panel manufacturing (Solar Energy, vol. 105, pp. 669–678, 2014) has been highlighted in Nature News (Nature, vol. 510, pp. 317, 2014).

http://www.nature.com/news/seven-days-13-19-june-2014-1.15417#/trend

This work is also covered by a number of media outlets that include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

 

Prof. You chairs Area 23C: “Sustainable Energy”

Prof. You was recently elected to chair the Programming Area 23C of the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) at AIChE for 2014-2015. Similar to his role as the 2016 CAST 10A chair, Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program of Area 23C: “Sustainable Energy” of AIChE. Area 23C includes a number of sessions on engineering sustainability and sustainable energy systems.

Prof. You elected to chair 10A: “Systems and Process Design”

Prof. You was recently elected to be a programming chair for the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE. This is the first time that program coordinators are selected by a division-wide open voting process. Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program of Area 10A: Systems and Process Design of the CAST Division in 2016. This area includes a number of conventional sessions on process and product design, as well as emerging topics such as energy systems design and design for sustainability.

Prof. You receives Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award

Prof. You was recently selected to be the recipient of 2013 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award. This award recognizes extraordinary early career scientist in energy research. One recipient per year was selected by a committee with members from both Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory. More details are available in the Northwestern University Press Release.

Prof. You invited to an EPA-NSF Workshop on Sustainability Science

Prof. You was invited by the Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation to attend a scientific workshop entitled “Design of Sustainable Product Systems and Supply Chains.” The 50 participants of this workshop are sustainability science experts selected globally from government, academia and industry. For more information, please see the workshop homepage.

Prof. You named technical papers co-chair for FOCAPO

Prof. You is the co-chair of the Technical Papers Program at Foundations Of Computer-Aided Process Operations 2012. The Technical Papers Program is the lead component of the prestigious FOCAPO conference series, which has for many years attracted the international community in process operations, optimization and sustainable enterprise management. Prof. You and his co-chair are responsible for ensuring that the scientific papers at FOCAPO 2012 continue FOCAPO’s tradition of presenting research results that are both timely and of the highest quality. For information on FOCAPO, see the web http://www.focapo.org/index.cfm?page=call

Prof. You invited to National Academies Keck Futures Initiative conference

Professor Fengqi You has been invited to the 9th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) conference entitled “Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability”, which will be held this November (http://www.keckfutures.org/conferences/ecosystem-services.html).