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Two Prestigious Catalysis Journals Elect Lars Grabow as Advisory Board Member


Audrey Grayson

In the field of catalysis, which uses one material to initiate or speed up a chemical reaction, there are few researchers in the world as well-known or respected as Lars Grabow.

Case in point: Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College, was recently elected to the advisory boards of two prestigious journals in the catalysis field, ACS Catalysis and ChemCatChem.

ACS Catalysis, a publication of the American Chemical Society, announced the launch of its first-ever Early Career Advisory Board this April. Grabow was one of 18 members elected to the inaugural board from a pool of candidates recommended by the journal’s associate editors.

Members of the ACS Catalysis Early Career Advisory Board represent outstanding emerging researchers who work in different areas of catalysis around the world. Their roles include advising the journal of emerging trends in their research areas and ensuring the journal’s content reflects the latest and greatest in new developments in the field of catalysis.

ChemCatChem, published by Wiley, elected Grabow as a member of their International Advisory Board. Grabow is one of 10 members hailing from the U.S. out of the 70 total board members representing more than 18 countries. International advisory board members provide editorial guidance on the journal’s publications.

“Membership in these two advisory boards is an honor and a milestone of my career,” said Grabow. “I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to shape the future of these journals and, in turn, influence the direction in which the field of catalysis is headed.”

Grabow has been awarded millions of dollars by private energy companies and government funding agencies to find safer, cheaper and more effective catalysts for a variety of industrial processes and environmental applications. He currently serves as vice chair for the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Click here for more information on the ACS Catalysis Early Career Advisory Board

Click here for more information on the ChemCatChem Editorial Board



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