Jonas Baltrusaitis, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named as the inaugural editor in chief of Sustainability Science and Technology, “a new interdisciplinary, open access journal dedicated to advancing sustainability through cutting-edge research in science, technology, and engineering.”

IOP Publishing (IOPP) recently announced the launch of the journal that will “bring together researchers from diverse disciplines across engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science and environmental science to address global challenges and contribute to a more sustainable future,” in a press release

Sustainability Science and Technology, which will open for submissions in January 2024, “sets itself apart by focussing on the critical importance of sustainable impact,” according to the release. “Every paper published in the journal will be required to demonstrate its potential to deliver sustainability benefits, whether environmentally, socially, or economically,” and authors will be encouraged to detail in their abstracts how their work aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“At a time where all aspects of society are affected by the climate crisis, the launch of this journal couldn’t be timelier,” says Baltrusaitis, who is a highly regarded expert in sustainable catalytic conversion. “We want to connect communities to collaborate and exchange knowledge and offer authors an interdisciplinary venue to publish their work around sustainable innovations and inventions.” 

Baltrusaitis also disusses the importance of input from diverse communities in finding solutions to these challenging problems in an analysis piece in Physics World

Read the full press release and visit the Sustainability Science and Technology home page for more details.

Learn more about Baltrusaitis's research in heterogeneous catalytic processes, optimum catalyst design, and sustainable green chemistry on his lab website.