Wilhite named to editorial board for Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

Dr. Benjamin Wilhite, associate professor in the Artie WilhiteMcFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named to the editorial advisory board of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC Res.). 

He will serve a three-year term on the board, helping obtain feedback from readers, authors and reviewers as well as assisting in establishing long-range policies for the journal. In publication since 1909, I&EC Res. is a weekly publication of the American Chemical Society that reports industrial and academic research in the broad fields of applied chemistry and chemical engineering. In 2010, the journal featured more than 1,400 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Wilhite’s research focuses on reaction engineering, specifically upon understanding and manipulating how transport phenomena influence chemical kinetics in industrial applications. Since joining Texas A&M in 2010, Wilhite has been working to identify novel strategies to enhance gas separation rates while reducing film corrosion by exploiting reaction-diffusion phenomena in catalytic membrane reactors. He also is actively studying electrocatalytic materials for energy applications such as fuel cells and steam electrolysis, and collaborating with colleagues Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus and Dr. Jaime Grunlan to discover new polymeric films for gas separations.

Prior to this appointment, Wilhite was named to the board of directors for the International Symposia on Chemical Reaction Engineering, the premier organization in the field of chemical reaction engineering.