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American Chemical Society Awards Jessica Schiffman as a 2021 “Influential Researcher”

Jessica Schiffman

Jessica Schiffman

Associate Professor Jessica Schiffman, the interim department head of the Chemical Engineering Department, has been selected to the “2021 I&EC Research Class of Influential Researchers – the Americas” by the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC), a mainstay in the field of chemical engineering since 1909.

The journal, published by the American Chemical Society, says that its global team of editors and editorial advisory board members identified this class of influential, early career researchers on the basis of the quality and impact of their research.

IandEC Research Journal Cover

Dr. Schiffman was chosen from a large and talented group. In addition to the recognition she received for being named an Influential Researcher, Schiffman was the lead author on a peer-reviewed publication that was part of the 2021 Class of Influential Researchers Special Issue, which was published on December 8, 2021. Schiffman’s paper on “Optimizing the Packing Density and Chemistry of Cellulose Nanofilters for High-Efficiency Particulate Removal” was published as part of this special issue.

I&EC says that it is the “largest, oldest, most cited, and most selective general-interest chemical engineering journal” in the profession. This virtual special issue includes a commentary, reviews, and original research articles invited from the talented group of early career scientists and engineers selected as this year’s influential researchers. 

The Schiffman Research Group is a diverse and imaginative team that innovates “green” bioinspired materials to tackle grand challenges in human health and the environment.

As Schiffman explains, “Our research is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing influences from chemical engineering, materials science, and microbiology. We design next-generation materials for a range of biomedical, environmental, and industrial applications.”

(January 2022)