Zhen (Jason) He, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, has been named co-founding editor of a new journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters.

JHM Letters aims to be a top journal in the field and will publish research about fate, transport, impact and treatment of hazardous materials, including emerging contaminants and virus/pathogens. It is a sister journal of Journal of Hazardous Materials (JHM), a high-profile journal in the field of environmental engineering and for which He also is co-editor.

He's research centers on environmental biotechnology, bioenergy production, biological wastewater treatment, resource recovery, bioelectrochemical systems, sustainable desalination technology, anaerobic digestion, forward osmosis and membrane bioreactors. He also is editor-in-chief for Water Environmental Research.

Rajan Chakrabarty, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, is on the editorial board of JHM Letters, and Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, is on the editorial board of JHM.

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