A perspective on The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering commemorating its 100th volume: 1929–2021

Anil K. Mehrotra*, João B.P. Soares, Krishnaswamy Nandakumar, Pierre J. Carreau, Norman Epstein, Gregory S. Patience

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To celebrate the 100th volume of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJCE) in 2022, we briefly narrate its history and accomplishments. The CJCE's journey began in 1929 with the launch of the Canadian Journal of Research (CJR), which transformed to the Canadian Journal of Technology (CJT) in 1951, and finally to its present name in 1957 as the flagship publication of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). Using statistical data and keywords mined from Clarivate's Web of Science (WoS) together with manual searches of the articles published in the CJR and CJT, we describe how the scope of chemical engineering has continued to evolve, over the past 90+ years, in becoming ever more multifaceted. Chemical engineering encompasses traditional areas, such as polymers, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, transfer and separation processes, reactor design, energy conversion, process simulation and control, and environmental science; however, it has been expanding to include biotechnology, biomedical, food processing, novel composite materials, nanotechnology, renewable/green energy, CO2 capture and transformation, and numerical techniques like neural networks, artificial intelligence, discrete element methods, etc. Like all scientific journals, the growth and success of the CJCE are attributed to the commitment of its contributing authors. We recognize and celebrate the contributions of several prominent Canadian and international researchers, who published their articles in the CJCE. With a number of new initiatives launched in the last decade, we foresee continued improvements in the stature of the CJCE as a top-ranked journal for publishing impactful research, leading to advancements in chemical sciences and engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1983-2010
Number of pages28
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2022


  • catalysis
  • environment and sustainability
  • industrial applications
  • separation processes
  • transport phenomena


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