BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 12, 2012 – Erdogan Kiran, professor of chemical engineering at Virginia Tech, is the editor of a new book series on supercritical fluid science and technology, published by Elsevier.
Supercritical fluids are used in a range of industrial and laboratory processes and usually display properties between those of a gas and a liquid.
Kiran, already the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Supercritical Fluids, also published by Elsevier, said the “purpose of the new book series is to provide, in each volume, a systematic treatment of a topical application area of supercritical fluids starting from the basics. These books will be authored by world experts.”
These books “will continue the visibility and leadership role of Virginia Tech’s program on supercritical fluid science and technology around the globe,” Kiran added.
The first book is already available, and addresses the range of topics from the recovery of trace metals to the synthesis of nanostructured materials in terms of supercritical fluids and organometallic compounds. Can Erkey of Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, is the author.
A second book will soon be in the production stage, and is written by Ulrich K. Deiters and Thomas Kraska of the University of Cologne, Germany.
Kiran earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1974, his master’s from Cornell University in 1971, and his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969.
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