• Sheffield professor takes over as Principal Editor of FUEL

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      Philip Sharman

      IFRF Director

After many years as Associate Principal Editor of the Elsevier Journal, FUELProfessor Bill Nimmo will be assuming the role of Principal Editor for regions managed from the UK office.  Bill takes over from current Principal Editor Professor John Patrick, who retired at the end of last year.

On taking over his new role, Bill says:

“I have learned a lot from working with John, and I hope to offer a safe pair of hands going forward.  For many of us who have published in FUEL over the years, John Patrick has been an integral part of the FUEL brand, signalling firm but fair treatment of submissions while maintaining very high standards.  I know the publisher very much appreciates John’s contribution and will be making appropriate tributes in due course.

“FUEL is approaching its centenary in 2022, and I look forward to helping to lead the journal to further success in the future.  Over the next few months we will be introducing a limited number of new initiatives which we think will be of great interest to our contributors.

“FUEL is one of the flagship journals in the Elsevier portfolio, with increasing citation ratings year on year.  Annual manuscript submissions have been increasing, and now run at almost 7000 per year.  One of the strengths of FUEL is it’s breadth of scope in the research field, which has the enduring capability to mirror the changing energy research landscape.  We are receiving increasing numbers of submissions in advanced technology research areas in support of a hydrogen-fuelled economy, renewables and low-carbon futures in addition to new fuel technologies and processes.

“FUEL has a long and exciting future ahead, and I am looking forward to contributing to its further success and development”.

IFRF offers its congratulations to Professor Nimmo on this prestigious and exciting appointment.

Bill is Professor of Energy Engineering and Sustainability in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and has a long association with IFRF.  We also value greatly his input to our own Editorial Board for our peer-reviewed online journal, Industrial Combustion.