The April issue of CJCE features a special section in honour of Professor Kenneth O’Driscoll, comprising 12 invited papers from Professor O’Driscoll’s former students and colleagues. As guest editors Michael F. Cunningham and João B. P. Soares note in the Preface to this special section, the enthusiastic response from those invited to contribute “is testimony to the many lives Ken touched during his career” and these contributing researchers being from across the world displays “the extent and depth of Ken’s scientific legacy in polymer science and engineering.” The Preface also provides a short biography highlighting Professor O’Driscoll’s prestigious career, noting his publication of over 200 research papers and the positive influence he had on his students and colleagues: “He instilled in them an appreciation of the importance of genuine creativity, the ability to look at a situation with a fresh perspective, wisdom and patience in dealing with people, and an enthusiasm for work and for life.”

Be sure to access this special April issue and read more about Professor O’Driscoll’s significant impact in the fields of polymer science and engineering.

Last month, CJCE also released its latest virtual issue—Highlighting Early Career Researchers in Chemical Engineering—as a means of celebrating our 100th volume and the authors who have been an important part of CJCE’s ongoing success. This virtual issue features articles by outstanding researchers who have been recognized for their significant contributions to chemical engineering early in their careers. The first section of the virtual issue showcases articles by recipients of the “Award for Best Graduate Student Paper Published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering”, an award that is presented annually to a graduate student who is the primary author of outstanding published work in CJCE. The second section of this issue comprises articles by authors who have published papers in CJCE’s Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering Special Series or who presented in the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering Plenary Session at the 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. Access this virtual issue now while it is free-to-read!