WASHINGTON, November 6, 2014 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces that David L. Sedlak, Ph.D., will assume the role of editor-in-chief of the journals Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters, effective 2015. Sedlak currently serves as an associate editor of Environmental Science & Technology. He is also co-director of the Berkeley Water Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and the deputy director of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt).
Sedlak will succeed Editor-in-Chief Jerald L. Schnoor, Ph.D., who has served in this position since 2003 and will retire from the journal at the end of 2014. Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair and professor of civil & environmental engineering and occupational & environmental health at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
A 2014 recipient of the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research, Sedlak obtained a B.S. in environmental science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in water chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. “My vision for the journal is to lead our community and become the authoritative voice for advancing solutions to the environmental challenges facing society.”
“Dr. Sedlak’s leadership on water issues, his editorial experience and his ability to engage leaders across environmental science will strengthen Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters as they continue to broaden the communities surrounding the journals and communicate critical results to policy makers and the public, ” said Susan King, senior vice president of the Journals Publishing Group at ACS. “We are grateful for Dr. Schnoor’s distinguished service to Environmental Science & Technology, first as an associate editor for 11 years and then as editor-in-chief for 12 years, stewarding the successful launch of Environmental Science & Technology Letters, and we wish him continued successes.”