Publishing ethics and integrity topic of Dec. 15 workshop

The Argonne Leadership Institute Postdoctoral Development Series will sponsor a workshop on Publishing Ethics and Integrity on Thursday, Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Bldg. 203 Auditorium. Lunch will be served.

The workshop will be presented by Elsevier Publishing Campus. Please register at

Sharing your research through publishing is essential to advancing your career. As an author you will have to make decisions about where, how and when to publish. Authors also have the responsibility to understand ethical boundaries and maintaining integrity in reporting your research findings.

This workshop will address several topics related to publishing ethics and integrity such as authorship rights, conflicts of interest, plagiarism, ownership of content, responding to and serving as peer reviewers and making decisions about where and when to publish your work.

This course is intended for postdoctoral researchers, early career staff, postdoc and staff mentors and principal investigators

Guest speakers will be:

Dr. Lily Khidr an academic research scientist and a publisher for Elsevier in New York. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. She received a B.S. in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley; an MS in physiological sciences from University of California, Los Angeles, and a MS/PhD in biological chemistry from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of United Nations Worldview Institute. Lily oversees the editorial and financial health of a suite of journals covering Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science and Medicine, manages global academic and industrial strategic alliances, actively drives projects to enhance university-owned research commercialization, and pursues ways to further develop the business of knowledge dissemination in emerging regions, like Africa.

Dr. Harold H. Kung Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University.  He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His research interest focuses on heterogeneous catalysis, but includes energy materials, synthesis of nanostructured materials, global energy supply and consumption, and sustainability.  He is the author of “Transition Metal Oxides: Surface Chemistry and Catalysis,” (1989, Elsevier Science Publ.), co-inventor of 6 patents, an editor of 5 monographs, and has published more than 270 journal articles in catalysis and energy storage.  A Fellow of AIChE and AAAS, his other recognition include the W.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering (AIChE), Gabor A. Somorjai Award in Creative Research on Heterogeneous Catalysis (ACS), Ernest Thiele Award (AIChE Chicago section), Robert Burwell Lectureship and Paul H. Emmett Award of the North American Catalysis Society.  Presently, he is Editor-in-Chief of Applied Catalysis A: General.

Dr. Robert Weber a Senior Scientist and the Sector Manager for Commercial Business in the Physical and Computational Science Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His activities include research on heterogeneous catalysis for fuels and chemicals. Previously he was CTO of Sunrise Ridge Algae, a startup company that attempted to commercialize the production of fuel precursors from aquatic biomass. Before that, he was the director of the chemical engineering practice of TIAX, the successor to the technology and product development division of Arthur D. Little and a member of the chemical engineering faculties of the University of Delaware and of Yale University. At Yale he served for two years as an associate dean of the graduate school. Currently he serves as an associate editor of Energy & Fuels, as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Tianjin Engineering Center for Biomass Gas/Oil Technology and on the boards of directors of Conservation through Poverty Alleviation, International and Palo Verde Ridge Scholarship Fund. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in physical chemistry.


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