Assistant Professor Jongho Lee sole Canadian elected to Journal of Membrane Science editorial board

Assistant Professor Jongho Lee has been selected to join the Journal of Membrane Science Early Career Editorial Board (ECEB). Among hundreds of candidates from across the globe, Dr. Lee was chosen as one of three from North America and the only scholar from Canada.

The Journal of Membrane Science is the preeminent journal in the field of membrane science and technology. Membranes are thin sheets that allow for separating desired chemicals or materials out of their mixture with other unwanted compounds. They have a pivotal role in water/wastewater treatment, chemical production, and medical applications.

A prolific scholar in this field, Dr. Lee has an h-index of 17 and over 2,200 citations—a significant accomplishment for an early career scholar who received his PhD less than 10 years ago. The ECEB was inaugurated to recognize outstanding young researchers such as Dr. Lee and engage them in a path towards editorial work.

“I am honoured and humbled that my contributions to the field have been recognized, and I am passionate to continue my efforts,” said Dr. Lee.

As a member of the ECEB, Dr. Lee will conduct reviews and provide consultations to editors on manuscripts. He will also serve as an ambassador and promote the journal via social media, at conferences, and through other channels.

With the field of membrane science dominated by researchers from the U.S., Dr. Lee hopes to bring some focus to Canada through his involvement.

“As the only Canadian on the board, I hope I can increase the visibility of Canadian membrane researchers and promote the great work they are doing,” said Dr. Lee.

“I am also excited to connect with other rising young scholars in my field from all over the world,” he added. “I hope to build stronger relationships that will result in more student exchanges and the discovery of new ideas.”

If you are interested in joining Dr. Lee’s research team or learning more about his work, please visit his Faculty Profile.