In the fall, the scientific community begins to focus anew on research and scholarship. Scientific meetings allow for researchers to mingle with those who share their interest.
It's in the spirit of community building, that JRSE will be participating in several upcoming scientific meetings.
First up is the American Nuclear Society's 2010 Winter Meeting and Technology Expo, held on 7-11 November, in Las Vegas, NV. The meeting's theme is "Nuclear Progress!" and JRSE will be on hand to promote the journal's dedication to publishing progressive energy research. Stop by booth #518 and share your ideas with us.
And then on 29 November-3 December, join AIP as it promotes JRSE as well as its other journals at the MRS Fall Meeting. The Boston-based meeting typically hosts a variety of topics related to materials for renewable energy, and this year is no exception. The MRS plenary speaker will be Christopher P.J. Barty of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who will be presenting, Creating Star Power on Earth—The Path to Fusion at the National Ignition Facility.
Finally, JRSE will be exhibiting at the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, on 13-17 December. AGU is AIP's largest member society with over 58,000 members worldwide. Geophysicists are known for the diverse nature of their research, and the meeting should prove to be an exciting one for JRSE.
For updates on the events at these and other meetings, keep an eye on JRSE's blog, Clean.
Within Issue 5 of JRSE, you'll find several new interesting articles, including the review article: "Potential of bio-DME as a transportation fuel for India," which discusses the potential of bio-dimethyl ether (DME) as a fuel. The research succintly summarizes all aspects—from production to utilization—of DME's use as a transportation fuel. Be sure to check back to the homepage, jrse.aip.org, for further updates.
All the best,
P. Craig Taylor
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA
John A. Turner
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, USA
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