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C&EN Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief, Mohammed Yahia

With global experience and digital-first expertise, new editor-in-chief Mohammed Yahia is well-positioned to lead C&EN into its next 100 years

By C&EN Media Group

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Chemical & Engineering News has excitedly selected Mohammed Yahia as C&EN’s new Editor-in-Chief. Yahia joins C&EN following a successful tenure as an executive editor at Springer Nature. During his nine years in that role, Yahia launched several print and digital magazines and led global editorial teams, often working with content in various languages. From 2017 to 2019, he served as president of the World Federation of Science Journalists. With global experience and digital-first expertise, Yahia is well-positioned to lead C&EN into its next 100 years.

It is a privilege to lead the C&EN team in the magazine’s next phase as a digital publication for the global chemistry community and beyond. I am committed to ensuring that C&EN maintains its integrity and independence, offering timely breaking news, captivating in-depth features and thought-provoking commentary on the latest advancements in the field of chemistry.”

– Mohammed Yahia, C&EN Editor-in-Chief

Yahia’s announcement comes as C&EN celebrates its centennial anniversary. For 100 years, the weekly news magazine has served as the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of chemistry and chemistry-related news. In his new role, Yahia will lead efforts to develop a forward-looking strategic plan that cements C&EN’s reputation as a trailblazing and essential resource for the next century. 

“We are excited that Mohammed is joining ACS to lead the beginning of the next centennial of C&EN,” ACS Chief Executive Officer Albert G. Horvath says. “His creativity and vision will leverage the publication’s historic strengths and help to grow it globally. His experience brings the right perspective to help C&EN thrive.”

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