Alan Jeffrey Giacomin Appointed New Editor-In-Chief of AIP Publishing’s Physics of Fluids

Melville, NY, December 11, 2015AIP Publishing, one of the world’s leading not-for-profit scholarly publishers in the physical sciences, today announced the appointment of Alan Jeffrey Giacomin, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physics of Fluids (PoF), effective January 1, 2016.

Jeff Giacomin

“I have long admired the Editorships of Professors Acrivos, Leal and Kim, and I am honored to succeed them as Editor-in-Chief of Physics of Fluids. My vision for this well-established and robust community journal is to solidify its position as the dedicated home for publication of the highest quality international research across the entire spectrum of fluid mechanics. It is time to broaden the journal’s appeal, embrace emerging subdisciplines, and recapture soft matter,” commented Professor Giacomin.

After earning his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University and serving on the faculty of Texas A&M University, Professor Giacomin moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he directed the Rheology Research Center for nearly 20 years and was a professor of Mechanical Engineering until 2013. Now at Queen’s University at Kingston, he is NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rheology, Professor of Chemical Engineering, of Engineering Chemistry, and of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Active in many professional societies, Professor Giacomin is the Former President of The Society of Rheology and a member of the Fluid Dynamics Division of the American Physical Society. His distinguished career also includes being named Professor of the French Academy of Sciences, and Honorary Associate Member of the Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics in Wales.

Professor Giacomin has published more than 100 refereed journal articles and for 15 years he has served as Associate Editor for Business for the Journal of Rheology. His current research interests include non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, rheometry, nonlinear viscoelasticity, large-amplitude oscillatory shear flow and polymer processing.

“AIP Publishing is delighted that Professor Giacomin is taking on the leadership of Physics of Fluids,” noted John Haynes, CEO of AIP Publishing. “Under his guidance, along with the support of the editorial board, the journal will continue to publish the high quality papers for which it is internationally recognized. Expeditious publication of currently accepted manuscripts and those submitted in the future remains one of our highest priorities – and part of our ongoing commitment to the fluids community.”

About Physics of Fluids

Physics of Fluids (PoF), launched in 1958 and published monthly by AIP Publishing, is a pre-eminent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of original theoretical, computational, and experimental contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of gases, liquids, and complex or multiphase fluids. For more information about Physics of Fluids and Professor Giacomin, visit:

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