January 25, 2022
Staff Accomplishment

El-Khoury on Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C

Chemist Patrick El-Khoury begins a three-year term in January 2022

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Patrick El-Khoury joins the Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C.

(Image by Cortland Johnson | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Patrick El-Khoury, a chemist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), joins the Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C Editorial Advisory Board for a three-year term beginning in January 2022. The Editorial Advisory Board members provide guidance on journal policy and advice on future directions for the journals.

An American Chemical Society publication, the journals began as the Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC). The original journal split in 1997 due to the vast and growing amount of research in the field of physical chemistry. Now, the three journalsA, B, and Cpublish experimental, theoretical, and computational research on the physical chemistry of different chemical systems.

El-Khoury has a long-term connection with JPC journals: nearly half of his over 100 co-authored publications have been in one.

“I am honored by the invitation to join the JPC Editorial Advisory Board and excited to contribute to these journals not just as an author and a reviewer,” said El-Khoury.

El-Khoury’s research uses state-of-the-art microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to study molecules, low-dimensional quantum materials, plasmons, and their interactions. In 2017, he received the Ronald L. Brodzinski Early Career Exceptional Achievement Award from PNNL, recognizing his work toward advancing ultrasensitive molecular spectroscopy and nanoscale chemical imaging.

He joined PNNL in 2012 as a Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow following postdoctoral training at the University of California, Irvine. He earned his PhD in photochemical sciences from Bowling Green State University and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the American University of Beirut.

Published: January 25, 2022