Anniversary issue

It is our pleasure to announce that the Polyolefins Journal (POJ) aims to publish an anniversary issue in the first season of 2023 for the occasion of its tenth publication anniversary to disseminate advances and progresses in the polyolefins area.

This special issue aims to publish original, high-quality papers preferably a review/mini-review or a research article that cover a broad range of topics ranging from, but not limited to advances in: Catalysts for olefin polymerization, polymerization methods, polyolefins processing & characterization techniques, modeling and simulation, recycling and advanced applications.

It should be noted that all accepted papers will be available online with DOI immediately. In submitting your manuscript, please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to contribute your paper in the anniversary issue. To submit manuscript to the journal click here.

The Deadline for submission is extended to 10th of March 2023.

If you would like more information, please contact editorial office (; thereupon, our editors contact you and provide you with more information on your request.


Guest editors for the Anniversary issue:

Dr. Naeimeh Bahri-Laleh

Naeimeh Bahri-Laleh studied polymer science at Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI) and she received her master and doctorate degrees in polymer engineering in 2006 and 2011, respectively. During 2006-2007 she worked in Petrochemical Research and Technology Company. She was employed at the IPPI since October 2012 as assistant professor of polymer engineering. During 2009-2010 and in the summer of 2013 she worked in the group directed by Prof. Luigi Cavallo, University of Salerno, Italy. Bahri’s research interests are mainly focused on olefin oligomerization and polymerization fields and exploring mechanisms in catalytic reactions via computational modeling. She is the co-author of more than 80 articles published in international peer-reviewed Journals and one US Patent.

 Prof. Luigi Cavallo

Prof. Luigi Cavallo studied chemis­try at the University of Napoli and he received his master in 1987. He kept studying chemistry at the same University, earning his PhD in 1991, with Prof. Paolo Corradini as supervisor. From 1991 to 1994 he did post-doctoral work in the group directed by Prof. Corradini. Also, he did some post-doctoral activity with Prof. Tom Ziegler at the University of Calgary, where he contributed to the development of combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods for investigating reaction mechanisms of real size industrial catalysts. He was employed at the University of Napoli from 1994 to 2001 as assistant professor of industrial chem­istry. In 2002 he moved to the University of Salerno as Associate Professor of Industrial and Macromolecular Chemistry and from 2011 to preset he is Professor of Chemical Sciences at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Luigi Cavallo works on the molecular modeling of structure and reactivity of chemical systems of industrial interest.

 Prof. Changle Chen

He obtained his B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2005. After receiving his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2010, he moved to Northwestern University to start postdoctoral studies. He then spent some time working as a Scientist II at Celanese Corporation. In 2013, he started his independent career as a professor at University of Science and Technology of China. His current research focuses on development of new catalysts and new strategies for olefin polymerization and copolymerization. His notable awards include American Chemical Society DIC Young Investigator Award, IUPAC Prizes-Honorable Mention, Chinese Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Young Chemist, Society of Polymer Science Japan International Leading Young Scientist, NSFC Excellent Young Scholar Fellowship and National 1000 Young Talents Plan.