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Pitchumani appointed editor-in-chief of Solar Energy

Ranga Pitchumani, the George R. Goodson Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named the editor-in-chief of Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society, published by Elsevier. Pitchumani’s selection follows an international search to lead the flagship journal in the field of solar energy.

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