Lin Li is a Senior Staff Research Engineer at Chevron Energy Technology Company, Richmond, CA, and has over 20 years academic and industrial experiences in research and development in the area of reaction engineering and separation technology. He received BS, MS and Ph. D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University (Tianjin, China) in 1983, 1986 and 1989, respectively, and then started his academic career at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). During his tenure at Tsinghua, in addition to teaching and research, he served as the Vice Chairman of Department of Chemical Engineering. He moved to US in 1998 as a researcher at Princeton University and UC Berkeley, and then started industrial career at UOP (Des Plaines, IL) in 2001. He joined Chevron in 2006. Lin published 1 book, more than 40 journal papers and many technical presentations, and is the author of more than 20 patents and patents applications. He is a certified 6-Sigma Black Belt. Dr. Li currently serves as Board Chair of Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS), and is a past Chair of AIChE Northern California Local Section.