Michael F. Doherty is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Department Chair at the University of California Santa Barbara. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1973, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 1977. His research interests include process systems engineering with particular emphasis on crystal engineering, and separation with chemical reaction. He is the holder of four patents, has published over 200 technical papers and given over 250 invited lectures. He has received numerous honors and awards for his teaching and research, including the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research (2004), and three divisional research awards, all from the AIChE. In 2008 he was named one of the “One Hundred Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era (post 1945) by the AIChE.