Fabio H. Ribeiro R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering; Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane ResourcesPurdue UniversityFabio H. Ribeiro is currently the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on the Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) at the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1989, worked for Catalytica, Inc. in Mountain View, California, held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California – Berkeley, and was on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute faculty before joining Purdue University in August 2003. His research interests are centered on the kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions and catalyst characterization under reaction conditions. He has over 140 publications in scholarly journals. He was Chair for the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (2010) and is editor for Journal of Catalysis. His honors include the NSF CAREER award (1997-2002), the Excellence in Catalysis Award from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York (2005), the Henry J. Albert Award from the International Precious Metals Institute (2012), the Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence on Research (2014) and the Herman Pines Award from The Chicago Catalysis Club (2015).