G.V. Rex Reklaitis is Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and currently deputy director of the ERC on Structured Organic Particulate Systems. At Purdue he has served as the Head of the School of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Computer Integrated Process Operations Center. His expertise lies in process systems engineering, the application of information and computing technologies to process and product design, process operations and supply chain management. Current research interests include applications of process systems methodology to improve pharmaceutical product design, development, manufacture and administration as well as systems studies of integrated energy networks. He was educated at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BS ChE), received MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, has held an NSF Postdoctoral fellowship (Zurich, Switzerland) and Senior Fulbright Lectureship (Vilnius, Lithuania). He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, fellow of AIChE, and past Editor-in-Chief of Computers & Chemical Engineering. He has received the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award (AICHE), the ChE Lectureship Award (ASEE), the George Lappin and Van Antwerpen Awards (AIChE) and the Long Term Achievements in Computer Aided Process Engineering Award of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and the Illinois Institute of Technology Professional Achievement Award. He has served on the Board of Directors of AICHE, the Council for Chemical Research and the CACHE Corporation. He has published over 240 papers and book chapters and edited/authored eight books.