Dr. Haiqing Lin received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and then joined Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) as a Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader of the Gas Separations Group. Dr. Lin led projects on natural gas clean-up and CO2/H2 separation membranes, including the development of Polaris™ membranes for CO2 capture. He joined the University at Buffalo (UB) as an assistant professor in 2013 and was promoted to associate professor in 2018 (with early promotion). His research is focused on advanced membranes for gas separation and water purification. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2016, and the Early Career Researcher of the Year at School of Engineering and Applied Science at UB in 2016.