Masoud Soroush Drexel UniversityMasoud Soroush received his B.S. (Chemical Engineering) from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran, and M.S.E. (Chemical Engineering), M.S.E. (Electrical Engineering: Systems) and Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he joined Drexel University where he is now a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He was a Visiting Scientist at DuPont Marshall Lab, Philadelphia, 2002–03 and a Visiting Professor at Princeton University in 2008. His research interests are in model-predictive safety, fault detection and identification, probabilistic modeling and inference, process systems engineering, polymer reaction engineering, electronic-level modeling of reactions, and polymer membranes. He has authored/co-authored more than 300 publications including over 200 refereed papers. His awards include the U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award in 1997 and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award of American Automatic Control Council in 1999. He was the AIChE Area 10b Program Coordinator in 2009, and the AIChE Director on the American Automatic Control Council Board of Directors 2010–2013. He is an elected fellow of AIChE and a senior member of IEEE.