Michael P. Harold, PhD, editor-in-chief of AIChE Journal, is the ChBE Chair Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Univ. of Houston. With expertise in reaction engineering and catalysis, he is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has given over 350 presentations and invited lectures. He is the founder and principal investigator of the Univ. of Houston’s Texas Center for Clean Engines, Emissions & Fuels (TxCEF). Previously, he was an associate professor at Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst, and he held several technical and managerial positions at DuPont Co. His honors include the 2013 Ester Farfel Award at the Univ. of Houston (the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member) and the American Chemical Society’s Fuel Div. Richard A. Glenn Award. He received his BS at Pennsylvania State Univ. and his PhD at the Univ. of Houston, both in chemical engineering.