Rafiqul Gani, PhD, is currently a distinguished visiting professor at Zhejiang University, at Tsinghua University and at Texas A&M University. For 34 years Prof Gani worked at the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, and is the former head and co-founder of CAPEC. Prof Gani served as an editor-in-chief of Computers and Chemical Engineering journal and currently serves in the editorial advisory boards of several journals. Prof Gani has been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa degrees from University Politehnica Bucharest, University of Pannonia and Babes-Bolyai University. Prof Gani is the ex-president of the EFCE, a member of the Danish Academy of Science, a Fellow of the AIChE and a Fellow of IChemE. He received the AIChE Computers in Chemical Engineering award in 2015 and the EFCE Jacques Villermaux Medal in 2019. In 2018, Prof Gani co-founded the PSE for SPEED Company. His current research interests continue with the development and application of computer aided methods and tools for modelling; property estimation; process-product synthesis, design & intensification; and process-tools integration with emphasis on energy, sustainability and application of a systems approach.