Dr. Shihong Lin is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. He obtained his Ph.D. (2012) and M.S. degrees from Duke University, and his B.Sc. (2006) from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, all in Environmental Engineering. Dr. Lin did his postdoc at Yale University in 2013−2014, before starting his position at Vanderbilt in 2015. He directs a research group with primary interest in advancing water treatment and desalination technologies via (1) enhancing fundamental understanding of these technologies from molecular to system level, and (2) developing new processes and materials that lead to higher efficiency, reliability, and versatility. Using both experimental and modeling techniques, Lin’s research group has worked on multiple desalination technologies including reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, capacitive deionization, membrane distillation, electrodialysis, and forward osmosis. Notable recognitions Dr. Lin has received include the ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award (2016), the ORAU Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2016), and the National Academy of Engineering Frontier of Engineering Symposium Fellow (2016). He is currently the associate editor of Journal of Water Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering Journal Advances.