Dr. Hongfei Lin is an Assistant professor in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. His current research activities focus on coupling chemical processes with novel material systems for renewable energy and clean fuel production. He received his B.E and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1996 and 2000, respectively and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 2005. After graduation, he became a postdoctoral fellow for two years at the University of California, Santa Barbara and then worked in industry for three years. He was a a senior research scientist at Gas Reaction Technologies, and a researcher at Virent Energy Systems.