Lance Lobban is the Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor of chemical engineering and, since 1998, director of the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He also holds the Francis W. Winn Chair in Chemical Engineering. His areas of expertise are chemical reaction engineering and catalysis, and he has directed research programs related to biomass conversion to biofuels, catalytic and plasma conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and chemicals, photocatalytic oxidation, and modeling of solid oxide fuel cells. He holds three patents, has authored over 50 archival journal articles or book chapters, and has been principle investigator or co-PI on several million dollars of external grants. He has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Oklahoma.