Raul F. Lobo is the Claire D. LeClaire professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. His research interests span development of catalysts for energy and the environment, development of novel porous materials for catalysis and separations, the chemistry of zeolites, and the scientific aspects of catalyst synthesis. He has published over one hundred eighty refereed reports and he is co-inventor in six US patents. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Costa Rica in 1989 and later moved to California to pursue graduate studies with Prof. Mark Davis. He worked for one year at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, as a postdoctoral fellow and started his academic career at the University of Delaware in 1995. He was director for the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology from 2012 to 2020.