Aicheng Chen is a Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Electrochemical Technology Centre at the University of Guelph. He received his PhD from the University of Guelph in 1998. Subsequent to working in the chemical industry as a Research Scientist and Electrochemical Specialist for four years, he joined Lakehead University in 2002 as an Assistant Professor, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005, Canada Research Chair in 2006, and Full Professor in 2010. He relocated to the University of Guelph in 2017. Chen’s research interests span the areas of electrochemistry, green chemistry, biorefining, materials science, and nanotechnology. He is Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry and Editor of Electrochimic Acta. He has received the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2003), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (2006), the 2009 Fred Beamish Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Lash Miller Award of The Electrochemical Society Canada Section (2009), the NSERC DAS Award (2010), the Keith Laidler Award of CSC (2012), the Lakehead University Distinguished Researcher Award (2013), the Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award (2013), the RBC Innovation Award (2015), and the W.A.E. McBryde Medal of CSC (2016). In addition, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2011, a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2014, and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 2017.