Christopher Barrett received his Ph.D. from Queen's University, Canada in 1997, working on photo-responsive polymers. Barrett then spent 2 years at MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, '98-'99, working on self-assembled polymers at bio-surfaces, before joining McGill University Faculty in 2000 where he is now Professor of Chemistry, and McGill’s School of Environment. He has been a JSPS Fellow at Tokyo Tech, a Fulbright Fellow at UCLA and Berkeley, and publishes papers on light-responsive materials, and bio-inspired polymers, composites, and self-assembly. He and his 50 Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows have written 8 widely-read book chapters in these areas, and have authored ~150 papers which have been cited now more than 9000 times (h-index 50). Christopher Barrett has delivered 150 invited lectures on these research topics, and his 50+ other public lectures on Green Chemistry and Bio-Inspired Materials at high schools, community groups, Parliamentary MPs and Senators, and appearances on Decouverte TV, and CBC radio’s Quirks and Quarks.