Aditya Bhan received his Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2000 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 2005. From January 2005 to August 2007, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and since then he has been on the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science faculty at the University of Minnesota where he currently serves as the Shell Chair Professor in Chemical Engineering. He leads a research group that focuses on mechanistic characterization of catalysts useful in energy conversion and petrochemical synthesis. In the recent past, his group at the University of Minnesota has been recognized with the Young Researcher Award from the Acid-Base Catalysis Society and the Ipatieff Prize from the American Chemical Society. He serves as Editor for Journal of Catalysis and as Chair of the ACS Catalysis Science & Technology Division.