Ryan L. Hartman is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at New York University. Prof. Hartman completed his postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge), his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (Houghton). He is the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Programming Chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has been honored as Visiting Assistant Professor of the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux (ICMCB) CNRS. Previously, Hartman was Assistant Professor and Reichhold-Shumaker Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). He is also a winner of the NSF CAREER Award and member of the National Academy of Inventors. Hartman returned to academia following his private sector career with Schlumberger Limited.