Dr. Haiqing Lin received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and then joined Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) as a Senior Research Scientist. He led projects on natural gas clean-up and CO2/H2 separation membranes (such as Polaris™ membranes). Dr. Lin joined University at Buffalo (UB) as an assistant professor in 2013 and was promoted to professor in 2021. His research focuses on advanced polymeric membranes for gas separations (such as carbon capture) and membranes for water purification (such as surface modification and 2D materials). He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and he is a co-inventor of 10 US patents and patent applications. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2016, the Innovation Award from the AIChE Separation Division in 2020, and SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2022.