Prof. Ren is a Qiushi-Distinguished Professor at Zhejiang University in China and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He earned his B.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University. He has published more than 240 peer-reviewed papers, been awarded over 130 patents. His research efforts are concentrated on the development of molecular-recognition separation engineering, which has established a platform for the separation of bio-based feedstocks with highly complex components and many similar molecules.