Dr. Anıl Ağıral, a native of Ordu, Turkey, received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Bilkent University in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He earned his doctorate in Chemical Engineering in 2009 at Twente University in The Netherlands; where he enjoyed excellent multi-disciplinary research environment in MCS group and outstanding academic community in MESA+ Institute. Ağıral then worked for a year at the Energy Laboratory of Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan with Ken Okazaki and Tomohiro Nozaki. In 2010 he joined the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California as a postdoctoral researcher. After finishing his postdoctoral training in 2012, he started to work at the Advanced Technology Department of the Clorox Company in California. Ağıral is an expert in catalysis and alternative activation mechanisms (electrical field, light) for chemical process control and process intensification. Applications of his research can be found in the development of methods to store solar energy in the form of renewable transportation fuel. He has published numerous papers, book chapters and a patent and he is the recipient of Rubicon Prize by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and Certificate of Merit Award by American Chemical Society.