Dr. Steven Holdcroft is a Professor of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University (SFU). He has research programs in π-conjugated polymers, ionic polymers, electrochemistry, organic electronics and fuel cell technology. He is author/co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and patents. He has served on numerous research advisory boards throughout North America, Europe and Asia. From 2001 to 2013, was on partial secondment to the NRC - Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation in Vancouver, serving in several advisory and technical capacities. In 2012, Dr. Holdcroft established a national network “Catalysis Research for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (CaRPE-FC)”. He was the Technical Program Chair and Congress Vice-Chair of Pacifichem 2015. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journals Chemistry of Materials (ACS) and Energy and Environmental Science (RSC). For services to the community, Dr. Holdcroft was awarded the Macromolecular Science and Engin-eering Division Award of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and is the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Society of Canada RioTinto Alcan Award for contributions to Inorganic chemistry or electrochemical research. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrochemical Materials.