††† Biographical Sketch
Aicheng Chen received his MSc from Xiamen University under the direction of Prof. S.-G. Sun and his PhD from the University of Guelph under the direction of Prof. J. Lipkowski. He then spent two years working as a Research Scientist at Huron Tech Canada Inc. and two years as an Electrochemical Specialist at FINNCHEM Canada Inc. In 2002 he joined Lakehead University as an Assistant Professor, where he was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and to Full Professor in 2010. In 2006 Dr. Chen was awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship, and worked at the Catalysis Research Centre, Hokkaido University with Prof. B. Ohtani as a JSPS Visiting Scientist. During his sabbatical in 2008, he worked with Prof. R.G. Compton at the Department of Chemistry, Oxford University. Dr. Chen has been the Canada Research Chair in Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Lakehead University since 2006. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2011. He is also the recipient of the Lakehead University Distinguished Researcher Award, the Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award, the Keith Laidler Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Lash Miller Award of The Electrochemical Society Canadian Section, the Fred Beamish Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) Award, and the Ontario Premierís Research Excellence Award.