Prof. Guy Marin has been a full professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering at Ghent University since 1997, after his position as professor in Chemical Technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering summa cum laude in 1980. Since then, he has co-authored more than 500 papers in international journals and became a member of several Scientific Committees advising companies and governmental organizations. In 2012 Marin received an Advanced Grant from the ERC.