Professor Can Erkey started his academic career in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut in 1995 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001 and to Full Professor in 2006. He then joined the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2006. He is serving as the director of the newly established Koç University Tüpraş Energy Center. His research interests are in nanostructured materials, catalysis, supercritical fluids and energy. Prof. Erkey has 110 refereed journal publications with 4210 citations and a h-factor of 39.