Ahmed F. Ghoniem, the Ronald C. Crane Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Energy and Propulsion Research, received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from Cairo University, and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He has supervised more than 100 graduate and post graduate students, published more than 300 articles, and consulted for the aerospace, automotive and energy industries. Professor Ghoniem’s research covers computational engineering, combustion and thermochemistry, CO2 capture (gasification, oxy-combustion, membrane separation and chemical looping), and fuel production from renewable sources.