Kazuhiro Takanabe is Professor in the Department of Chemical System Engineering at The University of Tokyo. He previously worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) from 2010 to 2018. Before he joined KAUST, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Systems Engineering at the University of Tokyo (2008-2010). Upon receipt of his doctoral degree in engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2006, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley from 2006-2008. During his doctoral study, Prof. Takanabe studied at the University of Twente in the Netherlands as an exchange student (2002-2004). He is currently Editor of the Journal of Catalysis since September 2017.