Jesse Zhu is a Distinguished University Professor and a Canada Research Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, at Western University. Zhu received his B Eng from Tsinghua University in China in 1982 and PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1988, both in chemical engineering. After working several years as a Research Scientist for Shell in Europe and as a lecturer at UBC, he joined Western University where he attained full professorship in 1999. Zhu's research concentrates on fluidization and powder technology and their industrial applications, with two dozens of patents and several commercialized and/or commercialization-ready technologies in the chemical/materials, environmental and pharmaceutical industries. Zhu has been a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada since 2000, and has been an active member of CSChE, including 3 times being on the organizing committee of the annual CSChE conferences and serving as its program chair in 1998 and conference chair in 2011. Zhu has also received the society's Syncrude Canada Innovation Award in 1999 and the Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice in 2007, among the numerous awards. Zhu is also a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering and Engineering Institute of Canada since 2008.