Jeffrey McCutcheon is The Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research & Education in the University of Connecticut Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University. Since his appointment in Fall of 2008, he has established a laboratory focused on membrane separations. His projects include forward osmosis, membrane distillation, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, organic solvent nanofiltration and additive manufacturing for membranes. He has authored over 70 refereed publications, written 3 book chapters, and applied for several patents on membrane technology. He has given dozens of invited seminars and keynotes around the world at conferences and universities. He has served the separations community as a Director for both the AIChE Separations Division and the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) and is currently President of NAMS. He has received numerous awards including the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, the Solvay Advanced Polymers Young Faculty Award, The DuPont Young Faculty Award, and the FRI/John G. Kunesh Award from the AIChE Separations Division. In 2017, he was named the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation. This partnership between the State of Connecticut and the German Fraunhofer Institutes is dedicated to applied research in the membrane technology space and is charged to interact directly with industries in need of solutions to separations challenges.