Prof. KENNETH R. SEDDON, OBE is Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the Queen’s University of Belfast, and director of the QUILL Research Centre, the world-leading industrial-academic consortium that was awarded the 2006 Queens’ Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. QUILL was involved with implementing a full-scale process for removing mercury from natural gas streams with Petronas, for which an unprecedented three global IChemE awards (2013), and the Nicklin medal, along with the ‘Teamwork in Innovation’ Award (2014) from the Royal Society of Chemistry were presented. He was admitted as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in the 2015 New Year Honours list, for services to Chemistry. He is also a Professor Catedrático Visitante at ITQB (New University of Lisbon), holds a Visiting Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is Associate editor of Australian Journal of Chemistry and on the Advisory Board for Green Chemistry. He has published over 420 papers and patents, co-authored four books, and co-edited twelve books: he has been cited over 30,000 times and his h-index is 79.