Dr. Ryan Lively received his Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010, and spent nearly three years as a research engineer at Algenol Biofuels before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. He published 25 papers and filed two U.S. patent applications during his time at Algenol Biofuels, where his work focused on developing energy-efficient liquid and vapor separation systems for downstream biofuel purification. His current research seeks to advance energy efficient fluid separation processes critical to the global energy infrastructure via application of chemistry-inspired materials design. In particular, his research group investigates fundamentals of adsorption and diffusion in hybrid polymeric and microporous materials to enable design of fiber-based separation devices. He is a recipient of the 2013 NSF BRIGE Award. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in the field of separations including Perspective articles in AlChE Journal and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.