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Bio: Abhaya Datye has been on the faculty at the University of New Mexico since 1984. Abhaya received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He has authored 230 publications, 6 patents and has presented 162 invited lectures around the world including the Europacat at Innsbruck, Austria, Faraday Discussion at Liverpool in the UK, WE Heraeus conference in Bad Honnef, Germany, the School for Electron Microscopy at Berlin and the Taniguchi conference in Japan. His published work has received ~13,000 citations with an h-index of 61 (Google Scholar). He is a fellow of the AIChE, the Microscopy Society of America and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is involved in international collaborations, having led the successful NSF Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) on Conversion of Biomass derived reactants into Fuels, Chemicals and Materials (a collaboration between faculty and researchers in the US, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Finland). He has also done sabbaticals at BP in the UK, at Haldor Topsoe in Denmark and extended visits to the Univ. of Poitiers in France and he was honorary professor at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has been actively involved in the North American Catalysis Society, serving as co-chair for the Denver NAM 2017, program co-chair for the Snowbird NAM 1995. He was the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis in 2010.