JP is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University. He is also a faculty member of the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) and an associate scientist of the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory. Prof. Tessonnier co-authored 80 publications that gathered more than 4,000 citations. He has served on the Executive Committee of the GPCS since 2017 and chairs the organizing committee for its 2020 Spring Symposium. His objective as a Director is to expand the GPCS membership by encouraging the participation of academic and industrial experts in homogeneous catalysis, theoretical catalysis, and electro-/photocatalysis.