Michael F. Doherty is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1973, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 1977. His research interests include conceptual process design, and all aspects of crystal engineering with emphasis on controlling and manipulating the formation and properties of crystals such as nucleation, growth, polymorph transitions, solvent effects, and the influence of impurities and additives. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for The Dow Chemical Company, and the Scientific Advisory Board for the Royal Dutch Shell Group.