Professor Xiao Dong Chen is Soochow University Distinguished Professor and Head of School of Chemical Engineering. He has BE (Tsinghua 1987); PhD (Canterbury 1991); MSc (UNSW 2014); and Docteur Honoris Causa (Agrocampus-Ouest 2017). He is Fellow of Royal Society of New Zealand (2001-); Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2007-); Fellow of IChemE (UK) and Member of AIChE (USA). By 2018, he has published >550 journal articles and > 230 conference papers in food and chemical engineering. He was recipient of Young Food Engineer Award at ICEF6 (Mexico, 2008) and Lifetime Achievement Award at ICEF12 (Canada, 2015).