John Grace has been a Professor in Chem & Biol Eng. at UBC since 1979, before which he was a professor at McGill for 11 years. He served as a department head for 8 years and as Dean of Graduate Studies at UBC for 6 years. He has been very active in both fundamental and applied research covering fluidization, energy, multiphase reactors, fluid and particle dynamics, reactor design, heat and mass transfer, hydrogen generation, CO2 capture, gasification, combustion and contaminants. Honours and awards include the UBC Graduate Mentorship Award, RS Jane Award (Can. Soc. Chem. Eng.), Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada and the Can. Acad. of Engineering, and Officer in the Order of Canada. He has supervised more than 100 graduate students to completion as well as many PDFs. He formally retired in 2014, but is still currently supervising or co-supervising 7 grad students, 3 PDFs and 2 visiting scholars. In his carbon capture work, Prof. Grace has studied long-term calcination-carbonation cycling of natural sorbents, pressure swing calcium looping and sorbent-enhanced gasification and reforming.