Dr. Murray Thomson is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and cross-appointed with the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is also Cofounder and Chief Science Officer of Aurora Hydrogen, a company that is developing hydrogen production from microwave-driven methane pyrolysis. He received a BEng from McGill University (1986) and PhD from University of California, Berkeley (1994). He was made a Fellow of the Combustion Institute in 2018, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers in 2016, and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2012. Dr. Murray Thomson’s research is in the area of methane pyrolysis, hydrogen production, and carbon material synthesis. He has supervised the thesis research of 105 graduate students and published 142 journal publications.