Berend Smit is the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research. He received an MSc in Chemical Engineering in 1987 and an MSc in Physics both from the Technical University in Delft (the Netherlands). In 2004 Berend Smit was elected Director of the European Center of Atomic and Molecular Computations (CECAM) Lyon France. He is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley and Faculty Chemist at Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and as of 2009 he is the director of the Energy Frontier Research Center for gas separations relevant for clear air technologies. He is also the director of the Energy Center at EPFL and Professor of Chemical Engineering.